Announcing ‘Believe in Baltimore,’ helping kids make sense and music out of the Baltimore riots

From left: Believe in Music students Caprice Martin, Taniyah Kutcherman, Yamaudi Pinder and Amira Winchester. Photo by J.M. Giordano.

WTMD parters with Believe in Music at the Living Classrooms Foundation to give at-risk students a chance to tell their stories. Members of Future Islands, Lower Dens, Celebration, the Bridge and others join in. >>Download the song for free here.<< Several Baltimore middle school students in Living Classrooms’ Believe in Music Program have come together…

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Notice of Meeting of the Board of Directors of Towson University Public Media

TUPM Board Meeting – Closed Session Thursday, July 30th at 7pm A closed emergency meeting of the board has been called to discuss a personnel matter.

Weekend on the Radio: July 23rd – 26th

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Wave your flag Baltimore. There’s a lot to be proud about.  We’ve all got Pride this weekend; plus birthday parties, festivals, clinics, meals, and concerts. Find out more by listening to Sam Gallant and Don Rogers below, or click here for details. You can submit your own event here too. Also, check out Live Baltimore,…

Announcing ‘Believe in Baltimore,’ helping kids make sense and music out of the Baltimore riots

From left: Believe in Music students Caprice Martin, Taniyah Kutcherman, Yamaudi Pinder and Amira Winchester. Photo by J.M. Giordano.

WTMD parters with Believe in Music at the Living Classrooms Foundation to give at-risk students a chance to tell their stories. Members of Future Islands, Lower Dens, Celebration, the Bridge and others join in. >>Download the song for free here.<< Several Baltimore middle school students in Living Classrooms’ Believe in Music Program have come together…

Weekend on the Radio: July 16th – 19th

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It’s a jam packed weekend of music, music, and more music. That’s partially because it’s time once again for the Baltimore summer tradition of Artscape. There’s lots of art of course, but there’s also an incredible musical line-up including a lot of “&” bands: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and Trombone…

Sisqo and the making of ‘The Thong Song,’ 15 years later

15 years after "The Thong Song" peaked on the Billboard charts, R&B singer Sisqo shares the stories behind his most notorious single (Handout image, graphic by Jason George)

A devilish grin flashes across the face of R&B singer Sisqo when he thinks about the first time he laid eyes on the undergarment that inspired his most notorious song. “I was like, ‘Hey, what’s that?,’” he said. “‘What is that — whatever you’re garnishing — that has me all starry-eyed?’” Loved by many, reviled…

Sisqo’s ‘The Thong Song’ re-imagined by Horse Lords, TT the Artist, Wing Dam and more

7 Baltimore artists re-interpret Sisqo's "The Thong Song"

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the summer of “The Thong Song,” we asked 7 Baltimore musicians to re-imagine Sisqo’s ode to the skimpiest of underwear. We couldn’t be more excited with the results. TT the Artist teamed up with producer Schwarz for the banger “2 Much Junk In My Trunk.” Experimental groups Horse Lords…

The Shadow- July 29th

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The original artist is a devolved new-wave band out of Akron, OH. They wrote this one for their 1980 album Freedom of Choice. The new show at the American Visionary Art Museum is still a couple of months away, but The Shadow is already excited about this artist coming to town to participate. He fronts…

The Shadow- July 28th

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The 5 o’Clock Shadow is ultimate encore, everyday on WTMD. Pledge your support now and join the club at WTMD.org or by phone at 410-704-8970. Thank you for making the music happen. Today, the original artist was a colorful prog-rock band from England and they close the first side of their 1973 release that I…