Nestor Aparicio tells Dennis Koulatsos why he’s so proud of the past quarter of a century of serving truth and accuracy to Baltimore sports fans via the airwaves and internet. And why the Orioles and Ravens still matter so much to our community.
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Nestor Aparicio, Dennis Koulatsos
Dennis Koulatsos 00:02
Welcome back. My next guest is always entertaining and informative. Nestor J. Aparicio. Nestor welcome in
Nestor Aparicio 00:09
Dennis how are you? Are you well tanned and well rested? I mean we’re already
Dennis Koulatsos 00:13
one i I’m still feeling the buzz from being away and in Greece for a few days and it was phenomenal. I’m sure
Nestor Aparicio 00:20
you’ve been in Greece for a few days it’s
Dennis Koulatsos 00:22
trying to hold on tonight so much octopus that thick. I’m growing and growing tentacles the extra appendages or whatnot. So it’s a lot of fun man. Glad to be back though. Glad to be back and my goodness gracious between the the Orioles, the Ravens. It’s just a great time to be a sports fan in the city.
Nestor Aparicio 00:38
I’ll tell you what I had plans. Literally this segment we’re doing right now we would not have gone I was supposed to be out in California with my family. I was going to San Diego and LA and going to the Hollywood Bowl to see the Quincy Jones thing which is a bucket list thing for me. The Hollywood Bowl. I bang the trip my mother’s birthday. It’s been a busy week my wife got sick, I went down to see Tommy calm well and Dewey Beach did it down and back when I thought I was going to lay on the beach. And so all of these weird things have happened in the last couple of weeks. But the Orioles and game starting at 640 and game starting at 605 and then being on the road and now coming home here with this Yankees thing and first place, and then the Odell Beckham and the Lamar Jackson and Luke’s out here and Luke’s over there and they won’t let me in. So Luke has to do double duty and I’m never gonna let that go because it’s not cool. But the Philadelphia trip like everything that’s happened here feels a little bit memorable the series in a season where it feels like we’re gonna play postseason baseball that you’ll look back and say Man, they really took a dip that series with the twins before the all star break but then they picked it up right and then they went to Yankee Stadium clean clocks, and then and then the all start with
Dennis Koulatsos 01:48
the bay and then now once again and now the Phillies all of these
Nestor Aparicio 01:52
are the series are kind of like a Ravens game. It just takes three days to play like a cricket match. Right?
Dennis Koulatsos 01:59
I tell you, I’ve watched more baseball this year than I can ever recall this. And again, thanks to guys like you. I’m all in I’d love to
Nestor Aparicio 02:07
the point where we’ve kept the flame flying, whether it’s whether you hate me because of politics, sports, the ravens, the Orioles free, or whatever it is. The bottom line is everything I ever did, to oppose Peter Angelos was on behalf of the fans, like on behalf of listeners, customers, but sponsors, friends, baseball fans, my family name on behalf of my father to say, this is what it’s supposed to be like. And even when you don’t, you’re not in first place. And you’re not winning. Because this isn’t a great year for the Red Sox or the Yankees right? We’ll see plenty Yankees fans here this weekend right into their team and thinking there’s going to be a turnaround because they believe they can win. I mean, part of the issue is, you know, as long as you’ve been accused Baltimore for as long as I’ve been here, 25 years this week, how many times do we really believe we can win, let alone knowing we can’t win. Like, literally, I’ve owned the station 25 years, and the weirdest thing, Dennis is 96 and 97 is not included. We didn’t get into here until 98. So in 98, taken over the radio station in 25 years, we had four seasons in 25 years, where it’s even been reasonable. There hadn’t been years where they’ve been 500, or just missed it or hung in or did well and fell apart. We’re just talking about like, Sham seasons, decades.
Dennis Koulatsos 03:35
Decades of the KFC decades of decay and apathy. I’ve used that word a lot when it comes to describing this organization. They’ve been very apathetic, in my opinion.
