Wacky Wednesday: Kinetic Sculpture Race

May 2nd, 2012 by The Professor

On May 5, 2012, the 14th annual Kinetic Scupture Race will be happening at the American Visionary Art Museum. Have fun at this race of wacky, imaginative, totally human-powered works of art constructed out of whatever is lying around and designed to travel on land, through mud, and over deep Harbor waters. Kinetinauts compete for the most coveted Mediocre Award (finishes right in the middle), the highly prized Next-to-the-Last Award (finishes, well, next to last), and serious prizes including Art and Engineering.

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Good Luck on Finals!

April 30th, 2012 by The Professor

Yes it’s that sad time of the year again. All our senior friends, well, most of them (you know who you are) will be leaving us and going off into the big, scary world. There’s still time to fail a final and stick around for one more year, or at least the summer! But, if you really must spread your wings and fly, we wish you success in all your final exams and papers. Enjoy Senior Week and come back for Graduation healthy!

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WLOY is Top 10 in the Nation

April 30th, 2012 by The Professor

Thanks for all the votes around the world 🙂 WLOY was voted into the Top 10 College Radio Station list at the 2012 mtvU Woodie Awards. We made the Top 25 last year and that was amazing. To make the Top 10 is incredible. Thanks to everyone for their support and start warming up your voting fingers for next year Christa has to top Amanda!

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Honfest is Coming!

April 28th, 2012 by The Professor

Mark your calendars for the summer’s first big bought of Baltimore mayhem. Saturday and Sunday June 9 & 10 in the boisterous Hampden neighborhood you will find everything from 3 stages of music to grown men dressed… oddly. WLOY will be there, and we’ll have all kinds of freebies for you (and even your dog), so stop by and say Hi! It’s Honfest and you need to be there.

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Brad Selko (Hot August Blues) Interviews

April 28th, 2012 by The Professor

The Professor and Taylor DeBoer ’12 interviewed Brad Selko creator of the Hot August Blues festival on different occasions. The festival is now the Hot August Music Festival as Brad continues to vary the lineups each year with his own theme.

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Food Fridays: The Americana

April 27th, 2012 by The Professor

The Americana is one of the top new bars in Baltimore. Located in Canton, The Americana offers an exquisite menu, great drink selection and amazing atmosphere. The Americana strives to provide customers with an experience they will not forget. Whether you are out on a first date, bringing the family out to eat, or hanging out with the boys, The Americana will provide you with a comfortable atmosphere to eat and drink.

The Americana provides not just one weekly special, but a daily special. There is a Happy Hour Monday- Friday from 4pm to 8 pm, as well as a Late Night Happy Hour from 11pm-1am. Fridays are “Wing and Boh Night.” Try a pound of Wings and a Pint of Boh for only $5.99. For more information and daily specials, visit http://www.americanacanton.com/

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Centsable Finance Show

April 26th, 2012 by The Professor

We’re working on putting things back together, but for now, here’s the schedule for Centsable Finance, WLOY’s weekly show all about money. Check it out every Thursday from 1-1:3-pm or jump to the archives and listen to shows you’ve missed.

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James is on His Game

April 26th, 2012 by The Professor

James McCartney premiers with precision in Manhattan

by Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman

Profiled as making his New York City club date debut by having his new double album held up, “James McCartney”, was the immediate introduction by Blake Morgan, CEO of Engine Company Records. James McCartney youngest child and only son of Sir James Paul McCartney, premiered just 30 minutes behind schedule with his energized touring band on the American East Coast.

Sean Lennon, James McCartney, and Dhani Harrison were all born within three years of each other between 1975 and 1978, being the last of the Beatles bambinos. Julian Lennon was the first Beatles offspring to launch a recording career. Zak Starkey followed shortly thereafter and has established himself as the permanent bombastic replacement touring drummer for The Who.

Now after releasing two cyber CD EPs in August 2010 Available Light and September 2011 Close At Hand, James McCartney has finally set foot firmly across the Atlantic pond to perform live before American audiences. McCartney graciously appeared free of charge before an eagerly packed house on the intimate stage of the Rockwood Music Hall in the Big Apple on Wednesday, February 1, 2012.

McCartney simply walked out onto Stage 2, plugged in, and ignited his performance supported by a tight group of touring musicians. McCartney was adorned with pendants as well as buttons and pins on his jacket. Considering who his Pop is in the annals of the contemporary music industry, James exhibited a serene confidence in his stage persona.

It’s always an interesting experience to hear studio material live in concert for the first time. Will you like what you hear? Does the live sound transcend the recording? It was no surprise whatsoever that McCartney’s solid compositions sounded even stronger within a live environment. But please don’t critique his organic music to that of Father Paul’s career that would be silly beyond compare.

James exercised a wise decision in suspending his emergence as a musician until after he was well into his 30’s. Having maturity on your side helps to guide your path and take better choices. His grandfather Jim McCartney enjoyed playing trumpet in his own amateur Liverpool group The Jim Mac Jazz Band in the 1920s so music is more than an avocation in the limbs of the McCartney family tree.

“Oh, thank you. Thank you, New York. You are welcome. I’m James McCartney”, was all it took to set off unrelenting audience applause. An extra special treat for the crampt NYC crowd was that McCartney included in his performance a handful of the bonus tracks in his setlist from his new double disc.

Whether singing, jamming on acoustic or electric guitar and playing keyboards, McCartney’s talents for vocals, composition and performance were securely evident by the ease with which he handled himself before an up-close audience. Jimmy Boy certainly has a promising career ahead; you can count on that.

James Paul McCartney Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY, February 1, 2012 setlist: New York Times * I Only Want To Be Alone * My Friend * The Sound Of My Voice * Fallen Angel * Spirit Guides * Wings Of A Lightest Weight * Moonstar * Old Man * Angel * Mix

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Wacky Wednesday: Cirque du Soleil and Michael Jackson?

April 25th, 2012 by The Professor

The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil is coming to Baltimore! They are proud to present Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour on May 5 ­and 6, 2012 at 1st Mariner Arena. This once-in-a-lifetime electrifying production combines Michael Jackson music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil creativity to give fans a unique view into the spirit, passion and heart of the artistic genius who forever transformed global pop culture. Proudly sponsored by Sun Life Financial, the show is written and directed by Jamie King, the leading concert director in pop music today, and features more than 60 international dancers, musicians and acrobats.

Tickets are on sale now for Baltimore performances of Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour on May 5 at 8pm and May 6 at 4pm at 1st Mariner Arena. Tickets are $50 to $250 each and are available at www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. For additional information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/MichaelJackson.

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You Can Support WLOY!

April 25th, 2012 by The Professor

People often ask how they can support WLOY. Well, here you go!

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