mtvU Woodie Awards – Nominate WLOY!

January 31st, 2013 by Christa Constantine

PrintTop 25 in 2011, Top 10 in 2012… we should all know the drill by now.  WLOY has been in the running for an mtvU Woodie Award for two years in a row now, and this year we’re hungry for the top prize.  Forget Top 10, we want to be the Top One.  And we need your help!  Follow this link to the nominations page and fill out the form.  It only takes two seconds, and the best part is that you can do it a billion trillion times!  We can’t do this without you, loyal listeners… Nominate us to win and share in the glory!



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Caleb Stine and Saleem Pay Homage to “Baltimore”

January 30th, 2013 by Joelle Hernandez

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Saleem Heggins is no stranger to WLOY, and he is back to share a single that honors his hometown and the city we all love…Baltimore. With the Ravens in the Super Bowl, Baltimore fever has undoubtedly struck! This single is entitled “Baltimore” and is a collaboration with folk singer Caleb Stine. The combination of Saleem’s rap/spoken word style and Caleb’s singing is not only a perfect mix for the song, but it represents the diverse culture and people of this mini-metropolis. Read the rest of this entry »



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January DJs of the Month: Two College Kids

January 30th, 2013 by Christa Constantine

35el4mAs our Production Manager, Patricia, would say, “It’s that time of the month again!” Our January DJs of the Month are Matt and Ian of Two College Kids, which airs Thursday mornings from 11-12pm.  Matt joined us last semester and Ian just two weeks ago, but they’ve already proven to be incredible on-air personalities with a knack for the rock classics.

Who’s going to win for February? Stay tuned to find out!



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An Evening with Tegan & Sara

January 29th, 2013 by Christa Constantine

50ffdc63f1c3c.preview-300A flat tire, three broken brake lines, and four hours of traffic – the Universe really didn’t want me, an avid Tegan & Sara fan, to attend their concert in Richmond this weekend. Somehow, I made it to the National at seven ‘o’ clock on the nose – right when the doors opened – in time to purchase a t-shirt, order a gin and tonic, and sit up in the seats with all of the other L.o.T.’s – Lesbians Over Twenty-One.

It was my second time seeing the band live in concert, and the audience demographic hasn’t changed much: lesbians with half-shaved heads, lesbians with labret piercings, a random dad and his ten-year-old son, lesbians wearing visors, and hipsters in plaid. I’m all-too-aware that, after only 122 words, the word “lesbian” appears five times. It’s true, the twins have a reputation for attracting a certain crowd, but it only serves to create an incredibly tight-knit community of mutual worshippers and makes the shows all the more enjoyable.

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Thursday: Late Night with Fractal Cat and Brooks Long

January 28th, 2013 by Jordan Hernandez

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Make sure to swing by McGuire Hall this Thursday, January 31 at 9 p.m. to catch the ONLY late night event this semester. The event will feature music from Fractal Cat and Brooks Long. Fractal Cat is a six-piece rock ensemble hailing from Baltimore who’s style as been described as “musically uplifting” with “playfully mystical lyrics”. Brooks Long is a singer/ song writer from the Baltimore/DC area who uses a blend of old school rhythm and blues with 21st century rock to create a style all his own.

We will also be selling our new PURPLE (color of royalty) WLOY t-shirts at the event along with conducting a free raffle that will give the winner FREE tickets to the band Toro y Moi.

Oh and did I mention that in addition to being a FREE concert there will also be FREE refreshments? Well if you’re not sold on all this freedom yet I suggest you get out of America because clearly you missed the memo. Be sure not to miss it!



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9:30 Club Giveaway of the Week – The Vaccines

January 28th, 2013 by Christa Constantine

The VaccinesIt’s almost February, and we’re thinking it’s time to ratchet up the prizes a bit. This week’s 9:30 Club Giveaway of the Week is for the Vaccines, playing in Washington, D.C. this Friday, February 1st. Let’s start this short, degenerate month of right — head to our Facebook page and let us know why you want to win! Keep listening all week, and don’t miss your chance!

Keep it here next week for our next giveaway of the week!



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9:30 Club Giveaway of the Week – FEED ME with TEETH

January 21st, 2013 by Christa Constantine

Feed MeThievery Corporation: Gone. Augustana: Given away. So what’s the feature this week?

9:30 Club has hooked us up with a pair of tickets for FEED ME with TEETH, and all you have to do to win is listen to WLOY! Stay tuned this week… we’ll let you know how very, very soon. Still, if you’re desperate, visit our Facebook and let us know just how much you want to win. Perhaps we’ll consider your pleas…. you never know!

Check back next Monday for our next giveaway of the week!



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Top 40 for 1.18.13

January 17th, 2013 by Eric Loose

PeterPeterHere at WLOY we hope everyone had the best of winter breaks. With that said, we welcome you back, with some new music to boot. One of the most prominent additions to the Top 40 comes from Peter Peter, an artist from Quebec whose second album, Une Version Amelioree… lands in our top 10. Also be sure to check out A$AP Rocky’s latest, which joins our top contenders as well. Read the rest of this entry »



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BATTLE OF THE BANDS

January 15th, 2013 by Joe Lomuti

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Prepare, soldiers, because it’s that time of the year — time for an epic battle to the last note! This year’s Battle of the Bands will on March 21st, which gives all those willing a full nine weeks to gather forces and put together a set to rock the competition. No matter if you spit rhymes or shred the axe, all musicians are invited to compete. To those seeking glory on the field of sonic sound: e-mail WLOY with a sampling of your music and contact information. Godspeed!



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Join WLOY for Open Mic Night!

January 14th, 2013 by Joelle Hernandez

Open mic nightHead over to the 3rd floor reading room this Thursday, Jan. 24 at 9 p.m. for WLOY’s first Late Night event of the semester. And this time, the entertainment is, well . . . YOU! Bring your guitar, harmonica, trumpet, recorder, etc., and show off your skills. If you have original poetry, raps, short stories or jokes, feel free to bring those along as well! Coffee and snacks will be provided to all who attend.

 

We know that you’ll remember which end of the microphone to use, right?



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