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Dave TV: Memories Of Jim Vance - 7/22 - Remembering Jim Vance. I've been living in the DC market since 1972 and Jim's been a big part of my TV news experience, A true local news legend and a really good guy.....


Jim Vance Dies - 7/22 - Jim Vance (right), who anchored for NBC's Channel 4/WRC for more than four decades, has died. His station announced the news on Saturday morning via nbcwashington.com. He was 75 and had just recently announced on-air that he'd been diagnosed with cancer. "We are heartbroken to announce that Jim Vance died this morning," WRC President and General Manager Jackie Bradford wrote on the station's website. "For more than 45 years, Jim Vance was not only the soul of NBC4 but of the entire Washington area. His smooth voice, brilliant mind and unforgettable laugh leaves each of us with a tremendous void," she wrote. According to wtop.com, even with the cancer diagnosis, he had manned the anchor desk this summer in between treatments, telling concerned viewers, " have been coming into work with my partners here whenever I can, and I shall continue to do that. In fact, I will insist on doing that." As the region's longest-serving television news anchor - he joined WRC in 1969 - Vance spent three years as a reporter before taking the helm as weekend anchor in 1970 and becoming co-anchor of WRC's daily newscasts in 1972. More: Local journalists and fans react to Vance's death - wtop.com.....

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Brian McNally Leaves WJFK - 7/21 - Brian McNally, the Redskins beat reporter for CBS Radio sports talker WJFK-FM, 106.7 The Fan, has ended that gig after three years. According to his Twitter, he'll be covering the Caps hockey team for NHL.com, we're told.....

NCRTV To Honor Arch Campbell - 7/21 - On September 23, the National Capital Radio & TV Museum will hold its Fourth Annual Fall Fundraiser & Gala. Come help them celebrate Arch Campbell's extraordinary broadcasting career. Tickets are available for purchase at ncrtv.org. Come visit the NCRTV Museum. Open from Friday thru Saturday with guided tours. For more information please visit ncrtv.org.....

James Brown & Kathi Bowers Wallis Talk To Andy Ockershausen - 7/20 - "Our Town," media veteran Andy Ockershausen's (right) podcast featuring DC area celebrities, including media, sports, community, and political figures, recently kicked off season two. Just up: An interview with longtime TV sportscaster James Brown. At ourtowndc.com. And entrepreneur Kathi Bowers Wallis. At ourtowndc.com. To subscribe go to ourtowndc.com. New episodes are released twice weekly, on Tuesday and Thursdays.....

LaDawn Black Heard In NYC - 7/20 - Baltimore radio veteran LaDawn Black (right) will be doing midday Sundays at NYC urban adult contemporary outlet WBLS. She recently left her on-air position at Urban One's like-formatted Magic 95.9, WWIN-FM, to head public relations and marketing at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum Of Maryland African American History And Culture in Baltimore. More at urbanradionation.com.....

Warrenton's 94.3 Now K-Love - 7/20 - K-Love has arrived in the DC market. The national Christian contemporary format that has been spreading from coast-to-coast now has an FMer that can be heard in the southwestern suburbs. The 94.3 signal that is licensed to Prince William County's Buckland VA, with its tranmitter in Warrenton VA, has been christened WLZV. The station, as WWXX, had been a simulcast of Redskins owner Dan Snyder's Red Zebra-owned ESPN 980, WTEM. The closing of the sale to K-Love parent EMF took place this week. WTEM's sports talk format can still be heard on AM 980 from a transmitter in Hyattsville MD, but both of its FM relays have been sold and have flipped to something else.....

Griffith Replaces Caldwell At 11 - 7/20 - 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.....

New DCRTV Job Ad - 7/20 - The latest DCRTV Job Ad: "Laurel TV in Laurel, MD is looking for an experienced Production Manager. This is a one year assignment for an Independent Contractor with the option to renew annually. The pay is $25/hour up to $46,000 a year and you must have your own gear. This position is responsible for performing a variety of technical duties for Laurel TV including directing, shooting videotape, and digital editing, both in the studio and in the field. The Production Manager will assist with training the technical staff, interns, and volunteers. In addition, the Production Manager will direct approximately 70 Government Meetings airing on Laurel TV. Experience with Adobe Premier and the Tricaster 8000 Video Switcher preferred. The Independent Contractor selected must maintain Worker’s Compensation Insurance. Email resumes and inquiries to info@laureltv.org".....

