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

Last Summer Splash!

firstsplashLabor Day Weekend: After a great showdown of last minute concert activity capping off the final week of “technical” summer… Sorry I missed Jet Black Stare, those guys are great! But, Manson played TWO shows in Spokane on Monday (the added show) and Thursday (the original~ SOLD-OUT show). For most of the week we heard how good both shows were with an emphasis between the shows as we took your “Manson Sightings”. Some of my favorites  included; “Running down the Centennial Trail in pink spandex runner-shorts”, “Returning baby-clothes (with Twiggy) at the BABY GAP”, “Sucking all the sun out of a local tanning salon”… and the GP winning sighting: “Up in the mountains making who-haa with the Yeti”! Concert reports began to trickle in of Stage-Peeing, Enough Strobe action to send an anime’ maker into convulsions, and Marilyn didn’t like the way a fan was getting too close, so he threw a plastic can and beaned the dude off the head.(Angel’s report; unconfirmed)

Meanwhile, back at the radio-ranch, I’d been running a small “covert” operation, keeping me on my toes and doubly busy with additional pre-weekend duties. On Thursday, I actually (sorry!) pre-recorded my show and was escorted to a top-secret location on Fairchild AirForce base, where we provided live entertainment for 500 troops!

Beer-Goggle Run

Beer-Goggle Run

It was awesome- all the E-1′s – E-4′s have some good memories with ROCK 94.5 on-base. I was SLIGHTLY humbled, as always, to work with these fine men & women who often give so much to protect our nations freedoms~ yet, seek so little in return. (And to think I complain when the traffic holds me up ten minutes in construction)

Food Is Served!

Food Is Served!

…So we played the AC/DC “WE SALUTE YOU”, as I tried to convey my personal feelings of gratitude the best I could; Mudvayne, Lamb Of God, and Killswitch CDs & DVD’s. There was the “Pie-in-the-face” of the Captain, The “Beer Goggles” obstacle course, The giant-Inflatable boxing-ring, and the ice-cold “dunk tank”.  Airman Roberts would be “dunked” like a trooper multiple times throughout the course of the breezy-cool & very dusty pre-fall afternoon. And all this, while sargents & command cooked the hamburgers, serving the long staggered feed-line. “better than M.R.E.’s, eh?”  Special thanks to the FIRST-FOUR program, SNAP (Ron Hardin), and Sr. Airman Peters for bringing us in for that truly memorable “company” event.

Its CAMO time

Its CAMO time

*** I actually miss hosting their “Open House” like I used to (for about ten years), so this was a great way to get back in touch with some of those old-fond memories I have of being a guest, in base-life. And, also, on a personal note: I was deeply touched by the many airmen who came up to me, took me aside, and mentioned how “you guys got me through~” or “When i was overseas, there was no base, but there was YOU guys online…” Or, “you’re my lifeline when i am not home”

Winners

Winners

… i kind of had no Idea. I know we stream online and the computer in the back of the room just sits there spitting out packets of music and program, while lights blink on and off below~ but I never really think of those on the other end like that, maybe I’ll start paying a little more attention to what’s going down that worldwide pipeline. JUST KNOW THAT WE REALLY REALLY DO…

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

-=Gs=-

Posted on September 6, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment