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NCRTV Gets Ready For March Gala - 2/26 - The National Capital Radio & Television Museum (NCRTV) will host its "5th Annual Ed Walker Lifetime Achievement Dinner Gala" honoring the broadcasting industry's top legends hailing from the Washington DC and Baltimore regions. The 2020 named recipients are MPT's Rhea Feikin, WTOP's Chris Core, and WBAL-TV's Deborah Weiner. The event will take place on March 21 at the Chesapeake Conference Center at the Comfort Inn located in Bowie. The NCRTV annual award is named in honor of Ed Walker, whose lifetime accomplishments earned him a spot in the Radio Hall Of Fame in 2009. He was a founding member of the NCRTV Museum serving as both a board member and board president. Walker was the first recipient of the NCRTV Museumís Lifetime Achievement In Broadcasting Award. Past honorees include Maureen Bunyan, Arch Campbell, and Rob Bamberger. To purchase tickets and support this evening of excellence, please visit www.ncrtv.org. All proceeds from ticket sales will aid in further developing the museumís extensive educational programming.....

Please Support DCRTV In 2020 - 2/26 - It's a new year - 2020. And DCRTV has been there for your local media news and commentary for over 22 years! Thanks largely to kind donations from people like you. The past three years have been filled with change for your friendly webmaster, having lived in places throughout the southeast, from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, to Athens, Georgia, and a few places in between. But as of January, I have settled in the lovely western North Carolina foothills town of Morganton with plans to spend more time updating and building (hello YouTube videos) DCRTV, one of the best places for DC and Baltimore area media news. If you'd like to make a New Years donation to DCRTV, it would be greatly appreciated. You can do it safely via PayPal at paypal.me/dcrtv or send a check made payable to "Dave Hughes" at 305 E Union St, Apt C312, Morganton NC 28655. You can always reach me with comments or suggestions at dcrtvdave@gmail.com. Thanks! - Dave.....

Changes Come To 105.7 The Fan - 2/21 - Scott Garceau exits afternoons on Entercom sports talker WJZ-FM, 105.7, to join MASN as one of the play-by-play voices and pre-game and post-game host for the Orioles. He will also contribute Orioles and Ravens coverage on Baltimore's 105.7 The Fan on a weekly basis. Come March 9, Jason La Canfora and Ken Weinman will take the afternoon slot on 105.7. Also, Jeremy Conn moves from afternoons to evenings.....

WMMJ & WWIN Top January Radio Ratings - 2/21 - The January radio ratings. Full-day, age 6+. Washington: 1) WMMJ, 2) WTOP, 3) WAMU, 4) WGTS, 5) WMAL, 6) WASH, 7) WHUR, 8) WETA, 9) WBIG, 10) WIAD and WWDC, 12) WKYS and WMZQ, 14) WJFK-FM and WPGC, 16) WPRS, 17) WLZL, 18) WTEM, 19) WDCN, 20) WDCH. Baltimore: 1) WWIN-FM, 2) WERQ, 3) WLIF, 4) WPOC, 5) WIYY. 6) WJZ-FM, 7) WQSR, 8) WYPR and WZBA, 10) WBAL-AM/FM, 11) WWMX, 12) WCBM, 13) WZFT, 14) WBJC, 15) WEAA.....

WAMU Sells Eastern Shore's WRAU - 2/18 - American University public radio news talker WAMU, 88.5, has sold WRAU, its 88.3 signal in the Salisbury-Ocean City area to Dover-based fellow NPR member WDDE, 91.1, for $537,000. That will give Delaware Public Media-owned WDDE better coverage into the southern part of Delaware and nearby Maryland. Two years ago, WAMU sold its Fredericksburg area signal, WYAU, 89.5, which is now K-Love Christian contemporary outlet WLJV. "This decision is about serving local audiences with the best possible public service," said JJ Yore, general manager of WAMU. "We at WAMU are deeply committed to strengthening our coverage of the Washington region, not only on 88.5 but also through WAMU.org, DCist, our podcasts and social media. Meanwhile this sale helps our friends at Delaware Public Media serve their audiences better. We both winĒ.....

