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2015-16 Loyola Basketball Season Preview

Saturday, October 10th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday The college basketball season is right around the corner and if there is going to be a year in which Loyola basketball wins the Patriot League, the 2015-16 season is definitely that year. This team has a perfect mixture of veteran leadership and young talent.

The Greyhounds have four seniors on the team and they are all expected to play pivotal roles this year. Loyola gets big man Jarred Jones back after playing in only two games last year due to injury. The men in green also return Franz Rassman who started every game last season, Eric Laster who was the team MVP last year, and Tyler Hubbard who is the only member of the team who was on the 2012 team that won the MAAC championship.
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College Radio Day!

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by Allison Langley

CollegeRadioDay Wait for it!
This Friday, October 2nd is College Radio Day! Safe to say this is WLOY’s favorite and most coveted holiday. We are all celebrating the 5th year of College Radio Day.

We take this day to recognize the importance of college radio and the positive effect it has had on students throughout the years. It is a day to encourage us to change that dial to a college radio station (WLOY of course) and support them all around the country. College radio maintains and fosters so much creativity, as we don’t have the commercial binds the most popular stations have. We have the ability to be more free and more open to new music and new talent. Not only helping students to achieve but also musicians as well.

As with most of our favorite holidays we typically receive a gift, so in honor of this WLOY will be raffling off a turn-table with a couple choice records to help kick start your collection. Come to our Coffeehouse this Thursday, October 1st, (with Swampcandy) to get a jumpstart and purchase your raffle tickets. Or, stop by the WLOY table at Live @ Boulder on Friday and purchase tickets there!

Yay for College Radio Day!



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WLOY Coffeehouse 10/1/15: Swampcandy

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by Allison Langley

SwampCandy It’s the 1st WLOY late night event of October! We have the amazing Swampcandy playing our WLOY coffeehouse series this Thursday. Not only is it FREE but also we’ll be providing delicious snacks AND coffee.

Swamp candy is Ruben Dobbs on guitar and Joey Mitchell on the bass. They are described as a bluesy duo. Ruben Dobb’s, a Maryland farm boy, is Swampcandy’s lead vocalist and guitarist. He has more talent in his fingers alone than I could I possibly imagine. His voice is raw, a little rough, deep, and very real. Dobbs sings his bluesy lyrics with conviction and passion. Joey Mitchell is quite the instrumental talent, maneuvering through all genres and filling the gaps of this two-person band on bass. These two are able to create music that sounds like a fully fitted band is playing along side them.

Do not miss out on this opportunity to see this dope band perform! Check out some videos and their website to get acquainted with them if you’re not already huge fans! Swampcandy

Also, at the show we will be selling raffle tickets for WLOY’s, College Radio Day give away — a turntable with 8 records (including 3 from local label Friends Records) and a $30 gift certificate to Sound Garden in Fells Point – a pretty sweet prize, if we do say so ourselves! Hope to see you there this Thursday October 2nd, buying raffle tickets, sipping on coffee and enjoying the sweet, sweet Swampcandy Tunes.



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Roland Park Middle School Tours WLOY

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 by Allison Langley

RPMWLOY This past Monday and Tuesday, WLOY had the pleasure of hosting 60 eighth graders, along with some teachers and parents, from Roland Park Middle School. Students spent about an hour touring the station, learning about the operations, and watching DJs in action. They learned about the equipment and functions of each recording and production studio, asked lots of questions about sound dampening panels on the walls and ceilings, and tried to fathom how we got 10,000 CDs and 7,000 LPs in that small space. The students got to meet and talk to some pretty cool DJ’s while they were on the air!

These students are currently involved in Roland Park’s theater class. They are currently writing radio plays and the best ones will be selected by their teacher to record and produce them at WLOY. They will be back in October to share their plays with everyone…so be sure to tune in!! We have been fortunate enough to collaborate with Roland Park Middle on this project for 4 years. There have been some very creative plays written during our time together and we hope to inspire these young kids to be future DJs! Remember to keep an open ear for more of these creative plays in October as details emerge. Thank you, Roland Park Middle School!



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WLOY Coffeehouse 9/24/15: Travis McKeveny

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 by Allison Langley

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Come to the 3rd floor reading room for WLOY’s free Coffeehouse Series this Thursday the 24th. Travis McKeveny will be performing FREE concert in this intimate setting.

