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By Roger Twigg | August 31, 1991
An article and headline in The Sun Saturday gave the wrong title for the employee of a Worcester County radio station charged with contributing to the delinquency of minors by allegedly supplying them with alcohol. Charles Robert Walters is program director of WDMV, not the station manager.The Sun regrets the errors.A Worcester County radio station manager surrendered yesterday to the state police, a day after being charged with contributing to the delinquency of minors by allegedly holding parties where alcohol was consumed by teen-agers.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2014
Gordon K. Harden, a retired insurance executive and World War II veteran, died Wednesday of a heart attack at Carroll Hospital Center. He was 96. The son of Guy Tyson Harden Sr., an egg and butter salesman, and Cecile Kingsley Harden, a homemaker, Gordon Kingsley Harden was born at home in Owings Mills. He was a 1936 graduate of Franklin High School and graduated from Stafford Business College. In 1938, Mr. Harden went to work for Pan American Airways as station manager at Harbor Field, its Baltimore terminal, on Colgate Creek, which is the site of today's Dundalk Marine Terminal.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | January 12, 2001
Two men arrested in the armed robbery of a Maryland City gas station after the manager followed them for more than 20 miles were in custody yesterday, and police said they were investigating possible connections with robberies in several counties. The Exxon station in the 3300 block of Fort Meade Road in Maryland City was robbed Wednesday afternoon. A man with a handgun demanded the money from the register while another man waited outside in a green Pontiac Sunfire. The station manager followed the two to Capital Plaza in Hyattsville, where he flagged down a Prince George's County officer to point out the fleeing men. Police said the driver - identified as Harold N. Wood, 31, of Upper Marlboro - stepped out of the car and was arrested.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2012
Ronald A. Stratton, who boosted ratings and transformed radio stations he managed, died of complications from a stroke June 29 at Madonna Heritage Assisted Living in Jarrettsville. He was 72 and lived in Red Lion, Pa. Born in Detroit, he broke into broadcasting in 1955 when his high school guidance counselor offered him credit if he would assist a local weekly children's TV show in Manton, Mich. "He wrote and typed scripts and was the cameraman," said his daughter, Barbara Stratton of Baltimore.
SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | January 27, 2009
WBAL Radio's sports talk host, Steve Davis, was laid off yesterday, vice president and station manager Jeff Beauchamp said. "We've done some realigning because of the economy," Beauchamp said. "... This was an economic move" unrelated to Davis' performance. ( For more, go to baltimoresun.com/mediumwell)
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By GUS G. SENTEMENTES and GUS G. SENTEMENTES,SUN REPORTER | April 28, 2006
Some customers who pulled up to a BP Amoco gas station in South Baltimore were, for a short time, apparently able to fill their tanks for a price far below what was advertised. But the station wasn't offering a cut-rate deal to cash-strapped customers anxious for relief from the nation's soaring gasoline prices. Police say the gas was being stolen. And the station manager said he had no idea anything was missing until he took a monthly inventory this past weekend and realized his tanks were 800 gallons short.
FEATURES
By DAVID ZURAWIK | July 22, 2006
Riding a strong climate of local news stories and a surprising performance by Orioles baseball, radio station WBAL-AM added 55,000 viewers to its weekly audience, according to figures released yesterday by the Arbitron ratings service. The station's surge -- the most dynamic development in the survey that measured listenership from March to June -- moved the 50,000-watt news and talk station from fifth to third in overall audience size among viewers 12 years and older. Urban-contemporary WERQ-FM and country-themed WPOC-FM remained the top two stations.
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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,SUN STAFF | October 5, 2003
Bel Air's radio station, 91.1 WHFC-FM, operates out of four rooms in the west wing of Joppa Hall at Harford Community College. Its on-air hosts, almost all volunteers, broadcast from an 80-square-foot studio, next to two like-size rooms - one for interviews and another for production. A storage room converted into the station manager's office is a few steps away down a short hall. Licensed and owned by the college, Harford Community Radio might be a small operation by some standards, but it's not short on ambition or goals.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | November 5, 1998
Marcellus Alexander, WJZ general manager and one of the leading figures in the Baltimore television industry, is leaving town to take over Philadelphia CBS station KYW-TV, CBS announced yesterday.The move, which is effective today, will take Alexander from the 24th largest television market in the country to the fourth. He will still be working for CBS, however, as WJZ is also a CBS-owned station.Alexander will be replaced as vice president and general manager at WJZ by Jay Newman, who comes to the station from WWJ in Detroit, the nation's ninth-largest television market.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 20, 2000
WMAR Vice President and General Manager Steve Gigliotti, who has attempted to raise Channel 2's perennial third-place finish among local network TV affiliates by committing to more Baltimore-based programming, will leave his job Feb. 1 to climb the corporate ladder within parent company E. W. Scripps. Gigliotti, who came to WMAR in October 1996, has been named senior vice president of advertising sales for Scripps Networks, putting him in charge of ad sales for the Cincinnati-based company's cable and Internet operations.
