Home » Changes Abound in Baltimore Broadcasting

Changes Abound in Baltimore Broadcasting

by | Jul 18, 2017

The Baltimore broadcast media has seen a significant number of changes recently.  According to dcrtv.com,  here’s a quick overview of updates and changes in Charm City in July 2017:

Tony Pagnotti Leaves 45: Longtime Baltimore weekend weatherman Tony Pagnotti is leaving Channel 45/WBFF where he’s been working part-time on a yearly contract basis. Pagnotti is leaving because WBFF has made the position a full-time that would interfere with his teaching duties at the University Of Maryland.

BAL Makes Weekend Changes: Some weekend lineup changes at Hearst news talker WBAL-AM, 1090. Starting this Saturday, Andrew Langer will host a weekly Saturday show from 7 AM to 10 AM. Peter Schmuck will be taking Sundays from 7 AM to 10 AM. And, Jimmy Mathis will be taking Saturdays from 11 AM to 2 PM.

DCRTV hears that Channel 11/WBAL TV weekend anchor Lacee Griffith is Baltimore NBC affiliate’s new traffic reporter there, replacing Sarah Caldwell, who left to work in development at a Baltimore girls school …

WBAL Radio Cuts Dave Sandler: Longtime reporter Dave Sandler is out at Hearst news talker WBAL, 1090, in Baltimore. This was posted on Facebook by his wife Jody Sandler: “No matter what gets thrown his way he always has a smile on his face and soldiers through. Wednesday July 19th will be Dave’s last day at WBAL/98ROCK. He has been there for 31 years. He started seven months after we got married. He bought his own plane. Became Detour Dave Inc. and enjoyed going to work five days a week for 31 years. He always said ‘he never felt like it was work just a home away from home.’ Well after all that dedication WBAL decided not to renew his contract. ‘They couldn’t afford him anymore.’ So with that he is off to find a new adventure”…..

Ravens Reveal New Preseason Broadcast Lineup: The Baltimore Sun reports that the Baltimore Ravens’ preseason TV broadcasts will feature former coach Brian Billick and CBS Sports sideline reporter Evan Washburn joining Channel 11/WBAL’s Gerry Sandusky in calling the games. The new lineup for the four-game preseason TV package starts August 10 with the Ravens playing the Washington Redskins.

Steve Rouse to Retire: Baltimore radio veteran Steve Rouse announced that he’ll be retiring after 50-ish years on the Charm City airwaves. He’ll be leaving his latest gig, as morning host on oldies outlet WQLL, Q1370. Tracey Hart and Pat O’Neill will continue the morning show as “Hart And O’Neill.” Rouse is best known for hosting the “Rouse And Company” morning show on WQSR from 1988 until 2005.

Omar Jimenez Leaving 11: DCRTV hears that reporter Omar Jimenez is leaving Channel 11/WBAL. No word on his plans. He’s been at the Baltimore NBC affiliate since July 2015. More as we hear it…..

2 Promotes Lynette Charles: Channel 2/WMAR has named Lynette Charles as its chief meteorologist. She’s been with the Baltimore ABC affiliate since August 2010. Charles succeeds Wyatt Everhart, who is changing jobs with WMAR, becoming host of “Midday Maryland,” a lifestyle show to be launched on Scripps-owned station this fall. Previously, Charles worked at the Weather Channel, WDEF-TV in Chattanooga TN, and WPMT-TV in York PA…..

Mike Alley Leaves RBS Mornings: Mike Alley is leaving the morning show at Baltimore Christian contemporary outlet WRBS-FM, Shine 95.1. Alley, who has been a part of the WRBS morning show for 17 years, will now focus on 48Live Productions, the WRBS concert ministry. He will continue to host “Sunday Night Rewind” from 8 PM to 11 PM and also fill in on the new “Tracey And Dave” morning show…..

Wyatt Everhart Changes Jobs At 2: After almost a decade at Channel 2/WMAR, Chief Meteorologist Wyatt Everhart (right) is stepping down to take on a new position at the Scripps station in Baltimore. Everhart is transitioning into a role as host for a new WMAR lifestyle show for the daytime lineup. He will spend the summer working with producers and creative teams on the program, which will launch this fall. More details on the program will be announced in coming weeks. “As sad as we are to lose Wyatt as our chief, we are thrilled that he is staying with the station and using his superb interviewing skills in a feature capacity,” said Bill Hooper, vice president and general manager of WMAR.

About the Author

Capitol Communicator

Capitol Communicator is a unique online and offline resource for Mid-Atlantic advertising, marketing, public relations, digital and media communications professionals. The e-magazine, e-newsletters and events bring together communications professionals, fostering community and providing important information; news; trends; education; and opportunities for networking, career enhancement, business exchange and showcasing great work. Get more information by clicking on Capitol Communicator above.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Brand Creep

Total Immersion



Recent Comments