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Vote WLOY & Christmas Parade 10Best!!!

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 by The Professor

Isn’t this amazing?! USA Today is trying to pick the 10 Best Holiday Parades in the country and one of the initial 20 they picked was the Mayor’s Annual Christmas Parade in Hampden!! It’s been going for 44 years (with only 1 shut down for snow) and WLOY has been a part of the parade for the last 8 years. We build a float on and around the station van and send our crew of WLOY elves out with bags of candy canes, shirts, and toys for kids along the route. With over 20,000 people on the street sides it’s no wonder we gave out over 3500 candy canes last year!!! When we found out that the parade was in the top 20 for this competition, we were excited to support it and tell you to vote. When we saw the featured picture seen by millions on the USA Today 10Best website was of THE WLOY FLOAT well… we kinda lost our minds. That’s Hillary Bowman ’14 up there throwing stuffed plush snowballs to the crowd on top of the WLOY van and inside the Merry Christmas Hon float. WOW! So, what can you do, other than just admire the fame we are now finding for Hillary? YOU can vote. And vote again. Right up until the day after the parade you can vote and repeat, and repeat… GO TO THIS LINK http://bit.ly/Vote4Baltimore – Share it with your friends and family, your coworkers, your pets, anyone that can click a link and vote. Vote often. THANKS!



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PLRLS & The Hall Monitors 11/9 McGuire Hall

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 by The Professor

This Thursday night marks the return of the amazing PLRLS to McGuire Hall. With a blend of punk, new wave, and a bit of sass, they’ll keep you jumping all show. From “Rose Garden” to “Look at the Nerds” there’s a bit of Talking Heads, a bit of Devo, a dash of Joe Jackson and some pop punk thrown in. As a bonus we’ll also have the great classic garage rock sounds of The Hall Monitors to keep you moving for another hour! The Hall Monitors bring us straight up fuzzed out classic 60s garage rock sounds. Everything they play should be on a slightly scratchy 45rpm 7″ record in every jukebox. Check out “She’s My Methodone” on their Bandcamp page for a sample of their style.

Check out the newest album from PLRLS on their website, or the single “Oh What a World” (aka “Worldstar”) below. And don’t forget to join us in McGuire Hall from 8-10pm on Thursday November 9th!



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Ladies Night at the FAC – Live Music!

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by The Professor

JaniceB

WLOY, The FAC and The Women’s Center present Ladies Night at the FAC. Among the many amazing things will be 2 great performances by JaniceB and Gina DeLuca. JaniceB was excellent last year and Gina is a great addition to this year’s lineup. Games, prizes, classes and more will be available from 9:30 – 11:00pm in the FAC for female students. Come on down and have some fun, get in a quick workout and enjoy some great free live music!

JaniceB’s music is her own style which she calls “Eclectic Soul”. Whether it’s R & B, jazz, blues, rock, country, or house music it is soulful. Last year’s performance at Ladies Night was a hit, so here she is again! Check out more on her website.

Gina DeLuca

Gina DeLuca is currently performing over 600 songs from her ever-expanding list, variety is inevitable and encouraged. While the majority of her songs are covers, Gina brings a warmth and soulfulness to each song that makes them, in some ways, her very own. More info on her website!



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Mobile Listening and WLOY

Monday, July 24th, 2017 by The Professor

A lot of people ask how they can listen to WLOY with the least clicks. Downloading a mobile app is by far the easiest one and our new RadioFX app is the best solution going. Not only do you get to listen to our great stream, but there is a DJ chat function, our show schedules are there with an easy scroll and search, DJ bios, Polls, all our social media, and more! Bonus: IT’S FREE. If, for some reason, you don’t want to install this amazing app (which includes access to other college radio stations from around the country – not that you need them, we’re just saying they’re there as an extra) there are 2 others that offer great sounds from us.


RADIOFX for iOS users or for Android users
Includes DJ chat, social media, program schedule and more, no ads


RADIOFLAG for iOS users or for Android users
Includes limited DJ chat, no ads


TUNEIN Radio for iOS users or for Android users
Just listening, no station interaction, commercials added by app (not US!)



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Studio Seizure with Rodney Anonymous!

Monday, June 26th, 2017 by The Professor

Tonight! Rodney Anonymous from the Dead Milkmen, Caustic, Velvet Acid Christ and Burn Witch Burn (the band from which he fired his wife) joins us to recount the tales of touring, Philly history, stage pranks, and more while running down a playlist full of great bands. Can you imagine Rodney performing with Lenny Kaye? Did you know where he got the idea for Bitchin Camaro? So much will be revealed on the next episode of Soap. Oh, sorry, I mean Studio Seizure! Tonight 7-9pm EST only on WLOY! Missed it? Don’t worry it’s archived for you here with other Studio Seizure episodes.