Nestor Aparicio 03:48
This could have been all along.
Dennis Koulatsos 03:50
Well, it should be very few if you have somebody who cares about their legacy, which I thought the Peter Angelos who would, how he would be viewed how history would view him and his contributions to Baltimore. And I’ve said it before, he’s done a lot for the community. He’s done a lot to contribute to churches and civic colleges and whatnot. But that’s been overshadowed by the massive failures of his of his baseball team to put a consistent good product on the field. They have a great product right now.
Nestor Aparicio 04:17
Dennis, I’m on the other direction with this because I am. I’m in the process. People call me a man of letters. I’m hoping to back that up and 25 years into this. I’m making some letters to Steve shoddy and to Eric Kosta and John Harbaugh about press conferences and integrity and telling the truth and holdouts and hold ins and corporate nature and lawyers down the hallway. Like everything that that the Orioles have represented being owned by that kind of guy. That the way it’s rubbed off on every aspect of the organization. How they’ve treated Cal Ripken how they treated Brooks Robinson for long stretches of his life how How they’ve treated me how they’ve treated people how they’ve treated alumni. And, you know, both of these teams just got over a half a billion dollars for breathing the air. You know what I mean? Literally just for breathing the air, they just got $600 million and, and the guy born on third that thinks he hit a triple isn’t even ready to accept the check because he wants to check in and see how much more he can bleed out of absolutely how much better he can make it for him. He understand
Dennis Koulatsos 05:30
the longer he holds out, the better the deal gets, the sweeter the deal gets, man it sees he’s turtled right now. That’s for all by all accounts. He’s just waiting for the governor to make the next move. And look, why not.
Nestor Aparicio 05:41
When you got armed guards at the front door and you got a billion dollars in the bank and you just don’t care. Okay, you know what I mean? Like you just don’t care about your legacy. You’re just never you don’t have the ability to get in front of it. John Angeles doesn’t have the ability to get in front of this. And I think I’ve told you that CIT thrift and I would say the CIT thrift story.
Dennis Koulatsos 06:00
Probably but refresh my memory spring training
Nestor Aparicio 06:02
98 I guess it was 98 it had to be 90 acres. Killick was gone. So it’s 9899 spring training. We went down to do our show, which we did. We open the gates literally 530 in the morning. It was cold Fort Lauderdale. Late February, you know, was 55 degrees with a with a sweatshirt on. And we’re there early in the morning, a couple of observations because Eddie Mercury’s big this weekend. Okay. Eddie Murray was resync told the story on the air while you were gone, you can go listen to this receipt came out and did the crabcake tour cocoas. We were down in larvell doing that and two weeks ago, and we’re sick told the story of a cartoon he drew of Eddie Murray. And when Ken Rosenthal went into the locker room, Eddie Murray went after Ken little can five foot two can to intimidate can intimidation to meet he’s been going a long time about something received drew in a cartoon because like Rusik didn’t have to go in the locker room and look at Eddie Right, right. So we were talking about my press pass and what I can write about John Harbaugh now that I don’t have to see him now that they’ll ban me from seeing him. So it’s it’s fascinating all these years later. So Eddie had this you know, you already had an awful reputation, because he didn’t talk to the media now.
