Mark Scott Show, 12/5/2000, Tape 13

640px-US_Flag_BacklitHappy INDEPENDENCE Day!

First off I want to thank EVERYONE who has responded to the call for more Mark Scott tapes. You all are great. And we have already have some of the first new cassettes trickling in to volunteers to begin the conversion process.   So, more to follow. If you haven’t contacted me about how to donate your shows or haven’t arranged to get them to a volunteer – please contact me and let’s get that set up soon.

What follows is the final tape – Tape 13- contribution from the fantastic work done for us by Alice.  Alice, we have been enjoying your tapes for the past year and are very thankful for all of the work you did. It is great.


Here are the liner notes from Alice

Mark Scott Show – WXYT 2000 – Tape 13 1:06:07

December 15, 2000

1. Bill of Rights Day. Does the Bill of Rights matter? Topics: raging against self-defense; psychiatrists examining anti-gun mentality; why would successful people regard themselves as victims?

Mentioned in this broadcast:

2. Interview with Michael Hoban, Executive Director, Brass Roots. Concealed weapons permit passed; discussion of positive and negative aspects of the gun bill. Callers:

a. “Joe from a car phone.” Retired police officer. Absurdity of “no gun zones.”

b. “Frank from Northville.” Can the bill be overturned by referendum?

c. “Bob from Troy.” Firearms instructor.

d. “Steve from Troy.” Having a gun makes you reluctant to use it.

<Break> Mark acknowledges WXYT career ending. Provides information about future web broadcast.


a. “John from his cellular.” Inaudible.

b. “Guy from Ecorse.” Complains about “no gun zones.” Tape Summaries 4-13 Page 11 Note: Tape cuts at this point (original tape is garbled) and returns with:

3. Mark advises of new website: Expresses appreciation to web site designer, Ari Rubenstein.


a. Steve from Auburn Hills.” CCW bill. Inequities in different counties for eligibility to acquire permit. Racist origins of gun control laws [caller held over segment break].

b. “Scott from Romulus.” Shooting victim. End of Interview with Hoban.

4. Interview with health expert, Dr. Ted Broer. Books: Maximum Energy and Maximum Fat Loss. Top 10 foods never to eat: hot dogs, aspartame in diet sodas, margarine/hydrogenated oils.


a. “John from his car.” Value of exercise. Food additives.

b. “Lisa from a cellular.” Amish meat better? Microwave ovens. Aspartame.

c. “Steve from Troy.” Six year old won’t eat.

d. “Michael from Dearborn.” Variables that affect cholesterol.

e. “John from Royal Oak.” Milk and dairy. Mark reminds of new website.

Mark closes his show.



A Clarion Call to All Who Have Cassette Tapes!

DFPC46417_grandeI know that I have had numerous contacts over the years with many of you who have said “hey, I have a few Mark Scott cassette tapes.”

As one person noted to me – ‘Mark always encouraged us to tape the broadcast because it had vitally important information and we would need to be able to listen (and re-listen) to the show on our own time.

Those broadcasts that Mark asked you to record exist. They are each a time capsule and have bits and pieces of Mark’s program scattered over many homes and many basements.

Now Is the Time

We aren’t going to live forever and I want to make one solid, huge push to locate and gather all remaining Mark Scott recordings and get them on this site to be enjoyed before there is no point in doing so.

Alice has performed a wonderful job of ensuring her cassettes are not only preserved – but enjoyed by all of us.

What To Do Next

We have Mark Scott Project volunteers to whom you can send your cassettes and they will digitize them to MP3s and load them to our Mark Scott site just like Alice did. We have the people, we have the means…

we just need to get those tapes added to the project once and for all.

I know I have just gone through my email archives and reached out to any of you that have contacted me over the last 2 years about having tapes and I have asked for how best to move this forward with your tapes.

If you are new to he site and you have cassettes – I need to hear from you.

