Thanks for visiting Scott Douglass Media, my official website that includes opportunities to hire me directly for my voice over work and for online vocal coaching where those wanting to improve their public speaking skills or work to become live event hosts will be able to benefit from my over 30 years of experience at the highest levels of that industry.
My career in broadcasting and announcing began in 1977 as the evening DJ for WOMI radio in Owensboro, KY. During my 3 years there I also began doing morning drive sportscasting. It was an incredible learning experience that led me into a full-time sportscasting position at WVJS/WSTO radio and Cable 2 television sports and news, where I worked from 1980 to 1988. At WVJS and WSTO I was a part of two highly rated morning radio shows, working with Joe Lowe on WVJS and Brian Jackson on WSTO. With the local origination news and sports on Owensboro Cable 2 I was the evening news sports anchor, eventually becoming the Sports Director and then News Director. I also did television play-by-play for Kentucky Wesleyan College basketball and radio play-by-play of Kentucky Wesleyan College football and Owensboro area high school sports.
It was during that time in Owensboro that Kentucky Motor Speedway owner and promoter Andy Vertrees offered me the opportunity to become the track announcer at that quarter-mile short track that developed the careers of Darrell and Michael Waltrip, the Green Brothers, Jeremy Mayfield, and many others. I was the KMS track announcer until 1988 when Andy and local businessman Kenny Stilger built the state-of-the-art short track Louisville Motor Speedway and I moved there to not only announce at times, but to market and attract sponsors for the speedway. It was a rearranging of my career, transitioning from full time in broadcasting and part time in motorsports while in Owensboro, then working full time in motorsports and part time as the morning radio news anchor on country music radio powerhouse WAMZ, teamed with top rated air personalities.
That first year at Louisville Speedway included an historic event that opened doors to a whole new world for my career. Louisville hosted the first ever Monster Truck Figure-8 races that season. I did not announce that event, Butch Krieger was on the mic, but I met people running TNT Motorsports who were looking for more announcers. Because their main need for announcers in those days was in the winter months during the off season for Louisville Speedway’s stock car racing programs I was able to work full time at the speedway and then announce Monster Truck and pulling events January through March. As soon as I began announcing live events for TNT I began doing the commentary for their TV programs like “Tuff Trax” as well. Those shows, where I was the broadcast partner of the legendary Army Armstrong and others, remain popular among long time monster truck fans to this day. TNT would soon be sold to another motorsports company, then known as SRO/Pace, and I was fortunate enough to continue to get opportunities to announce with them.
It was another acquisition by that company that would open the door even wider into the television side of the industry for me, landing me on TNN’s broadcasts of Monster Jam events working alongside Mike Hogewood. With that team I had the privilege of co-hosting the early Monster Jam World Finals events on pay-per-view. Changes within the TV industry for the sport took a major turn in 2003 when Speed TV began televising Monster Jam events, and I was honored to be selected as the play-by-play host for Monster Jam’s years of broadcasts on Speed and then during the transitions when Speed became Fox Sports 1. Working on outstanding teams with the like of Ken Stout, Matt Steele, Mark Schroeder, and several Monster Jam drivers, those Speed TV and FS1 Monster Jam events introduced so many fans to Monster Jam and our international TV broadcasts did the same all over the world. Announcing and hosting live, and televised Monster Jam events has taken me to every continent (except Antartica of course) and to a long list of countries where Monster Jam fans were thrilled to be able to see the big trucks in action live. During those years, I also called NASCAR, Indy Car, and other races at both Iowa and Kentucky Speedways.
A few years after Monster Jam became a part of Feld Entertainment I transitioned from live event and television hosting into auditioning, casting and training live event hosts for the company. In recent years I’ve coached dozens of live event hosts for most Feld Entertainment productions, mainly for Monster Jam, Disney on Ice, and Supercross. It has become one of the most satisfying times in my career being a part of a world class team finding and developing top level talent.
In January of 2020 I received the greatest honor of my professional career at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa where it was publicly announced that I would join Grave Digger creator and driver Dennis Anderson as the first inductees into the Monster Jam Hall of Fame.