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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,Sun Reporter | January 25, 2007
A three-hour appearance yesterday by former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and his wife, Kendel, as talk-show hosts on a Baltimore radio station became a nostalgic walk through the Ehrlich administration's accomplishments and a chance for the Ehrlichs' supporters to thank them for their service to Maryland. "It's the Ehrlich edition of the Tom Marr Show!" the former governor said after every commercial break, naming the host who normally takes the 9 a.m.-to-noon slot on WCBM-AM. "You're doing a good job," Kendel Ehrlich told her husband, who was elected Maryland's governor in 2002, the first Republican governor in 36 years.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 26, 2011
George E. Dail, a retired businessman who was a talk-radio host and newspaper columnist, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime Aberdeen resident was 80. Mr. Dail, the son of a Ford Motor Co. executive and a homemaker, was born and raised in Norfolk, Va. Mr. Dail dropped out of high school, lied about his age and enlisted in the Army when he was 16 years old. He was stationed in Germany, where he played in an Army band. After being discharged from the Army in the late 1940s, he earned his General Education Development diploma.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | April 7, 1996
How do you replace a 30-year-old broadcasting institution?If you're WCBM-AM (680), and the institution you're trying to replace is local mainstay Tom Marr, you scour the nation -- but don't neglect your own back yard.The nation part explains why you've been hearing a bunch of new voices on the air from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily for the past several weeks. So far, four hosts -- including one that's really a team of two guys -- have had a week each to convince WCBM's listeners and management that they deserve to replace Mr. Marr, who left Baltimore in February for a radio job in Philadelphia.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,Sun Reporter | January 25, 2007
A three-hour appearance yesterday by former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and his wife, Kendel, as talk-show hosts on a Baltimore radio station became a nostalgic walk through the Ehrlich administration's accomplishments and a chance for the Ehrlichs' supporters to thank them for their service to Maryland. "It's the Ehrlich edition of the Tom Marr Show!" the former governor said after every commercial break, naming the host who normally takes the 9 a.m.-to-noon slot on WCBM-AM. "You're doing a good job," Kendel Ehrlich told her husband, who was elected Maryland's governor in 2002, the first Republican governor in 36 years.
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By ROB HIAASEN and ROB HIAASEN,SUN REPORTER | May 24, 2006
He's back where he began in Baltimore radio. Syndicated conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, canceled on WBAL-AM in March after a decade on the Baltimore station, joins WCBM-AM's talk-show lineup June 1. Limbaugh, who will still be heard on WBAL until May 31, replaces talk show host G. Gordon Liddy on WCBM in its noon-to-3 p.m. weekday time slot. "Limbaugh is an icon. He represents conservative talk radio," said WCBM General Manager Bob Pettit, who had the challenge of programming against Limbaugh.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | April 27, 1995
Bill Clinton's right when he says the country's got to learn some speaking manners, but he's wrong if he thinks the radio talk show people prompted the bombing in Oklahoma City. Those shows are too stupid and boring to cause anyone to take up violence, except maybe to slam their radios into a wall. And I say this with great admiration.Every day, the ones not only like the sellout Limbaugh, but the local guys like Ron Smith and Tom Marr and Les Kinsolving, go on the air and pretend to be experts on the state of the world.
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By WILEY HALL | September 29, 1994
A Middle River man named Merriam King has been insisting for several months now that I denounce what he calls the "overt racism" of the conservative talk show hosts on WCBM Radio.Now, you must understand that Merriam is a sweet-talking ol' cuss who has called at least twice a week since June to cajole me into writing what he wants me to write."I think you're afraid," he snarled contemptuously during a typical call yesterday. "I think you're afraid to take on the right wing. I think all you media people stick together.
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By SYLVIA BADGER | September 29, 1990
Thanks to the involvement of people like Marvin Bush, President and Mrs. Bush's youngest son, and Rolf Benirschke, former place kicker for the San Diego Chargers, people are finally talking publicly about ileitis and colitis. These are devastating, life-threatening diseases of the bowel for which there is currently no cure. But there is help.Bush and Benirschke both were afflicted and have become spokesmen for the National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis (NFIC). This past week, Bush was the guest of honor at a party at the Sheraton Inner Harbor, sponsored by the Maryland Chapter of NFIC.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 26, 2011
George E. Dail, a retired businessman who was a talk-radio host and newspaper columnist, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime Aberdeen resident was 80. Mr. Dail, the son of a Ford Motor Co. executive and a homemaker, was born and raised in Norfolk, Va. Mr. Dail dropped out of high school, lied about his age and enlisted in the Army when he was 16 years old. He was stationed in Germany, where he played in an Army band. After being discharged from the Army in the late 1940s, he earned his General Education Development diploma.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | October 12, 1997
Tom Marr still thinks plenty highly of Philadelphia, but not of the radio station he signed on with full time last year.Which is why he and the City of Brotherly Love have parted company and he's back on the airwaves in Baltimore, where he'd been a news and talk-radio fixture for nearly three decades before heading north. He can be heard on WCBM-AM (680) weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m."Before I worked [at WWDB-FM] full time, I used to refer to it as one of America's great radio stations," says Marr, who'd spent eight years as a part-timer doing a Saturday night show and occasionally filling in mornings at the station.
