Tell it to the governor -- and the mayor.
"The Marc Steiner Show," heard at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on WJHU-FM (88.1), has scheduled live talk appearances next week by Gov. Parris N. Glendening and Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke.
The governor is scheduled to take calls from listeners in the WJHU studios on Wednesday night, and the mayor appears Thursday.
The four urban-oriented Baltimore stations owned by Radio One -- WOLB-AM (1010), WWIN-AM (1400), WERQ-FM (92.3) and WWIN-FM (95.9) -- are teaming up to offer the first People's Expo event from noon to 8 p.m. today and tomorrow, at the 5th Regiment Armory at Preston and Howard streets.
The family event celebrates ethnic and cultural diversity. Highlights include appearances by Dick Gregory (at 3:30 p.m. today) and motivational speaker Les Brown (at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow).
Call (410) 332-8200.
On the air:
* If there is one standard above all others in the opera repertoire, it might be Puccini's "La Boheme," today's broadcast on the "Texaco-Metropolitan Opera," at 1:30 p.m. on WBJC-FM (91.5). Soprano Nuccia Focile makes her Met radio debut as Mimi.
* Mr. Marr is going to Washington -- again. Afternoon talk show host Tom Marr is scheduled to broadcast his show live from the House of Representatives for the third time this year, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday on WCBM-AM (680). The scheduled topic is welfare reform legislation, due for a vote in the House this week.
* WPOC-FM (93.1) is offering a world musical premiere next week. Country star Doug Stone debuts his new CD, "Faith In Me, Faith In You," on "County World Premiere" at 10 p.m. Thursday.
For Harvey, try D.C.
Where's Paul Harvey? In response to reader inquiries, Aircheck must report the venerable, Chicago-based commentator is still not airing on any Baltimore stations, after his departure last summer from WPOC-FM (93.1). The country station ended its affiliation with ABC Radio, which carries the Harvey broadcasts.
Baltimore listeners, however, can try to tune in to Mr. Harvey on Washington's WMAL-AM (630), at 8:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 3:35 p.m. weekdays, or Frederick station WQSI-AM (820), at 9 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. weekdays.