MarketInk: Weatherman Dave Scott Retiring from KUSI to Play Jazz Trombone

MarketInk: Weatherman Dave Scott Retiring from KUSI to Play Jazz Trombone

Dave Scott along with his trombone.

TV meteorologist and have reporter Dave Scott has retired after 30 years at KUSI-TV to concentrate on his different ardour as a jazz trombonist. His remaining newscast was Sunday night time, March 27. He began at KUSI in 1992.

“I flip 65 in April and I imagine it’s time for me to begin one other chapter and comply with my dream of music,” Scott informed Times of San Diego. “All of us have solely a lot time on this life.”

Scott admits the passing of his brother and fogeys served as a “wake-up name.” His brother was age 55. His mother handed in 2019, adopted by his dad in early 2020.

“It was a wake-up name that we don’t have on a regular basis on the planet,” Scott mentioned. “It makes you understand how treasured life is. I’m at a degree the place I would like to spend extra time with my children and extra time with my music.”

For 20 years, Scott labored the weekend shift delivering stories for each early morning and nighttime newscasts. On some mornings, Scott would convey alongside his two sons to stay remotes. “They would nonetheless be asleep once I put them within the automobile and they might wake-up on location on the seashore or zoo or wherever,” Scott mentioned.

Scott’s music affection started at age 12. Growing up in Hawaii, Scott heard jazz trombonist Trummy Young carry out on the Sheraton Waikiki. Young (1912-1984) performed for 12 years with Louis Armstrong in Armstrong’s All Stars. “I had by no means heard a trombone enjoying melody, usually it’s simply entire notes,” mentioned Scott. “When I heard Trummy, I knew proper then that’s what I needed to do with my life.

“My dad ran a typewriter enterprise and a trombone value $300 at Harry’s Music Store in Honolulu. My dad informed me if I saved $200, then he would cowl the remainder. So, I obtained a newspaper supply route job and saved the cash. Trummy additionally was working on the music retailer on the time. So, I purchased my first trombone from Trummy Young.”

A field of donuts performed a component within the launch of Scott’s climate reporting profession within the late Nineteen Eighties, when he was a university scholar.

“I took a field of donuts and walked into the native National Weather Service workplace to meet the chief meteorologist, Wilbur Shigehara,” Scott mentioned. “They allowed me to intern there and study all about climate. I additionally interned at Channel 10 of their sports activities division, however I actually needed to do climate.”

In 1990, Scott then took his resume videotape and arrived at a TV station in Yuma, Ariz. “I sat within the foyer all day, ready to speak to the information director. He lastly got here out and agreed to take a look at my resume tape. Two weeks later, he known as and supplied me a job masking sports activities.

“But, I needed a job in climate.  So, I known as my dad who requested me, `Have you accomplished all this work for a job in sports activities or in climate?’ I answered, `Weather.’ He replied, `There’s your reply.’ So, I mentioned no to the job supply. The subsequent week, the identical information director in Yuma known as me and supplied me a job doing climate.”

Scott spent a yr working as a TV weathercaster in Yuma, adopted by a yr in Tucson, earlier than arriving at KUSI in the summertime of 1992, initially sporting bow ties on the air. According to Scott mentioned, “The bow ties began as a result of Bob Dale wore bow ties (Dale, 1925-2008, was TV weathercaster in San Diego for many years).

“Bob was an idol of mine,” mentioned Scott. “I figured if bow ties labored for Bob Dale, then they’d work for me. Before he handed away, he gave me a few of his bow ties.”

Over the years, Scott estimates he has produced between 4,000 and 5,000 “World of Wonder” segments on numerous nature-related matters. He additionally spent three years producing and internet hosting “More of the Wild,” an animal collection with San Diego Zoo’s Joan Embery.

“Joan was nice to work with,” mentioned Scott. “It is wonderful how animals reply to her. She has a magical present with animals.”

In 1997, Scott accomplished his certification in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. The following yr, he graduated with a bachelor’s diploma in geosciences with the emphasis in meteorology from MSU. In January 2001, he was awarded a seal of approval in broadcast meteorology from the American Meteorological Society (AMS).

“It took a number of years of arduous work to get that AMS seal,” Scott mentioned. “I’m very pleased with it as a result of I used to be working full time whereas going to faculty.”

Scott recollects his interviews with well-known celebrities have included Robin Williams, Carol Channing and Neil Armstrong. “But essentially the most wonderful folks I’ve met have been the on a regular basis folks of San Diego, particularly the heroes in our army and Pearl Harbor survivors, corresponding to Stu Headley and Ray Chavez,” Scott mentioned. “I used to be lucky to interview Stu and Ray a variety of occasions. It is necessary to remind everybody how our army service women and men have sacrificed for the freedoms now we have in our nation.”