EXPLORE
By Steve Jones | January 12, 2012
There are 28 parks in Carroll County, including five in Westminster. The newest will soon have a name, to be chosen from suggestions by the public. "This is the first time we've had this promotion," said Jeff Degitz, the county's Director of Recreation and Parks. "It's not designed to be a popularity contest," he said. "Over 100 people have submitted ideas, and we've asked each of them to detail why their suggestion would be appropriate for the community. So far, a lot of people have come up with creative ideas and names.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2011
Veteran Baltimore newsman Mark Miller is leaving WBAL radio after more than 31 years at the station. As news director for 21 of those years at WBAL, Miller led one of the most competitive and ambitious radio news operations in the country. The station was recently rewarded for its efforts with another national Murrow Award. The 52-year-old journalist said changes in his family life in recent years, which have led to him now commuting be out of state on a regular basis, are partially responsible for the decision to leave WBAL.
SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | January 27, 2009
WBAL Radio's sports talk host, Steve Davis, was laid off yesterday, vice president and station manager Jeff Beauchamp said. "We've done some realigning because of the economy," Beauchamp said. "... This was an economic move" unrelated to Davis' performance. ( For more, go to baltimoresun.com/mediumwell)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun reporter | May 18, 2008
LaFontaine Oliver swears he started to tweak the programming at WEAA-FM (88.9) months before Marc Steiner got fired. It was, he says, part of his long-term mission to increase news and public affairs programming at Morgan State University's radio station. Still, if disaffected WYPR-FM (88.1) listeners want to sample his station's offerings -- if they want to follow Steiner across town to what will be, beginning tomorrow, his new radio home -- Oliver's not going to complain. "It wasn't so much a conscious effort to woo those folks, as much as the stars sort of aligned," says Oliver, WEAA's general manager for the past 15 months.
BUSINESS
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun television critic | November 22, 2006
Drew Berry, general manager and vice president of WMAR-TV (Channel 2), will leave the station Dec. 1 to join the faculty of Hampton University in Virginia. The 50-year-old executive has been at WMAR since 1997. He was news director and station manager before assuming his current duties in 2000. Neither a successor nor interim manager has been named by the E.W. Scripps Co., which owns the Baltimore ABC affiliate. "I have some mixed emotions about leaving," Berry said yesterday after meeting with station employees to announce his departure.
FEATURES
By DAVID ZURAWIK | July 22, 2006
Riding a strong climate of local news stories and a surprising performance by Orioles baseball, radio station WBAL-AM added 55,000 viewers to its weekly audience, according to figures released yesterday by the Arbitron ratings service. The station's surge -- the most dynamic development in the survey that measured listenership from March to June -- moved the 50,000-watt news and talk station from fifth to third in overall audience size among viewers 12 years and older. Urban-contemporary WERQ-FM and country-themed WPOC-FM remained the top two stations.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2014
Gordon K. Harden, a retired insurance executive and World War II veteran, died Wednesday of a heart attack at Carroll Hospital Center. He was 96. The son of Guy Tyson Harden Sr., an egg and butter salesman, and Cecile Kingsley Harden, a homemaker, Gordon Kingsley Harden was born at home in Owings Mills. He was a 1936 graduate of Franklin High School and graduated from Stafford Business College. In 1938, Mr. Harden went to work for Pan American Airways as station manager at Harbor Field, its Baltimore terminal, on Colgate Creek, which is the site of today's Dundalk Marine Terminal.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 10, 2004
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A baffling slow leak of air aboard the International Space Station is still defying detection, forcing its two astronauts to take extra measures to find its source, NASA said yesterday. Although the crew is not in any danger, engineers in Houston and Moscow agreed to start closing hatches, in effect separating the Russian and U.S. sections of the orbital complex. The astronauts' scientific work - curtailed after the shuttle disaster last year forced a reduction in the crew, to two members from three - will come to a complete halt.
NEWS
By GUS G. SENTEMENTES and GUS G. SENTEMENTES,SUN REPORTER | April 28, 2006
Some customers who pulled up to a BP Amoco gas station in South Baltimore were, for a short time, apparently able to fill their tanks for a price far below what was advertised. But the station wasn't offering a cut-rate deal to cash-strapped customers anxious for relief from the nation's soaring gasoline prices. Police say the gas was being stolen. And the station manager said he had no idea anything was missing until he took a monthly inventory this past weekend and realized his tanks were 800 gallons short.
NEWS
By KAREN NITKIN and KAREN NITKIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 27, 2005
For Robert Steinberg, a senior-year internship at Southern High School has turned into his own radio program. Steinberg's show, "Teen Radio," airs every Wednesday and Friday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on WRYR-LP, 97.5 FM. Steinberg plays rock, rap and alternative music, takes phone calls and has occasional guests. He also talks about the high school's sports teams. "I didn't know I was going to host my own show until they told me," Steinberg, 17, said. Steinberg, like many seniors throughout the county, had signed on to do an internship as an elective.
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