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Friday, November 5, 2010

Weasel Returns to the Radio on WTMD - Saturday Programming Changes

Weasel back in the day...Note the Reel to Reel!

Sanctimonious Saturdays are back when Weasel spins the tunes on WTMD! Thousands of us know just how important Weasel is to music and the Baltimore/Washington region. We grew up with him introducing us to bands like REM and singers like Alison Moyet, now we're thrilled a whole new generation of mus...ic lovers will get know why their parents voices get a little softer when they remember the good old days of radio.

Here's what Weasel said when we offered him the show:


“Listening to WTMD takes me back to the glory days of progressive rock radio. Both old and new artists are treated with respect. I’m thrilled that WTMD has given me the opportunity of a lifetime to do what I could never do these days on a commercial station: that is to play quality music from different eras and genres and not be restricted to a 100 song playlist.”

Weasel will be doing Noon to 3pm every Saturday and we've told him to just have fun. He'll be building his own play lists and maybe even bringing back some of his most beloved segments. Email Weasel with your favorite memory or just to say "Welcome Back To Where You Once Belonged!"

We've made a few programming changes to make room for Weasel. The Baltimore Unsigned rebroadcast moves to 7am; Melissa Lauren now hosts "Good Morning Music," a special blend that goes well with your first cup of coffee from 8am to Noon; and Don Rogers keeps the music going after Weasel from 3pm to 8pm.

Scott Mullins
Program Director

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Woo hoo! Welcome back! My memories of Weasel go way back before new bands like REM... ;->

Pogo said...

Congrats, Weas!
Though it was a pleasure when our shifts would be one after the other back in the WHFS days, I'm very pleased to see that you're doing what you were born to do!
cheers,
pogo

timothy said...

welcome back weasel, fond memories of the old HFS days from downtown B-Town

Brian said...

Fantastic, we are looking forward to hearing your program. Play a the Monks!!

Artistlady said...

I am so thrilled to hear Weasel back on the airwaves! I was a longtime listener and it's such a treat to hear his voice and playing the songs I love!

I'm hooked and spreading the word!
Welcome back Weasel!! I hope you stick around for a long time!

Rob said...

Fantastic to have Weasel back on the air, but no "Pop Goes the Weasel" intro? Come on -- don't short-change us!

Lenora said...

I was delighted when I tuned in this afternoon and recognized Weasel's voice. One of my favorite DJs ever. Love his background stories and especially love his Christmas song sets. Welcome back to the Balto metro airwaves Weasel!!

It's Uncle Jim said...

More than delighted to hear the return of my DJ hero Weasel, a constant companion throughout the 1980s! I'm in LA now, but hearing him back in form is like being back home in Washington, DC.

Andrew said...

Thank you Weasel and WTMD! So great to hear you live on the air again.
Andy Arbutus

Anonymous said...

I am listening to TMD now because I grew up on Weasel and others back in 72 during my senior year of High School. Good job to TMD for knowing how to support popular music and for recognizing your own tradition from nearly 40 years ago. I don't listen at 1am as often as I used to.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, WTMD, for snagging Weasel, a true walking encyclopedia of rock 'n' roll. I look forward to continuing my musical education (begun 30 years ago with WHFS), under the tutelage of Jedi Weasel.

Anonymous said...

WHFS and Weasel! Imagine my surprise when I turned on WTMD and was knocked back into my youth. Kudos to WTMD for making such a good choice.

Mark said...

That photo is from when Weasel was telling me to go to Penguin Feathers because they held the records.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear Weasel playing good music since he truly has an encyclopedia of information in his head. PLEASE, though, go easy on the endless cutesy talk as we outgrew that when a huge number of your listeners were in high school in the 70's,(WHFS, Bethesda). Stick to the great music, less talk model!

Anonymous said...

Welcome Back Weasel! This is yet another reason why I and so many other "music people" in this town love WTMD! Happy to hear you back on the air, and looking forward to your show and all the knowledge you provide as well! Way to go WTMD!

Anonymous said...

Yea! Weasel's back! Never thought when I was listening to you on HFS that in the future I'd listen to you online (what's that?) from Portland, OR.
Can you feature The Daily Feed, too?
What a great way to start my Saturday mornings!
KB - Portland, OR

smikeyr said...

Listened to the show yesterday for the first time and it was PERFECT radio...great song selection, smart and informative analysis between songs, artfully constructed set-lists -- BRAVO! Weasel is a first-rate talent who has forgotten more about Rock-and-Roll than most of us ever knew. BIG kudos to WTMD for getting him back on the air where he belongs!

Jay said...

I heard Weasel on Saturday and called my buddy who has a vast collection of Weasel tapes from HFS dating back to the '70's. This is the best thing to happen to a fantastic one-of-a-kind-thank-goodness radio station. Hope that Weasel can get "Bob" to do a guest appearance. Phew, thank you god!!!!!

Ron said...

I was glad I didn't hear the same music I heard him play on "The Globe" morning show during my recent stint in N.VA in 2008. His first show was a nice mix. How about a guest appearance from Bob Here (sic) and even some of the old WGTB (Steve Lorebear sic- and Joe Sasafy of The Mystic Eyes Show.) DJ's?

Robbie White said...

How do I get requests to Weasel on saturdays?

Anonymous said...

I left work on saturday and hit the dial and Lo and Behold my guru Weasel was back where he belongs. Called friends in Fla,Ca and North Beach.This man taught us so much. Thank you TMD!