Dennis Koulatsos 07:16
He was the best surly he came across that way. Right player but it turns
Nestor Aparicio 07:19
out he was shy, right. Like as a human, like people that really know him. I mean, people that know him really, really well. And I’ve interacted with him when he came back in 96. And played here for a minute right hit the 500th home run late at night. I was there. One o’clock in the morning when that home run, was it right? There’s nobody in the stadium. Only people were there waiting for Eddie right? I mean, he’s a legend here. They’re given a bobblehead away. Thank you. ROFO. Love you. Fried Chicken the other day on the Eastern Shore was delicious. Got it over Queenstown. But the Eddie Murray thing. So here I am. 1990. And he was he was at a baseball a minute at that time. And he was the it was the first week of spring training, like all Cofax would go to Dodger town and bang the ball around, right? Like literally Whitey Ford would come through BP with the Yankees. You know what I mean? Like guys would come back to be a part of it. Right? Eddie’s there. And he’s taking kids who are number 8781 64. Out to the backfield with a cup of coffee at 615. And I think Flanagan may have been involved at that point in bringing Eddie sort of back into the fold because Flanagan loved me at that point, his life for sure. And I watched Eddie Murray as the sun was coming up at 615 in the morning, carrying a fungo bat to hit fungos to a bunch of able double label prospects on a backfield and I didn’t need to ever tell I’ve still haven’t talked to Eddie I ran on the bottle at a Super Bowl took a picture with him in Miami one day just said hey, Eddie, I’m a fan. I’m gonna appreciate take a picture. He smiled. But I’ve never spoken to Eddie Murray in any capacity that really never and I’d love to write I love his mother the Carrie Murray Nature Center over in West Baltimore, your part of town. I you know, I had a friend that care took the birds and the animals and the reptiles. They’re for children. Just inside the city inside the county. I think it’s in the county but near the city line Windsor mill area. So Eddie Murray watching him do that. But in 1999, same era, because I know we were set up in the dugout, and when you’re there seven hours a day, eight hours a day you see stuff you talk to people get to know people you know, who want to be known, right? People who want to be kind you can be kind to you or a weaver would show up, you know, interest or weaver would show up Sit down l Rod was always there hanging out right. Messina still on the team, that point right? So we’re there and sit. John Angelo’s is there that morning and he’s, it’s, you know, he’s been in and out of the family in and out of running the place in and out like this, isn’t it? 19 i Young we’re all young was last century and he’s add on the little cart. You know the little golf cart going out to the outfield and, and it was early in the morning like there weren’t a lot of people around. I think water was grass was being watered. It was early in the morning. He may have just come in on that plane the private plane because the planes would land in left field because it was a runway it was executive. SWAT he loved playing in Fort Lauderdale they could jet in and out of they had a runway at the field literally. Between Oakland Mills in Cypress Creek and Fort Lauderdale right off 95 It’s now where a messy place it’s now where the soccer stadium is where the old Fort Lauderdale Yankee Stadium was and John’s out and SIDS running the team and said loved me and said all we sit you remember said thrift. I do. I wrote a book called World According to said I still haven’t
Dennis Koulatsos 10:52
read the book. But I remember thrifty with a colorful, colorful manner from what I recall.
Nestor Aparicio 10:57
Let me tell you, Dennis, that tell you about the time. I discovered bearer bonds. Yeah, let me tell you back with the pirates. Doug Dre Beck, Bobby Bonilla. Uh, yeah, this is this is my legacy then. Hey, go. So so sit love me right. And simple. Come over and sit into two hours a radio with me over at the DoubleTree right on Cypress Creek and sit and talk Matt pictures of all of this right. Frank Perdue would stop by and say hello. I had frank Perdue on the show for sure. Like real, right. So Sid comes over to me. We asked John Angelos if he wanted to come over and do the show. And he just waved. He just said, you know, just gave a papel wave thing. Come over and say hi, I’m John. You’re Nestor. Thanks for coming down and broadcast and what do you guys do in here? What do you think of the team? Hey, you’re in? Aparicio you from Dundalk when I went to Gilman, oh, yeah, nothing 00 Right. I’ve never met really met John and John had just never spoken to me. He’s been here 30 years never spoken to me. Okay. Literally never spoken to me. And that was my offers the only time I offer and I went to sit, and I’m like, sit I’ve been here eight years. I own an effing radio station. At this time, isn’t it? 99 I’m here. My staff is here. It cost me 10 grand to bring everybody down, right. We’re here. We’re not selling ourselves. We’re you’re freezing our ass off with parkus and your team fell apart last year. And you decide Albert Bell who’s in there? Eating yogurts, snarling it media members, which is what He did ask anybody that was in there. Erickson’s making special milkshakes. There’s 9099. Chicks dug along ball. Dan says little Sammy Sosa and why are you with me? You get what I’m getting that 99 protein shakes. They didn’t love reporters after Andrew steamed I own you know, supplements. So yeah, they were just milkshakes. They got him at the GNC. Alright.
