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Art Modell

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The Peter Principles (Ch. 4) – The Dumb Dumb error begins in Baltimore

The Ballad of Davey Johnson begins in Baltimore in 1996. All he ever did was win baseball games. He and Peter Angelos never agreed on much. And then he was gone. Here’s the whole story through the eyes of the journalists who covered it.

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Why did Chad Steele take my press credentials after 26 years of covering the Baltimore Ravens?

This is my story in my own words. Listen and learn about how the NFL treats the local media and avoids the tough questions and intimidates local media who have traveled and reported on Baltimore football since before Art Modell brought the Ravens here in 1995. What happened is wrong and here’s why…

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WNST STORY OF GLORY No. 5: When Super Bowl XXXV Ravens head coach Brian Billick became our partner

Back in 2008 when head coach Brian Billick departed from the Baltimore Ravens and wanted to remain in Maryland, he became our partner at WNST.net on behalf of the Living Classrooms Foundation. As a legacy AM radio station that has now made it a quarter of a century as an enduring and truth-telling multimedia outlet on the strength of our partnerships, relationships and the benevolence of special people who serve to lift the community, we’re indebted to Coach Billick for his time, wisdom and integrity. Brian Billick never had any problem telling it like it is – and never lost sight of how important the Baltimore fan base and community were in his success as the Ravens head coach but also as a leader in the city where he brought us a Super Bowl XXXV parade.

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WNST STORY OF GLORY No. 6: That night at The Barn on Harford Road when Modell and Billick brought Silver Betty

It was April 3, 2001 and the Baltimore Ravens were the freshly minted Super Bowl XXXV champions and team president David Modell and head coach Brian Billick brought the Lombardi Trophy over to The Barn to talk football, community and how time would not dim the glory of their deeds.

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Let’s talk facts about Orioles and the MSA Memorandum of Understanding

Former Maryland Stadium Authority chairman Tom Kelso returns to answer more of Nestor’s very serious questions about the Baltimore Orioles lease, the “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) and what happens to Steve Bisciotti and the Ravens if Governor Wes Moore promises all of The Warehouse and Camden Yards land and power to the Angelos family.

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Telling the whole truth about the uncertain future of the Maryland Stadium Authority and Camden Yards and the Angelos Family

Follow the money. Wait for the real ink on the lease not the words of a man who lies regularly. Former Maryland Stadium Authority chairman Tom Kelso joins Nestor for a long-awaited, deep dive on everything about the $1.2 billion of your money that Steve Bisciotti and the Angelos Family are getting to keep their sports franchises in Baltimore. Ask someone who knows all the answers and you get them. Listen and learn. It’s important!

Nestor Aparicio tells Dennis Koulatsos what he’s learned about Orioles intentions for Camden Yards

Nestor Aparicio tells Dennis Koulatsos what he’s learned about the Orioles intentions for Camden Yards and the downtown area. And he doesn’t like anything about the facts he’s uncovered and the legitimate people with knowledge who are speaking out about the future of our city and who will control the future of the complex and the Maryland Stadium Authority.

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WNST STORY OF GLORY No. 24 – The legend of our purple live shows at The Barn – and beyond

If you ever participated in or witnessed a decade of fun times, live radio shows and Baltimore sports memories with us at The Barn on Harford Road back in the 1990s when WNST was birthed by the local community, then you know it’ll never be replicated. Go through the photos and see how many legends you can identify who spent time eating crabs, drinking beer and talking sports with us – and you – in Parkville. As John Steadman once said: “Didn’t we have some good times?” What’s your favorite memory of a WNST live event over these 25 years of awesomeness? The night we brought the Lombardi Trophy by in the aftermath of Super Bowl XXXV didn’t suck.

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WNST STORY OF GLORY No. 25 – Showing Baltimore our signs of life

If you are familiar with the beginnings of WNST, it probably came back on that first kickoff at Memorial Stadium on September 1, 1996 when the Baltimore Ravens were born and our DUMP TRUMPY placards made national news after NBC broadcaster Bob Trumpy wished the Charm City empty roads, warm beer and cold hot dogs. And of course, the GET NASTY flip sides took off and launched what would become WNST-AM 1570 on August 3, 1998. We will countdown our WNST Top 25 “Stories of Glory” every week through the football season. If you have pictures from this era, please email: nes@baltimorepositive.com and share and tag us on social media. We’d love to see your side of our 25 WNST Stories of Glory. And if you have a story to tell, let’s tell it. Gratitude for all of the years of your support keeping us strong and alive and thriving into our 26th year of doing it better than anyone’s ever done it!

