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WNST (1570 kHz) is a sports radio station located in Towson, Maryland, near Baltimore. It is owned and operated by local sports media personality Nestor Aparicio through Nasty 1570 Sports, LLC.[3]

WNST
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CityTowson, Maryland
Broadcast areaBaltimore / Towson, Maryland
BrandingBaltimore's Local Sports Voice
Slogan"We Never Stop Talking Baltimore Sports"
Frequency1570 kHz
First air date1955 (as WTOW)
FormatSports
Power5,000 watts (day)
237 watts (night)
ClassB
Facility ID25523
Callsign meaningW Ravens' NeST or
W NaSTy
We Never Stop Talking
Former callsignsWTOW (1955-1958)[1]
WAQE (1958-1967)[1]
WTOW (1967[1]-1986)[2]
WFEL (1986-1993)[2]
WKDB (1993-1999)[2]
OwnerNasty 1570 Sports, LLC
WebcastListen Live
Websitewnst.net

WNST was the first 24-hour all sports radio station in Baltimore. The station features local programming from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. When the local programming is not on the air, there is a live feed of Fox Sports Radio.

WNST ignited a debate in the Baltimore area by arranging a "Free the Birds" rally at Camden Yards to protest the ownership of the Orioles by Peter Angelos. The rally took place on September 21, 2006 during a make-up game against the Detroit Tigers.[4]

On March 30, 2011, it was reported that Jen Royle, a Baltimore sports reporter for WJZ-FM (105.7) filed a $800,000 defamation suit against Aparicio and two WNST hosts, Glenn Clark and Drew Forrester.[5] Royle, who also worked for MASN, claims that Aparicio and the WNST hosts hurt her reputation with damaging statements about her professional and personal life.[5] Aparicio's lawyer said the accusations are "baseless", and Aparicio denied wrongdoing in a blog entry.[6] Royle later dropped the lawsuit.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c History Cards for WNST, fcc.gov. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Call Sign History, fcc.gov. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  3. ^ Anft, Michael (27 March 2002). "That's Sportsertainment". Baltimore City Paper. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
  4. ^ Chass, Murray (22 September 2006). "Fans Lament the Decline And Fall of the Orioles". New York Times. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  5. ^ a b Rosen, Jill (30 March 2011). "Sports reporter Jennifer Royle sues hosts at rival station for defamation". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
  6. ^ Aparicio, Nestor. "An Indictment of Local Journalism: Here's Our Side of Baseless Royle V. WNST Lawsuit". WNST.com. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
  7. ^ Zurawik, David (29 August 2011). "Jennifer Royle drops suit against Nestor Aparicio, claims victory in ending 'harassment'". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 30 April 2012.

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