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The Baltimore LED Art Billboard

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 by The Professor

LED Art Billboard It began as a vision for Will Shanklin 8 years ago. At Artscape 2014 it was officially unveiled. This amazing structure is providing a much needed relief from the usual billboards crowding our streets and is creating visibility for a huge collection of artists in the region FOR FREE. Will Shanklin, the artist and visionary behind the billboard’s development and operation sat down for a chat with me right before the official launch of the billboard at Artscape 2014. He shared his idea for the billboard, it’s future and how it can impact art and Baltimore in a positive way.

So how does an artist get onto the largest digital arts & entertainment billboard in the USA? Contact Will directly and send him samples of your artwork. Yep, it’s that simple. He is trying to concentrate on artists in the Philly-DC corridor and is developing a group that will eventually serve as a jury to sort through the submissions and select the ones that go up. For now, it’s Will doing all the work so contact him via the website link at the end of this post. Will has done a great job so far of selecting an interesting, diverse and talented group of artists for the lucky viewers that see the billboard every day. Each artist gets more than just an image on the billboard. They are tagged at the bottom of the image and fully displayed on the website at http://ledbaltimore.com/featured-on-the-board/. This allows the artists to show a broader collection of their work, talk about originals, reprints, commissions and more. All of this is provided at no charge to the artists, which, frankly, is the most amazing part of the whole process. Artists would pay to be a part of this and Will is making this about access not about money. (more…)



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4th of July with Moldie Oldies!

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 by The Professor

Tiger Crackers Our annual tradition continues!

Join Nick Centanni on WLOY 10-12PM and 6-8PM for 2 separate beachfront broadcasts of the Moldy Oldie Show this July 4!

Nick will have a mix of upbeat summer songs, Independence Day facts, jokes, and of course periodic visits from campus royalty via the ‘gold campus royalty phone.’

He will be up to his usual tricks so you won’t know what to expect next. There will also be a special Independence Day wishes from some familiar voices in the 6-8PM hours.

This is high octane radio so make it a date and don’t be late! The fun begins July 4 at 10AM all right here on WLOY!

WARNING: This show should only be used under adult supervision. Keep out of reach of children. For outdoor use only. Do not hold in hand. Remember to place this show on the ground, light fuse and get away. Never attempt to relight this show should it malfunction or misfire. Keep others at a safe distance. This show is flammable, misuse may result in injury or fire.



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Honfest 2014 in Photos

Thursday, June 26th, 2014 by The Professor

A quick selection of the more than 600 photos we shot over the weekend of June 14th & 15th at the 20th Honfest. For a complete collection, check out the massive album on Facebook.



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Fr. Jim Martin Interview

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 by Rachel

imagesMy lovely co-host, Kat, had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with Fr. Jim Martin, S.J., who visited Loyola University back on December 7th, 2013. Following his speech, Kat and Fr. Martin had a chance to discuss his position as an editor at America Magazine, his role as chaplin on the Colbert Report, and his role in the new Loyola University Maryland Campaign, Bright Minds Bold Hearts.  Check out the full interview below!

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Honfest 2014: The video collection

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 by The Professor

Well, at the moment it’s only one video, but Phil is editing as fast as he can so there will soon be more! Wonder what a weekend at Honfest looks like at high speed with a Caleb Stine covering the Beatles soundtrack? Well here you go!

Here’s the ever-growing playlist of all the videos from the WLOY Stage at Honfest 2014 for your viewing pleasure!



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Swampcandy Interview

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 by Rachel

swampcandyDeep from the archives of the WLOY station emerges the Kat and Rae interview with Baltimore natives, Swampcandy. Way back in the winter of 2014, Kat and I sat down with Swampcandy after their appearance at a WLOY Late Night. The energetic, floppy haired duo told us of their travels to Europe and what it’s like to tour. In addition to pleasing our ears with the sweet sounds. Check out the interview below and be sure to check out their music on youtube, reverbnation and swampcandy.com.

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Honfest 2014: We did it!

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 by The Professor

Honfest 2014 Hon Shirt It’s all over but the editing… WLOY hosted 15 amazing musical acts over 2 days on the first-ever WLOY STAGE at Honfest this year!  We had a blast, made a ton of friends, introduced a lot of people to new artists and generally enjoyed the hell out of the weekend.  The weather might well have been the best at any Honfest ever, save for a teensy bit of wind which made us attach the stage to an i-beam, and the crowds were great.  We had a lot of staff show up to help run the tents, despite it being summer and them living far away.  Alumni fairly came out of the woodwork all weekend long, stopping by to say hi, help man the tent and run the stage and even a couple of performers. (more…)



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Rachel Taft (Feed The Scene) Interview

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 by Rachel

FTSlogo Kat and I got to sit down with Feed the Scene creator, Rachel Taft. The things she provides for the Baltimore music scene and the greater music scene as a whole are pretty incredible. Check out our interview to learn a bit more about her and the amazing Feed The Scene project.

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Honfest Spotlight: Caleb Stine

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 by The Professor

267px-Calebstineliveshot The ever so talented and accomplished Baltimore folk artist Caleb Stine will perform at the WLOY stage for Honfest 2014. Originally from Colorado, Caleb is well known in the Baltimore music scene for his down-to-earth and heartfelt tunes. He is a mountain man at heart and his roots really shine in his performances. The BALTIMORE SUN has called Caleb the “lynchpin of the Baltimore folk scene.” Caleb has released six albums, scored soundtracks, acted Off-Broadway, and has performed in a number of venues from bars to symphony halls and everywhere in between. Caleb really is the man who has done it all and we are so lucky to have him perform on our stage on June 15th. So come on by, enjoy good music, and support your local station WLOY. To learn more about Caleb and his music, visit his website: http://calebstine.com

Check out the full lineup and schedule for the 2014 WLOY Stage at Honfest HERE.



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Honfest Spotlight: Don Kim Trio

Sunday, June 1st, 2014 by The Professor

don kim The Don Kim Trio is lead by ukulele enthusiast Don Kim himself. Don is a Maryland native, currently lives in Washington, DC., and is a proud owner of Muko Ukes. He describes himself as a musician, videographer and a social media enthusiast. On his YouTube channel, you can watch and listen to his brand new EP, ukulele covers, loop covers, and his awesome video series “Drive Uke Crazy” where he drives guests around DC and video records their conversation, but one condition, there has to be a uke. He’s performed at many venues with the Maryland, DC, and Virginia area and we are so lucky to have him perform at the WLOY stage on Sunday June 15th for Honfest 2014. Make plans to stop by and to learn more about Don and his music, visit his YouTube channel and his website: http://www.donkimmusic.com/

Check out the full lineup and schedule for the 2014 WLOY Stage at Honfest HERE.



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