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Vinylthon 2021 is here!

Thursday, April 15th, 2021 by The Professor

It’s time to celebrate what you can do with some metal presses and 180gm of vinyl. VINYLTHON is here for 2021! We’re celebrating Record Store Day a little early since most colleges are closed in June… with the bonus of 24 hours of nothing but vinyl on the air at WLOY*.

All our friends, community members, alumni and DJs have been putting together shows for you from Ambient to Zydeco, all spun on real records. We’re joining hundreds of other stations around the world and (for the 5th year in a row) earning our Golden Slipmat Award for participating. Last year (thanks COVID) we actually had 2 Vinylthons and we did 24hrs twice! This year we’ve only got one day of all vinyl (so far) but its a good one. Tune in and check out the shows. Note that because of COVID restrictions we are pre-recording our shows to limit in-studio exposure but they’re all being played on vinyl, clicks and all, we promise!

The Spins
Vinyl Spin Sessions w/Paul Random 12am-1am
Vinylthon 2021 Special Show 1am-2am
Classic Rocking Claire Show 2am-3am
Cars, Surf and Guitars 3am-4am
Jon C. Vintage Vinyl Finds 4am-6am
Moldie Oldies Vinyl Hour 6am-7am
Retro Rockin’ (Vinyl) Road Show 7am-9am
Steve Celebrates Friends 1Records 9am-10am
Queen Marge’s Vinyl Exploration 10am-12pm
Retro Eddies 45s Show 12pm-1pm
Xander’s Mighty Soul Party 1pm-2pm
Hip-Hop Revisited with Saleem 2pm-4pm*
Crucial Cuts: Side A 4pm-6pm
Tara’s Double Shot of Vinyl 6pm-8pm
Retro Eddie’s Vinyl Special 8pm-9pm
A College Try Vinyl Hour 9pm-10pm
Crucial Cuts: Side B 10pm-12am
Sunday Skips
Tara’s Vinyl Hour 12am-1am
Crucial Cuts: A New Hope 1am-3am


* Saleems show is not all vinyl this week due to the untimely passing of DMX, it is a celebration of the life and music of DMX instead. We added 2 hours of vinyl shows on at the end of the night to make sure we still hit 24 hours so we could earn our Golden Slipmat for real.



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Quarantine Takeover – Modern Nomad

Monday, March 15th, 2021 by The Professor

Tom from Modern Nomad The pandemic isn’t gone and neither is the Quarantine Takeover! This week the QT returns with local artist Modern Nomad revealing his influences, showing off some friends and dropping a world premiere of a track from his new project!

Modern Nomad is best described as an amazing blend of dream pop, 60s psych, 70s pop and more sound. You’ll hear the Beatles, Flaming Lips and more in their songs but find out yourself this week tune in 7pm Tuesday & Thursday to catch Modern Nomad on the WLOY Quarantine Takeover!

Don’t forget to look for “Can’t Explain It” releasing on March 19th too!

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What Happens Next? Story Prompt 3

Monday, February 22nd, 2021 by The Professor

This week’s new WHat Happens Net? story prompt is here!

Hidden in the Well: Story prompt 3

Nicki and Mia like to play outside together by their old neighbor Grovers abandoned farm. They love to climb on the old wagons and play hide and seek by the horse barn and water well. Usually their parents didn’t want them playing around that area because it is not safe. On this day Mia brought her dog along so they could play fetch. While playing with Mia’s dog Nicki tossed the stick really far and it landed in the well. They ran over because it made a really loud sound. Mia flashed her light into the well and saw…

What Happens Next?



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Combat Rock – Share Your Performance – WIN BIG

Sunday, February 21st, 2021 by The Professor

With COVID taking away a lot of our concert fun, we’ve decided to push ahead with combining Battle of the Bands and Songwriter Skirmish to make an online contest instead. Welcome to Combat Rock in which you, the artist, can share your original musical performance with WLOY’s audience and potentially win free studio time! Entries are due by midnight Eastern Time on Sunday March 21st. Prizes donated by the awesome Stages Music and Arts include 2 hours of recording studio time for each winner in the Skirmish category (Acoustic or Electric categories for solo or duo acts) and 4 hours of recording studio time for the winner from Battle of the Bands (trio or more group). Fill out the form below and get your entry in ASAP! You can also come to our virtual open mic night March 19th 7-9pm to join us.

