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Merrill College Offers Saturday Grad Program - 7/27 - The Philip Merrill College Of Journalism offers a Saturday-only four-course graduate program aimed at moving careers into overdrive. Skills learned in class can often be applied at work the following week. Multimedia lecturer and Director Of Assessments Christine Harvey oversees the Graduate Certificate Program Of Professional Studies In Multimedia Journalism. She says the program is tailored to provide the tools working professionals need now to succeed. She adds there is also a strong emphasis on mobile and entrepreneurial journalism. The Certificate Program is designed to be completed in one year - taking two classes each in the fall and spring semesters. But students are able to take a single class each semester to complete the program in a two year period. Interested in a full Masters Of Journalism program? Now you can even apply three of the four Saturday courses towards the MJ degree. The program is offered through the University Of Maryland's Office Of Extended Studies and taught in Knight Hall on the campus of the University Of Maryland. Apply now. For more information, contact Chris Harvey at charvey@umd.edu or visit merrill.umd.edu.....

Dude Does "Cards," Purina, More - 7/10 - DCRTV hears from legendary DC-Baltimore area voiceman Dude Walker who was recently featured in a speaking role as the preciding officer in episode two of season three of Netflix's "House Of Cards." He started the role call vote to confirm Clare Underwood, played by Robin Wright, as representative to the UN (right). Also, we hear that Dude was the live announcer for the fifth year at American Israel Public Affairs Committee at the DC Convention Center, and did the Horatio Alger Awards at DAR Constitution Hall. He also busy voicing the video that's at the Appomattox Court House visitor's center and numerous audiobooks. And, Dude's been doing commercials, as always, including one for Purina Pro Plan cat food. Check it out on YouTube.....

Alvin Jones Hosts Monthly "Women's Biz" Show - 6/8 - "Women's Business Report," a half-hour TV program that highlights women entrepreneurs, has expanded to become a monthly series airing the last Sunday of the month on NewsChannel 8 at 4:30 PM. The show was created as a special to commemorate Women's History Month, which occurs annually in March. "The show provides positive examples of women who are making a difference," says executive producer Alvin Jones. The DC media veteran adds, "The four women profiled are each trailblazers who knew they had a calling with destiny. Their common thread is that they all knew that there was something burning inside of them that could not be ignored. They inspire us all to take chances and have no regrets." The next episode airs Sunday, June 28.....

Reliant Signs 2 Richmond Stations - 5/23 - Reliant Broadcasting, the DC area-based broadcast traffic information firm run by Zoom Moonchild, has signed Davidson's two Richmond stations. Reliant will now be providing morning and afternoon drive traffic and weather reports for news talker WLEE, 990 AM, and gospel WREL, Rejoice 1540.....

Garrett Adds LA Station - 5/15 - Pat Garrett signs on as the voice of urban contemporary KJLH in Los Angeles. Along with a long list of radio clients across the country, Garrett is currently doing voice work for CBS's WNEW and WJFK in the DC area and WJZ-TV, WJZ-FM, and WWMX in Baltimore.....

Tony Perkins Talks To Donnie Simpson - 5/11 - On the latest episode of "The Tony Perkins Show" podcast, Tony sits down with DC broadcasting legend Donnie Simpson. Simpson spent more than 30 years dominating DC morning radio at WKYS and then at WPGC. Tony was Donnie's morning show producer and on-air sidekick at WKYS for eight years and this episode marks their first long-form reunion in years. This reunion marks the first time that Simpson has been behind a microphone for an extended interview since he left WPGC five years ago. Donnie tells stories about his years in radio and television broadcasting and his encounters with celebrities. "The Tony Perkins Show" is part of the MORE Broadcasting Network and can be heard at mikeomearashow.com.....

Smolka Joins Forrester's Podcast - 5/11 - Baltimore sports radio veteran Drew Forrester hires Bo Smolka, a contributor to Comcast SportsNet's CSNBaltimore.com website, to be the Ravens 2015 season reporter for his "Drew's Morning Dish" podcast. Also, there's a visual revamp at Forrester's website, drewsmorningdish.com.....

