In this episode, we welcome Scott Baker, aka, Scotty B, a radio talent at WSB in Atlanta with both a sports and music background. We start with Scotty growing up in Lansing, Michigan. High School football landed him scholarship opportunities in Alabama and Georgia. Scotty opted for Clark-Atlanta University, a well-known HBCU for broadcasting and media. While in school, Scotty realized he wasn’t going to be playing football as a career. He fell in love with the microphone and got his degree in broadcasting. Scotty B grew up singing and playing music in church, so it was a natural fit to perform on the mic. He was initially hired at WSB to be a phone screener, but made a point of learning as much as he could about everything else. Fate landed him the role of producing “Word on the Street,” a radio show heard Saturdays and Sundays from 9PM to midnight. Scotty B works with hosts Shelley Wynter, MalaniKai and DJ Crystal. The show is also exported as a podcast for on-demand listening.
Walt began watching the Netflix show, Away. He was a little disappointed with it’s slow pacing. He started to binge the older show, Halt and Catch Fire. Finally, he’s been watching college football whenever he can. Scotty B is making his way through season 2 of The Umbrella Academy. He’s also watching the NBA playoffs and the early start to college football. Alan started the second season of The Boys on Amazon Prime and has enjoyed picking it up from where the first season ended. He’s still on season 5 of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Walt is reading, “The Black Echo,” the first Bosch novel written by Michael Connelly. Scotty B is revisiting the classic book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People.” He likes to read a section and put it down to ponder for awhile. Alan admits with the presidential campaign, he has been reading news almost non-stop.
Walt just finished the 7-part series, Wind of Change. He also began to listen to The Armchair Expert and has been really enjoying the interviews. Scotty B makes a point of listening to his radio competition to make sure their show is staying ahead of everyone. He also likes Expeditiously by T.I. Alan just started listening to Wind of Change and is really liking it. He also gave listening shout-outs to The Marine Corps Movie Minute, Golden Rage of TV, 60MW Podcast, The Real Queens of Queens (where he was asked to make a new intro and outro for their show), The Bad Cop Bad Cop Show and the the BK on the Air Escape Pod Podcast.
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