Let’s make one push to gather ALL remaining cassettes of Mark’s broadcast and get them here for all to enjoy.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Mark Scott Show – WXYT 2000 – Tape 12

Mark_Scott_3Here is Tape 12 from the wonderful work that Alice did for us.  This one is interesting because it is near the end of Mark’s terrestrial broadcast career
Mark Scott Show – WXYT 2000
Tape 12.mp3 – 1:08:00
December 14, 2000 – Hour 1
Show Opening (audio is fair in this section but picks up). News items: Can Mr. Bush lead? Courts deciding elections; Voting procedures.
1. Interview with Brian J. Finegan
. Author of The Federal Subsidy Beast: The Rise of a Supreme Power in a Once Great Democracy.
2. Lew Rockwell article , “Media Intent,” December 14, 2000,
            [Note: tape flip – some loss of audio]
Commercial Break. ….Continuation of discussion of Lew Rockwell article.
Quotations from Alexis de Tocqueville; Warren Mass,
The New American (…being good is not enough….); Robert Welch of John Birch Society.
Mark might not come back. Comments on vulgar Christmas parody.
“Francis from Clinton Twp.” Politicians comparison of themselves to Founding Fathers; election observations.
b) “Joe from a car.” Opinion of Al Gore and liberals as subjugating Blacks, who don’t seem to see it.
c) “Rick from Sterling Heights.” Criticizes media coverage of election.
d) “Jeremy from Redford.” Unending racial issues.
Interview tomorrow with Mike Hoban, re concealed weapons permit.
End of Show

Stay tuned as I continually mine, sift, and clean up new Mark audio in the coming weeks!

If you have anything you can contribute – I AM IN NEED OF ADDITIONAL AUDIO

Mark Scott – Tape 11: Dec 6, 2000

DFPD14753_grandeGetting fit for the New Year! Mark was a voracious reader with show prep.
Here is Tape 11 from Alice’s great work from a while back. As always – THANK YOU, ALICE!
Mark Scott Project – WXYT 2000 – Tape 11.mp3
41:41,  December 6, 2000
1. American Community Survey. Intrusive census and loss of privacy.
2.The Freedom Party of Canada. Letter received by The Freedom Party of Canada, advising that authorities considered them an extremist group, part of the “The Northern Alliance,” and request for members to appear at the London Police Headquarters to identify their position. What are “extremist” groups? The “intellectual package deal.” Barry Goldwater quote. Upcoming interview with Robert Metz.
3. Items in the News. FDA approved Ru486 Abortion Pill. Some discussion.
<Tape cuts off here.>

Interesting Mark Scott Video Clip

Screenshot 2016-01-01 at 10.53.05 PMHappy 2016! While continuing to mine then internet recently for more obscure Mark Scott media I ran across this video clip. Mark appears at the 3 minute 17 second point – unfortunately you will have to set it there yourself as I can not bookmark it.

Not sure who the interviewer is – but Mark is obviously doing a good deed by appearing….this clip is a demo for a couple of documentaries that this woman was doing. As such, the Mark segment is short.


What Is Your Favorite Memory of Mark?

Mark_Scott_3I have many; I always tuned in to hear Mark begin the program each day. Hearing the guitar rip across the airwaves at precisely 9:07AM meant Mark was at the microphone and ready to go.

But I also remember the first time I saw Mark in person, I heard him talk about a gun rights forum where government officials would be taking testimony from the public on some new, atrocious gun control bill and they would be at Macomb Community College in Warren one evening to hear from the public. I want to say that this was sometime in 1993. Mark was encouraging Patriots everywhere to attend and then noted that he would also enter his thoughts into the public record by speaking as well.

Since I thought this would be a chance to see Mark Scott in person, I got there early and had a seat right on the center aisle about 5 rows back from the front. And I kept scanning the crowd as people were filing in hoping to catch a glimpse of Mark Scott.

Now, I had a picture in my mind of what he looked like. Listening to him for so long I had framed an image of what he simply HAD to look like.

As the room starting filling up and the 7PM start tie drew closer, I was asked if I could scoot in a few seats to make room for two older gentlemen who would like to be on the aisle. A little perturbed because I arrived early to claim my spot, I conceded my seat because the older man was hunched over and clearly looked to me to be somewhat frail. What can I say, I’m a nice guy.

