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Greg Hawkes: Taking Hall of Fame music of The Cars for a drive home to Maryland

Marylander Greg Hawkes of The Cars comes home with the hits performing with Eddie Japan at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis on Saturday night. The Atholton High grad tells tales of being an usher at Merriweather Post Pavilion, seeing the Beatles at the Baltimore Civic Center and his incredible band’s journey from Boston to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Watch “No One Listens; Everyone Hears” – The Media Story of Nestor Aparicio, WNST and Baltimore Positive

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll learn. Watch “No One Listens; Everyone Hears” – The Story of Baltimore Positive, Nestor Aparicio & WNST” here. A documentary film narrated by Kyf Brewer, Gina Schock, Mickey Cucchiella, Mike Brilhart, John Allen, Ray Bachman and Bill Cole. Special and eternal thanks to Gregg Landry and Blue Rock Productions for the spiritual guidance and documentary awesomeness on this project. Nestor and his family and partners would like to thank every one of you for four decades of support of WNST, our sponsors and advertisers who allow us to do this Baltimore Positive thing.

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The Almost Famous Joan Jett chat from Nestor’s youth

When Nestor was the rock music critic at The Baltimore Evening Sun in the early 1990s, he interviewed hundreds of musicians. This is a long lost chat with Joan Jett that oozes her love of the Baltimore Orioles and Memorial Stadium.

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Going back to Summer Camp with Hootie and The Blowfish

Sure, they’ll always be known as a South Carolina band, but Hootie and The Blowfish guitarist Mark Bryan is always quick to point out his Maryland roots for home and sports. He catches up on Orioles Magic, thirty years of friendship with Nestor and the not-so-cracked rear view of a life in making music that is currently making fans happy on the road with all the hits.

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Rocking the history of Baltimore rock radio with the great Chris Emry

From Whittier, California to our hometown and now 40 years into rocking us, our favorite rock radio DJ Chris Emry tells Nestor his journey from Los Angeles to Edgemere at Costas Inn on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour.

Marylander Greg Hawkes of The Cars comes home with the hits at Rams Head On Stage Annapolis on Saturday night

Marylander Greg Hawkes of The Cars comes home with the hits performing with Eddie Japan at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis on Saturday night. The Atholton High grad tells tales of being an usher at Merriweather Post Pavilion, seeing the Beatles at the Baltimore Civic Center and his incredible band’s journey from Boston to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Beautiful music and Orioles baseball

When the Maryland Crab Cake Tour puts friends together, the wisdom flows. Our Allen McCallum and Baltimore Magazine Editor-In-Chief Max Weiss share symphonic musical notes and their mutual Orioles love with Nestor at Koco’s Pub in Lauraville.

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Finding old friends and new memories at Max’s Taphouse during Fleet Week

Even though it will always be “Max’s On Broadway” to an old music critic, Ron Furman of the current and longtime Max’s Taphouse tells Nestor about the magic of Broadway and Fell’s Point during Fleet Week from Kooper’s Tavern on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour. Ain’t no friends like old friends…

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Getting back to Fell’s Point this weekend for Fleet Week

The Maryland Crab Cake Tour returned to Kooper’s North in Timonium to discuss all of the reasons to get back to the original Kooper’s Tavern in Fell’s Point for this week’s big Fleet Week celebration. Let our old friend Patrick Russell tell you how the folks at Broadway and Thames plan to welcome the ships and flyovers.

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Dundalk, rock and roll and the keys to Key Brewing

Stone Horses frontman John Allen joins Nestor in their Dundalk homeland at Costas Inn to discuss the aftermath of the Key Bridge collapse with beer insider Joe Gold of Key Brewing. It’s so important that we support Sparrows Point and the growth developed on the east side and on the peninsula.

