Dave Scott has retired from the automation company he founded.
The news is perhaps not surprising, given that he sold his automation company a few months back. But the announcement marks the end of another chapter in Scott’s 46-year radio career, which was already notable for his earlier work in programming and other fields.
dMarc Broadcasting, the new parent of Scott Studios and Computer Concepts, said Scott retired from full-time operation and management duties; he will remain as a consultant and “product architect.”
Scott told RW Online he’ll be working in coming weeks on several projects that will be transitioned to others, “so there are several brain dumps and training sessions I need to take care of.”
Radio is in his blood, he said, and it doesn’t sound like he’ll be sitting on a porch somewhere: “I’m not sure how I’ll satisfy my radio cravings. It will be a while before I even have time to figure that out. I’ll probably see you in the aisle at the NAB Show in April, just not as an equipment exhibitor.” Scott departs the company under a noncompete agreement.
From his official biography:
“Dave Scott has been an announcer, chief engineer, program director and part-owner of stations in both small and large markets. He has submitted over 80 technical broadcast improvements that were accepted by the FCC. For 17 years, Mr. Scott was CEO of a radio programming firm, TM Century, and was an announcer on program formats aired on over 400 affiliate stations.
“Mr. Scott’s programming inventions include GoldDisc digital CD oldies libraries, HitDisc weekly CD compilations, SuperCarts music libraries, contests, comedy services, production and jingle packages used by thousands of radio stations.”
The company describes itself as the largest U.S. studio automation and digital systems provider, “with over 4,600 broadcast clients … more in use than the number two and three vendors combined.”