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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,Sun Staff Writer | February 23, 1994
The talk on the radio is about whether billboards plugging alcohol and liquor are bad influences on black kids:"I was 13, back in '66, and saw billboards for Benson & Hedges. I had some money on me, so I thought I'd try that. I've been smoking ever since. Then, I heard John Wayne smoked. I smoked two or three a day, where I am now smoking a pack TC day," the caller says."God bless you," he adds."God bless you," host Nalonga Sayyed says.Talk about shock radio. The man was allowed to make his point without interruption, and the man was blessed.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2013
Marc Steiner will move his show to 9 a.m. weekdays starting May 13 on WEAA-FM, the veteran Baltimore talkshow host said Friday. "We're moving to 9 a.m. as part of a new news and information format," Steiner wrote in an email.  "It's very exciting and will allow for some interesting changes, development and growth for our show. "  Steiner's show had been airing on the Morgan State station from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Steiner's show will run from 9 to 11 a.m. weekdays.
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By Scott Timberg and Scott Timberg,Contributing Writer | April 6, 1994
If old-school acoustic jazz is on the comeback in Baltimore, no one can claim credit quicker than Gary Ellerbe, a WEAA deejay, New Haven Lounge emcee and general man on the scene."
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2013
LaFontaine Oliver, general manager at Morgan State's WEAA-FM since 2007, is leaving to run public radio station WMFE-FM in Orlando, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Here's part of Sentinel TV Critic Hal Boedecker's report on the hiring of Oliver: “He has energy and enthusiasm, and we thought he would lead us to great things,” said Derek Blakeslee, chairman of WMFE's board of directors. Oliver replaces Jose Fajardo, who left WMFE in October. Oliver's challenges will include leading a reduced staff through a tumultuous media landscape.
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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.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | May 12, 1998
ROBERT Kaufman has made a life out of speaking uncomfortable truths in public, and now he's facing one of his own: Those who operate WEAA-FM radio don't want his voice on their airwaves. What's more, they wish he'd stop calling it a racial issue.But he won't. WEAA is on the campus of historically black Morgan State University; Kaufman is white. WEAA's nighttime programming is heavily two-way talk; Kaufman's spent a lifetime talking, largely about issues of race and class and economic unfairness.
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By Eric Siegel | October 25, 1990
The volunteer host of a weekly talk show on Morgan State University's WEAA-FM has been dismissed for failing to notify station management when he was inviting political candidates on the air.Lynwood M. Taylor, who has hosted the Wednesday edition of the public radio station's nightly "Two Way Talk" show for the past three years, was also accused in a letter from the station's general manager of making "unprofessional" comments on the air.Mr. Taylor -- a reading clerk for the Baltimore City Council, who has agreed to manage the upcoming city comptroller campaign of City Councilman Joseph T. "Jody" Landers, D-3rd -- said yesterday he believed he was being dismissed for criticizing Council Vice President Jacqueline F. McLean, D-2nd, who is also a candidate for comptroller.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun reporter | June 6, 2008
Talk-show host Marc Steiner, whose forced exit from WYPR-FM set off a firestorm of protest and left his fans calling for the removal of station management, will resurface next week with a weekly morning show on WEAA-FM. The new hourlong Marc Steiner Show will air at 9 a.m. Wednesdays on WEAA (88.9), which broadcasts from the campus of Morgan State University. Plans call for the show to air daily beginning in the fall, possibly as early as September, Steiner said. "We're very excited," said the radio host, whose show will be produced by his own Center for Emerging Media.
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By BILL FREE | September 5, 2002
Morgan State (0-1) at Towson (0-0) Site: Towson University Stadium Time: 7.30 Radio: WTMD (89.7 FM), WEAA (88.9 FM) Series: Towson leads 11-4 Outlook: There will be a lot of hoopla tonight surrounding Towson's debut in its new 11,198-seat stadium that is still under construction at an estimated cost of $31.5 million. Add all the natural implications of the local Morgan State-Towson rivalry and the stage is set for an interesting show. Both teams need a victory to inject life into their seasons, with Towson playing its season opener and Morgan trying to bounce back from a close, demoralizing loss to Gardner-Webb last week in its opener.
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By GREGORY KANE | January 23, 2008
It was on Jan. 23, 2007, that Tyrone Powers walked into the offices of radio station WEAA on the campus of Morgan State University. The time was shortly before 6 p.m. Powers had two guests waiting to be interviewed for his show, The Powers Report. Powers never made it into the studio. Neither did his guests. According to Powers' version of events, Donald Lockett, then general manager of WEAA, told him the show wouldn't air that night. Powers alleged that Lockett told him and Leslie Parker Blyther, the executive producer of his show, that "I got an e-mail to suspend your show indefinitely, immediately."
