Baltimore Hit Parade

Baltimore Hit Parade2022-03-31T10:32:41-04:00

If it’s made in Baltimore, you’ll hear it on Baltimore Hit Parade — every Tuesday at 10 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m.

Sam Sessa, Baltimore Music & Community Engagement Manager

Baltimore Hit Parade showcases the best of the Baltimore music scene through album cuts, live performances and interviews. Hosted by Sam Sessa, formerly The Baltimore Sun’s entertainment editor, the show is a weekly tour through Charm City’s music scene. Anything is fair game, including rock, pop, blues, bluegrass and experimental music.

With features like the Baltimore Backtrack, Sessa digs into the city’s music history to profile bands from decades past. And Baltimore musicians often select their favorite songs from fellow Baltimore musicians with Players’ Picks.

But WTMD’s commitment to Baltimore music goes beyond Baltimore Hit Parade. The station plays Baltimore bands every day, side-by-side with national artists. We believe quality music should be heard by all – no matter where it comes from.

Since he began hosting the show in 2006, Sam Sessa has interviewed hundreds of Baltimore bands, covered events such as South by Southwest and the Virgin Mobile Festival and contributed music news stories to the station’s daily shows.

Recent Baltimore Hit Parade Posts

Wye Oak ‘Civilian’ 10-year anniversary interview and exclusive live performances

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their landmark album "Civilian," the duo Wye Oak (Jenn Wasner & Andy Stack) share intimate stories and details about the album's creation and their musical ideologies with WTMD's Sam [...]

By |November 16th, 2021|Categories: Artist Interviews, Baltimore Hit Parade, Baltimore Scene, WTMD News|

Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon interview and live performance on Baltimore Hit Parade

  "American Idol" finalist Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon joins Sam Sessa on WTMD's Baltimore Hit Parade to play live in studio and talk about his life and music. Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon grew up in [...]

By |September 5th, 2019|Categories: Artist Interviews, Baltimore Scene, Culture, Arts, and Community, WTMD News|

Dan Deacon, William Cashion of Future Islands to open for Beach House at the Hippodrome June 11

Future Islands' William Cashion (pictured, middle) and Dan Deacon will perform at Beach House's June 11 Hippodrome Theatre show. Dan Deacon and William Cashion of Future Islands are the opening acts for Beach [...]

By |May 28th, 2019|Categories: Baltimore Hit Parade, Baltimore Scene, WTMD News|
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