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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 11, 1998
Baltimore was just supposed to be a brief stop on the way to big-time TV success.Some brief stop. Two decades later, Marty Bass is still plugging away on WJZ, Channel 13, doing the weather, playing Costello to Don Scott's Abbott, firming up his reputation as one of the most irrepressible (some might prefer incorrigible) talents on Baltimore's airwaves.A native of Kentucky, Bass has spent the past 16 years as co-host of WJZ's morning show, a ratings champion that outdraws the competition by a greater margin than any other local weekday news show.
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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 8, 2004
There's your usual hot Baltimore summer. And then there's a hot-hot-hot B-more summer. Think the latter, according to the latest word on the street. "Hot" as in George Clooney coming to town. Are we talking a new flick being filmed here? Nobody's confirming anything yet. But it's looking good. Just like Mr. Clooney. Oh, and did we mention another sizzling name being bandied about in reference to a Charm City visit as well? A certain Matt Damon? Stay tuned. And then there's that scorcher that was filmed here last year.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | August 12, 1996
To hear CBS' on-air talent talk, the brave new world of morning television begins today -- with a step so huge it will render the other players obsolete, yet so obvious it's a wonder nobody thought of it before.Get local stations more involved, the network news brass has decided. Let them carry part of the show.Beginning today, "This Morning" (besides dropping CBS from the title) will split itself in half: From 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., the show will become essentially an hour-long extension of WJZ, Channel 13's hugely popular morning program with Don Scott and Marty Bass.
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By Kevin Cowherd | January 29, 2004
LET THE word go out to every corner of the land, and let it be accompanied by the pealing of church bells and ringing of cell phones and beeping of instant messages on Pentium 3 processors. Let Letterman and Leno and Conan O'Brien know, and the morning shock jocks on radio, and the snarky columnists from the slick weekly newsmagazines. Let them know this: We're not snow wimps around here anymore. Nope, those days are over, hon. No more whining about the weather from us. No, sir. Fact is, winter doesn't much scare us anymore.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,Staff Writer | August 8, 1992
So you're a producer of the early morning news program on Channel 13 and you're waiting for Anita Nall to show up at your station for an exclusive interview.You look up at a TV monitoring the competition, and there is Baltimore's Olympic heroine being interviewed on Channel 11 -- live -- just a few hundred yards away down Television Hill!When the staff at WJZ saw their star on WBAL yesterday, they reacted immediately."They dispatched an envoy who politely reminded us where we were supposed to be in the first place, up at Channel 13 being interviewed by Marty Bass," said John Nall, Anita's father.
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By Sloane Brown | October 10, 1999
The preview party for the American Visionary Art Museum's new exhibition, "We Are Not Alone: Angels and Other Aliens," certainly proved that premise. About 700 earthly beings, some in wild makeup and costumes, milled among images of unearthly beings on the museum's walls and pedestals.Tinsel-haloed "angels" gazed at those in immortalized in oil. "Death," carrying a cardboard sickle, dawdled among designs of devils and deities. And some glittering "extraterrestrials" joined other guests dancing in the museum's art barn.
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By Nathan Pitts | January 11, 1996
Cards on the tableIt's time once again for baseball fans to put their coats, caps and gloves on and head to the next show. The 7th Annual National Sports Cards, Racing, Comic and Memorabilia Show will be held from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Pikesville Armory, 610 Reisterstown Road. Free parking.Scheduled to appear Saturday are: Rocky Coppinger from 10 a.m. to noon; Rick Krivda, 10 a.m. to noon; Joe Morgan, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Johnny Bench, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, Ozzie Smith will be there from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Lou Brock, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.Admission is $3.50 per day, children under seven admitted free.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | October 29, 1993
B. J. Murphy went home "relieved and disappointed" Tuesday night after more than three weeks living in the studios of WXYV-FM (102.7), after a marathon stunt supporting efforts to win an expansion franchise from the National Football League."
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By DAN RODRICKS | July 14, 1995
Stan Stovall and Marty Bass top the list of best-dressed news dudes in Baltimore. So say the readers of This Just In, who wrote, phoned and faxed their opinions from throughout the Greater Patapsco Drainage Basin. Stovall (Channel 2) also got a vote for "best undressed." He has, of course, that tremendous physique, which sometimes makes his clothes look too snug. But who am I to argue? Stovall got the most votes. Bass fTC (Channel 13) was a close second, followed by Norm Lewis (2), Virg Jacques (11)
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By GREGORY KANE | February 20, 1999
CHANNEL 13's Marty Bass -- meteorologist, broadcast journalist.And racist?That's what a caller to The Sun implied. He didn't say it outright. He used one of the now famous euphemisms. Bass, the caller charged, uttered a remark that was "disrespectful" to black folks.The alleged "offense" occurred a couple of weeks back, when the Carroll County school board voted to have students attend school on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and Presidents Day. According to the caller, Don Scott of the morning show read the news, and Bass yelled out, "Yahoo!
