Known as the station in Atlanta for those who love music - from jazz to rock to roots of country, soul, standards, blues, gospel, and classical, AM 1690 presented music and spoken word without regard to a "boxed-in" format. AM 1690 The Voice of the Arts offered an eclectic platform for an intelligent fan base in the #6 radio market in America.
Scott's style and knowledge of music gained him a local (and mildly disconcerting!) celebrity in Atlanta. He loves all AM 1690 listeners and urged them to keep those cards and letters, calls and emails coming! Scott says, "Our listeners made us great.'
Iconic figures in music joined Scott for Backstage Atlanta, a listener favorite. Guests included in the studio Emmylou Harris, native Atlantan Emory Gordy, Jr. (Elvis, Emmylou, Neil Diamond, etc), Earl Klugh, Bela Fleck, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Paul Winter, Pinetop Perkins, Dikembe Mutombo, Rev. Johnny L. Jones, Peabo Bryson, Rabbi Harold Kushner, Col. Bruce Hampton, Sonny Emory, Jean Yves Thibaudet, Yoel Levi, Abigail Washburn, David Coucheron and via telephone Brian Wilson, Carol Kaye, John Hiatt, Jan Hammer, Leon Huff, Eddie Floyd, Jerry Ragavoy, Jack Lalanne, Solomon Burke, Jim Lauderdale, Christian McBride, Richard Thompson (Fairport Convention), McCoy Tyner (Coltrane), Bernard Purdie, Jean-Luc Ponty, Charlie Musselwhite, Idina Menzel, Pat Martino, Charles Ira Fox (composer), Liberty DeVito (Billy Joel), Kenny Ascher (Muppets Movie), Joe B. Mauldin (Buddy Holly), Fred Schneider (B-52s), Peter Rowan (Bill Monroe). Robert McDuffie (violin), Lalo Schifrin (composer), Phil Ramone (producer [Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Coltrane] 14x Grammy winner), John Kay (Steppenwolf) and many others.