Radio's Steiner to lead call-in show on public TV Reaction: WJHU's talk-show host will chat with viewers after a PBS televised debate about Congress.

On the Air

September 01, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Dribs and drabs from the notebook...

Marc Steiner, whose afternoon radio show on WJHU-FM (88.1) is a highlight of that station's daily programming, as well as its only local talk show, is soon to become a TV star.

"MPT On the Line," to follow PBS's televised debate on "The Future of Congress" Sept. 29, will feature Steiner taking calls from viewers interested in talking about what they've just seen, whether they want to react to what was said or give their own views on the subject.

A second show is scheduled to air in October. Plans after that zTC are indefinite, but MPT hopes to make the show a monthly or quarterly event.

Steiner is a Baltimore native whose past includes stints as

everything from political activist to teacher.

WJHU's "The Marc Steiner Show" debuted in 1993. It is heard weekdays from noon to 2 p.m.

Going to Korea

Wasn't it Eisenhower who said, "I will go to Korea?"

Nowadays, it's the folks at WMAR, Channel 2, who will be joining a group of Korean and African-American ministers on a trip to the Asian country Sept. 9-19.

The trip, mounted in reaction to what is viewed as strained relationships between the African-American and Korean communities in Baltimore, will be led by the Rev. Chun Chong You, president of the Council of Korean Churches in Maryland, and the Rev. Frank M. Reid III, pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Others going include the Rev. Norman Handy of Unity United Methodist Church, Baltimore, and Bishop Frank C. Showell of First Apostolic Faith Church of Jesus Christ Inc., Baltimore.

WMAR, represented by reporter Terry Owens, videographer David Brazelton and public affairs director Lori Grant, is set to be the only local news operation accompanying the delegation.

A series of reports on the trip, to be titled "Bridging the Gap: Korean-American Relations," will air in October.

New voice

There's a new voice on the air at WBAL-AM (1090).

Rosearl Julian, who spent 15 years at WFBR before leaving that station in 1987, will join the WBAL staff Tuesday.

Television memories

Two of My Three Sons, a young witch and an Oscar-nominated actress will be on hand for next weekend's Greater Washington, D.C., Movie and TV Collectibles Show in Gaithersburg.

Barry and Stanley Livingston, who played Ernie and Chip Douglas on TV's long-running "My Three Sons," will be joined by Erin Murphy, Tabitha on "Bewitched," and Candy Clark, nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "American Graffiti," in which she played the object of Charles Martin Smith's lust.

The show, at the Gaithersburg Holiday Inn on Montgomery Village Avenue, will run 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $5. For more information, call (301) 216-0876.

News readers

A pair of new old voices has been added to the news-reading lineup at Metro Networks.

Kelly Saunders, a long-time radio voice and entertainment reporter on WJZ, Channel 13, will be reading the morning news on WQSR-FM (105.7), WWLG-AM (1360), WASA-AM (1330) and WANN-AM (1190).

Lisa Callahan, a former voice of Metro Traffic who recently left WJHU-FM (88.1), will read the morning news on WGRX-FM (100.7) and WOCT-FM (104.3).

Pub Date: 9/01/96

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