Loyola Radio Celebrates 40th Anniversary!

November 17th, 2015 by Allison Langley

wlcr2 This Thursday marks a momentous occasion, with the 40th anniversary of Loyola Radio’s founding! Loyola radio started on a happy day, November 19, 1975 originally under the call letters WVLC (The Voice of Loyola College). It was founded by John Franklin- ’76 grad, and Jay Guyther- grad of ’78. We then became WLCR (Loyola College Radio) until 2002 when we became your favorite radio station, WLOY!

In order to celebrate 40 incredible years, this Saturday from 1-5pm we will be having alumni from the 70’s to present, stop by to speak with us about where they are now and what it was like “back in the day.” We will have a live show with some of the alumni telling us some funny stories of their days in the station. The current staff will be giving tours of the station and giving updates on what we have been up to lately, and some funny stories of our own. There will be food, of course! It will be a great day filled with some celebration and stories!

So let’s give a big happy birthday to Loyola Radio!

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Tourism Tuesday: Festival of Trees

November 24th, 2015 by Allison Langley

MdTrees What: Festival of Trees

Where: 2200 York Rd

When: Nov 27-29, Friday/Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-6pm

We are nearing the Holidays! Of course we have to get through our delicious turkey dinners first though! But, lets get started by going to the Festival of Trees running November 27th thru 29th. It’s a festival comprised of all your favorite holiday things; ginger breads, toys and other holiday treats!
It all started on December 8, 1990, thus making it 25 years! It started in the Convention center located downtown; it was a big affair! Now there have been many additions making it an absolute wonderland! Santa is a big player now, kids get to sit on his lap, mail him letters, and even get a ride in his special sleigh pulled by “reindeer”. It really brings the north pole to you. Over the years it has grown to be the largest holiday festival on the East Coast!
So when and Baltimore stop the Festival of Trees to start the holiday cheer!

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Fight Hunger!

November 23rd, 2015 by Allison Langley

fighthunger Lets all #fighthunger!

With the holiday and cold weather quickly approaching it is important that we take the time to think of others who are less fortunate. Fight Hunger is a national campaign aimed to aide in providing food for those who are in dire need. It is an excellent and creative campaign! The idea is to film one big fight sequence from Austin to Philadelphia. What a cool way to promote such an important cause! By the way, one of those stops is Baltimore! Check out their go fund me page here, and donate! They are also accepting canned goods! So raid your cupboards or hit the grocery store and then drop it all off at the WLOY station by November 24th! We are looking forward to seeing a huge pile! They also accept clothing!

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Museum Monday: Port Discovery

November 23rd, 2015 by Allison Langley

PortDisco What: Port Discovery’s Children’s Museum

Where: 35 Market Place, Baltimore

When: Tuesday-Friday 930am-430pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm

Museums are fun! Especially… Port Discovery, your ultimate, and family-friendly children’s museum. Open almost all day on the weekends, it is perfect for entertaining your little ones. This museum is huge, like three floors high huge! I think you could pack in loads of fun into that! They have over 13 interactive exhibits for you and your children to explore. These exhibits range from KidWorks where you can explore through a three-story tree house (count me in!) to The Oasis where you can take a breather, relax, and read a book. Everyday there are special and unique events you won’t want to miss out on, such as Circle Time where you can enjoy an interactive story. Port Discovery hosts field trips and Birthday parties too!
Come visit Port Discovery for a fun inside acitivites as our days become colder!

Click here for more information!

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Food Friday: Grano Pasta Bar

November 20th, 2015 by Allison Langley

GranoPastaBar What: Grano Pasta Bar

Where: 1031 W 36th St., Baltimore

When: Monday-Saturday 11:30am – 10pm, Sundays 12pm – 9pm

I am no stranger to Grano Pasta Bar, in fact, I love the pasta bar. Its intimate setting is a great place for you to get your favorite pasta with your best friends. At Grano, you pick your favorite pasta and favorite sauce and whatever else suits your fancy. I am personally the biggest fan of Gnocchi with Vodka Sauce, simple I know, but absolutely delicious! Their vodka sauce is to die for! They have plenty of options from farfalle to penne and all the sauces your heart desires. Along with bread and many other options, maybe a cannoli or three after dinner? Then you are set for a great evening with great food! Don’t have time to sit down? That’s cool just do take-out, I promise it is just as good!

Check out their facebook page! Grano Facebook page!