Anonymous said...

the first time I heard Weasel was 30 years ago. I was waiting in the car for my Mom in the Route 140 shopping center parking lot in Westminster. I had just moved to Maryland and as teenager who loved music was really excited to find what I thought was a hip local college station in cow town. Who was this DJ without the DJ voice and where the heck was Beathesda? Great to hear you again Weasel!

Rick said...

Welcome back, Weasel... WHFS fan from the mid-late seventies and found you during an unrelated search for one of my kids' school reports. You gotta love the interwebz. It's certainly fate and I am looking forward to Saturday!

Anonymous said...

I've heard Weasle's show a few times now and I'm still not sure what it is I'm supposed to be nostalgic for. I'm feeling left out of this 'welcome back Weasel' moment. Maybe describe what made the 'glory days of radio' so great to those of us who either weren't born or didn't live in the Baltimore/Washington metro during Weasel's day.

dave said...

I tuned on 89.7 today while driving. Great music - then I heard the voice of the legenday Weasel. Unbelievable. It's been a long space trip since Cordell Avenue.

Anonymous said...

What a great holiday gift. Welcome back Weasel, and thanks to WTMD for streaming over the net so we can listen out here in the hills of Virginia.

Peter said...

I guess I haven't been turning on the radio for Saturdays for a while, but there was a huge pile of dishes that would last longer than a CD. So, today TMD was on. I first noticed the voice, not the music, and thought "how distinctive", among other thoughts. But made no connection. It'd been too long.
Then, I flipped over the long "year" themed set, thinking "I love this DJ. What is this show?"
Then finally Weasel intro'd himself before digging into the great play by play of the set.
WELCOME BACK! I just saw Pirate Radio last weekend - you and Damian were the radio pirates of my life when I hit Baltimore in '88.
I am replaying fond memories of the great DJ's of my life going back to Alsion Steel the Night Bird and Zachery on NY radio. Radio heroes, like Weasel.
Thanks so much to WTMD for doing something so fine. Play on!

Anonymous said...

Weasel is the BEST DJ I have ever heard!! From my UofMD College Park WHFS days to now. Always amazed at the musical depth and interelated song groupings you play. And the artist knowledge you have is PHENOMENAL! Give me 100 more years!
Joe R.

Anonymous said...

Weasel is the BEST DJ I have ever heard!! From my UofMD College Park WHFS days to now. Always amazed at the musical depth and interelated song groupings you play. And the artist knowledge you have is PHENOMENAL! Give me 100 more years!
Joe R.

Anonymous said...

I live in NYC now, but loved listening to Weasel on WHFS when I was a Baltimoron! Rock on Weasel!!

Ralph said...

Is Weasel still on there?

Anonymous said...

Rock goes the Weasel! You haven't lost a step. I've got tapes of WHFS (then W???, renamed WRNR) that go back to '83...Shouldn't you have aged by now???? Googling 'Bob Here,' maybe we can get him back.
John Here in Mt. Rainier, Md.

Sixpack said...

Weasel's "Sun" show last week was great. I love the trivia he throws in with the imaginative music programing. I was playing his show on a boom box on my deck, and the next thing I knew I was being joined by the whole neighborhood ! How do I see his play list ? It doesn't show up on WTMD's play list.

Jerry D. said...

Just saw the update about Weasel in The Washington Post magazine for Sunday, 4/9...so I am tuned in online to hear my favorite DJ of all time, from my youth growing up in Silver Spring!

MikeL. said...

As one of the "frontmen" in Dusty's kitchen at the Psychedelly, and as one of Wease's BIGGEST fans - and sometimes "pain-in-the-ass" neighbors - it was great to read the Post's article about his return to radio in the area. This IS Wease's area! Play what you like bro', it's ALL GOOD!

Mike L.

Tom said...

I was trying to see how my truck video player was supposed to play over the lowest radio frequencies and I stumbled upon WTMD. Simply enough I began to listen, saw they had an iPhone app, downloaded it and continued listening. That was yesterday. Tonight we are getting ready for my 3 year old, Jacqueline McCarty, birthday tomorrow. The only thing cooler than that was hearing WEASEL this evening! iPods and iPhones are great, but nothing compares to the mix and knowledge of the Great Weasel. Please, please, please don't let him go! This is what I want to raise my kids on. Peace brother.

Tom

Tom said...

I was trying to see how my truck video player was supposed to play over the lowest radio frequencies and I stumbled upon WTMD. Simply enough I began to listen, saw they had an iPhone app, downloaded it and continued listening. That was yesterday. Tonight we are getting ready for my 3 year old, Jacqueline McCarty, birthday tomorrow. The only thing cooler than that was hearing WEASEL this evening! iPods and iPhones are great, but nothing compares to the mix and knowledge of the Great Weasel. Please, please, please don't let him go! This is what I want to raise my kids on. Peace brother.

Tom

Maryann said...

Where on the WTMD webpage can I find Weasel's playlists?

Anonymous said...

Dean says...Many thanks to WTMD for bringing back Weasel to add to it's on-air talent! To understand Weasels relevance, read the essay "Remembering Those Frantic Fridays" at "Camarillo Brillo" (http://incaroads-wvkayaker.blogspot.com/). For all listeners (young and old), "It's A Party Weekend" as WTMD continues it's tradition of contemporary music for the hardcore listener...