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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,SUN STAFF | May 11, 1996
Squeaky-voiced talk show host Allan Prell scanned the horses streaming across the finish line at the end of the third race yesterday at Pimlico Race Course for some sign of the 2-year-old colt that bears his name."
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November 25, 2011
H.L. Mencken once observed that newspapers, by nature, are bellicose and do not speak in support of anyone or anything unless they absolutely can't help it. There are any number of public figures in Maryland and beyond who would attest to this. But on rare occasion, we have the good fortune to encounter someone who merits words of praise, and so exceptions have to be made. To leave such thoughts to obituary writers alone would, at the very least, deny the living the potentially defibrillating shock of reading them in this forum.
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November 25, 2011
H.L. Mencken once observed that newspapers, by nature, are bellicose and do not speak in support of anyone or anything unless they absolutely can't help it. There are any number of public figures in Maryland and beyond who would attest to this. But on rare occasion, we have the good fortune to encounter someone who merits words of praise, and so exceptions have to be made. To leave such thoughts to obituary writers alone would, at the very least, deny the living the potentially defibrillating shock of reading them in this forum.
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By STEPHEN KIEHL and STEPHEN KIEHL,SUN REPORTER | June 15, 2006
Allan Prell was back on the radio the other night and, as he might say, it was a glorious occasion. He laughed riotously at his own jokes. He made fun of callers foolish enough to share details of their personal lives. And he was oh so naughty. Baltimore remembers naughty Allan. His provocative and often hilarious morning talk show aired on WBAL Radio from 1982 to 1999. Since then, he's worked for stations in Denver and Seattle, before returning to his home in Northern Virginia. Tuesday night, he filled in on the nationally syndicated Jim Bohannon Show out of Washington.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,SUN STAFF | July 22, 1996
She stakes out her positions in no uncertain terms, beating up on liberals in general and Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton in particular. But she also lambastes conservatives who displease her, including House Speaker Newt Gingrich.She's highly opinionated but also informed and articulate, and persistent enough to be a distinctive presence in the cut-and-thrust world of Baltimore talk radio.If you tune in, you know her name -- or as much of it as she's willing to reveal: "Helga from Westminster."
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | January 7, 2005
Attention fans of Allan Prell, the former longtime WBAL radio personality: He didn't retire. He didn't join a cult. He didn't sell any of the screenplays he was always threatening to write. Instead, he's taking his act to Seattle. Starting Monday, the Allan Prell Show will air from 9 a.m. to noon every weekday on Newsradio 710 KIRO, the top-rated news-talk station in the Pacific Northwest. Prell, who was host of a popular morning talk show from 1982 to 1999 at WBAL Radio, signed a three-year contract with the station.
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January 6, 2000
SILVER SPRING -- In this post-modern, omni-ironic world we inhabit, fewer and fewer things are exactly what they say they are. "The Movie Show on Radio" is one of those straightforward rarities. It's a show about movies. It's on radio. How hard is that? Think "Sneak Previews," minus the thumbs. And minus clips, too, at least visual ones. Once you get past "The Movie Show's" straightforward mission, however, its back-story is as full of twists and turns as the latest installment in the "Lethal Weapon" franchise.
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By STEPHEN KIEHL and STEPHEN KIEHL,SUN REPORTER | June 15, 2006
Allan Prell was back on the radio the other night and, as he might say, it was a glorious occasion. He laughed riotously at his own jokes. He made fun of callers foolish enough to share details of their personal lives. And he was oh so naughty. Baltimore remembers naughty Allan. His provocative and often hilarious morning talk show aired on WBAL Radio from 1982 to 1999. Since then, he's worked for stations in Denver and Seattle, before returning to his home in Northern Virginia. Tuesday night, he filled in on the nationally syndicated Jim Bohannon Show out of Washington.
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October 27, 1992
National radio and television talk-show host Larry King can be heard in the morning as well as at 11 p.m. this week in a three-hour daily political special on WBAL-AM (1090), and producers promise that President Bush and his presidential challengers, Democratic nominee Bill Clinton and independent Ross Perot, will each be heard live during the week.However, the day and time of candidates' appearances have not been made known, according to the station.Mr. King's program, which also features a variety of political guests and phone calls from listeners across the country, can be heard from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily through Friday, pre-empting the bulk of "The Allan Prell Show."
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By Ellen Hawks | September 24, 1991
Current volunteers' news and needs:Mid-Town Community Churches Association. To help fund a 30-bed extra care facility being established by the association, its volunteers are holding a fund-raiser called Septemberfest '91, from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Friends School at 5114 N. Charles St. The party will include a gourmet box lunch, door prizes, live music, street performers, a live radio show and more.The radio show, called the ''Clash of the Talk Show Titans II,'' will feature WBAL-radio's Allan Prell, Ron Smith and Evening Sun columnist Dan Rodricks.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | January 7, 2005
Attention fans of Allan Prell, the former longtime WBAL radio personality: He didn't retire. He didn't join a cult. He didn't sell any of the screenplays he was always threatening to write. Instead, he's taking his act to Seattle. Starting Monday, the Allan Prell Show will air from 9 a.m. to noon every weekday on Newsradio 710 KIRO, the top-rated news-talk station in the Pacific Northwest. Prell, who was host of a popular morning talk show from 1982 to 1999 at WBAL Radio, signed a three-year contract with the station.
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January 6, 2000
SILVER SPRING -- In this post-modern, omni-ironic world we inhabit, fewer and fewer things are exactly what they say they are. "The Movie Show on Radio" is one of those straightforward rarities. It's a show about movies. It's on radio. How hard is that? Think "Sneak Previews," minus the thumbs. And minus clips, too, at least visual ones. Once you get past "The Movie Show's" straightforward mission, however, its back-story is as full of twists and turns as the latest installment in the "Lethal Weapon" franchise.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,SUN STAFF | July 22, 1996
She stakes out her positions in no uncertain terms, beating up on liberals in general and Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton in particular. But she also lambastes conservatives who displease her, including House Speaker Newt Gingrich.She's highly opinionated but also informed and articulate, and persistent enough to be a distinctive presence in the cut-and-thrust world of Baltimore talk radio.If you tune in, you know her name -- or as much of it as she's willing to reveal: "Helga from Westminster."
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,SUN STAFF | May 11, 1996
Squeaky-voiced talk show host Allan Prell scanned the horses streaming across the finish line at the end of the third race yesterday at Pimlico Race Course for some sign of the 2-year-old colt that bears his name."
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By Steve McKerrow | February 12, 1991
ON AND OFF THE AIR:* It has been a long time since television and movies were considered competing media, as illustrated again tomorrow morning with the announcement of Academy Awards nominees. The nominees are scheduled to be revealed out in California shortly after 5:30 a.m., meaning that "CBS This Morning," "Good Morning America" (ABC) and "Today" (NBC) can all cover the event live.Don't be surprised to see Kevin Costner and his epic "Dances With Wolves" in at least three categories: Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.
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By Chet Dembeck | September 28, 1993
IT'S been several weeks since I've had my last fix. This time, I hope to abstain from a bad habit I've acquired over the last 20 years: talk radio.It began when Alan Christian, the ex-Marine, came to host a new kind of program on WCBM -- a talk show. Amazed, I listened to the uncensored ignorance and bigotry. It was disturbing, but it was also entertaining. I followed anxiously on Halloween night when Alan and listeners stalked vampire graves in Baltimore County, only to find fresh cow manure.
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