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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
Orioles radio broadcasts will remain on WBAL-AM 1090 for at least the next two seasons. The club and the station have finalized a multiyear deal for WBAL to remain the Orioles' radio affiliate, according to an industry source. It is believed to be a two-year pact. Joe Angel and Fred Manfra, who have called Orioles radio broadcasts together since 2004, will also return, the source added. A previous three-year deal with WBAL expired at the end of this season. Specifics of the deal are not known, but it is structured as a revenue-sharing partnership between the two sides.  The Orioles don't plan to make a formal announcement on the new deal.
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NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
Clifton J. Cox, a retired WBAL-TV supervisor who was active in his East Baltimore church, died Saturday of multiple myeloma at his Ellicott City home. He was 65. The son of Clifton L. Cox, a Bethlehem Steel Co. steelworker, and Lucille Edges Cox, a registered nurse, Clifton Jerome Cox was born in Baltimore and raised in East Baltimore. He graduated in 1966 from Dunbar High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1993 in sociology from Morgan State University. Mr. Cox began working at WBAL-TV in 1967 and at the time of his retirement in 2002 was supervisor of the station's floor department, which gave direction to those appearing on the air. "He was the first African-American supervisor of a floor department for a major TV station," said a daughter, Valerie Marks of Lutherville.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
WBAL-TV is bringing in a new anchorman next month, and that will mean change in one of the most stable weekday news lineups in the country. Jason Newton, a Baltimore native and 36-year-old anchorman at WISN-TV in Milwaukee, will join WBAL next week and take on anchoring duties alongside Mindy Basara at 5 a.m., 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. weekdays starting Dec. 16. His arrival will result in Stan Stovall leaving mornings, where he has co-anchored the...
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
Samuel J. English III, a former WBAL-TV staff announcer and weather forecaster who later held broadcasting positions at Maryland Public Television and Towson University, died Sunday of respiratory failure at his Pikesville home. He was 79. "Jim was eloquent and absolutely good at what he did. He was a great broadcasting professional, and I've always admired him," said Donald Thoms, who had worked with Mr. English at WBAL-TV in the 1960s. "He was like no one else. He had a sharp wit and was well-seasoned, and he told great stories and always with a great flourish.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2013
It was only a preseason opener on a rainy night in Florida, but WBAL's telecast of the Baltimore Ravens victory Thursday night was the most-watched show on Baltimore TV since March. The game earned a 21.4 rating and 33 share, which translates to an audience of 329,000 viewers, according to Nielsen figures supplied by WBAL. "That size audience for a preseason game is another example of the power of the Ravens brand," Dan Joerres, general manager of WBAL-TV, said in a telephone interview.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2013
WBAL and 98 Rock, Hearst's AM and FM stations in Baltimore, made some changes in their lineups and schedules Monday. In the wake of Mickey Cucchiella leaving 98 Rock as a result of his battle with depression, the station introduced a re-tooled morning show featuring Justin Schlegel, Scott Reardon and Josh Spiegel. Schlegel had been doing afternoon drivetime at the station, while Reardon was the executive producer of the morning show. Spiegel has been a co-host on mornings since 2005 at 98 Rock.
NEWS
By Noel Levy | July 4, 2013
Having lived in Baltimore for two decades, I've noticed an increased intensity of the storms we've had in just the last few years. From Hurricane Sandy to last summer's derecho, extreme weather is causing huge power outages and putting peoples' lives and property in danger. It is now well-established that overheated air and water, caused by the burning of fossil fuels and other pollution, is having influencing our weather patterns. When I turn on the local television news, I expect to hear accurate reporting on these trends.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2013
Two climate change advocacy groups are challenging WBAL-TV and Tony Pann, one of the station's meteorologists, for Pann's stance denying that global warming is occurring. Forecast the Facts, a Berkeley, Calif.-based group focused on broadcast meteorologists who deny climate change, has teamed with the Chesapeake Climate Action Network on a petition calling on the station and Pann to "publicly correct the false claims about climate change made by" Pann. The petition, launched Tuesday, follows a meeting with WBAL news director Michelle Butt over the issue, said Jordan Haedtler, a campaign associate with Forecast the Facts.
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