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.

Weather Blog: 70 Degrees On Land

While it is 70° on land, when you are boating and surrounded by water it is like standing in front of an air conditioner.


Weather Blog: A Fine And Mild Day

Well we had a pretty decent weekend, weather-wise. It seems that between Friday and last evening a lot of green appeared.


Weather Blog: Enjoy The Warmth While It Lasts

No change in Saturday’s forecast but two other changes are on the way and we do need to discuss.


Weather Blog: 80 Degrees By End Of The Week

A big push of air coming our way from the Southwest will jack the thermometer up to the low mid 70’s on Thursday and 80 on Friday.


Weather Blog: An Inch Or Less Of Snow Expected

Nothing like waking up and realizing it’s Friday then looking at the weather forecast and realizing that a big downgrade has occurred to the “Saturday snow storm.”


Weekend Forecast Downgraded To Rain And Snow Mix

Saturday’s forecast has been downgraded from previous predictions as the storm’s trajectory keeps it to the south of Maryland. 


Weather Blog: Lots Of Sun, Not A Lot Of Heat

A ton of sun today, but not a ton of heat. No surprise in this forecast, but I do have one for you tomorrow.


Weather Blog: Gray And Damp Today

Gray, damp, humid, but calm. Tomorrow maybe not so much.


Weather Blog: Mostly Cloudy Throughout The Week

So the quick moving Low that had some wet snow in the overnight forecast has, basically, come and gone.


Weather Blog: Winter’s Done

Winter’s done, let’s be real. I can see a few more chilly days but those will be few and far between.


Weather Blog: A Sunny But Chilly Day

This day’s 48° will be chilliest afternoon out the next five!


Weather Blog: Sunny, Cool And Calm

By the end of today only in really shaded spots will there, still be, the fingerprint of Nor’easter #4, the FOUR’EASTER.



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