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I Never Knew Host in the Jamaica Observer

Friday, May 8th, 2020 by The Professor

I Never Knew Radio host and I Never Knew TV host Linton “Junior” Hinds (’06) found himself featured in the Jamaica Observer for his documentary story on roots tonics in Jamaica. In addition to hosting his weekly radio show here on WLOY, Junior has a massive catalog of videos on the history of Rastafarianism, African Diaspora, Reggae and Jamaican culture all housed on his YouTube channel. With more than 10 million views, it’s easy to understand why The Observer picked up on his work. More and more people are finding and sharing his important stories and interviews with artists, philosophers, medical professionals and more. Do yourself a favor and check out both the radio show (every Sunday 9-11am) and the YouTube channel. We know you’ll find yourself saying “I Never Knew…” more than once!



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Quarantine Takeover Show – Lockemy

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 by The Professor

Welcome to the first of our new series of Quarantine Takeover shows! We were inspired by our semi-regular Studio Seizure shows on Monday nights combined with the magic of quarantined lockdown to create something new. While the Studio Seizure normally has an artist or band coming into the station and being interviewed while they select all the music for an hour, it just isn’t practical in a time of social distancing and campus closures. So… we decided to let the artists REALLY take over and send us a complete 1 hour show with their influences, favorite bands, musicians you really should hear and (as a bonus) some of their own music and inspirations. We asked around and we have a lot of great local artists building shows for us now and we may just keep this going long after lockdown is lifted in 2028, or whenever. So, without further ado… our first Quarantine Takeover show will be airing Tuesday at 7pm presented by Lockemy and featuring:

Stone Temple Pilots – Sex Type Thing – Atlantic Records
Silverchair – Point of View – Sony Music
Lockemy – In One Place – Self
Incubus – Dig – Island
Depeche Mode – Precious – A Whole Bunch
Andrew Belle – Dark Matter – Collide
Lockemy – The Fog – Self
Seal – Colour – ZTT Records
Beck – Heart is a Drum – Geffen
Lockemy – Little Things – Self
Mutemath – Equals – Warner Brothers
Young The Giant – Mind Over Matter – Fueled By Ramen
Lockemy – Just Maybe – Self

Lockemy has a smart social media mind and keeps it simple so whether it’s Instagram, Facebook, Tik Tok or Twitter you just search for Lockemyofficial and you’ll find him!

If you missed it, the show is in our archives!



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Retro Eddie – The Food Episode

Friday, April 24th, 2020 by The Professor

Today on the Retro Rockin Roadshow from 7-9pm Retro Eddie is going deep, into your tummy! This week’s theme, suggested by a listener, covers food and food themed songs. From the early songs like “Big Rock Candy Mountain” to The Archies (not the obvious one) to the many influences of Jim Henson, this show will leave you hungry for more… Sorry. But really, from the 1920s to the 1970s you’re going to be surprised what oddities our Retro Eddie digs up for your ears to feast upon. He’s always interested in comments, theme suggestions and more. Feel free to comment here, on our social media or email wloy@loyola.edu with your ideas. Eddie is one of the few people still on campus so he has access to the whole WLOY library! Feel free to stump him. Meanwhile, PLAY MUSIC!



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Mortimer Interview – INK

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 by The Professor

This week Junior brings the artist Mortimer on I Never Knew Radio! Enjoy reasoning with the Reggae- Soul Singer who recently received the coveted Jamaican Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) breakthrough Artiste of the Year as well as the coveted Song of the Year for his reggae infused ballad ‘Lightning”

In this interview Mortimer explain the process of creating his masterful EP “Fight the Fight” which features international hit “Ligthning”, title track “Fight the Fight” and more. Mortimer speaks about the need for better parenting and more compassion in the world.



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Vinylthon 2020 – Day 1

Saturday, April 18th, 2020 by The Professor

It’s VINYLTHON 2020! Originally scheduled for today April 18, but rescheduled (along with Record Store Day) to June 20 but WE DON’T CARE! We are doing TWO days of Vinylthon instead of one. It’s just how we roll… Tune in all day for shows that are 100% spun from vinyl starting at 1am today and running through midnight! You’ll hear current DJ shows as well as alumni shows in one and two hour formats. WLOY has received a golden slipmat every year for doing at least 12 hours of all vinyl and this year even though we’re not making the usual full 24 we’re still running 18 hours of all vinyl shows!

What is Vinylthon you ask? Read the press release below and find out more!