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Theater Thursday: Mythbusters

November 19th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Myth What: Mythbusters: Jamie and Adam Unleashed

Where: Hippodrome Theater

When: November 21, 2015, 7pm

The Mythbusters we all love and know are jumping out of your TV’s and on to the stage, to be specific, The Hippodrome stage. Featuring your favorite guys, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage! They will be doing some really cool and surprising on-stage experiments, and telling some really cool stories about the show. Their show, by the way, was featured on Discovery has been Emmy nominated and has been on the air 12 years!
Go to the show, and if you’re lucky enough you will be able to volunteer on stage with Adam and Jamie!
These guys are a dynamite duo that you do not want to miss out on!
Visit their site here, to find out more info about the tour and get tickets!

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Wacky Wednesday: The Pink Flamingo

November 18th, 2015 by Allison Langley

cafehon What: Cafe Hon’s Pink Flamingo

Where:1002 W 36th Street, Baltimore

When: Monday- Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday 11am-10pm, Saturday 9am-10pm, Sunday 9am-8pm

What is wackier than a HUGE pink flamingo on top of a restaurant? I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I can come up with anything else!
Café Hon hosts the HUGE pink flamingo! It’s a delicious café and popular spot in the town of Hampden. Café Hon boasts out-there wigs and great food. Denise Whiting opened it in 1992, but our favorite flamingo wasn’t introduced until 2002. Unfortunately, in 2009 our big guy went into “hibernation” for a little but he came back better than ever in fiberglass form! Café Hon has also been featured on a popular Food Network show!
Stop by, get some great food and take a million pictures of this wild flamingo!

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Allen Stone and Bernhoft

November 17th, 2015 by Rachel

bandKat and I had the absolute pleasure of seeing not only Allen Stone, but also the very talented Bernhoft on November 11th at the Baltimore Soundstage. It is definitely in my Top 3 concerts of all time. Their energy filled the entire room from top to bottom, no corner was left untouched by Allen’s good vibes. The two were a perfect pairing and complimented each other so well.

In addition to getting to see these two, we were also graced with the presence of Allen’s amazing band! They brought the party with them, and spread it out to the crowd! The extremely packed Soundstage was vibin’ and groovin’ in harmony to both Bernhoft and Allen Stone. It was one of those rare, magical concert experiences where everything is just as it should be. I will never forget the way this concert made me feel. There is nothing better than feeling the bass in your chest, standing in the middle of a crowd of fellow fans, all singing along together. It reminds you you are alive and that it’s amazing to be alive.
Alphonso If you haven’t seen Allen Stone and/or Bernhoft perform, they both deserve to be on your “Must-See” list. If you can catch them together on this tour, or the next one (because insider’s note: they’re best friends now), definitely do it! If only to see Bernhoft come out during Allen’s song “Million” and steal the mic and join in with the band! Actually, scratch that, if only to see Allen’s horns players shaking their hips like they’ve never lied a day in their life, in perfect synchronization. It’s truly a sight to behold.

Anyway you slice it, this concert was a religious experience that took me to a place of peace and happiness I haven’t been to in a while.

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Tourism Tuesday: The George Peabody Library

November 17th, 2015 by Allison Langley

GPL2What: The George Peabody Library

Where: 17 East Mount Vernon Place

When: Tues. – Thurs. 9am-5pm , Friday 9am-3pm

One of the most beautiful spots in Baltimore is The George Peabody Library. Done perfectly with black and white tile it looks like everything you would imagine a library to be. It boasts of much grandeur and many, many books. There are five extraordinary tiers! Opened in 1878 the library now contains over 300,000 volumes, mostly pre-war. Their books are centered on British art and architecture, British and American literature, Greek and Latin classics, history of science, geography and exploration, including maps. It is also famous for hosting beautiful weddings!

Next time you are in Baltimore catch up on your reading at The George Peabody Library!

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Museum Monday: National Museum of Dentistry

November 16th, 2015 by Allison Langley

NationalDentistryMuseum2What: National Museum of Dentistry

Where: 31 S. Greene St, Baltimore

When: Open by appointment only

There really is a museum for everything, and luckily for Baltimore there is the National Museum of Dentistry! It is located near the Inner Harbor on the campus of the University of Maryland. There is a deep history in dentistry and this is the place to learn about it! It opened in 1996 and now hosts 40,000 objects including dental instruments, furniture and artwork. One of the coolest bits and pieces the museum has on display is George Washington’s ivory denture! Neat, right? Also check out Queens Victoria’s personal dental tools, and a very cool collection showing the progression of toothbrushes from the 1800’s to 2015.
Admission cost $7 for Adults, $6 for seniors and students with ids. They also host school groups! Call 410-706-0600 to book an appointment/click here to see this very educational and interesting museum!

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