Simeone returns to WJHU lineup with 'same things I've been doing'

Lisa's back, and Marc is moving to daytime.

That's Lisa Simeone and Marc Steiner of WJHU-FM (88.1), making moves announced in June when the station dropped its weekday classical music programming in favor of all talk and public affairs:


* "The Lisa Simeone Show," an hourlong weekly interview program, makes its debut at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

"I intend to do the same things I'd been doing for many years in the afternoons," the host says.


Until June 23, Ms. Simeone punctuated the final half-hour of her daily 1 p.m.-5 p.m. shift with taped interviews with a variety of people, including figures in the arts, the community and visiting authors.

"The most interesting to me have always been authors," she says, noting tomorrow's first guest fits the description: Carl Hiaasen, a best-selling Miami-based author of mystery books and Miami Herald columnist, who will discuss his latest novel, "Stormy Weather."

Another weekly Friday feature of Ms. Simeone's previous programs will also return on the Sunday show -- regular discussion sessions with media critic Mark Crispin Miller, of Johns Hopkins University.

* "The Marc Steiner Show" takes up the noon-2 p.m. weekday slot beginning Monday. The host says "the best hour" of each day's show will be re-broadcast at 7:30 p.m. daily in the program's previous time slot.

"I don't think it's going to change that much. We'll just be able to do more than we did," says Mr. Steiner, noting that each hour of the show will be distinct.

Monday's first hour will include Baltimore region U.S. representatives to Congress, including Benjamin J. Cardin, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., Wayne T. Gilchrest, and, tentatively, Kweisi Mfume. The second hour features a talk with Baltimore homicide detective Jay Landsman, a real-life counterpart to the fictional detectives of the series "Homicide."

Also next week, former Gov. William Donald Schaefer is a scheduled guest at 1 p.m. Wednesday and current Gov. Parris N. Glendening is scheduled at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Noting the new schedule puts him on at the same time as conservative talker Rush Limbaugh on WBAL-AM (1090), Mr. Steiner says, "We're different animals altogether, but I do think we might get some Rush listeners who get tired of him yelling at them."


* "All Things Considered," the National Public Radio daily news ,, magazine, also expands by one hour on Monday, to be heard from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.


Another weekly interview show also makes its Baltimore premiere tomorrow evening.

"PageOne" is an hourlong syndicated series devoted to discussion of books and authors, and will be heard from 10 p.m.-11 p.m. Sundays on WWLG-AM (1360) in Baltimore and WASA-AM (1330) in Havre de Grace.

"I think we're going to be a fun thing to do," says Stu Feiler, the originator and host of the program, which is distributed to stations in 19 states by the Longhorn Radio Network.

Although originally produced in Chicago at WCKG-FM, "PageOne" has been taped in Baltimore for about a year, says Feiler -- since he moved here to a home in Otterbein when his wife took a job with First National Bank of Maryland.


The first show tomorrow features interviews with Peter Mayle, author of "A Year In Provence" and "A Dog's Life," and singer Judy Collins, whose recent novel, "Shameless," tells the story of a rock-music photojournalist.

Future guests include author Barbara Taylor Bradford, fashion-watcher Mr. Blackwell, U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, television producer Garry Marshall and Winston Groom Forrest Gump").