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Dude Voices Shark Doc For Discovery - 7/7 - DC and Baltimore voice great Dude Walker has narrated an episode on the upcoming Shark Week for the Discovery Channel - called "Nuclear Sharks." Check it out on YouTube.....

Kidd's Smash Hits Lands In OC/Salisbury - 7/2 - Jason Kidd's New Generation Radio has a new regional affiliate for its hot adult hits format, Smash Hits. On Friday, the format launched on Ocean City/Salisbury's WSUX, 101.1/96.3. The station had been running adult hits as Jack FM. "We continue to build this brand station-by-station and couldn't be more excited to launch this one in one of the top tourist destinations on the East Coast," says Kidd (right), who currently is heard doing afternoons on DC's Mix 107.3, WRQX, "Also, a market where I got my start on air in the early '90s." The WSUX version of Smash Hits will be 1980s and 1990s-centric, along with music from today sprinkled in. Over the years, Kidd's held many on-air and management posts at area radio stations, including WPGC, WQSR, and WWMX, in addition to stations in Austin, Pittsburgh, and Syracuse, plus at SiriusXM. More at getsmashhits.com. Also, New Generation offers its Virtual PD and Virtual MD services, with more info at virtualpdmd.com.....

Dude Voices Political Ads - 6/9 - MTV News takes a look at the men and women who voice all those political ads you hear on the radio or see on TV. And, making the article is DC and Baltimore voice veteran Dude Walker (right), who says - unlike some voice artists - he prefers to work for candidates and issues that he supports. Walker, who added his first political ad to his extensive reel more than 20 years ago, has chosen to read only for liberal candidates because "it's easier to voice something you believe in," he says. "You can feel the empathy." However, Walker says he hasn't been offered a script he wasn't willing to record - his only real deal-breaker would be an attack ad against Democrats, and campaigns know by now not to contact him for those.....

Kidd's Smash Hits Gets MD Outlet - 6/6 - Harford County oldies outlet, 104.7 The Point, which is also heard on 1330 AM, flipped this morning to "Smash Hits WHGM." This morning, the station also debuted a new morning show hosted by Justin Mallow. He comes from contemporary hits WKBE in Glens Falls NY. The Smash Hits 1980s-based oldies hits format is the product of DC and Baltimore radio veteran Jason Kidd's New Generation Media. Kidd does afternoons on DC's hot adult contemporary Mix 107.3, WRQX.....

OC Radioer Picks Up O'Meara's Show - 5/25 - "The Mike O'Meara Show" will return to the Ocean City radio dial on Friday, May 27. The show will air five days a week from 7 PM to 9 PM on 97.1 The Wave, WAVD. O'Meara was partnered with Don Geronimo via "The Don And Mike Show" on WJFK-FM through the 1990s until 2008. He currently does a podcast that's available at mikeomearashow.com.....

O'Meara Interviews Fisher About Trump - 5/16 - "The Mike O'Meara Show" interviews Marc Fisher, senior editor of the Washington Post. The DC radio great and his discussed a recently released tape of presidential candidate Donald Trump masquerading as his own publicist in 1991 to brag about himself. While the source of the tape remains anonymous, Fisher denied that the tape came from Trump. The interview can be heard at mikeomearashow.com.....

Steve Rouse To Q1370 - 4/12 - Starting May 16, Baltimore radio veteran Steve Rouse, along with co-host Tracy Hart, will be doing mornings on Baltimore oldies outlet WQLL, Q1370. In addition to its main 1370 AM signal in Baltimore, WQLL is also heard in Harford County on 99.9 FM. "We're very excited to have Steve and Tracy be part of the Q1370 family. They will be doing 6 AM to 9 AM in the beginning," says Q1370 General Manager Marc Beaven. DCRTV only just reported that Rouse left his morning show gig at Havre de Grace oldies outlet "The Point," WHGM, 1330 AM and 104.7 FM.

NC8 Show Celebrates 1st Anniversary - 3/14 - NewsChannel 8's "Women's Business Report," a half-hour show highlighting women in business, celebrates its first anniversary with its 3:30 PM Sunday, March 27 airing. The anniversary episode will feature international designer Miriam Heydari. DC area broadcasting veteran Alvin Jones is the show's executive producer. Businesswomen wishing to be considered for inclusion in the show can contact Jones at 202-437-8020 or email alvin@alvinjones.com.....

Dude Walker Keeps Very Busy - 3/3 - DCRTV hears about the latest doings from DC-Baltimore voice great Dude Walker (right). He just wrapped an audiobook, "When Wars Were Won," a WW2 memoir, now on Amazon. With three convention/awards shows coming up. He'll be live in San Antonio for the American General Contractor's convention next week. Then on to the DC Convention Center for the sixth year with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. At the end of the month, Dude will be at DAR Constitution Hall for the Horatio Alger Awards. In addition, he's doing voicing in-show for "Pinks: All-Out" on the Outdoor Channel. Along with a series of TV spots for Reliant Energy in Texas which actor Matthew McConaughey had been voicing. "So they reached out to get the Dude's Texas take. I had a blast doing these," he tells us. Check 'em out on YouTube.....

Klug To Voice 2 TV Productions - 3/2 - Baltimore rock radio vet John Klug tells us that he will be narrating Justice Network's "Inside The Mind Of A Serial Killer," which debuts March 6 at 9 PM. It's carried locally on the 9-3 digital subchannel of WUSA. He will also be narrating 13 episodes of "Florida Sportsman Project Dreamboat" produced by Deep See Visuals, which begins airing in April on the World Fishing Network and regionally on Fox Sun in Florida. Klug's been hosting the morning show for the past 11 years on Baltimore classic rocker WZBA, 100.7 The Bay as well as doing national voiceover work. More at klugproductions.com.....

Baker Does 14th Year With Discovery - 2/25 - DC area's Matt K. Baker tells us that the Discovery Channel has renewed him for his voice work again - for the fourteenth year. Also, Baker narrated a show for the Reelz channel called "Sinatra And The Jack Pack." And he's still regularly heard on Pandora Radio. More here or at mattspeaking.com.....

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.....