KHZTV—which manages Aberdeen-based 970 WAMD in Harford County—announced Monday that it's bringing Stephen Smith, better known as "Stash," into the mix.
Stash, the Bel Air resident who was formerly a DJ with 98 Rock, will host the weekday morning program on KHZTV airwaves.
“There has been a big hole in the Baltimore area radio market since his departure from 98 Rock,” Tracy Hart, general manager of KHZTV Network, said in a prepared statement.
Stash and 98 Rock "parted ways" in July 2012 after he was charged with DUI for the second time in less than a year, The Baltimore Sun reported. The July crash on MD Route 24 in Bel Air injured five people, and resulted in Stash being sentenced to six months in jail, according to Bel Air Patch.
"We are looking forward to providing the people of Baltimore with an opportunity to hear him again," Hart said.
Stash will be on the air weekday mornings starting Wednesday, according to a statement from KHZTV. His show will last from 7 to 10 a.m.
“I am very excited about being back on the air and talking to my listeners in the Maryland area," Stash said in a prepared statement. "We will be bringing exciting creative radio back to morning drive."
KHZTV says it envisions itself as "a 2013 version of the original MTV," offering a mix of entertainment news, top 40 music and music videos. In addition to WAMD, the network runs 810 WYRE in Anne Arundel and Baltimore Counties, 1460 WKHZ in Talbot County and 1330 WJSS in New Castle, DE.