Dennis Koulatsos 12:52
So, performance enhancing supplements.
Nestor Aparicio 12:55
So I said to Sid, I said, What’s up with John Angelo’s? And he said to me, that’s the he’s a nice young man. He’s well intentioned, but he’s an introvert. He’s an introvert. There you go. So that’s, he’s an introvert. That’s what I got from John. Okay. So, after I hear that, 25 years later, I don’t want to scare an introvert.
Dennis Koulatsos 13:22
So you have John, John Angela is an introvert you have Eddie Murray as an introvert and quiet as it’s kept. I’m an introvert too. And I’ve gotten better through the years, but I tend to listen a lot more than when I talk. Unless they get to know you, then I can talk your ear off. But, but I get that, especially when you’re younger.
Nestor Aparicio 13:39
Well, listen, the team’s doing well. Lots of people are gonna be at the ballpark this weekend. They are winning, they deserve all of this. The players deserve all this, but there’s no lease and I’m not gonna let that go. And, and, you know, part of it is nobody’s talking about it. And other than West Moore’s people in Annapolis saying, What are you guys doing? So we need to talk about that as much as the winning, which is important. watching them play every day. I had, I had a great text and I’m not going to out this person because he’s an executive in town and we’re talking about some business. He texted me too late into the night on Wednesday night that he’s going to the game this weekend. Okay. And he said to me, we were just doing a little baseball back and forth. He said, I said the tough few days in Philly. I told him stay cool at the ballpark because he’s going down 97 degrees, right. He said bullpen has been disappointing. I guess you can’t win them all. The fact that we expect them to win is major progress.
Dennis Koulatsos 14:35
It is we expect them to win. We’re disappointed as hell as we win, they lose and now when picking them apart. We’re questioning the manager we’re questioning the players.
Nestor Aparicio 14:45
Oh my god, the managers in idiot.
Dennis Koulatsos 14:47
Oh, it’s great.
Nestor Aparicio 14:52
This general managers not getting Otani this weekend. Like I don’t know where this is going. And I tell you what, as a journalist as a fan, it’s a fun way for me to ride right now. I’m going through all of my stuff and this is my 25th anniversary this week so I am really spiking the ball on people like you that are supportive what we’ve done and I’ve come up with, I know you find this hard to believe, Dennis, but I’ve come up with a gimmick. It’s like my first ever gimmick. It’s taken me all these years with me. But we’re going to be cost this next week. All right, next Thursday and then on Friday, we’re going to be a drug city. I’m only taking this stuff to cost this because there’s really nowhere to put it drugs city because of where we’re broadcasting a pop if you’re coming in the drug CD city to see me on Friday, you have to ask for the speakeasy up pop. It’s above the fountain but just ask for us you there’ll be signs. So we’re there. 11 to four. I’m bringing friends in
Dennis Koulatsos 15:41
this is the August 3 Right?
Nestor Aparicio 15:43
August 3 anniversary shot at August 3 of 1998. We went into business it was the first day we opened business. So I’m doing 10 hours of radio for people to stop by say hello have crabcake I have al from Fenwick bakery bringing over peach cake to Costas
Dennis Koulatsos 16:03
so I might have to stop by 30 my goodness I’m gonna have to move things around and be there third here’s
Nestor Aparicio 16:08
the other thing I’m gonna do. I’m gonna call my friends and wise markets because we have several locations in Dundalk I have in my possession. And I didn’t want to tell you about this because I wasn’t sure when you’re coming back from Greece or whatever. I got one of those gold watermelons and I got it from the old fella on the corner outside of Houston. So I want to see if wise can get me some gold because I’d love to serve gold watermelon and peach cake on my 20th anniversary because I want the best things for my people.
