Welcome to my web page! Because I love maps and traffic I'll be posting some of my favorite map sites and also some of my favorite alternate routes to take when traffic gets bad around the Baltimore area as well as updates on ongoing road construction that might affect your ride.
I've been working in radio for over 30 years and spent the first ten years working at radio stations in Upstate New York, San Diego and Memphis. In 1979 I got lost in Baltimore while making a trip from Washington to Boston. I fell in love with the city and starting planning on finding a job here. Finally in 1981 I got the break I wanted and came to Baltimore to work at the old V103. Since then I've worked at a number of radio stations in town and for 13 years I was the announcer in between shows on Channel 13. Since 1997 I've been here at WPOC and loving every minute of it. We have such great listeners and I really enjoy helping people get to work without too much trouble in the morning. I have 2 grown sons, Joe who is a Baltimore County Police Officer and Dan, who works for a Natural foods market ing firm. I call them the hippie and the cop! I also have a 3 year old grandson, Tony and a year old grandaughter, Chloe.
I've been hearing a lot of politicians talking about the need for our country to be energy independent. The claim is that if we drilled more we could stop having to import oil and thus gasoline prices would go down because we would be providing all our own oil. This is totally false. Oil is a global commodity and the price per barrel is set on the world market. If the price on the world market was $90 a barrel, do you think that big oil would sell oil that came from the US at $50 a barrel and take a $40 loss. That's not going to happen. In fact a good portion of oil that comes from drilling in our own country is being exported to other countries. Maybe it might be a good idea if we drilled less and used other countries oil. Then when they run out of oil we would still have ours to use. Kind of a petroleum savings bank! Your comments are welcome.