Willard Scott has a great personality and knows how to capture and audience’s attention. Scott showed an early interest in broadcasting as a 16-year-old, working in 1950 as an NBC page at WRC-AM, NBC’s owned-and-operated radio station in Washington, D.C. Scott then attended American University, where he worked alongside fellow student Ed Walker at WAMU-AM, the university’s radio station. Scott became a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity while at American University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and religion. If you want the creator of Ronald McDonald character for a speaking engagement or endorsement, PGS is ready to work for you. We can take care of the Willard Scott’s speaker negotiations and our expertise can save you time and money.
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From 1955 to 1972, Scott teamed with Ed Walker as co-host of the nightly Joy Boys radio program on WRC-AM. Scott would sketch a list of characters and a few lead lines setting up the situation, which Walker would commit to memory or make notes on his Braille typewriter, due to his blindness since birth. In a 1999 article recalling the Joy Boys at the height of their popularity in the mid-1960s, The Washington Post said they “dominated Washington, providing entertainment, companionship, and community to a city on the verge of powerful change”. The Joy Boys show remained on WRC until 1972 when they moved to cross-town station WWDC for another two years. Of their close professional and personal bond which has continued to the present, Scott wrote in his book, The Joy of Living, that they are “closer than most brothers. So the list of possible Willard Scott speaker topics extends well beyond just the normal sports stories. A Willard Scott speaker appearance will enhance any event.
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Another television role he performed from 1963 to 1966 was Ronald McDonald for a McDonald’s franchise in Washington, D.C. Scott wrote in his book, The Joy of Living that he originally created the Ronald McDonald character at the fast-food restaurant chain’s request. Scott had a small role as Mr. Peter Poole on the late-1980s NBC sitcom The Hogan Family, where his character was married to Mrs. Poole, played by Edie McClurg. Scott also hosted the NBC telecast of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from 1987 until 1997. Willard Scott appearance at your event or function is sure to be a hit with sports fans and non-sports fans alike. PGS can help secure a Willard Scott appearance.
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For an endorsement of his speaking talents, just watch how he captured the audience’s attention every time he was on the big screen. No matter what product or service you offer, a Willard Scott endorsement is sure to help.
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