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Niners favorites but early Vegas money coming in on Ravens

Posted on 22 January 2013 by WNST Staff

Courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv,  Twitter: @BovadaLV). The big list of props will be sent out on Thursday.

 

Super Bowl XLVII Odds

Baltimore Ravens           +4

San Francisco 49ers       -4

 

“Looking back at this NFL season, it has been very strange for the book. We might have had our best start to an NFL season ever and then Week 9 was the worst NFL week for us that I have ever seen, so Baltimore winning twice as double digit underdogs against Manning and Brady does not surprise me.  However, Baltimore cost us on the weekend and are the only big loser for the book on our Super Bowl odds. Despite the bettors being enamored with Kaepernick over his last five starts, the Ravens covering all three playoff games easily has 60% of the bettors siding with Baltimore early on in the week.”

Kevin Bradley, Sports Book Manager, Bovada.lv

 

SUPER BOWL XLVII – Odds to Win MVP?         

Colin Kaepernick (SF) QB           7/4

Joe Flacco (BAL) QB                 5/2

Ray Lewis (BAL) LB                   6/1

Frank Gore (SF) RB                   17/2

Ray Rice (BAL) RB                    12/1

Michael Crabtree (SF) WR          16/1

Anquan Boldin (BAL) WR           18/1

Torrey Smith (BAL) WR              20/1

Vernon Davis (SF) TE                 22/1

Aldon Smith (SF) LB                  25/1

Dennis Pitta (BAL) TE                33/1

Ed Reed (BAL) FS                     33/1

Randy Moss (SF) WR                40/1

Terrell Suggs (BAL) LB               50/1

LaMichael James (SF) RB          50/1

Patrick Willis (SF) LB                 66/1

NaVorro Bowman (SF) LB           66/1

Dashon Goldson (SF) FS            66/1

David Akers (SF) K                    66/1

Bernard Pierce (BAL) RB            75/1

Justin Tucker (BAL) K                75/1

Delanie Walker (SF) TE              75/1

Ted Ginn Jr. (SF) WR                 75/1

Alex Smith (SF) QB                   100/1

Field                                         22/1

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Bovada doesn’t drop Ravens’ Super Bowl odds despite injuries

Posted on 18 October 2012 by WNST Staff

Courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv,  Twitter: @BovadaLV).  Included below are a quote from Bovada.lv Sportsbook Manager Kevin Bradley, updated Super Bowl odds, updated Divisional odds, playoff chances for a number of teams, the futures of Ray Lewis, Michael Vick, and Jason Garrett, tackles for Jonathan Vilma, Wes Welker stats, touchdowns for James Jones, playoff chances for a variety of teams, rushing yards let up by the Ravens, will the Bears score another defensive touchdown this week, and who will get the #1 draft pick in the NFL in 2013?

“We have had a different Super Bowl favorite in five of the first six weeks and going into Week 7 I have a three-way tie, something that I have not done since Week 10 of the 2010 Season where I had 6 teams all favorites at 8-1 to win the Super Bowl.  The Niners, Pats and Texans lead the way at 6-1 and are all at least a touchdown favorite this week, so barring an upset it will most likely remain that way next week with the Falcons right behind them at 7/1.”

-Kevin Bradley, Sports Book Manager, Bovada.lv

 

NFL WEEK 7 SPECIALS

Odds to win the 2013 Super Bowl XLVII (Note: Teams in blue have shorter odds, teams in red have longer odds, teams in black stayed the same) 

                                                Last Week        Current

Houston Texans                         4/1                    6/1

San Francisco 49ers                  5/1                    6/1

New England Patriots                 11/2                  6/1

Atlanta Falcons                         7/1                    7/1

Green Bay Packers                    15/1                  17/2

New York Giants                        18/1                  17/2

Baltimore Ravens                       9/1                    9/1

Chicago Bears                           12/1                  12/1

Denver Broncos                         25/1                  12/1

Philadelphia Eagles                    28/1                  35/1

San Diego Chargers                   28/1                  35/1

Pittsburgh Steelers                    28/1                  35/1

New Orleans Saints                   40/1                  40/1

Seattle Seahawks                      50/1                  40/1

Dallas Cowboys                         40/1                  50/1

Minnesota Vikings                     40/1                  50/1

Detroit Lions                              100/1                60/1

Arizona Cardinals                       50/1                  75/1

Miami Dolphins                          125/1                75/1

Washington Redskins                150/1                75/1

New York Jets                           150/1                100/1

Cincinnati Bengals                     75/1                  125/1

Buffalo Bills                               200/1                125/1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers             250/1                200/1

Tennessee Titans                       500/1                200/1

St. Louis Rams                          125/1                200/1

Indianapolis Colts                       150/1                250/1

Oakland Raiders                        250/1                300/1

Carolina Panthers                      250/1                300/1

Kansas City Chiefs                    250/1                500/1

Cleveland Browns                       1000/1              500/1

Jacksonville Jaguars                   750/1                750/1

 

Odds to Win the 2013 AFC East Division         

New England Patriots                 1/ 4

Miami Dolphins                          6/1

Buffalo Bills                               8/1

New York Jets                           12/1

 

Odds to Win the 2013 AFC North Division       

Baltimore Ravens                       2/7

Pittsburgh Steelers                    15/4

Cincinnati Bengals                     8/1

Cleveland Browns                       75/1

 

Odds to Win the 2013 NFC East Division         

New York Giants                        4/5

Philadelphia Eagles                    3/1

Dallas Cowboys                         4/1

Washington Redskins                13/2

 

Odds to Win the 2013 NFC North Division       

Chicago Bears                           1/1

Green Bay Packers                    3/2

Minnesota Vikings                     6/1

Detroit Lions                              10/1

 

Odds to Win the 2013 AFC West Division        

Denver Broncos                         4/9

San Diego Chargers                   2/1

Oakland Raiders                        20/1

Kansas City Chiefs                    40/1

 

Odds to Win the 2013 NFC West Division        

San Francisco 49ers                  2/5

Seattle Seahawks                      3/1

Arizona Cardinals                       15/2

St. Louis Rams                          14/1

 

Playoff Chances

Arizona Cardinals – 2012 Will they make the playoffs?           