Scott is presently a member of a band that performs weekly at a number of restaurant venues in San Diego County. He may be reached for bookings at [email protected].

“It’s arduous to imagine how briskly 30 years goes by,” Scott mentioned. “I’m so grateful to the McKinnon household (homeowners of KUSI), my KUSI household and changing into a part of everyone’s household watching at dwelling. But, all the celebrities have aligned to say that it’s time for me to transfer on.”

KPBS to Unveil New Name of Renovated Building

KPBS, San Diego’s Public Broadcasting Service and National Public Radio associates, will announce a brand new title and unveil signage for its renovated constructing at San Diego State University at a press convention on Tuesday morning, March 29.

Construction on the constructing at 5200 Campanile Drive has been underway since November 2020. In 2017, KPBS launched its “Building on Trust” fundraising marketing campaign with donations earmarked for increasing the constructing by roughly 12,000 sq. ft, renovating some present area, upgrading technical gear and investing in future funding for programming and expertise.

Announced donors to the marketing campaign have included $8 million from The Conrad Prebys Foundation and $5 million from Carol Vassiliadis, the most important present in KPBS historical past from a dwelling particular person. The $85 million capital marketing campaign is the most important marketing campaign in KPBS’ historical past, a spokesperson mentioned.

In an announcement to Times of San Diego, Nancy Worlie, KPBS interim basic supervisor, mentioned, “We’ve been quietly fundraising for this necessary mission since 2017. On prime of that, we weren’t ready to have a groundbreaking occasion due to the pandemic. But now we’re about eight months away from completion and our pleasure can’t be contained for much longer. For practically 62 years, KPBS has served the general public. This constructing represents the bodily manifestation of that public service mission. Front and heart is a Community Engagement heart, and our foyer is open and welcoming like the remainder of the area. I’m so excited to share KPBS’ dwelling with the neighborhood and all that it represents for our future.”

KPBS mentioned the Building on Trust marketing campaign will transfer to a public section this summer time, when KPBS members and most people might be invited to donate to the marketing campaign.

Heather Milne Barger, KPBS director of communications, confirmed that scheduled audio system on the Tuesday press convention will embrace: Worlie, interm KPBS GM; Adela de la Torre, president, San Diego State University; Grant Oliphant, CEO, The Conrad Prebys Foundation.

After building is accomplished in early 2023, Milne Barger mentioned an open home occasion for the general public with constructing excursions might be scheduled.

Pizza by Fox 5’s Heather Lake Added to Sammy’s Menu

KSWB Fox 5 San Diego morning reporter Heather Lake concocted the successful pizza recipe in a latest pizza-making problem organized by San Diego-based Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza restaurant chain.

Heather Lake

Lake’s successful “Hot Honey” pizza consists of all-natural pepperoni, prosciutto, bell peppers, pink onions, house-made tomato sauce and spicy honey. The dish has been added to the spring menu in any respect seven Sammy’s eating places.

The pizza problem, held on National Pizza Day in February, was judged by Pam Kragen, eating and options reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune, Mia Stefanko, co-publisher of Ranch & Coast Magazine and Sami Ladeki, Sammy’s founder.

As a part of her victory, Lake’s designated charity acquired a $5,000 donation. She chosen the Monarch School, a public faculty that serves 300 homeless college students from kindergarten by twelfth grades.

Other pizza problem opponents included Jenny Milkowski of KUSI-TV, Eric Kahnert of KFMB-TV, Blas Galindo of Televisa, Rick Morton of XHTZ-FM Z-90 and Geoff Alan of KHTS-FM Channel 93.3.

San Diego AMA Offers Workshops on Traffic, Nurturing

The American Marketing Association San Diego chapter will current two, in-person content material advertising and marketing workshops, each led by Frank Cowell, CEO of Digitopia.

“Drive Traffic” is the workshop theme on Tuesday, March 29 at Hera Hub in Mission Valley, 8885 Rio San Diego Dr., San Diego. Topics will embrace Google key phrases that drive measurable outcomes, a feeder content material technique to convert guests, how to interact ready-now consumers, podcast manufacturing and techniques for Linkedin and social media platforms.

“Nurturing Leads” is the workshop theme on Tuesday, April 12 at Downtown Works in Pacific Beach, 4438 Ingraham Street. Topics will embrace growing human-to-human relationships with potential clients, follow-up methods that take contacts to the following step, long-term methods for top-of-mind model consciousness and e-mail advertising and marketing ways to hold your model most popular when it’s time to purchase.

Times for each workshops are from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Cost to attend every workshop is $40 per individual. For registration data, go to

Rick Griffin is a San Diego-based public relations and advertising and marketing marketing consultant. His MarketInokay column seems weekly on Mondays in Times of San Diego.

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