New DCRTV Job Ad - 7/20 - The latest DCRTV Job Ad: "Sales Account Executive sought for Annapolis full-service radio station. Sales experience required, preferably in media advertising sales. Applicant will meet with local business decision-makers and advertising agencies to coordinate advertising/marketing plans using broadcast, internet and social media. Applicant must be creative and self-motivated. Knowledge of local market required. Compensation includes salary plus commission. Fax resume to 410-268-5360, or email resume to jobs@wnav.com. EOE M/F".....

BET Cut 55 When It Left DC - 7/19 - Black Entertainment Television's exit from DC is resulting in the layoffs of 55 employees. Viacom-owned BET announced in May that it would be shutting down its DC headquarters and moving many of those employees to its NYC offices. BET's Washington offices, which had about 40 full-time employees and 36 freelancers, closed on July 7. BET was founded by DC media magnate Robert Johnson 40 years ago. More at bizjournals.comn.....

BAL Makes Weekend Changes - 7/19 - 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.....

Discovery & Scripps Talk Merger - 7/19 - Shares of Silver Spring-based Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks Interactive jumped late Tuesday in after-market trading following reports that the two companies were once again trying to merge. Talks are taking place between Discovery, which owns the Discovery channel, Animal Planet, and TLC, and Scripps Networks, which owns HGTV, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel, and the majority stake in the Food Network. Scripps shares soared 14% to more than $76 a share in after-hours trading. Discovery’s A shares also experienced a bounce of more than 9% to $28.50. More at latimes.com.....

Sinclair Slams News "Bias" Charges - 7/18 - Politico reports that Baltimore-based Sinclair's vice president of news, Scott Livingston, lashed out against what he called "biased" news organizations that have "an agenda to destroy our reputation" in an internal memo. In the memo, Livingston lists several storylines that have emerged around the television station ownership company and provides what he said are facts proving them false. They range from reports about its "must run" segments to morale at its Washington station, Channel7/WJLA. John Oliver, host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight," also made Sinclair and its "must run" segments the focus of a segment earlier this month. "Much of the reporting about Sinclair in recent months has been irresponsible and much of it is just plain false," Livingston wrote in the memo.....

New 8 PM Newscast Comes To "Fox 5 Plus" - 7/17 - Fox-owned Channel 5/WTTG announced earlier this year that it would be rebranding its sister station, Channel 20/WDCA, as "Fox 5 Plus" come July. And that change sees the arrival of a new Fox 5 newscast at 8 PM on Fox 5 Plus. Starting today, July 17. Featuring Tony Perkins, Shawn Yancy, and Sue Palka. More at fox5dc.com.....

Dave TV: WMAL's AM 630 Tower Site - 7/17 - I visit the soon to be former transmitter site of WMAL's AM 630 signal on Greentree Road in Bethesda. The towers will soon be torn down to make room for a new residential development.....


Bob Wolff Dies - 7/17 - From washingtonpost.com: Bob Wolff, a Hall Of Fame sportscaster who spent more than 75 years as the voice of professional athletic events and who served as the first TV announcer for the Washington Senators, died July 15 at his home in South Nyack NY. He was 96. Guinness World Records certified in 2012 that Mr. Wolff, whose career began on CBS Radio in 1939 and continued through recent years on Cablevision's News 12 Long Island, had the longest known vocation in sports broadcasting.....

BAL Radio Cuts Dave Sandler - 7/14 - 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 - 7/14 - 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. Billick will be the analyst, with Sandusky on play-by-play, and Washburn on the sidelines. The broadcasts are produced by Ravens Productions and carried in the Baltimore market via WBAL-TV as well as on its Hearst sister radio stations - WBAL-AM 1090 and 98 Rock, WIYY. The pre-season games are also carried in six surounding markets.....

