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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2011
TV news has mostly been defined by downward trends the past decade. Shrinking audience. Aging audience. Fragmented audience. But there's been one very bright spot amid the economic and ratings gloom for stations in Baltimore and across the country — the morning news. Mirroring the success of network shows like "The Today Show," and "Good Morning America," local morning news programs are steadily expanding airtime, staff and revenue. Now, some local morning news shows are bringing in more money than the late newscasts — once the cash cows for stations.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
Baltimore County police on Thursday released the 911 calls made by frantic WMAR employees after a man drove into the television news station's building this week. Several callers described how the man crashed a truck though the front of the York Road station but said they did not know where he went. Several callers indicated they were calling from inside locked offices, worrying aloud about the safety of their colleagues. No one was injured in the incident. Tactical officers eventually found Vladimir Mehul Baptiste on the second floor, where he had been watching news broadcasts of the incident.
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NEWS
August 26, 1992
Case for Serbia2 Thank you for the thought-provoking editorial.Anne Hege HughesBaltimoreRadio NewsI recently read Michael Olesker's column in The Sun of Aug. 2, "Less Radio News Is Bad News For Listener," and I agree.Except for a few stations, news is not a priority. Michael Olesker may not be aware of Baltimore's only all-news radio station, WERQ, 1010 on the AM dial.We have been programming CNN Headline News, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., since last April. We also supplement CNN with local news, sports, weather and traffic reports every half hour.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Vladimir Mehul Baptiste imagined conversations with his family, according to his mother, banged on the walls of his home screaming, "What's wrong with me?" and sat in a rainstorm because he said it felt good. The man now accused of ramming a stolen truck into the WMAR television station had been hospitalized at psychiatric facilities in recent years, his mother said in an interview. She expressed concern her son was using marijuana. Baptiste was under outpatient care as recently as Monday - one day before police say he barricaded himself into the Towson offices of Channel 2 news.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
Baltimore County police on Thursday released the 911 calls made by frantic WMAR employees after a man drove into the television news station's building this week. Several callers described how the man crashed a truck though the front of the York Road station but said they did not know where he went. Several callers indicated they were calling from inside locked offices, worrying aloud about the safety of their colleagues. No one was injured in the incident. Tactical officers eventually found Vladimir Mehul Baptiste on the second floor, where he had been watching news broadcasts of the incident.
NEWS
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Vladimir Mehul Baptiste imagined conversations with his family, according to his mother, banged on the walls of his home screaming, "What's wrong with me?" and sat in a rainstorm because he said it felt good. The man now accused of ramming a stolen truck into the WMAR television station had been hospitalized at psychiatric facilities in recent years, his mother said in an interview. She expressed concern her son was using marijuana. Baptiste was under outpatient care as recently as Monday - one day before police say he barricaded himself into the Towson offices of Channel 2 news.
NEWS
October 4, 2004
On October 2, 2004, RUTH IRENE (nee Mummaugh) beloved wife of 58 years to William Douglas Sullivan, mother of Stephen and wife Sharon Sullivan and Barbara Ann and husband Larry Jenkins, grandmother of Dale and wife Jen Sullivan, Kelly Sullivan and April Sullivan and her fiance Charlie Claggett Jr. She is predeceased by sister and brother-in-law Addie and Bill Hooper. Funeral services at ECKHARDT FUNERAL CHAPEL P.A., MD 30 & Charmil Dr., Manchester, Wednesday at 11 A.M. Interment Druid Ridge Cemetery.
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By DOUG BROWN | October 18, 1995
Retired Virginia coach Jim "Ace" Adams, a former Johns Hopkins All-American, is one of eight inductees with a Baltimore connection who will enter the Virginia Lacrosse Hall of Fame during a ceremony Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.The other seven in the Hall's inaugural class of 10 are Jay Connor, who played for Towson High and Virginia and coached at Loyola College; Tom Duquette, who played for Gilman and Virginia; Pete Eldredge, who played for Severn and...
FEATURES
August 22, 1991
You weren't falling asleep at the wheel when you heard the voices of Brian and O'Brien this morning on AM/FM stations WYST (1010 AM and 92.3 FM), now known as 92 Q. They are on the air in a recorded format, said Bill Hooper, general manager.The raucous team of Brian Wilson and Don O'Brien was once the top-rated morning drive program at WBSB-FM (B-104). Baltimore's bad boys of the airwaves, they threw insults at radio listeners. The two eventually split after Wilson left WBSB in May 1988. O'Brien was fired in March 1989.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2014
"ABC2 In Focus," a revamped local newscast promising more in-depth coverage and investigative journalism, will premiere at 6 tonight on WMAR, Channel 2. "We've noticed a thirst in the market for in-depth stories,” WMAR News Director Kelly Groft said in a news release announcing the debut. “We'll always cover the news of the day, it's just now, at 6 p.m., we'll slow down a bit, dig deeper and ask more questions. " The program, which officials at WMAR say has been in the works for "quite some time," will also include additional online content, as well as content aimed at social media and other mobile platforms.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2011
TV news has mostly been defined by downward trends the past decade. Shrinking audience. Aging audience. Fragmented audience. But there's been one very bright spot amid the economic and ratings gloom for stations in Baltimore and across the country — the morning news. Mirroring the success of network shows like "The Today Show," and "Good Morning America," local morning news programs are steadily expanding airtime, staff and revenue. Now, some local morning news shows are bringing in more money than the late newscasts — once the cash cows for stations.
NEWS
August 26, 1992
Case for Serbia2 Thank you for the thought-provoking editorial.Anne Hege HughesBaltimoreRadio NewsI recently read Michael Olesker's column in The Sun of Aug. 2, "Less Radio News Is Bad News For Listener," and I agree.Except for a few stations, news is not a priority. Michael Olesker may not be aware of Baltimore's only all-news radio station, WERQ, 1010 on the AM dial.We have been programming CNN Headline News, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., since last April. We also supplement CNN with local news, sports, weather and traffic reports every half hour.
BUSINESS
By Henry Scarupa | January 5, 1991
AM radio station WYST dropped its oldies format yesterday and now is simulcasting the adult contemporary programming of its sister station, WYST-FM.The changeover, which went into effect at 3 p.m., resulted in the layoff of five on-the-air personalities, including Phil Wood, who had conducted a sports talk show six days a week for the past two years. Mr. Wood had a revenue-sharing arrangement with the station and was not on the staff.Bill Hooper, manager of both stations, said at least one of the laid-off broadcasters would be transferred outside the Baltimore area to another station owned by the Bethesda-based parent corporation, United Broadcasting.
BUSINESS
February 7, 2007
The Adams Express Co. elected David D. Weaver as vice president of research for the Baltimore-based closed-end investment company. T. Rowe Price named Steven C. Huber as a senior portfolio specialist in the firm's fixed income division. He formerly was the chief investment officer for the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System. Defense Northrop Grumman Corp. appointed Teri G.
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