Tuesday, September 27, 2022
WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5
WBAL NewsRadio and 1090/FM 101.5 announced today that Jeff Wade has been elevated to Director of Programming/News Director for both popular Baltimore-based radio brands.
Wade joined WBAL in 2017 as the station’s news director. During his tenure, the news team earned a National Murrow Award for Breaking News Coverage along with numerous Regional Murrow Awards, including a Regional Murrow for Overall Excellence in 2022.
In his new role, Wade will oversee WBAL’s talented roster of talk personalities while continuing to lead its news staff. He held similar roles at WGAN-AM in Portland, Maine from 2005-2014 and Binnie Media’s NH1 News in New Hampshire from 2014-2017.
Wade is replacing long-time WBAL-AM Programmer, Scott Masteller, who is transitioning to a part-time role with the station, helping to coordinate the station’s sports broadcasting schedule, which includes the Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens, and Navy Football.
“With Scott transitioning to the next phase of his career at WBAL NewsRadio and Jeff having already tackled a similar opportunity earlier in his career, I am wildly confident that our listeners will continue to enjoy the best in local news, talk and sports on WBAL NewsRadio,” said Dan Joerres, president and general manager of Hearst Television’s Baltimore television and radio properties.
“It’s the honor of a lifetime to be given the opportunity to lead this outstanding team of broadcasters and build on the foundation Scott has laid,” Wade said. “I’m excited to get to work and continue to make WBAL NewsRadio
Baltimore’s go-to destination for insightful information and smart, thoughtful commentary.” Wade is a proud graduate of Syracuse University, where he remains active as a member of the WJPZ Alumni Association.