March 10, 2021 | Rebecca Baldwin and Deirdre Byrne

‘Some People’s Heroes are Other People’s Villains’: Death of ‘Kane’ Brings Backs Good, Bad and ‘Complicated’ Memories

When news of Peter Deibler’s death became public Monday morning, it brought up positive and negative memories for fans and former coworkers. The popular Top 40 radio host and Montgomery County resident — who went by “Kane” on-air — spent much of his career at Hot 99.5 (WIHT), which is based in Rockville. Some of […]

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March 8, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Kane Show’ Host Peter Deibler Dies After Longtime Illness

Peter Deibler, who hosted the Hot 99.5 (WIHT) program “The Kane Show” from November 2006 through April 2020, died at Shady Grove Adventist Medical Center on March 6. He was 43. The radio host—known to fans as “Kane”—died from a “long illness,” according to a statement from his representatives Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A. The […]

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December 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Founder of Urban One Radio in Silver Spring Honored by Sen. Van Hollen

Urban One, a national radio station headquartered in Silver Spring focusing on the African American community, was honored for its 40 years on the air when U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen entered the achievement into the Congressional Record. He called Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes “a tenacious entrepreneur, visionary radio personality, and powerful advocate for […]

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December 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Prepares to Implement New Emergency Radio System After Serious Disruptions in 2019

In 2019, multiple emergency radio channels dropped over Mother’s Day weekend in Montgomery County, hindering public safety communication. Now, the county is preparing to switch over to a new system. The shift to a new emergency radio system will happen in three phases, beginning Jan. 4, 2021, said Gerry Adcock, Public Safety Radio Communication Systems […]

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December 5, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Hola Montgomery El Podcast: Más allá de Dar “Palo”

Rhadamés Avila: “El Hombre Palo”, uno de los pioneros en la radio en español del área metropolitana de Washington DC, nos contó sobre su infancia en República Dominicana, la influencia de su abuelita en su vida, su pasión por los medios, los pinitos en la radio, la fundación que creó para ayudar a los niños […]

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June 24, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Hogan, County Council Call on Elrich to Improve Public Safety Radio

In a letter sent on Friday to County Executive Marc Elrich, all nine Montgomery County councilmembers advocated for the public safety radio system to be replaced by the fall of 2020. The council cited a point during Mother’s Day weekend, claiming that 75 percent of the radio system channels temporarily went down then, preventing quick […]

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June 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Radio Receives EPIC Award for Innovation (VIDEO)

Takoma Radio received the EPIC Award for Innovation in Community Media on June 8th. Congressman Jamie Raskin presented the EPIC award to Désirée Bayonet at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. Bayonet is the program and training director for Takoma Radio WOWD-LP 94.3 FM. Takoma Radio is a non-commercial volunteer run station providing radio production training. The […]

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March 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Choose Respect Conference Set for March 20 (PHOTO)

The Montgomery County Council is again showing its support of the “Choose Respect” Healthy Teen Dating program, by wearing theme bracelets to help make teens aware of the Choose Respect annual conference. This year’s conference, which will be hosted by Tommy McFly of 94.7 Fresh FM radio, will start at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March […]

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February 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the upcoming Feb. 9th snow operations debriefing, the county’s truancy program, the reopening of the Twinbrook Library and much more. You can watch the show, in its entirety, below:

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December 14, 2015 | Staff Writer

County Executive Ike Leggett Appears on Montgomery Al Dia (VIDEO)

County Executive Ike Leggett was a recent guest on the county’s Spanish language radio show where he discussed the budgetary challenges faced in 2015 and his priorities for the next year. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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