WTMD Teams Up With Maryland Public Television For Chesapeake Bay Concert
April 13, 2012 at 2:05 PM (PT)
MARYLAND PUBLIC TELEVISION’s (MPT) 6th annual CHESAPEAKE BAY Week volunteer-a-thon broadcast is being transformed into the live Concert for the CHESAPEAKE BAY this year, taking place inside the MPT studios in front of a live audience on APRIL 22nd. Further, TOWSON Triple A WTMD/BALTIMORE will be simulcasting the concert. The benefit concert features a lineup of regional bands and presents a unique collaboration between two MARYLAND broadcasters.
The concert features performances by: CRIS JACOBS BAND, OLD MAN BROWN, RACHAEL YAMAGATA and CALEB & SALEEM. Stories of local volunteer efforts will be highlighted throughout the two-hour concert. MPT’s YOLANDA VAZQUEZ and WTMD’s STEVE YASKO co-host the simulcast.
"The BAY is the lifeblood of our region," WTMD GM YASKO said. "Its waterways and bounty create commerce, and its visual beauty has given us a haven for relaxation and introspection. WTMD and MPT understand that our job is to bring the challenges the bay is facing to our listeners and viewers, and provide them a way to make their own individual contributions, ensuring its health and beauty for all of us."
"MPT is excited to collaborate with WTMD on this effort that benefits our bay," said LARRY UNGER, Pres./CEO of MPT. "For six years, our volunteer-a-thon broadcasts have enabled us to connect concerned residents with organizations right in their own backyards. The WTMD listening audience will breathe new life into these activities and expand the impact of this broadcast -- all towards a cleaner, healthier bay."