Yes                  +300     (3/1)

No                    -400     (1/4)

 

Dallas Cowboys – 2012 Will they make the playoffs?  

Yes                  +200     (2/1)

No                    -250     (2/5)

 

Green Bay Packers – 2012 Will they make the playoffs?         

Yes                  - 200     (1/2)

No                    +160     (8/5)

 

New York Jets – 2012 Will they make the playoffs?     

Yes                  +300     (3/1)

No                    -400     (1/4)

 

Philadelphia Eagles – 2012 Will they make the playoffs?       

Yes                  +175     (7/4)

No                    -210     (10/21)

 

Pittsburgh Steelers – 2012 Will they make the playoffs?         

Yes                  +140     (7/5)

No                    -175     (4/7)

 

Player/Coach Props

WEEK 7 SPECIALS – What will be Ray Lewis’ status Week 1 of the 2013 NFL Regular Season?         

Player for the Ravens                             -250     2/5       

Player for another NFL team                   +500     5/1

Retire                                                    +250     5/2

 

WEEK 7 SPECIALS – Will Michael Vick be a member of the Eagles Week 1 of the 2013 NFL Regular Season?         

Yes                  -150     (2/3)     

No                    +110     (11/10)

 

WEEK 7 SPECIALS – Will Wes Welker have 100 or more Receiving Yards Week 7? (Note: Welker has 100 receiving yards or more in the last four games)   

Yes                  +150     (3/2)

No                    -200     (1/2)

 

WEEK 7 SPECIALS – Will Wes Welker have 100 or more Receiving Yards, 10 or more Receptions, and 1or more TD’s Week 7?(Note: Welker has accomplished these numbers the last two weeks)      

Yes                              7/1

 

WEEK 7 SPECIALS – Will James Jones have 2 or more TD’s Week 7?

Yes                  +250     (5/2)

No                    -400     (1/4)

 

WEEK 7 SPECIALS – Will Jason Garrett be the Head Coach of the Cowboys Game 1 of the 2013 Regular Season?  

Yes                  -400     (1/4)

No                    +250     (5/2)

 

WEEK 7 SPECIALS – Jonathan Vilma – Total Tackles & Assists Week 7?        

Over/Under                    4½

 

Team Props

WEEK 7 SPECIALS – Who will have the # 1 Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft?         

Jacksonville Jaguars                   5/4       

Kansas City Chiefs                    3/2       

Cleveland Browns                       3/1       

Carolina Panthers                      15/2     

New Orleans Saints                   10/1     

Tampa Bay Buccaneers             10/1

 

WEEK 7 SPECIALS – Will the Bears have a Defensive TD Week 7?    

Yes                  +300     (3/1)

No                    -500     (1/5)

 

WEEK 7 SPECIALS – Will the Baltimore Ravens finish the Regular Season 8-0 at home?      

Yes                  +350     (7/2)

No                    -500     (1/5)

 

WEEK 7 SPECIALS – Baltimore Ravens Total Rushing Yards allowed Week 7 vs. Houston?   

Over/Under                    150½

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Part 2: Anytime, anywhere – WNST.net delivering Baltimore sports to your mobile device

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Part 2: Anytime, anywhere – WNST.net delivering Baltimore sports to your mobile device

Posted on 17 October 2012 by Nestor Aparicio

As many of you know, this is all I’ve ever done with my life – reporting on Baltimore sports teams and bringing some understanding, candor, humor and hopefully thought-provoking banter to a local conversation in our community.

On a good day, I piss you off because I present a fact you don’t agree with or an argument or position in a debate that you dispute.

On my best days I force you to think about your position and offer a well-balanced analysis that makes you see through the Baltimore sports prism in a way that only eyes with 28 years of expertise and a lifetime of dedication to all aspects of local sports issues can bring.

That’s called value. That’s called engagement. That’s called trust. Hopefully, you view it as “expertise.”

That’s why you came to my radio show as “Nasty Nestor” 20 years ago or somehow found WNST AM-1570 or WNST in some capacity along our journey.

If you’re here reading this, you trust WNST.net as your source for Baltimore sports.

I know this because 50,000 of you engage in our community and through our partners via Facebook. More than 11,000 of you are Twitter followers, watching every Orioles, Ravens, Terps, Caps and most other major sports events with our hosts and experts in real time from anywhere your mobile phone gets service. Almost 7,000 have given me your phone number – perhaps the greatest trust other than your credit card number in the universe. And 15,000 of you have trusted us with that other cyber point of contact – your email address – so we can deliver Baltimore’s best morning newspaper e-style via your inbox.

And all the while, hopefully you agree that we’ve respected you as our audience and community and attempted to provide quality programming and web content while living through the inevitable growing pains of morphing from a tiny AM radio station into a web media power by utilizing technology to our advantage.

It’s a privilege for me personally and a labor of love that I’ve dedicated my life – truly and completely – to Baltimore sports media and being an advocate for local fans, businesses, charity and the community.

But here’s where I need your help. Today, I’m asking you to give me a report card on how we’re doing here at WNST.

We’d sincerely appreciate an honest appraisal of the way you use Baltimore sports media in 2012 and the way you view WNST.net, our competitors and, hopefully, some helpful suggestions on ways we could improve what we’re doing.

As an incentive, we’ll take one lucky winner and a friend to exotic Cleveland, Ohio for a weekend of football in November. And we’ll never sell or share your information. So, take a few minutes if you can and perhaps you’ll be our big winner!

