WTMD’s 4th Annual Baltimore Band Block Party – Saturday, May 30th

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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! We have 15 bands vying for a spot to play at this year’s Block Party and for multiple prize packages including a coveted spot at one of our First Thursday…

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

The Board of Directors of Towson University Public Media will meet at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, April 29th at WTMD, 1 Olympic Place, Suite 100, Towson, MD 21204. The board will meet in public session to hear reports from the Board Chair and from Executive Director and GM Stephen Yasko, and to conduct business related…

An Evening With Lower Dens at WTMD [Pictures]

Jana Hunter of Lower Dens at WTMD (Photo by Steve Parke)

On Thursday April 2, Baltimore’s Lower Dens performed an intimate live broadcast for a seated audience of 100 at WTMD’s performance studio. Led by singer Jana Hunter, the band performed songs from its critically acclaimed new album, “Escape From Evil,” which was released on Ribbon Music two days before the show. Steve Parke photographed the…

Weekend on the Radio – April 2nd thru 6th


Make plans for this long holiday weekend with WTMD’s Weekend on the Radio, made possible by Live Baltimore.    The circus is back at the Arena downtown, and Wicked comes to the Hippodrome. There’s an art opening at Gallery 788, and Delta Spirit is at Baltimore Soundstage. Also, Black Masala is at the Creative Alliance,…

Weekend on the Radio March 26th -29th


It’s time to make plans for the weekend with WTMD’s Weekend on the Radio, made possible by Live Baltimore. There is so much to do, see, and hear this weekend, including the Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair at the BMA. June Star is at the airport and Bill Cosby is at the Lyric. There are more…

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.

Listen: Ceramic Tones on Baltimore Hit Parade


David Neil Adams is the man behind Ceramic Tones, who makes music by beating his knuckles on ceramic plates and does spoken word as well. Check out this interesting interview, hosted by Sam Sessa, from the Baltimore Hit Parade Archives.

Listen: Deaf Scene on Baltimore Hit Parade


Sam Sessa’s house band is Deaf Scene on this episode from the Baltimore Hit Parade Archives. Deaf Scene is an instrumental drum-bass-guitar trio experimental group from Baltimore.

The Shadow- April 21st


The original artist was a group of powerful gospel singing sisters. Jacky, Twinkie, Dorinda, and Karen grew up in Detroit and started out singing in church. The song today is their biggest hit and it’s the title track of their 1981 release that earned them a Gold record. The Shadow artist is a super group…

The Shadow- April 20th


Sometimes the substitute teacher can be hardnosed and make you actually do real work… Yes class, it’s another Double Shadow today. The original artist helped morph rhythm & blues into rock & roll, which earned him a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Shadow artist #1 became mega-famous after shortening their band name and later getting new…