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN TELEVISION WRITER | January 28, 2001
Today's Super Bowl is not only the testing ground for the Giants and the Ravens. It's also D-Day for the television industry - the culmination of months of work by hundreds of people charged with devising ways to keep 130 million viewers glued to the tube. "It's the biggest media spectacle of the year," said Alex Bogusky, creative director of the Miami-based advertising firm Crispin, Porter & Bogusky. "So many people are watching television that the streets are clear." As is even acknowledged by CBS, which will carry the game locally on WJZ, much of what viewers see will have precious little to do with football.
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By Milton Kent | February 18, 2000
There are lots of benefits to being host of a nightly radio talk show on one of the most popular stations in your hometown, but one of the chief ones for Steve Melewski is this: People he knows may now actually believe he does it for a living. Melewski, who takes over the reins of WBAL's "SportsLine" starting Monday night, says his career path, through places like Frederick and Richmond, Va., has been a successful one, though it had taken him out of hearing range of friends and family.
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By Sloane Brown | October 10, 1999
The preview party for the American Visionary Art Museum's new exhibition, "We Are Not Alone: Angels and Other Aliens," certainly proved that premise. About 700 earthly beings, some in wild makeup and costumes, milled among images of unearthly beings on the museum's walls and pedestals.Tinsel-haloed "angels" gazed at those in immortalized in oil. "Death," carrying a cardboard sickle, dawdled among designs of devils and deities. And some glittering "extraterrestrials" joined other guests dancing in the museum's art barn.
NEWS
By GREGORY KANE | February 20, 1999
CHANNEL 13's Marty Bass -- meteorologist, broadcast journalist.And racist?That's what a caller to The Sun implied. He didn't say it outright. He used one of the now famous euphemisms. Bass, the caller charged, uttered a remark that was "disrespectful" to black folks.The alleged "offense" occurred a couple of weeks back, when the Carroll County school board voted to have students attend school on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and Presidents Day. According to the caller, Don Scott of the morning show read the news, and Bass yelled out, "Yahoo!
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 11, 1998
Baltimore was just supposed to be a brief stop on the way to big-time TV success.Some brief stop. Two decades later, Marty Bass is still plugging away on WJZ, Channel 13, doing the weather, playing Costello to Don Scott's Abbott, firming up his reputation as one of the most irrepressible (some might prefer incorrigible) talents on Baltimore's airwaves.A native of Kentucky, Bass has spent the past 16 years as co-host of WJZ's morning show, a ratings champion that outdraws the competition by a greater margin than any other local weekday news show.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | August 12, 1996
To hear CBS' on-air talent talk, the brave new world of morning television begins today -- with a step so huge it will render the other players obsolete, yet so obvious it's a wonder nobody thought of it before.Get local stations more involved, the network news brass has decided. Let them carry part of the show.Beginning today, "This Morning" (besides dropping CBS from the title) will split itself in half: From 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., the show will become essentially an hour-long extension of WJZ, Channel 13's hugely popular morning program with Don Scott and Marty Bass.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 8, 2004
There's your usual hot Baltimore summer. And then there's a hot-hot-hot B-more summer. Think the latter, according to the latest word on the street. "Hot" as in George Clooney coming to town. Are we talking a new flick being filmed here? Nobody's confirming anything yet. But it's looking good. Just like Mr. Clooney. Oh, and did we mention another sizzling name being bandied about in reference to a Charm City visit as well? A certain Matt Damon? Stay tuned. And then there's that scorcher that was filmed here last year.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | January 29, 2004
LET THE word go out to every corner of the land, and let it be accompanied by the pealing of church bells and ringing of cell phones and beeping of instant messages on Pentium 3 processors. Let Letterman and Leno and Conan O'Brien know, and the morning shock jocks on radio, and the snarky columnists from the slick weekly newsmagazines. Let them know this: We're not snow wimps around here anymore. Nope, those days are over, hon. No more whining about the weather from us. No, sir. Fact is, winter doesn't much scare us anymore.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Nathan Pitts | January 11, 1996
Cards on the tableIt's time once again for baseball fans to put their coats, caps and gloves on and head to the next show. The 7th Annual National Sports Cards, Racing, Comic and Memorabilia Show will be held from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Pikesville Armory, 610 Reisterstown Road. Free parking.Scheduled to appear Saturday are: Rocky Coppinger from 10 a.m. to noon; Rick Krivda, 10 a.m. to noon; Joe Morgan, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Johnny Bench, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, Ozzie Smith will be there from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Lou Brock, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.Admission is $3.50 per day, children under seven admitted free.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | July 14, 1995
Stan Stovall and Marty Bass top the list of best-dressed news dudes in Baltimore. So say the readers of This Just In, who wrote, phoned and faxed their opinions from throughout the Greater Patapsco Drainage Basin. Stovall (Channel 2) also got a vote for "best undressed." He has, of course, that tremendous physique, which sometimes makes his clothes look too snug. But who am I to argue? Stovall got the most votes. Bass fTC (Channel 13) was a close second, followed by Norm Lewis (2), Virg Jacques (11)
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