WLOY Hosts President’s Cup Baseball Tournament

April 6th, 2011 by The Professor

WLOY is thrilled to announce our selection as the DJs and hosting station for the Inaugural President’s Cup Baltimore City High School Baseball Tournament. This fantastic new event, created by Baltimore City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young, will pit public and private school teams against one another over 2 weekends in April. The final championship game will be played at the home of the Orioles – Camden Yards! WLOY will be carrying 4 of the games live on the radio on April 9 and 16, and posting download versions of all the games online shortly after they finish. Rain Delays have caused some schedule changes, but the last semi-final game will be Saturday April 30, 9am, at Gilman. The championship game will be Sunday May 1 at noon at Camden Yards. No worries if you miss a game but we’d love to see a big crowd at each location!

Check out more of our coverage of the Presidents Cup Baseball Tournament complete with schedules, game updates, and game audio! Photo galleries are up for the first round games. Semi-Final games are in rain delays – stay tuned for updates.

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WLOY Hosts Karyn Oliver

April 5th, 2011 by Isabella Varvaro


BALTIMORE, MD (April 5, 2011)-

WLOY, the non-profit, student-run radio station at Loyola University Maryland, will feature a performance by Baltimore-based singer-songwriter Karyn Oliver on Thursday, April 7th. The event begins at 9 p.m. in the Reading Room in the Andrew White Student Center on the University’s North Charles Street campus.

Oliver’s appearance represents a unique opportunity for students, especially aspiring songwriters and musicians, to interact with a local performer who has toured the United States and Europe. Guests are welcome to bring their instruments and songs to perform and discuss the songwriting process.

Oliver’s lyrics are deeply personal, yet her music connects fans of folks, blues, rock, and even country. Oliver is part of the acoustic and Americana music scene in the Baltimore-DC area, has served as president as Baltimore’s Songwriters Association, and is now a member of the association’s board. Oliver has performed at a number of WLOY events.

WLOY is Loyola University Maryland’s campus radio station. The student-run radio station has been operating year-round since March 2003.  The station can be heard on 1620AM, and via the internet. WLOY offers a variety of live shows of different genres. Shows are hosted by students and community members, and include weekend programs such as What Happens Next?, a program designed for Baltimore City school children. WLOY has received local and national awards for its programming and community outreach, including selection to the 2011 Top 25 College Radio Stations in the mtvU Woodie Awards. For more information regarding WLOY’s shows or fundraising efforts, please email wloy@loyola.edu or call 410-617-5349.


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Tourism Tuesday: Maryland Science Center

April 5th, 2011 by WLOY Staff

When touring Baltimore, the top recommendation for a place to visit is the Inner Harbor, specifically the Aquarium. Although there are numerous other interesting parts of Baltimore, the Inner Harbor does boast a few gems.

The Maryland Science Center is one fantastic Harbor offering. Closer to the Fed Hill side of the Harbor, the museum is a staple of the Baltimore museum circuit. It boasts a planetarium, Imax theatre, live demos and a whole bunch of entertaining exhibits. In addition to gaining unique science knowledge from exhibits, museum visitors can try riding a Segway or learn about the stars to impress a hot date with constellation knowledge. Read the rest of this entry »

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Relay For Life ’11

April 4th, 2011 by Kate Marshall

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Museum Monday: “Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960”

April 4th, 2011 by WLOY Staff

Ever take pictures of your friends being silly and post them on ‘The Facebook?’ Well, that is not the kind of photography you would see upon visiting the Baltimore Museum of Art’s current exhibit entitled “Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960.” The instillations high-caliber, intriguing pictures take visitors through the past fifty years. It is a proactive look at history through artists’ eyes.

Captured topics include architecture, social change, politics, and family life. Over 60 photographers’ works are featured in the exhibit, which is comprised of over 200 photos. Additionally, film and video are displayed throughout the instillation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sports Saturday: President’s Cup

April 2nd, 2011 by Alex Fili

City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young has teamed up with the Baltimore Orioles Director of Communications, the Baltimore City Schools CEO, and the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association Vice President to break ground on the new “President’s Cup” citywide baseball tournament.  The event has been developed to gather baseball stars from Baltimore’s public and private schools. But here’s the clincher, they get to play on some of the city’s finest baseball diamonds. Throughout history baseball has had the special power to crush both racial and socioeconomic boundaries, and that is exactly what the President’s Cup aims to do. Kids that usually would never cross paths will be competing against each other, brought together by their common love of the game. And wouldn’t you know? WLOY was invited to DJ the entire event AND carry the games LIVE! Read the rest of this entry »

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Battle of the Bands Winners: The Dialogue

April 1st, 2011 by The Professor

Congratulations to The Dialogue, who topped The Palace at 4am and Stone Cold Star Fox for the honor of opening Loyolapalooza!  It was a great Battle of the Bands, with good performances from all the participants.  Big thanks to our panel of outstanding judges Mark Osteen, Xavier Cole, Anthony Villa, Kevin Gift and Sarah Sample! We had a great crowd and everyone had a blast. As a bonus we handed out a pair of tickets for a show at Rams Head Live! You know you have to be at our events or listening in to win, right?

The Dialogue will now have the pleasure of opening for Steel Train with Matt and Kim on Sunday May 1st at the 2011 Loyolapalooza! Nice job guys! Also check out their upcoming shows at The Ottobar (including May 11 with …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead & Surfer Blood).

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Countdown to the Playoffs

April 1st, 2011 by Alex Fili

As the regular season to the NHL is winding down, teams are seeking for wins to leave their last marks before the playoffs begin.  Sixteen teams will be invited for the chase of the ultimate goal; the Stanley Cup.  There will be eight teams from the Western Conference and eight teams from the Eastern Conference.  The NHL playoffs are one of the most exciting times of the hockey season.  The energy is raised across the board from every team that has been lucky enough to make the playoffs.  Each and every game is just as exciting as the next. Read the rest of this entry »

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Food Friday: Blue Moon Cafe

April 1st, 2011 by Alex Fili

Now that the weather is getting nicer, it seems more likely that people will leave their dorms and explore the wonderful city around us. Although it is more than likely that you’ve experienced the beautiful Fells Point, stop and ask yourself if you have ever seen it in the daylight. If you answered “no,” then you are missing out. However, you’re in luck, and that is because of the Blue Moon Cafe. Praised by countless blogs and other city newspapers, the Blue Moon Cafe promises an amazing breakfast to get your day of exploration started. With a calm environment, friendly servers, and a great music selection, the Blue Moon Cafe makes sure you are enjoying yourself…before they stuff you with the sweetest breakfast of your life. With items on the menu like stacks of caramel-drizzled banana-bread pancakes or the notorious Cap’n Crunch french toast, you’d be a fool to miss out. Read the rest of this entry »

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Top 40 of 4.1.11

March 31st, 2011 by Eric Loose

Now that the first quarter of the year is through, we begin to see tons of changes in our Top 40. First and foremost, the list has undergone a flip-around! No longer do you have to scroll to the bottom to see, for instance, that The Strokes have taken the number one spot away from longtime spot-holders Bright Eyes. Other big changes include new chart jumps from Low, Vivian Girls, and Funeral Party. Read the rest of this entry »

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