What Happened to Scott the Engineer?

February 11, 2023

what happened to scott the engineer

What happened to scott the engineer?

Long time engineer for Howard Stern's show, Scott Salem, contacted his bosses about starting a GoFundMe page to raise money for the medical expenses of his wife who was battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The page was launched and fans of the show helped collect close to $73,000 for Salem's family.

Scott Salem has a long history of being an excellent engineer in the radio industry. He has worked with the likes of Frank Zappa (The Man Who Sold the World), Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham and Stanley Clarke.

He's also credited for helping to change the sound of the jazz rock genre by adding hard edge rock sounds to albums such as Mahavishnu Orchestra's Birds of Fire, The Lost Trident Sessions and Spectrum. He's also been involved in the production of David Bowie's albums Hunky Dory and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

In the novelization of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Scott was an engineer on the USS Enterprise during the 23rd century. He was less than happy with his assignment to the command division of Starfleet Academy, and later sabotaged the USS Excelsior, removing parts from the ship's transwarp computer drive.

His relationship with his niece, Dannan Stuart (also a Starfleet officer) was strained at best. In Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Scott warned her to "do not follow that sister of thine that has been thrown in the brig more times than I can count."

According to his bio on the official Wikipedia site, he was born in Scotland. There is debate as to where he was born, however many believe he came from Elgin, a town forty miles west of Aberdeen, or Linlithgow, twenty miles east of Edinburgh.


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