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Here’s why we made changes at WNST.net…

Posted on 29 August 2014 by Nestor Aparicio

This past Tuesday began a new chapter in my life and my media career. I’m glad you’re reading this and hope you plan to join us and stay engaged in the next phase of WNST’s evolution as my personal Baltimore radio and sports journalism brand expands and goes “old school.”

I’m very proud to own a local business that connects other local businesses and that serves my hometown and Baltimore sports fans all over the world. And I’m eternally grateful that you’ve supported me over the past 16 years.

As you might have heard at 5 p.m. on WNST.net & AM 1570, I’m going back to the basics here at the radio station but continuing to evolve with the best ongoing civic conversation about sports ever created in Baltimore. I’m now in my 31st year of “talking sports” with the community I love and I’m very appreciative to have a chance to take you along on my next journey.

Upon announcing earlier this week that we’ll be changing our WNST radio format I thought it would be better to expound upon some of the reasoning and spirit of my decision because I’ve seen the internet chat rooms and the scuttlebutt from my wife’s bedside at Johns Hopkins Kimmer Cancer Center this week and, quite frankly, I haven’t read anything that is even remotely close to accurate. And, somehow, even when I write the truth while my wife spends her 55th night in a hospital room over the past 167 days, it somehow gets twisted into something that paints me as a villain.

First, let me restate that over the past six months my wife has been battling leukemia and the side effects of a bone marrow transplant where an anonymous donor from Germany saved her life.

Do yourself a favor and read his letter to her here.

My family and our personal happiness and the prosperity of WNST – my life’s work and my sole investment on earth – is paramount for my survival amongst a ruthless bunch of corporate monoliths in the media space in Baltimore.

My love/hate relationship inside the media circle – and all of the fallout of awfulness and polarization – comes with the disappointment in the way I’ve seen the industry (and large parts of the implied integrity of the inner circle) deteriorate over the past 30 years.

All I ever wanted to do with my life was write or talk about Baltimore sports. That’s why WNST exists. I wrote nearly 4,000 words last week trying to explain why I do what I do and that still didn’t suffice for some of the nastier folks who are looking for some deep, dark secret about my intentions for my own well being and prosperity.

Somehow, saying that you’re “looking for happiness” is now subject to scrutiny and outrage? That’s insane, but then again, nothing shocks me anymore.

This all started with me wanting to get a press pass in Dundalk in 1984 and working at The News American and The Evening Sun before venturing solo into an already dinosaur AM radio business model in 1991 and a world where the political machinations and advertising world are so perversely incestuous, it’s as much of a miracle that WNST exists after 16 years as it is that my wife’s life was saved by an anonymous 21-year old donor in Germany.

I covered the long odds for our survival in last Friday’s blog.

WNST exists because of the local businesses and their owners who have supported me and my endeavors, events and spirit. It exists because my audience has

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Orioles 9-Game Scorecard (Games 69-77)

Posted on 27 June 2014 by Luke Jones

During the 2014 season, Drew Forrester and Luke Jones of The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction will provide the “9-Game Scorecard” for the Orioles, evaluating the club in nine-game increments in a number of categories and looking ahead to how Baltimore will fare over the next nine games on the schedule.

(Editor’s note: Glenn Clark filled in for Forrester on Friday’s show.)

To hear the full explanation of the most recent “Orioles 9-Game Scorecard” during Friday’s show, click HERE.

1. Should the Orioles have been better or worse than their 6-3 mark?
Glenn: Worse
Luke: Worse

2. Most Valuable Player/Least Valuable Player
Glenn: MVP – Steve Pearce; LVP – Miguel Gonzalez
Luke: MVP – Steve Pearce; LVP – Ryan Flaherty

3. Biggest surprise
Glenn: The Orioles winning three straight series for the first time all year
Luke: The Orioles winning games in which Masahiro Tanaka and Chris Sale started

4. Best thing about the nine-game stretch
Glenn: Chris Davis and Nelson Cruz providing late-inning heroics in the White Sox series
Luke: The Orioles bouncing back to win the Yankees series after the crushing loss in the opener

5. Nine games from now…
Glenn: The Orioles will begin looking for another catcher to add to the roster
Luke: Miguel Gonzalez will be on his way to the bullpen with Bud Norris returning from the disabled list

6. Record in the next nine games
(four with Tampa Bay, four with Texas, one at Boston)
Glenn: 5-4
Luke: 6-3

7. Stock rising/falling over the next nine games
Glenn: Rising – Chris Tillman; Falling – Caleb Joseph
Luke: Rising – J.J. Hardy; Falling – Steve Pearce

8. Grading Buck Showalter in games 69-77
Glenn: B
Luke: B

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Our Ravens/Bills “Slaps to the Head”

Posted on 29 September 2013 by WNST Staff

After Baltimore Ravens victories, Ryan Chell and I award players who made positive contributions with “Pats on the Ass” during the Creative Deck Designs Postgame Show on AM1570 WNST.net.

The Ravens fell to the Buffalo Bills 23-20 Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium, meaning there were no Pats to be awarded.

