FOR THE INSIDE scoop on the goings on at the 33rd annual Grammy Awards -- which will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday on WBAL-TV (Channel 11) -- tune in to Chris Emry and the gang on WIYY-FM's morning show, who'll be broadcasting from New York Tuesday to Saturday.
Scheduled to appear on the broadcasts are Sting, Robin Leach, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Gilbert Gottfried and Tony Bennett.
"We have a ball every year," Emry says.
NAME DROPPING: Actor Kevin Bacon was thrilled when Flite III Studio recently arranged a private screening of his film "Flatliners" for him and some family members.
"He'd never had a chance to see it," Larry Collins, director of sales and marketing for Flite III, told us.
Much of Bacon's new release, "He Said, She Said," was shot at Flite III.
GOOD AS GOLD: In these financially troubled times, it's good to know that there are still companies willing to dig deep in their pockets and give something back to the community. Such is the case with the J. C. Penney Co. which is asking non-profit organizations throughout Central Maryland to submit nominations for the J. C. Penney Golden Rule Awards for their outstanding volunteers.
Six winners, one age 18 or younger, will be chosen by the awards panel, which consists of business and community leaders. Co-chairs for the committee are Evelyn Chatmon, assistant superintendent of Baltimore County Schools Curriculum, and Michael Glenn, president of the Capital Savings Bank.
Deadline is March 16. Call 298-8100 for your nomination form.
THE LUNCH BUNCH: Eugene Lang, a New York millionaire, industrialist and philanthropist, will be the keynote speaker at a kickoff luncheon of Gold Star Week, which recognizes professional excellence and community achievement of Baltimore City public school alumni.
The event, hosted by the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Fund for Educational Excellence, will be held March 1 at the Hyatt Regency.
For info, call 685-8300.
WYST-FM's really been lining up the stars on its morning show, hosted by Big Don O'Brien and Wendy Corey. Over the past few days, "Growing Pains" dad Alan Thicke, "What's Happening?" star Shirley Hemphill and singer Shirley Jones have been on-air guests.
THE UNVEILING of the newly revamped Baltimore Original Sports Bar will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday with a complimentary buffet and loads of prizes. . . . Jazz musician Steve Khan, who's the son of famed songwriter Sammy Cahn, will perform tomorrow night with his trio at the Towson State University's Fine Arts Building. Show time's at 8:15 p.m.; a guitar clinic will precede it at 4 p.m.
TRASH IT: Mayor Kurt Schmoke, Artie Donovan, Ethel Ennis, Cal Ripken Jr. and Wes Unseld will be featured in the first tier of a series of ads for the mayor's new trash campaign called "It's Your Baltimore, Don't Trash It!"
WHOEVER SAID THAT beauty's only skin deep ought to ask Chuck Skinner his opinion on the subject. Skinner, who is the director of the Miss Maryland Pageant, is concerned there has been no Miss Baltimore for two years, mainly because there's been no Miss Baltimore Pageant.
Skinner stresses the value of the program for young women. "We gave out over $16,000 in scholarships last year," he said.
He'd like to find a group of citizens or an organization willing to sponsor a Miss Baltimore pageant so the winner can compete in this year's Miss Maryland Pageant scheduled June 20-22.
If you're interested, call Skinner at 879-3508.
IN FOCUS: Donna Quante, the Baltimore-based camera operator whose work includes "The Cosby Show," will participate in an acting workshop called "I Feel Pretty" Feb. 23 and 24.
Quante, who's partners in a production company with Loretto Gubernatis and Adrienne Newberg, has also been writing her memoirs, which she's dubbed "Baltimore Bimbos."
Call 536-0546 to register for the workshop.
POL PATROL: We had an interesting time at the Allegany County reception Wednesday night at the Loews Hotel.
Looking tree-mendously happy were newlyweds Judy Taylor Orlinsky, lobbyist for the Department of Human Resources, and hubby Wally Orlinsky, who's special assistant for the Department of Natural Resources, planting trees and supporting wildlife in Annapolis.