If it’s made in Baltimore, you’ll hear it on Baltimore Hit Parade — every Tuesday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m.
Baltimore Hit Parade showcases the best of the Baltimore music scene through album cuts, live performances and interviews. Hosted by Sam Sessa, formerly The Baltimore Sun’s entertainment editor, the show is a weekly tour through Charm City’s music scene. Anything is fair game, including rock, pop, blues, bluegrass and experimental music.
With features like the Baltimore Backtrack, Sessa digs into the city’s music history to profile bands from decades past. And Baltimore musicians often select their favorite songs from fellow Baltimore musicians with Players’ Picks.
But WTMD’s commitment to Baltimore music goes beyond Baltimore Hit Parade. The station plays Baltimore bands every day, side-by-side with national artists. We believe quality music should be heard by all – no matter where it comes from.
Since he began hosting the show in 2006, Sam Sessa has interviewed hundreds of Baltimore bands, covered events such as South by Southwest and the Virgin Mobile Festival and contributed music news stories to the station’s daily shows.
Recent Baltimore Hit Parade Posts
Lindsey Jordan, the lead singer and songwriter for Baltimore rock trio Snail Mail. At this year's SXSW, everyone was talking about a teenage rock band from Baltimore. Pitchfork awarded them Best New Track [...]
Baltimore rock and power pop singer-songwriter Matt Hutchison performs at WTMD on April 20. We first met Matt Hutchison more than 10 years ago, when he was the singer and guitarist for the [...]
Chicago kid-friendly musicians Little Miss Ann & Amy D will perform at a Saturday Morning Tunes show April 1 at WTMD. The first three Saturday Morning Tunes concerts all sold out weeks in [...]
Easton Md. singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers became a viral hit last year when a video surfaced of Pharrell Williams listening to (and loving) her song "Alaska." Unlike so many other young musicians who audition [...]