Where Are They Now? Todd Pettengill

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October 16, 2012

Today, Pettengill’s schedule is extremely busy. “Scott and Todd in the Morning “ is still going strong, entering its 22nd year on the air. Going from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. every morning, he and Scott Shannon, along with Joe “Monk” Pardavila and Cooper Lawrence, lampoon pop culture and entertainment, play today’s top music, along with some of Todd’s trademark parodies and prank calls. (LIKE SCOTT AND TODD ON FACEBOOK)

To Todd, it hasn’t gotten old, either. He sees every day as something fresh.

“You’re talking about entertainment or music, it always changes,” he said. “It’s not like you’re coming to work for 22 years and doing the same thing every day. Even though we’re doing a four-hour radio show, it’s never the same show and you never know what’s going to happen.”

In addition to the New York radio show, Scott and Todd are going national. They’re featured on “Dish Nation,” a daily TV show that features radio hosts from across the country discussing the day’s events in pop culture. That keeps the WPLJ crew on their toes, as even during commercial breaks, they’re filming bits for each evening’s show, which is syndicated on stations around the country. (FIND OUT WHEN “DISH NATION” IS ON)

Outside of the radio station, Todd is the founder and CEO of Pettengill Productions. 

“We shoot reality television, have filmed commercials in the past, we’re very busy with that and creating programming,” he explained. “We’re very close to selling a couple of our shows.”

In his “very limited” downtime, Todd enjoys spending time with his wife of 25 years, Carrie, and their two daughters, Hayley and Amanda.

Even though he’s been gone for 15 years, longtime fans still approach Pettengill and bring up his time with WWE, which surprises him.

“It’s flattering,” he said, though noting he said he has some detractors. “People love to hate and say ‘You were terrible,’ which is OK. I appreciate that people remember it.”

Pettengill now looks back at his time in WWE with a big smile.

“People sometimes post old stuff on my Facebook and I get a kick out of it,” he said. “It was a great chapter of my life, I had a great time and met a lot of amazing people.”

Though he fondly recalled a litany of announcer and Superstars he had the pleasure of working with, including The Million Dollar Man, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Jim Ross, Michael Hayes and Howard Finkel, to name a few, Pettengill said he formed great relationships with the behind-the-scenes staff at WWE.

“At one point I was going to [WWE’s studios] three times a week,” he explained. “I really got to know those folks, the cameramen and technicians, the makeup artists and office staff, who were fantastic to work with. I still stay in touch with them to this day.”

Follow Todd Pettengill on Twitter @toddsarmy.

“Scott and Todd in the Morning” airs Monday through Saturday on 95.5 WPLJ in the New York City area. Like them at Facebook.com/ScottandToddBigShow and follow them on Twitter @ScottandTodd.

”Dish Nation” airs nightly around the country. Go to DishNation.com to see when it’s on!

Check out Pettengill Productions at PetProdInc.com.

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