THE TOP-10 (or oh gawd not another countdown…)

As we close the book on another great decade Rockin’ the Inland Northwest, Geoff Scott would like to thank the 12,000 visitors (not to mention the 60,000 listeners) to the  checkered flag on this Freeway500″ website, with a final countdown. It was a great run! THANK YOU

TOP-10 OF ’09 FREEWAY500

picture THIS crowd.... only 8X larger!

picture THIS crowd.... only 30X larger!

10. GOING SOLO#11 409
9. ROYAL BLISS 624
9. POP EVIL 704
8. TESLA 814
7. JET BLACK STARE 1,332
6.  HELI-LESSON#5 1,368
5. WASHINGTON PILOTS 1,428
4. IN THIS MOMENT 2,444
3.  SEATTLE SEA GALS 2,512
2. QUEENSRYCHE “AMERICAN SOLDIER” 2,522
1. SAVING ABEL 2,627

~ Geoff

Posted on December 27, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comments Off

Homecoming Weekend

A BIG “SHOUT OUT” to the vets, the V.A., the Air Force (Fairchild Volunteers) and WPA for an awesome turnout and the largest Foliage Flight in the 19 years Washington Pilots have been doing this incredibly heartfelt event. ( …If you’d like to follow along, see album posted here)… Absolutely LOVE working with the Vets, The Air Force People and the fellow Washingtonian-State Pilots on this event every year.

Down for the count

Down for the count

Then it was off for some well deserved R&R with those fun-loving hotties at THE TORCH. Always a lot of fun in the Lake City; Bikini Bull Riding, Bikini Ice Shots, Bikini Racktober Parties, or, in this case~

Put up yer daisy dukes

Put up yer daisy dukes

the Bikini FOXXY BOXING

(seen here in THE TORCH album)  this would wind up being my last LIVE broadcast for a while, but *hey* it was worth it, and it was great to see our old “Bikini Stubble” winner again. TAKE IT TO THE RING, CARMINE!!!

she'd kick your ass

she'd kick your ass

She is going to RACK IT UP for another crack at the RACKTOBER calander and I would hope for a year of whatever month she lands upon. That’s MY vote!

What month would YOU be? …I’m still kinda partial to Bunny Month ~ but am willing to negotiate. OW* stop hitting me!

OW!

Posted on September 28, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment

Power Windows (95)

America… LOOK OUT!  The year was 1995, and I had been working at a station in town doing the Local Music Show… from my Mom’s basement every week. The program lasted for 5 YEARS (A record for local Rock radio at the time) sometimes shipping them in from Oregon or Seattle – or Canadia just to play their CD and sit on “the couch” and hang out in the theme of a giant backstage party. We had great names and big stars and little bands and unknown stars. Artists like Peter Cornell (Chris’s brother), Supersonic Soul Pimps, Civilized Animal, and Myles Kennedy (remember Citizen Swing & Mayfield Four?) … all “cut their rug” with us and occasionally treated you to live sets while Mom & Floyd would come down and serve us hot chowder and try not to complain about the smoke pots too much…

The ORIGINAL "Basement" set

The ORIGINAL "Basement" set

I bring you this little “Flashback”, because: Today, the GEOFF SCOTT WEBSITE turns 14 years old! Born out of necessity (the mother of local-rock invention, like duct tape) as a way to post clips, photos and links to bands we were talking to each Sunday night  and every show. (that stations website never changed in the 5 years we ran this thing) But for ME… “if it’s on the air, you’ll find it there” has always been the key.

The website, in it’s original form, was housed on AOL Hometown and therefore was afforded just FIVE MEASLY MEGABYTES of internet world. We rotated graphics, made a little “chat” blog, and posted very tiny clips and announcements based on the current show and next week’s shows, etc. I even, for a time, produced a “streaming” video content that was actually (I can tell you now) nothing more than a series of .GIF images I shot while recording the show, and then constantly updated to the Hometown server at just the right time… as it played back on-air. But then there was this 4 track Akai Reel To Reel I to tow with me everywhere I went (including the station)

Rock 106 & a YES t-shirt... ahh good times!

Rock 106 & a YES t-shirt... ahh good times!

Now…  TODAY: With more “hits” than a Google Deita Von-Teese Image search,we sure have come a long way together since the old days of my first Windows 95 computer (75 MHZ, 697MB hard-drive, 8mb of RAM= $3,000) and My mom’s old Apple2 on the dining room table back in Junior High; the “Commodore-64 Kids” could only gawk at.

As I look forward to continue in this contact and tradition, after 20 years Rocking this place and two decades more… to come! let’s hope, huh?

-=Gs=-

Posted on September 22, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment

The BIG 2-0

Geoff Scott celebrating 20th consecutive year in Spokane Rock-Radio, TODAY!

