Jon Scott was born and raised in Memphis, attending schools at Treadwell, Grahamwood and graduating from White Station High School in 1963.
Jon went to Memphis State for 2 years and since at that time they did not have a campus radio dept, Jon decided to follow his dream of broadcasting at the world famous Keegans Radio School in Memphis. Jon went to work at WMC-FM 100 in 1967. FM 100 was the first station in the Mid-South to play Rock music on the FM dial and into the 70's introducing the Mid-South to Progressive Radio with 400,000 watts of power.The station was responsible for breaking many new artists such as David Bowie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top and many more.
In 1974, Jon was hired by MCA Records as a regional promotion person and was then transfered to Los Angeles to become VP of Rock Promotion, where he worked closely with the careers of Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Mellencamp, The Who, and many others. In 1978 , Jon was hired by ABC Records where he was widely credited with "breaking' the career of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. At ABC Jon also worked with Steely Dan, Jimmy Buffett and many others.
He has also worked for the music industry charity, The TJ Martell Foundation for Cancer, Leukemia, and AIDS as an event consultant for 20 years.
In August 2006, David Fleischman and Jon created AllMemphisMusic.com, an internet radio station that is devoted to spreading the word about Memphis Music.