Rush Limbaugh Has Cancer - 2/3 - Rush Limbaugh reveals that he has advanced lung cancer. He was diagnosed on January 20th after bouts of shortness of breath. He says he will continue to do his afternoon right-wing political radio talk show as long as possible. More at rushlimbaugh.com. Locally, Limbaugh is heard on WMAL and WCBM.....

HFS Vet "Josh" Brooks Dies - 2/3 - Henry "Josh" Brooks, who hosted the "Spiritus Cheese" progressive rock show on free-form rocker WHFS in the 1970s and early 1980s, back then on 102.3 from Bethesda. More at legacy.com.....

New Anchors For 7's Morning Show - 1/27 - Sinclair's Channel 7/WJLA names Robert Burton and Ashlie Rodriguez as co-anchors of "Good Morning Washington" starting February 3. Burton has been a sports anchor at WJLA for five years. New to WJLA, Rodriguez has worked at TV stations in San Diego, El Paso, and Grant Falls MT. She's also has print experience at the National Journal, San Diego Union-Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times.....

XMAS Tunes Boost WASH & WLIF - 1/23 - The radio ratings for the "Holiday" month, in between December and January, when both WASH and WLIF are playing popular Christmas tunes. Full-day, age 6+. Washington: 1) WASH, 2) WMMJ, 2) WTOP, 4) WAMU, 5) WGTS, 6) WHUR, 7) WMAL, 8) WETA-FM, 9) WIHT, 10) WBIG, 11) WIAD and WWDC, 13) WKYS and WPGC, 15) WMZQ, 16) WJFK-FM, 17) WPRS, 18) WLZL, 19) WTEM, 20) WDCN. Baltimore: 1) WLIF, 2) WWIN-FM, 3) WERQ, 4) WIYY, 5) WJZ-FM and WPOC, 7) WZBA, 8) WQSR, 9) WBAL-AM/FM, 10) WMMX, 11) WYPR, 12) WCBM, 13) WZFT, 14) WEAA, 15) WBJC.....

Jim Lehrer Dies - 1/23 - Jim Lehrer, a low-key television newsman who co-founded what is now called the WETA-produced "PBS NewsHour," which he anchored for 36 years and who was dubbed the "dean of moderators" for presiding over 12 presidential debates, died January 23 at his home in Washington, according to washingtonpost.com. He was 85. PBS announced his death but did not provide further details. He had a heart attack in 1983 and had heart-valve surgery in 2008. Lehrer joined the small news operation of PBS in Washington in 1973 and soon began covering the Watergate hearings with fellow newscaster Robert MacNeil. In 1975, he became the co-anchor of "The MacNeil/Lehrer Report." The name was changed to "The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour" in 1983, when it became televisionís first hour-long nightly news program. After MacNeil retired in 1995, Lehrer became the sole host of "The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer".....

Sherree Burruss Leaves 4 - 1/13 - Sports anchor and reporter Sherree Burruss leaves Channel 4/WRC after three years for a gig in Connecticut at CBS Sports HQ, CBS's 24-hour streaming sports news network. More at washingtonpost.com.....

Last Edition For Sentinel Newspapers - 1/13 - The Montgomery County Sentinel and Prince George's Sentinel newspapers are going out of business after 57 and 42 years respectively under current ownership. The Sentinel was founded in 1855. In a letter to employees, publisher Lynn Kapiloff, wrote: "Although we tried our best, the sad reality is that these newspapers have not been profitable over the past year, and we will be publishing our final issue on January 30th. Our family has owned the Montgomery County Sentinel newspapers for 57 years and the Prince George's Sentinel for 42 years and it has been my great honor and privilege to be part of this team".....

Barry ZeVan Dies - 1/9 - Barry ZeVan, a longtime Minneapolis-St. Paul TV weatherman, who was seen on DC's Channel 7/WJLA for a few years in the 1970s, has died at age 82. More at startribune.com.....

