Sports radio is growing nationally and holding its own in Baltimore. With an abundance of regular callers, sports talk radio can feel like a close-knit neighborhood — albeit a homogeneous one in which the residents are nearly all wisecracking men. It's a winning formula.
On Oct. 18, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, along with presenting sponsors Under Armour and the Baltimore Ravens, are inviting fans to tailgate inside M&T Bank Stadium, and right on the field, at the fifth annual Biggest Little Tailgate Party.
Saying, "It looks like I won," Jennifer Royle, a sportscaster at 105.7 The Fan, confirmed Monday that she has dropped her defamation lawsuit against Nestor Aparicio and two of his colleagues at radio station WNST.
Judging by the comments on David Zurawik's posts about Mark Viviano leaving 105.7 The Fan, sports fans in Baltimore are almost as passionate about the broadcasters who cover their hometown teams as they are about the teams themselves. Every Baltimore broadcaster who has been in front of the camera or behind the microphone has had his or her fair share of loyal supporters -- yes, even Anita Marks.
The Orioles' four-man rotation is set. Brian Matusz will start Saturday and Chris Tillman gets the nod for Sunday. ... Earl Weaver will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Monday's home opener and Thurmont¿s Richard Troxell will sing the National Anthem. ... Jennifer Royle from The Fan has filed an $800,000 defamation suit against WNST owner Nestor Aparicio and two of his hosts. ... A four-member Towson entourage expects to conclude interviews at the Final Four and announce a new basketball coach next week.
If you happened to tune in for the Celebrity Beach Bowl during Super Bowl weekend, you might have caught the diehard Ravens fan who did the Ray Lewis dance after catching a touchdown pass from NFL great Warren Moon. That was Kris Jones, who was the winner of DirecTV's 2010 Ultimate Displaced Fan contest.