Dennis Koulatsos 16:31
Their um, their crab cake for lunch, peach cake and some golden melon. It’s down there level lunch for me,
Nestor Aparicio 16:39
right I’m there 11 afford peach cakes coming around to Wales coming to two. So I’m going to talk about my favorite things in life, but I’m giving everything and you’ve been to the radio station 1000 times 10 Yep. I cleaned everything up around the Fourth of July my wife went out of town and I found every leftover shirt every leftover bumper sticker every leftover newsletter so I want to show Can I do a little show and tell you had a minute to do show and tell I got as much time as you need so so this so we’re giving away scratch offs in the mirror lottery of course, letter Raskin has provided just one of these. I’m going to crack the ceremonial crab because I’m going to eat crabs after I’ve just decided like it’s Thursday afternoon. We’re going to hang out it’s August 3. Okay, but
Dennis Koulatsos 17:19
Melaka will not interrupt you but I love the the fact you have I love the bottle opener. That’s amazing. What a great what a great twist on that
Nestor Aparicio 17:28
conceptually. I mean well let it always looks the best things like so by the way the Oreos don’t play on the third Thursday, they’re off right now, excuse me, they play three o’clock that day. So there’ll be on that’s gonna be the three to six. They’re playing the Blue Jays. So the end of the show there’ll be a game on whatever. We’re gonna crack some crabs like all that. So here’s what I have to give away. All right, so first off, I have old invitations. This is our 10th anniversary party 8808 with Brian Billick down at the now the party sports Lodge. I still have some tickets left. If anybody has a man cave and wants on petered out bumper stickers I have some of these. I have old nasty newsletters from the 90s for you. I don’t know when you came into my life Dennis, but the old nasty newsletter was what we did. This was the original website. We didn’t have a website.
Dennis Koulatsos 18:13
Alright, getting close to a decade. How about that we’re bumping up against that. All right, so
Nestor Aparicio 18:17
these are old nasty old nasty van. You see that there? Yeah, yeah. And there’s Lawrence Taylor and Buddy Ryan and the TV show I did and here’s some old pictures of of my world sitting up in Section 513. Here’s, here’s what let’s see here. Here’s a William Donnell Schaefer and John Moke sitting out at the barn and telling me how the team got here. There’s a Peter ball where and Ray Lewis at the barn. So this was some here David Modell and and our art modell who never would have taken my press pass because they weren’t jerks. There’s a construction to the stadium right there. So hard hats down on the side. So I have all of this stuff to give away and then most importantly, I have what’s left of the remnants of the get nasty T shirts from the 90s Did you ever have any of these? I did. Absolutely did. Okay, so this is the original radio station w 1360 1330. This is before I said after I cut the ponytail, you can see the ponytail is missing there. So this is like going through the eras of everything we did here. So this is this was our seventh anniversary station with balls, nasty 1570 sports. These are all getting asked these people have asked about these put them in their in their basement. This was the nasty nationwide shirt. I have some of these left. I have more of those than probably any rest. And then I have this was a fun one here. This was before we had the radio station. This is 1360 and this was sort of our fun little font from a Brady Bunch there. And I also had this is a really good one. This these were shirts from whiskey Joe’s. These were the lady shirts that Stacy Keibler and the girls wore this is the only one I have left. Yeah, this Suzette, this is the this is from whiskey Joe’s and then I have some random free the birth shirts here. I have some this is the only one of a kind wasted two trips. This was our 2002 Pittsburgh repeating this Maximus and I love the Brian biller quote at the bottom. I’ve never lost the Pittsburgh I never lost the Pittsburgh get nasty shirt. I think Hennessy did these up. Oh, I also found some autograph Joe Flacco and Ray Lewis stuff that I have. This is the fu five fufa I even found some old mustaches that that I want to get. So we have all of these things. I mean, old old. Can you see this one? Yeah, it still looks sort of the same as I did. 99.
