alt-J: Musicians or Storytellers?

Friday, October 10th, 2014 by Lauren Puleo

alt j alt-J: Musicians or Storytellers?

Release Date: 9/22/14
Rating: 9/10

alt-J’s second studio album is more than just a collection of songs. It is a holistic work of art, which has lately become something of a rarity in popular music. This album not only succeeds musically, but also as a piece of poetry, and a true example of innovation in today’s music scene.

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Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner (Actually Tickets)

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 by Courtney K

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Claire Shaw and Chemaine Sharpe were our lucky winners yesterday! Claire Shaw was lucky enough to snag two tickets for the Ziggy Marley at Baltimore Soundstage this Monday! She caught As Told By Gingers at the right time. This wonderful show by our staff members Leandra and Kelly plays every Wednesday from 2:00-3:00pm and yesterday they were giving away tickets! Tuning in is only one way to win big time. Chemaine Sharpe attended last week’s Coffeehouse with Blind Man Leading. She had luck on her side with winning the raffle for ticket to “I Love Lucy” at the Hippodrome.

You, too, could win big at WLOY! Just listen in and attend some really cool events!

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Monday, October 6th, 2014 by Alex Fili



We are starting our weekly hashtags this week! This means if your picture with our personalized hashtag is awesome you’ll be featured on our instagram! (It’s @WLOY_radio, in case you forgot.)

This week: #wloyautumn! Get some pretty fall pictures while the leaves are changing! You soon could be insta famous. Get posting!



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DJs of the Month: Matt & Nick

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 by Alex Fili

hiThese two DJs are always rockin’ out on their show, It’s a Hard Rock Life. Their Wednesday show from 3:00-4:00pm is so rockin’ that they have just won DJs of the Month! They embody everything WLOY, which is being cool, fun, and having a great taste in music. These two cool cats also just went the extra nine yards and added an extra show called It’s a Harder Rock Life that features even more Hard Rock jams that airs every Saturday 12:00-1:00am. Matt and Ian even were at WLOY over the Summer to make more listeners happy year round. If you haven’t heard them yet, you have two chances… every week… LISTEN TO THEM!

Good Job, Matt and Nick!

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Top 30 – September 2014

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 by Lauren Puleo

Top 30 for September, 2014



We have some solid albums in this month’s Top 30 from artists such as Graveyard Club, Alt-J, Banks, and many more! Whether you’re into indie alternative rock, synth pop, or hip-hop, there’s something here for you.


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Chet Faker – A Golden Show

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 by Alex Fili

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Show Date: 9/10/14

Rating: 9/10

“You gotta know, I’m feeling love…” the repeated lyrics from Chet Fakers single, ‘Gold’, accurately describe how I feel about the Melbourne, Australia native and his self-produced music making it onto the charts. The relaxed twenty-three year old, Nicholas James Murphy, goes by the stage name of Chet Faker. As there is already an Australian musician by the name of Nick Murphy, he created this stage name in an ode to inspiring jazz musician Chet Baker. Faker took on the name when he uploaded his first cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” in 2011.

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Chessie Jam is Jamin’ Out This Weekend

Monday, September 29th, 2014 by Courtney K

logoCalling all kids and grown ups that are young at heart! Chessie Jam is coming to Pier Six in Baltimore! On Saturday October 4, the children’s music festival, Chessie Jam, will be hosting kid friendly music and fun activities. There will be free face painting from 12:00-2:00pm, an instrument petting zoo, a photo-booth, a moon-bounce, tie-dying, a storybook village, and much more! These fun things are paired with even more fun music. The featured bands include the winners of “Best Musical Album for Children,” Milkshake, and even Yo Gabba Gabba’s Biz Markie!

Join WLOY and participate in a live recording of our award winning program, “What Happens Next?” Running since 2009, this children’s program has helped promote better reading, writing, and communication skills as well as help expand imaginations. We provide the beginning of the story, but our participates figure out “what happens next!” WLOY will be promoting this program as well as working with kids to write and record their stories at Chessie Jam! Come out and enjoy some music and fun this Saturday!

Learn more about this great event on their website!

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The Kooks Go In A New Direction For Their Fourth Studio Album

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by Lauren Puleo

Listen_The_Kooks_cover The Kooks: Listen

Release Date: 9/8/14

Rating: 8/10

Well, well, well, it looks like the Kooks are gettin’ kind of funky here. Listen has been described as having some ska and even hip-hop influences from this traditionally indie rock band from Britain. This is such a deviation from their norm that if Luke Prichard didn’t have such a unique voice, this album wouldn’t even be recognizable as the Kooks. Because of that, this newest release rubs some people the wrong way, but personally I can dig it. (more…)

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WLOY Wants You to Follow Them (Everywhere)

Monday, September 15th, 2014 by Courtney K

Social-Media-Explained1-300x300It’s a new school year and time to start following new people on all social media. WLOY wants you to see our every move (aka follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and more). Like us on Facebook and watch for show announcements, ticket giveaways and much more. Check out our DJs on RadioFlag and chat with them live. Follow our complete now playing tweets to see what you’re missing while you’re in class. Tag us in your tweets or “instas” and maybe you’ll get a shout out from us! There’s only one way to find out:

Instagram: @WLOY_radio

Snapchat: WLOYLoyolaRadio

Twitter: @WLOYLoyolaradio

Twitter: @WLOYisPlaying (a 24-7 live feed of our current on air tracks)

Facebook: WLOYLoyolaRadio

YouTube: WLOY Loyola Radio

RadioFlag: iWLOY

You can even check in on Foursquare (is that still a thing?)

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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 by Courtney K

tumblr_m06xd84W6l1qiopmi HEY! HEY, YOU! Do you like music? Do you like good music? Do you want everyone to hear that music? Well, come on over to our NEW DJ MEETING!

This meeting will be held on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH @ 9:00 at WLOY in Bellarmine Hall.

Be there or be square.

MISSED THE MEETING? You can still contact the Program Director about applying wloypd@loyola.edu

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