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Longtime radio host Brett Hollander leaves WBAL to join Orioles broadcast team

Brett Hollander working in the radio studio at WBAL in 2011.
Brett Hollander working in the radio studio at WBAL in 2011. (Steve Ruark / BALTIMORE SUN)

Longtime WBAL Radio host Brett Hollander has stepped down from the organization to join the Orioles broadcast team.

Hollander’s last day was Thursday. A news release issued by the baseball team said that he will appear on MASN and the Orioles Radio Network throughout the 2020 season. He’ll make his first appearance on Monday’s broadcasts as a special guest.

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“We are very excited for him,” said Cary Pahigian, WBAL’s general manager and president. “He’s been a big part of WBAL and we will miss him. But this is a wonderful next step for him."

Hollander could not be reached immediately for comment.

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A lifelong Baltimore resident, Hollander joined WBAL radio as host of “Sportsline” in 2010. He was named Maryland Sportscaster of the Year in 2015 and in 2018 began hosting the afternoon show for the broadcast station.

He’s no stranger to the Orioles, having covered the team in 2008 for CBS radio and anchored WBAL’s Orioles coverage from 2011 to 2014.

“We are excited for Brett to join the Orioles’ talented broadcast team,” Orioles executive Greg Bader said.

“Brett’s passion for the City of Baltimore and his love of the game of baseball are invaluable as we look to share the power of Orioles baseball with fans throughout Birdland.”

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