Changes Hit Broadcasting Community at Year-End

The close of 2017 produced a number of changes in the area’s broadcasting community.  According to dcrtv.com, here’s a snapshot of some recent changes:

Mike Moss Out At WTOP: DCRTV hears that longtime morning news anchor Mike Moss is out at Hubbard all-newser WTOP. An employee in the “Glass Enclosed Nerve Center” tells us: “The newsroom was shocked to learn Tuesday afternoon of Mike’s departure. The e-mail announcing his leaving pointed out that WTOP had a 4 share when he arrived in 1996 and he leaves the station holding a 10 share.” Also, we hear: “Based on the praise in the [staff] e-mail [announcing Moss’s departure]… it would seem his contract wasn’t renewed.”

Carol Maloney Leaves 4: Sports reporter and anchor Carol Maloney is leaving Channel 4/WRC. … After six years at the NBC-owned station, she doesn’t have a new gig lined up yet.

Martin DiCaro Leaves WAMU: DCRTV hears that reporter Martin DiCaro is leaving American University news talker WAMU, 88.5. He posts on social media that he’s given two weeks notice and looking for a “fresh start” in 2018.

Derek Hunter Leaves WBAL Radio: DCRTV hears that show host Derek Hunter is leaving Hearst news talker WBAL-AM, 1090.

Reed Hessler Leaves WBJC: Reed Hessler says he’s hanging up the old headphones at Baltimore classical poutlet WBJC, 91.5. “As of Monday, December 18th, I am no longer a classical music host on WBJC. After thirty-nine years and thirteen days, I am retiring,” he writes at wbjc.com. “My last live broadcast was the Friday night request show on December 15th, followed by my pre-recorded Sunday afternoon show on December 17th.”

Tom Sherwood Leaving 4: Channel 4/WRC reporter Mark Segraves reveals on his Facebook page: “My mentor, colleague, competitor, and most important my good friend Tom Sherwood  is leaving NBC Washington [WRC] at the end of 2017. He’ll continue to contribute to WAMU 88.5 – American University Radio.

 

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