Thursday, July 16th, 2015 by The Professor
We sent Phil and Brandon to Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion to shoot some photos and check out some bands. It’s fair to say they enjoyed the shows, meeting and interviewing some great acts and enjoying a very cool festival. From a wide variety of food vendors to green power companies, the whole vibe was green, friendly and fun. Brandon covered Day 1, so Phil does Day 2: (more…)
Friday, July 10th, 2015 by The Professor
Little Feat guitarist and vocalist Paul Barrere sat down with Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman to talk about his career with Feat, side projects and the current acoustic duo touring he’s doing with fellow Little Feat member Fred Tackett. Barrere joined Little Feat in 1972, beginning his recording with the classic Dixie Chicken LP and has been with them ever since. Taking over vocal duty with the passing of Feat founder Lowell George, he has been a core part of the bands sound and it’s revival in the late 1980s with Let it Roll. Recorded 5/16/15 at Rams Head On Stage
Thursday, June 4th, 2015 by The Professor
Intrepid WLOY staffers Brandon Newby ’15 and Phil Dayao ’16 tracked down Lightshow while covering the weekend long Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion May 30/31st. While they were unable to work the audio recorder correctly (head shakes…) they DID get the whole thing on video so there ya go.
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 by The Professor
The 2015 Sweetlife Festival May 30/31, 2015 at Merriweather Post Pavilion was 2 days of fantastic music, eclectic foods, and a wonderful atmosphere. We hurled staffers Phil Dayao ’16 and Brandon Newby ’15 into the pit to see what happened. Armed with cameras, recorders and excitement, they hit the show… Brandon’s Day 1 report is below:
After dealing with some parking issues and retrieving our press passes, Phil and I headed to the Treehouse Stage to catch the first act of the day. Unfortunately, through all of this, we were only able to catch the very end of Lightshow’s set. What we were able to see surprised me though. After rounding the corner, I was surprised to hear a live band! More surprised due to the fact that being an up-and-coming hip-hop artist, it’s hard to form a band and have them play your music the way you want it; that usually comes after some time. With this live band and Lightshow’s natural charisma, he put on a great show. He commanded the stage and made everyone present acknowledge him and his set of skills that are sure to take him a long way. Check out our interview with Lightshow too!
Friday, February 13th, 2015 by The Professor
Thursdays 12-2PM and Saturdays 4-6PM
How good is Crucial Cuts and it’s host Earl Crown? Well, just ask the listeners on RadioFlag all over the world. They nominated, flagged and supported his show right into the winners circle!
WLOY is VERY pleased to present the Fall 2014 Best Music Show as voted on RadioFlag: CRUCIAL CUTS WITH EARL CROWN. This might go to his head, but what the heck, he earned it with his fantastic mix of music, showing up for work with broken ribs, timing his smoke breaks perfectly, and bringing in some cool interviews.
Congratulations to Earl Crown for winning! Tune in for the live show on Thursdays Noon-2pm and the repeats on Saturdays 4-6pm. You can download the RadioFlag app to listen to the stream wherever you go and interact with our award winning DJs!
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 by The Professor
We never complain when we get noticed.
The leading radio industry magazine RadioWorld contains an article on the National Student Electronic Media Convention which includes WLOY and our programs for children! Read the whole article online.
Earlier this year we also hosted the creator of Radio Survivor (a hugely popular website exploring college and independent radio) and she wrote a wonderful article about her visit and our programming efforts. Check it out!
Monday, December 8th, 2014 by Courtney K
WLOY has new stuff and we are super excited about it. WE. HAVE. MUGS. This is just in time for the holiday season as well as the freezing cold hell that is known as winter. To go along with your mug where your warm beverage can reside, we also have more WLOY crewneck sweatshirts for your gifting or personal needs. We have a VERY limited run of kids sized WLOY sweatshirts for your smaller relatives
These will all be available on December 10th, the last day of classes, in front of Boulder. On top of all these awesome things, we will have S’mores!!! Who doesn’t love mugs, sweatshirts, and S’MORES??? Get your holiday gift shopping done and then reward yourself with a treat! We can’t wait to see your shining faces! Finish your Christmas shopping list with WLOY shirts, sweatshirts, mugs and more.
When: Wednesday, December 10th @ 11:00am-2:00pm
Where: in front of Boulder
Why: Guys, I already told you there will be S’mores.
If you don’t know how S’mores work (you’re killin’ me, Smalls), check out this video it should help.
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 by Courtney K
THE BEST WAY TO SPREAD CHRISTMAS IS SINGING LOUD FOR ALL TO HEAR! Another way to get in the spirit is coming to the Mayor’s Christmas Parade in Hampden on December 7th. WLOY will be there spreading cheer and handing out some wonderful kids sweatshirts! That’s right KIDS SWEATSHIRTS! We are prepared to keep merry and warm on Sunday! Come out and see our van in special Christmas attire. I can’t tell you what the WLOY van will look like on December 7th because that will ruin the Christmas magic. You will just have to come and be surprised! It will be like an early Christmas present from us, WLOY!
MERRY CHRISTMAS, YOU FILTHY ANIMALS!
When: Sunday, December 7th @ 1:00pm
Why: CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!
Monday, December 1st, 2014 by Courtney K
THIS SEMESTER IS SLOWLY COMING TO A CLOSE. This means we only have one Late Night event left! WLOY is having two local artists that will make McGuire the place to be this Thursday! 3PM, founded in the summer of 2012, is inspired by Blink-182, Green Day, and Yellowcard. That combo will make any true pop-punk fan be excited for this show. 3PM even have experience with the famous Warped Tour. Wanna get more excited? GWB.com is a Loyola based band that features our VERY OWN STAFF MEMBER, Brandon. This college band is a up and coming hip-hop band will keep you dancing all night. Come out this Thursday and get your groove on!
When: Thursday, December 4th
Where: McGuire Hall
Why: Because it’s our last Late Night and you deserve to dance.
Monday, December 1st, 2014 by Courtney K
The winner of #wloythanksgiving is Philip Dayao! Philip and his co-DJ brother were lucky enough to not only spend Thanksgiving together, but also able to go Black Friday shopping. They stopped in a Lulu Lemon to try on some sweet workout leggings. It maybe a new fashion trend for the guys! Go check out the picture on our Instagram, WLOY_radio!
NEXT WEEK’S HASHTAG IS:
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There are only a few day separating you from finals, which means there is only a few day separating you from Christmas break. Sadly, finals are before that sweet freedom you want. WLOY wants to know how you celebrate, I mean, study for the end of the semester. Remember, it’s only a few more days, but we want to see a few more instas! Get posting!!!