Over 100 radio stations will go vinyl-only for charity event Vinylthon 2020, with many stations broadcasting from their DJ’s homes

Despite severe disruptions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, across the USA and the world, radio stations will celebrate the unique format of vinyl by going vinyl-only on Vinylthon, April 18, 2020. Organizers hope it will provide essential comfort to listeners through entertainment during this difficult time.
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Moldie Oldies – New Shows Weekly

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 by The Professor

WLOY may be locked down but our DJs are still making shows! Like clockwork Nick Centanni (’11) sends in a new Moldie Oldies show from his bunker every week – loaded with vintage classic hits from the 50s-70s. Don’t forget to sit up straight and straighten your tie when Frank “The Chainman of the Board” Sinatra makes an appearance or yell a joyous “ELVIS!” at the arrival of The King. Tune in every Wednesday at 10am for 2 hours of great music, terrible jokes, random alumni callers and lots of fun. It’s like AM Rock Radio never went away!



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COVID-19, WLOY DJs and What Happens Next?

Monday, April 6th, 2020 by The Professor

Loyola has closed their campus to keep students and staff safe, but WLOY remains on the air 24/7/365 with new music and great classics. Stay tuned because we have a big announcement about our award-winng What Happens Next? show for kids coming soon! In the meanwhile do not despair as not only are we keeping WLOY on the air through all the closures, but our amazing DJs are doing shows from home to send in, and so are a ton of local musicians. We even have DJ Retro Eddie making shows in the station still as he’s one of the last people still on campus. Keep listening for new shows every day from Junior, Earl Crown, Tara, Retro Eddie, and many more! And get ready for a really cool new version of What Happens Next? you can do from home! Stay safe, social distance, wash your hands, and tune in to WLOY!



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I Never Knew Radio – New Shows Weekly

Friday, April 3rd, 2020 by The Professor

Yes, the campus is closed, but that doesn’t stop our shows! Listen in every week as Junior (’06) presents a new 2 hour episode of I Never Knew full of culture reggae tracks (new and old) along with mighty reasoning from some of the most important figures in reggae. Celebrate the music and culture 9-11am on Sundays with repeats 8-10am Wednesday and 10-12pm Thursdays before Crucial Cuts.

Together we also mourn the recent loss of classic reggae musician, producer, and more Bob Andy, and the founder of Power of Reggae Father German 🙁 Junior continues to celebrate their memories on upcoming shows.



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Special Notice – Event Cancellations

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 by The Professor

We are very sorry to report that as the campus needs to close to keep everyone safe, so too must WLOY cancel the remainder of it’s spring music events. This is especially hard on us as we love celebrating all of the amazing campus-connected talent with current and past students at Battle of the Bands and the Songwriter Skirmish. But, as there will be no Loyolapalooza this year, there can be no Battle of the Bands winner to perform, or Songwriter Skirmish winners to open. We regret greatly that these events have to be cancelled but the safety of our campus and students has to take priority in this time. Please everyone stay safe, and we will see you again soon. Look for rescheduling of events and artists for the fall semester as soon as we are able. We hope to have the timing work to bring Hadley Kennary back as well, but in the meanwhile you can see what you missed by checking out her website!



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Cancelled: Battle of the Bands & Songwriter Skirmish

Monday, March 9th, 2020 by The Professor

Do you want to perform at Loyolapalooza? Here is your chance! Enter to compete in the Battle of the Bands, or the Songwriter Skirmish. Songwriter Skirmish is open to solo or duo acts (rappers, songwriters, duos, and mixers), while Battle of the Bands is for bands of 3 or more. Songwriter Skirmish will take place on Thursday 4/23 from 8-10pm at the Black Box Theater. Battle of the Bands will take place on Thursday 4/2 in the Black Box Theater. The winner of Songwriter Skirmish will be the first act of Loyolapalooza, and the Battle of the Bands winner will open for the national headliner. Loyolapalooza is Saturday 4/25.

To enter, you must be or have at least one active member connected to Loyola University Maryland. They can be employees, current students or alumni. Bands entering for Battle of the Bands must be able to perform a 15-20 minute set of original songs to compete. By entering, you are confirming that you are able to perform at Songwriter Skirmish (4/23) or Battle of the Bands (4/2), and are able to perform at Loyolapalooza on 4/25.

Think you have what it takes? Enter below! Submissions for Songwriter Skirmish are due 4/10 by 11:59 pm and submissions for Battle of the Bands are due 3/27 by 11:59 pm.

Fill out the online form.


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