“Word on the Street” Gets More Press

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 by The Professor

WOTS Issue 1We were pretty excited when the paper we support “Word on the Street” got a couple of recent mentions in the local press.  We were more excited when Marc Steiner interviewed members of the paper on his show on WEAA.  Now the paper has front page coverage in the Baltimore Sun!  Rumor has it that NBC is interested as well!  This is a great start to a new year!  You can support Word on the Street too!

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Christmas Overload!

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 by The Professor

We held back as long as we could, but it’s time.  Starting today at 2 with Kat & Rae’s Christmas Show you’ll be hearing more and more Christmas music.   Tune in for the annual Moldie Oldies Christmas Eve Show noon – 3 on Christmas Eve.  On Christmas Day, we’ll go all Christmas all day, featuring the Moldie Oldies Christmas Day special noon – 3.  Yep 24 straight hours of Christmas music.  This is, of course, all assuming the Mayan’s simply ran out of space on their calendar.

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40th Annual Mayor’s Christmas Parade!

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 by The Professor

Join us Sunday December 2nd at 1pm for the 40th Annual Mayor’s Christmas Parade. WLOY is parading for the 3rd year and we’ve got some new surprises for this year! Not only do we have the usual candy canes and tons more snowballs, but we’ve got new t-shirts, stuffed toys and more. It’s going to be another great one. Last year we blew through 1000 candy canes before reaching 36th street so this year we have 2000!

The parade begins at 1pm at the intersection of Falls & Cold Spring moving south down Falls to 36th Street where it turns East and continues to Chestnut. Rest assured the roadside will be packed. Get there early and have a blast! See you Sunday!!!

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Thursday: Singer/Songwriter Workshop with Matt Hutchison

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 by Christa Constantine

Join WLOY and former Fools and Horses band member Matt Hutchison this Thursday from 9-11 p.m. in the Reading Room for an exclusive Late Night event! Bring an instrument or simply bring a friend and enjoy a musical performance, FREE of charge. Also, while at the event, enter a FREE raffle for your chance to win tickets to see Dan Deacon at the 9:30 Club OR All Time Low at Ram’s Head Live. As always, refreshments will be provided. See you there!

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2012 Costume Contest!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 by The Professor

Costume Contest 2012: post up your halloween costume on the WLOY Facebook page by 5pm tomorrow and win your choice of one pair for any of these shows from WLOY! If your costume really rocks you might get more than one show!

K’NAAN – Friday, November 2 – Ram’s Head Live
GOV’T MULE & moe. – Saturday, November 3 – Fillmore
The Rocket Summer – Monday, November 5 – Fillmore
Theory of a Deadman – Wednesday, November 7 – Filmore
Motion City Soundtrack – Thursday, November 8 – 9:30 Club
Yelawolf – Saturday, November 10 – Fillmore
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Tuesday, November 13 – Warner Theater

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Abell Community Street Fair

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 by Jordan Hernandez

Sunday, September 23, from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

3000-3100 Blocks of Abell Avenue and the 300-400 blocks of 32nd Street

Enjoy the funkiest two-block long street fair in all of Eastern Charles Village. Featuring live music by The Organic Family Band, DJ Mills, Jon Birkholz Jazz and the Black Marks as well as the Third Annual Abell Children’s Parade with the theme 101 Dalamations to celebrate the 101st anniversary of Abell Avenue! All children and children at heart are welcome! Come for food, a bake sale, craft vendors, children’s activities, a crab feast and a silent auction.

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Baltimore City Fire Department CPR Training

Friday, September 21st, 2012 by Jordan Hernandez

Saturday, September 22, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Public Safety Training Facility, 3500 W. Northern Parkway

The goal of this training is to train as many citizens in hands-only CPR. This training is not certifiable but is designed to prepare individuals in the event that emergency CPR is needed. It will include participants as young as 8 years old.