Dennis Koulatsos 20:41
You’ve you’ve aged very well like a fine line.
Nestor Aparicio 20:45
So we’ll be the third at cost. It’s the fourth drug city giving stuff away having friends like you buy my old newspaper editor from the sun’s gonna come by and break balls. And let’s see here. John maroons, come and Andy Muller, my old producer Rodney from dangerously delicious pies. Max Weiss was coming but it’s like a deadline she can. I did not win Best of Baltimore this year at Baltimore magazine. I implored her not ever let me win. Because if I win, I’d stop pitching. And it’s more fun to have run yell about not winning than actually winning. Oh, I got a confirmation. If you’re coming on Thursday at one o’clock,
Dennis Koulatsos 21:21
I’m not gonna be there after two o’clock, but I’ll be there. I’ll be there around noon. I can’t. I’ve got a commitment in that afternoon. But I’ll be there at noon. Well, you
Nestor Aparicio 21:28
know what video there’s the legendary Calvin stadium, who was my course teacher in seventh, eighth and ninth grade and my lady came as part of the show. He’ll be out that day. I’m trying to coerce John Allen to come back to Dundalk and talk about Child’s Play and open it up for kicks. So I Johnny Oh is coming by a car excuse me a drug city on Friday. So I have like a lot of different people coming by we’re going to celebrate I’m going to give stuff away. We’re going to eat peach cake eat crab cakes and drink milkshakes big way. milkshakes, maybe have a snowball at drug city. So it’s going to be it’s going to be Baltimore Dundalk. 25 years and a big thank you and a celebration to you and everybody that’s supported all the crap we do.
Dennis Koulatsos 22:06
All right. So cost us in. New Thursday. Thursday, I’ll be there. Hey, quick question for you think you can get that rig to draw a caricature of me. I would love that. I I’ve been a precinct fan for it for decades.
Nestor Aparicio 22:19
Oh my god. Yeah. I mean,
Dennis Koulatsos 22:22
I pay him I mean, it’s just like I love the guy. And he’s still active. Is he still active? Does he is he still more sick was
Nestor Aparicio 22:28
out drinking beer? Beer with me last four days ago. He’s best friends in the world. I didn’t know that. We’re sick is one of my
Dennis Koulatsos 22:35
cartoons. But back in the day, you know, we didn’t have what we have now. Right? Well, you had the news American the Baltimore Sun and wasn’t he was a new American.
Nestor Aparicio 22:43
He was sports first before that. I want to tell you some bad receipt because this will tell you a little bit about his soul because I’m getting older. And at some point, you know,
Dennis Koulatsos 22:51
how does he know by the way how to respect these days 60 something?
Nestor Aparicio 22:55
I think he might okay at least 60 something. So he’s got grandkids now twins like all he came he did the show. He’s been on here. You’ve been in Greece. You didn’t know the Greece man. Sigrid on this radio station for an hour and a half with Aisha and was one of the greatest I’ve gotta go back and listen. Oh, man. I’m doing the greatest radio right now. Some people I had Gina shock on over to Beaumont while you’re gone where you couldn’t come by? Yeah, Ray Bachman turned his near he would have been buying I gotta go find him. Kenny Albert’s got a book coming out. He’s coming on next week to 25th anniversary brings out like the best in me. But here’s the thing about receipt. I want it because I would never say this to Him. Well, maybe I would but because it probably made me cry if I said it to him. So I’m I’m 15 years old, and I’m working in the newest American and I probably was just doing my first rock and roll piece Aerosmith rush that summer interviewing Geddy Lee, and I’d written a piece on Warren spawn and I written a piece on Enos slaughter. For sports. First first byline Theresa Andrews first Bilanz Evernote is summer 1984. My son was born September 22 1984. All right. So if you think about where I was in June, July, in August, I’m 15 years old, working at the paper with a pregnant girlfriend. were sick was the one guy in the in in, in the building that when I told him I had a pregnant girlfriend. He didn’t shame me because a lot of shame going on at that point, right? Sure. Oh my god, like people.
