Scooter Davis passes away

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Longtime broadcaster Scooter Davis lost his battle with cancer Friday morning.

Davis had spent more than 30 years broadcasting at Beaver 96.7 listeners.

According to his bio on, Davis was born in Monmouth, New Jersey, but was raised for the most part in Oldham County, Kentucky.

He first worked at what became the Beaver in 1976 and 1977, leaving briefly before returning in 1982 and staying there for the rest of his career.

Those who knew him best said that Davis always treated everyone fairly, and put his all into whatever event he was assigned to cover.

“He has the biggest heart and I think you can tell that from the way this community loves him. And he genuinely loves everyone. You can’t talk to him without smiling and thinking of all the wonderful things he’s done for the Bowling Green community and for St. Jude and every organization he works with. He puts his whole heart into it. He’s just wonderful,” said Avery Jordan, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

His wife, Tammy Austin, said in an interview in November of 2015 that his love of his job was one of the reasons people in the community responded so well to him.

"That comes through in everything he does, everything he says on the air. He's sending love to each and every listener," said Davis.

Davis said his dedication came easy, because there was always something interesting to learn about at each event.

"I love the stories, because inevitably, that's what makes everything come about for me. I'm a storyteller. That's what I try to do on the radio."

Scooter Davis was 57.

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