An Around Town panelist since 2007, Paul Bachmann is a Maryland native and radio veteran. As someone who has never known a time without public television, his goal is to continue the legacy of WETA’s commitment to community and the arts.
Paul is one of XM Radio's Jack-of-all-Trades. At XM's birth in 2001, Paul lived in the classical world on XM Classics and XM Pops. Soon after, he added live shows to the alternative rock channels Fred and Ethel.
In 2007, Paul was tapped to take the helm of XMX - XM 2, XM's home for exclusive music. Paul is a host on the channel where XM listeners can find shows hosted by the likes of Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Bill Anderson, Quincy Jones, Wynton Marsalis and other music legends.
Paul’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Maryland at College Park, and his radio career has included stops in Raleigh, NC and Boston, along with his first radio job at WGMS in Washington. In addition to reporting on the arts for Around Town, Paul still enjoys participating in presenting the arts locally, whether by singing or pre-concert commentary.