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David Burd

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dburd@wtop.com

David Burd started his radio career after leaving the Marine Corps in St.Louis Missouri as a night-jock on KSLQ radio. He worked at a few more radio stations in the area before being recruited by Capitol Records to become their regional mid- west promotion director. David was hired by Arista Records Chairman Clive Davis to come to New York to become Arista's National Singles Director in the late 70's. After a year in New York, David got home sick for the mid-west and moved back to St. Louis and to Capitol Records.

David came to the Washington area in 1983 as one half of the Baker and Burd show. The Baker and Burd show was a ratings success because of the political imitations of Burd's radio partner Jeff Baker and because of Burd's strange sense of humor and writing skills. The Baker and Burd show lasted 10 years and was heard on WPGC from 1983 to 1986 then on WASH-FM from 1988 to 1994. David got out of music radio and joined ABC's WMAL talk radio format in 1996 where his weekend show was a big favorite of listeners. He was also the go-to announcer for filling in on the morning show.

In 2005 David joined WTOP Radio and created a spot for himself by creating "The Talkback Line" segment that's proved to be very popular with WTOP listeners. In 2006 David was asked to work as the weekend morning host of WTOP's sister station -- Washington Post Radio. Post radio later evolved into 3WT radio and David was asked to do the morning show full-time.

In addition to radio, David has also had a simultaneous career as a public relations and marketing executive, working with such companies as British Telecom, BellSouth, Superpages.com, and Centerforce Technologies. And if that isn't enough to keep him busy, he owns and operates a dog boarding facility in Urbana called, "Mom's B&B for Dogs." He has a dog of his own named Diesel and collects British Rock and Roll albums and rides a Harley-Davidson DynaGlide Custom motorcycle.

David is a Marine Corps veteran and his last duty station was Parris Island, SC, where at the age of 19 he was the youngest drill instructor to ever be on the drill field. He is single and lives in Urbana.

You can email David at dburd@wtop.com