Madelyne Woods To WOL Mornings - 1/6 - Madelyne Woods hosts an all-new morning show on Radio One urban talker WOL, 1450. Starting January 6. She takes over the morning drive time slot that was vacated by Tom Joyner when he retired after 25 years of his syndicated show. Woods' entertainment reporting interviews and reports have appeared on TV and radio stations around the nation, such as ABC, NBC, BET, Fox Entertainment, and on Joyner's show.....

WTOP Again Carries CBS Newscasts - 1/3 - CBS News will once again provide global news coverage to Hubbard Broadcasting's all-news WTOP, re-establishing a relationship between the two companies that dates back many decades. CBS News Radio programming to be featured daily on WTOP beginning January 1. The agreement reunites CBS News Radio and WTOP, which have a history that dates back more than eight decades. WTOP had been carrying ABC's newscast for the past few years.....

DCRTV's Best/Worst 2019 - 1/3 - The polls have closed. Thanks for your votes in DCRTV's 2019 Best/Worst list of local media. Now, start putting together your list for the new year, 2020.....

Ed Turney Dies - 1/1 - Longtime DC TV news reporter Ed Turney died December 23 at age 83. He spent many years at Channel 7/WJLA, preeviously known as WMAL-TV. Over his 36-year reporting career, he received many accolades for his work, including 17 local Emmy Awards. Turney touched the lives of many people with one-of-a-kind reporting on his segments Good Neighbors, One Good Turney Deserves Another, Turney's World, and Turney's Journeys. More at legacy.com.....

DCRTV Dave Guests On "At The Movies" Podcast - 12/28 - Your friendly webmaster, DCRTV Dave, is the guest critic on the late December edition of the "At The Movies" podcast with DC media greats Arch Campbell (former entertainment reporter and movie critic for WRC-TV and WJLA-TV), Jen Chaney (entertainment reporter for WTOP radio), and Loo Katz (former morning man on WASH-FM among countless other local radio gigs over the decades). At podcasts.apple.com.....

Season 5 "Our Town" - Andy Ockershausen Interviews Local DC Movers & Shakers - 12/21 - "Our Town," media veteran Andy Ockershausen's (right) podcast featuring DC area celebrities, including media, sports, community, and political figures starts its fifth big season today! Just up - Phil Hochberg, a former "Voice of the Redskins" and a lawyer. At ourtowndc.com......

Jackie Paige To KYS - 12/23 - Jackie Paige gets named midday personality and music director of Radio One's urban contemporary WKYS, 93.9. Starting January 6. She comes from Radio One's like-formatted WCDX in Richmond, where she held the same titles.....

Fran Lane Follows Fast Jimi Out The Door At WLIF - 12/20 - After 26 years hosting the evening "Love Songs" show at Entercom's adult contemporary WLIF, 101.9, Baltimore, Fran Lane has been the latest recipient of the company wide layoffs. More at radioinsignt.com. The Baltimore native joined WLIF in 1993 to host what was then known as "Nite Lite" after previously working in rock formats in Portsmouth NH and Boston. The show was one of the few remaining locally-based request and dedication programs in the vein of Delilah. Lane's exit follows that of afternoon host "Fast Jimi" Roberts earlier this month.....

Entercom Promotes Ivy Savoy-Smith - 12/19 - Entercom names Ivy Savoy-Smith senior vice president and market manager of its DC cluster, which includes WPGC, WJFK, WIAD, and WLZL.....

Chris Core To Retire - 12/9 - After almost five decades as a broadcaster, WTOP's Chris Core (right) will do his last "Core Values" commentary on December 20, according to wtop.com. Core is retiring. "I'd rather have people say, 'Oh, I'm so sorry he's leaving,' than to say 'Oh, my God, thank goodness he finally shut up,'" Core told WTOP, speaking from his new home in Florida. Now 71, Core began his time on the DC airwaves in 1974, when he was hired at WMAL as a weekend sports anchor. In 1976, he was partnered with popular afternoon host Bill Trumbull. The "Trumbull & Core" show had a 20-year run. Core continued hosting WMAL's afternoon show with and without varying female co-hosts after Trumbull left. In 2008, WMAL cut Core and he immediately jumped over to WTOP, where he's been doing commentary segments and many "personal testimonial" ads since then.....

