Walter Allen Teas Jr., a former AM-radio morning host who also made numerous commercials at a studio he owned, died of heart disease June 19 at his Catonsville home. He was 84.
Born in San Antonio, he worked in radio in his home town, as well as Dallas, St. Louis and Tulsa before moving to Baltimore in 1953 and joining WFBR-AM. He used the phrase, "Walt Teas, if you please" on its morning show broadcast from North Avenue.
In 1959, he became a freelance announcer and commercial narration artist.
In 1983, with his son, Walter Allen Teas III, he founded his Sound One Productions, which was initially on U.S. 40 in Ellicott City and later in Catonsville.