Steve Rouse To Retire - 7/14 - Baltimore radio veteran Steve Rouse (right) 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, as of today. 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.....

WaPo Moves Nick Miroff To Homeland Security - 7/14 - The Washington Post's Nick Miroff joins the national security desk in a new role as a correspondent covering homeland security, transnational crime, and borders. His reporting will focus on narcotics, organized crime, and money laundering, and will help boost coverage of DEA, ICE, Customs, and Border Protection. Miroff has spent the past seven years as a Post correspondent in Latin America.....

Patricia McGuire & David Carpenter Talk To Andy Ockershausen - 7/14 - "Our Town," media veteran Andy Ockershausen's (right) podcast featuring DC area celebrities, including media, sports, community, and political figures, recently kicked off season two. Just up: An interview with Patricia McGuire, president of Trinity Washington University. At ourtowndc.com. Also, an interview with David Carpenter who has a long career in public and private security. At ourtowndc.com. To subscribe go to ourtowndc.com. New episodes are released twice weekly, on Tuesday and Thursdays.....

Nats Win Appeal In MASN Decision - 7/13 - From wtop.com: The appellate division of a New York state court has ruled that the Washington Nationals are entitled to have their the broadcast rights fees determined by a Major League Baseball committee, as they originally were slated to in 2014. The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network is the shared television network that is owned by the Nationals and Baltimore Orioles and broadcasts both teams' games. The court's ruling reverses a November 2015 decision that threw out the MLB Revenue Sharing Definitions Committee's decision that MASN owed the Nationals roughly $60 million annually from 2012-2016, rather than the $40 million they received. It also would allow the Nationals to renegotiate a new rate for the 2017-2021 seasons at the adjusted market rate, per the original terms of the contract, which would likely increase Washington's annual haul even more. The Orioles own a large majority of MASN and have since its establishment in March 2005, when the Montreal Expos relocated to Washington and became the Nationals, moving into what had been Baltimore's exclusive broadcast territory since 1972. MASN and the Orioles can appeal the decision and try to push the forum back to a neutral arbitrator outside of MLB.....

WAMU Tops June Radio Ratings For DC - The Washington market radio ratings for the month of June. Full-day, age 12+: 1) WAMU, 2) WTOP, 3) WHUR, 4) WMMJ, 5) WBIG, 6) WASH, 7) WIHT, 8) WGTS, 9) WMAL, 10) WPGC and WMZQ and WPRS, 13) WKYS, 14) WWDC, 15) WRQX and WJFK-FM, 17) WIAD, 18) WETA-FM, 19) WLZL and WTEM, 21) WPFW, 22) WAVA-FM, 23) WACA, 29) WFRE, 30) WFMD and WBQH amd WOL and WDCH, 36) WAFY and WDCN, 40) WILC and WKDV and WSPZ. Stations in Baltimore, Hagerstown, Winchester, and Fredericksburg are not included in this list. More: Full-day, men, age 25-54: 1) WAMU, 2) WTOP, 3) WJFK-FM and WWDC, 5) WMMJ, 6) WBIG, 7) WGTS, 8) WIHT, 9) WPGC, 10) WASH, 11) WKYS, 12) WMAL, 13) WHUR and WRQX and WMZQ, 16) WIAD, 17) WTEM, 18) WLZL, 19) WPRS, 21) WETA-FM, 23) WAVA-FM and WDCH and WACA.....

WERQ Tops June Radio Ratings For Baltimore - The Baltimore market radio ratings for the month of June. Full-day, age 6+: 1) WERQ, 2) WWIN-FM, 3) WPOC, 4) WLIF, 5) WIYY, 6) WQSR, 7) WWMX, 8) WJZ-FM, 9) WZFT, 10) WYPR, 11) WBAL-AM, 12) WZBA, 13) WCBM, 14) WRBS-FM, 15) WRBS-FM, 19) WCAO, 20) WBJC, 21) WEAA, 22) WLIFHD2 and WWIN-AM, 24) WJZ-AM, 25) WOLB and WQLL, 27) WWMXHD2. Only Baltimore market stations are included in this listing.....