Joshua Johnson Leaves WAMU For MSNBC - 11/26 - After nearly three years with WAMU 88.5ís nationally distributed "1A" late morning political talk program, Joshua Johnson will be stepping down as the show's host, effective December 20, to join MSNBC as an anchor. Johnson served as the inaugural host of "1A" and has been instrumental in its fast success, following in the footsteps of "The Diane Rehm Show." WAMU says it "is working closely with our partners at NPR to identify a new host. WAMU is looking for someone whose personal principles and values align with the ethos of '1A' and public media. The ideal candidate celebrates and seeks out diversity, has a background in producing, excels under the pressure of daily deadlines, and helps foster a culture of collaboration, civility, and inclusivity." More at wamu.org.....

WAMU and WWIN Top November Radio Ratings - 11/26 - The local radio ratings, released November 26. Full day, age 6+. Washington: 1) WAMU, 2) WTOP, 3) WMMJ, 4) WMAL, 5) WASH and WHUR, 7) WGTS, 8) WJFK-FM, 9) WBIG, 10) WIAD and WIHT, 12) WETA-FM and WKYS, 14) WPGC and WWDC, 16) WMZQ, 17) WPRS, 18) WLZL, 19) WWEG, 20) WTEM, 21) WDCN, 22) WAFY, 23) WERQ, 24) WDCH and WLVW. Baltimore: 1) WWIN-FM, 2) WERQ, 3) WPOC, 4) WIYY and WLIF, 6) WQSR, 7) WWMX, 8) WZBA, 9) WJZ-FM, 10) WYPR, 11) WZFT, 12) WBAL-AM, 13) WCBM, 14) WWDC, 15) WBJC, 16) WBIG and WEAA, 18) WASH and WKYS, 20) WIHT, 21) WAMU and WGTS, 23) WCAO and WLIFHD2, 25) WMZQ and WPRS.....

Adrienne Mitchell Dies - 11/25 - DCRTV hears that Adrienne Mitchell died on November 25. She was a former news anchor at WTOP, Associated Press, Potus On XM, and, at the time of her death, a business anchor at Bloomberg News. Her husband, Andrew, is a longtime news producer at WTOP's Federal News Network.....

Gregg Mace Dies - 11/25 - Gregg Mace, sports director at Harrisburg's WHTM-TV, ABC27, died November 23 at the age of 65. The Baltimore native who never missed an Orioles opener in 54 years, started his career at WHTM in 1979 as the station's first weekend sports anchor. He would soon become the stationís sports director where he remained for the next 40 years. Up until 2016, Mace did sports fill-in work at DC's Channel 7/WJLA, which, at the time, was co-owned by Allbritton. More at abc27.com.....

Mike McMearty Leaves WTOP - 11/25 - Mike McMearty, who was director of news and programming since June 2015 for Hubbard's WTOP radio, has announced that he's leaving the top-rated all-newser to devote more time to family, including his mother, who is in assisted living. McMearty began his run at WTOP in 1992 working an an overnight assistant editor. While at WTOP, he's been an editor, producer, reporter, anchor, sports reporter, assistant news director, and news director. More at Radio Ink.....

Jennifer Gilbert Leaving 45 - 11/11 - Channel 45/WBFF's Jennifer Gilbert is retiring from the Sinclair station at the end of November. She has been with Baltimore's Fox 45 since 1993 and recently got married in Florida to a local developer. Her last day will be November 26. No replacement has been announced as of yet, but it's a good bet that it will likely be recently hired Mary Bubala from Channel 13/WJZ, so speculates BaltoMedia.net.....

Joseph Walsh Dies - 11/3 - Joseph Walsh, 76, of Finksburg MD passed away suddenly on October 28, at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore. He was a radio news correspondent for most of his career, which sent him to many corners of the world. He started with WSBA radio in York PA and then upon moving to Maryland worked with WBAL radio as a news correspondent later becoming news director. He then worked in the Washington DC area with Mutual Broadcasting/NBC radio and retired from the National Forest Service in their public affairs department. More at myersdurborawfh.com.....

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