CBS Vet Bob Fuss Pens Book - 5/11 - Legendary newsman Bob Fuss, who recently retired from CBS News, has published a memoir about his 40 years as a radio correspondent, the last 23 of them covering Congress and national politics here in Washington. It's called "Kidnapped By Nuns - And Other Stories Of A Life On The Radio." Fuss tells DCRTV: "The book traces my life and career from covering the Patty Hearst Kidnapping just after graduating from Stanford University at the age of 19 in 1974 to working for once great but now defunct networks UPI Radio, Mutual Broadcasting, NBC Radio, and then CBS Radio. The book has a lot of politics and inside journalism stories and also contains travelogues from trips I've taken to all 50 states and more than 70 countries." Check out the book, which is out in paperback, e-book, and audio book, at kidnappedbynuns.com. You can order the book at amazon.com.....

Pat Garrett Adds OC104 - 4/9 - Area voice legend Pat Garrett signs Salisbury-Ocean City rhythmic contemporary outlet WOCQ, OC104, a station he voiced from 1994 to 2010. Also, it was the first station he worked at - he was a DJ there in 1981. Along with a long list of radio clients across the country, Garrett is currently doing voice work for CBS's WNEW and WJFK in the DC area and WJZ-TV, WJZ-FM, and WWMX in Baltimore.....

Garrett Now Voices WNEW - 4/1 - DCRTV hears that Pat Garrett re-ups with CBS Radio in DC and will continue to be heard as the imaging "voice" of sports talker WJFK, 106.7 The Fan. Also, he's now doing like voice duties for CBS news talker WNEW, 99.1, which is now calling itself "NewsRadio 99-1." Before signing with CBS-DC last year, Garrett was the "voice" of Hubbard all-newser WTOP, 103.5.....

Jones Produces "Women's Business Report" - 3/27 - "Women's Business Report," which highlights four local women entrepreneurs during Women's History Month, airs Sunday, March 29, at 4:30 PM on NewsChannel 8. It's produced by Alvin Jones, who runs a video production, web casting, sound, public relations, and event production business. Also, Jones is host and executive producer of car show "Planet Vehicle," which airs Saturday mornings on Channel 7/WJLA's MeTV channel. Jones started his career as the host of the "Quiet Storm" on WHUR. After helping develop BET, he hosted talk show "TMI, Too Much Information" on SiriusXM radio and was producer for C-SPAN's "Book TV".....

Vince Russo Joins RELM - 3/18 - Vince Russo brings his popular podcast to the DC area's RELM Network. A veteran of the World Wrestling Federation, Russo hosts "The Brand," where he talks about much more than wrestling. He will join the RELM lineup in April, offering several free and several premium shows each week, some including video. His podcast will be available at VinceRussoBrand.com. He also authors a weekly blog which will also be available at the website. The RELM Network now features 24 shows with a wide array of hosts, including DC area radio greats such as Buzz Burbank and Kirk McEwen. More at RELMNetwork.com.....

Chuck Todd Guests With Mike O'Meara - 3/17 - NBC "Meet The Press" moderator Chuck Todd stopped by "The Mike O'Meara Show" March 17th. He discussed the current political climate between the parties and shared his early thoughts on the 2016 elections. Todd also said that listening to O'Meara via WJFK's "Don And Mike Show" was the one of the best parts of living in DC in the 1990s. The episode can be found at mikeomearashow.com.....

New Gen Launches Virtual Jock - 3/12 - DC-based New Generation Radio has launched a new division called Virtual Jock, which offers a roster of major market talent available for voice tracking, covering all formats. President of New Generation Radio, Jason Kidd, says, "I am excited to announce the signing of some of the best major market talents in the world with a roster that is still growing by the day. Radio stations everywhere will now have the opportunity to bring in major market talent via voice tracking, while trimming expenses and upgrading the sound of their station - at the same time sounding live and local." New Generation Radio debuted in April 2014 with the launch of its Smash Hits format and has now expanded its services offering talent, imaging/VO, and formats, along with advising and building brands for media companies throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. More at VirtualJock.com.....

