Thomas A. “Tom” Marr, a longtime WCBM-AM radio talk show host known for his conservative stance and recalled for his days as an Orioles play-by-play announcer, died Thursday from a massive stroke following back surgery at the University of MarylandSt. Joseph Medical Center.
The Timonium resident was 73.
“He was a great man and had a real impact on the community. He had a real impact on the state,” said Gov. Larry Hogan.
“He was a smart guy. He was a guy with a lot of integrity,” Governor Hogan said. “Even with people he disagreed with, he was a gentleman and somebody I think people listen to.”
“Tom Marr was an icon in the conservative world and a real friend,” said former Republican congresswoman and former federal Maritime Commission chairwoman Helen Delich Bentley. “He was rare. He never lost his goals and was very concerned about the future of the United States.”