EZ Street Gone From KYS - 7/13 - DCRTV hears that EZ Street was let go at Urban One's urban contemporary WKYS yesterday. More as we hear it.....

Sputnik Heard On 105.5 - 7/12 - The Washington Post does a piece on Radio Sputnik, the DC based English language radio channel that's backed by the Russian govermnent, which can now be heard on 105.5. No mention that the service was previously carried on a digital HD Radio channel of all-newser WTOP for many years.....

Gamut Adds 94.3 - 7/12 - Hubbard's eclectic music channel, The Gamut, adds a new low-power FM signal in the Frederick area on 94.3. Programmed by WTOP engineer Dave Kolesar, the Gamut plays a wide range of popular music, including rock and many other genres. It can also be heard on 98.3 from Great Falls, 820 from Frederick, the digital HD3 signals of WTOP's 103.5, 103.9, and 107.7, and online at thegamut.fm.....

Omar Jimenez Leaving 11 - 7/11 - 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 - 7/11 - Channel 2/WMAR has named Lynette Charles (right) 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.....

Opie Leaves SiriusXM - 7/10 - Variety reports that nearly three years to the day after "Opie And Anthony" host Anthony Cumia was abruptly let go from SiriusXM for a series of racially-charged derogatory and inflammatory Tweets, his former on-air partner, Gregg "Opie" Hughes, host of "Opie's Radio Show," has also been fired by the satellite radio giant. "Opie And Anthony" was once heard on the DC area's WJFK-FM.....

WTOP & WPRS Nominated For Marconis - 7/10 - The DC-based National Association of Broadcasters has announced the finalists for the 2017 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. Local stations making the list this year include all-newser WTOP and gospel Praise 104.1, WPRS. The winners will be announced September 7 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner And Show during the 2017 Radio Show in Austin.....

Korny, Weber, Harris Join DC Sports Hall Of Fame - 7/10 - DC Sports Hall Of Fame inductees at a ceremony at Nats Park Sunday included former Washington Post columnist and sports radio legend Tony Kornheiser. Capitals' radio announcer Ron Weber also earned a plaque. Glenn Harris, longtime host of "SportsTalk" on Newschannel 8, became the latest TV personality to join the hall. More at washingtonpost.com.....

Mike Alley Leaves RBS Mornings - 7/8 - Mike Alley is leaving the morning show at Baltimore Christian contemporaty 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.....

Sun To Close Baltimore's City Paper - 7/8 - The Baltimore Sun Media Group will shut down Baltimore's City Paper sometime this year because of declining advertising revenue. The free weekly tabloid newspaper is not related to DC's CityPaper. The parent company of the Sun, Tronc (formerly Tribune), said in a statement that it became clear in the fall that it would stop publishing the alternative weekly newspaper. The media group bought the now-40-year-old City Paper from Times-Shamrock Communications for an undisclosed amount in 2014. At the time the City Paper circulated 50,000 papers every Wednesday and drew 200,000 unique monthly visitors to its website. The company did not say what would happen to employees or confirm how many people worked at the publication. More at baltimoresun.com.....

Arch Campbell & Ann Hornaday Start Movies Podcast - 7/7 - Washington Post movie critic Ann Hornaday, long time DC TV movie critic Arch Campbell, and local radio personality Marc Sterne bring you their new podcast about movies, life, TV, and whatever. In the July 1 edition of "At The Movies With Arch And Ann," there are reviews for "Baby Driver", "The Beguiled," and "The Big Sick." Then Arch talks about the third season of "Fargo", Ann gives a plug for a classic movie she loves "Two For the Road," and Arch asks Marc for some comedy tips. Next, it's "News To Us," when the crew goes over the latest news in the world of TV and movies, and the finish things up with a chat with Ann about her book party, and reading through some emails. Check it out for free at chatterstudio.libsyn.com and at itunes.apple.com.....

