Friday, December 6th, 2013 by The Professor
Well, maybe we picked 11, because we play music and can’t count. Ok, give us a break. We polled a few current and former staff members to see what they can’t live without at Christmas time. You know, the music that makes them enjoy the season, not want to shove pencils in their ears if they have to hear it one more time (Elmo & Patsy, we’re looking at you). And because we care about you, our listeners, we even threw in an iTunes link so you can add them to your own playlists at home (you’re welcome). Here they are in no particular order, along with a reminder to get into the spirit of the season and share your gifts with others : (more…)
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 by The Professor
Once again, WLOY scores you a chance to do something cultural and even seasonally-relevant! On December 21, for one day only, the Moscow Ballet will put on 3 performances of The Great Russian Nutcracker. WLOY has tickets for you for the 12 noon show. Want to win a pair? Of course you do! Come to our Late Night Concert Thursday December 5 from 9-11pm in McGuire Hall, enter at our table during the Live at Boulder remote broadcast Friday December 6, noon-2pm or listen in to the station for your chance to win one of the 4 pairs of tickets we’re giving away! Don’t miss out on this one day show – get your own tickets now!
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 by Joe Lomuti
Last week we were graced with the enchanting sounds of Caleb Stine, but WLOY isn’t going to stop there! This Thursday, WLOY Coffee House Series hosts Claire Anthony, a young Baltimore singer song-writer. Claire’s soothing sound perfectly captures the ambiance of a cozy coffee house amidst a chilly November evening. However, although Claire will be performing her songs she also encourages all to share their own material. This is both a performance for the music lover, and workshop for those novice artists. It is a great opportunity to get feedback and improve your own material. So bring your guitar, or your rhymes, or maybe only your ears. Either way, the event begins Thursday evening, 9pm, in the third floor reading room. In the mean time, check out some of Claire’s music.
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 by Joe Lomuti
If you haven’t already heard, WLOY had recently returned from The National Student Electronic Media Convention in San Anonio, TX and we didn’t come home empty handed! WLOY was took the trophy in categories: Best Community Involvement for Word on the Street and Best Feature for our original production What Happens Next. Five representatives of WLOY lead by The Professor himself, trekked to the lone star state this past weekend. Now, they share with you an account of their experiences: (more…)
Monday, November 11th, 2013 by The Professor
WLOY has more tickets for you! The Hippodrome has a limited run December 3-8th of this classic holiday film, turned musical. WLOY has opening night tickets for you to win, and 4 chances to do it. Attend our live shows Thursday November 14 (Caleb Stine) or 21st (Claire Anthony) to enter and win, or stop by our table in front of Boulder Gardens Cafe 12-2pm Friday the 15th and 22nd to enter the weekly raffle.
Monday, November 4th, 2013 by The Professor
When we got to the National Student Electronic Media Convention in San Antonio, they had all these trophies lying around messing up the place. It seemed a shame to mess up a nice looking city like San Antonio, and since we care about that kind of stuff, we helped make it nice and neat. Taking the trophies back to Baltimore seemed the best plan.
Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 by The Professor
Yep, we’re putting a GoPro camera on top of Leslie’s usual pink kitty helmet and sending her to San Antonio, Texas to see what she can find at the National Student Electronic Media Convention. We don’t know what will happen, or how the TSA will like this… but we hope she’ll get some good footage as we collect 5 national awards, and perhaps go for a swim in the rooftop hotel. Who knows what she’ll bring back? Yes, we’re odd. But really that’s why you love us isn’t it?
Follow the camera exploits on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Look for the #CBITexas tags for news and happenings from the conference. Let’s hope Leslie has as much fun with this as we’re already having.
BTW, you can listen to Leslie and her co-host (and roommate at the conference) Kathleen on their show Privetz every Monday 7-8pm. But you can catch WLOY Live from San Antonio on Friday this week 12-2pm EST.
UPDATE: Video is up on our Facebook page. It’s kinda NSFW and kinda insane thanks to Leslie’s frenetic MTV-vs.-Blair-Witch style of editing. Try not to laugh… we dare you. This font is pink because… Leslie.
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 by The Professor
WLOY, your ticket machine, has another amazing offer for you! Opening night at the Hippodrome for the return of JERSEY BOYS! We will have 4 pairs of seats to this show on opening night Tuesday November 12th. This limited engagement runs through November 24, so if you don’t win, it’s ok, you can still get your tickets by clicking on the image.
More than 62,000 theatergoers cheered when JERSEY BOYS made its sell-out premiere at the Hippodrome Theatre in 2011. Worldwide, more than 14 million people have seen JERSEY BOYS. And now, the show about Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons that makes critics and audiences cheer is “Working Its Way Back” to Baltimore! (more…)
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 by Joe Lomuti
Yes, Yes, it is that time of year again. The season when all ghouls and ghosts are summoned to the land of the living to spread the fright and chill the bones of all the little girls and boys. Now although the air is dense with creepy crispness, this does not mean you shall hide away, for this is where the ghouls are bound to find you! But do not fear dear child, there is a way to fend off the nightmarish creatures. To combat them you must dance! And WLOY is here to assist you, as we will provide a haven to boogie off the cobwebs by presenting Rocky Horror Picture show! Meet us in McGuire Hall, October 24 at 10:30PM. Come dressed as your favorite Rocky Horror character, for the best could receive sweet treats to satiate your craving of Baltimore entertainment.
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 by Kathryn O'Brien
Art enthusiasts all over Baltimore flocked to the Dave Herman Art Studio/Gallery last Saturday for the Word on the Street Art Auction. Word on the Street, a Baltimore newspaper that is managed by those who are either currently experiencing or have experienced homelessness, has been auctioning off art as a means of fundraising for two years now. This most recent auction was a rousing success. The auction took place at the Dave Herman Art Studio/Gallery on 1601 Guilford Avenue in downtown Baltimore. The studio is the home and work place of Dave Herman who was generous enough to donate his time and space to Word on the Street.
The auction began in the evening and went late into the early hours of the morning. Guests perused the many pieces of art with free Maryland wine, Brewers Art and Peabody Brewing Co beers and Joe Squared pizza in hand. The artwork ranged from photographs to sculptures to jewelry. Two pieces that stood out were the fully functional cigar box guitar and stainless steel wine rack which included three bottles of top -of -the- line local wine. There was a lot of excitement about the art submitted by those experiencing homelessness and the art by children, especially Cy and his “The Future of Awsome.” Bowls fashioned out of old, scratched up vinyl records also stood out from the crowd and sold like hot cakes. As the bidding began, guests were serenaded by local artists Claire Anthony and Caleb Stine. These two local artists were accompanied by the talented, Tennessee based band, Humming House. In fact, later on in the night, Caleb Stine performed Amazing Grace using the cigar box guitar that was being auctioned.
Both Towson University and Loyola University have been invested in this program, with WLOY Loyola Radio as the co-founder of the project back in Spring of 2012. The event was very successful and will keep the influencial and important paper, Word on the Street, in working order this year.