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Gerald G. Altman Jr., aka 'Gerry from Pikesville' to talk radio listeners, dies

Gerald G. Altman Jr., aka 'Gerry from Pikesville' to talk radio listeners, dies

Gerald G. Altman Jr., known to generations of Baltimore radio talk show listeners as "Gerry from Pikesville," who gave voice to various liberal and progressive causes while challenging conservative hosts, died of heart failure Monday at Northwest Hospital.

The Owings Mills resident was 92.

"I knew him as Gerry from Pikesville and, later, Gerry from Owings Mills," said Dan Rodricks, a Baltimore Sun columnist who hosted a talk show on WBAL-AM from 1989 until 1995, and on WYPR-FM from 2008 until last fall.

"He was informed and wise, with really sophisticated opinions about politics at all levels and a healthy outrage about regressive thinking and...

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