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Kerby Scott
 

Kerby Scott got into radio in Pennsylvania. Back in the early 60's, Scott moved to legendary Top 40 WSBA in York, Pennsylvania. In early 1964, Kerby got the big break he was looking for. An on-air gig at Baltimore's Big 60 WCAO. Kerby Scott stayed there working various configurations of the 7 to midnight slot. The kids quickly took to his rapid-fire patter and frequent use of the term 'babycakes'.

In the Spring of 1966, Kerby Scott accepted a weekly gig on nearby Washington TV station WDCA Channel 20, called 'Wing Ding'. He stayed there for about a year, whereby he took his concept to Baltimore's WBAL Channel 11 with a Friday/Saturday afternoon dance deal simply entitled 'The Kerby Scott Show'. He actually left WCAO for a time to concentrate on TV, but returned to the station in '68 for one more go round.

By the early 70's Kerby Scott found a mentor named Marvin Mervis who himself was a successful radio salesman in the market in the 50's and 60's. Mervis and Scott and several other investors joined forces to purchase WYRE in Annapolis, Maryland. They sold the station in 1975. Eventually, Scott and longtime friend and radio associate Paul Rodgers (Rothfuss) formed a company called Keymarket Communications and it was katie bar the door for Kerby Scott.

Throught the 70's and into the 90's, Keymarket became the owner of stations in dozens of small and medium markets across the US. Eventually, Scott sold the stations to Sinclair Broadcasting where for a time he became head of their newly created radio division.

The last we heard, Kerby Scott moved to his ranch out west where he tends his animals and shares his memories of the golden days of Top 40 radio and TV.

  

 
     

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