Travis McKeveny is from Blue Point, Long Island. McKeveny grew up in a musical family, and was heavily influenced by artists such as Jackson Browne and Van Morrison. You can here Browne’s and Morrison’s folky and acoustic-driven sound through McKeveny’s music. His lyrics flow in perfect harmony with his guitar; they are well thought and suit his deep and classic folk voice perfectly. Luckily for us he is releasing his 2nd full length album.

Come listen to Travis McKeveny while sipping FREE delicious cups of Joe, and perfect coffee house snacks! We are looking forward to seeing you!!

Click here to listen to Travis McKeveny’s brilliant songs and watch some videos.



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Tourism Tuesday: Cruises on the Bay

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 by Allison Langley

Cruises on the bay What: Cruises on the Bay

Where: 1 Dock Street, Annapolis, MD

When: Click here for schedule times

There are so many other ways to view the beautiful city of baltimore, one of those being by boat! You have until October 11th to take advantage of this wonderful experience. While the weather is still beautiful and balmy hop on a boat to see several sites of baltimore. You will see the famous Domino Sugar sign, historic Fort McHenry, and the inner harbor as a whole. Learn a little history and enjoy a lovely day on the water, breathing in the sea breeze  with friends and family by your side. If you’re interested in more than just a day time cruise; they off the Key Bridge Cocktail Cruise and Saturday’s City Light Cruise.



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What Happens Next? Podcasting Debut Test

Monday, September 21st, 2015 by The Professor

This is a test as we prepare the very first episode of What Happens Next? to be podcast through iTunes… we have nearly 200 episodes, but here is our promotional entry to get us started.

 

 

WLOY’s weekly children’s program What Happens Next?, founded in June of 2009, has won national awards. Our goal is simple: entertain children while helping them grow their imagination, reading, writing and communication skills. With more than 50 children involved in the program, we’ve done just that. (more…)



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Museum Monday: Natural Dye Workshop

Monday, September 21st, 2015 by Allison Langley

NaturalDyeWorkshop What: Radiant Red Natural Dye Workshop

Where: Rawlings Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

When: September 30th, 4-6pm

Rawlings Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is hosting their last Natural Dye Workshop on Wednesday, September 30th from 4-6pm. Their chosen theme for this natural dye workshop is Radiant Red. Learn how to create beautiful prints on fabric for FREE. Expand your horizons with this fun hands on activity! This is an all ages event so you can bring family and friends to create pretty art together. At the end of the class you can choose to leave your new artwork with the teachers to be showcased in a curated event or bring it home to hang up as a memory of your artist evening.



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AFC East Preview

Saturday, September 19th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday After week 1, the AFC East is the only division in football in which all 4 of the teams in the division opened their season 1-0. In a division that features the defending Super Bowl champion, New England Patriots, the AFC East has the potential to be one of the best in football. The Bills, Dolphins, and Jets all made significant upgrades to their roster this offseason and all four teams could make a run at the postseason. Here is my AFC East preview for the 2015 season.

The Bills brought in the likes of LeSean McCoy, Percy Harvin, Charles Clay, and of course the always entertaining Rex Ryan to be their head coach. They also have a new quarterback under center, former Virginia Tech standout Tyrod Taylor. Taylor has been the Ravens back-up quarterback the past 4 seasons, but got his first NFL start on Sunday leading the Bills to a statement victory over the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 27-14.
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Food Fridays: 2nd Annual Baltimore Seafood Fest

Friday, September 18th, 2015 by Allison Langley

BaltimoreSeafoodFest What: 2nd Annual Baltimore Seafood Fest

Where: Canton WaterFront Park (3001 Boston St, Baltimore)

When: September 19. 12pm-7pm.

When I came back to Baltimore this fall, almost instantaneously, I had a wave of seafood cravings come over me. All I saw were images of crab legs, shrimp skewers and oysters dancing in my head. Luckily for me, and all seafood lovers, the 2nd Annual Baltimore Seafood Festival is on September 19th from 12pm to 7pm at the Canton Waterfront Park! Of course there is more than just seafood, even though that’s more than enough, right? Delight in drinks, live music, and a family fun area! (more…)



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