Liz and Scotty in the Morning

Monday – Friday: 5:30am – 10:00am


When I was about 13, I quickly realized my childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian was not going to work out when I almost threw up during a science class dissection. The next logical career choice I had was to somehow get involved in the entertainment industry. Every morning I would turn on my local country radio station and quickly fell in love with the personalities behind the mic. My new dream was born.

I was born in Nashville, Tennessee (you might hear me say ya’ll once in a while), but I mostly grew up in St. Louis. To this day, I am horrible with directions and barely know my right from my left. I still question how I was able to get around a major metropolitan city. Directionally, Columbia is much more manageable. It’s also where my mom was born and raised! I’ve been in Mid-Missouri for the past few years and it now has a huge place in my heart!

There are three major loves in my life: mermaids, corgis and Rascal Flatts. I have always wanted to become a mermaid and I don’t think I will ever give up on the dream of sprouting a tail. One of the best moments of my life was graduating from a mermaid academy in Florida. Aside from being the cutest dogs on the planet, corgis are also the sassiest. I have two stumpy-legged children, Nellie and Dasher, and they are the lights of my life. I am forewarning you, if you ask me about them you might be stuck for hours listening to me brag about my fur-babies. Finally, I am one major Flatt Head! There’s just something about Gary, Joe Don and Jay that is truly special to me. At the top of my bucket list is meeting the band…a girl can only dream!

Words can not describe how excited I am to be on Clear 99 and wake up with you every single morning. Like so many others, country music feels like home to me and I can’t wait to be a part of this special family! This truly is a dream come true!


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I’m a Missouri boy, born, bred & lifelong. (If you don’t count 4 or 5 wayward years in Southern Illinois.)

I started working at a hometown radio station in Cape Girardeau while I was in high school, and have managed to avoid getting a real job ever since.  I’ve worked at Clear 99 for a long time, and been with Zimmer Radio even longer.  I joke about it making me feel old, but I’m to the very gratifying point in my career that I now meet people who listened to me in the car with their parents, and now they listen in the car with their kids.  I can’t think of a better compliment.

Outside of work I spend a lot of time on a bicycle, on the beautiful trails and country roads of Missouri.  As is inevitable at my age (50-ish), my health has become more of a focus for me.  You won’t have to listen long to hear me trying to convince others about the benefits of a good bike ride.

The life of Jerry Seinfeld has fascinated me for several years, James Bond has fascinated me for several decades, and I am an unapologetic fan of the animated shows of Seth MacFarlane. (Family Guy, American Dad & The Cleveland Show)  If I had kids I’m not sure I’d let them watch, but I love them!

I believe that there is a God in Heaven that created this world and everything in it.  In his wisdom he has chosen to bless me with a life that I nowhere near deserve, and I don’t thank him enough.  But he has given me the tools to do this job, in this place, at this time, and that makes me a happy man.


  1. Catryna you and my mom would get along great!! We are both big Kenny Fans and my mom is a big Def Leppard fan. She got my 2 and 3 year old hooked on them too, their favorite song is “Rocket” 🙂 Love that you’ve joined Scotty in the morning!

  2. Never too early to start listening to Def Leppard! And thank you so much Beth; I’m super excited!!

  3. Angela Johnson-Townsend

    With my Sailor nominee being so grateful last year, I hope that the Adopt A Soldier For Christmas program will be picked up again for 2018.

  4. Kristy waddell

    We have just returned from a trip to Texas, which made me realize how much we enjoy listening to your music! Scotty you and Catryna have just the right mix of talking and great country music. While we were gone it was hard to find a good country music station that didn’t spent too much time talking and not playing music! It was great to return and getting to listen to Clear 99. Great job on playing the best country music. Enjoy your humor and talk, but not a constant talking!

  5. That’s so nice of you to say, and take the time to post Kristy! We REALLY appreciate you listening when you can! – Scotty

  6. You two crack me up just saw your new TV commercial

  7. Ha! That was fun to make! – L&S

  8. Hey Scott my husband went to school with you in Cape .He just saw you on tv and said hey i no him i think…So i looked you up and told him yep thats him

  9. Hello Liz and Scotty from Albuquerque, NM. I have traveled through Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico and currently live in NM. I have yet to find a radio station like Clear 99. All others pale in comparison. You have great contests and you really connect with your audience. I’m blessed I live is this age of technology so I can take you with me wherever I travel.

  10. That’s so nice Cindy! Thanks for the comment, and thanks for listening too! – L&S

  11. Keith Harvey (Harv)

    Hey Scotty!!! I just wanted to say that you and Liz really keep the morning exciting and fun!!! Really helps to keep me positive (attitude not covid-19 thank God!!) I really enjoyed reading your blog and it is good to know that there are still humble and kind people in the world!!! God bless you all of you for your heroic efforts to keep the world turning and a great morning show!!

  12. You’re very kind Keith, thanks! We appreciate you listening all the time!

  13. You can make Easter eggs with blown eggs. Using a push pin pock a hole in each end of the egg; one end a little larger than the other. Over a sink or bowl; gently blow in the end with the smaller hole and the contents should come out the other end. Gently wash and dry then dye the egg

  14. Rhonda Kay Duckworth

    Could you tell me the name of the place, that I heard on your program a week or so ago, it was the tongue sandwich? Thank you

  15. Hi Liz and Scotty!!!! Love listen to you guys in the morning. Scotty I agree with Liz you should adopted todays clear county critter Eric I think was the dogs name. Scotty if you do pleas let me know.

  16. Liz and Scotty, I’ve been seeing tidbits of health promotions you all have been doing. Our pharmacy, NextRx Pharmacy, here in Columbia, MO is a non-traditional cash-model pharmacy and is the way of the future. We would love the opportunity to speak with you all about what we do and how we can help out not only uninsured patients, but insured patients!

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