DCRTV Advertiser: Craig Klein, Modern Voice - 1/24 - DCRTV welcomes its newest advertiser, Craig Klein, Modern Voice. Craig spent the first part of his career as an award-winning radio creative director in the DC area. Now, his focus is on voiceovers where he has been heard locally, nationally, and around the world for more than 20 years. Some of his credits include WETA-TV, Fox 5-DC, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," Animal Planet, Smithsonian Channel, The Weather Channel, Turner Sports, Cartoon Network, Encore, GEICO, Verizon, Walmart, and Toyota. Check him out ModernVoice.com.....

Forrester Launches Mobile App - 1/13 - Baltimore sports talk radio veteran Drew Forrester has unveiled his Drew's Morning Dish mobile app for both Android and Apple phone users. Since the January 5 launch, there have been 770 downloads, the former WNST personality tells us. "Not only can users read the #DMD daily blog, they can listen to my twice weekly podcast and receive special discount and promotional offers from my corporate partners," he says. The app was created by N2o Solutions and is available in the Google Play Store and via Amazon. Forrester started his DrewsMorningDish.com website in October. "We're excited about bringing Baltimore sports fans the high quality discussion they want via the #DMD blog every morning and we're on the verge of announcing some other big plans for the website in the coming weeks," he tells DCRTV.....

Kidd Adds Another Smash Hits Station - 1/7 - Baltimore and DC radio veteran Jason Kidd, who now heads DC-based New Generation Radio, says he's added another station to his new Smash Hits format. It's KKLS in Rapid City SD, giving the "Gen-X classic hits" format a wider audience. More info at GetSmashHits.com or via e-mail at jasonkidd@getsmashhits.com. Kidd's been heard on and programmed stations all over the local radio dial, including Baltimore's WWMX, Mix 106.5, and DC's WPGC.....

DCRTV Advertiser: Craig Klein, Modern Voice - 1/5 - DCRTV welcomes its newest advertiser, Craig Klein, Modern Voice. Craig spent the first part of his career as an award-winning radio creative director in the DC area. Now, his focus is on voiceovers where he has been heard locally, nationally, and around the world for more than 20 years. Some of his credits include WETA-TV, Fox 5-DC, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," Animal Planet, Smithsonian Channel, The Weather Channel, Turner Sports, Cartoon Network, Encore, GEICO, Verizon, Walmart, and Toyota. Check him out ModernVoice.com.....

4 Real DC Broadcasters Appear In Matthews' Latest Thriller - 1/3 - "Detonator" is the third Dave Haggard thriller penned by DC radio and TV veteran Larry Matthews. Haggard is a broadcast investigative reporter in Washington who finds himself deeply involved in the stories he digs up. "'Detonator' is about a terrorist plot to blow up Nationals Park during a sold-out game," Matthews tells us. "In all of the books, Haggard barely escapes with his life, which, of course, is the point of thrillers." Matthews' two previous Dave Haggard thrillers are "Butterfly Knife," about a homicidal priest, and "Brass Knuckles," about a corrupt member of Congress and a confused hit man. Matthews tells us thar four real DC broadcasters make cameo appearances in "Detonator": Channel 4/WRC's Wendy Rieger, sports legend Johnny Holliday, WTOP's Capitol Hill reporter Dave McConnell, and Dodgers broadcaster Charlie Steiner. "I've known them for many years and they graciously agreed to be part of the story," says Matthews, who was a broadcast journalist for 35 years, nearly all of it in Washington. He worked as a reporter for the "old" full-service WMAL radio. He also worked at WTOP radio, NPR, and Maryland Public Television, in addition to other local media outlets. "Detonator" is Matthews' ninth book, seven of which are fiction. The book is available at amazon.com.....