ENTRIES ARE CLOSED – STAY TUNED TO WATCH AND VOTE!!



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Skribe Interview

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 by Ronnie Gruseck

Check out our latest interview with local multi-instrumentalist Skribe now! Aly Martinez, our Music Director, conducted the insightful interview. She notes:

“I had the pleasure of interviewing Skribe! We had a great conversation about music and overall life. He told me about the fun things about being a musician and making music with uncommon instruments! We also talked about how the pandemic has affected life and music. He even gave us some insight on his new song that is being released very soon! Check it out!”

Instagram: @Skribemusic
Facebook: /garagefolks
Bandcamp: skribe
YouTube: Skribestudios
Spotify: Skribe
Website: skribestudios.com

Video for the new track “Wide Awake” mentioned in Interview



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Madeline Rosene Interview

Thursday, February 4th, 2021 by Ronnie Gruseck

WLOY is so excited to release our newest interview with Madeline Rosene, a creative and singer! Hang out with our music director, Aly Martinez, and Madeline Rosene, who lays out all that she experienced throughout her songwriting journey as a singer (and as a stylist!) Listen in to Madeline’s tips, inspiration, and methods that have led her to the creation of her newest, thought-provoking album “Raised on Porn,” which tackles many important topics that push listeners to go beyond the surface-level.

WLOY Zoom interview with Madeline Rosene

And don’t forget to connect with Madeline on all social media platforms below:

Instagram:@madelinerosene
Twitter:@Madeline_Rosene
YouTube: Madeline Rosene
Spotify:Madeline Rosene
Website: madelinerosene.com



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Kyle McNeill Interview

Friday, January 8th, 2021 by The Professor

Los Angeles-based artist Kyle McNeill hung out with Music Director Aly Martinez to chat about his latest album “New Prescription” via Zoom. It was a fun interview with the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with the bonus that for no apparent reason he brought along some chickens. WLOY brings you the best of barnyards… 🙂 Check it out!

WLOY Zoom interview with Kyle McNeill

Instagram: @kylemcneill_music
Facebook: /kylemcneillmusic
YouTube: Kyle McNeill Music
Spotify: Kyle McNeill



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Christmas 2020 Special Programming

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 by The Professor

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! To help you celebrate, our amazing DJs and staff have put together incredible Christmas show specials – including Nick Centanni’s annual Moldie Oldie Christmas Eve and Christmas Day specials, NEW 2020 specials from The Volcano Chronicles, Retro Rockin Road Show, Quarantine Takeover, and vintage specials from 6 alumni, Crucial Cuts and Radio RockOnTour! Christmas music and special shows start at NOON on Christmas Eve, just in time to start your festivities and while you do your last minute wrapping, and will play all through Christmas Day until midnight, to be the soundtrack for all of the day’s gatherings and celebrations.
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Become a DJ In Your PJs!

Friday, December 18th, 2020 by Ronnie Gruseck

Are you experiencing screen fatigue? Do you listen to music to rest your eyes from online classes? Share your smashing songs from your Spotify playlist with others who feel the same way! WLOY Loyola Radio encourages you to become a DJ! Just like in our physical studio, when you do a show you don’t need to show your face! Show up in your PJs as a WLOY DJ!

Our station is flexible, just let us know when you are available!

Whether you want to do a one-time gig or host more frequently, we invite you to reach out to us!

Contact our General Manager Mackenzie Britt at MSBritt@loyola.edu for inquiries and details on how to get started today.



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What Happens Next? Story Prompt 2

Monday, November 16th, 2020 by The Professor

Story Prompt #2: The Hampdenfest Lost Dog

Every year at Hamdenfest the whole community of Baltimore comes together to have fun and participate in an extravaganza of events and activities in Hamden Town Center Park. Dylan had asked his parents if he could go get ice cream so they gave him $5. On his way to the ice cream stan Dylan saw a golden retriever on the sidewalk and walked toward it. He saw that the dog looked hungry so he decided to buy some dog treats instead. He gave them to the dog and….

What Happens Next?

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To participate, please read the details here and join us from anywhere in the world!



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