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Jan 01, 2013 -- 12:00am


WCBM 680 was at Turf Valley for the 2015 Preakness Balloon Launch! 









WCBM represented at the 2015 Towson Spring Festival



Eddie and Sean with Courtney at the MDA Muscle Walk! (4/11/15)


1-7- Soulful Circus – Security Sq Mall

1 –7 – Last of the Boys – Fells Point Corner Theatre

1-14 – Marley – Center Stage

1 –28 – Blithe Spirit – Everyman Theatre

3 – Oct 28 – Balto Ct Farmers Market – Md State Fairgrounds

3, 10, 17, 24 – Movies on the Beach – Ocean City, Carousel Hotel

4 – Broadway Tenors  - Myerberg Center

5 – Capital Jazz Festival - Merriweather

5 –7 – Frederick Festival of the Arts – Carroll Creek Park

5, 12, 19, 26 – Aquarium, Half Price Friday Nights

6 – Kevin Hart – Royal Farms Arena

6 & 7 – Annapolis Arts, Crafts & Wine Festival – Marine Corps Stadium

6 & 7 – Great Grapes, Wine & Food Festival – Oregon Ridge Park

6 & 7 – St Anthony Festival – Little Italy

7 – Federal Hill Jazz & Blues Fest – South Charles Street

7 – Balto Jewish American Festival – Quarry Lake

9 –11 – Orioles vs Red Sox

12 –14 – Orioles vs Yankees

12 & 14 – The Bacon Brothers – Rams Head on Stage

12-27 – Columbia Festival of the Arts

12-28 – The Wedding Singer – Cockpit in Court

13 – Weird Al Yankovic – Pier Six

13 – Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival – Rash Field

13 – Honfest - Hampden

13 & 14 – Colonial Market Fair – Benjamin Banneker Park

13 & 14 – OC Air Show  

14 – Flag Day Celebration – Star Spangled Banner House

14 – Kinetic Sculpture Race – Visionary Arts Museum

14 – St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival – 701 S. Ponca

20 & 21 – African American Festival – M&T Bank Stadium  

21 – Huey Lewis & The News – Pier Six

22 – John Fogerty – Pier Six

23-28 – Pippin - Hippodrome

26-28 – Orioles vs Cleveland

29-July 1 – Orioles vs Texas




      Looking for a movie?  The following is a list of films to consider, and that doesn't mean, by the way, I am recommending them.  Let's begin with what will no doubt be one of the biggest hits of the summer, Avengers Age of Ultron.
     At 250 million dollars one would hope there is something to see here.  And if you're a fan of this series I guess there is.  Our Marvel Comics heroes are gathered together to fight Ultron.  There are plenty of special effects and action so for that group, the film succeeds.  Rated PG-13.
     We go to The Longest Ride, the story of the bull riding circuit with a love affair thrown in.  Set in North Carolina we have the story of a bull rider (Scott Eastwood, Clint's son) and a college student.  Two separate worlds brought together under unlikely circumstances.  Rated PG-13.
     Then there's The Age of Adaline, the story of a 29 year old women who is involved in a car accident and from that day on never ages.  The story is told via narration and I liked it.  I thought is was rather sweet and seems to be appealing to a younger female audience.  Rated PG-13.
     The film True Story is indeed based on a true story.  The story of a man charged with murdering his family and a journalist who becomes obsessed with his case.  The stars are Jonah Hill and James Franco. Reviews were mixed but it kept my attention.  Rated R.
     Finally, the best film I've seen so far this year, Women in Gold, based on a true story of a painting by that name that was stolen from an Austrian family by the Nazis.  Helen Mirren is the family member trying to bring it back to the states.  She is assisted by attorney Ryan Reynolds.  It is worth your time.  Rated PG-13.    




 Perched on the top of a hill overlooking the town of Hershey Pennsylvania is the magnificent Hotel Hershey.  Completed in 1933 and based on a design by

Milton Hershey this hotel is worth a visit.  An overnight would be a good idea, but since Hershey is only about a hour and 45 minutes from the city, it is

definitely okay for a daytrip.  There is plenty to do regardless of the season.  In the summer you of course can take advantage of the outside pool (hotel

guests only), a putting course, a stroll through the Formal Gardens, a stroll through Hershey Gardens, tennis, basketball, horseshoes, shuffleboard and Zoo America,

adjacent to the park with over 200 North American animals.