TAKE THE 2012 GREAT BALTIMORE SPORTS MEDIA REPORT CARD HERE

Do we suck? Are we awesome? What are we missing? How can we better service you? What do our competitors do that you like? What do you love about WNST? What do you dislike about WNST?

Back when I was covering Baltimore Skipjacks hockey games on the roof of the Baltimore Civic Center and without a deadline in 1986 for The Evening Sun my wildest dreams couldn’t have imagined or predicted where my journalism journey was going to take me to tweeting from my couch in real time to tens of thousands of people in 2012.

It’s no secret to anyone who has adopted a smart phone, tablet or web-enabled device of any kind that real-time information is the new standard for communication. As Tommy Conwell once sang: “There ain’t no

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Here’s what you think about WNST…so far!

Posted on 19 September 2012 by Nestor Aparicio

For being a radio station that no one can hear and that no one listens to according to Arbitron, our 2012 Great Baltimore Sports Media Report Card is garning huge hits and many folks trying to win the trip to Cleveland.

The final question on the survey asks: “What would improve WNST.net & AM 1570 in 2013 to make you visit more often?

SO FAR HERE ARE THE RESPONSES:

precisely updated “morning newspaper” Seems like some of the stuff is repeated and not updated

9/19/2012 2:29 PMView Responses

change to fm. am dosen’t seem to get here without static

9/19/2012 2:14 PMView Responses

Have Peter write more article, he does a great job with the business of things, but I miss hearing his thoughts in the blogs. Tell Drew to tone it down a bit especially with his predictions, when a game is way in doubt. I understand Nestor dispute with Angelos, but give it a rest. No one is more passionate about Baltimore sports than he is, but saying the same thing over-and-over again gets old. Luke does a great job, I’d like to see him do more Orioles stuff when it conflicts with preseason football though. All-in-all, WNST does a great civic job and love the trips idea, and hope to go on one soon when I get more $$$.

9/19/2012 2:14 PMView Responses

WNST.net: improve some of the functionality. It’s sometimes hard to maneuver through the site when you want to jump from page to page. AM1570: Although I know this can’t happen, signal strength. Also, get better midday talent. I like Drew and Glenn, but Yaffe and Mittermaier are awful (They always have been. I’m still trying to figure out how they have a job). Thyrl is only slightly better.

9/19/2012 2:06 PMView Responses

More of Thyrl, Peter DiLutis and especially Luke Jones… much, much less of Drew Forrester, for the love of God.

9/19/2012 1:41 PMView Responses

On air, have to say the loss of Rob and Bob hurt. Drew is solid. Glenn is decent. Can’t handle Thryl…its like he is trying to hard. Web site is good. I probably should really lean on it more than the sun. Old habits i guess.

9/19/2012 1:30 PMView Responses

More of Nestor on the radio.

9/19/2012 1:30 PMView Responses

I turn off the station at 10 a.m. when I am at work. I can not listen to Damon Yaffe.. I want sports information, not negativity and sermons about how the sports world should be and every single thing that is wrong in the sports world and what he would do about it. He may be the worst radio personality ever on WNST. It would be better if you had more expert guests and hear more from the people like Alan Mcallum. Sometimes, the ramblings of callers gets a little old on WNST. If I wanted to hear average fans opinions about what happened in yesterday’s game or what the Orioles should do tonight, I could just listen to my co- workers . Thanks

9/19/2012 1:08 PMView Responses

Access to Orioles players and manager (not your station’s fault). BTW, how did you get McClouth interview on the air last week?

9/19/2012 12:53 AMView Responses

Hire Bob Hainey back. Get rid of Thyrl Nelson.

9/19/2012 12:45 AMView Responses

stronger signal, when i travel WNST is what i tune to but it seems beyond a certain point i loose the signal, i travel I-70 frequently but roughly 10-15 the signal is gone

9/19/2012 12:21 AMView Responses

If you were Live&Local weekend mornings, while the other “Sports Talk” stations run info ads, you’de Kill It! I know there are different shows different times during the yr, I miss the concept of a 52 week SatAM “Ravens!” show…where the 1st caller every week was from Cali!

9/19/2012 12:21 AMView Responses

More breaking news and unique insights to Ravens/Orioles. Less of Nestor taking unprovoked shots at Angelos and the O’s – its fine when warranted and topical but no need to in almost every web post.

9/19/2012 12:12 AMView Responses

Can’t visit/listen more than I already do.

9/19/2012 11:50 AMView Responses

nOTHING.

9/19/2012 11:45 AMView Responses

Absolutely love the station, the radio hosts, the web site, the text service.

9/19/2012 11:38 AMView Responses

Nestor on the air more.

9/19/2012 11:23 AMView Responses

Add traffic and weather reports during morning and evening commutes.

9/19/2012 11:15 AMView Responses

I know this is something you hear a lot but it bears repeating: Due to the times I can listen to the radio (and I don’t have a smartphone with the apps) which is in the car, WNST’s signal makes it tough to listen to the station. Don’t worry though, in Westminster 105.7 the Fan gets constant interference as well, in fact during the day 1570 has a clearer signal.

9/19/2012 11:04 AMView Responses

In regards to Twitter and Facebook, nothing. Nobody touches WNST when it comes to Twitter and Facebook. My only complaint about WNST. net is the fact that the webpage is a little cluttered. It is not something that prevents me from checking the website daily but I do find it to be a little cluttered which I think can be a distraction for some visitors.

9/19/2012 10:54 AMView Responses

stronger signal

9/19/2012 10:44 AMView Responses

Your website is poorly designed. I would look at making the site more visually appealing. It has all the basics, just could be so much better. SI.com is a great example of what a sports page should look like.

