Events


Senior Stories – Share Yours

Sunday, May 10th, 2020 by The Professor

Seniors please share your stories! WLOY is gathering senior stories to play and share with the whole community. Your fellow seniors Stefan Joyce and James Fallon are making remote audio recordings of as many classmates as they can reach. Please reach out to them as soon as you can to make a recording of your own – they can use a lot of different methods based on whatever is convenient for you. Share your memories of Loyola, shout-outs to classmates, tips for quarantine, favorite teachers or classes, great adventures or experiences, study abroad, etc… You’ve been through a remarkable experience this year and we know it’s been incredibly hard to not have a big in-person event to send you off into the world, so we’re hoping that this might give you a chance to share your unique perspective with everyone. It won’t take more than 10-15 minutes and we will collect them for airplay and sharing via WLOY’s social media and website. You can email Stefan spjoyce@loyola.edu or James directly jwfallon@loyola.edu to set up your chat time. We’d love to hear and share your stories! Thanks and stay safe everyone!

You can listen to shows you may have missed on our broadcasts in the Senior Stories Archive.



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Quarantine Takeover Show – Lockemy

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 by The Professor

Welcome to the first of our new series of Quarantine Takeover shows! We were inspired by our semi-regular Studio Seizure shows on Monday nights combined with the magic of quarantined lockdown to create something new. While the Studio Seizure normally has an artist or band coming into the station and being interviewed while they select all the music for an hour, it just isn’t practical in a time of social distancing and campus closures. So… we decided to let the artists REALLY take over and send us a complete 1 hour show with their influences, favorite bands, musicians you really should hear and (as a bonus) some of their own music and inspirations. We asked around and we have a lot of great local artists building shows for us now and we may just keep this going long after lockdown is lifted in 2028, or whenever. So, without further ado… our first Quarantine Takeover show will be airing Tuesday at 7pm presented by Lockemy and featuring:

Stone Temple Pilots – Sex Type Thing – Atlantic Records
Silverchair – Point of View – Sony Music
Lockemy – In One Place – Self
Incubus – Dig – Island
Depeche Mode – Precious – A Whole Bunch
Andrew Belle – Dark Matter – Collide
Lockemy – The Fog – Self
Seal – Colour – ZTT Records
Beck – Heart is a Drum – Geffen
Lockemy – Little Things – Self
Mutemath – Equals – Warner Brothers
Young The Giant – Mind Over Matter – Fueled By Ramen
Lockemy – Just Maybe – Self

Lockemy has a smart social media mind and keeps it simple so whether it’s Instagram, Facebook, Tik Tok or Twitter you just search for Lockemyofficial and you’ll find him!

If you missed it, the show is in our archives!



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Voices of COVID-19 Student Project

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 by The Professor

Students in Professor Glick’s Radio Storytelling class started this semester with the plan to create a series of pieces focusing on different voices of Loyola and then a series of community voices. Then… things changed…a lot. When faced with the rapid changes and working from home, Professor Glick reoriented the class to tell their stories from where they were. So while we still have voices of Loyola, they are now voices from around the country and community. Listen in as the students report on healthcare providers, businesses, shopping, graduation and much more. Huge kudos to the students and Professor Glick from turning chaos into a fantastic set of voices and reports from around the country.

Anchors: Alex Mitsopoulos (’22) & Julianna Capuano (’22)
Executive Producers: Ryan Whitley (’21) & Bridgett Ballard (’20)
Reporters: Justin Strott (’21), Caroline Suozzi (’22), Emma Toomey (’21), Gabriella Pirisino (’21), Dominika Ortonowski (’20), Caroline Pierno (’20), Madeline Buscone (’21), Rachel Hoos (’22), Diana Jasany (’22)



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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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COVID-19, WLOY DJs and What Happens Next?

Monday, April 6th, 2020 by The Professor

Loyola has closed their campus to keep students and staff safe, but WLOY remains on the air 24/7/365 with new music and great classics. Stay tuned because we have a big announcement about our award-winng What Happens Next? show for kids coming soon! In the meanwhile do not despair as not only are we keeping WLOY on the air through all the closures, but our amazing DJs are doing shows from home to send in, and so are a ton of local musicians. We even have DJ Retro Eddie making shows in the station still as he’s one of the last people still on campus. Keep listening for new shows every day from Junior, Earl Crown, Tara, Retro Eddie, and many more! And get ready for a really cool new version of What Happens Next? you can do from home! Stay safe, social distance, wash your hands, and tune in to WLOY!