Dude Walker Does Golf Channel Promo - 7/7 - DC and Baltimore area voice legend Dude Walker updates us on his latest work. He was announcer at a recent National Catholic Prayer Breakfast featuring Vice President Mike Pence. Dude also did a "fun piece" for Golf Channel (below) as the intro to the tournament at Sawgrass in Florida. As the voice of a 300-year-old tree! In addition, he recently headed over to Chuck Levin's Music Center in Wheaton to be on a panel of voiceover professionals, sponsored by TIVA-DC to help aspiring voice actors. And he starts work again soon on his second season voicing "Dead Silent" on Investigation Discovery. More at dudewalker.com.....


Wyatt Everhart Changes Jobs At 2 - 7/6 - 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. "Through the years, Wyatt has been our 'go-to' guy for our 'On The Go' news feature segments that take us across Maryland, and we wanted to leverage that skill as a cornerstone of this exciting new venture." Everhart, who hails from Ocean City MD, started as a freelance fill-in when he joined the WMAR news department in 2008.....

Jackie Bradford & Mark Ein Talk To Andy Ockershausen - 7/6 - "Our Town," media veteran Andy Ockershausen's (right) podcast featuring DC area celebrities, including media, sports, community, and political figures, recently kicked off season two. Just up: An interview with Jackie Bradford, president and general manager NBC4/WRC. At ourtowndc.com. Also, there's an interview with DC sports enthusiast, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Mark Ein at ourtowndc.com. To subscribe go to ourtowndc.com. New episodes are released twice weekly, on Tuesday and Thursdays.....

Dave TV: WTOP Drops Radio Sputnik - 7/5 - Kudos to WTOP for dropping Radio Sputnik, the Russian propaganda channel - which ended up on another DC area set of signals. My analysis is in today's DC media edition of "Dave TV".....


Sinclair Announces Channel Sharing Arrangement For Baltimore - 7/4 - Sinclair has announced its channel sharing agreement for its Baltimore station, Channel 24/WUTB, and a revised over-the-air channel lineup for its Baltimore stations, Channel 45/WBFF and Channel 54/WNUV. WUTB, Baltimore's My TV affiliate, will be on a subchannel of WNUV. The Grit and Charge channels will be gone in Baltimore for the time being. The new lineup includes: 54-1 WNUV-HD, 54-2 WUTB, 54-3 American Sports Network, 45-1 WBFF, 45-2 Comet TV, 45-3 This TV, 45-4 Antenna TV.....

94.7's Tommy McFly Ties The Knot - 7/3 - Tommy McFly, the 31-year-old host of 94.7 Fresh FM, WIAD's "The Tommy Show," and beau Chrys Kefalas, a 37-year-old communications executive and political figure, tied the knot Saturday at the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore. More at washingtonpost.com.....

105.5 To Carry Radio Sputnik - 6/30 - Yesterday DCRTV reported that the Russian government's English language news talk channel, Radio Sputnik, would no longer be heard on the digital HD2 signal of Hubbard all-newser WTOP's 103.5 signal after the end of June. Today we hear that, starting July 1, Radio Sputnik will be heard on the low-power 105.5 signal from Bethesda, giving it decent coverage inside the Beltway and into the northwestern and western suburbs. The 105.5 signal, technically known as W288BS with 95-watts, is licensed to communications attorney John Garziglia's Reston Translator firm in Reston and had been carrying Bluegrass Country, the former WAMU-owned Americana and folk music channel. Radio Sputnik, formerly known as Voice Of Russia, is the radio arm of the government-owned Sputnik News Agency. According to Federal Communications Commission rules, the 105.5 translator outlet can only relay a broadcast signal and we hear that it will be fed by the HD3 of Urban One's urban contemporary WKYS, 93.9.....

Van Susteren Loses MSNBC Gig - 6/30 - DC-based Greta Van Susteren has been let go by MSNBC, where she was hosting the 6 PM hour. She's been at the Comcast-NBC news network less than six months. Van Susteren had let go from Fox News last year. According to nytimes.com, her MSNBC show averaged 1 million viewers in June, an 18% drop from the previous hour.....

