Friday, February 5th, 2016 by Allison Langley
Next Thursday (February 11) WLOY FREE CoffeeHouse will be featuring Cecilia Grace!
Cecilia Grace is a very talented sister duo hailing from Nashville. They began spreading their awesome pop sound for all of us to hear in 2013. Immersed in music since they were little, young children they have developed into a perfectly harmonious pair.
So! Come next Thursday at 8pm in the 3rd Floor Reading Room for an excellent FREE WLOY Coffeehouse event! See ya there!
Friday, January 29th, 2016 by Allison Langley
Nalani & Sarina, a WLOY favorite, is returning to McGuire Hall for another time on February 4th at 8pm for a FREE show!
This power twin pop duo over takes the stage with awesome performances every time. They are constantly given amazing reviews on their fresh sound brought on by their talented instrumentalists, singing, and song writing skills.
These New Jersey natives have been living and breathing music since they were children as they were born into a very musical household. They have gone from that to recording an incredibly thoughtful album, “Lessons Learned”, which is truly great! Check out their website here and learn more about Nalani & Sarina.
This will be a FREE show you will want to miss! February 4th at 8pm in McGuire, be there!!
Thursday, January 28th, 2016 by Allison Langley
Next Thursday the WLOY Open Mic Night is back Loyola! Come showcase some of your awesome talents you picked up over the winter break, we want to hear them! Did you write a new song you want to share? Hear a new song you want to cover? New jokes? New poetry? The 3rd Floor Reading on January 28th at 8pm is the spot to do it!
We all know it is your New Years resolution to perform so come out and knock it off the list in a big way! WLOY will be there to support you. Bring your friends; bring your family; just bring everyone and sit down with some FREE coffee! Cannot wait to see you guys there!
Thursday, January 7th, 2016 by The Professor
Welcome back to campus from WLOY and Late Night Loyola! Our first FREE CONCERT of the semester will be 8-10pm in McGuire Hall, Thursday January 21st featuring NEMES from Boston! How good are they? How about: “One of the top 5 unsigned bands in the country” -Alternative Press.
Nemes (pronounced knee•miss) has made their mark on the Boston and larger New England music scene by playing everywhere from subway stations to highly-revered rock venues. Led by duel-frontmen Dave Anthony and Josh Knowles, the band showcases a true metamorphosis of sound, featuring warm, layered harmonies and one-of-a-kind violin shredding Vanyaland describes as “fiddle-action glory.” These components are delicately layered across captivating original songs to form what Under the Gun Review calls “some of the most engaging music we’ve heard,” garnering shout-outs from national and international acts such as Alt-J and Nirvana.
Released in the fall of 2015, their debut studio full-length album, “I Carry Your Heart,” has lifted the band from the subway stations of Boston to larger stages around the region, performing as support for acts such as X Ambassadors and Guster. The album was co-produced and mixed by Rick Kwan (Jim James, My Morning Jacket) and funded by a combination of busking, gigging, and crowd-funding. The 11-track record is an exploration of four minds working to create a resonant, cathartic listening experience.
Monday, December 21st, 2015 by The ProfessorIt’s Christmas so you know it’s time for the annual Ultimate Christmas Shows on WLOY! Join Nick Centanni for 3 hours on Christmas Eve and another 3 hours on Christmas Day. This year Nick is joined by 10 (yes TEN) more special Christmas shows from WLOY DJs! We’re going wall-to-wall with Christmas for 2 full days. So while you decorate, wrap gifts, drink eggnog, or just hang out by the fire make it a date and don’t be late to tune in on Christmas Eve and for a second special on Christmas Day while shredding wrapping paper and admiring your new socks!
Kat and Rae’s Christmas Extravaganza – 10am-12pm
Crucial Cuts Christmas Special – 12-2pm
A PB and LT Christmas – 3-4pm
The Dot Christmas Spectacular – 5-6pm
Legends of Rock Christmas – 6-7pm
Moldie Oldies Ultimate Christmas Eve Show – 7-10pm
Philtimore Christmas – 10-11pm
Diva’s Hour Christmas – 11pm-12am
Moldie Oldies Ultimate Christmas Day Show – 9am-12pm
Kat and Rae’s Christmas Extravaganza – 12-2pm
Diva’s Hour Christmas – 2-3pm
The Real MCs’ Christmas – 3-4pm
After Sunrise Christmas – 6-7pm
Legends of Rock Christmas – 7-8pm
Philtimore Christmas – 8-9pm
Indie-Anna Jones and the Underground Temple Christmas – 9-10pm
Monday, December 14th, 2015 by The Professor
Wondering just what to get folks? Don’t forget to use your WLOY Loyal Listener Card to get an additional savings on Food, Gifts, Services and more from our wonderful sponsors! The WLOY Loyal Listener Card is completely free. You can pick one up at the station (Bellarmine Hall on the Loyola campus), at the Loyola Student Activites office, or any WLOY event on campus or around town. Need one? Just ask! Have a wonderful holiday and save a few dollars thanks to WLOY and our great local shop owners! Forget the internet and shop LOCAL!