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Two Dundalk boys come home to discuss tragedy, triumph and Good Ol’ Rock and Roll

As the Maryland Crab Cake Tour gets back on the road for the spring, musician and lifer friend John Allen joins Nestor at Costas Inn in Dundalk to discuss Key Bridge memories, the legacy of Brian Jack and getting the music of Child’s Play back on stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion on May 4th at the annual M3 Festival for local rockers.

Tom McMillen colon Talking Terps Leftys 90th birthday and what ever happened to those 72 silver medals
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Tom McMillen: Talking Terps, Lefty’s 90th birthday and what ever happened to those ’72 silver medals?

Congressman Tom McMillen reminisces about Charles “Lefty” Driesell , the 1972 Olympics and how politics has changed in Washington. This was a 2021 chat before honoring Lefty Driesell in College Park.

Michael Bronfein of Curio Wellness talks drums and legitimacy of cannabis with Gina Schock on MD Crab Cake Tour

The Maryland Crab Cake Tour brought a spirited holiday edition of the show to Far & Dotter in Timonium with Dundalk drummer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gina Schock of The Go-Go’s joined by Curio founder Michael Bronfein and daughter Wendy Bronfein discussing how a a pharmaceutical family drummed into way into the cannabis wellness business in Maryland. (We loved this one!)

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Drums, cannabis and science rocking the education of the plant – and the future of medicine

The Maryland Crab Cake Tour brought a spirited holiday edition of the show to Far & Dotter in Timonium with Dundalk drummer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gina Schock of The Go-Go’s joined by Curio founder Michael Bronfein and daughter Wendy Bronfein discussing how a once pharmaceutical family drummed its way into the cannabis wellness business in Maryland. (We loved this one!)

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Inspiration for local theater and another run at The BMA with brilliant “Baltimore, You Have No Idea”

Our lifelong pal and mentor Dan Rodricks of The Baltimore Sun tells Nestor about his second run of the locally sourced “Baltimore, You Have No Idea” and his next courtroom concept coming in February at the Baltimore Museum of Art on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour.

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Rumbling the 80s back to the Recher on December 2nd with Tommy Conwell

Legendary Philadelphia blues rockers Tommy Conwell and The Young Rumblers return to the Baltimore area for the first time in two decades and Nestor asks why it’s still fun to put the band back together almost four decades after the Hammerjacks magic of “I’m Not Your Man.”

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Why can’t people STFU when the singer is singing and we’ve all paid a ton of dough to see a performer?

When our Chief Digital Officer Mike Rosenfeld of Web Connection drops by the show, it usually involves music. This time after Nestor got back from an American bender through South Carolina for Sammy Hagar and Las Vegas for U2 at Sphere, he needed some answers about how Alice Cooper got there. And why people can’t shut up when Billy Joel or John Mayer are singing a love song.

Mike Rosenfeld and Nestor catch up on the joy of music and why concerts are magic and madness

When our Chief Digital Officer Mike Rosenfeld of Web Connection drops by the show, it usually involves music. This time after Nestor got back from an American bender through South Carolina for Sammy Hagar and Las Vegas for U2 at Sphere, he needed some answers about how Alice Cooper got there. And why people can’t shut up when Billy Joel or John Mayer are singing a love song.

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Going Old Fashioned on a bourbon tour with my son at Drug City in the Dundalk homeland

On the eve of his 55th birthday, Nestor finally convinced his son Barry to join him for a drink with soda jerk and bourbon pourer Chuck Jacobs in The Tasting Room above The Fountain at Drug City to talk old school Dundalk and growing up East Baltimore. Oh, and how to make a tasty drink!

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Baltimore Magazine editor Max Weiss joins Ricig and Nestor to discuss BSO and local love for music

Baltimore Magazine editor-in-chief Max Weiss joins Ricig and Nestor at Koco’s Pub on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour presented by The Maryland Lottery, Window Nation and Jiffy Lube to discuss her recent story on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and new conductor Jonathon Heyward. Always sharing the local love for music – and broccoli tempura and the quest for Steve Chu!

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