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Earth People! The Triumphant Return of Dr. Octagon

Monday, June 26th, 2017 by The Professor

by Earl Crown, host of Crucial Cuts on WLOY

On June 4th 2017, Kool Keith (aka Dr. Octagon) came to Baltimore Soundstage with his hip-hop super-group, and reminded us why we loved Dr. Octagon in the first place. His 1996 album, Dr. Octagonecologyst, is considered by many to be among the most important albums of that decade and a must-own LP for any serious fan of the genre. With the help of producer and DJ Dan “The Automator” Nakamura, as well as world-class turntablist DJ Qbert, Octagon was able recreate the genius of his groundbreaking 1996 album on stage.

The Dr. Octagon tour features an all-star stage band, with a live drummer and bass player, along with two DJs, the aforementioned Dan the Automator and DJ Qbert. The set list for the Baltimore Soundstage show included many tracks from the Dr. Octagonecologyst album, including “3000”, “Earth People” and “Bear Witness”. The appreciative crowd got especially wild for “Blue Flowers,” a fan-favorite from the 1996 release. (more…)



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Karoondinha (Now Deep Roots) Giveaway!

Monday, June 19th, 2017 by The Professor

As many of you have heard the Karoondinha Music and Arts Festival has been cancelled. We are sorry for any of you who were disappointed by this news, and we would never want to let down our listeners. Lucky for us, the Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival has been generous enough to give us two three-day passes, and camping to one lucky WLOY listener–as well as, honoring those who already purchased passes to Karoondinha with passes to their festival.

The festival will be July 20th to the 22nd (conveniently the same as Karoondinha), and is located at Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, West Virginia. Deep Roots Mountain Revival will have an Americana, Bluegrass, Rock and Jam feel to it– featuring bands such as Dr. Dog, Brandi Carlile, Lettuce, JJ Grey & Mofro, Moon Taxi, and many more. Like Karoondinha, Deep Roots wants to encourage festival-goers to relax and connect not only to the music, but nature and themselves. They will be offering activities such as meditation, yoga, sound-healing, and more. Enter with the link below for a chance to win.

Fill out my online form.
Online contact and registration forms from Wufoo.

* Standard WLOY contest rules apply. Entry closes at 11:59pm Eastern Time, July 7th, 2017. One entry per email address. Duplicate entries will be discarded. Drawing will be done and the winner contacted on July 8, 2017. Watch for a video of the drawing to be posted.



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Pretty Don amazing: Don Broco Live

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 by Margaret Jokoh

The British rock band, Don Broco, has been around since 2008, but have just embarked on their first US tour. Aside from having the pleasure of interviewing the band, I had the opportunity of seeing them live at Baltimore Soundstage.

Anyone who knows Baltimore, knows that the music fans of the city are very hard to please, especially the pop punk scene, who have seen acts like Modern Baseball, All Time Low and many more jump off to headlining acts at major festivals and their own tours. And to be honest, Don Broco is definitely the odd ball out when looking at the bill. They are lined up with bands like: With Confidence, Against the Current and State Champs. Fortunately, there were a few fans there, but Don Broco definitely had a challenge ahead of them. (more…)



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Honfest 2017 Lineup

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 by The Professor

More details to follow, but here is the lineup for the WLOY Stage at Honfest
(We are at 36th & Chestnut Streets in Hampden):

Saturday June 10
11:00 – 12:00pm Little Lungs
12:00 – 01:00pm Caleb Stine
01:00 – 02:00pm Saleem & The Music Lovers
02:00 – 03:00pm Angela Sheik
03:00 – 04:00pm Paradise Creek
04:00 – 05:00pm Pompeii Graffiti
05:00 – 06:00pm Of Tomorrow
06:00 – 07:00pm Raindeer
07:00 – 08:00pm Stacked Like Pancakes

Sunday June 11
12:00 – 01:00pm Canopy
01:00 – 02:00pm Walter Parks
02:00 – 03:00pm The Out of Water eXperience
03:00 – 04:00pm Fractal Cat
04:00 – 05:00pm Greasy Hands
05:00 – 06:00pm Nalani & Sarina

Lots of new faces this year and a wide selection of styles to keep you interested! Grab a table and hang out all day long with WLOY!



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WLOY Coffeehouse: Black Rhinoceros

Monday, April 24th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

WLOY’s last event of the semester is here and we’re not sure how we feel about it. Of course we saved the best for last, but saying goodbye all our Thursday night fun is tragic. No matter how you’re feeling about the end of the semester though, Black Rhinoceros and openers, Divided Heaven are sure pick you up. Black Rhinocerous, an acoustic pop duo will be playing their relaxing, chill tunes on guitar and cello, which is the perfect music to cram to finals to. As self-proclaimed nerd rock, Black Rhinoceros will be sure to appreciate you studying to their music.

By combining Erin’s cello and vocal skills with Ahren’s guitar and vocal, Black Rhinoceros create complex melodies, harmonies and chord progressions in order to make some beautiful songs that you’ll want to listen to forever. Check out what is mean with their song, Gaius, which you can listen to here. Don’t miss it live though! This Thursday. Outside Starbucks. 8-10pm.



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