9/19/2012 10:26 AMView Responses

On air- less of those stupid top 10 lists and more talk on Mondays about Ravens as opposed to golf or other NFL teams. On line more Blogs by on air hosts maybe multiple times a day as needed with breaking sports news.

9/19/2012 10:15 AMView Responses

More compelling hosts – Drew is the only one really interesting. Lack of weekend programming is a problem. Limited Ravens pregame and postgame.

9/19/2012 10:11 AMView Responses

What really makes me against WNST(I only listen to Drew) is the trashing of EVERY other media entity in the area. It just is disgusting to keep hearing the same old mantra of “they suck” and we are the experts. The trashing of the O’s management(it’s personal, not business) is just so old. The hypocrisy of making note of other hosts “from some other town” and not Baltimore and yet having a constant stream of “out of town” experts to comment on Baltimore sports???? It just doesn’t fit what you proclaim as your model as LOCAL. Being proud of “firing” people is just so low brow and classless. That they are able to secure jobs on your competitors should be a testament to the training they get from the station… not a talking point that the other station sucks. You can look at your station as a good training ground for the Major Leagues. I know the radio business(as an advertiser, salesman for media and printed critic) and no matter what is stated, the station is widely considered MINOR. I can never stomach people who speak ill of competition, it is so juvenile and speaks to a inherent weakness of where it comes from. So how in good conscious can I believe that Honesty, Integrity are really the bedrocks of your mission? Trashing other people and companies does not garner a sense of Integrity. And I may be an older skew for what is sports talk radio today, but I could care less about “breaking news”, I don’t need to be aware of EVERYTHING happening at every moment. Part of the problem with our “plugged in” society is everyone looking at their phones 24/7. Speaks to the incivility, rudeness and narcissism of our time. Watch what is going around you and not your phone, catching up on the news(either on the web or TV) is something that I enjoy. Don’t need to know things before everyone else.

9/19/2012 10:05 AMView Responses

stronger radio signal

9/19/2012 9:57 AMView Responses

I think the service is great so I can’t think of anything to suggest at this time.

9/19/2012 9:49 AMView Responses

More nestor

9/19/2012 9:11 AMView Responses

I do lose your radio signal when I go north of shawan road, and i can’t get you in very clear at all up in hampstead, frustrating because I like your station a great deal.

9/19/2012 9:04 AMView Responses

I think you already do a great job. The only complaint I have is the TuneInRadio stream is unreliable. Don’t know if it’s the app or what, but since I can’t tune you guys in on the radio before sunrise, I depend on the stream.

9/19/2012 8:59 AMView Responses

More articles related to the Orioles, I feel this year that with the team being a winner for the first time in 14 years that the blogs related to the Orioles are lacking while anything dealing with the Ravens is written almost daily during September and even months prior to that.

9/19/2012 8:58 AMView Responses

Easier to navigate and find information (like events)

9/19/2012 8:54 AMView Responses

Although I really like the morning show witgh Drew, I wish he had a more interesting partner. At times things seem to get flat.

9/19/2012 8:33 AMView Responses

WNST.net—more timely info. Some headlines stay up for days (NHL lockout enters 2nd day). Also, some late scores are not available in various sports–especially baseball. Improve on the quality of the links. Too many times I have a link go somewhere other than the headline notes.

9/19/2012 8:28 AMView Responses

Live streaming from your weekly shows , catching it next day is good but would be nice to catch it during event , Dennis Pitta show in Perry Hall is a good example I saw on Facebook that it was packed and so I got in my car and went the bad part is they wouldn’t let me in due to size of place anyway it would have been Kool to catch the show as it was happening ..

9/19/2012 8:26 AMView Responses

More weekend stuff

9/19/2012 8:22 AMView Responses

Your live stream is getting more reliable but at times it is still problematic

9/19/2012 8:16 AMView Responses

Too much time on small local college sports but I understand the reasoning. I would like more national major sports news discussed instead – I turn off certain very bad callers – you figure it out. My listenting habits are mainly opening of shows where I get good summary and commentary on the game by the hosts but then turn off when i hear most opinions by listeners – prefer to hear “experts” so I turn on ESPN or certian 105.7 hosts that I thinka re very knowledgeable. For example I lover Billick segmnets and segments with out of town reporters/broadcasters etc.

9/19/2012 7:59 AMView Responses

Even though I understand the situation with the Orioles ….Sometimes the constant trashing can get to be to much. I do like that you dont just say what homer fans want to hear though. Also during the interviews with players/coaches after the games 1570 asks the best questions. Some outlets are embarrassing with stupid questions to athletes.

9/19/2012 7:50 AMView Responses

If it’s possible to improve on what you already do better than anyone else, is to continue to be very local. Your station makes a person feel like they are not just a listener, but a personal friend. This is so rare today in radio and nobody does it better than WNST.

9/19/2012 7:46 AMView Responses

replace Theryl and Glenn keep Nestor off the radio

9/19/2012 6:28 AMView Responses

More web content. Better writers/more research done to support opinions (like drew’s blog about the nationals suing the orioles. One of the most informative peices I’ve read). MOst of the time bloggers just spout their opinions with ZERO RESEARCH done.

9/19/2012 5:56 AMView Responses

More local High School sports coverage

9/19/2012 5:37 AMView Responses

I liked the old morning show with terry, Jeremy and drew

9/19/2012 5:17 AMView Responses

Not much. Everything is great.

9/19/2012 1:17 AMView Responses

More Ravens talk

9/19/2012 1:17 AMView Responses

a little more national news. a little more epl coverage. maybe an hour show once a week. maybe brent could do it for you.

9/19/2012 1:13 AMView Responses

sports specific shows?