     Dining options include The Circular, Trevi 5, Cocoa Beanery, the pool café and Harvest.  Circular, and it is circular, at least part of it, is the main dining area

where chef Ken cooks up food that does change with the seasons.  He suggests you try the scallops.  During the summer there is 24 hour room service.  Friday nights

during the summer you can enjoy Jazz on the Veranda.  For drinks try the Iberian Lounge.  Hats off to Mr. Hershey who kept men working during the depression as

most companies were laying people off.  When you get to the second level be sure to toss a coin into the fountain.  I have on many occasions.

     Hersheypark is at most a mile away and a shuttle will take you there.  It will also take you to Zoo America.  It’s open year round.   It’s free with your park admission.   You might also consider a look at the Hershey Story.  It contains a history of the man and the town.  Maybe even a walk along Chocolate Avenue.    I will also recommend Chocolate World (no admission fee).  Inside are movies, rides and a very big retail area.

     By the way, there is a new roller coaster in the park, for those who like such rides.  I do not thank you.  I’m very happy with the monorail, merry go round and bumper cars.  

It’s called Laff Track and is under a dome.  I have lost count, but there are at least another 12 or 13 coasters in the park.  One popular area is the Water Park.  Perfect on one of those hot summer days or nights.    

     Okay, back to the hotel.  The high end room rate is about $359.00, lower rates can be found.  The best time for that is between October and April.  Packages are

available.  If you want to be pampered visit the Spa.  Numerous treatments, many with chocolate, are offered.  I also like the free parking.  For information on the entire area

go to or call 1-800-HERSHEY.

     One final fact, Milton Hershey was supposed to be on the Titanic, but made different plans at the last minute.  A good thing for him and the town.  He died in 1945.

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A Tribute To Our Military

Sep 11, 2011 -- 8:46am


A Military Tribute


Now that I lay me down for some sleep

My family’s secure as I take a quick peek.


With all of my heart I must give my thanks

to all those in uniform - regardless of rank.


Each time that they’re seen my heart sure does swell,

They serve our great country and serve it so well!


Freedom’s not cheap, it sure isn’t free...

If it wasn't for them, then where would we be?


They give us their all, and do what they must,

with God they do live, and in God they do trust.


So as I lay down and rest my tired eyes

our freedom still rings, and our flag - it still flies!


Safe is my family, my country, my home,

Because of our Military it must surely be known!


My very last prayer in the deep of the night:

"God bless them & keep them strong for their fight."



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Thank You United States Military

May 02, 2011 -- 3:16pm

Nino Mangione

Only a minute number are born to take on such a mission! Imagine leaving the luxuries of American life. The likes of leaving behind your favorite sporting events and your favorite TV shows, the fast food restaurants, the nights out on the town, the cookouts. Leaving behind perhaps your girlfriend or wife, your mother and or father, your brothers or sister, your best friend, maybe even your own son or daughter, basically everything you grew up ever or just began loving! Imagine your former lifestyle is now just a faraway fantasy. Every day you spend your free time hoping to one day return to that former utopia. As if this scenario was not unbearably thought-provoking, just try and fathom the idea of waking up each day with the sword of jihad pinned up against your throat! For those days where you are fortunate enough to avoid the jihadist dagger you wonder will tomorrow ever come? Or will today be your last? Every day you wake up in fear as you dwell in the most dangerous location his holiness above has allowed to ever exist! You routinely gaze upon ruin and carnage both from a physical and mental point of view. You see the blood and destruction first hand of both your enemies and allies. You just hope and pray it would come to an end. Who would trade your everyday American existence of freedom and liberty for such a hellish way of life? Only those who understand that freedom is not an eternal virtue, rather it is a occasional lifestyle that must be defended with the blood of heroes! As Ronald Reagan once said “freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction” Thank you United States Military for making sure freedom does not become an extinction in America! Thank you for taking on all the above to save us the burden of having to do the same!


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