Longtime WCBM Host Tom Marr Passes
July 7, 2016 at 12:20 PM (PT)
WCBM MARYLAND INC. News-Talk WCBM-A/BALTIMORE 9a-noon (ET) longtime weekday host TOM MARR, who suffered a stroke following back surgery on SATURDAY morning, JULY 3rd (NET NEWS, 7/5), died at the UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ST. JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER, the BALTIMORE SUN reports. He was 73.
"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce THOMAS A. MARR has passed away today due the severity of his stroke," a message posted on the WCBM website said Thursday morning. "Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers!"
MARR began his career in 1967 at WFBR-A/BALTIMORE where he started as a reporter and then served as the station’s news director. He was also the weekend sports anchor at WMAR-TV. He joined WCBM in 1988 where he was both a reporter and political commentator and later became a talk show host.
WCBM Dir./Programming and Operations SEAN CASEY described MARR as "one of the founding fathers of WCBM ... He helped to build this News-Talk radio station into the force that it is today. He has had a successful career while, informing and entertaining listeners in BALTIMORE and worldwide. TOM was one of a kind and I considered myself to be very fortunate and blessed to have known him and worked with him. On behalf of the MANGIONE family and Station Manager MARC BEAVEN, our thoughts, prayers and condolences are extended to the MARR family. Semper Fidelis, TOM.”