'Rock N Roll Nighttime Authority' ... (1993)

'Rock N Roll Nighttime Authority' ... (1993)

T.C. McGuire

T.C. McGuire

now I feel old…being a “Pre-Spokane” coworker
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Beth Oldendorph Lange

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Beatrix Danko

Beatrix Danko

Congrats!!!
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Al Gilson

Al Gilson

From a former Spokane broadcaster and now media flack….congrats!
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Beth Oldendorph Lange

Beth Oldendorph Lange

You’ll get a pin at the Christmas party now! LOL!
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Bob Koep

Bob Koep

Geoff, congrats..you are a great guy and have a perfect raido voice….i always stop and listen when you are on. Keep going bro
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Beth Oldendorph Lange

Beth Oldendorph Lange

it’s absolutely where you belong! Rock on Geeeoff!
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Carrie Craigo Seffernick

Carrie Craigo Seffernick

Gosh, you make me feel old. Congrats!
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Carrie Craigo Seffernick

Carrie Craigo Seffernick

Gosh, you make me feel old. Congrats!
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Tina Cooper

Tina Cooper

congrats been witcha along. Man Im gettn old too.
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Pamela Jacob Willmering

Pamela Jacob Willmering

We LOVE you Geoff! Best memory? You and Cassie’s wedding. Second? Bret Michaels and C. C. DeVille. I gently still wash my face ever so carefully…..I still have my Corona bottle!
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Anne W. Gooding

Anne W. Gooding

CONGRATULATIONS!
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Scott Rusk

Scott Rusk

Proud to have been there next to you (for a short period of time) watching and learning from thee symbol of Spokane ROCK radio!

-Shanman

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Pamela Jacob Willmering

Pamela Jacob Willmering

Ahhhh, the best of the best…..truly a privledge to be your ( and Cassie’s ) friends. So many of us love you and appreciate you for who you are, what you share and what you teach. God broke the mold once he made you my (our) firend. We are blessed! :) (((hugs)))
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Dianah Brubaker Toland

Dianah Brubaker Toland

You are a rock star Geoff Scott!!! Simply a Rock Star!!!
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Geoff Scott

Dianah, you MAKE the stars shine! thank you!
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Pamela Jacob Willmering

Pamela Jacob Willmering

Well then God Bless Gary too damn it! :)
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Brandon Shuttleworth

Brandon Shuttleworth

A late check in, but congrats on your 20th year of broadcast. It’s the advice I received from you, and just your reputation in general inspires me to keep this Rock N Roll radio dream alive. I thank you for taking the time to talk to me when I needed some insight, and I’m glad to know such a triumphant enthusiastic broadcaster. Rck isn’t just music, it’s a personality and a way of life.o
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Pamela Jacob Willmering

Pamela Jacob Willmering

shhhhhh, I still love you best……. :)
Posted on September 9, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | 2 Comments

High In The Sky (the sequel)

Do you remember Becky “I promise not to scream…EEEEEEk?!?

Becky and Joe

Becky and Joe

of our ‘HIGH IN THE SKY‘ let’s-learn-to-fly-heli’s video series from last summer? (See the VIDEO HERE) Well, her &  Joe, “PhunBobby”, and I ~ went up in the Spokane Airways 172 for quite the little flight-reunion of sorts. I had recently gotten licensed and Becky was there through proxy, curious and learning right along… Call it “the big get-even” I guess, as she was the one to embarrass me in front of all the rock listeners when we found out I could fly an airplane solo to Missoula no problem, but when it came to hovering a helicopter; I could barely keep us from dancing an aerobatic slow-waltz for more than a minute or so. :P

Safety is #1 on the list. So, when i felt the 30mph gusts buffeting my car ~ I wasn’t even sure we’d be removing the tie-downs, let alone piling four people into the 1500lb aircraft and departing for the hazy azure colored smoke-filled sky.

captain Gee-off

captain Gee-off

Luckily, we had some weather smarts, planning this venture for later in the day, giving mother nature a chance to relax… As the Pilot-In-Command,  passenger comfort is #2 on that list. My instructor, Dave Du4,  just happened to be working this day, and happily looked over my paperwork. The biggest concern; besides the winds, were the four passengers in our 4-seat plane.  What if someone had “fudged” their weight a few pounds? Or had a 60lb camera? Dave made sure I knew the density altitude of our 2,475′ above-sea-level airport that day was 5,600′ and the Runway only 6,400′ long.

Spokane International

Spokane International

So, I added a “fudge” factor, determining we may be as little as 30lbs of max. So~ we removed some fuel. Now I had 80lbs to “play with”. Dave was satisfied with this, giving “thumbs-up” as we all slithered onto the 109-degree tarmac for pre-flight.

