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 November 24th! 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!
Friday, November 6th, 2015 by Allison Langley
WLOY + Caribbean Students Union = Jah Works
WLOY and the Caribbean Students Union (CSU) will be joining forces to bring you an awesome late night event from 7pm to 10pm on November 12th in McGuire Hall. CSU will be starting things off with a cultural event including delicious food, such as fried plantains and jerk chicken. There will be poets, music, dancers and both fun and knowledgeable activities. From 9pm to 10pm Jah Works, a great Baltimore-based reggae band, will be performing a great show for everyone! Jah Works has traveled the world performing for more than 20 years and 9 albums. We’re excited that some of the band members are alumni of Loyola who met during study abroad in the 90s! They write and perform original reggae music! Jah Works are a high energy band that appeals to music listeners of all genres! Come out on Thursday to hear a great show and enjoy a great cultural event!
Check out a live performance from Jah Works!
Free to come and watch, $7 for endless treats!
Monday, November 2nd, 2015 by Allison Langley
DJ of the Month Winner: What’s The Word?!
Congratulations to AJ Drexel and Lauren Howe for winning DJ of the month! Their show What’s the Word?!, Thursdays 6-8pm is always on point! They have been model DJs here at WLOY by supporting the station, attending our great Late Night events and well, making us look awesome! What’s the Word uses one word to describe their week and then builds a fire playlist around it. Listen in to hear some great covers, some classics, and current alternative tunes! Tune in and stay updated on wloy.org to stay updated on this dynamic duo!
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 by The Professor
The first of the new WLOY Limited Edition Artist Series shirts! Only 100 made in every edition. These are designed by WLOY alumnus David Gregory, also killer guitarist in Nightsbridge and creator of amazing show posters all over town. Shirts are $20 each, glow-in-the-dark, and will never be made again. Get yours while you can via our Thursday night events (8-10pm) our Live at Boulder tables (Fridays 12-2pm), at the station or via Paypal. Wear yours to our outdoor showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Thursday 10/29 and win prizes!
Sunday, October 11th, 2015 by The Professor
Kat & Rae (of the infamous Kat & Rae Midday show) had a nice phone chat with Allen Stone about his upcoming show (11/11 make a wish!) at Baltimore Soundstage a few days ago. Allen survived their lightning round of questions and shared the experience of being an on-demand Uber driver, among the tasty tidbits. Is it the hats, or the hair that intrigues them more? You’ll have to listen in to find out. And ignore the digital whoops and bloops that our phone system made… sorry.
Check out the full interview:
Monday, October 5th, 2015 by Allison Langley
Support local music this Thursday with WLOY in the third floor reading room at 8pm! Canopy is a Baltimore-based band comprised of Matt Muirhead and McKenzie Ditter. They are a relatively new band but excellent performers. Matt Muirhead is a well-known Baltimore artist (currently making a t-shirt for WLOY!!). He creates both eclectic paintings and music. Muirhead also constructs very eccentric instruments that they use to contribute their unique sound. McKenzie Ditter is a photographer and illustrator. Muirhead and Ditter make quite the creative duo!
Canopy comes to stage prepared to improvise and create new music as they go along. Get up on stage with then to join in on their musical adventures or sit and watch the show while sipping some coffee. Their music ranges from EDM fusion to tropical sounds. Give them a listen before the show and get hyped and come enjoy their wonderful show! As always it’s a FREE show presented by WLOY & Student Activities.
Listen here to shweet Canopy songs!
Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by Allison Langley
Wait for it!
This Friday, October 2nd is College Radio Day! Safe to say this is WLOY’s favorite and most coveted holiday. We are all celebrating the 5th year of College Radio Day.
We take this day to recognize the importance of college radio and the positive effect it has had on students throughout the years. It is a day to encourage us to change that dial to a college radio station (WLOY of course) and support them all around the country. College radio maintains and fosters so much creativity, as we don’t have the commercial binds the most popular stations have. We have the ability to be more free and more open to new music and new talent. Not only helping students to achieve but also musicians as well.
As with most of our favorite holidays we typically receive a gift, so in honor of this WLOY will be raffling off a turn-table with a couple choice records to help kick start your collection. Come to our Coffeehouse this Thursday, October 1st, (with Swampcandy) to get a jumpstart and purchase your raffle tickets. Or, stop by the WLOY table at Live @ Boulder on Friday and purchase tickets there!
Yay for College Radio Day!
Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by Allison Langley
It’s the 1st WLOY late night event of October! We have the amazing Swampcandy playing our WLOY coffeehouse series this Thursday. Not only is it FREE but also we’ll be providing delicious snacks AND coffee.
Swamp candy is Ruben Dobbs on guitar and Joey Mitchell on the bass. They are described as a bluesy duo. Ruben Dobb’s, a Maryland farm boy, is Swampcandy’s lead vocalist and guitarist. He has more talent in his fingers alone than I could I possibly imagine. His voice is raw, a little rough, deep, and very real. Dobbs sings his bluesy lyrics with conviction and passion. Joey Mitchell is quite the instrumental talent, maneuvering through all genres and filling the gaps of this two-person band on bass. These two are able to create music that sounds like a fully fitted band is playing along side them.
Do not miss out on this opportunity to see this dope band perform! Check out some videos and their website to get acquainted with them if you’re not already huge fans! Swampcandy
Also, at the show we will be selling raffle tickets for WLOY’s, College Radio Day give away — a turntable with 8 records (including 3 from local label Friends Records) and a $30 gift certificate to Sound Garden in Fells Point – a pretty sweet prize, if we do say so ourselves! Hope to see you there this Thursday October 2nd, buying raffle tickets, sipping on coffee and enjoying the sweet, sweet Swampcandy Tunes.