Dennis Koulatsos 24:21
Yeah, early. Like, that wasn’t the thing ran
Nestor Aparicio 24:24
for me. And like think about it was a scarlet letter. I promise you. And that’s okay. My son’s beautiful. We started it. Almost 40 He’s the best. So next year, it’s all good. But we’re sick was the one person in my life at that time. That’s how long I’ve known sick, who was always interested in and enthusiastic about me being a parent. Ya know what I mean? And all these years,
Dennis Koulatsos 24:52
yeah, speaks volumes to his character and as a person who he is. And
Nestor Aparicio 24:55
by the way, I know it’s not always cool. Stay out louder with the shirt says, get nasty. His son is the one who named me nasty nasty. Is that right? That is
Dennis Koulatsos 25:10
how was it? Somebody did that?
Nestor Aparicio 25:13
Well, it involved Eddie Murray. Okay lane for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the summer of 1989. Involve Todd fro worth pitching for the Phillies. It involved a game where Eddie Murray I think hit three home runs at the vet. And I drove up on a Sunday and I made a bet with her sick that and he played a lot of rotisserie baseball. I said the Phillies, were bringing pitchers and I never heard of, if you can name the pitchers that gave up the homeruns I’ll babysit your kids. And his kids were like my kid was maybe four his kids were maybe five and seven. Okay. And this was a major assignment to take care of his two boys and five and seven because they rambunctious lads. Now they’re great kids and artists and parents and lovely humans who are in their 40s. But I and he got taught for a war thought fro worth was the answer. That made me I did this in front of Bob knausgaard, who’s going to be here on Thursday, and Mike Marlowe, who I featured at on Facebook who was very reclusive and shy and introverted, and I love him more than anyone else on earth. He was my boss at the paper, but he will never come on the radio. He will never come on. Even though he would be the greatest guest of all time. He will never come on. It would make him quiver to come on. But they were all there. They witnessed it and I babysat for six kids on a Saturday night alone with my kid in their basement of their house over in Lawrenceville, right around the corner from Coco’s and I burnt the fried chicken on the grill, I left it on watching the base, literally watching the baseball game. And they went out to dinner and it was a big thing for them to get a babysitter like and I was gonna babysit their kids and my kid and it was gonna be fun and Uncle Nestor was Uncle Buck is what I was supposed to be. I got I burned a chicken on the grill, and I sent the kids to bed early. It wasn’t really early, but it made him get into friggin bathtub. I did things that the hard ass. I guess I was wanting five. Okay. And these kids are no, I wasn’t even 23 I was 22 years old. Yeah, this is 1980. I was 21. I was 2120 21. I was 21 years old. And I’m babysitting these three kids. And I’m trying to get them to bed. And they started calling me instead of Uncle Nestor. They started calling me nasty Nestor. I sent them to bed early. That’s how I got my knot.
Dennis Koulatsos 27:29
That’s a crazy story. I never knew that.
Nestor Aparicio 27:31
And they always call me nasty Nestor and I went on the air in 1992. And now they were eight or nine or 10 years old. And like I was trying to come up with something that made it alliterative like and the Janet Jackson stolen nasty, nasty boys was a great song. It’s everything when I used it. So it’s like Nestor. I hate to say my name. You know,
Dennis Koulatsos 27:54
you know, we came over from Greece in 1973. But that night, he was a printer by trade. He got a job at Nesta graphics in downtown Baltimore.
Nestor Aparicio 28:05
Dennis Koulatsos 28:07
And the STR the owner was a Greek man, his name was Nestor us and the sto ra so he dropped the AAS. And it was Nestor graphics. It was a printing company. So there’s my tie in with Nestor.