Hot, isn’t the word- It was a freakin’ oven in that plane, with one window~ about the size of a microwave.  I warned about “the bumps” assuring them we’d return shortly if things weren’t comfortable. We’d also scrapped plans for “touch & goes” at Deer Park simply not enough runway available, and instead, fly for “pleasure” over lake Coeur D’Alene.

Looking below it seemed everybody was out that evening! From numerous boats (looking like white caps on the lake), to the sold-out game at Avista stadium, races at Stateline & Spokane speedways,

'Lake City' ...invaded by tents

'Lake City' ...invaded by tents

to the small “tent-city”  on Sherman Ave “Art On The Green”… (PICS POSTED IN ‘FLYBOY2′ ALBUM)

the 'after' shot ~ no puke stains, see?

no puke stains, see?

Returning, we found the “big airport” through the haze of some thick BC Forrest-fire smoke, made a rather UN-eventful 12kt crosswind landing, commented to the ground-crew how we never did find any of those ’727 shaking’ bumps reported; Just happiness, smooth air, and the most beautiful summer’s sky one could hope to fly. “Go see Dave”, I said, and “get those wings, Becky!” …when she finished screaming, that is…  in pure delight of flight.

-=Gs=-

Posted on August 4, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment

Hot & Sticky

That would best describe the feeling… And I’m not JUST talking about seeing LACUNA COIL play the Mosh-pit studios this week;

Lacuna Coil ROCKS THE MOSH (PIT)

Lacuna Coil

AND all those Bi-planes at the Great NorthWest Biplane Fly-In this weekend at Felts Feild (Spokane, Wa) I’ve added the PICTURES HERE (on my HOTWINGS site).

There is nothing more romantic than seeing classic airplanes across an old grass strip for as far as the eye can see! Sweet-wings, and great pilots, most of whom flew off at various times up to Deer Park for the landing competition. So it was a morning of non-stop fly-bys and vintage wings. Addison Pemberton got to show off his Stearman, the Speedmail, and even the now-world famous Boeing 40C. He is a very cool guy with obviously WAY TOO MUCH TIME and PARTS on his hands ;P

BOEING 40-C

Then it was off to CARTOYS for the weekend’s giant tent sale in the 95 degree heat~ Where we talked stereo, hung out with all types of Rock listeners, showed off some shiney wheels and then had a surprise visit from non-other than the “Track Offical” of Rock 94&1/2′s FREEWAY500 – Deputy Craig!

Deputy Craig with Geoff Scott heating it up at CRTOYS

(to show us the proper way to fry an egg on a harley seat) Pictures are posted on the GEOFF SCOTT *LIVE ACTION* CAM page from both fun-filled sunny days on our CARTOYS TOUR.

On a personal note: I have been very busy in the production-kitchen, cooking up our GODSMACK weekend for the show warm-up and for thre days you’ll be hearing ALOT of Godsmack and “Smak-Backs” on the air AS WE NEAR SHOWTIME.

-=Gs=-

Posted on July 20, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment

Back To THE EDGE! (and Beyond)

Thanks to everybody for coming down to THE EDGE Saturday night for “GEOFF SCOTT – SCHOOL OF ROCK”… DID StickMan have what it takes to join the house band??? See for yourself, below: (PICTURES & VIDEO)

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  • Check out the VIDEO HERE because… IT ROCKS!!!
  • “SCHOOL OF ROCK” *LIVE* ACTION-CAM PICTURES HERE:

From Club EDGE

 From “CLUB EDGE: THE ALBUM” (Complete with Bud – Girls, rock-band groupie-chicks high-def lazers, 50,000 watt light show, and smoke pots!) Oh, how I love this place. And, oh yeah ….Your MOM was there~ and she had alot of fun / Especially the 4 Moms’ I danced with, after the drum-solo. Now I finally know how Rod Stewart must feel (and why he comes back to Spokane so much) or even Kasey Kahne~ Mom’s DO ROCK!!!

My Mom likes that song “Play that funky music…”, by the way. But, she wasn’t there. So I’m off to make her day; with Flowers & a Static-X video. Just what she wanted. Happy mothers day, and thanks for putting up with all those drums in your basement for all those years, Ma.I finally found a place to play them… You can have your couch back now, too!

 -=Gs=-

Posted on May 10, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment

From The WINNER’S CIRCLE!!!