Chick Hernandez & Arch Campbell Talk To Andy Ockershausen - 6/29 - "Our Town," media veteran Andy Ockershausen's (right) podcast featuring DC area celebrities, including media, sports, community, and political figures, recently kicked off season two. Just up: An interview with DC radio and TV sports veteran Chick Hernandez. At ourtowndc.com. Also, an interview with longtime DC TV movie critic Arch Campbell. At ourtowndc.com. To subscribe go to ourtowndc.com. New episodes are released twice weekly, on Tuesday and Thursdays.....

Radio Sputnik Off WTOP - 6/29 - DCRTV hears that the English language Radio Sputnik news talk service from the Russian government will get dropped from WTOP 103.5's digital HD line-up come July 1. The feed of the all-newser's Hubbard sister, Federal News Radio WFED, will take its place. WFED will continue to be heard via the digital offerings of WTOP's other area FM signals as well as on 1500 AM.....

25 To Pick Up WDVM Call Letters - 6/28 - Hagerstown's Channel 25/WHAG is picking up the WDVM call letters on Saturday. The former NBC affiliate is looking to emphasize its new programming line-up, which features local newscasts for the extended DC area, including portions of Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. More at facebook.com/whag.your4state. The WDVM call letters were sported by DC's Channel 9, now WUSA, from 1978 to 1986.....

Trump Tweets Against WaPo - 6/28 - From slashdot.org: The Washington Post, which has been critical of Donald Trump and his administration in its coverage, has become the latest victim in Trump's Twitter tirade. On Wednesday, he accused Amazon of not "paying internet taxes (which they should)," adding that the company is using the Post "in a scheme to dodge" the taxes. Quick fact check: Amazon doesn't own the Washington Post, Jeff Bezos - in his personal capacity - does. At any rate, Trump's furious Tweets come a day after the Post reported that a fake issue of Time magazine with Trump on the cover was hanging in some of the president's golf clubs. The timing of this is also awkward because just last week the president met with Bezos and other top executives to discuss ways the White House can modernize government and aid the tech industry. But the two have a long history.....

Kaye Lake Dies - 6/28 - DCRTV hears that former NewsChannel 8 sports anchor and reporter Kaye Lake has died. She'd been in hospice care in Nebraska suffering from cancer. More as we hear it.....

Charlie Harris Dies - 6/28 - Charlie Harris (right), who spent over a quarter of a century in the newroom of Cumberland MD's news talk WCBC, 1270, has died at the age of 69. He joined WCBC in 1980, after arriving in Cumberland as a staff announcer and account executive at WCMD/WJSE. According to wcbcradio.com, over the years, he would become the prime news anchor of the "Dave Norman Program," and would sub as the host of the show. Harris also did a stint as station manager at WFWM at Frostburg State University. "Charlie was a versatile broadcaster, hosting the 'WCBC Radio Auction,' serving as the knowledge music maven for Saturday mornings, and the voice of countless commercials," according to the station's website. "Due to diabetes, Charlie retired from broadcasting over 10 years ago, but he would return on occasion to host the morning show, and was also involved in the early broadcasts on New Years Eve from the ball drop on the downtown Cumberland Mall".....

WAMU Tops DC Radio Ratings Again - 6/27 - The Washington market radio ratings for the "second week" of June. Full-day, age 12+: 1) WAMU, 2) WTOP, 3) WHUR, 4) WMMJ, 5) WASH, 6) WBIG, 7) WIHT, 8) WGTS, 9) WPRS, 10) WMAL, 11) WPGC, 12) WMZQ, 13) WKYS, 14) WWDC and WIAD, 16) WJFK-FM, 17) WRQX, 18) WETA-FM, 19) WLZL, 20) WTEM, 21) WAVA-FM and WPFW, 25) WFMD and WOL and WFRE, 31) WAFY and WDCN and WACA. Baltimore, Hagerstown, Winchester, and Fredericksburg stations are not included in this listing.....

