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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2013
The campaign to change the name of Wasington's professional football team will be coming to Baltimore in a "small" way Friday via ads on WBAL radio. WBAL progran director Dave Hill confirmed that Oneida Indian Nation has bought advertising time on the Baltimore radio station to advance its effort to change the name of the Washington Redskins. "We are carrying the ads on WBAL," Hill said in an email response.  "It is a small buy and is not during any Ravens programming. " It was incorrectly reported on at least one national sports website that the ads were running on Thanksgiving.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2013
The campaign to change the name of Wasington's professional football team will be coming to Baltimore in a "small" way Friday via ads on WBAL radio. WBAL progran director Dave Hill confirmed that Oneida Indian Nation has bought advertising time on the Baltimore radio station to advance its effort to change the name of the Washington Redskins. "We are carrying the ads on WBAL," Hill said in an email response.  "It is a small buy and is not during any Ravens programming. " It was incorrectly reported on at least one national sports website that the ads were running on Thanksgiving.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2011
A legendary set of call letters returned to the Baltimore airwaves Monday when CBS radio launched alternative rock station HFS at 97.5 on the FM dial. But competitors, like Dave Hill, the head of programming at 98 Rock (97.9 FM), dismissed the new HFS as a sorry imitation of the landmark rock station that in the 1970s and early '80s built a passionate following with its progressive, free-form programming. The HFS identity expanded in the 1990s with the annual HFStivals music fests.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2013
Mickey Cucchiella, co-host of the morning show on 98 Rock, says he is leaving the station as a result of depression he's been struggling with the past year. In a video that runs 7:54 , Cucchiella says, "I just want to take this time to talk to everybody and explain a couple of things. Number one, I won't be doing the show any more. I'm heartbroken by it, and it's something I will certainly miss. "... The last year or so, I've been battling pretty badly with depression.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2013
Mickey Cucchiella, co-host of the morning show on 98 Rock, says he is leaving the station as a result of depression he's been struggling with the past year. In a video that runs 7:54 , Cucchiella says, "I just want to take this time to talk to everybody and explain a couple of things. Number one, I won't be doing the show any more. I'm heartbroken by it, and it's something I will certainly miss. "... The last year or so, I've been battling pretty badly with depression.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2011
WBAL radio Monday named Merrie Street as news director replacing Mark Miller, who resigned last month. Street, whose resume includes news director and anchor duties at WLIF and WPOC, starts Monday, according to an email from Ed Kiernan, station general manager. "I have to say I was really impressed with her," Kiernan said in a follow-up telephone interview. "WBAL is one of the premier news organizations in the country," Street said in a telephone interview Monday. "This is just a great opportunity and I look so forward to it. " In addition to her career in radio, Street has also been involved in politics running for such offices as Harford County register of wills.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore sun | August 13, 2013
Miri Marshall, a weathercaster at KCEN-TV in central Texas, will join WBAL-TV Aug. 22, as part of the station's weather team, general manager Dan Joerres said Tuesday. Marshall fills a role that became vacant when meterologist John Collins retired as a full-time staffer at the end of May, after 24 years at the station. Collins still has a freelance relationship with WBAL-TV, according to Joerres. "Miri has a lot of personality, a lot of energy on-air," Joerres said Tuesday.
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April 24, 1992
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The undeclared duel between Davis Love III and Fred Couples played second lead yesterday to the cast of players fighting for first place in the Kmart Greater Greensboro Open.Grabbing shares of the spotlight with 5-under-par 67s were Phil Blackmar, Brian Claar, Jeff Maggert, Robert Gamez, Kenny Perry and Bill Britton. Love and Couples have won two tournaments each this year, quite an accomplishment compared with the six leaders' six career tournament wins.Love, winner last week of the Heritage Golf Classic, struggled to an 71, due in part to consecutive bogeys on the back nine.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2012
An attorney representing former 98 Rock DJ Steven G. Smith, better known as Stash, said his client would seek treatment for alcoholism and hoped to return to radio, if not at the same station where he'd been a fixture for more than 20 years. "The problem is with alcohol," attorney Leonard Shapiro said of his client, whose employment at 98 Rock ended this week, days after he was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. "He knows he's got to get into a treatment program.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2011
Shari Elliker is out as afternoon drivetime anchor on the station's "News Journal" program, General Manager Ed Kiernan said Friday. "After months of discussion, we have decided not to renew the contract of Shari Elliker," Kiernan wrote in an email. "Shari has been an important part of the 1090AM/WBAL Radio family.  Whether called upon to be a Talk Show Host or PM Drive Anchor, her characteristic style of hard work, preparation and professionalism is admired by all of us. Thank you, Shari.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2011
WBAL radio Monday named Merrie Street as news director replacing Mark Miller, who resigned last month. Street, whose resume includes news director and anchor duties at WLIF and WPOC, starts Monday, according to an email from Ed Kiernan, station general manager. "I have to say I was really impressed with her," Kiernan said in a follow-up telephone interview. "WBAL is one of the premier news organizations in the country," Street said in a telephone interview Monday. "This is just a great opportunity and I look so forward to it. " In addition to her career in radio, Street has also been involved in politics running for such offices as Harford County register of wills.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2011
A legendary set of call letters returned to the Baltimore airwaves Monday when CBS radio launched alternative rock station HFS at 97.5 on the FM dial. But competitors, like Dave Hill, the head of programming at 98 Rock (97.9 FM), dismissed the new HFS as a sorry imitation of the landmark rock station that in the 1970s and early '80s built a passionate following with its progressive, free-form programming. The HFS identity expanded in the 1990s with the annual HFStivals music fests.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 13, 1991
CHASKA, Minn. -- When it was announced five years ago that the U.S. Open was coming back to Hazeltine National Golf Club in 1991, there was understandable grumbling among the players on the PGA Tour. They didn't know whether to boo or moo.But the course that precipitated one of the biggest controversies in Open history when the tournament was played here 21 years ago is not the same course that will be played when the 91st championship begins today."We might have played a better course than we thought we did," four-time Open champion Jack Nicklaus said yesterday.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2012
Bryan Nehman, co-host of the "Brian and Bryan Show" on Washington's WMAL radio, has been hired by Baltimore's WBAL to replace Dave Durian during morning drive time. Nehman previously anchored morning news on the politically conservative talk and news station in the nation's capital from 2001 to 2011. He's been at the station 12 years. He started as a street reporter, and "was put in the news anchor chair right after 9/11," Nehman said Thursday. "Bryan is one of the brightest young men that I've met, and he is the guy who's going to lead WBAL into the next 20 years of broadcasting," Dave Hill, program director at the station said.
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