DAVIDRAGNBig 1st win for DAVID RAGAN (our driver for the FREEWAY500 TRACK REPORT) @ TALLADEGA last weekend and we were there! Our “secret NASCAR reporter” Justin Rupinski of the D.R. Raceteam sent us some exclusive behind-the-wall and winner’s circle shots on the LIVE-ACTION CAMERA page and man, that trophy is shiney!!! Good luck for the rest of the season David, listen for Justin’s reports weekday afternoons on THE FREEWAY500 and stay tuned for EVEN MORE exciting cup action THIS week as the boy’s go racin’ down in RICHMOND for a death-defying night race in “the big bowl”. Justin says “..and I’m not a big fan of Jr… but he even came up and congratulated David after the win!” It was a big track and a big one, indeed!

And… Start Yer Engines!!!! Look for ROCK 94&1/2 to be celebrating the opening of local stock-car season at Spokane County Raceway soon…

-=Gs=-

Posted on April 30, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment

High Flyin’ Low Ridin’ & Loud Lunchin’

A kickin week of BIG NEWS, and outrageous EVENTS… It just doesn’t get much better than this!

SEATHUMB

  1. GODSMACK announces their “warm-up” before joining the CREWFEST TOUR, right here in Spokane… It’s ROCK 94 & ½ PRESENTS, and it sells out in a world-record 3 minutes!
  2. TESLA puts on a show (and a half) at THE FACTORY, but not before treating our lunchtime listners to a MOSH-PIT PERFORMANCE! (Photos & ‘Director’s Cut’ Full-length Video now posted)
  3. Speaking of Mosh-Pit performances; While ITM continues to be the most downloaded performance on THE FREEWAY500 VIDEO PAGE, ROYAL BLISS set the record for most tunes played in a single performance, POP EVIL, the LONGEST performance… We’re about to set another MOSH-PIT RECORD: TWO bands ONE MOSH on THE 22nd as TRAPT & RED share the table!
  4. ALSO updated on the FREEWAY500 web page for your enjoyment… MAXIMUM BABE ALERT! From the SEAGALS, to the 6th anniversary of THE TORCH

    TORCHTHUMN

    you’re going to want to close off the cubicle, hold your calls… and make sure that school teacher looking front desk receptionist is nowhere near your video screen when you check the PHOTOS PAGE!

And, finally, If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to fly an airplane to a distant city, by yourself, and make it back, safely.. NOT by F-16 escort, then you should check out my FLYBOY PAGE, as my flight training enters the final stage!

From Flyboy (pt2)

One of the tests is to plan, execute, and fly, a solo journey of 200 miles or more. So I chose the mountains to Western Montana. (piece of cake, huh?) It was AWESOME… a lot of work, but worth the incredible ride! (since age 12) I have been documenting the training for AOPAPROJECT:PILOT and there is even an introductory video we designed. Do I have what it takes to pass “the test”??? Soon, we shall find out~ for now; check out THE PICS, THE VIDS, and THE X-C from last week. And if you want learn more about training, you can find the early stages in the original FLYBOY (pt1) album on THEFREEWAY500.COM website…. So CAVU to YOU (Clear Air & VIS Unltd.) …BTW, ground school just started, maybe you should take the demo? See if it doesn’t re-define your definition of true “freedom”.

-=Gs=-

Posted on April 12, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment

Jet-Black-Royal-Box-Candle-Jam

OK, take a deep breath. Because, I’ve got enough here to keep you from sleeping for nights on end! Group hug, first;
grope-hug Aw that’s better…CANDLEBOX ROXX, I think we all know that. But it was ROYAL BLISS I was most eagerly awaiting to see~ after such an incredible MOSH-PIT PERFORMANCE just a few months ago. I had been wondering how they’d be LIVE. And, we were NOT dissapointed.
Royal Bliss - SpokaneJet Black SmilesBlissed again

JET BLACK STARE, as well, lit up the night and there were many surprised faces in the crowd who apparently had not seen their IN-STUDIO JAM from last time they were in town. (or they would have known what to expect!)

So, by overwhelming popular demand, and for those people, HERE THEY ARE:

Friday night, ALSO an excellent kick-off to 1st weekend of spring~ We had “the fever”, BAD… Opening the brand new CLUB EDGE on Sprague & Vista with THE BUD GIRLS, MISS RACKTOBER, and even STICKMAN turned out for this Grand Innaugeration. Thanks to EVERYONE who came to party, we had a great time! STICKMAN promises to JAM again wherever BUD GIRLS & MISS RACKTOBER hang out, count him in!
Live-action camMiss Racktober 2009Stickspeak

  • SEE THE EDGE PICTURES HERE! (mostly safe-for-work)
  • HEAR STICKMAN’S JAM HERE (definately NOT-S.F.W.)

Welcome to spring everyone, we’re off to a great start- and that concert calendar is only getting longer…

JBSon-stage

Just like STICKMAN’s drumsticks.

-=Gs=-

Posted on March 22, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment