What Is The WLOY Staff Listening To?

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 by Billy Dries

031414-fashion-beauty-pharrell-williams-fragranceKat O’Brien – Pharrell Williams – GIRL – 

This album is sure to make you “Happy” (apologies for the heinous pun). Pharrell impresses with his newest album. He collaborates with Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk and Miley Cyrus. It’s classic Pharrell with a new spin. 



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Top 20 Tracks 3.16.14

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 by Billy Dries

349bccdcThe new War On Drugs album came out this week, and their single “Red Eyes” ran right up to the number two spot of our Top 20 Tracks this week. Still holding on in the top 5 this week are Real Estate, Youth Lagoon, Mac DeMarco, and St. Vincent. Check back every week for all of our favorite songs of the week.

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Museum Mondays: Baltimore Streetcar Museum

Monday, March 17th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

6a010535e0c68e970c0120a5997c21970c-500wiWhat: Baltimore Streetcar Museum

Where: Falls Road

When: March 30th, 2014

Love cars? Stop by at the end of this month for the Antique Car Show! For only 7 dollars you will be have access to all  the displays and unlimited rides on the original Baltimore streetcars. Cars begin to arrive at noon and depart by 4:00PM. Come for this great day of fun!


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RadioEdu Second Semester: Week 6

Friday, March 14th, 2014 by Jonathan Prozzi

Concepts: Introducing New Students

This week we were very excited to return from a brief break due to MSA testing and begin with the fourth graders who have been selected to participate in WLOY’s national award winning program What Happens Next. At the end of February I posted about the open house/demonstration meet and greet session for the parents and students who have been selected to receive the next round of RadioEdu scholarships, and this is the first step in their journey! Just as J and M begin with What Happens Next in the Fall, the fourth graders will be using that program as a medium to learn audio production and engineering! What I’m going to call the “RadioEdu twist” on this structure is that our current fifth graders, J and M, will apply their engineering knowledge that they have learned throughout their time with RadioEdu and will be engineering and producing the fourth graders’ content!

We started the session with a brief introduction by Principal Hewitt, and John and I also gave a brief overview of the program and setup. As we want to really promote autonomy of our youth, we had J take the lead on what he likes most about RadioEdu and any advice he had for the new crowd. After this, J took the new students into the studio and gave them a tour of the software and hardware. He explained, in detail, how the mics work, the importance of position, sitting still, and how to check levels. We then had J engineer a session where he would conduct brief interviews with each of the fourth graders! J had no prior knowledge of this, as it was an impromptu session. He handled it remarkably well and was able to professionally conduct the recording, ensuring that the new students moved along swiftly, as we only had about 30 minutes left to finish all the interviews!

John and I were both thrilled to see how well J handled the session. He needed very little guidance, and I only jumped in when some of the newer students were becoming a bit too excited. J checked their levels, armed the tracks for recording, and made sure that each new student was recorded at a solid volume. John and I are looking forward to implementing this model as the future of RadioEdu, as it strengthens the bonds between the students in the school and provides a practical application for the skills that they are learning!


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Ghost: The Musical – Win Tickets!!

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by The Professor

Ghost-The-MusicalDirect from the West End, the smash-hit musical GHOST is coming to the Hippodrome April 8-13th! Based on the phenomenal Oscar-winning movie that captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation back in the 90s, GHOST is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next trying to communicate with girlfriend Molly through a phoney psychic in the hope of saving her from his murderer. GHOST is a rollercoaster ride of romance and comedy with dazzling state-of-the-art staging – it’s “JAW-DROPPINGLY AMAZING” Manchester Evening News.

WLOY has tickets for you to win, or you can just be safe and buy a few of your own here. Listen in, follow us on Twitter and Facebook to find out when the next pair could be YOURS!

