The hundreds of curiosity-seekers who went to see Brian "Kato" Kaelin on the Byrd, Marc & Lopez Morning Show on WIYY-FM (97.9) Monday generated more than $2,000 for the WBAL Radio Kid's Campaign.
The former houseguest of O. J. Simpson's, whose witness-stand appearances were his ticket for coast-to-coast celebrity appearances, signed autographs during his on-air appearances at the Baja Beach Club, on T-shirts selling for $20 or $5 postcards printed by the station.
The Kid's Campaign annually seeks donations of coats and shoes for needy children.
Speaking of show business, or something resembling it, pro wrestling will get some radio attention beginning tonight. Jerry Moshenberg is reviving his "Pro Wrestling Talk" program heard from 1989 to 1992 on WCBM-AM (680), WCAO-AM (600) and WITH-AM (1230).
"Pro Wrestling Talk II" will air 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays on WWLG-AM (1360).
"Every day people were asking me, 'Are you doing another show?' " says Mr. Moshenberg, who is also entertainment editor of the Northwest Star monthly newspaper in Baltimore County. On the earlier show, he was co-host with Larry Katz, who is not part of the revival.
"I've been a fan since 1962," says Mr. Moshenberg, who discovered professional wrestling after receiving a portable TV set as a bar mitzvah present. One of the few stations it received well was Washington's WTTG, which carried a live wrestling program, "All-Star Heavyweight Wrestling."
Mr. Moshenberg's co-host is Paige Rose, another fan, who owns the Baltimore bookstore Mystery Loves Company.
Interviews with local and national business leaders and discussions of local trends are among the features of "Strictly Business," a weekly program that also recently debuted on WWLG-AM (1360). With hosts Douglas A. Strouse and Marsha R. Jews, the show airs at 6:30 a.m. Sundays.
Host William Brill went inside the Patuxent Institution, Maryland's Division of Correction facility in Jessup, to interview correctional officers and inmates for tomorrow's edition of "Crime Talk." The program airs from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays on WCBM-AM (680).