Daytime lineup offers double dose of Williams Dynamic duo: Baltimore natives Montel, Herman Williams hold leading roles in the talk-show arena.


Montel Williams, the nationally syndicated talk-show host who grew up in Baltimore, has some sibling competition.

Older brother Herman Williams, 42, is now executive producer of "The Charles Perez Show," one of the new crop of daytime talk fests that arrived this fall. It airs from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays on WBFF-TV, Channel 45.

The brothers are the sons of Herman Williams Jr., Baltimore's fire chief.

The talk-show producer previously worked as a producer on 38-year-old Montel's program (4 p.m.-5 p.m. weekdays on WMAR-TV, Channel 2) and also worked in TV development at MCA/Universal. He was also a sculptor, drummer, salesman and an art gallery owner in Baltimore.

'Showtime' shifts

"It's Showtime," Alan Field's weekly radio program devoted to the music of the Broadway stage, has moved to a new time: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays on WWLG-AM (1360).

Foster's back

If the voice you've been hearing middays on WXYV-FM (102.7) for the last two weeks sounds familiar, it's not your imagination. Scharmaine Foster is back.

Ms. Foster took up the 10 a.m.-3 p.m. shift on V-103 after leaving WHUR-FM in Washington. She was previously heard in Baltimore fTC on both WWIN-FM (95.9), from January 1991 to July 1994, and WWMX-FM (106.5) from August 1994 to last January.

Intimate TV

Serious adult talk about sex and relationships is finding a niche on cable TV.

"Real Personal," with host Bob Berkowitz, is now an 11 p.m.-11:30 p.m. staple Monday through Saturday on CNBC.

And beginning tomorrow , "Late Date With Sari," featuring author/educator Sari Locker, offers "information and insight" on intimate subjects from 12:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Kuralt's recollections

Semi-retired CBS journalist Charles Kuralt -- known for "On the Road" and "CBS Sunday Morning" -- will share his reminiscences on "The Jim Bohannon Show" from midnight to 2 a.m. on Thursday , on WBAL-AM (1090).

MPT Christmas

Maryland Public Television is getting into the seasonal swing early, real early. MPT recruited a studio audience for two nights of taping to produce the annual special "A Joyful Gospel Christmas."

The one-hour special, to air in December, features a number of area choirs and other groups, along with national gospel artists Yolanda Adams and Victor Johnson. Radio personality Lee Michaels, of WCAO-AM (600), "Heaven 600," is the host.

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