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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2013
Danial "Danny" Reese, a former Baltimore broadcaster who was known as "Old Blue Eyes" and whose radio career spanned two decades, died April 28 from a heart attack at his Naples, Fla., home. He was 61. "I got to know Danny when we worked together at WCAO. We did mornings together and just clicked," said Ron Matz, a veteran Baltimore radio personality who is now a WJZ-TV reporter. "We were both friends on and off the air and remained so," said Mr. Matz. ""Danny was a very popular on-air personality who got Baltimore.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2013
Danial "Danny" Reese, a former Baltimore broadcaster who was known as "Old Blue Eyes" and whose radio career spanned two decades, died April 28 from a heart attack at his Naples, Fla., home. He was 61. "I got to know Danny when we worked together at WCAO. We did mornings together and just clicked," said Ron Matz, a veteran Baltimore radio personality who is now a WJZ-TV reporter. "We were both friends on and off the air and remained so," said Mr. Matz. ""Danny was a very popular on-air personality who got Baltimore.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | October 6, 1996
The problem with playing musical chairs is that there has to be a loser, and the loser in this case turns out to be longtime Baltimore disc jockey Tim Watts.Watts, a fixture on Baltimore's airwaves for nearly two decades, was unceremoniously bounced from his job at WWIN-FM (95.9) last month, apparently to make room on the payroll for Frank Ski, another popular veteran of the city's airwaves. Over the summer, Ski switched his base of operations from WXYV-FM (103.7) to WERQ-FM (92.3). Both WERQ and WWIN are owned by Baltimore-based Radio One."
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | October 6, 1996
The problem with playing musical chairs is that there has to be a loser, and the loser in this case turns out to be longtime Baltimore disc jockey Tim Watts.Watts, a fixture on Baltimore's airwaves for nearly two decades, was unceremoniously bounced from his job at WWIN-FM (95.9) last month, apparently to make room on the payroll for Frank Ski, another popular veteran of the city's airwaves. Over the summer, Ski switched his base of operations from WXYV-FM (103.7) to WERQ-FM (92.3). Both WERQ and WWIN are owned by Baltimore-based Radio One."
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By Chris Kaltenbach | January 16, 2008
WERQ-FM (92.3), the urban contemporary station better known by the nickname 92Q, retained its spot as Baltimore's most-listened-to radio station for the fourth quarter of 2007, pulling in an average of 387,300 listeners who spend at least five minutes a week tuned in. The latest Arbitron numbers released this week show country station WPOC-FM (93.1) in second place for total listeners, with an average of 370,200, followed by WLIF-FM (101.9) and its adult contemporary format, with an average of 345,700.
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By Gregory Kane | August 15, 1999
CATHY HUGHES danced joyously in front of Radio One's Baltimore building at 100 St. Paul Place. She grooved as the local rhythm and blues group Badd belted out their rendition of The Temptations' "I Can't Get Next to You."Only a few yards behind her, the street sign had been changed. A couple of hours earlier, Hughes stood beside Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke as he whipped off the cover of the sign to reveal the new name for the 100 block of St. Paul Place: Cathy Hughes Plaza.Schmoke also read a proclamation marking Aug. 11 as "Cathy Hughes Day" in Baltimore.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | February 9, 2000
WERQ-FM, which just three months ago appeared in danger of losing its top spot among Baltimore's radio stations, has re-entrenched itself as the king of the local airwaves. For the final three months of last year, the flagship of the Cathy Hughes radio empire attracted 30,000 listeners during an average quarter-hour period. That represents a 1,200-listener increase over July-September 1999 and -- more importantly -- 8,300 more listeners for October-December than runner-up WWIN-FM (95.9)
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 12, 1996
A part-time disc jockey at Baltimore radio station WWIN-FM and a female friend have been charged in the shooting deaths of a couple whose bodies were found Nov. 23 in a motel room in Takoma Park, police there said yesterday.Lance William Hayes, 40, of the 11000 block of Old Columbia Pike in Silver Spring was arrested Tuesday outside his home on warrants charging him with two counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of Currie Richardson, 39, and Lameke Ladson, 19, both of New York City, police said.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | June 28, 1997
With its share of the urban radio market steadily being eaten away, WXYV-FM (102.7) -- billed until yesterday as V-103 -- has decided to change its tune and move into a niche without any competition at all.At noon yesterday, the station threw out its Urban Contemporary music in favor of Contemporary Hit Radio, a '90s version of the Top-40 format that's been missing from Baltimore radio since the demise of B-104 in 1990.The Contemporary Hit format on "The New 102.7, XYV" kicked off with a montage of heavy-beat dance music, followed by La Bouche's "Be My Lover."
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By Eric Siegel ~ | January 7, 1992
98 Rock fell like a stone in the Arbitron radio ratings for the fall released yesterday -- and WBSB-FM (B-104) dropped right along with it.Both stations changed their morning drive disc jockeys early in the ratings period, and both paid a steep price for the moves, registering the largest declines in listenership of any stations in the Top 10.WIYY-FM (98 Rock), which replaced its morning drive-time team of Chris Emry and Erika with program director Russ Mottla, dropped from a 6.5 share of listeners 12 and over in the summer to a 5.0 share for the fall in the 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. time slot, a decline of 19 percent.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | April 29, 1995
The Baltimore radio ratings race drew closer this past winter, but country music station WPOC-FM (93.1) remained in the top spot, ahead of news/talk WBAL-AM (1090).In the overall Arbitron rankings for the period January through March, for listeners 12 and older, WPOC slid from its record 10.9 share last fall (a share equals about 3,600 listeners in an average quarter-hour) to an 8.1 in the winter. WBAL held steady at a 7.4 share.Light adult contemporary music station WLIF-FM (101.9) made a large gain, rising from the seventh position in the fall to No. 3, with a 6.2 share.
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By Mark Ribbing and Mark Ribbing,SUN STAFF | March 10, 2000
Radio One Inc., a Lanham broadcaster targeting urban African-American audiences, is expected to buy about $1 billion worth of stations from Clear Channel Communications Inc. An announcement could come as soon as Monday, analysts said. The acquisition would bolster Radio One's standing as the biggest player in the urban-format radio market. Radio One owns 27 stations, including two of Baltimore's top-rated stations, WERQ-FM and WWIN-FM. Analysts said the rumored deal with Clear Channel would bring Radio One about 20 new stations.
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