DJ Spotlight


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
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patreon.com/bray

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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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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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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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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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I Never Knew Radio – New Shows Weekly

Friday, April 3rd, 2020 by The Professor

Yes, the campus is closed, but that doesn’t stop our shows! Listen in every week as Junior (’06) presents a new 2 hour episode of I Never Knew full of culture reggae tracks (new and old) along with mighty reasoning from some of the most important figures in reggae. Celebrate the music and culture 9-11am on Sundays with repeats 8-10am Wednesday and 10-12pm Thursdays before Crucial Cuts.

Together we also mourn the recent loss of classic reggae musician, producer, and more Bob Andy, and the founder of Power of Reggae Father German 🙁 Junior continues to celebrate their memories on upcoming shows.



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