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Scott Prengel of Granite City, IL

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Scott Prengel of Granite City, IL became a Real Rock Hero in the Real Rock Army today!


Scott was a Sergeant First Class, SFC, Army Infantry

Scott was one week into his freshman year at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign on September 11, 2001. It took a lot to convince him not to drop out and enlist immediately. His father died in a workplace accident and that was the catalyst for his leaving school and enlisting (March 6, 2006). He has been on 2 tours to Iraq (2006; 2008-09) and Afghanistan (2010-11; 2016-17). He is a career soldier and plans on retiring when the Army no longer has use for him

Scott says KSHE really does play the best classic rock and has the most variety. After living outside of the area for so long, you learn to appreciate KSHE. And when they are driving home from wherever they are stationed, they know when they hit the KSHE listening area, they are getting closer to home

Scott and his wife started dating their Junior year of high school. Unfortunately, they broke up their sophomore year at U of I and their lives went in different directions for the next 8 years. They re-friended on MySpace in late 2009 and they started dating again shortly thereafter. In 2013 they had their dream wedding in St. Louis (one his wife had planned since going to venues for her sister’s wedding in 2001). They had their first daughter, Teddy, in 2015. Their second daughter, Thomasin, was born in 2018. Tobias, their son, followed in 2020

Scott is a quintessential family man when he is stateside. He also enjoys running, kettle bell workouts and a nice craft beer. His go to is still Busch Light though … you can take the boy out of Granite, but you can’t take the Granite out of the boy


KSHE songs Scott wanted to hear today:

Nazareth – Hair of the Dog
Rush – The Spirit of Radio
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Gimme Three Steps


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