9/19/2012 1:00 AMView Responses

You have got to get a section for the Wizards going!!!!!!!!!!! I love WNST but the only problem is that it acts like the wiz don’t even exist!!! Meanwhile they pay alot of attention to the Capitals, a team which has never played in Baltimore, while denying the former and still close to home Baltimore Bullets!!! I know many people who see this as the only glaring problem with WNST, other than that great job. But seriously guys let get some Wiz coverage Baltimore is a hotbed for future NBA players and its a shame to see the number one name in Baltimore sports not even covering our own NBA team. Just need a section for the Wizards and WNST will be pure Bmore sports perfection.

9/19/2012 12:56 AMView Responses

More frequent updates, better O’s relationship though Angelos sucks & needs to sell the team

9/19/2012 12:27 AMView Responses

You have got to get a section for the Wizards going!!!!!!!!!!! I love WNST but the only problem is that it acts like the wiz don’t even exist!!! Meanwhile they pay alot of attention to the Capitals, a team which has never played in Baltimore, while denying the former and still close to home Baltimore Bullets!!! I know many people who see this as the only glaring problem with WNST, other than that great job. But seriously guys let get some Wiz coverage Baltimore is a hotbed for future NBA players and its a shame to see the number one name in Baltimore sports not even covering our own NBA team. Just need a section for the Wizards and WNST will be pure Bmore sports perfection.

9/19/2012 12:56 AMView Responses

More frequent updates, better O’s relationship though Angelos sucks & needs to sell the team

9/19/2012 12:27 AMView Responses

My only complaint about WNST is Drew held a contest a few yrs ago for kids to wire a survey about their favorite teacher and he would give them free tickets to an O’s gm. Well she did it and was excited but she never got to go. This was about 3 or 4 yrs ago. Every time she hears his voice she remembers. Other then that no issues with the station.

9/19/2012 12:26 AMView Responses

Free stuff Keep up the good work

9/19/2012 12:25 AMView Responses

Honestly, there’s not much that I can think of other then that sometimes the text alerts seem to be delayed. If you can fix that everything else is great!

9/19/2012 12:16 AMView Responses

FM station for the car.

9/19/2012 12:10 AMView Responses

A better signal. Talent besides Drew.

9/19/2012 12:09 AMView Responses

You guys have a great knack of finding radio talent, id try to hold onto it a little but with that said i dont know a lot about running my own business so im sure nestor had his reasons.

9/19/2012 12:05 AMView Responses

I liked the top of the hour national sports news updates but realize that WNST is no longer affiliated with SNR(yahoo!radio) or FoxSportsRadio. Also, wish you could find weekend programming that actually sticks. Otherwise, bravo on jobs well done.

9/19/2012 12:03 AMView Responses

The radio has got to get better hosts. First Nestor took off to handle admin stuff, then Jeremy, Haynie, Long and Ray were gone. After Drew in the AM I shut the station off until the next day. If Drew ever left I would never listen again.

9/18/2012 11:54 PMView Responses

trips news more info on texting

9/18/2012 11:53 PMView Responses

More fan events and trips to College Park for basketball games.

9/18/2012 11:51 PMView Responses

n/a

9/18/2012 11:39 PMView Responses

Get rid of Bull Dog

9/18/2012 11:38 PMView Responses

Nestor, I grew up in Severna Park and went to college at UVA. I’m 46 years old. In 1994 I moved to Baltimore County. I want to thank you. I feel like you and your station introduced me to the customs and culture of Baltimore. I have never stopped listening. I applaud you for keeping Angelos honest. I listen in the car driving to work every morning for Ravens coverage. Keep innovating.

9/18/2012 11:24 PMView Responses

Wouldn’t change a thing

9/18/2012 11:23 PMView Responses

Make the home page less busy and not so blog dominant.

9/18/2012 11:18 PMView Responses

Not much…it’s on the radio on the way to work then .net when I log into my computer. Lose the signal in the evening on the am radio on the way home.

9/18/2012 11:17 PMView Responses

Signal strength. I travel Balt dc metro territory. More caps coverage.

9/18/2012 11:17 PMView Responses

Nothing – you guys have great content

9/18/2012 11:16 PMView Responses

Difficult to address but the radio signal strength on west side of baltimore is frustrating and is primary reason I tune out. Website has so much content difficult to quickly consume. Occasionally hosts pet peeves become repetitive.

9/18/2012 11:14 PMView Responses

Usually with the station i just get out of signal range and cannot hear it anymore when i want to listen. In terms of social media and social media interaction its top notch and the website is top notch. Its the only station in town where you know you can take trips to see Baltimore teams on the road and that is fantastic as a fan. I feel like even though the Orioles are doing well the station still wants to beat the team up at times and i get that i truly do but it turns you off as a fan. I also get the chest out we are the best mindset, any person in any field should have it , but that as well becomes a bit trying after awhile as a listener and supporter. Other than that its the best in town for Baltimore sports and keep up the fantastic work.

9/18/2012 11:13 PMView Responses

Bring back Bob and Rob

9/18/2012 11:11 PMView Responses

any way to get a stronger signal

9/18/2012 11:11 PMView Responses

Considering I am an avid listener to the program and follower via twitter, facebook, ustream, you name it. WNST is by far greater than any other media outlet in town. With that said, I know Nestor and company are always looking for ways to grow. So I will provide a few suggestions… Since I work 8-5 I rarely get to listen live although I do one my way to work tune into Drew and Luke. But, I am on the audio vault MORE than anyone. It is by far one of my favorite features and I love the “search” tool. Having said that, I would suggest if possible to keep even older links in the audio vault. I know time to time I like to show friends and family certain encounters that may have happened a while back that no longer are available on the audio vault. Maybe a “Best of Drew” or “Best of Glenn” section could work or just keeping old old links. For example, I would like to hear the Angelos interview that you guys play frequently, but I can’t find that if I search “Peter Angelos” in the audio vault. Overall, WNST does a fantastic job. Whether its the text service, the knowledge of sports talk hosts, the MANY trips Nestor puts together to various sporting events. Its just fantastic and I couldn’t be happier or luckier to have grown up all these years listening to WNST. I am 23 years old and i have been waking up running to turn on WNST on my way to Pikesville High School, I even got my New York roommates at College Park enjoying WNST with me. Thanks Nestor and crew for all the great coverage you provide to all Baltimore fans around the world. Keep up the good work. -Sam Bruck

