Maria Dennis is the newest addition to Today’s 101.9! She comes to Today’s 101.9 by way of our co-owned station Mix 106-5. Maria has been a fixture in Baltimore since 1997. Originally from Providence, Rhode Island, Maria went to Northeastern University in Boston for Criminal Law way back when.
I ended up sitting in on a rape trial and said “nope…not for me!” One thing led to another and I enrolled in broadcasting school and eventually graduated with a 4.0! My career has taken me to Providence, Orlando, Boston, New Hampshire and finally to Baltimore. I yearn to bring some kind of joy into other people’s lives, either through the music I play, the information I broadcast, or the prizes and trips I give away. It truly keeps me going….along with my family. Maria is married with two boys, ages 12 and 14.
My life was wonderful until that dreadful day, on March 12th, 2014….when I was diagnosed with Leukemia… Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia…with a Philadelphia chromosome to make matters worse. I was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital from March 2014 until September 2014 as an inpatient.
I received a bone marrow transplant in June of 2014 from an anonymous donor from the National Bone Marrow Registry which saved my life. I can say with great enthusiasm that I am CANCER FREE today and take each and every day as it comes. I’m grateful for so many people and things in my life.