Former Detroit Talk Show host Mark Scott dead at 69

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Mark Scott, once one of Detroit's most controversial and opinionated talk radio hosts, died April 24th of an apparent heart attack at the age of 69. Mark came to Detroit nearly 20 years ago from Dayton, OH and was a top-rated talk host on WXYT-AM (1270) during its days as a talk station. His show heavily focused on the Larry Nevers / Walter Budson police beating of Malice Green back in 1993—a topic that never seemed to grow old with Scott.

A former Marine, he often broadcast his show while wearing military fatigues and talked about a possible government conspiracy to take away the right to bear arms. His trademark exclaimation "Excelsior!" struck a cord with listeners, many of whom would use word as both a greeting and sign of solidarity with Scott's political positions. In a sad ironic twist, the man who ran the control board for Scott’s WXYT show was Dan Koti. Known most recently as Rod Holden, traffic reporter heard on WWJ-AM (950), Koti died just a week before Scott at age 42. After WXYT, Scott hosted his program via the Internet and also did some work for the Michigan Talk Radio Network.

The funeral will be held at 7:00pm Friday, April 29 at the Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Road in Canton Township.

 

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Old news by now, but to all of you that dissed the new radio station on WDRQ...obviously do not know what good music is...just because the station doesnt play, vulgar, sex oriented, music with trashy lyrics, doesnt make the new music suck...why dont you guys learn to appreciate REAL music...instead of the s***...that teaches how to act foolish and, and thug out...oh yeah its Detroit, its what most of you do!!!

As to why they chose to post your comment is a complete mystery. While everybody has a right to express their opinion, no matter how stupid it may be. Your comment solves nothing nor debates anything, except Your flaming opinion. The reason alot of "old-wdrq" listeners bashed DOUG, is because there are a ***t load of other stations in detroit that play what you coin "REAL" music...SEVERAL. The only real novelty of DOUG, is the shuffle format, witch is a whole other thing in itself. There are many different channels out there for just about any type of music, so people can choose what they want to listen to. If you ever were familar with DRQ'S old format and the morning shows, then you know that your comments are completly wrong and mis-informed. "its detroit" "its what most of YOU do"? ignorant.ignorant.ignorant.

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