Interviews


Tom May of The Menzingers Interview 10/31/19

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 by Tara Howell

On Halloween, General Manager Tara Howell, had the chance to sit down with Tom May, guitarist and singer in the Philly band, The Menzingers. The Menzingers were playing in St. Louis that night, where the CBI NSEMC college radio conference was held. Small world that a band from Philly and a person from Baltimore just happened to end up in St. Louis at the time!

You can listen to the interview down below – where Tara and Tom talk about her love of The Menzingers, the release of their album Hello Exile, references in their music, and much more. You can see The Menzingers locally on their Hello Exile Tour at the Black Cat in DC on Wednesday December 4th.

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Toronzo Cannon Interview 10/29/19

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 by The Professor

Toronzo Cannon is coming to the area in a rare appearance at The Soundry in Columbia, MD on Saturday November 2nd. Since he has a full-time job driving a Chicago city bus, he only tours in weekend bursts and vacation days, making it a rare treat to get him in the area. Touring now on his excellent new release The Preacher, The Politician or The Pimp (Alligator Records), Toronzo is raising the bar again with a great live show and killer guitar work. We first met at the Lancaster Roots and Blues in 2016 (interview here) and he blew me away with the energy he put into a live show. Ahead of this weeks show Toronzo was able to squeeze in a quick interview on his lunch break! It’s well worth the trip to Columbia to check him out live and see why he’s in such high demand worldwide!

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Annie Haslam Interview

Sunday, October 6th, 2019 by The Professor

The legendary Annie Haslam, vocalist for Rennaisance as well as painter, visual artist and more, took time to have a long chat with Timothy Tilghman host of our weekly Radio RockOnTour show.

Renaissance is currently touring in celebration of 50 years of musical innovation and recording their show in Philadelphia at the Keswick Theater for release next year. Annie kindly took the time to discuss her joining of Renaissance, solo career and artistic work. You can check out her painting on her website and watch for Tims review of their show at the Keswick coming soon!

It was a long interview so we split it into 2 pieces for broadcast. Enjoy!

Part One

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Livingston Taylor Interview

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 by The Professor

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Livingston Taylor by Mim Adkins 2017

This past Tuesday Tim Tilghman, host of the weekly Radio RockOnTour show (Tuesdays noon-2pm) was able to score a few minutes of time with singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist and more Livingston Taylor, who celebrating 52 years in the music business this year. He maintains a performance schedule of more than a hundred shows a year, delighting audiences with his unique brand of popular music which includes mostly original repertory from his thirteen albums. In addition to his performance schedule, Livingston is a full professor at Berklee College of Music, passing on the extensive knowledge gained from his long career on the road to the next generation of musicians. We caught up with him just after he finished teaching for the day at Berklee and chatted about his love of everything from Billy Joel to his TV show and a few of his interesting students (John Mayer, Charlie Puth, and more). Listen in and catch him when he’s nearby at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, MD on Saturday, September 28.

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Passion Pit Interview

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 by The Professor

Passion Pit is celebrating 10 years since the release of their album, “Manners”. Michael Angelakos, lead singer and mastermind of Passion Pit talked to WLOY’s Mackenzie Britt ’21 about the upcoming anniversary tour and what he’s looking forward to, as well as looking back on where the band came from. He talked about the journey to get here, the challenges of live music with a synth sound, and what the band does differently. Passion Pit will be in Washington D.C. on May 25th at the Anthem.



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Gooch Palms Interview

Saturday, April 6th, 2019 by The Professor

Leroy, one half of the magical Australian madness that is The Gooch Palms stopped by the station today to chat with the Professor about their upcoming show at The Crown here in Baltimore. As long as he was here we wandered off on topics from touring the US as a couple in an RV, their new album, signing to a major label (and yet being able to keep their indie label brand), aliens in Texas, moving back to Australia, why they haven’t been in the station since 2016, and Kat’s amazing new addition to her touring kit. Check it out and make sure to catch them at The Crown, or when they come back in the fall in support of the new third album, which may or may not be called THREE… and drops May 10th.



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The Midnight Interview

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 by The Professor

Aly does her very first interview and it’s with Tyler from The Midnight! We think it went really well and she should be happy. Also, it’s a good interview with a good artist so you should listen.

The Midnight consists of Tyler Lyle (a songwriter from the Deep South) and Tim McEwan (a producer from Denmark) and we were able to catch Tyler before their April 2nd show at Baltimore Soundstage.

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ATW – Alternative Baseball – Interview

Friday, February 8th, 2019 by The Professor

Check out WLOY After the Whistle host Austin Medina as he sat down with Taylor Duncan, founder and CEO of the Alternative Baseball Organization. Alternative Baseball is a league dedicated to teens and adults with Autism and special needs. Taylor called into WLOY Radio to speak on behalf of his organization, which started in the Spring of 2016. The organization gives a platform to those who are diagnosed with Autism or special needs who want to enjoy and learn America’s pastime, free of judgment. Alternative Baseball has gained traction and is now expanding all across the country, including the Baltimore area. They are looking for coaches and players! For more news or donations, be sure to visit www.alternativebaseball.org

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Bitty McLean Interview

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 by The Professor

Linton “Junior” Hinds ’06, our alumnus host of the amazing I Never Knew radio show, caught up with the talented and very busy Bitty McLean for an exclusive hour of reasoning. The British/Jamaican singer, songwriter, producer and engineer speaks about the influence of his fathers record collection, sound system culture in London, being a engineer for UB40, and transitioning in to a reggae artist. Bitty also explains the creation of his classic album ‘On Bond Street’, and the artistic relationship with reggae legends Sly and Robbie. Pieces of the interview have aired on the weekly I Never Knew show (Sundays 9-11am) but here is the complete exclusive interview.  We have many more INK interviews to add so keep watching this space!

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Mike Mains & The Branches Interview

Monday, October 8th, 2018 by The Professor

On Monday October 8, Emma caught Mike Mains on the phone for a few minutes between DC and Philly shows. She managed not to mention Mac DeMarco even once. Mike discussed his newest single and the new album When We Were In Love due later this year.

Mike Mains & The Branches first entered the national music scene with the release of their debut album Home, released in 2012. While touring Home, founding members Mike and Shannon fell in love and got married. Mike and Shannon began writing their second album, which they crowdfunded without the support of a record label, in 2013. Matt Hoopes, of Relient K, would produce the finished album, with Zach Farro of Paramore, playing drums. They the finished Calm Down Everything’s Fine and released the album in 2014. The album hit the top 20 ranks on Billboard’s New Artist Albums Chart.

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