Scott is the Program Director for 1370WSPD, and now you can hear him every weekday afternoon from 3pm to 6pm (as well as Sunday nights on Toledo's Rock, 104-7 WIOT). The Scott Show features lively conversation about pop culture, breaking news, money, politics, technology, and sports with host Scott Sands and a "Think Tank" of regular contributors from the local and national stage.
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Sands is a veteran broadcaster, digital/social media strategist, and political analyst. His radio career has spanned from the Gulf Coast to Southern California to the Midwest. Prior to joining 1370WSPD as Program Director in February 2013, he was Communications Director and Senior Policy Advisor for a Republican US Congressional Campaign in Indiana. He is a father of one, music buff, cigar afficianado, fan of the Indianapolis Colts & Alabama Crimson Tide.
Scott's political philiosophy is pretty basic: smaller federal goverment, lower taxes, and a strong national defense. Other specific concepts will be updated as they come up on the show, including:
This week, The Toledo Blade has published a 3-part series on the Gangs of Toledo ... complete with a map of gang territories in the city - Click Here to see it.
Is this simply hype for the publication, or is there a real problem in the City? Will this kind of publicity hurt the city's efforts to attract new business to the community? Fred Lefebvre has done a great job following The Blade's story with in depth interviews on the morning show including with Mayor Mike Bell and Police Chief Derrick Diggs. From The Blade:
day after Toledo Mayor Mike Bell told The Blade that Toledo doesn’t have a gang problem, the city’s police chief, Derrick Diggs, said in a radio interview that it would be “ludicrous” to say there is no gang problem in the city.
“We’re a city of 300,000 people. For me to sit here and tell you we don’t have problems with gangs would be ludicrous. Gang problems are in every major city in the United States,” Chief Diggs said in a live interview on WSPD-AM, 1370 on Tuesday. He went on: “I would like to believe, and I strongly believe, that our problem with gangs is no worse — probably even a lot better — than comparable cities our size.”