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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Wacky Wednesday – Food Truck Gathering

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

August 3rd, 5pm-10pm
34th & Keswick

Head down to Hampden on August 3rd for The Gathering, an assemblage of local food trucks. Try food from popular vendors like Gypsy Queen Cafe, Miss Shirley’s, and Kooper’s Tavern, among others. There’s no fee to attend, simply pay for what you eat. It’s great food from some of Baltimore’s best restaurants, all prepared fresh in its respective truck, and all located in the same place: a must-see for anyone who enjoys carefully crafted culinary art.

For more information, visit The Gathering’s Facebook page.

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Both Feet In Live at Noon

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 by The Professor

Read all about it, read all about it ~ “Word on the Street” issue 2 out! Learn about Baltimore’s newspaper led by those experiencing homelessness– this Wed, July 11, on the Both Feet In show with host Sylvia Park and guest, Mark Schumann, Editor-in-Chief for Word on the Street. Live show airs from 12-12:30. We welcome your call during the show, at 410.617.5313.


Check out Word on the Street

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Moldie Oldies 4th of July Special

Sunday, July 1st, 2012 by The Professor

Join Nick Centanni on WLOY 10-12PM and 6-8PM for 2 separate beachfront broadcasts of the Moldy Oldie Show this July 4!

Nick will have a mix of upbeat summer songs, Independence Day facts, jokes, and of course periodic visits from campus royalty via the ‘gold campus royalty phone.’

He will be up to his usual tricks so you won’t know what to expect next.  There will also be a special Independence Day wishes from some familiar voices in the 6-8PM hours.

This is high octane radio so make it a date and don’t be late! The fun begins July 4 at 10AM all right here on WLOY 1620!

WARNING: This show should only be used under adult supervision. Keep out of reach of children. For outdoor use only. Do not hold in hand. Remember to place this show on the ground, light fuse and get away. Never attempt to relight this show should it malfunction or misfire. Keep others at a safe distance. This show is flammable, misuse may result in injury or fire.

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CBI Conference Austin, TX 2009

Sunday, July 1st, 2012 by The Professor

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Local Music Spotlight Show #3

Friday, June 29th, 2012 by The Professor

Today’s show playlist is a bit shorter because we spent a lot of time with local musician Woody Lissauer in the studio.  Part of the performance was on the air and the rest of it is linked below:

1. Doug Alan Wilcox – Long Day
2. Ken Gutberlet – Amsterdam – Status Quo
3. Easy Six – Happy Birthday – EZ6
4. Midway Fair – Tomorrow I’m Gone (500 Miles) – The Distance of the Moon at Daybreak
5. GoatFish – Be With – The Gift of the Nymph
6. Woody Lissauer Live Session

(the link will follow shortly)

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Theater Thursday: Hairspray

Thursday, June 28th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney









Daily, until July 1
Toby’s Dinner Theatre
5625 O’Donnell Street , Baltimore , MD 21224

Toby’s Dinner Theatre is featuring a daily performance of Hairspray: The Broadway Musical. Enjoy a meal along with this musical interpretation of John Waters’ 1988 film. You can explore Baltimore not only literally, by visiting Toby’s Dinner Theatre, but also figuratively, by experiencing the musical, set in Baltimore in 1962 and based on a film by a local icon.

For more information, visit Toby’s on the web or call 410-649-1660

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