Nestor Aparicio 28:20
Nestor is the Greek god of wisdom.
Dennis Koulatsos 28:21
Yes, he was. He was a wise man, a wise guy like you.
Nestor Aparicio 28:28
Steve shotty John Angelus think I’m wise by the end of the summer. We’ll see.
Dennis Koulatsos 28:32
We’ll see how that plays out. Nestor. It’s always fun having you on man. Let me use
Nestor Aparicio 28:35
my mallet overcast. It’s coming.
Dennis Koulatsos 28:37
I need to. I need to melt like that either. I need to settle for content. This is a big
Nestor Aparicio 28:41
week, man. 25 years ago. Listen, Bill. You know, wonderful. I see Rob along on the television every night and I see I see all of my former employees at press conferences now that I’m locked out of some spiking of the ball will be spiked and we’re taking the crabcake tour on the road. Later this month. Where I am ready I am. I am excited for a pennant race. I’ve I’ve waited my whole life for this.
Dennis Koulatsos 29:09
You know what I have? I have gratefulness already do I know you do too? I do. We’re at an age where you know what? Your freesheet Your time you’re on earth you value your time with your loved ones with your friends with people that are good to you. And you have goodness in your life and you put out good vibrations and guess what good vibrations come right back to you
Nestor Aparicio 29:30
every room I’m in is a room that they want me there and I want to be there and if that’s not where it is if I need to use the fountain out back or sit in the back of the bus or be treated wrong room like and that’s that’s not my room anybody ever known me knows that’s not the way I operate. It’s not the foundation of Baltimore positive or wn st or even nasty Nestor. Despite what you might read on the wiki. Let’s write
Dennis Koulatsos 29:56
high level notes here on 1578. am WSD celebrating 25 years? August 3, I’ll be there.
Nestor Aparicio 30:04
Shirt come get a hat
Dennis Koulatsos 30:07
I’m gonna get I’m gonna get a crabcakes I’m golden metal I may hang up for that peach cake. Are you sure it’s two o’clock
Nestor Aparicio 30:15
listen as a baker Okay, so like you know you’re listening I know you think you get out of bed early in the morning at 4am Owl I need I need owl to get me that peach cake by by by one o’clock help me out a little bit. I may hang out though I may hang out what I’m gonna do. Here’s what I’m gonna do. Okay, hang on. I gotta get fresh lottery tickets because like I’m like down to the last like little batch Roz is getting me fresh lottery tickets. So I have to go down to Montgomery which Montgomery park so here’s what I’m gonna do Thursday morning you and I are gonna do our thing right and your show is going to be on three o’clock during the Oriole game where we’re going to sit the cost is all that I’m going to stop and make sure that I hook up with Al ahead of time because I don’t want to promise peach cake people not have it. So I’ll stop by and pick up some plan year or two and bring it over to the table for the hat to table for the show. Table for the peach cake right a table for the watermelon I’ll get I’ll get you know Pete and and Nick to cut off some watermelon over there Mr. Costa Austin and we’ll figure it out all right, look, I started my diet yesterday but But 30 Watermelons Okay,
Dennis Koulatsos 31:21
I want to make the exception Thursday crap pick them bad for you the peach cake that’s it that’s a fruit on it. There’s some fruit right there’s a lot of flatline I love peaches. So you get two different types of peach cake are one that I saw your
Nestor Aparicio 31:33
sandwich right now. You’re certainly welcome to go to Woodley your assignments and if they want to bring some peach cake over, I’ll eat and love them. All right, all right. I just tend to go to Fenwick a little bit more because it’s closer to like where I am. And honestly I prefer it. But I love them all.
Dennis Koulatsos 31:48
Slap sounds like a plan. See you soon. You got it. There he goes. Nestor J appreciate your talking peach cake. also celebrating 25 years here at WNS T 1570 Am Baltimore positive we’ll take a quick break and come back right after this