brian scottThomas Wolfe wrote that you can never go home again, but sometimes home comes back to you. Radio personality and local favorite Red Hot Brian Scott will be joining Prairie Communications and 97.7 FM WMOI, All Your Hit Music.

“Getting back to how radio was, thinking of returning to the air is beyond exciting for me,” said Scott.  “Local, live, playing music and talking to people on the air and out in the communities we serve is the best feeling.”

Scott was previously part of the very successful Red Hot and Tony Tone Morning show in the Quad Cities from 2005 to 2010 and Red Hot and Tucker from 2010 to 2013 in the Quad Cities radio market.  He has also enjoyed success on air in Atlanta, GA; Mobile and Birmingham, AL; and Waterloo, IA.  Scott exited radio in 2014 to focus more time on family as well as oversee a merchandise promotions company that served the radio industry.

Prairie Communications is home to nine stations in the Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin area and is proud to add Red Hot Brian Scott to their Galesburg – Monmouth cluster FM station Sunny 97.7.  97.7 has listenership already established in Galesburg and Monmouth, Burlington, Macomb, Rock Island and Moline of the Quad Cities.  Scott advises going to the new website 977WMOI.com to download the free stand-alone app, Sunny 97.7 WMOI, available on Android and IOS to take the unique station anywhere.

“Sunny was already a great radio station, and now we have re-focused it to fit the music that was such an influence on myself as well as the people that have been so great to me over the years, Sunny 97.7 is now your hit music.   We took the biggest hits of today and from the 2000’s that people said they wanted to hear more of in Western Illinois… and started playing more of it. The reaction has been amazing.”  Sunny 97.7 is most appealing to people ages 25 to 49.

wmoi logo brianRed Hot brings his well-known unique brand of listener interaction, local presence and celebrity guest interviews to the Sunny 97.7 brand.

“I am fortunate to work with a great team, including sports gurus, Shawn Temple and Logan Sell, Macomb radio personality Mike Weaver plus news minded, community pillar Jack Toal,” said Scott.

Scott’s official first day live on 97.7 WMOI will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, covering the late afternoon show. “It’s amazing thinking about being back on air soon, in the region I have always loved, doing what I love to do, playing the music I love again. I will get on the air, get it all figured out and start adding more features. I think everyone listening will have a blast.  I can’t wait.”

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