9/18/2012 11:09 PMView Responses

Expand the time given to Damon and Paul program, give less time to Thryl. Damon and Paul are a strong follow-up to Drew in the a.m. Only my opinion but I listen ALMOST everyday, even when out of town. The website is the best in town, not even close.. The content is legit, but the design could improve somewhat. Anyone who is not subscribed to the text service is missing out. Will be honest, I jump over to Haynie often, Dude is the best in my opinion. Drew is fantastic and a step up over the clowns on the FM side in the a.m. He owns the morning as far as I can tell.

9/18/2012 11:08 PMView Responses

A few shows repeat throughout the day, making them outdated when they repeat. Other than that, great job!

9/18/2012 11:08 PMView Responses

On air longer hours.

9/18/2012 11:06 PMView Responses

Improved nighttime signal, but you know that. I liked Haynie, but I know that was tough. Liked him better on your station than on WJZ. Website design could be better. Sometimes content hard to find. You’re doing fine overall–I love that you’re locally owned–so rare in radio.

9/18/2012 11:05 PMView Responses

Nothing. If I had more time I would listen more.

9/18/2012 11:01 PMView Responses

The radio reception in the car in Baltimore is very spotty which tends for me to switch to 105.7 and stay there more times than not.

9/18/2012 11:00 PMView Responses

WNST IS AWESOME!

9/18/2012 10:58 PMView Responses

I find the quality of the audio in the audio vault on the site to be poor sometimes.

9/18/2012 10:58 PMView Responses

Better radio signal.

9/18/2012 10:57 PMView Responses

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An open letter to Adam Jones (and anyone else who doesn’t like Orioles attendance)

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An open letter to Adam Jones (and anyone else who doesn’t like Orioles attendance)

Posted on 31 August 2012 by Nestor Aparicio

It was only a matter of time before Adam Jones started popping off on Twitter regarding his feelings about the lack of people standing behind him in centerfield at Camden Yards. It wasn’t as juicy as last year’s advice to “knock the s**t outta the Yankees fans” but he made his feelings well known yesterday about the worst crowd of the season to see the season’s most significant game to date.

It’s very apparent that Adam Jones cares more about whether the good people of Baltimore come to Orioles games than his bosses and owner do but still not enough to vest himself in our community enough to recruit people to come and pay to see the team play.

 

It must be a bummer for any Orioles player to endure the emptiness of the home ballpark while finally playing meaningful games and quality baseball.

In 2012, the price to pay for 15 years of losing and the worst owner in the history of professional sports is what Adam Jones now sees with a fantastic view from centerfield every night: an empty stadium in downtown Baltimore and plenty of green seats to backdrop every fly ball.

It’s been very clear that the prescient message I sent with “Free The Birds” in 2006 – “if you’re not careful, Mr. Angelos, we might leave and never come back” – has now become a prophecy. The 2012 Baltimore Orioles are everything you’d want in a local sports team to follow – interesting, fun, lively and relevant – and a grand total of 48K came to Camden Yards over four days to watch the best baseball this city has seen in 15 years.

The empty seats are a glaring reminder of what’s gone wrong with the franchise and the city’s passion for the Baltimore Orioles since Peter Angelos bought — and then wrecked — the franchise.

Once Adam Jones stops talking out of the side of his mouth and at the end of this run of success in 2012 – and I’m not betting it won’t end in a parade just yet because I’ve seen stranger things happen — it’ll then be time to invest himself in our community the way he likes to on his Twitter account.

He got the $85.5 million deal back in May and it’ll be his turn to become a Baltimore resident or not. If he’s really interested in people coming to the ballpark then I hope he’ll spend the offseason with the fans here and be Mr. Oriole all winter.

Where will he be in November…and December…or January?

Will he be shaking hands, kissing babies and attempting to become a guy who eventually gets one of those shiny statues out on the patio that no one is visiting these days?

Will Adam Jones be in the community trying to win back the fans of Baltimore?

I’m not talking sitting at a table in a card shop or swag store charging $50 for an autograph. I’m talking about being a true ambassador for the community.

This isn’t about the marketing department. This isn’t about buying more billboards or state-run MASN ads. This isn’t about popping off on Twitter or mandating “sitdowns” with people like me who are still pissed about the entire tenor and arrogance of the Baltimore Orioles and Peter Angelos over two decades.

If the players on the field are embarrassed by an empty stadium, it’s my belief is that THEY – directly – are the only ones who can do something about it. We have to care about them and want to invest our money

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Towson Continues Partnership In New Ways With WNST

Posted on 22 August 2012 by WNST Staff

TOWSON, Md. - With the introduction of the Towson Sports Network on TowsonTigers.com and the planned digital broadcasts of Towson sporting events, Towson University Athletics will be continuing its partnership with WNST to extend its coverage with weekly live interviews and the station’s social media reach, the Department announced today.

WNST and Towson have signed a one-year agreement that will bring Towson head coaches and student-athletes to the station’s morning airwaves several times a week with previews, recaps, and student-athlete interviews. During the football season head coach Rob Ambrose will appear twice weekly during the 7-8 a.m. hour on Tuesdays and Fridays as he recaps the previous week’s game on Tuesday and the previews the next game on Friday. Men’s basketball coach Pat Skerry, women’s basketball coach Joe Mathews, men’s lacrosse coach Shawn Nadelen, women’s lacrosse coach Sonia LaMonica and women’s gymnastics coach Vicki Chliszczyk will also make regular weekly appearances during their seasons.