So instead of offering “Pats on the Ass”, Ryan and I offered “Slaps to the Head” postgame. A slap on the side of the head from a coach tends to come along with them saying something along the lines of “you’ve gotta do better than that.”

Same rules as there were with Pats. Two offensive players, two defensive players, and a Wild Card (Special Teams player, coach, or another Offensive or Defensive player). One player gets “two slaps” (or a slap on both sides of the head), it’s the opposite of a “Player of the Game” honor.” Ryan and I select five different players/coaches after each game.

Here are our five Ravens that have “gotta do better than that.”

Glenn Clark’s Slaps…

5. Ray Rice

4. Terrell Suggs

3. Elvis Dumervil

2. Dallas Clark

1. Ed Dickson (Two slaps)

(Ryan’s slaps on Page 2…)

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Another big week for giveaways, live shows and season openers here at WNST!

Posted on 03 September 2013 by WNST Staff

Once again, WNST will be all over Charm City this week as we’re excited about a Baltimore Ravens season opener, a Baltimore Orioles playoff push and more.

It starts Tuesday night, as “The Reality Check”‘s Glenn Clark returns to Hooters Towson 7-8 for our next “Grab A Bud” Happy Hour presented by Budweiser. This is your last chance to win tickets to see Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson from NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”) Wednesday night at The Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric. If you need a reminder of how funny Nick Offerman is, check this out from ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Glenn will have six pairs of tickets to give away to the first six people that come by and say hello while rooting on the Orioles against the Cleveland Indians. On Wednesday night, it’s “The Morning Reaction”‘s Luke Jones’ turn to “Grab a Bud” with everyone, as he’ll be at Hooters Towson 7-8pm also courtesy of Budweiser. Luke will have plenty of giveaways as well, including tickets to see Kenny Loggins at The Lyric Sunday, September 15.

Thursday afternoon we’ll gear up for the Ravens’ season opener against the Denver Broncos with an awesome pre-game party at Noble’s in Federal Hill courtesy of Pinnacle Vodka. ESPN The Magazine’s Kevin Van Valkenburg will be stopping by to hang out as “The Reality Check” broadcasts live 2-6pm. We’ll have more giveaways and you’ll DEFINITELY want to try Nobles’ “Orange Crush Davis” ahead of the O’s/White Sox game that night or the Keith Urban concert at the Inner Harbor-wherever you’re headed.

Thursday night, “The Nasty Purple Pregame & Postgame Shows” return on AM1570 WNST.net. Glenn, Luke and Ryan Chell will take you up to kickoff in Denver with Nestor Aparicio live from The Mile High City! The shows are brought to you in part by First Choice Automotive in Joppa. Glenn and Ryan will be back after the game for a two hour postgame show with live reaction from Denver before Luke joins Drew at 6am Friday for The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction.

Glenn returns to Nobles Friday afternoon for another Purple & Orange Friday edition of “The Reality Check” with more great giveaways.

You won’t want to miss any of it.

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Navy coach Niumatalolo on WNST Tuesday

Posted on 30 July 2013 by WNST Staff

Niumatalolo On WNST In Baltimore Today

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo will be on WNST in Baltimore this afternoon at 2:45 PM.  Niumatalolo will join host Glenn Clark to talk about the upcoming season that kicks off on Saturday with Navy FanFest/Media Day at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (10 a.m.-12 noon).

Navy fans that live in the Baltimore area can listen to the interview live on 1570 AM or you can listen to the interview around the world at: http://wnst.net/

Single game and season tickets are still available by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY or online at: http://bit.ly/LNw2FY

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Picks and Comment – Super Bowl XLVII

Posted on 01 February 2013 by Luke Jones

Here are this weekend’s picks as The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction will pick every NFL game this season.

Drew Forrester finished 2-0 in conference championship weekend and Luke Jones was 1-1. Forrester is now 168-80 and Jones is 159-89 overall. Their postseason marks are locked, however, with Forrester and Jones each holding a 7-3 record. Official standings are only kept based on the NFL picks.

With the WNST.net crew in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII coverage this week, Glenn Clark joined the Friday segment as a guest prognosticator.

To hear their full explanation, click HERE.

Ravens vs. 49ers: Baltimore 27-17 (Drew), Baltimore 27-24 (Luke), Baltimore 27-23 (Glenn)

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Inaugural Thursday Night Live with Dennis Pitta packs McFaul’s Ironhorse

Posted on 14 September 2012 by WNST Staff

In keeping with our 17-year tradition of doing live radio and bringing Baltimore Ravens players to the community, WNST.net & AM 1570 kicked off 2012 with a packed house at McFaul’s Ironhorse Tavern in Loch Raven.

Each week, Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta will join us with some special friends as the WNST crew catches up with players, previews the upcoming game and tries to laugh and get to know our purple warriors.

We spent an hour with Pitta and new Ravens kicker Justin Tucker last night at McFaul’s Ironhorse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the video of first segment:

Here’s the entire show on audio:

Click here to listen to Segment 1, where we got to know Dennis Pitta and his offseason.

