Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner on signing off Baltimore radio after 24 years

Marc Steiner on signing off Baltimore radio after 24 years

Marc Steiner says he remembers exactly the moment he became a radio talk-show host.

In was 1992 and he was teaching drama at the Baltimore School for the Arts. He was also advising the general manager at WJHU, a Johns Hopkins-owned public radio station at the time, on its transition from classical music to public affairs.

“I don’t know where it came from, but at one point I just said, ‘You know what? You should let me be host of a public affairs show,’ ” Steiner said.

“And I stayed on him,” he continued. “Until, finally, he came in one day and said, ‘OK, Marc, here’s your desk. Here’s a phone. No money. No producer … Every Tuesday 7 to 8:30, that’s your time slot....

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