Jay Scott began his news career in suburban Minneapolis, where the prep school paper he edited was voted best in the US. Jay was the number-one rated DJ, radio news anchor, and a TV news anchor in Palm Springs, California. His wife, Katherine, who grew up in Great Falls and Big Sandy, is a retired mental health professional. His daughter, Holly, was the number one debater at Capital High. She attended both Montana State University and the University of Montana, and is an Administrative Assistant for the Department of Environmental Quality.
Jay's work was named the 2008 "Newscast of the Year" by the Montana Broadcasters Association. He was runner-up for the same award in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 and has been nomintated every year since 2002.
Jay is also recognized as a national leader in Internet broadcasts. The "Morning Update" was Montana's first morning news to be available on the Web, until streaming had to be ended by copyright conflicts over commercials from ABC.
Jay also has extensive experience on stage: he played Captain Keller in the Grandstreet Theater production of TheMiracle Worker, and has played the Stage Manager in Our Town, Harold Hill in The Music Man, andbothProfessor Henry Higgins and Col. Hugh Pickeringin My Fair Lady.
Jay also has an extensive background in sports officiating and broadcasting. You can check that out on the KBLL Sports page.
Jay is on Facebook as Jay Scott, and on Twitter at #jayscottkbll
Remembering Susan Clark
The following is a transcript of Jay Scott's original news broadcast of Tuesday, April 10th, 2012:
"It is the nature of the news business that we have to report bad news. It is never easy, but this next will be very difficult for this reporter. I pass this on to you with a very heavy heart.
My radio partner, and my friend, Susan Clark, passed away this (April 10, 2012) morning at St. Peter's Hospital, from the cancer that she announed here last June. She had high-grade leiomyosarcoma, a very rare cancer that had spread too far for surgical intervention and does not respond well to radiation.
Her work history included many years at the Lewis and Clark Humane Society, and it was her appearances as a guest on Coffee Break that attracted the attention of KBLL managers who hired her as an on-air annoucer. She eventually hosted Coffee Break, and played oldies before KBLL went to an all talk format. She was the last DJ here on KBLL to play music, and she hosted mid-days for many years on Hot Country KBLL-FM.
Her great loves were her pets: her dog, cat , and three chickens, gardening, reading, cooking, and painting. She was considered a rising star in the art world here in Helena. She was an Audrey Hepburn look-alike, and many times, guests in our studios assumed that the pictures she had put up of the late actress were pictures of her.
She never thought of herself as a celebrity. She said it was " a privilege to be part of listeners' days and be a positive influence."
She was always prepared, and was very caring about her listeners. She was very aware of what is appropriate to say on the air at 7 a.m. and what is not. She was a great colleague, and a great friend, and we have missed her since her last day here last June, and we will miss her."
Paul Harvey broadcast his "News and Comment" on weekday mornings and mid-days, and at noon on Saturdays, as well as his famous "The Rest of the Story" segments on KBLL and its predecessor, KXLJ, from 1951 until 2009.
His listening audience was estimated at 24 million people a week. Paul Harvey News was carried on 1,200 radio stations, 400 American Forces Radio Network stations and