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Chessie Jam is Jamin’ Out This Weekend

Monday, September 29th, 2014 by Courtney K

logoCalling all kids and grown ups that are young at heart! Chessie Jam is coming to Pier Six in Baltimore! On Saturday October 4, the children’s music festival, Chessie Jam, will be hosting kid friendly music and fun activities. There will be free face painting from 12:00-2:00pm, an instrument petting zoo, a photo-booth, a moon-bounce, tie-dying, a storybook village, and much more! These fun things are paired with even more fun music. The featured bands include the winners of “Best Musical Album for Children,” Milkshake, and even Yo Gabba Gabba’s Biz Markie!

Join WLOY and participate in a live recording of our award winning program, “What Happens Next?” Running since 2009, this children’s program has helped promote better reading, writing, and communication skills as well as help expand imaginations. We provide the beginning of the story, but our participates figure out “what happens next!” WLOY will be promoting this program as well as working with kids to write and record their stories at Chessie Jam! Come out and enjoy some music and fun this Saturday!

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Fit For An Autopsy Interview

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 by The Professor

Fit For An Autopsy That makes for an odd headline doesn’t it? WLOY’s hard rockin’ Matt Weitzel ’17 (of It’s a Hard Rock Life) sat down with 3 of the guys from New Jersey’s Fit For An Autopsy for a chat before their show at Baltimore Soundstage June 14. FFAA was there as part of big lineup with Devildriver, Carnifex, Whitechapel, Revocation, and Rivers of Nihil. Listen in as Matt chats with the band.

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Red Sammy and Palookaville Interview

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 by Rachel

Adam and Howard When Kat and I sat down with Adam of Red Sammy and Howard of Palookaville, we had the chance to get an insiders take on their music as well as learning about their combined show at An Die Musik. We discovered the definition of Gritty Americana as well as the definition to Smalltimore. Listen in to here the full interview as well as a live performance of some of their songs! The dynamic duo talked with us about the amazing parts of being a part of the Baltimore music scene, as well as their road to collaboation. Tune in to get the full interview below!

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The Baltimore LED Art Billboard

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 by The Professor

LED Art Billboard It began as a vision for Will Shanklin 8 years ago. At Artscape 2014 it was officially unveiled. This amazing structure is providing a much needed relief from the usual billboards crowding our streets and is creating visibility for a huge collection of artists in the region FOR FREE. Will Shanklin, the artist and visionary behind the billboard’s development and operation sat down for a chat with me right before the official launch of the billboard at Artscape 2014. He shared his idea for the billboard, it’s future and how it can impact art and Baltimore in a positive way. (more…)



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Honfest 2014 in Photos

Thursday, June 26th, 2014 by The Professor

A quick selection of the more than 600 photos we shot over the weekend of June 14th & 15th at the 20th Honfest. For a complete collection, check out the massive album on Facebook.

Sahffi started the weekend off right for us

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Fr. Jim Martin Interview

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 by Rachel

imagesMy lovely co-host, Kat, had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with Fr. Jim Martin, S.J., who visited Loyola University back on December 7th, 2013. Following his speech, Kat and Fr. Martin had a chance to discuss his position as an editor at America Magazine, his role as chaplin on the Colbert Report, and his role in the new Loyola University Maryland Campaign, Bright Minds Bold Hearts.  Check out the full interview below!

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Swampcandy Interview

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 by Rachel

swampcandyDeep from the archives of the WLOY station emerges the Kat and Rae interview with Baltimore natives, Swampcandy. Way back in the winter of 2014, Kat and I sat down with Swampcandy after their appearance at a WLOY Late Night. The energetic, floppy haired duo told us of their travels to Europe and what it’s like to tour. In addition to pleasing our ears with the sweet sounds. Check out the interview below and be sure to check out their music on youtube, reverbnation and swampcandy.com.

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Rachel Taft (Feed The Scene) Interview

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 by Rachel

FTSlogo Kat and I got to sit down with Feed the Scene creator, Rachel Taft. The things she provides for the Baltimore music scene and the greater music scene as a whole are pretty incredible. Check out our interview to learn a bit more about her and the amazing Feed The Scene project.

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Loyolapalooza 2014

Friday, May 30th, 2014 by WLOY Staff

Loyola’s annual closing-of-the-year celebration, Loyolapalooza, was held on Sunday, April 27th. Students, faculty, friends, families, neighbors and–yes–even strangers, gathered to commemorate another productive academic year. Winners of  this year’s WLOY Battle of the Bands, sisters Cecilia and Tessa Grace opened-up the show. The band Scavenger Hunt followed soon-after setting the mood and hyping-up the crowd for the main act: Capital Cities. The gallery follows (more…)



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Chthonic Interview

Monday, May 19th, 2014 by The Professor

Chthonic WLOY’s latest sensation Matt Weitzel ’17 (of It’s a Hard Rock Life) sat down with Freddy from Taiwan’s Chthonic for a chat before their show at the Ottobar during Paganfest on April 26. Listen in as Matt handles his very first band interview like a seasoned pro!

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