Legendary DJ Muni Dies – Rolling Stone
×
Home Music Music News

Legendary DJ Muni Dies

Free-form radio personality was seventy-four

New York DJ and radio personality Scott Muni died last night at the age of seventy-four.

A long-time fixture at WNEW-FM, Muni had worked at classic rock station Q104.3 for the past six years. The station issued a statement regarding his passing that read in part, “He was a magnificent individual, who was passionate about radio and truly loved by listeners.”

Known on-air as “Scottso” and “The Professor,” Muni got his start in radio during a stint in the Marines while stationed in Guam. In August 1972, he unwittingly became part of the inspiration for the Sidney Lumet film Dog Day Afternoon when a man holding hostages after a bungled bank robbery called Muni on his show.

A DJ during Beatlemania, Muni continued to honor that obsession on his most recent program, beginning each of his Monday through Friday slots with a “Beatles Block.”

Scott Muni is survived by his wife and five children.

Newswire

Powered by
Arrow Created with Sketch. Calendar Created with Sketch. Path Created with Sketch. Shape Created with Sketch. Plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch.