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WLOY Co-Founds International Local Music Exchange

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 by The Professor

Every college radio station wants to help their local music scene. We all do our best to engage it, bring it to our studios and campuses and even put bands on live for others to enjoy. But what we haven’t really had the power to do until now is share those bands with other stations. WLOY, KBVR and KCSU have joined forces with the College Radio Foundation to launch the International Local Music Exchange on October 2nd as a feature of World College Radio Day! As part of the kickoff, more than a dozen college stations around the world are producing and sharing 1 hour shows highlighting the best of their local music scenes. That means that you can hear great Baltimore artists on stations from Oregon to Sweden! World College Radio Day has more than 600 participating stations around the world and we hope to add all of them to the list of stations sharing their local scenes in the next few months.

Our goal is to turn this into a weekly show airing on stations globally as well as a podcast highlighting different cities every week. For our launch on October 2nd, all of the participating stations are able to download any of the shows created and run them in their broadcasts even if they did not initially produce one. This is about extending the reach of college radio and supporting local music on a global scale. Commercial media is extraordinarily limited and algorithm services lack human curation. Both of these mean a massive number of talented artists don’t get the attention and support they deserve. The International Local Music Exchange is about to change everything.



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Charm City Sampler 2020

Monday, September 21st, 2020 by The Professor

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Charm City Sampler releases by Tony Corelli of Deep End Studio in Middle River. Distributed for free at music festivals and shops around the Baltimore region these samplers have showcased a ton of great talent. Tony has been the man behind the scenes creating these compilations and we’re going to sit down with him soon to talk about them. He’s a bit busy right now as the launch of the 2020 version is a bit different than usual. Instead of handing them out at a big street festival, which can’t happen at the moment… this year’s release is going to be a wild ride of live performances from rooftops, bars, wineries, and more as almost all of the 20 bands on the collection will do something special. Saturday September 26th is the release date and they will be streaming a live show for 11 hours on Facebook from various venues around the region. It’s going to be nuts! As part of the prelude to it, WLOY’s Professor sat down remotely with 11 of the bands on the bill and did some interviews. You’ll find them all here shortly… In the meanwhile go hit up their website and see if you can get a copy of the new CD, or a shirt or other cool stuff and help support this fantastic project and all the bands involved.

Interviews:
Old Eastern
Brothers Claire
Nelly’s Echo
Lockemy
Shuttlecraft
Bootleggers and Baptists
Flying Jacob
Veteran Avenue
Padded Walls
Goodbye July
Tionesta



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Become a DJ In Your PJs!

Friday, September 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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Quarantine Takeover – High on Stress

Monday, September 14th, 2020 by The Professor

This week’s Quarantine Takeover show comes from the great music city of Minneapolis and the band High on Stress! High on Stress formed in Minneapolis in the summer of 2003 and have released five studio albums. Their latest album, “Hold Me In”, was released in 2020 in the middle of a hundred year pandemic because they like to do things the hard way. “Hold Me In” was inspired by friends, Slim Dunlap & Tommy Keene and the great bands of Twin Tone Records. The twelve song collection showcases singer/songwriter Nick Leet’s continuing growth as a writer of clever, melodic pop songs. At the same time, this is certainly a rock record, forged in the crucible of sweaty live shows, hazardous driving conditions and lodging in the bad part of the bad part of town. While “Hold Me In” reflects the sharper edge of the band as a live act, the songwriting retains the charm and poignancy that marked its predecessors.

HoS has opened for influences, Tommy Stinson (the Replacements / Guns n’ Roses), Tommy Keene, Rock n’ roll Hall of Famer, Jackson Browne, Pat MacDonald (Timbuk3), the Gear Daddies, Matthew Ryan and former Replacements guitarist, Slim Dunlap, even serving as Slim’s backing band on occasion.

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National Awards Finalist – Voices of COVID-19

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 by The Professor

This just in! Breaking News! Stop the presses! The amazing student production “Voices of COVID-19” has just been selected a finalist at the National Student Production Awards! This fantastic piece has made it through the (inter)national competition to be one of 4 finalists in the Best Special Broadcast category and we’ll find out October 30th at the awards ceremony who wins the top prize.
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Retro Rockin Roadshow – 1 Hit Wonders!