Meanwhile, about that pot you promised to make me…

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Theater Thursdays: Man of La Mancha

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

UnknownWhat: Man  of La Mancha

Where: Lyric Opera House

When: March 14th and 15th 2014

Riding his noble steed, Don Quixote is on his way! The legendary Don Quixote’s dream is alive as he embarks on a quest to lay siege on the windmills and to win the heart of Aldonza, his beautiful muse. This beloved and whimsical hero otherwise known as the Man of La Mancha will make you love, lust, laugh, and dream along with him. In this phenomenal production of the Man of La Mancha, meet the other characters of this classic story who are larger than life and well-loved by millions of people around the world.

Visit the website here!

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Wacky Wednesdays: Port Discovery

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

UnknownWhat: Port Discovery

Where: 35 Market Place

The young and young at heart will enjoy the Dream Lab and the Exploration Center, where visitors make their dreams come true and learn how to make their own art and jewelry. Children are particularly amused by Port Discovery’s three-story treehouse, where they are encouraged to climb, crawl, swing and slide. The museum will have special winter hours due to exhibit maintenance.

Bring out your inner child and visit this museum! Visit the website for more information.

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RadioEdu Second Semester: Meet and Greet (Week 5)

Friday, February 28th, 2014 by Jonathan Prozzi

Hello everyone! This was an exciting week at Eutaw-Marshburn as we had a Meet and Greet with the fourth graders and parents who have received the next round of RadioEdu scholarships! John created two excellent WEMR Eutaw-Marshburn Radio vinyl signs, and we were able to place one on the door to the classroom and another inside the studio. The students were thrilled as the branding gave the radio room a whole new vibe!

We decided that the best way to introduce the fourth graders to the radio equipment would be to have them partake in What Happens Next?, but with a slight twist: J and M would be the engineers for the project! This encapsulates one of the overarching goals of RadioEdu, which is to demonstrate that the program not only teaches the youth involved the skills of audio production and engineering, but also prepares them to be able to manage their own sessions without requiring my assistance. In just six months J and M have demonstrated such mastery and the accompanying confidence that enables them to conduct a recording session with very minimal guidance. I will be posting more about this amazing progression in later dates, so for now I will stick to the events of this evening!

After a brief introduction from Principal Hewitt, John and myself, we invited J to give his own introduction about what he believed to be the high points of the program and offer any advice for new students. He handled this task confidently and was an excellent inspiration for the new students! John and I decided that one of the best demonstrations would be for J to explain and engineer an interview session with one of the new students. Since he was knowledgeable and capable enough to conduct this session on his own, we let him walk the parents and students through the process. He began by giving an overview of the software and equipment, and conducted a step by step review and explanation of each stage of recording. Without my needing to do anything, J armed the tracks for recording, checked microphone levels, set up the mics and cables so that they would be comfortable for the student he was recording, and gave a professional count-in to begin! After the brief interview, J then explained the editing and post-production process, culminating with a finished project that he completely engineered from start to finish in roughly 20 minutes!

We are very proud of the fact that the first generation of RadioEdu youth have learned enough, and are confident enough in their abilities to be able to engineer a session such as this. This points to the future of the program, as the aim is for the students to be able to engineer and produce content for their fellow, younger students. Keep posted for more information about the next phase of the project!

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Theater Thursdays: The Circus is in Town!

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

01267_show_portrait_largeWhat: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Where: Baltimore Arena

When: March 26th- April 6th 2014

A 140-year tradition that combines the classics – extraordinary animal performances, captivating clown escapades and daring high-wire acts – with contemporary surprises and thrills to make the circus-going experience memorably unique and a family tradition handed down from generation to generation.

With three independent units, Red, Blue and Gold, this extravaganza hosts millions of visitors and travels to more than 90 cities in North America each year. Not to be missed!

Visit the website here for ticketing information.

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Wendel Patrick & Friends: Late Night Concert 2/20

Monday, February 24th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti

Check out photos from WLOY’s Late Night Concert with Wendel Patrick & Friends, February 20st 2014. Stay tuned with WLOY to find out about upcoming shows like this!



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