Scott McClellan

Scott L. McClellan was one of the early movers and shakers in the Free Radio Scene, dating back to the pre-ACE days. He was a member of the Free Radio Campaign-USA, a charter member of The A*C*E, and an avid pirate DXer.

Scott opened what was probably the first pirate-oriented maildrop, the famous PO Box 982, Battle Creek, MI, drop, which was used by Radio Clandestine and many of the other old-time pirate stations. He also published at least one “insider” newsletter for pirate DXers in the period between the end of the FRC-USA and the founding of The ACE. Other interests included amateur radio and hot-air ballooning, and he was undoubtedly the only pirate enthusiast to not only play but teach the bagpipes!

In later years Scott owned and operated a Radio Shack store. He was on his way to work on May 25, 2006, when he had a massive heart attack. He managed to pull off the road and call 911, but he was dead by the time the EMTs arrived. Scott was only 43 years old when he died.

I was fortunate to meet Scott once, back in June of 1987, and I'm really glad I did. He was one nice guy.