In addition to the regular radio appearances on WNST, Towson will be featured throughout the station’s social media outreach with the “Morning Roar” from Towsontigers.com appearing in the WNST Morning e-Newspaper (sign up here) and additional coverage on WNST’s Twitter and Facebook.

“In the last two years at Towson we have made a strong commitment to developing our new website and social media portals,” said Senior Associate Director of Athletics for External Operations Michael Harris. “With continued strategic partnerships like the one we have with WNST, we are able to provide our fan base with enhanced information leading up to our expanded game programming.”

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How Social Media has Changed Sports

Posted on 01 July 2012 by jeffreygilley

Twitter and Facebook have become two the most popular social media websites in the world.  This has created a whole new culture that everyone using them must adapt to and athletes are no different.  Twitter and Facebook create more of a personal connection with fans and athletes have to learn the hard way how to properly use these social media websites.

Perhaps the biggest way social media has changed sports is the marketing opportunities that now exist.

Before social media, players might not receive the same endorsement opportunities they now have.

Currently, there are 5,550 athletes around the world that own a Twitter account.  American Football has the most athletes with 1,540 and Tennis has the least with 126.  Although American Football has the most athletes on Twitter, none of them are nearly as popular on Twitter as a soccer or tennis player might be.  In fact, Chad Ochocinco is the only NFL player of the top athletes that are followed on Twitter.

So why is this significant when it comes to marketing strategies?  In an interview with former Baltimore Raven long snapper Matt Katula from 2010, Katula shared with me the marketing strategies athletes are now using.  “With the NFL, because we wear helmets, most of our faces aren’t very recognizable,” Katula said.  “Sure, there are stars on every team that are recognized.  But do you ever notice how many NFL guys are on TV ads? Not many.  Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, Tom Brady, and only a handful of others.  Because of this fact, Chad is using social media sites to make himself more recognizable to the everyday fan.”

 

Matt Katula (left) has played for the Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, and Minnesota Vikings. Source: baltimoresun.com

Because Tennis players don’t have any equipment getting in the way of their face, they become more recognizable to the everyday fan and are therefore more marketable.

So what was media like for athletes before social media?  How do former athletes feel about social media?  Former Washington Redskin defensive end Todd Liebenstein shares his thoughts below.

 

 

So how can organizations cut down on distractions social media creates?  I think you have to educate athletes on proper use of social media.  It sounds cliché but in the end, social media is relatively new and athletes must learn on the fly about proper use of social media.

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Twitter Power Rankings

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Twitter Power Rankings

Posted on 28 June 2012 by ryanhiken

If you aren’t on twitter, you aren’t shit.  Just kidding, well, actually I’m not.  If you are a big sports fan and you like to be in the loop there are certain people you just have to follow on twitter.  This is the twitter power rankings, Volume 1.

1. Darren Rovell or @darrenrovell

Mr. Rovell is currently employed by CNBC and has a show called Sports Biz.  Rovell tweets about the business aspect of sports.  He tweets about every sport, all types of athletes and their potential to earn by marketing themselves.  He is the master of fun and random facts.  For example, earlier today Rovell tweeted that Anthony Davis, the first overall pick of the New Orleans Hornets tonight will be making 62,735$ per game in his rookie season.  Then he followed that tweet up by saying that Davis is going to purchase a white on white Bentley, which will cost him roughly 15% of his rookie salary.  Rovell is the first to report which athlete has just signed a new endorsement deal.  ESPN recently reached agreement with Rovell to lure him away from CNBC and join the world wide leader in sports.  If you don’t know who he is now, you will soon.  If you are on twitter, Rovell is a must follow.

2. Todd Fuhrman @ToddFuhrman

Fuhrman is pictured on the left

Fuhrman is bookmaker at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Fuhrman is insightful and has an interesting perspective as a bookmaker.  Fuhrman works at one of the largest and most respected sports books in the country.  Fuhrman tweets about what it takes to successfully win as a gamble and what it is like to be the house at a sports book.  Fuhrman’s insight allows you to look at sports from a different angle.  His knowledge of all types of sports and his interesting factoids are endless.  Fuhrman is also very interactive with fans and gamblers.  He answers questions and is very friendly.  Todd Fuhrman is very underrated, he currently has a little over 14,000 followers, but you should definitely add to that.

3. Chad Johnson @ochocinco

Chad Johnson, Chad Ochocinco, or whatever it is you want to call him is hilarious on twitter.  He interacts with fans, hes uncensored, honest and very funny.  Its just Chad being Chad.

4. Adam Schefter @Adam Schefter

If you like football, you already know who he is and you are probably already following him.  He is ESPN’s top football reporter, he works on NFL Live and NFL Sunday Countdown.  He is the first on twitter to report all football news.

5. Bill Simmons @sportsguy33

Bill Simmons used to write for ESPN.com and now he writes for his own website Grantland.com.  He is very funny and has interesting and insightful tweets about the NBA, MLB and the NFL.  He is very pro Boston and also makes lots of pop culture references.  If you like sports and you like to laugh this is your guy.

