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Program Director and Afternoon Ho...

Local Address: Chicago, Illinois, United States
WSSR-FM Radio "Star 96.7"

Employment History


  • Columbia College
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WSSR-FM - Careers, 30 Aug 2014 [cached]
Scott Childers
Scott Childers, Program Director
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Director of Interactive Services: Scott Childers
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Scott Childers
Ever since Scott was a kid, he's had a passion for being on the radio. We're not sure if it's because of his love of music or that he rode his tricycle down a flight of stairs at an early age. As a result, Scott has been on the air all around Chicagoland for many years. He couldn't be happier to be a part of the gang at Star 96.7 claiming, the fun happens every day here. Plus, you can't beat the free, ample parking!
Be sure to join Scott during the workday and on your ride home as he brings on your music variety and helps you with a laugh or two. He encourages you to check in with him on the Star Lines at 815-254-6464 and let him know what's going on.
Scott does have a good side too. He is active in the community as the head of a local ham radio association that spends their time helping others, providing communications in the event of an emergency and yes, talking on the radio! Scott also admits to being a die-hard Cub fan and enjoys spending time with his wife Nina and their West Highland Terrier Flurry! Flurry however would rather chase squirrels than watch Cub games. Scott has been known to occasionally chase squirrels too, but we won't talk about that!
Every afternoon in the 3:00 hour, Scott asks an interesting question.
Then listen weekday afternoons at 4:30 for Scott to play them back. Register here!
Listen in after 5:00pm as Scott gives you "Five Things You Need To Know."
Scott Childers
Scott Childers MiCROBiO, 27 May 1999 [cached]
A graduate of Columbia College, Scott Childers was born and raised in Chicago, and has had the opportunity to work at several different radio and television stations around town. He began at WJTW-FM in Joliet in 1989, while working as an Assistant Production Director at the PIA Radio Network. He then spent seven years providing news, traffic and weather reports for Metro Networks. His station list included WBBM-AM, WMAQ-AM, WBBM-FM (B-96), WLS-AM and WGN-AM, as well as numerous suburban radio stations. Scott was also one of the first television traffic reporters in Chicago, beginning with NBC-5's "First Thing In The Morning" featuring Bob Sirott and Allison Rosati in the early 1990's.
In case you are wondering, no, Scott is not related to Channel 2's Mary Ann Childers. While reporting traffic, he spent time in management positions at Metro and also worked at several radio stations as a part-time air personality. His "hit-list" has included WWBZ-FM, better known as "The Blaze!," WXLC-FM (Hot 102.3), WTMX-FM (The Mix) and WPNT-FM (FM-100). While at WPNT, Scott hosted the popular 70's and 80's music, request and dedication show "Retro Saturday Night," which garnered several Achievement In Radio (A.I.R.) Awards and nominations. When the station flipped to "Windy 100," Scott left the traffic business and spent five plus years on the highly-rated midday slot. After a stint back at WTMX and Metro Networks, in 2004, Scott joined up with WERV-FM "95.9 The River," first doing middays and later as afternoon host. During his four plus years, he was also Assistant Program Director and Imaging Director for the station.
Scott moved over to sister station WSSR-FM "Star 96.7" in 2008. In addition to hosting afternoons, Scott is also webmaster and IT Director for Star 96.7 and WJOL-AM's websites.
Scott admits that radio was not necessarily his first career choice. When he was young, he caught the architecture bug (which is easy to do in a beautiful city like Chicago) and was ready to follow in the footsteps of Mies Van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright! Things didn't seem to turn out as planned, although Scott still has quite a passion for our world famous skyline. So it's not a surprise to find out that he is fantastic with a pencil and often employs himself as a freelance artist.
He has always credited WLS Musicradio 89 as the reason he got into the radio business.
Scott also takes pride in being able to have worked alongside such personalities as Bob Sirott, Fred Winston, "Danger" Dan Walker, Brant Miller and Steve Cochran, among others.
Scott has written a book titled "Chicago's WLS Radio 1924-2007," which hits store shelves in October 2008.
Scott is also a freelance voice-over talent, whose work can be heard on everything from radio and television commercials to corporate telephone on-hold messages. He is also the voice of the Horseshoe Casino in Joliet, Illinois and in Hammond, Indiana. As an avid music collector, his tastes run wide... from big band to contemporary music. He's quite fond of the music he grew up with in the 1980's, which has found quite a revival in recent years.
In addition to being a die-hard Cub fan and avid Bulls and Bears fan, he likes to spend his time working on his various websites. He is also a licensed amateur radio operator and enjoys making contacts with people from around the city to around the world.
WSSR-FM - Contact Us, 30 Aug 2014 [cached]
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