The ‘officials’ began moving to the podium and taking their seats at a long table across the front of the room. One man introduced the topic, and then opened to microphones on either side of the audience to the general public for comment. Everyone wanted to speak. One of the men that I made room for anxiously glanced at the people lining up at the mics while the other man was hunched over, rocking back and forth reading and rereading his notecards to himself. Everyone it seemed wanted to be heard!

I kept scanning the room and didn’t see anyone that looked like Mark. I was also looking for the ‘entourage’ that I am sure would be following Mark. And that’s when it finally hit me. Mark would be a disruption to the proceedings if he entered the room prior to actually speaking. All eyes would be on him with looks of ‘where’s he sitting?’ ‘what’s he wearing?’ ‘where’s he standing?’ ‘does he look mad?’ ‘is he going to burst up the microphone and rail against the absurdity of this proposed legislation?’ ‘is he going to speak for us? ‘does he look like he can’t wait his turn to get at that mic????’ ‘bull capital ‘S’ with a hit!

I waited and many citizens from the audience made very cogent and thoughtful remarks for about 20 minutes or so.

Where is Mark?” I kept thinking to myself.

I was also thinking whether I should speak or not. There was nothing new that I could add. Everyone had made most of the points already. The old man next to me rose and then help the hunched over man to his feet. The hunched over man slid off his coat and he was wearing a jogging suit. Both men made their way up to microphone and people made way for him. Then he laid his note cards on the podium to the left and he spoke…..

…unmistakable! Mark Scott’s voice filled the room like we were listening to a live broadcast! The older gentleman in the jogging suit whom I had made way for was Mark Scott himself.

He didn’t look anything like what I thought he would. The carefully styled hair and the running suit didn’t seem to go together – but it was Mark all right!

Mark made great points. I don’t remember exactly what we said but the crowd was cheering when he concluded. I was going to congratulate Mark when he returned to his seat. I couldn’t believe he was sitting right next to me.

But Mark and his friend didn’t sit down. They slowly made their way to the back of the room and then departed.

That’s the moment that I resolved to have a tape recorder the next time that I saw Mark Scott in person.

Most of my other favorite memories of Mark are captured as sound pictures – either as clips or entire broadcasts that I have posted here on this site.

I would love to hear from each of you.

What are your favorite memories of Mark Scott?

Mark Scott – Tape 10: Feb. 16,1996

DFPD14757_grandeMark used to point out that he spent a lot of time preparing for each broadcast. Here’s Mark sorting through materials at this dining room table. THANK YOU again to Alice for this GREAT material and detailed program notes!
Mark Scott Project – WXYT 1996 –Tape 10.mp3
February 16, 1996 – Hour 1
1. Opens with lead to 11:00 session. Interview with Leanne Katz, executive director of the National Coalition Against Censorship, regarding the suspension of a Colorado High School teacher that was fired for showing his students an R rated film. [Note: Although I did not record this interview with Katz — I only have the following with Stubblefield — I decided to leave it in to avoid a break in the introduction and to indicate current events at the time this show was recorded, President’s Day, 1996.]
Tape Summaries 4-13
2. Interview with Robert Stubblefield. Partial interview with Robert Stubblefield, Publisher of The Intellectual Activist
(1991-1996). Discussion of his editorial: “Bring Them Home from
Bosnia.” The Intellectual Activist (Jan. 1996)
a. “Mike from his cellular
a. Partial with “Dave from his cellular.”
(Note: tape breaks here).
End of recording of interview with Robert Stubblefield.
February 19, 1996
3….Aristotle’s Law of Identity. – Objectivists are not conservatives; prohibition against physical force; Socialism as the antithesis of the the right to exist for your own sake. Mark cautions to listen to what people running for office say.
a. “Mary from Madison Heights.” Oprah Winfrey anti-gun ad; statistics. b. “Bob from Novi.” Discussion: United Nations – Communism – Altruism as the moral foundation for Bosnia involvement. (Note: tape ends in the middle of this call).