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WBAL’s John Patti Retires After 38-Year Run at the Station

Patti started at WBAL in the heyday of the Baltimore Orioles.

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Several Maryland dignitaries including Gov. Larry Hogan bid farewell to a Baltimore broadcasting legend on Friday. WBAL Radio’s John Patti announced his retirement following a 38-year run with the station. 

Ironically, Patti started at WBAL in the heyday of the Baltimore Orioles. It is Patti who instinctively chased down a young fan named Jeffery Maier for an on-air interview when he reached over the wall at the old Yankee Stadium and deflected a Derek Jeter home run into the stands in game 1 of the 1996 ALCS between the Yankees and the Orioles.

During his tenure, he rode on Air Force One when Ocean City, Maryland was ravaged by a hurricane. He also accompanied the Ravens during their first Super Bowl victory over the New York Giants in 2001. 

“Hey John, I just want to say congratulations,” Hogan said. “I don’t know why you’re retiring early, I guess after 38 years at WBAL it’s probably time for a little R&R.” 

Patti’s co-workers paid tribute to him on social media. Reporter Phil Yacuboski thanked Patti for the memories. 

“I hope you catch the big one on your next trip catching rockfish on the Chesapeake Bay,” he tweeted. 

Longtime WBAL reporter Scott Wykoff tweeted that it was a pleasure working with Patti who garnered 12 Murrow awards over the course of his illustrious career.  

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SiriusXM, Law&Crime Network Expand Partnership

SiriusXM and the Law&Crime Network are expanding their partnership as it will now be available on the satellite broadcaster’s streaming platform.

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SiriusXM and the Law&Crime Network are expanding their partnership. The network which was created by host Dan Abrams will now be available on the satellite broadcaster’s streaming platform. 

According to Radio Insight, the network’s programming will be heard on channel 793 carrying simulcasts of the TV network’s daily trial coverage and true-crime programming. 

“We have been talking with SiriusXM for years about a Law&Crime channel that would bring compelling trial coverage and crime content to the platform, so it’s really exciting to see this come to fruition,” said Abrams. 

Law&Crime is dedicated to exploring the always intriguing world of the law while offering original crime stories and legal programs to a broad, multi-platform audience.

“I’ve loved being part of the SiriusXM family and am thrilled to be expanding our collaboration,” Abrams added. 

Law&Crime broadcasts live trials along with expert legal commentary and analysis delving into the intricacies of the judicial system.

Law&Crime (channel 793) is available to subscribers nationwide in their cars and on the SXM App. Abrams is also the host of The Dan Abrams Show from 2-3 pm ET on SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. channel 124 as well as the host of Dan Abrams Live on NewsNation.

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Ron Roberts Joining AmericaOne Radio

“The talk radio format is saturated with conservative voices, with the industry having little to no room for a reasoned response from a liberal/progressive perspective,” says Roberts.

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Ron Roberts is joining AmericaOne Radio in Atlanta.

The Ron Show will air weeknights at 5:00 PM on the city’s progressive outlet. Roberts says he’s happy to offer a counter to the conservative domination of talk radio.

“The talk radio format is saturated with conservative voices, with the industry having little to no room for a reasoned response from a liberal/progressive perspective,” says Roberts. “My aim is to bring some balance to the dialogue by adding my voice to the fray. I’m a lifelong southern liberal, and know, from my travels throughout the southeast, that there are a lot more of us out there being drowned out by all the shouting from the other side. My goal is to provide a platform for them, and to rationally spell out how our nation’s problems are solvable with substantive ideas and conversation, instead of demonization and division. Make no mistake, though; I’m not holding back punches and I’ll call out bullshit when I see it, too. The future of this country, democracy in general, and the world on the whole, are all on the line.” 

Roberts, a 25-year radio veteran, will make his first entry into talk when his show premieres today.

Launched in 2020, AmericaOne in Atlanta airs several left-leaning shows. The station bills itself as bringing “a Progressive voice to the overly crowded radio landscape.

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Mike Gallagher Raising Funds For Hurricane Ian Relief

“This is what radio does best: opening the hearts and wallets of listeners to help fellow Americans they will likely never meet,” Gallagher said.

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Mike Gallagher spent his Monday radio show broadcasting from various locations around southwest Florida after Hurricane Ian ravaged areas of the region last week.

Gallagher has partnered with Food For The Poor, a non-profit relief organization, to bring flood relief and hurricane emergency kits to areas affected by the Category 4 storm.

“This is what radio does best: opening the hearts and wallets of listeners to help fellow Americans they will likely never meet,” Gallagher said. He spent a portion of his show broadcasting from a car dealership in Venice, Florida, which saw several automobiles damaged by falling trees, power lines, and debris.

A Tampa resident, Gallagher was forced to relocate his show to New York last week to remain on the air as Hurricane Ian barreled down on the Florida coast.

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