Last call for WNST sportswriter and media star blogger search

March 30, 2009 | Nestor Aparicio

I’m back on the air at 2 p.m. today and we’re getting closer to finalizing all of the contestants in our upcoming “King (or Queen) of Baltimore Sportstalk Competition.” Later this week, we’ll be announcing the details of the competition as well as the first-place prize for anyone who thinks they can do sports media on the radio and on the web at a professional level circa 2009.

Make no mistake about it: I’m the Simon Cowell of this competition and it will be a grueling competition with so many people serious about wanting to be more than a “blogger” on a website no one reads. Many of these letters have been passionate and full of confidence.

I’ve gotten about 100 resumes and cover letters — all with varying degree of expertise, quality and composition. Some folks can’t complete a written sentence without typos, usage errors and punctuation problems. Others claim complete “amateur” status and are more well-done than the “professionals.” It really has been interesting going through all of the applicants this week to test the waters.

This is the last chance to enter the competition so if you’re “on the fence” or know about a potential contestant, please feel free to drop them a note and tell them to get me a resume and a cover letter ASAP.

We’re a week away from Opening Day, the NCAA March Madness has produced an old-school Final Four of UNC, Villanova, UConn and Michigan State and the Stanley Cup tournament will be starting up in two weeks. We’ve got golf hitting its stride, the Triple Crown series about to heat up and the NFL Draft is less than a month away. It’s spring. It’s sports. It’s Baltimore.

Are YOU the next Baltimore sports media rock star?

“Show me what you got…”

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