5 in mayor's race to face off on radio

August 09, 2007|By John Fritze

Five candidates in Baltimore's mayoral race will face off on WOLB-AM this morning in a debate-like forum - among the first such discussions to be broadcast live.

The candidates will speak on The Larry Young Morning Show (1010 AM) from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Each candidate will offer opening and closing statements and will answer questions from journalists and listeners.

"It's an outlet for our listeners and those running for office to dialogue," Young said.

Mayor Sheila Dixon, City Councilman Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr., schools administrator Andrey Bundley, Del. Jill P. Carter and Circuit Court Clerk Frank M. Conaway are expected to attend.

For several weeks, candidates have been speaking at forums organized by community and religious groups, but they have rarely reached an audience beyond those who show up to listen in person.

Listeners can call 410-481- 1010 between 6:45 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. to pose questions.

Three other Democratic candidates, socialist A. Robert Kaufman, businessman Mike Schaefer and PTA President Phillip A. Brown Jr., will be invited to speak on the show tomorrow, Young said.

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