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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September 9, 2015 | Aline Barros

Montgomery County Police Radios to Receive Baltimore City Radio Frequency

Montgomery County police officers are expected to receive Baltimore City frequency on their radios. Police said on Wednesday the department obtained approval for the update that can be done remotely at officers’ convenience. However, according to Officer Chris Johnson, the department’s Radio Systems Manager, this update is not mandatory. “But in fact, we do now have […]

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August 8, 2015 | Staff Writer

Renters Advocate Matthew Losak Guest on Montgomery Al Dia (VIDEO)

Matthew Losak, director of Montgomery County Renters Alliance, was a recent guest on the county’s Spanish Language radio show where he discussed pending legislation based on the recommendations of the Tenants Work Group. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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April 6, 2015 | Staff Writer

Behind the Scenes Budget Look (VIDEO)

Jennifer Hughes, director of Montgomery County Management and Budget Office, was a recent guest on the county’s Spanish language radio show where she provided a behind the scenes look at the work that goes into drafting the budget. She also talked about when work for next year’s budget begins as well. Visit our PEG partner […]

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November 10, 2014 | Karen O'Keefe

“Car Talk” Sadness

I lost a friend Monday, November 3, when Tom Magliozzi one of the “Tappet” Brothers, the car experts who for 25 years, hosted the call-in/talk show, “Car Talk” on National Public Radio, passed away. Complications of Alzheimer’s, which I didn’t know he had, brought about Tom’s death at age 77. The show stopped production two […]

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April 23, 2012 | Staff Writer

Students at Magruder High School can learn about radio

Radio as a Teaching Tool (Video)

  Students at Magruder High School in Montgomery County are learning how to write, produce, act and direct shows for radio broadcasting. Take a look at this assignment.

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