Ever since he saw them at the Baltimore Civic Center in February 1980, former music critic Nestor Aparicio has been chasing Styx around the country. JY has been a recurring character on his radio show for three decades. This one was a "mirror, mirror on the wall" segment...
When the Maryland Crab Cake Tour stopped at Greenmount Station, Matt Colender and Chris Richards told Nestor a bit of the history of North Carroll and Manchester Valley and how plenty of locals pitch in to create great things for the community in Hampstead.
Our pal Cort Smith at Sporticulture has supported our sporty chats for years but here's one with him discussing why a lifer local flower lover from Walnut Springs Nursery would dream up cool NFL sports novelties like magma lamps.
Civil rights historian Michael Long has compiled these essays of Jackie Robinson, a complicated man who navigated an even more complicated world that both celebrated and despised him. Great stuff on his relationship with Richard Nixon in this one.
He arrived with Kordell Stewart, refused to sign autographs and had an awesome mink coat. But as you will hear, Prime sat center stage and answered every question from every Ravens fan when he was no longer in the "prime" of his legendary career.
The picture is from October 1996 at the Indianapolis airport when Nestor ran into the Governor with Ricig's Bob Irsay dummy on a stick. The conversation is Part Two of a spicy chat with John Moag and Schaefer at The Barn to kickoff the Ravens' second season on 33rd Street at Memorial Stadium.
It's been a while since Caps historian Ed Frankovic dropped by to talk hockey and playoffs with Nestor. As the Islanders play into June, this one got spicy three years after a Stanley Cup parade in D.C. and the Leonsis lies about bringing the chalice to Baltimore.
At the First Annual Nasty Nice Guy Awards in 1997 in Glen Burnie, two legends talked boxing, horse racing and kindness. The late great Clem Florio and Vince Bagli educate Nestor on Baltimore sports history. And Earnest Byner joins them.
The football talk and Super Bowl XXXV win and haka dance at The Barn are all vivid memories from the era of the first purple miracle but we had some good times just singing Christmas songs and laughing...
When Nestor invited the 80s pop star and local John Hopkins professor onto the show in early December to discuss music education, he asked if Dolby had ever been to an American football game. Then Ryan Mallett happened against the Pittsburgh Steelers as a Christmas miracle...