In Segment 2, rookie Tucker tells his tales of trails to Baltimore.

And in our finale, Tucker orders pizza, Pitta tries the “Powerhorse Sandwich” and Glenn previews this week’s game in Philadelpia with the guys.

This season, the show will rotate to different locations around Baltimore so everyone who loves the Ravens and Pitta will have a chance to come and say hello and see our show.

Next Thursday, Sept. 20 we’ll be at the Harryman House in Reisterstown and on Tuesday, Sept. 25 we’ll be at Buffalo Wild Wings in Bel Air because of the short work week for the Cleveland Browns home game.

Hope you make plans to join us with Dennis Pitta for Thursday Night Live this season.

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The Bengals-Ravens Nasty Purple Pre-Game Show: "3 Things We're Looking For"

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The Bengals-Ravens Nasty Purple Pre-Game Show: “3 Things We’re Looking For”

Posted on 10 September 2012 by WNST Staff

Glenn Clark’s List

1. Ray Rice having success and a role in this no/sugar-huddle offense.

 

 

2. Rattle Andy Dalton.

 

 

3. This has to be a coming out game for Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta in this offense.

 

 

Ryan’s List

1. Force Andy Dalton into mistakes-like they did last year in their two wins

 

 

2. Bobbie Williams and Marshal Yanda have to stop Geno Atkins and Domata Peko from making plays in the backfield

 

 

3. Cary Williams has to lock down his assignment on the other side of Lardarius Webb-AJ Green

 

 

Be sure to tune into 1570 AM WNST following the conclusion of Ravens-Bengals for “The Nasty Purple Post-Game Show” to see if these things came true! WNST-We Never Stop Talking Baltimore Sports!

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Ngata named No. 9 in NFL players’ Top 100 list for 2012

Posted on 28 June 2012 by WNST Staff

The last of seven Ravens players to be named to the NFL Network’s list of the “Top 100 players of 2012,” defensive tackle Haloti Ngata came in at No. 9 on the list.

In a vote conducted by players around the NFL, Ngata was the third-highest defensive player on the list and the top Baltimore player revealed over the last several weeks. Only Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (No. 5) and Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware (No. 6) were ranked higher on the defensive side of the football.

Named to his third straight Pro Bowl in 2011, Ngata was joined by Terrell Suggs (No. 11), Ed Reed (No. 16), and Ray Lewis (No. 20) on the list as the Baltimore defense was well represented. Offensively, Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice (No. 22), Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach (No. 45), and quarterback Joe Flacco (No. 74) were the offensive players who cracked the list for the Ravens.

Be sure to listen to The Reality Check on AM 1570 on Thursday afternoon as the star defensive tackle is scheduled to join WNST.net’s Glenn Clark at 3 p.m.

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 28 May 2012 by WNST Staff

Honorable Mention: Boxing-Antonio Tarver vs. Lateef Kayode (Saturday 9pm from Carson, CA live on Showtime), Gabriel Rosado vs. Joel Julio (Friday 9pm from Bethlehem, PA live on NBC Sports Network); WNBA: Minnesota Lynx @ Washington Mystics (Wednesday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet); Pro Lacrosse: MLL Chesapeake Bayhawks @ Denver Outlaws (Saturday 9pm from Denver live on ESPN3.com)

10. Zac Brown Band (Thursday 5:30pm Merriweather Post Pavilion); Capital Jazz Fest feat. Indie.Arie, Bill Cosby (Friday-Sunday Merriweather Post Pavilion); Radiohead (Sunday 7:30pm Verizon Center); Miranda Lambert/Jerrod Niemann (Sunday 4pm Jiffy Lube Live);  City and Colour (Wednesday 7pm Rams Head Live); Smile Empty Soul (Saturday 5pm Recher Theatre); Crossfade (Monday 7pm Baltimore Soundstage); Dandy Warhols (Tuesday 7pm 9:30 Club); The Used (Wednesday 7:30pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Victor Wooten (Thursday 8pm Howard Theatre); Dr. John (Friday 7:30pm Birchmere); Rhett Miller (Monday 8pm Jammin Java)

I’d watch ZBB do just about anything, but this was as good as anything I’ve seen them do…

My favorite tune from Thom Yorke and the boys?

For more traditional country folk, I sorta dig this Jerrod Niemann tune…

I wish I didn’t have to admit to digging this tune…

9. Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival (Saturday & Sunday 12pm Oregon Ridge); Guy Torry (Thursday-Saturday Baltimore Comedy Factory); Corey Holcomb (Thursday-Sunday DC Improv); “Man on a Ledge” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); Glenn Clark’s first ever “Hogfest” (Saturday)

That’s right. For the first time in my (still?) young life, I will be roasting a pig Saturday. It’s all thanks in part to ABC Rental Store in Rosedale. A talented young man I listen to on the radio is always talking to me about them. I think his show is called “The Reality Check.” I PRAY my results make me as happy as George W. Bush…

Also, I will be hosting a qualifier for the Olympic KanJam team Saturday (more on Twitter @OlympicKanJam). I expect the day to look much like this…

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