Garceau to leave WMAR

June 28, 2008|By Ray Frager

Sports anchor Scott Garceau announced that he is leaving his job at WMAR after 28 years on the air in Baltimore.

Garceau made the announcement at the end of his segment during Channel 2's 6 p.m. newscast. He said Thursday would be his last appearance as WMAR's sports anchor but that he would still be seen on WMAR for college lacrosse, the Calvert Hall-Loyola Thanksgiving football game, Orioles Opening Day and Ravens-related programming among other possible assignments.

WMAR's Web site said Garceau would be involved in "special projects" for the station.

Garceau said he would also "pursue other broadcast opportunities" locally and regionally.

Garceau's move was reported earlier in the day by the Web site, which speculated Garceau could land with a Baltimore all-sports radio station or regional cable networks Comcast SportsNet or MASN.

In addition to serving as Channel 2's nightly sports presence, Garceau was a pre-game host and play-by-play man when the station carried the Orioles. He was the Ravens' radio voice for the team's first 10 seasons.

"It's a good thing," Garceau said last night. "They offered me a chance to stay and do the events I like to do."

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