Tag: news

Donna Hamilton retires after 23 years as an anchor for WBAL-TV

Image via WBAL-TV

WBAL-TV has bid goodbye to longtime reporter and anchor Donna Hamilton.

Frosh Opposes Planned Sinclair-Tribune Merger, Calling it a ‘Bad Deal for Marylanders’

Fox45, the local Sinclair Broadcast Group affiliate. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Maryland’s attorney general sees the public bad that comes with a merger between Hunt Valley-based TV news giant Sinclair Broadcast Group and its smaller counterpart, Tribune Broadcasting.

Baltimore Beat, a Brand New Alt-Weekly, Will Run its First Issue in Two Weeks

The logo for Baltimore Beat, via its new website.

Before the dust even settled, a new alt-weekly has announced it’s moving into Baltimore to help fill the void left by the very recent shutdown of City Paper.

Former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Lands Job With ABC News

Via PBS NewsHour

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is making a return to the political limelight, but this time she’ll be contributing as a commentator rather than as the subject of the news.

Baltimore’s Creative Class Finds a New Outlet: The Podcast

Ed Schrader, looking like the kind of guy you don't want to hand a microphone to.
Ed Schrader

It was 2006. Ed Schrader had just moved to Baltimore from a town in Upstate New York that didn’t exactly have a booming arts scene.  He was standing in an elevator, holding a metal CD rack with a contact mic connected to it. Although he had no specific plans for this pairing of random objects, besides to annoy his roommates, a local artist who shared the elevator with him saw something endearing in this strange, scrawny kid. The artist asked him if he wanted to play at The Copy Cat that Friday. 

A decade later, Schrader is best known as the musician and namesake behind the two-piece rock duo Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, but did you know he’s also a talk-show host? In February, he recorded the first episode of his rebooted The Ed Schrader Show; a monthly event at The Metro Gallery that playfully mocks late night TV programs while allowing Schrader to interview some of the best creative types around town. To begin that night, he recounted an apt microcosmic vignette of the Baltimore art scene, which has a “’let’s see what you got’ kind of attitude,” he says.

Besides the nationally touted music scene, Baltimore’s visual art, film, and poetry scenes are also on the rise.  Schrader is one of many who are hopping on the city’s newest, but fledgling creative endeavors: the podcast.

The Blizzard Was Good for the Baltimore Sun



The Baltimore Sun has been struggling recently. Heck, so has the entire newspaper industry.

A Conversation with Local Sportscaster Gerry Sandusky

Gerry Sandusky and David Applefeld
Gerry Sandusky and David Applefeld

From Citybizlist – As the son of Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins head coach, John Sandusky, Gerry Sandusky grew up in the sports world. He ultimately developed a sports career of his own becoming the legendary voice of the Ravens and the Emmy- and Edward R. Murrow Award-winning broadcaster on the WBAL networks. We recently discussed his childhood with sports legends, his unique career path, his thoughts on the current Orioles and Ravens, and the lessons he has learned from his father and from a scandal involving his unrelated namesake, among other topics.

Baltimore City Paper Up for Sale


Courtesy Citybizlist – Times-Shamrock Communications is putting the Baltimore City Paper up for sale in a bid to shed all its alternative weekly papers, the Baltimore Business Journal reported. Merger and acquisitions firm Dirks, Van Essen & Murray is to handle the transaction.

The Scranton, Pa.-based media company owns four other alternative weeklies – the San Antonio Current, Cleveland Scene, Orlando Weekly and Detroit Metro Times.