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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: High 70’s Today With Some Showers Tonight

Today’s forecast high of 76° is the normal high on May 22nd!


Weather Blog: Sunny And Windy Today

Skies are clearing and today WILL feel like a WINTER one.


Weather Blog: Cloudy But Mild

Here comes another ‘low impact” Winter event. Just picture Tuesday morning and you will have the picture of what is coming our way tonight.


Weather Blog: Clear And Chilly Today But Warmer Tomorrow

Clear and calm today. Sunny and chilly today.


Weather Blog: Spotty Showers Now; Chance Of Snow Overnight

A feature cruising our way from the Great Lakes states will give us some spotty afternoon/evening/overnight showers.


Weather Blog: Overcast For Now

Overnight clouds are, slowly, starting to break up.


Weather Blog: Sunny Skies For Now

Our high today will be 45° so temps really won’t be rising a lot.


WEATHER BLOG: It’s ‘Code Blue’ Cold In Baltimore

It will remain cold through at least mid-week next week.


Weather Blog: Afternoon Snow Expected

Simply put, it’s going to snow some this afternoon.


WEATHER BLOG: A Rainy Tuesday

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!



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