Scott innes became the youngest disc jockey in America when he debuted as a radio personality in 1980 on KLID Radio, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Since then, he has not only touched those in Louisiana with his fun, enthusiasm, and raw talent, but millions of people worldwide.
In 1997, shortly after taking over the afternoon drive show on WYNK Radio, Scott became the official voice of Hanna-Barbera’s famous cartoon dog character, Scooby-Doo. He has gone on to become other voices for the Scooby-Doo franchise as well, and in 2001 became the voice of Norville “Shaggy” Rogers and Scooby-Doo’s nephew, Scrappy-Doo! Scott has also professionally voiced other cartoon characters such as Popeye, Snagglepuss, Professor Pat Pending from the Wacky Racers, Shag-A-Long from The Hillbilly Bears and most recently, the world-famous stone-age characters from that famous town of Bedrock, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble.
Scott Innes has voiced over five Scooby-Doo animated motion pictures and his voice was in the first “live-action” Scooby-Doo movie in 2002. He has voiced over 1,000 talking Scooby-Doo items such as toys and video games, which have been sold worldwide. He has appeared on countless TV shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fox and Friends, and most recently TV Land’s 100 Greatest Quotes and Catchphrases of All Time. Scott’s own catchphrase of “Hug them babies when you get home” has become a staple of the Baton Rouge airways.
He is considered in Nashville, Tennessee as “the great dane of country radio.” So much so, that in 1998, Scott was awarded the CMA Award for Air Personality of the Year. In 1999, he was awarded The Marconi Award which is the highest award given in radio broadcasting! He was nominated for the Marconi award twice after that in 2001 and 2006.
Scott was voted Baton Rouge’s favorite On-Air Personality three years in a row by Parents Magazine, and he won Air Personality of the Year by the CRB in Nashville, Tennessee in 2002. In 2007 he was voted the Academy of Country Music’s Air Personality of the Year!
With Scott’s love of radio and his love for kids whom have cancer, Scott has touched many children every year with his Christmas wishes and his Dream Day concerts for St. Jude. His “Read, Learn and WINK” school program which teaches children to stay off drugs and stay in school is just one of the programs that Scott Created .
In early 2006, Scott created “Hollywood Hal and Rhinestone Al with the Wannabees” with his best friend, Jim Hogg, and Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network artist Scott Neely. The Pre-Kindergarten show became an instant hit in the Baton Rouge area and is now catching on Nationwide as well, with 13 TV markets across the country already onboard and airing the Hal & Al weekly show. Also while producing the weekly TV show, Scott and Jim produced the Hal & Al DVD movie and music CD which both teaches children about love, manners, sharing, staying drug free, that school is cool, following your dreams, and much, much more!
In 2003, Scott broadened his horizons by writing the song “Handprints on the Wall” for his 3-year-old son Presley, which was later recorded by Kenny Rogers and became a Top-40 smash on the country charts across America, and to which Scott gave 100% of his earnings from the song to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Scott has also written his autobiography “Dreams Doo Come True: My Life As A Dog” and donated all the proceeds to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, while all his proceeds from his “Best Of” music CD have been donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Scott Innes also sponsors numerous little league and pee-wee league baseball teams each year. When the pee-wee league in Brusly, Louisiana couldn’t find enough sponsors last year, Scott bought all 10 teams uniforms and equipment so they could play ball!
In August of 2005, when Hurricane Katrina devastated Southern Louisiana, Scott and his wife Jodie opened their home to a family of eight who were evacuated from their home in New Orleans and who lost everything that they owned.
Scott Innes has spent over 32 years on the air and has given back to the people of Louisiana and around the world. He has many friends in Nashville, which include Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, Tanya Tucker and the country band Lonestar who will all tell you the same thing, “Scott Innes loves country radio and country radio loves Scott Innes.”
Scott Innes’ number one priority has always been helping his community and the people within it. His approach is always positive and Scott believes Media professionals should never lose sight of the fact that Media is a tool of communication and public service.
Scott New adventure is a Play on his Popular Catch Phrase “To Hug the Babies When you get Home” “Hug Magazine” a fun little Magazine that spotlights some of the award winning Elements that was Scott’s Radio Show! “Warm & Fuzzies” With some Laughs & Tears Mixed in. Some interviews with some of Country music’s Biggest Stars & Some great Local Entertainment Features.
Whether or not Scott is visiting hundreds of local schools, Helping to raise money for countless charities, or providing the voice of Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and Scrappy-Doo…Scott Innes has spent a lifetime touching the hearts of his listeners not only in Southern Louisiana but around the world each and every day! Scott Innes is alway’s there to provide a Hug for south Louisiana !:)