Community Concerns is a weekly public affairs program heard on every Sunday from 7:00 to 8:00 AM. Our guests are experts in their fields, and our topics run the gamut from health issues to hurricane preparedness, from child welfare to urban renewal, from the arts to the Tigers.
Scotty Drake hosts this lively hour that's sure to be of interest to you.
About Scotty Drake:
In the age of computerized “robo-jocks” and out-of-town voices pretending to be local, Scotty Drake has been a live-and-local staple of Baton Rouge radio for over 35 years. It all started in 1976 at the former Top-40 powerhouse WLCS. Then in 1986, The Drake joined Guaranty Broadcasting’s Z-98, as it was called back then, and he has been with the company ever since.
Something of a renaissance man, Scotty is an avid motorcyclist, skilled carpenter, and drummer for the local band Geared Up, and he has acted in many local theater productions.
Before state budget cuts eliminated the Louisiana Voices program, he narrated books on tape for the State Library of Louisiana to give visually and physically impaired individuals greater access to their favorite books. One such audio book has been accepted for inclusion in the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. He now records audio books professionally and has six titles to his credit.
Scotty has been honored by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters for his 30+ years of service to Baton Rouge. In 2013, the Association named him as the recipient of the Prestige Award for Year-Long Community Service for this program, Community Concerns. He has also been honored four times by the Louisiana State Medical Society for excellence in medical journalism.
Scotty is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and a 1973 graduate of Penn State University. He married his college sweetheart, Kathy, in 1975 and they're still together today and living in Baker. Their only child, son Jesse, is a graduate of LSU and now lives with his wife, Heather, in Denver, Colorado.