WTMD’s 4th Annual Baltimore Band Block Party

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WTMD is all about supporting Baltimore bands and you can too while supporting your favorite station. It’s our 4th Annual Baltimore Band Block Party! Ten bands are playing and competing for multiple prize packages including a coveted spot at one of our First Thursday concerts this summer! These Baltimore bands and musicians are also raising…

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Meet Janet Jeffers, the photographer behind “Thaw” at WTMD

Laundry dries out in Cuba in this photo by Janet Jeffers.

After spending years working in radio and as a graphic designer, Janet Jeffers recently became a full time photographer. Janet works out of a studio in the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, and her work has been featured on book and magazine covers, in film and video and in permanent installations for the University of Maryland…

Weekend on the Radio May 14th – 17th


It’s Preakness Weekend in Baltimore, but there is more going on than a horse race. WTMD is hosting an incredible art installation by Janet Jeffers, called “Thaw” on Friday night. There’s the Future Is Here Festival in DC, and some Dirty Dancing at the Hippodrome. Plus cultural festivals of Greece, Fairies, and abandoned buildings. There’s…

Stunning photos of ice and Cuba from ‘Thaw’ by Janet Jeffers

An otherworldly glacier, photographed by Janet Jeffers.

“Thaw,” photos of Cuba, the arctic and Antarctica by Janet Jeffers, opens at 7 p.m. Friday at WTMD, 1 Olympic Place in Towson. The exhibit has more than 50 photos — some small, one as large as 27 feet long by 9 feet high. The free reception features performances by Western Star and Jazz Lunch,…

Photos: WTMD’s May 2015 First Thursday Concert

Photo by Jordan August

Video: Jamestown Revival Live In-Studio


Jamestown Revival performs their song “California” (Cast Iron Soul) live at WTMD’s Live Lunch on March 4, 2015.    

Listen: Adam Lempel on Baltimore Hit Parade


Sam Sessa’s guest is Adam Lempel on this episode from the Batlimore Hit Parade Archives. Adam is a musician and composer who performs with the bands Adam Lempel and the Heartbeats as well as Weekends and Winks.

Listen: Black Lung on Baltimore Hit Parade


Black Lung has the goal to be the loudest band in town, their new record is very heavy. See what Sam Sessa has to say about them on this episode from the Baltimore Hit Parade Archives.

Listen: Celebration on Baltimore Hit Parade


Sam Sessa hosts living legends on this episode from the Baltimore Hit Parade Archives. Check out the thriving music scene, plus Celebration performs live in our studio.

The Shadow- May 29th


The original band name somewhat translates to “beyond these things” from ancient Latin. It’s an interesting and often misspelled band name none the less. The leader of the band, Gary Brooker, turns 70 years old today. The song is by far their most famous and recognizable, a classic track from 1967 that has been Shadowed…

The Shadow- May 28th


The original artist recorded this one back in 1957 at KWKH in Shreveport LA. It was a latter rockabilly hit and it definitely captured the Louisiana bayou feel. It also has a catchy cute name, like the title girl. Many bands have recorded versions of this song, but the Shadow artist today was a group…