Introducing WTMD's Saturday Morning Tunes TV

Concerts are definitely not happening right now. But the show MUST go on! And we are super pumped to bring you Saturday Morning Tunes TV, a new series with tons of fun stuff to entertain and educate (but mostly entertain) your kids.

Each month we’ll bring you a new episode of Saturday Morning Tunes TV, on the last Saturday of the month. Presented by Race Pace Bicycles and hosted by Sam Sessa, each one will have musical guests, goofy “commercials,” Hammer Time (where Sam smashes random things with a sledgehammer), Lisa Mathews Explains Everything and more.

Each episode has a theme:

Sept. 26: Funny Sounds You Can Make With Your Mouth

Oct. 31: Halloween edition, with spooky songs, campfire stories & more

Nov. 28: Thanksgiving edition, featuring all things food

Dec. 26: New Year

Jan. 30: Puppets

Feb. 27: Karate

Saturday Morning Tunes TV is made possible in part by Garrison Forest School, (cool) progeny, Lumina Solar and Port Discovery Children’s Museum. The series is produced and edited by Sam Sessa & Donnie Carlo.

Episode 1 – Funny Noises You Can Make With Your Mouth

Our very first episode of Saturday Morning Tunes TV is all about sounds — sounds you can make with your mouth, that is.

We’ll learn how to beatbox with Mr. Root from Baby Beats, become a mouth trumpet expert with Victoria Vox, witness Sam Sessa’s super loud tongue snap and tooth kazoo, Hammer Time and Lisa Mathews Explains Everything.

It will be posted right here for on-demand viewing starting at 6 a.m. Saturday Sept. 26

Episode 2 – Halloween Special

Are you ready … to get spooky?

The Saturday Morning Tunes TV Halloween Special features “scary” stories by Aurora Gorealis, “The Thing About Bats” by David Gibb, a Halloween tune from Lucy Kalantari, the history of Halloween explained by Lisa Mathews and we’ll smash an entire gallon jug of apple cider and other Halloween goodies with a sledgehammer on Hammer Time — and more!

The episode will be posted right here for on-demand viewing starting at 7 a.m. Halloween morning!

Episode 3 – Food!

This episode is all about … FOOD!

We’ve got songs about food from Parry Gripp & Brady Rymer, videos about how to make food and how to eat food, a trip to the grocery store AND we’ll be smashing food with a sledgehammer. There’s even a tutorial about how to make arts & crafts using a paper bag from a grocery store.

The episode will be posted right here for on-demand viewing starting at 7 a.m. Saturday Nov. 28!

Episode 4 – New Year

Who’s ready to say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021?

This new episode of Saturday Morning Tunes TV, presented by Race Pace Bicycles, is all about the New Year, and we’ve got a stellar lineup of musicians to help us send off 2020 in style.

Disney Junior star and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Genevieve Goings has a song about being grateful, Baltimore’s own Landis Expandis shows us how to paint the new year (and wrote a new song about it just for this show), Milkshake singer and Young at Heart host Lisa Mathews tells us all about New Year’s Resolutions and more!

The “New Year” episode of Saturday Morning Tunes TV is free, and available to watch starting at 7 a.m. Saturday Dec. 26.
Made possible in part by Garrison Forest School, (cool) progeny, Eddies of Roland Park, the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and Lumina Solar.

Episode 5 – Puppets

Our latest episode is all about puppets! Host Sam Sessa is joined by special guests including:

“How to Make a Tube Finger Puppet” by Black Cherry Puppet Theater

“Jump for Joy” with Red Yarn

Painting With Landis Expandis

“World Changer” by the Baltimore Rock Opera Society

and more!

Premieres at 7 a.m. Saturday Jan. 30 will be available for free on-demand streaming.

Episode 6 – Karate

If your kids are the active type who like to rough house, or the shy type who could use some self defense skills, our latest episode of Saturday Morning Tunes TV, presented by Race Pace Bicycles, has you covered.

Premiering at 7 a.m. Saturday Feb. 27, the Karate edition of Saturday Morning Tunes TV takes us into Kells Karate Academy in Towson, where we’ll learn some basic karate moves from sensei Karen Kells. Boards will be broken!

And on this episode, Baltimore musician and artist Landis Expandis teaches us how to paint a karate student on his segment “Painting With Landis.” (He also gets a visit from his past self.)

Saturday Morning Tunes TV is presented by Race Pace Bicycles, and made possible in part by Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Kells Karate Academy, Lumina Solar, (cool) progeny and Garrison Forest School.

Episode 7 – Dance

On this new episode of Saturday Morning Tunes TV, presented by Race Pace Bicycles, we’ll learn some moves from Peabody professor and Bmore club star choreographer TSU Terry, and then test out our new moves to songs from Jazzy Ash, Ants Ants Ants and more.

Plus, Landis Expandis shows us how to paint a dancing octopus … no wait, a cat … no wait, a dog!

Saturday Morning Tunes TV is presented by Race Pace Bicycles and made possible in part by Garrison Forest School, (cool) progeny, Lumina Solar and and the B&O Railroad Museum.

Stream this episode for free starting at 7 a.m. Saturday March 27.