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By ROB HIAASEN and ROB HIAASEN,SUN REPORTER | May 24, 2006
He's back where he began in Baltimore radio. Syndicated conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, canceled on WBAL-AM in March after a decade on the Baltimore station, joins WCBM-AM's talk-show lineup June 1. Limbaugh, who will still be heard on WBAL until May 31, replaces talk show host G. Gordon Liddy on WCBM in its noon-to-3 p.m. weekday time slot. "Limbaugh is an icon. He represents conservative talk radio," said WCBM General Manager Bob Pettit, who had the challenge of programming against Limbaugh.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | October 12, 1997
Tom Marr still thinks plenty highly of Philadelphia, but not of the radio station he signed on with full time last year.Which is why he and the City of Brotherly Love have parted company and he's back on the airwaves in Baltimore, where he'd been a news and talk-radio fixture for nearly three decades before heading north. He can be heard on WCBM-AM (680) weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m."Before I worked [at WWDB-FM] full time, I used to refer to it as one of America's great radio stations," says Marr, who'd spent eight years as a part-timer doing a Saturday night show and occasionally filling in mornings at the station.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | April 7, 1996
How do you replace a 30-year-old broadcasting institution?If you're WCBM-AM (680), and the institution you're trying to replace is local mainstay Tom Marr, you scour the nation -- but don't neglect your own back yard.The nation part explains why you've been hearing a bunch of new voices on the air from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily for the past several weeks. So far, four hosts -- including one that's really a team of two guys -- have had a week each to convince WCBM's listeners and management that they deserve to replace Mr. Marr, who left Baltimore in February for a radio job in Philadelphia.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | April 27, 1995
Bill Clinton's right when he says the country's got to learn some speaking manners, but he's wrong if he thinks the radio talk show people prompted the bombing in Oklahoma City. Those shows are too stupid and boring to cause anyone to take up violence, except maybe to slam their radios into a wall. And I say this with great admiration.Every day, the ones not only like the sellout Limbaugh, but the local guys like Ron Smith and Tom Marr and Les Kinsolving, go on the air and pretend to be experts on the state of the world.
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By WILEY HALL | September 29, 1994
A Middle River man named Merriam King has been insisting for several months now that I denounce what he calls the "overt racism" of the conservative talk show hosts on WCBM Radio.Now, you must understand that Merriam is a sweet-talking ol' cuss who has called at least twice a week since June to cajole me into writing what he wants me to write."I think you're afraid," he snarled contemptuously during a typical call yesterday. "I think you're afraid to take on the right wing. I think all you media people stick together.
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By SYLVIA BADGER | September 29, 1990
Thanks to the involvement of people like Marvin Bush, President and Mrs. Bush's youngest son, and Rolf Benirschke, former place kicker for the San Diego Chargers, people are finally talking publicly about ileitis and colitis. These are devastating, life-threatening diseases of the bowel for which there is currently no cure. But there is help.Bush and Benirschke both were afflicted and have become spokesmen for the National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis (NFIC). This past week, Bush was the guest of honor at a party at the Sheraton Inner Harbor, sponsored by the Maryland Chapter of NFIC.
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April 19, 1996
Hold that cassette -- the job is Bob Kwesell's.Mr. Kwesell, who has been host of talk shows in Washington and Raleigh, N.C., adds Baltimore to his resume beginning Monday. Mr. Kwesell will be at the helm of WCBM-AM's afternoon show, program director Sean Casey said yesterday."He certainly is very opinionated and articulate," Mr. Casey said.Earlier this month, Mr. Kwesell auditioned before WCBM's estimated 25,000 listeners any given quarter hour during afternoon drive-time. The station's search for a new host included "public at-large" auditions last week.
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