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 was just looking at some figures of the average number of daily flights out of BWI. I know, I'm an aviation geek! Here's something that bothers me about those figures. In March there were 321 fligths per day leaving BWI and of those Southwest and Air Tran accounted for 224! Since both airlines are merging, BWI is in danger of becoming a monopolized airport. In the coming months Southwest will account for almost 70% of all flights leaving BWI. That means higher prices as competition is eliminated on certain routes and more importantly should Southwest suffer any financial problems or decides to move it's BWI hub, the airport could become a ghost town. This happened in Pittsburgh when US Air moved it's hub to Charlotte. The airport went from 600 departures a day to less than 150 and actually closed an entire concourse. Maryland aviation officials should keep a close eye on BWI and begin a program of encouraging additional airlines to come to the airport. We don't want to end up like Pittsburgh!