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Relive World Cafe’s Sense of Place Baltimore

Pit Beef

Tell your friends! Tune in Saturday at 10am for a special encore of The World Cafe’s Sense of Place Baltimore! You’ll hear a live session from Future Islands, while WTMD’s Sam Sessa share 5 rising Baltimore talents and Morning Show host Erik Deatherage digs deep into Baltimore’s musical past for some true treasures. Learn about…

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What’s My Lyric: Baltimore Rock Opera Society’s dramatic reading of ‘Stab My Face’

Actor Derek Vaughan Brown, a member of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society.

Because life isn’t dramatic enough, we’d like to introduce “What’s My Lyric,” a new occasional feature on Baltimore Hit Parade where Baltimore actors give dramatic readings of the lyrics to Baltimore songs. Our first guest, Derek Vaughan Brown (pictured), is a member of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society. They’re about to debut their new production,…

Downtown Upload: Max Weiss’s Baltimore Story

Downtown Upload

The Downtown Upload Weekly Podcast, with Megan Isennock from the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore featuring information and interviews on the people and places that make life Good for Downtown . Good for Baltimore. Listen below: Downtown Upload Previous episodes here.

Weekend on the Radio 10/09-10/12

Super City

This weekend, head to wild and wonderful West Virginia for some camping and Americana music at the Sleepy Creek Acoustic HarFest, check out some fine art at Towson University, get hippy with it at the Hula Hoop Fest, and fresh off their World Cafe debut, check out Super City at The Ottobar. For more on…

WTMD’s 5 emerging stars of Baltimore’s music scene, as heard on The World Cafe

Baltimore experimental rockers Celebration are one of the city's rising stars.

Yesterday, NPR’s the World Cafe spotlighted Baltimore’s music and culture as part of the show’s “Sense of Place Series.” Host David Dye had a session with breakout stars Future Islands, and led a tour through Baltimore music past and present — with some help from the WTMD staff. One of Dye’s segments was a list…

Video: St. Paul & The Broken Bones Live In-Studio


St. Paul & The Broken Bones perform “Call Me” for 89.7 WTMD’s Live Lunch on Thursday, October 16th, 2014.

Video: Ruut Live In-Studio

Come Uptown to Towson for WTMD's Live Lunch with Ruut

Ruut performs “Canyon” for 89.7 WTMD’s Live Lunch on Friday, October 10th, 2014

Video: Jukebox The Ghost Live In-Studio


Jukebox The Ghost performs “Empire” for 89.7 WTMD’s Live Lunch on Friday, August 22nd, 2014.

Video: Carl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz Band Live In-Studio


Carl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz Band perform “Wakan Tanka” for 89.7 WTMD’s Live Lunch on August 8, 2014.

5 O’Clock Shadow- October 17th


The original artist is from another planet. This song is 43 years old and so the timeline in the title for the destruction of earth- was a bit off. The Shadow artist does this one in Portuguese and it made a big splash as a part of a film soundtrack that is 10 years old…

5 O’Clock Shadow- October 16th


The original artist has a mesmerizing new album out this year with his band of Casanovas. This one is about living in Reseda and comes from a 25 year old album about a monthly illness. The Shadow artist turns 37 today. This guy has dated everyone- A Katy, a Jessica, a Taylor and a Jennifer…