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Getting the business and history of football right

Former NFL general manager Mike Lombardi tells us about his football journey and provides an NFL history lesson in his new book, “Football Done Right,” which presents his calls on the greatest players and coaches the sport has ever seen.

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Ever lose a bet about an NFL franchise coming to Baltimore?

Business travel pro Jay Ellenby catches up with Nestor 30 years after running his first Orioles roadtrip to Fort Lauderdale and tells all he remembers about the Nasty Naked Run passing Safe Harbors Travel on South Street downtown in 1996. The stories that we tell on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour.

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After 26 faithful purple seasons, the Ravens have bullied me out of my seats and denied my media access

This is my story. This is the truth. And it must be told. In its entirety because it’s so outrageous as to be almost unbelievable. Covering the Ravens is all I’ve ever done professionally since the team arrived in Baltimore in 1996, and this is how I feed my family and pay my bills as a small local business and AM 1570 radio operator and entrepreneur.

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Purple Reign 2: Chapter 10 “The sad loss of a great work of Art”

This is Chapter 10 of “Purple Reign 2: Faith, Family & Football – A Baltimore Love Story.” Author and radio host and entrepreneur Nestor Aparicio is releasing it chapter by chapter daily to get #RavensFlock ready for NFL season. Hear Art Modell tell his life story here.

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Purple Reign 2: Chapter 2 “The High Standards and Low Profile of Steve Bisciotti”

This is Chapter 2 of “#PurpleReign2: Faith, Family & Football – A Baltimore Love Story.” Author, radio & podcast host & entrepreneur @NestorAparicio is releasing a daily chapter to get #RavensFlock ready for NFL season.

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Purple Reign 1: Chapter 15 “Festivus Maximus”

The news reports came fast and furious on the Monday before the Super Bowl. Just a day into the biggest week of my life, and the reporters couldn’t wait to track me down with the latest news. One of the Ravens’ team buses, leaving a downtown pep rally for BWI Airport and a charter flight to Tampa, had been involved in an accident, hitting a police cruiser.

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Purple Reign 1: Chapter 13 “Anthony Who? – The Music City Mugging”

“When you go into the lion’s den, you don’t tippy-toe in. You carry a spear! You go in screaming like a banshee and say, Where is the son of a bitch?” The legend and #PurpleReign lore of #RavensFlock win in Nashville and Ray Lewis > Eddie George. @NestorAparicio presents his 2001 SB35 epic tale.

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Purple Reign 1: Chapter 10 “Moving To The Dark Side”

Two things were pretty obvious to everyone who watched the 2000 Baltimore Ravens during the first half of the season. When they passed the ball, they made mistakes and were ineffective. But each time they tried to run the football with any consistency, they succeeded.

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Purple Reign 1: Chapter 9 “‘O’ as in Offensive – The Dust Bowl Comes East”

The Ravens came to Miami on Sept. 17, 2000, for the first time in their five-year existence and the fans from Baltimore were out in force. It was the first time a Baltimore football franchise had played in South Florida since Dan Marino’s rookie season. A lot had changed from that day in 1983.

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Purple Reign 1: Chapter 8 “First Things First”

It has been said that you need to crawl before you can walk. For the 2000 Baltimore Ravens, much of that crawling was done during the end of the 1999 season. Before Shannon Sharpe came to play. While Trent Dilfer was still sitting on the bench in Tampa Bay, waiting for redemption. While Jamal Lewis and Travis Taylor were still attending college classes and hoping to become first-round draft picks in the NFL.

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Purple Reign 1: Chapter 7 The Greatest Defense in The History of The Game

While the 2000 Baltimore Ravens will always receive credit from fans and foes alike for being the team that allowed the fewest points in NFL history – and punctuated that task with a defensive unit shutout in Super Bowl XXXV – only four men can properly put into perspective the pain, the growth and the joy of a group that ultimately captured greatness.

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