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Virtual Jock Signs Stash & Campbell - 1/12 - Virtual Jock, a division of Baltimore and DC radio veteran Jason Kidd's New Generation Radio, has signed 98 Rock, WIYY veteran Stash for classic rock WBXQ, Q94, in Johnstown/Altoona. And, they've signed Joanna Campbell, who currently does afternoons on WWMX, Mix 106.5, for WBEY, Bay Country 97.9, in Ocean City/Salisbury. For major market VT talent on barter or cash, check out virtualjock.com.....

Drew Forrester Upgrades "Morning Dish" - 1/6 - Baltimore sports radio veteran Drew Forrester publishes the 500th consecutive issue on January 6th of his Drew's Morning Dish sports website that's updated daily. Along with introducting a new logo (right), Forrester is adding two writers for 2016 and vowing to increase its coverage of local high school sports in the Baltimore area. "I'm not at Cal Ripken Jr.'s level yet," says Forrester, "but publishing fresh, new content for 500 straight days is something to be proud of, I think. We're stepping up our coverage of the Orioles with a full-time writer and we'll also have a regular columnist chiming in as well." Forrester adds he's collaborating with Baltimore-based Varsity Sports Network for increased coverage of high school sports. "Gary (Adornato) has done a great job with Varsity Sports Network. He's the recognized local leader in covering high school sports. We're excited to be teaming up with him in the future," says Forrester.....

Garrett Ranked Top VO Pro - 12/10 - Pat Garrett again takes the top spot in the second annual "Benztown 50 Voice Power Index" that ranks the country's national voiceover talent. Garrett's currently heard on top stations around the country like NYC all-newser WCBS-AM and urban adult contemporay WBLS, Chicago's classic hits WLS-FM, and Dallas country KPLX. Locally, he's the voice of Channel 13/WJZ, sports talkers 105.7 The Fan and 106.7 The Fan, as well as Mix 106.5. Now the head of his own firm, Pat Garrett Creative, he's been heard over the years on WTOP, WBSB, WAVA, WDJY, WXYV, WRQX, among many other local stations. He started his radio career in 1981 at Ocean City's WOCQ. More at benztown.com.....

3 Peer Awards For Dude Walker - 11/30 - DCRTV hears that DC and Baltimore voice great Dude Walker picked up three Peer awards (right) from the Television And Internet Video Association earlier in November. Including a gold statue for an Audi spot (watch on YouTube), a gold for a documentary about Appomattox (watch on YouTube), and a silver for a Purina spot (watch on YouTube). "It's been a great year," Dude tells us.....

Sunny James Working On DC-Set Novel - 10/28 - DC media veteran Sunny James (right), who has worked all over the place, including Radio One, NBC News, BET, the CPB, and the FCC, is working on what she calls the next "great American novel" that's set here in DC. While still unpublished, James has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund her self-publishing expenses for "Seaton Place." The website for the book is seatonplace.net, where there's a link to the fundraiser. James, who is now busy with a podcast - thesunnyjamesshow.net - as well as a successful film and video production company, tells us that the book focuses on "the life and times of family in the Eckington neighborhood" that she doesn't want to be forgotten.....

Jason Kidd Signs New Station - 10/15 - DC and Baltimore radio veteran Jason Kidd's DC-based New Generation Radio lands another client - Jammin' 104.5 in Waco, Texas. This is the second Waco station within two weeks to sign with Kidd's radio consultancy company. Jammin' 104.5 will focus on disco, dance, funk, and freestyle and will compliment suster station Hot 104.9 KBHT's new urban adult contemporary format, which specializes in current R&B and classic soul.....

New Clients For Garrett - 10/9 - Voice man Pat Garrett welcomes new clients. Including iHeartMedia's rhythmic oldies KISQ in San Francisco, CBS Radio's all-sports KHTK in Sacramento, and Cumulus Media's country KUBL in Salt Lake City. To hear Garrett's off-air samples, check out patdemos.com or visit patgarrettcreative.com. 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.....

Another Client For Smash Hits - 10/6 - DC-based New Generation Radio lands another client for its Smash Hits format as KWXM in Ruston, Louisiana, signs up. The station held a live ribbon cutting ceremony its new at its new transmitter site in the middle of the woods and had a shuttle bus taking people to the ceremony. More than 50 dignitaries from across Northern Louisiana attended. The station is being led by DC/Baltimore programming consultant Jason Kidd, who heads New Generation, and is imaged by DC/Baltimore voiceover great Pat Garrett.....

Jason Kidd Guides Texas Radio Transformation - 10/2 - DC and Baltimore radio veteran Jason Kidd (right), who is now president and consultant for DC-based New Generation Radio, is handling the format flip of M&M Broadcasters' rhythmic contemporary KBHT, Hot 104.9, in Waco TX, which completed its evolution to urban adult contemporary today to become the new Magic 104.9 - "Today's Smooth R&B And Classic Soul." The station also features DC/Baltimore voiceover talent Dave Ferguson.....

Seymour Visits Perkins' Podcast - 9/10 - Channel 5/WTTG morning news anchor Allison Seymour recently visited WTTG evening news anchor Tony Perkins' podcast, "The Tony Perkins Show Featuring Gary Stein." She shot a piece on the show detailing its success on Mike O'Meara's MORE network, and spotlighted the podcast's one year anniversary. The three-minute segment ran this morning on "Good Day DC" and is scheduled to run again tonight during Fox 5's 5 PM and 10 PM newscasts and will also be available on the web. More at tonyperkinsshow.com.....

O'Meara Releases "Open Mike" - 8/26 - DC radio great Mike O'Meara has released a new audio book, "Open Mike," now available on iTunes. It updates, expands, and enhances the book he and his show's crew wrote last year with celebrity guests, audio clips, and some surprises. The audio book is also available at mikeomearashow.com.....

Forrester Expands Ravens, Brit Soccer, UMBC Coverage - 8/25 - Former Baltimore sports radio host Drew Forrester celebrates the one-year anniversary of his website, Drew's Morning Dish, by announcing that he'll dedicate weekly coverage to the English Premier League, starting in September, along with the renewal of a partnership with UMBC Athletics that will promote and market men's and women's soccer, basketball, and lacrosse in 2015-2016. Forrester announced in July his site had hired Comcast SportsNet reporter Bo Smolka to head up Drew's Morning Dish coverage of the Ravens. "We're averaging nearly 4,000 visits per-day at #DMD now," Forrester says. "I'm thrilled with the response the website has received from the sports community over the last year. We're trying to make it bigger and better every day".....

Sue McCarthy To Host "Women's Business Report" - 8/25 - Sue McCarthy is the new host of "Women's Business Report," a half-hour monthly NewsChannel 8 series that highlights female entrepreneurs. She is a real estate professional with McGrath Real Estate Services and has a background in sales and marketing. "Women's Business Report" airs the last Sunday of the month at 4:30 PM. Each show features four women business owners. "The show provides positive examples of women who are making a difference," says Executive Producer Alvin Jones. "The four women profiled are each trailblazers who knew they had a calling with destiny".....

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.....