Sunni Joins Joe Clair At PGC - 6/27 - Sunni (right), who hosts the midday slot at CBS Radio's urban contemporary WPGC, 95.5, will move to mornings to join Joe Clair's show. "Sunni is the perfect fit for the 'Joe Clair Morning Show' and we are incredibly fortunate she wanted to get up early and make the transition to mornings," says Steve Davis, vice president of programming for CBS's DC radio cluster. Sunni has been on-air for WPGC since January 2011. In addition, she is active on WPGC's social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Prior to joining WPGC, she worked at radio stations in Detroit, NYC, and Miami.....

Nickels & King Get Promoted At RQX - 6/27 - Ashley Nickels gets promoted from music director to assistant program director at Cumulus's hot adult contemporary WRQX, Mix 107.3. She will continue to host middays. Also, Seth King gets named evening host on WRQX. He had been doing part time fill-in work....

WPOC To Run Bobby Bones At Night - 6/26 - Baltimore country outlet WPOC, 93.1, is putting nationally syndicated country radio morning man Bobby Bones in the evening slot. Local talent Laurie DeYoung is already top rated on iHeart's WPOC in mornings, so the station is putting in at night. DeYoung ranked second overall in the latest Nielsen radio ratings for May, so she's not going anywhere. But, according to Tom Taylor Now, "iHeart may figure it's time to at least introduce Bones to Baltimore. If the rumor mill's on-target, you'll be hearing about Bones introduced into more iHeart markets where he doesn't clear in morning drive." Bones can already be heard in mornings throughout much of the Baltimore market via DC's WMZQ, 98.7, which is also owned by iHeart.....

Urban One Closes On 92.7 - 6/26 - Urban One, formerly Radio One, closes on its $2 million purchase of 92.7, WWXT, in Prince Frederick MD. The seller was Redskins owner Dan Snyder's Red Zebra, which was similcasting sports talker ESPN 980, WTEM, on it. Urban One is simulcasting its DC adult urban contemporary WMMJ, Majic 102.3, on it with new calls - WDCJ. The deal was announced in April, with a lease agreement for the new WMMJ relay starting May 1.....

Carl Rochelle Dies - 6/26 - Carl Rochelle, 79, a former broadcast journalist with CNN who became a narrator of political commercials and public service announcements through a self-titled company he started in 2007, died May 20 at a hospital in Arlington. The cause was cancer. Rochelle came to the Washington area in the mid-1960s and was a radio and television journalist for ABC, NBC, and MSNBC at various times. He spent 20 years with CNN, covering wars in the Middle East, aviation and transportation issues, and national security, before leaving in 2001 amid staff cutting. More at washingtonpost.com.....

Evan Lambert To 5 - 6/23 - Evan Lambert (right) joins Fox's Channel 5/WTTG as a reporter. He comes from Tampa's WTVT-TV, another Fox-owned station. He will be seen on Fox 5 and Fox 5 Plus (sister Channel 20/WDCA) newscasts starting July 10. The DC native has also worked at TV stations in Orlando and Myrtle Beach. Lambert started his news career in 2009 at DC's Capital News Service Television.....

Baker Voices Discovery Shows - 6/22 - DCRTV hears from DC and Baltimore area voice great Matt K. Baker who tells us that he's all over Discovery's nets with a new series called 'Nazi Desert Assault," which starts airing in July. As well as another series called "Incredible Inventions," and a bunch of promos, He's also doing radio imaging work at 96-5 in Norfolk in addition to doing commercials on Pandora Radio, among many other things. Check out Matt at mattspeaking.com.....

Rosemary Harold Gets New FCC Title - 6/22 - Rosemary Harold will be the new chief of the Enforcement Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission. She's an FCC veteran, having been former Republican Commissioner Rob McDowell's legal advisor for media and broadband and also deputy chief of the Media Bureau. Before that, Harold was a reporter and bureau chief of the Miami Herald and an editor at DC-based C-SPAN.....

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