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Quarantine Takeover – Doc Pine & Bobby

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 by The Professor

This week we lost control of the studio to Doc Pine and his tiny sidekick Bobby. We’re not sure how but sit back and enjoy Bobby giving Doc Pine the respect he deserves. Doc Pine combines creepy old Appalachian music, off kilter honky-tonk, murder ballads, yodeling, heavy rock jingles, and junkyard blues stomps in the hope of one day getting invited to the Sadie Hawkins Dance. He claims his songs “have been filtered through ten feet of sugar maple charcoal, which imparts a distinct smoothness to the music.” He has been cleared of all charges pertaining to a Louisiana bank heist in the summer of ‘09.
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Quarantine Takeover Show – 7th Order

Friday, July 3rd, 2020 by The Professor

This week’s Quarantine Takeover show comes from overseas again! This time from the magical land of Hawai’i! We welcome Daniel Jones of the band 7th Order recording his show on the side of Kilahuea in the town of Volcano. The show is a tribute to late guitarist Jesse Ed Davis, who played with the pantheon of great rockers in the 60s and 70s.

Their first recording sessions took place in December 2001 but 7th Order’s roots are much deeper. The band has, at various times, been joined by veteran British guitarist Martin Pugh (formally of the 60’s British band, Steamhammer, as well as Armageddon with The Yardbirds vocalist Keith Relf, and “The Rod Stewart Album” with Ron Wood & Keith Emerson), drummer Tim Kelliher (of Randy Hansen’s Machine Gun), and legendary American rock guitarist Geoff Thorpe (of Vicious Rumors). Reminiscent of blues-rock bands like The Rolling Stones & The Yardbirds, with progressive undertones ala Led Zeppelin, there’s something in there for all of you. Their most recent release (June 2020) is a track titled “Voyager”, a tribute to the late American guitarist, Ronnie Montrose – and is a benefit for the incredible Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.

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Quarantine Takeover Show – Patrick Jaouen Band

Sunday, June 21st, 2020 by The Professor

This week’s Quarantine Takeover show is another cross-border special featuring The Patrick Jaouen Band based out of Rochester, NY. They mixed their show with Susan and Matt calling in remotely. Matt is stuck in Toronto so that makes this our second international edition. Led by singer and guitar player Patrick Jaouen, Jeffrey Carr on Bass, Garegin Grigoryan on keyboards, Susan Gemmett on background vocals and Mathieu Wong on drums, they take us on an exploration of their influences and favorite tracks plus some new music as the band just dropped their new album Masque.

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Quarantine Takeover Show – Surf Harp

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 by The Professor

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This week we feature our first International Quarantine Takeover show! Local artists Surf Harp are currently globally divided with Jeff still in Japan but they made it work. With some magical technology, you can hear them all together although Jeff Koplovitz is in Japan, and Phil Bolton and Chris Sweeney are in Baltimore. Surf Harp is a great local band that also has some roots in WLOY (it’s possible some of them were DJs…) and a band that won Battle of the Bands under a slightly different lineup and sound.

What is Surf Harp? Art rock. Kraut pop. Smooth vibes. 5 piece Baltimore band with latest full length, “MR. BIG PICTURE”, out now on Friends Records. Currently operating in Baltimore and Osaka in preparation for LP3. Featured on Bandcamp Daily, Medium, Tiny Mix Tapes, etc.

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Keznamdi Interview – INK

Saturday, May 30th, 2020 by The Professor

This week on I Never Knew Radio our host Junior sits down for a reasoning interview with the talented Keznamdi.

Coming from an incredibly gifted family, Keznamdi is the son to Dr. Kerida ‘Goldilocks’ McDonald a Rastafari Harvard graduate and reggae artist who has worked with UNICEF for over 20 years. Keznamdi is also the brother of reggae singer Kelissa, Miss Jamaica finalist Kamila, naturopathic doctor Kamani, and UN International school graduate Kadiya.

In this interview Keznamdi speaks about growing up in musical and intellectual household, leaving college to pursue music, and creating his new album ‘Bloodline’



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Imeru Tafari Interview – INK

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 by The Professor

I Never Knew Radio host Junior had the fortunate experience of interviewing Imeru Tafari this week. Some of us were also lucky to have the pleasure of seeing Imeru join us on the stage for Chant Down Baltimore 2019! Imeru Tafari is an inspiring reggae artist who comes from a rich musical bloodline, being the son of reggae superstar Queen Ifrica and grandson of reggae legend Derrick Morgan.

In this interview Imeru Tafari speaks about overcoming stage fright, lessons learned from Queen Ifrica, and provides a story behind his hit song ‘Only Light’.



