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.
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
Winners announced for WTMD’s Baltimore Alternative Music Awards
The nominees have been announced for this year's Baltimore Alternative Music Awards. Now in its second year, WTMD’s Baltimore Alternative Music Awards is a new way of showcasing the area’s best music – [...]
Saturday Morning Tunes Grateful Dead tribute show at AVAM Feb. 2 with Ed Hough’s Dead Collective
Saturday Morning Tunes Grateful Dead tribute show is the morning of Saturday Feb. 2 at the American Visionary Arts Museum. Illustrations by the Baltimore children's book author Kevin Sherry. SOLD OUT! If you’re [...]
Announcing EMBODY with Raul Midon, Madison McFerrin, Shodekeh, Shurmi Dhar and more Jan. 10 at WTMD
EMBODY returns to WTMD Jan. 10 with Raul Midon, Madison McFerrin and more. WTMD is thrilled to bring the award-winning vocal showcase EMBODY back for a third installment Jan. 10! Curated by the [...]
Saturday Morning Tunes with Jumpin’ Jamie Nov. 17 at WTMD
Pop rocker Jumpin' Jamie performs at our Saturday Morning Tunes concert for kids and parents Nov. 17 at WTMD. If you have small kids, we know it can be hard to bring them [...]
SOLD OUT – WTMD’s 15th Birthday Bash at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
WTMD's 15th Birthday Bash is Nov. 8 at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Illustration by Alex Fine. UPDATE: This show is now officially SOLD OUT! Thank you Baltimore, see you Nov. 8 at [...]