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Special Notice – Event Cancellations

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 by The Professor

We are very sorry to report that as the campus needs to close to keep everyone safe, so too must WLOY cancel the remainder of it’s spring music events. This is especially hard on us as we love celebrating all of the amazing campus-connected talent with current and past students at Battle of the Bands and the Songwriter Skirmish. But, as there will be no Loyolapalooza this year, there can be no Battle of the Bands winner to perform, or Songwriter Skirmish winners to open. We regret greatly that these events have to be cancelled but the safety of our campus and students has to take priority in this time. Please everyone stay safe, and we will see you again soon. Look for rescheduling of events and artists for the fall semester as soon as we are able. We hope to have the timing work to bring Hadley Kennary back as well, but in the meanwhile you can see what you missed by checking out her website!



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Cancelled: Battle of the Bands & Songwriter Skirmish

Monday, March 9th, 2020 by The Professor

Do you want to perform at Loyolapalooza? Here is your chance! Enter to compete in the Battle of the Bands, or the Songwriter Skirmish. Songwriter Skirmish is open to solo or duo acts (rappers, songwriters, duos, and mixers), while Battle of the Bands is for bands of 3 or more. Songwriter Skirmish will take place on Thursday 4/23 from 8-10pm at the Black Box Theater. Battle of the Bands will take place on Thursday 4/2 in the Black Box Theater. The winner of Songwriter Skirmish will be the first act of Loyolapalooza, and the Battle of the Bands winner will open for the national headliner. Loyolapalooza is Saturday 4/25.

To enter, you must be or have at least one active member connected to Loyola University Maryland. They can be employees, current students or alumni. Bands entering for Battle of the Bands must be able to perform a 15-20 minute set of original songs to compete. By entering, you are confirming that you are able to perform at Songwriter Skirmish (4/23) or Battle of the Bands (4/2), and are able to perform at Loyolapalooza on 4/25.

Think you have what it takes? Enter below! Submissions for Songwriter Skirmish are due 4/10 by 11:59 pm and submissions for Battle of the Bands are due 3/27 by 11:59 pm.

Fill out the online form.


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Open Mic Night at Starbucks 2/27

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 by Erin McAvoy

open mic night / WLOYIt’s the last event before Spring Break!!  This Thursday from 8-10pm, WLOY will be hosting one of our many popular Open Mic Nights at Starbucks.  Open Mic Nights are always a great opportunity for you and/or your friends to show off some talents or even just to blow off some steam.  Any kind of performance is encouraged–from original songs, to covers, to improv, to comedy, to storytelling, and everything in between!  We welcome everyone and anyone to come to Open Mic Night, regardless of skill level, experience, or background; so come on out, bring your friends, let loose, and have yourself a great night!  Stop by anytime, this Thursday at Starbucks, between 8 and 10pm for a great time before break!  See you there.



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Musical Movie Night at 3rd Floor Common Room 2/20

Monday, February 17th, 2020 by Erin McAvoy

Musical Movie Night Poster / WLOYThis Thursday, from 8-10pm at the third floor common room at the College Center, WLOY will be hosting a musical movie night.  Come join us for a viewing of Bohemian Rhapsody, a thrilling movie centering around the life of Freddie Mercury–played by Rami Malek–and the story of Queen.  It’s an incredible movie with great classic music and if you haven’t seen it already, you should definitely come.  It got 8 out of 10 stars on IMDb and an 85% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.  Don’t miss out on this free viewing.  There will also be popcorn, of course!  This will be a super chill event, so feel free to come or go whenever you want.  Grab your friends and stop by the third floor common room at the College Center for a fun movie night.  All are welcome! See you there.



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Great Date Raffles & Valentine’s Treats at McGuire 2/13

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 by Erin McAvoy

valentines day bash poster / WLOYThis Thursday, from 8-10pm in McGuire, WLOY will be hosting the ultimate holiday bash.  Grab your sweetheart or your friends and come on out for a fun night of music by DJ Paul Random, Valentine’s Day desserts, and themed games and prizes.  We’ll also be announcing the winners of the three special raffle packages, including gift cards to local bars, restaurants, cafes, stores, and more!  And don’t forget that all proceeds are going to My Sister’s Place–a local women’s shelter that supports women and children experiencing homelessness and poverty.  My Sister’s Place provides a safe haven for women in Baltimore City and is a place for them to receive love and support as they overcome their barriers.  Everyone involved in our raffle will be supporting this cause.  Join WLOY this Thursday night from 8-10pm in McGuire for Valentine’s Day fun and to help support a great cause.  See you there!



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