Don Rogers has been at WTMD for so long, even he doesn’t remember exactly when he started. Suffice to say that he has been a fixture on the WTMD airwaves for about 15 years.
Unfortunately, for us, Don has decided it is time for a change, and he will be leaving us at the end of this month.
“Don leaves a big hole to fill here at WTMD and I am very sad to see him go,” said WTMD’s General Manager and Program Director, Scott Mullins. “I am also very grateful for his many contributions to making WTMD what it is today. I would also like to say how thankful I am that Don stayed with us through this past year, during a time of such uncertainty and change. His dependability certainly helped us navigate and survive 2020.”
From his early days as the original host of Baltimore Unsigned (later re-named Baltimore Hit Parade) to his long tenure as the evening and weekend air-host, Don has been there for WTMD listeners. It was in the evening air-host slot that Don really excelled and found his voice.
Don has always been rock-solid and dependable during our many live, in-studio events, acting as stage manager and/or host during some of our most attended events.
“He’s always been a total pro, but I think Don really hit his stride in the evening air-host position as he adapted his unique sense of humor and observations to create a listening experience that was fun, quirky and entertaining,” Mullins said. “He created an on-air persona that was perfect for evening listening, and he became a comforting and familiar companion to many TMD listeners.”
Don’s final weeknight air shift will be 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursday Jan. 28, and his final weekend air shift will be 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Sunday Jan. 31. Be sure to listen in and help us wish Don a fond farewell!