DJ Spotlight


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.

7th Order’s magical links on social media
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Twitter
Instagram

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Dead Air Radio Returns

Sunday, June 28th, 2020 by The Professor

Announcing the return of the Dead Air Radio Show with a special Quarantine Edition tonight at midnight! Join DJ and artist Terence Hannum (of the amazing Holy Circle band BTW) as he explores the depth and breadth of the horror movie soundtrack.

No, this isn’t a bunch of clinking chains and screams, it’s so much more. You never know what famous bands have contributed or how ambient things can be until you listen to these shows. From John Carpenter, (Baltimore-born)Philip Glass and Goblin to local greats Sweet Leda, you never know who’s behind that sound. Check out Dead Air at midnight tonight and every Sunday for the next 6 weeks (or more…)!



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Quarantine Takeover Show – Surf Harp

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 by The Professor

photo: Micah E. Wood

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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Quarantine Takeover Show – Bray

Monday, June 8th, 2020 by The Professor

This week’s Quarantine Takeover Show comes from California! Listen in as Bray spins a mix of his favorites and influences leading into his own tracks. Bray is a singer, songwriter and performer with a unique spin on alt pop rock. Catchy Bowie-esque hooks and driving Foo/Arctic guitar grooves, topped with quirky sardonic lyrics. The touring trio, Bray and the Dens, have toured in 10 countries, had songs placed in 11 national TV shows, and have music videos with more than 4 million views.

Check out the new album Stingray which just dropped!

instagram.com/braymusic17
facebook.com/braymusic
youtube.com/braymusicvideos
sptfy.com/bray
patreon.com/bray

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Quarantine Takeover Show – B. Newb

Thursday, May 21st, 2020 by The Professor

Up next on the Quarantine Takeover Show roster (Tuesday & Thursday at 7pm) is a 27 year old MC out of Baltimore, MD. He might also be a 2015 WLOY graduate and past winner of our Battle of the Bands. He draws influences from his own experiences as well as his friends’ to create music that focuses on storytelling. Inspired by Kid Cudi, Andre 3000, and Childish Gambino.

His motto: Just be yourself. Did we mention the banana costume? That’s a story for another day… Ladies and Gentlemen, we present the artist we know as Brandon, and you know as B. Newb!

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Quarantine Takeover Show – Matt Muirhead

Saturday, May 16th, 2020 by The Professor

This week we bring in local artist, instrument maker and musician Matt Muirhead. When asked for a bio, he presented this: “Matt Muirhead is a lover of Baltimore, a lover of cats and a painter of both.” It doesn’t mention his making of kalimbas, pairing with McKenzie to form the band Canopy, which opened our Honfest stage several times, his crankies and many other tidbits. You can listen to his previous Studio Seizure episode to learn more. In this Quarantine Takeover Matt is wandering back to the 1980s and exploring Japanese ambient music because he can. Tune in Tuesday at 7pm and enjoy!

You can find Matt and some of his creations on Instagram @mattmuirheadartist @bmorepuppets @muirheadmusic or on his website www.mattmuirhead.co (more…)



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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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Retro Eddie – The Food Episode

Friday, April 24th, 2020 by The Professor

Today on the Retro Rockin Roadshow from 7-9pm Retro Eddie is going deep, into your tummy! This week’s theme, suggested by a listener, covers food and food themed songs. From the early songs like “Big Rock Candy Mountain” to The Archies (not the obvious one) to the many influences of Jim Henson, this show will leave you hungry for more… Sorry. But really, from the 1920s to the 1970s you’re going to be surprised what oddities our Retro Eddie digs up for your ears to feast upon. He’s always interested in comments, theme suggestions and more. Feel free to comment here, on our social media or email wloy@loyola.edu with your ideas. Eddie is one of the few people still on campus so he has access to the whole WLOY library! Feel free to stump him. Meanwhile, PLAY MUSIC!



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Vinylthon 2020 – Day 1

Saturday, April 18th, 2020 by The Professor

It’s VINYLTHON 2020! Originally scheduled for today April 18, but rescheduled (along with Record Store Day) to June 20 but WE DON’T CARE! We are doing TWO days of Vinylthon instead of one. It’s just how we roll… Tune in all day for shows that are 100% spun from vinyl starting at 1am today and running through midnight! You’ll hear current DJ shows as well as alumni shows in one and two hour formats. WLOY has received a golden slipmat every year for doing at least 12 hours of all vinyl and this year even though we’re not making the usual full 24 we’re still running 18 hours of all vinyl shows!

What is Vinylthon you ask? Read the press release below and find out more!

Over 100 radio stations will go vinyl-only for charity event Vinylthon 2020, with many stations broadcasting from their DJ’s homes

Despite severe disruptions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, across the USA and the world, radio stations will celebrate the unique format of vinyl by going vinyl-only on Vinylthon, April 18, 2020. Organizers hope it will provide essential comfort to listeners through entertainment during this difficult time.
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Moldie Oldies – New Shows Weekly

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 by The Professor

WLOY may be locked down but our DJs are still making shows! Like clockwork Nick Centanni (’11) sends in a new Moldie Oldies show from his bunker every week – loaded with vintage classic hits from the 50s-70s. Don’t forget to sit up straight and straighten your tie when Frank “The Chainman of the Board” Sinatra makes an appearance or yell a joyous “ELVIS!” at the arrival of The King. Tune in every Wednesday at 10am for 2 hours of great music, terrible jokes, random alumni callers and lots of fun. It’s like AM Rock Radio never went away!



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