Thursday, August 20th, 2020 by The Professor

Did you tune in to the the Retro Rockin Roadshow Last Friday 7-9pm or it’s new encore time of Monday 10am-Noon? If you did We hope you enjoyed the theme of The Colors of the Rainbow. Make sure to tune in to WLOY and the Retro Rockin Road every Friday beginning at 7pm and every Monday at 10am. NOW WITH 10% MORE VINYL!!!

This Weeks Theme: One Hit Wonders

Featured Artists: A-ha, Steam, Soft Cell, Ronald and Ruby, and The Edsels.

Do you Have suggestion or recommendation for Retro Eddie’s show? Would you like to request a song or a specific theme? Please email your request to wloy@loyola.edu you can also DM your request through our social media (over there on the right side of the screen) and we’ll make sure Eddie ponders them all!



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I Never Knew Celebrating Marcus Garvey

Sunday, August 16th, 2020 by The Professor

Join us as we celebrate the third anniversary of the I Never Knew Radio Show! Junior (’06) digs into the history and music celebrating Marcus Garvey with interviews and more. Watch for more interviews being added here from current and past greats.

Junior has become a media empire in the last few years! Not only has his YouTube channel passed 11 MILLION views, he’s now got a podcast “Baldhead & the Dread” with Autarchii and has launched his website INeverKnewTV.com and more things are coming. Enjoy the new show every week 9-11am Sunday with repeat airings 8-10am Wednesday and 10-noon Thursday. Big ups to Junior!



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New Show! Hip Hop Revisited with Saleem

Friday, August 7th, 2020 by The Professor

Saturday 3-4pm August 8
2-4pm every Saturday following!

Come explore the history and world of Hip-Hop every week with local artist Saleem!

I could introduce him to you as Saleem the emcee, or I could introduce you to him as Saleem the producer. However I think the most apropos title would be Saleem, the dopest emcee on production! Starting out with an ASRX-PRO and a microphone, Saleem has been blazing his trail through hip-hop’s indie scene for several years. Performing with luminaries such as Common, The Roots, KRS-One, Rakim, and The Wu-Tang clan, to name a few, tends to hone and sharpen your skills. These experiences led him to craft his highly regarded debut album, which now lends its title to this new show, Hip-Hop Revisited. A bold title for a bold project that served as a welcome, and refreshing, introduction into the world of this multifaceted artist; or as one writer described him, “The embodiment of hip-hop’s evolution.” (more…)



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New Show! The Indispensable Oyster

Thursday, August 6th, 2020 by The Professor

We welcome another new show to WLOY! The Indispensable Oyster is a conversation with people of interest about subjects Loyola, Baltimore and beyond, produced by WLOY Radio in cooperation with Right Brain Creative Services. Join our host author and professor David Belz for a new series of shows starting with poet Donald Vincent.

Donald Vincent, ’10—is an award-winning Loyola alum, teacher, poet, hip hop artist, and social activist. Donald’s first collection of poetry, Convenient Amnesia (Broadstone Books, July 2020) has garnered immediate critical success. Vincent holds a BA in Writing and Public Relations from Loyola and an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. He hosts the “Mr.Hip Presents” reading series and currently teaches literature and writing at Emerson College and in the Writing Program at UCLA.



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Quarantine Takeover – Saleem

Sunday, July 26th, 2020 by The Professor

This week’s Quarantine Takeover is a study in the sounds of Hip Hop protest. Saleem is bringing back the songs that inspired him and will keep protesters fueled up to demand change in the world. I could introduce him to you as Saleem the emcee, or I could introduce you to him as Saleem the producer. However I think the most apropos title would be Saleem, the dopest emcee on production! Starting out with an ASRX-PRO and a microphone, Saleem has been blazing his trail through hip-hop’s indie scene for several years. Performing with luminaries such as Common, The Roots, KRS-One, Rakim, and The Wu-Tang clan, to name a few, tends to hone and sharpen your skills. These experiences led him to craft his highly regarded debut album, Hip-Hop Revisited. A bold title for a bold project that served as a welcome, and refreshing, introduction into the world of this multifaceted artist; or as one writer described him, “The embodiment of hip-hop’s evolution.”

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