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Vincent Anthony Scelsa Biography.

He is an American broadcaster who was at the forefront of the FM radio revolution, as the host of several free form radio programs that was the best titled as Idiot’s Delight.

Vincent Anthony Scelsa Early Life.

He attended Upsala College in East Orange of the New Jersey, where he spent his early broadcasting years in several functions at the college’s station, WFMU. He hosted his first show there in November 1967. Vincent originally considered becoming a Jesuit priest before pursuing a career in radio.

Vincent Anthony Scelsa News.

He was working in commercial radio for the first time on Long Island in early 1970 at WLIR and at non-commercial WBAI FM in New York City. He also became the road manager for singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt and he also worked for Poppy Records. While he was the music director and a DJ at WABC-FM, the station changed its call letters to WPLJ on February 14, 1971, an acronym for an homage to the song, performed by The Four Deuces in 1955 and the Mothers of Invention in 1970, which was called White Port and Lemon Juice.

In January 1996, K-Rock changed its format Classic Rock to Alternative Rock which except for Howard Stern in the morning who remained all talk. Vincent opted to leave the station rather than restrict his playlist to the newer rock and shortly thereafter returned to WNEW-FM where he continued hosting The Idiot’s Delight.

Vincent channeled his doubt regarding the commitment of the station to his show by playing a different version of the standards chestnut. During the last years of this WNEW stint of the Idiot’s Delight usually did not have a fixed time ending time. Then the show was officially scheduled to run from 8.00 pm Sunday nights through 2 00 am Monday mornings and actually ended at late 4.30 am depending on the show, Vincent felt it had reached an appropriate conclusion.

On his March 28, 2015, WFUV show, Vincent announced that he would be retiring from radio. His last show on SiriusXM aired on April 30, 2015, and his final radio show aired on WFUV on May 2, 2015.

Vincent Anthony Scelsa Projects.

From 1988 to 1992, Vincent served as the music editor of Penthouse Magazine and was also the co-creator of a musical series with the length name In Their Own Words. Vincent selected music for a Time-Life that records music series called the Groves. He has also appeared on stage several times in the Luna Stage production of Waiting for Godot.

Vincent Anthony Scelsa Image.

Vincent Anthony Scelsa Personal Life.

In 2006, Vincent underwent successful surgery for prostate cancer. He announced a schedule change which he attributed to his health problem on his WFUV show of September 16, 2006.

For a few weeks after celebrating his 40th anniversary on the New York radio on December 13, 2007, and the day before his 60th birthday, he was the recipient prestigious ASCAP Deems Taylor Radio Broadcast Award. Vincent also acknowledged the many general managers and program directors who tended to ignore him and pass him along from one to the next, rather like an enigmatic grandfather clause.

But most of all he thanked Freddie, the girl he met when they were all 17-year-old seniors in high school. In 1970, they married and have been together ever since. Vincent said that he enjoyed success, freedom, and longevity in his radio career because of Freddie’s support, generosity, understanding, patience, and love. He also said that without Freddie, there is no way he couldn’t stand on the stage of the radio station.

In also accepting the award he thanked the New York radio veterans Bob Fass who was an early mentor and role model, Scott Muni for trusting him for total freedom on a major commercial radio station.

Vincent Anthony  Age.

He was born on December 12, 1947, having now 72 years old.


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