WTTR names Brady news director

April 01, 1993|By Amy L. Miller | Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer

WTTR has some new voices in some new places.

With the departure of former news director Lisa Becker, Carroll County's AM radio station has rearranged some schedules and added a few new people.

Carolyn Brady, former afternoon news anchor and reporter, has been promoted to news director. Her afternoon spot is being filled by Jim Epperlein, formerly of Metro Traffic and WJFK in Washington.

Ms. Becker left WTTR about a month ago to take a public relations job with the Maryland Emergency Management Administration, the state agency charged with coordinating statewide responses to disasters.

Ms. Brady said of her new position, "This is a great opportunity to excel in my field of news reporting. It gives me more of an opportunity to cover a lot of Carroll County issues that I feel are important."

WTTR sports reporter Bryan McLean has given up his part-time, night announcer spot to become the station's business manager, replacing Lisa Latimer.

Rich Cook is now the full-time 6 p.m. to midnight announcer.

Filling in where needed has been Mark Woodworth, formerly an announcer with 98 Rock in Baltimore for 12 years.

Mr. Woodworth, who has substituted on the morning and afternoon news shows, usually works Saturdays and alternate Sundays.

"This started as a hobby and it sort of stuck," said Mr. Woodworth of his weekend work. "I hadn't been on the radio for a while, and I really missed it."

Overall, the employees said they are pleased with their new assignments.

"Seriously, this is one of the nicest places I've ever worked in radio," Mr. Woodworth said.

"The people are wonderful here. I wish every job I had in radio had been this nice."

Mr. Epperlein said, "The people here are tremendous. They are all warm and wonderful, typically warm and fuzzy Carroll County."

Both said that unlike most other stations, WTTR is a "full-service radio station."

"WTTR is more like one of the old, big radio stations," Mr. Woodworth said. "WTTR still has a local news department, local sports play by play, public service and public affairs departments."

The station is also untypically community-oriented, Mr. Epperlein said.

"If there was a place that was almost void of egos, this would be it," he said. "On the whole, people are not into themselves, but trying to serve the community."

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