Former ECR jock’s wit is a hit, but he’s no stranger to controversy

2011-09-08 00:00

After four years of accompanying East Coast Radio listeners home on the drive-time show, Scott has left the popular radio station.

The radio jock, who also hosts shows on SuperSport and Jacaranda FM, announced his exit from the station in December.

After making a public announcement that he was leaving ECR, listeners commented on the station’s blog that they would miss Scott’s witty antics and pranks. His famous, controversial and hair-raising stunts included a spoof call to a Zimbabwean government ministry and his tough opinions on fighting crime.

On the other hand, Darren (as co-presenter Naas Botha used to say) was involved in a brawl outside a Hillcrest pub, as was reported last year in a Durban newspaper, which related how Scott had been dousing his head with Stroh rum and that his hair caught on fire and the flames had to be put out.

When he left he allegedly reversed into another car. The people in the car allegedly complained to Scott, who shouted, “Do you know who I am?”. ECR programming manager Naveen Singh yesterday described Scott as an excellent broadcaster who really had the hearts of ECR listeners.

Singh said, “We were really sad to see him go. His knowledge of sport and music were amazing … He had a unique character which the listeners loved, especially when it comes to pulling off scams and sharing jokes.”

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