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What Happens Next? Story Prompt 1

Monday, April 27th, 2020 by The Professor

Story Prompt #1: Lake Montebello

Maya and her family were taking a walk at Lake Montebello on a bright sunny day. Other kids were riding their bikes and bird watching when their dog Casper suddenly ran towards a tree. When Maya went to go investigate she saw that Casper was digging a hole. Maybe he found something she thought, so she began to help him dig. Maya had been digging for a while when the rock she had been using hit something metal. Maya had found a metal box. She opened it and was surprised….

What Happens Next ?

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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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Open Mic Night at Starbucks 2/27

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 by Erin McAvoy

open mic night / WLOYIt’s the last event before Spring Break!!  This Thursday from 8-10pm, WLOY will be hosting one of our many popular Open Mic Nights at Starbucks.  Open Mic Nights are always a great opportunity for you and/or your friends to show off some talents or even just to blow off some steam.  Any kind of performance is encouraged–from original songs, to covers, to improv, to comedy, to storytelling, and everything in between!  We welcome everyone and anyone to come to Open Mic Night, regardless of skill level, experience, or background; so come on out, bring your friends, let loose, and have yourself a great night!  Stop by anytime, this Thursday at Starbucks, between 8 and 10pm for a great time before break!  See you there.



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Musical Movie Night at 3rd Floor Common Room 2/20

Monday, February 17th, 2020 by Erin McAvoy

Musical Movie Night Poster / WLOYThis Thursday, from 8-10pm at the third floor common room at the College Center, WLOY will be hosting a musical movie night.  Come join us for a viewing of Bohemian Rhapsody, a thrilling movie centering around the life of Freddie Mercury–played by Rami Malek–and the story of Queen.  It’s an incredible movie with great classic music and if you haven’t seen it already, you should definitely come.  It got 8 out of 10 stars on IMDb and an 85% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.  Don’t miss out on this free viewing.  There will also be popcorn, of course!  This will be a super chill event, so feel free to come or go whenever you want.  Grab your friends and stop by the third floor common room at the College Center for a fun movie night.  All are welcome! See you there.



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Open Mic and Making Valentine’s Crafts 2/6

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 by Erin McAvoy

This Thursday, from 8-10pm at Starbucks, WLOY will be hosting an Open Mic Night with fun Valentine’s Day crafts!  Open Mics are always a great opportunity for you or your friends to show off some talents or even just blow off steam.  Anything is fair game for Open Mic: from original songs, to covers, to poetry, to rants, to comedy, to storytelling, and everything in between!  There will also be fun Valentine’s Day crafts with all supplies provided AND you’ll be able to buy tickets for our Share The Love Raffle!  We welcome everyone and anyone to come to Open Mic Night, regardless of skill level, experience, or background; so come on out, bring your friends, and listen to some chill music while doing fun crafts!  Don’t miss out.  We’ll see you there!



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