Marty Bass

Marty Bass 175x131Baltimoreans rise and shine with the dynamic morning duo of Marty Bass and Linh Bui. Some viewers may even skip their morning cups of java as long as they get their fix of Marty in the morning. Known for his unique take on everyday events, Marty also preps area residents to handle the day’s weather with his series of early morning and noon weather reports.

Marty started in the broadcasting business in high school, working part-time as a disc jockey at a local radio station in the Louisville, Kentucky area – the place where he grew up. His passion for broadcast only accelerated with time. He went on to graduate from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale with a degree in radio/television, and then entered broadcasting fulltime.

His early jobs were in radio but professional journalists encouraged him to switch to the television side. He took their advice, working in television markets east of the Mississippi before joining the WJZ family in 1977.

Marty holds the distinction of helping to define early morning news for the broadcast business by anchoring Baltimore’s first early morning newscast.

As for his co-anchor at the time? The indomitable Oprah Winfrey, who worked for the station during the early ’80s.

Marty also initiated the concept of “Just the fax, Internet and e-mail,” inviting viewers to add their comments and opinions during the live morning newscasts. This interaction between viewers only served to cement the audience connection to WJZ’s morning show and helped make the “Don and Marty” team a model for other stations to follow.

The morning show remains number one in Baltimore.

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We are not expecting flooding rains but rain will be falling at just about any time.


Weather Blog: Nice Monday, With Rain Possible Overnight

Clearly “Harvey” is the top weather story in the nation Monday morning, but locally, the story may be a low, forming right now off the coast of South Carolina, that might become “Irma.”


WEATHER BLOG: Marty Bass Has What You Can Expect This Weekend

The good news is Sunday looks not too bad!


WEATHER BLOG: This Weekend’s Forecast Still Up In The Air

And the answer to the question is, ” who knows.”


WEATHER BLOG: We’re Probably Looking At A Wet Weekend

Unfortunately, we’re probably looking at a wet weekend.


WEATHER BLOG: A Spectacular Start To Summer

Another fine day on tap. Hopefully without the shower surprise some areas, especially Columbia and Lutherville, got last evening.


WEATHER BLOG: Spring Ends With Beautiful Weather

High pressure now runs “the show.” And for the next two days there are, barring a Hemispheric change in the outlook, no weather issues at all.


WEATHER BLOG: Possible Flash Flooding And Damaging Winds This Evening

It’s the next to last day of Spring 2017, but this afternoon we will see Summerlike thunderstorms rake across the area.


Weather Blog: Rain Possible For Opening Day

It is very possible that a sprinkle or two could roll over the “Yard” in the late afternoon.


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Hurricane Matthew gained new fury as it hammered the central Bahamas early Thursday.


WEATHER BLOG: Getting Colder

Gonna be getting cold, it’s Winter, and it happens.


Flood Watch, Warning; Dense Fog Advisory In Md.

Severe weather in parts of Maryland.



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