 

 

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 18 June 2012 by Glenn Clark

Honorable MentionBoxing-Victor Ortiz vs. Joselito Lopez (Saturday 9pm from Los Angeles live on Showtime); WNBA: Washington Mystics @ Phoenix Mercury (Wednesday 10pm from Phoenix live on WNBA.com), Washington Mystics @ Seattle Storm (Sunday 7pm from Seattle live on WNBA.com); Pro Lacrosse: MLL Boston Cannons @ Chesapeake Bayhawks (Saturday 7pm from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium live on Comcast SportsNet); U.S. Olympic Trials: Diving (Wednesday 12am & 10pm Thursday 10pm Friday 11pm live on NBC Sports Network, Saturday 4pm Sunday 3pm live on NBC. All diving from Federal Way, WA); Track & Field (Friday 9pm live on NBC Sports Network Saturday 8pm Sunday 7pm live on NBC Monday 9pm live on NBC Sports Network. All track from Eugene, OR); Swimming (Monday 6:30pm live on NBC Sports Network 8pm live on NBC. All swimming from Omaha)

10. Earth, Wind & Fire (Thursday 6pm Pier Six Pavilion), Childish Gambino (Saturday 6:30pm Pier Six Pavilion); Rascal Flatts/Little Big Town (Saturday 7pm Jiffy Lube Live); Counting Crows (Wednesday 7pm Wolf Trap), Diana Krall (Tuesday 7:30pm Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Thursday 8pm Wolf Trap); Jill Scott (Thursday 7pm Verizon Center); LMFAO (Monday 7pm Patriot Center); Mr. Greengenes (Friday 8pm Power Plant Live); Tech N9ne/Machine Gun Kelly (Tuesday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage), Ice Cube/Wale/DJ Khaled (Wednesday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage); Deanna Bogart Band (Saturday 8:30pm Rams Head on Stage); The Hives (Tuesday 7pm 9:30 Club), Modest Mouse (Wednesday & Thursday 7pm 9:30 Club); Fiona Apple (Wednesday 8pm Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric); Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers (Friday & Saturday 8pm Jammin’ Java); Del Ray Music Festival feat. Pat McGee (Mt. Vernon Recreation Center Fields Alexandria); Ringo Starr (Sunday 7pm Meyerhoff Symphony Hall); Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle feat. Soul Asylum/Cowboy Mouth (Saturday & Sunday Pennsylvania Avenue DC); Smashing Pumpkins “Oceania” and Kenny Chesney “Welcome to the Fishbowl” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

I like Donald Glover on “Community” (Six seasons and a movie!) and all, but I was always skeptical about him as a performer. But honestly, not bad (lyrics NSFW)…

Quick. Favorite Counting Crows song ever. I’ll go with this…

Wale and Kevin Durant have something in common. I like them both a LOT but would like them a hell of a lot more if they weren’t Redskins fans…

Fiona Apple is coming to town. Anyone remember their awkward feelings about seeing her in her underwear in the “Criminal” video? I can’t tell you how confused I was about myself watching it the first time…

9. Aziz Ansari (Friday 7:30pm Meyerhoff Symphony Hall); Paul Mooney (Thursday-Sunday Baltimore Comedy Factory); Jim Gaffigan (Thursday DC Improv); “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter”, “Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World” & “Brave” out in theaters (Friday)

If you don’t think Aziz Ansari is funny I don’t think this conversation is going anywhere and we might want to consider talking to other people…

Also, I think I AM planning on a midnight screening for ALVH Thursday night. I’m hoping to come dressed like this…

If you don’t go see this movie you’re a terrible American.

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 12 June 2012 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: WNBA-Indiana Fever @ Washington Mystics (Friday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet); Tennis: ATP Garry Weber Open (Tuesday-Saturday 1pm from Halle, GER on Tennis Channel)

10. Bonnie Raitt (Sunday 6pm Pier Six Pavilion); Beach Boys (Friday 6:30pm Merriweather Post Pavilion); Neil Diamond (Thursday 8pm Verizon Center); Dave Matthews Band/Gary Clark Jr. (Saturday 7pm Jiffy Lube Live); Martina McBride (Wednesday 8pm Wolf Trap); Reel Big Fish (Friday 8pm Power Plant Live); Of Montreal (Thursday 8pm Recher Theatre); Lindsey Buckingham (Thursday 9pm Baltimore Soundstage), Lisa Marie Presley (Friday 8:30pm Baltimore Soundstage); Kelly Bell Band/Cris Jacobs (Saturday 7pm 8×10 Club); Robert Cray Band (Thursday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); Grouplove (Wednesday 7pm 9:30 Club); The Cult (Tuesday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Bouncing Souls (Tuesday 7:30pm Black Cat DC); Ziggy Marley (Wednesday 8pm Howard Theatre), Little Richard (Saturday 8pm Howard Theatre); Keane (Thursday 8pm Strathmore); Rush “Clockwork Angels” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

I’ve already established that “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” is the greatest Beach Boys song of all time. Now I point out that I’m an absolute hack because I also enjoy this clip from Full House…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOZ5dEiZYCo

A lot of people know I’m a significant Dave Matthews fan. But do you know that I’ve proclaimed my all time favorite Dave Matthews tune to be THIS?…

And if you go see DMB don’t stay in the parking lot too long. Gary Clark Jr. is freaking AMAZING. You may remember him from a collaboration he had with Ray Lewis a few weeks back at the NFL Draft…

Wait…The Cult? Isn’t that the band that does the song from that commercial in that Super Bowl?

9. Star-Spangled Sailabration (Wednesday-Monday Inner Harbor, Fells Point, Locust Point); Rock of Ages” and “That’s My Boy” out in theaters (Friday); Gilbert Gottfried (Saturday Magooby’s Joke House); Richard Lewis (Thursday-Saturday Baltimore Comedy Factory); Gary Valentine (Thursday-Saturday DC Improv)

Ryan Chell and I are going to see That’s My Boy Tuesday night. It will probably make six billion dollars and everyone involved will get new cars. It used to piss me off because I don’t really find Adam Sandler’s shtick to be funny anymore, but there are a couple issues involved. One-Adam Sandler sat down with us at the Super Bowl and was really nice. He even opened up about my idol Chris Farley, which is something I found out later he really never does…

Two-over the past few months I’ve developed a unique friendship with Happy Madison star Peter Dante, who might be the best human being on the face of the planet. He’s the guy on the right below…

So now I hope the movie is funny and they make a billion dollars. Damn you, nice guys.

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