Pre-register by calling 410-396-1005 or email

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Blue Water Baltimore’s Trash Bash

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 by Jordan Hernandez

Saturday, September 22 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Nick’s Fish House, 2600 Insulator Drive

This event provides a fun and exciting opportunity to meet like-minded friends while supporting environmental restoration in Baltimore. All proceeds will benefit Blue Water Baltimore, enabling us to continue restoring clean streams and a healthy Harbor. Fundraisers like this one provide crucial supplies for stream cleanups, art materials for storm drain stenciling, trees for plantings, fuel for the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper boat, and much more. The event features live music from T&T Steel and Collect All 5; a silent auction featuring over 75 items; great food from Nick’s Fish House; refreshing drinks including the debut of “Inversion Event,” our signature cocktail; boat rides, waterfront views, and more! Adult tickets are just $60 if purchased online in advance, so get yours today! Regular adult tickets are $65, tickets for children aged 5-17 are just $10, and children under age 4 are free.

For tickets or more information, visit or call 410-254-1577.

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Refueling the Blues: The Yardbirds Live

Friday, September 14th, 2012 by The Professor

The Yardbirds forge ahead with another incendiary appearance

– by Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman


The Yardbirds are distinctly British and their signature brand of live Rhythm & Blues is a combination mixture of psychedelic rock, instinctive musicianship, and traditional blues jams. But do not discount the occasional all-out rocker, as these gents know how to launch their performance into high gear on stage.

Drummer Jim McCarty is now the final remaining original member of the British Invasion quintet that ignited in 1963. As the group was preparing to return home at the end of their 2011 tour, Chris Dreja suffered an unfortunate stroke and has been sidelined from stage duty since then. Thankfully, Dreja’s unique rhythm guitar style was archived for posterity on the live performance DVD recently released by The Yardbirds.

Lead guitarist Ben King, vocalist Andy Mitchell, and bassist David Smales now form a formidable quartet along with seasoned drummer Jim McCarty anchoring their sound. With both imagination and inspiration, the four of them have been able to transform the band into a stronger unit even in the face of losing Dreja as a key player in their stage act. Best wishes for a healthy recovery are sent to Chris Dreja for his improved well-being.

Several stage staples reappear in the 2012 repertoire. The classic blues covers never grow stale and King’s fierce fretwork never disappoints even rivaling the mastery of former Yardbirds guitar icons Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. This young man has fire in his fingertips and his lead licks are hotter than friction. King keeps the sharp sound on edge with his ability to intensify the resonance of his guitar leads.

Almost exactly one year to the day, The Yardbirds jammed effortlessly in Annapolis, Maryland on September 12, 2012. There were a handful of subtle changes in the Rams Head On Stage setlist but overall, Mitchell nailed down the spotlight and belted out the blues with gusto. McCarty sang lead vocals on “Back Where I Started”, a 1984 Box of Frogs track from a previous reunion project. Smales’ choice bass playing is always a sincere treat.

The big surprise of the Wednesday show was the first encore delivered on solo acoustic guitar by King. Ben parked himself on a stool and performed the 1967 Page-penned instrumental “White Summer” with subtle support from McCarty; truly an excellent highlight. Later while signing autographs after the concert, Yardbird members confirmed that the band has been rehearsing original material to record another new studio album in the near future.

The Yardbirds, Rams Head OnStage, Annapolis, Maryland, September 12, 2012 setlist: I'm Not TalkingDrinkin' Muddy WaterHeart Full Of SoulTrain Kept A Rollin'The Nazz Are BlueFive Long YearsShapes Of ThingsBack Where I StartedOver Under Sideways DownSmokestack LightningStill I'm SadLittle GamesFor Your LoveHappenings Ten Years Time AgoDazed And Confused * Encore: White Summer * I'm A Man

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Sports Saturday: Baltimore Grand Prix

Saturday, July 28th, 2012 by The Professor

Well, it’s been on and off again several times, but now it’s really ON. The Grand Prix of Baltimore is a major motorsports event in the streets of the Baltimore, running from the historic Inner Harbor to Camden Yard, Labor Day weekend, August 31 – September 2, 2012. The event will feature the IZOD IndyCar Series and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron. Last year’s races were great and this year promises more fun.

IndyCar features a new racecar design for 2012 and turbocharged engines from Chevrolet, Honda and Lotus. The starting lineup will include Will Power, the 2011 winner at Baltimore, four-time champion Dario Franchitti and young stars such as Marco Andretti.

The American LeMans Series includes a wide array of racecars, from the ultra-exotic 200-mph prototypes (propelled by a variety of engines, including hybrids and diesel-powered machines) to the production-based GT machines.

More info

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