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Quarantine Takeover Show – Breakforth

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 by The Professor

This week’s Quarantine Takeover show is hosted by bassist, lead singer and former WLOY DJ Matt Weitzel! Breakforth is a Hard Rock/Post Grunge band with Heavy Metal influences from Baltimore, Maryland. Driving the heart of Breakforth is the chest thumping, gut busting, drum work of Seth Champness Smith. This is complimented by the catchy, yet hard hitting, and unapologetic guitars of Paul Gambichler. Rounding out Breakforth is the rock solid bass grooves and powerful, melodic vocals of Matt Weitzel. The most important thing to us is the music. Our never ending goal is to Breakforth from the norm and bring to the table music that moves people physically and emotionally and lyrics that can inspire others just as our heroes have inspired us. So prepare to jam with one of the hardest rocking bands in the Baltimore music scene. Matt’s going heavy with the show as you can guess, but he’s a pro – currently working at a hard rock FM station here in town that you can find between 97-99 on the dial 🙂 What’s he going to play you ask? That seems like a spoiler so you’ll have to click to see more if you want. Better yet, listen in to find out why he picked these tracks and what’s up with the band! (more…)



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I Never Knew Host in the Jamaica Observer

Friday, May 8th, 2020 by The Professor

I Never Knew Radio host and I Never Knew TV host Linton “Junior” Hinds (’06) found himself featured in the Jamaica Observer for his documentary story on roots tonics in Jamaica. In addition to hosting his weekly radio show here on WLOY, Junior has a massive catalog of videos on the history of Rastafarianism, African Diaspora, Reggae and Jamaican culture all housed on his YouTube channel. With more than 10 million views, it’s easy to understand why The Observer picked up on his work. More and more people are finding and sharing his important stories and interviews with artists, philosophers, medical professionals and more. Do yourself a favor and check out both the radio show (every Sunday 9-11am) and the YouTube channel. We know you’ll find yourself saying “I Never Knew…” more than once!



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Quarantine Takeover Show – Lockemy

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 by The Professor

Welcome to the first of our new series of Quarantine Takeover shows! We were inspired by our semi-regular Studio Seizure shows on Monday nights combined with the magic of quarantined lockdown to create something new. While the Studio Seizure normally has an artist or band coming into the station and being interviewed while they select all the music for an hour, it just isn’t practical in a time of social distancing and campus closures. So… we decided to let the artists REALLY take over and send us a complete 1 hour show with their influences, favorite bands, musicians you really should hear and (as a bonus) some of their own music and inspirations. We asked around and we have a lot of great local artists building shows for us now and we may just keep this going long after lockdown is lifted in 2028, or whenever. So, without further ado… our first Quarantine Takeover show will be airing Tuesday at 7pm presented by Lockemy and featuring:

Stone Temple Pilots – Sex Type Thing – Atlantic Records
Silverchair – Point of View – Sony Music
Lockemy – In One Place – Self
Incubus – Dig – Island
Depeche Mode – Precious – A Whole Bunch
Andrew Belle – Dark Matter – Collide
Lockemy – The Fog – Self
Seal – Colour – ZTT Records
Beck – Heart is a Drum – Geffen
Lockemy – Little Things – Self
Mutemath – Equals – Warner Brothers
Young The Giant – Mind Over Matter – Fueled By Ramen
Lockemy – Just Maybe – Self

Lockemy has a smart social media mind and keeps it simple so whether it’s Instagram, Facebook, Tik Tok or Twitter you just search for Lockemyofficial and you’ll find him!

If you missed it, the show is in our archives!



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Voices of COVID-19 Student Project

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 by The Professor

Students in Professor Glick’s Radio Storytelling class started this semester with the plan to create a series of pieces focusing on different voices of Loyola and then a series of community voices. Then… things changed…a lot. When faced with the rapid changes and working from home, Professor Glick reoriented the class to tell their stories from where they were. So while we still have voices of Loyola, they are now voices from around the country and community. Listen in as the students report on healthcare providers, businesses, shopping, graduation and much more. Huge kudos to the students and Professor Glick from turning chaos into a fantastic set of voices and reports from around the country.

Anchors: Alex Mitsopoulos (’22) & Julianna Capuano (’22)
Executive Producers: Ryan Whitley (’21) & Bridgett Ballard (’20)
Reporters: Justin Strott (’21), Caroline Suozzi (’22), Emma Toomey (’21), Gabriella Pirisino (’21), Dominika Ortonowski (’20), Caroline Pierno (’20), Madeline Buscone (’21), Rachel Hoos (’22), Diana Jasany (’22)



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