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WTMD’s Sam Sessa Can make His Directorial Debut
by Grace Hebron
Printed May 3 in Baltimore Journal

Excerpt: Sam Sessa did not always dream of becoming on the radio—at minimum not in the job he performs right now, as a DJ with Towson’s individual WTMD. “Sometimes athletics writers are failed athletes, and audio writers can be failed musicians—that’s definitely me,” says Sessa, who slice his enamel as a journalist before turning into the Baltimore Tunes Coordinator and host of Baltimore Strike Parade.

He grew up actively playing the accordion, inevitably pivoting to the keyboard and organ bass through university at the University of Maryland, the place he performed with a local jazz and go over band. On graduation, the journalism significant went on to protect the leisure beat at The Baltimore Sunshine from 2005 to 2013, which “just occurred to be at a time when Baltimore’s music scene turned one of the very best in the place. I received definitely fortunate,” Sessa states, pointing to the storied increase and report offers of artists these as Seashore Property, Potential Islands, and Dan Deacon at the time.

“In the ‘90s, we had Dru Hill and Sisqó, which were incredible results tales for the town,” he states. “But we did not have as large of an audience, with attention staying spread out on so several different bands, like it was in the mid to late 2000s. It was like your dwelling team coming out of nowhere to acquire the Tremendous Bowl.”




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