Merry Christmas from WLOY!

December 24th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

Can you believe that 2010 is already coming to a close? We’ve had a great year at WLOY and we were so glad to share it with all of you! From everyone here at WLOY, we’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

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WLOY Christmas Specials!

December 23rd, 2010 by The Professor

It’s Christmas so you know it’s time for the annual Ultimate Christmas Show on WLOY! Join Nick Centanni for 3 hours on Christmas Eve and another 3 hours on Christmas Day. That’s 6 unique hours featuring the best Christmas music ever made! Nick will have Christmas jokes, facts, and minimal music repeats. And you never know who will be randomly stopping by to say hi to wish you a Merry Christmas! As usual the show is unscripted and unrehearsed so you never know what to expect next. So while you decorate, wrap gifts, drink eggnog, or just hang out by the fire make it a date and don’t be late to tune in on Christmas Eve and for a second special on Christmas Day! All right here to keep you company on WLOY!

Leitha J also prepared a couple of jazzy hours of Christmas music for your listening pleasure so tune in early Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

Christmas Eve: Leitha J’s Christmas Special 8am-10am, Nick’s Ultimate Christmas Eve Special 10am-1pm (repeating 6pm-9pm)

Christmas Day: Leitha J’s Christmas Special 8am-10am, Nick’s Ultimate Christmas Day Special 10am-1pm (repeating 6pm-9pm)

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Explore Baltimore meets Both Feet In!

December 22nd, 2010 by The Professor

Come down to Lohr’s Family Restaurant this Saturday on Dec. 25th for a special free holiday meal from 11am-2pm. Once homeless, David Jones Sr. is now the proud owner of Lohr’s restaurant and gives back to the Frederick community every year by serving a free holiday lunch on Christmas Day. Listen to his story and how he went from homeless to business owner on WLOY’s Both Feet In LIVE show, on Wed, Dec. 29th at 12:30pm. Callers welcome on 410-617-5346.

Lohr’s restaurant specializes in old-fashioned comfort food in a cozy, friendly environment, also with dessert to relish. 911 E. Patrick St. Frederick, MD 21701. T:  (301) 663-6511.

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7 Minute Sports: Mark Mettrick

December 18th, 2010 by Anthony Santiago

This week’s 7 Minutes Sports slam is for Loyola soccer fans. In this week’s segment, I sat down with the Head Coach of the team, the one and only, Mark Mettrick.

In this exclusive interview, Mark Mettrick and I talked about many aspects of Loyola’s soccer program – from where it was in the past to where it is right now. We also spoke about his career and the incredible story that he has to tell.

You can only get this segment right here at WLOY.ORG. Listen and download after the jump! Read the rest of this entry »

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Road to a Championship: Jamal Barney

December 16th, 2010 by Anthony Santiago

For the Loyola Greyhounds, Cormier, one of the key players to Patsos’ Scheme, would not be considered a threat if it wasn’t for the great asset that he has in his teammate Jamaal Barney. In his senior year, Guard Jamal Barney has become the LeBron James of the Loyola Greyhounds and takes command. Elected Captain for the team, the squad looks to him to play well and to carry the team with his partner in crime Dylon Cormier. In his two seasons with the Greyhounds, Barney has led the team in scoring with 18.1 and 12.6 points per game respectively. This year, MAAC Coaches chose Barney for the All-MAAC Second Team. This year, against Drexel and UMBC, Barney showed great maturation in his game. He learned to play it slow – but not too slow. He has become more patient and he has learned not to force his shots; rather, he creates open shots and open lanes. Read the rest of this entry »

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WLOY’s Top 10 Albums of 2010

December 15th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

Every great song comes from a great album and here WLOY presents the top 10 albums of 2010. This list was gathered by staff members and DJs alike with special attention to what captured the music industry this past year. There have been debuts from alternative newbies Local Natives as well as highly anticipated follow-up albums from such acts like folk-turned-electronica artist Sufjan Stevens and indie kings and queens Arcade Fire. Check out our list after the jump to see if YOUR favorite album made the cut!  Read the rest of this entry »

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WLOY’s Top 50 Songs of 2010

December 14th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

Here at WLOY, our music staff, along with the DJs, compiled a list of the 50 best songs of 2010. From Morning Benders to Broken Social Scene, Lissie to MGMT, 2010 has been a year of songs with catchy beats about seeing your ex driving around town with someone else, giving toasts to some unsavory characters and living in a suffocating suburban world. Each song on this list has made a splash in the tidal pool of the music industry this year. Check out our list after the jump to make your own Top 50 playlist and to see which song has made it into the incredibly coveted number one slot!  Read the rest of this entry »

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WLOY Recognized as One of the Best College Radio Stations in the Country

December 12th, 2010 by Tim Teeling

WLOY has been named one of the best college radio stations in the country by Zoomout in terms of freeform music programming and streaming audio quality. WLOY is one of 86 college radio stations listed on the site. The criteria considered for selection is as follows:

*Must be non-commercial;
*Must be affiliated with a college/university and be (mostly) student run;
*Must have a full schedule of freeform programming;
*Must broadcast a live, high-quality .mp3 or .ogg stream.

We are so excited and honored to be a part of this list! Check out the map and click around to see what other stations made the list.

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Sports Saturday: Baltimore Rowing Club

December 11th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

One of the most well-known features of Baltimore is the Inner Harbor, the historic seaport that features shopping, restaurants and, of course, the National Aquarium! Since Baltimore is a city on the water, it’s important to get your sea-legs!

You can start by joining the Baltimore Rowing Club! Jumpstarted by the rise of rowing in the late 1970s, this premier rowing club advertises the sport of rowing for all levels and all ages. The Baltimore RC offers a variety of programs – you can be a professional looking to row in Baltimore or you could have never seen an oar in your life! They offer programs for novices, juniors, sculling, pack, sweep and coxswains, each program ranging differently on the competitive scale. The Baltimore RC also hosts a few events each year, so make sure to check their website for more updates!

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Food Friday: Cafe Hon

December 10th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

Welcome to Bawlmer, hon. J’eet yet?

Get the true taste of Baltimore at a staple of Hampden, Cafe Hon, a place full of flashy fashion like beehives, funky glasses and leopard print. You can admire the 30-foot pink flamingo as you walk inside the restaurant’s doors before you are overwhelmed with the smell of Much Better Than Mom’s Meatloaf, the Bawlmer Omelette or one of the Hon specialty salads. Cafe Hon boasts a full bar and even caters special events. Get a hang of “Bawlmerese” at this affordable and memorable restaurant!
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