December 30, 2011
WBAL radio will launch its new post-Ron-Smith lineup Monday, and it will feature more news and less daytime talk, according to Dave Hill, program director for WBAL and FM sister station 98 Rock. "Maryland's Morning News" will now run for five hours from 5 to 10 a.m., while the station's afternoon newscast anchored by Mary Beth Marsden will start at 2 and end at 6 p.m. It had been starting at 3 p.m. The only daytime talk show will be hosted by Clarence Mitchell IV, known to WBAL audience as C4, who will now start his four-hour program at 10 a.m. The station will offer an expanded 15 minute newscast at noon, and Mitchell will then continue to 2 p.m. Smith, who hosted talk shows on WBAL for 26 years, died this month of pancreatic cancer.
January 3, 2010
On December 31, 2009, CATHERINE LILLIAN MITCHELL, beloved wife of the late Clarence Mitchell; devoted mother of Claudia Reynolds, Charmaine Hershey, Charlotte Frederick, Colleen Johnson and Colette DeGruchy. Also survived by eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Friends may call at the family owned Bruzdzinski Funeral Home P.A., 1407 Old Eastern Avenue, Essex at route 702 (beltway exit 36) on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., Funeral service on Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. Interment Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.
November 29, 2008
It's almost showtime at WBAL, and - for reasons I cannot explain - Clarence Mitchell IV has engaged me in an argument over Easy Cheese and Cheez Whiz. He claims that Cheez Whiz also comes in an aerosol can, which is ridiculous. What's more ridiculous is the notion that anyone would challenge my expertise on processed foods. If you don't know the difference between Easy Cheese, Cheez Whiz and the cheese they put in Cheez and Cracker Snacks, you don't deserve to have a radio talk show. ( For more, go to baltimoresun.
February 27, 2003
AND SO Clarence Mitchell IV trudges through the snow to the unemployment line. Annapolis insiders say he was shoved out of the $92,000-a-year job Gov. Robert Ehrlich handed him as a political payoff, though Housing Secretary Victor Hoskins diplomatically says no, Mitchell quit. In either case, the former state senator is now out of a job, out of favor, and out of participation in all existing political parties. The Democrats don't want him back. They suffered through his ethical conflicts of interest, his financial catastrophes and his political sabotage of last summer, when he turned his back on his party to support Ehrlich.
February 14, 2003
COMPARING PARRIS Glendening and Bob Ehrlich on just one aspect of governance - how they treat the indigent - I must say Ehrlich, the Republican, is head and shoulders above Glendening, the former Democratic governor and alleged liberal. I mean, look at it: One of the first things Glendening did after becoming Maryland governor in the winter of 1995 was scrap a program that made modest monthly subsidies to poor and disabled men, calling it welfare the fifth wealthiest state in the nation could no longer afford.
June 12, 2002
SURELY STATE Sen. Clarence M. Mitchell IV finds himself under considerable strain -- largely of his own making. An undisclosed loan he took from bail bond interests and votes he cast in favor of that industry drew conflict-of-interest inquiries recently from the Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics. He and other members of the Mitchell family face debts exceeding $400,000. And the senator faces a challenging re-election test this summer in a new district where many voters may not know him. He's choosing an odd way to introduce himself.