The Amazing Spiral (York Road by Belvedere Square)
Café Hon (36th St Hampden)
Charlotte Elliot (36th St Hampden)
Loyola University Bookstore (Loyola Student Center)
Ma Petite Shoe & Café (36th St Hampden)
Shananigans Toy Shop (Wyndhurst Shopping Center Roland Park)
Spa Central (5000 block York Road)
Stoneleigh Lanes (York Road in Stoneleigh)
Strawberry Fields (Roland just below 36th St Hampden)
The Bookstore Next Door (36th St Hampden)
Twenty20 Cycling (36th St Hampden)
Zeke’s Coffee (Harford Road below Cold Spring)
Monday, November 30th, 2015 by Allison Langley
Twas’ the Open Mic Night before Christmas, when all through Loyola
Not a Student was stirring, not even Bri Li.
The mics were hung in the Third Floor Reading Room with care,
In hopes that WLOY soon would be there.
As a wise elf once said, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”
Join WLOY for our last late night event of the semester this Thursday from 8-10pm in the 3rd floor reading room! Twas’ the Open Mic Night Before Christmas! Bring your talents to belt out some of your favorite holiday tunes! The 3rd floor reading room will become a winter wonderland fit for Santa and all of his elves and reindeer (yes, reindeer are welcome).
Bring your own mug or your huge and cozy WLOY mug for some FREE cocoa! Don’t worry if you forgot, our amazing 18 oz mugs will be there for purchase! There will be marshmallows and whip cream so you can create the ultimate hot chocolate experience! Annnd we all know that you have an ugly Christmas sweater lying around… Grandma might not have the best taste. But… Make sure you say thank you to Grandma because ugliest christmas sweater gets a prize!
Come to the third floor reading room ready to sing some tunes and proudly wearing your ugliest Christmas sweater!
Monday, November 23rd, 2015 by Allison Langley
Lets all #fighthunger!
With the holiday and cold weather quickly approaching it is important that we take the time to think of others who are less fortunate. Fight Hunger is a national campaign aimed to aide in providing food for those who are in dire need. It is an excellent and creative campaign! The idea is to film one big fight sequence from Austin to Philadelphia. What a cool way to promote such an important cause! By the way, one of those stops is Baltimore! Check out their go fund me page here, and donate! They are also accepting canned goods! So raid your cupboards or hit the grocery store and then drop it all off at the WLOY station by December 14th! We are looking forward to seeing a huge pile! They also accept clothing!
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 by Allison Langley
This Thursday marks a momentous occasion, with the 40th anniversary of Loyola Radio’s founding! Loyola radio started on a happy day, November 19, 1975 originally under the call letters WVLC (The Voice of Loyola College). It was founded by John Franklin- ’76 grad, and Jay Guyther- grad of ’78. We then became WLCR (Loyola College Radio) until 2002 when we became your favorite radio station, WLOY!
In order to celebrate 40 incredible years, this Saturday from 1-5pm we will be having alumni from the 70’s to present, stop by to speak with us about where they are now and what it was like “back in the day.” We will have a live show with some of the alumni telling us some funny stories of their days in the station. The current staff will be giving tours of the station and giving updates on what we have been up to lately, and some funny stories of our own. There will be food, of course! It will be a great day filled with some celebration and stories!
So let’s give a big happy birthday to Loyola Radio!
Friday, November 13th, 2015 by Allison Langley
Stop by the 3rd floor reading room Thursday, November 19 for WLOY’s FREE coffee house to see Mark Hopkins give a great performance! Mark Hopkins, a Baltimore native (woot woot), is a rockin’, rock n’ roll artist. He is a veteran performer, out on the road since 1997 performing his original songs in various venues. Hopkins is guaranteed to get you moving along to his sweet tunes and killer guitar! He exudes a “soulful, bluesy, funky” sound. Mark Hopkins and his band the Hotel have released two albums, Evidence and Room Service. Before heading to the show make sure to check out a song or two in case you don’t already know him!
This month and December he will be playing all over Baltimore, but you should probably (definitely) catch him in the 3RD FLOOR READING ROOM with FREE coffee and snacks!