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2012
Some radio changes over the weekend... Michael Eric Dyson has left his NPR show that's produced at Morgan State University, and the production will go off the air altogether at the end of the month. For the next three weeks, guest hosts will fill in on "The Michael Eric Dyson Show," according to Richard Prince's "Journal-isms" blog. Read it here . Dyson, a prominent social critic and Georgetown University professor, has been hosting the interview and talk show produced for NPR by Morgan State University's radio station on a grant of $505,000 from the Corporation for Public broadcasting.
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2011
Amid a string of negative news reports, two high-level firings and a move in Congress to end its federal funding, National Public Radio was an organization in turmoil this week. But as grim as it seems for NPR, it is not the large public radio network headquartered in Washington that could suffer the most from the political fallout. Instead, small niche public radio stations like Towson's WTMD and Morgan State University's WEAA in Northeast Baltimore would be the hardest hit. And the cutbacks could start in a matter of weeks, station managers say. "We have a very limited relationship with NPR — we carry only one half-hour of programming from there a week," says LaFontaine E. Oliver, general manager of WEAA (88.9-FM)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | February 3, 2009
A year has passed since the very public, and messy, divorce of Marc Steiner from the Baltimore public radio station that he had long represented. Although some predicted WYPR would suffer from Steiner's dismissal last Feb. 1, the station is just as strong a year later, with more listeners and solid donor support especially with the turbulent economy. For his part, Steiner is on the air at WEAA, Morgan State University's public radio station. Here's a look at four of the figures involved: Steiner; his former boss Anthony Brandon; his WYPR successor Baltimore Sun columnist Dan Rodricks; and peace activist Max Obuszewski, one of Steiner's staunchest supporters - one year later.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun reporter | June 6, 2008
Talk-show host Marc Steiner, whose forced exit from WYPR-FM set off a firestorm of protest and left his fans calling for the removal of station management, will resurface next week with a weekly morning show on WEAA-FM. The new hourlong Marc Steiner Show will air at 9 a.m. Wednesdays on WEAA (88.9), which broadcasts from the campus of Morgan State University. Plans call for the show to air daily beginning in the fall, possibly as early as September, Steiner said. "We're very excited," said the radio host, whose show will be produced by his own Center for Emerging Media.
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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.
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By GREGORY KANE | January 23, 2008
It was on Jan. 23, 2007, that Tyrone Powers walked into the offices of radio station WEAA on the campus of Morgan State University. The time was shortly before 6 p.m. Powers had two guests waiting to be interviewed for his show, The Powers Report. Powers never made it into the studio. Neither did his guests. According to Powers' version of events, Donald Lockett, then general manager of WEAA, told him the show wouldn't air that night. Powers alleged that Lockett told him and Leslie Parker Blyther, the executive producer of his show, that "I got an e-mail to suspend your show indefinitely, immediately."
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By From staff reports | February 6, 1991
$101,000 for BSO:The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra raised $101,000 from 610 donors on Symphony Sunday and on Monday night this week, making its goal and keeping on track for its August annual giving goal of $2,600,000, Patricia Purcell, director of development, reported. The amount was just below the $104,000 gained in last year's one-day campaign. The BSO has raised about $1,375,618 so far in 1990-91. The amount represents funds given outside of ticket and subscription sales. The BSO plans to raise $3 million in 1991-92.
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May 6, 2005
The Environmental Report Tuesday, 9:55 a.m. WEAA (88.9 public radio) Host Morning Sunday provides reports on air quality and tips to help regreen cities. Outdoors Maryland Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. (Repeats Thursday, 5:30 a.m., May 14, 5:30 p.m.) MPT "Colonel Lee's Birdhouse." Fort Carroll, south of the Key Bridge, was begun in 1847 to stop any attempt to invade the port of Baltimore. U.S. Army Brevet Col. Robert E. Lee had high hopes for the fort when he oversaw its construction, but it never saw action and was never even completed.
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May 6, 2005
The Environmental Report Tuesday, 9:55 a.m. WEAA (88.9 public radio) Host Morning Sunday provides reports on air quality and tips to help regreen cities. Outdoors Maryland Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. (Repeats Thursday, 5:30 a.m., May 14, 5:30 p.m.) MPT "Colonel Lee's Birdhouse." Fort Carroll, south of the Key Bridge, was begun in 1847 to stop any attempt to invade the port of Baltimore. U.S. Army Brevet Col. Robert E. Lee had high hopes for the fort when he oversaw its construction, but it never saw action and was never even completed.
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By BILL FREE | September 5, 2002
Morgan State (0-1) at Towson (0-0) Site: Towson University Stadium Time: 7.30 Radio: WTMD (89.7 FM), WEAA (88.9 FM) Series: Towson leads 11-4 Outlook: There will be a lot of hoopla tonight surrounding Towson's debut in its new 11,198-seat stadium that is still under construction at an estimated cost of $31.5 million. Add all the natural implications of the local Morgan State-Towson rivalry and the stage is set for an interesting show. Both teams need a victory to inject life into their seasons, with Towson playing its season opener and Morgan trying to bounce back from a close, demoralizing loss to Gardner-Webb last week in its opener.
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