What Is The WLOY Staff Listening To?

March 13th, 2014 by Billy Dries

Unknown Kate Marshall – Soko – “We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow” – I Thought I Was An Alien
I was watching this really endearing video of 20 strangers that were paired up to kiss for the first time (trust me, you don’t get second hand embarrassment that you assume would come with watching that…check it out here​) and about 30 seconds in, this hauntingly beautiful song chimes in with the line “if you’re not ready for love, how can you be ready for life” and I was instantly hooked to this french singer/songwriter. Paired with the video, the videographer and artist created such a charming and intimate moment I wasn’t really expecting at all.
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Top 20 Tracks: 3.9.14

March 13th, 2014 by Billy Dries

b289720cCheck out this week’s top 20 songs. New Jersey based folk rockers, Real Estate, top our list with their single “Crime”, but singles from St. Vincent and Youth Lagoon came as a close second and third this week. Check back every week for an updated list of our favorite tracks, and hear the Top 20 every Friday at Live At Boulder.
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Theater Thursdays: Man of La Mancha

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

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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Tourism Tuesdays: Baltimore’s World Trade Center

March 11th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

WTC-ConstellationbWhat: Baltimore’s World Trade Center

Where: E Pratt Street

Baltimore’s World Trade Center – the world’s tallest pentagonal building – is a must-see for anyone visiting Charm City. That’s because the 27th-floor observation deck “Top of the World” – offers panoramic views of the Inner Harbor and Baltimore’s historic waterfront neighborhoods. It’s a great place to get a sense of the city. The observation level also contains exhibits about Baltimore and its economic renaissance.

For more information visit the website here.

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WLOY Coffee House: Travis McKeveny

March 10th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti

b9358bdace3be408337edea80ae8e57a.pngWelcome back all! WLOY hopes this wonderful holiday past has treated you with the upmost dignity and decently, returning you satisfied and invigorated. But, for those who have encountered the contrary, and traveled to more questionable destinations (cough, cough . . . Cancun, Mexico) we hope to sooth your recovery with a tranquil acoustic sesh this Thursday. Joining the WLOY Coffee House is no other than singer-songwriter Travis McKeveny! Heading straight down from strong island, Travis is anything but a brute, as brings with him beautiful guitar arrangements coupled with hearty words. Just a reminder: WLOY is always stocked with great merch, including our new WLOY stickers! Come check it all out Thursday, March 13, 3rd Floor Reading Rm 9pm!

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Museum Mondays: Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame

March 10th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali


What: Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame

Where: 113 West University Parkway 

Come discover and relive the origins of America’s oldest sport! Engulf yourself in rare photographs and art, vintage equipment and uniforms, striking sculptures and trophies, cherished memorabilia and artifacts. View the all-time greats of lacrosse in the beautiful Hall of Fame Gallery and study their outstanding accomplishments through state-of-the-art computer interactives. Top everything off with a purchase from the Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame Gift Shop.

Visit the website here for more information!

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Young The Giant at Rams Head Live!

February 28th, 2014 by Rachel

photo 4On February 25th, in the year 2014, year of the horse, I had the pleasure of seeing Young the Giant. The Northern California band, Cayucas, opened for them, and they were pretty groovy. When Young the Giant and front man Sameer Gadhia took the stage, all bets were off at their sold out show. They opened with “Anagram,” their first full length track on their sophomore album, Mind Over Mind. They played a good combination of songs off both Mind Over Matter and Young The Giant which gave the crowd room to sing and dance along. If you’ve never been to a YTG concert and been able to experience Sameer on stage first hand, you’re truly missing a valuable life experience. He is electric on stage and so much fun to watch. You can see how much he enjoys their music, the way he bops around stage and engages the crowd. At one point, Sameer took the fedora of an audience member and danced around stage wearing it, followed by a performance with a cowbell. They also had an amazing light show happening synced with every song. After their “exit” from stage, the crowd burst into a “one more song” chant until they returned to the stage to play a few more. They ended their 3 song encore with their classic from their first album, “My Body.” It was the perfect song to end the night with, as the entire crowd sang along in musical harmony. If you have the chance to see them in the future, do not pass it up!

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RadioEdu Second Semester: Meet and Greet (Week 5)

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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Food Fridays: The Charmery

February 28th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

photo.jpgWhat: Ice Cream!

Where: Hampden

With a little taste of Spring last weekend comes the craving: Ice Cream! The Charmery in Hampden makes fresh ice cream from only local farms and creates the best hand crafted ice cream around!. With an ever changing sundae menu, seasonal ice cream flavors, sodas from scratch, hand-spun milkshakes, and floats with the root beer right from the tap, theres endless choices! The Charmery is your chance to achieve happiness through ice cream.

For more information visit their website.

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