Tourism Tuesdays: B’free Tours

January 14th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

header-with-stripes-09What: Free walking tours around Baltimore

Where: Tours begin on the corner of Pratt Street and President Street in a small park along Jones Falls

When: Call for a time that’s convenient for you!

Name your own price walking tour of the Inner Harbor! These free walking tours in Baltimore are fascinating, fast paced tours that will take you from the heart of downtown to the top of Federal Hill, a walking tour that will never have you feeling rushed! On these walking tours in Baltimore, guests will learn about the many transitions the city has experienced, once the capital of the United States of America, a place where presidents walked and were chased, dignitaries came, a place of invention, business opportunities abound, on to becoming Charm City and so much more, Baltimore is truly a city steeped in personal liberty, freedom of choice & expression.

Tip what you like and make the best of these tours! For more information on these tours visit the website here.



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Wendel Patrick/Kevin Gift Interview

January 13th, 2014 by Rachel

kevin-wendelKat and I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with former Loyola Professor and forever musical genius Kevin Gift, who is also known as Wendel Patrick. Between Kevin and Wendel he is releasing a combined number of 4 albums this January, and we had the chance to get a first look, as well find out a little about him. During the interview, we discovered the origin of his alter ego and his musical interests, and we also learned more about his experience teaching at Loyola (with a special appearance from Patricia, his former student and a current WLOY Staffer!) and much more! Listen to the whole interview to hear all about what it’s like to have two names.

 

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Coffee House: Open Mic Night

January 13th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti

openmic1Howdy to all those coffee house ramblers and acoustic enthusiasts. This Thursday we commence the WLOY Coffee House late night series with a open mic opportunity. If your talent thrives on a stage, we welcome you. Musicians bring your instruments, poets your words, and contortionists your arms and legs. And even if you aren’t intending on performing, just come to see the talent the Loyola community has been harboring. Performers arrive by 9pm, in the 3rd floor reading room.



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Museum Mondays: Book Bindings from the Gilded Age

January 13th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

CL2738What: Book Bindings from the Guilded Age

Where: The Walters Art Museum

When: Now until January 19th, 2014

During the late 19th and early 20th century, fine book binding enjoyed a golden age of creativity and lavish decoration. These handmade, individual and highly personal objects were made not only to protect the texts they contained, but also to be admired and appreciated as portable decorative masterpieces in their own right. Some binders strove to execute traditional designs at the highest levels of technical proficiency and artistic elegance, while others chose to break away and explore new emerging styles influenced by the Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. This focus show of approximately 20 rarely seen examples from the Walters’ rare book collection will explore techniques and materials that were employed to showcase the book binder’s craft, sometimes resulting in truly fantastical creations.

Visit the website here for more information!



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Happy New Year from RadioEdu!

January 1st, 2014 by Jonathan Prozzi

How many fifth gradersdo you know with a CD release?

Happy New Year everyone! RadioEdu ended the Fall 2013 semester in an extremely exciting fashion with a CD release for the students! This was a wonderful event highlighting the accomplishments of three remarkable fifth grade students. The amount of material that they were able to master in a short amount of time continues to astonish me as I look over the blog entries of the past three months.

We are looking forward to another great semester filled with exciting and challenging projects, and I have no doubt that the students will continue to demonstrate mastery over the increasingly difficult material while gaining confidence in their production techniques. This year we will continue with the project-based learning approach, while aiming to integrate a long-term collaboration providing the students an opportunity to demonstrate increasing autonomy in regard to audio production. We will continue to develop and hone core audio production skills and look to post more incredible content each week!

Thanks for all the support and for helping to make the first semester of RadioEdu at Eutaw-Marshburn a success!

Jonathan

How many fifth graders do you know with a CD release?

How many fifth graders do you know with a CD release?



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WLOY Holiday Music Bash

December 20th, 2013 by The Professor

Single Float Parade
It’s Christmas time at WLOY! We wait ever year until Christmas Eve, unlike those stations that go all Christmas sometime in late August… Starting at midnight we will be all Christmas on Christmas Eve and Day, with student and alumni specials. And since we know people at home won’t want to miss their family and friends shows, we’re going to rerun some of them too. We have 8 different DJs with their own special Christmas wish for you, including the annual return of Nick Centanni (Moldie Oldies Show Wednesdays 10a-12p) with two big segments the Ultimate Christmas Eve Show and the Ultimate Christmas Day Show featuring 6 hours of his guests, great tunes and possibly the return of Ziggy.

Here’s the lineup of the special programs:

Christmas Eve
10:00a – 12:00p Kat & Rae Christmas Show
12:00p – 02:00p Radio RockonTour Christmas Show
02:00p – 03:00p Carl & James Christmas Show
03:00p – 04:00p Somewhere in the Between Christmas Show
04:00p – 05:00p Anthony & Tom Christmas Show
05:00p – 06:00p Kim & Kenzie Christmas Show
06:00p – 09:00p Nick’s Ultimate Christmas Eve Show

Christmas Day
12:00p – 03:00p Nick’s Ultimate Christmas Day Show
03:00p – 04:00p Carl & James Christmas Show
04:00p – 05:00p Somewhere in the Between Christmas Show
05:00p – 06:00p Anthony & Tom Christmas Show
06:00p – 07:00p Kim & Kenzie Christmas Show

But don’t worry about the rest of the time because it’s wall-to-wall Rudolph all Christmas Eve and Day. Tune in, and leave us on all day both days, like we’re your Yule Log Channel!



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Order Your WLOY Sweatshirt Now!

December 17th, 2013 by The Professor

WLOY Sweatshirt
They’re here, they’re ready to ship and they are in very limited quantities.

These are high quality Gildan Ultra Cotton Sweatshirts
*9.5 oz., 70% cotton, 30% polyester.
*Pill-resistant air jet yarn
*Double-needle stitching throughout.
*2×1 ribbed cuffs and waistband with spandex.

We have a VERY limited number of XXL size sweatshirts. You MUST tell us in your online order if you want a XXL size sweatshirt!! First come, first served.

Sweatshirts are available now on campus, in the station (11a-11p M-Th), at Thursday Coffeehouse and Late Night events (9-11p) and Friday Live at Boulder (12-2p) events for $25.



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Staff Picks: Kait’s Top Albums of 2013

December 17th, 2013 by Kait Connaughton

unnamed-1Disclosure – Settle - 

Before 2013, electronic music was a rare find in my iTunes. This year, however, has been rather kind to the deteriorating genre (although I can’t say the same about EDM culture) with explosive releases from Daft Punk, James Blake, Pretty Lights, and my favorite of the year, Disclosure. Made up of two UK bloaks who just happen to be brothers, Disclosure debuted their first album Settle in June 2013 and needless to say, I have not stopped listening since. If you are not listening yet, you are doing yourself a disservice; that’s how strongly I feel about Disclosure.

Suggested Tracks: “Latch,” “Help Me Lose My Mind,” “Boiling,” & “What’s In Your Head”


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Museum Mondays: A Carroll’s Christmas at the Mount Clare Museum House

December 16th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali

Mt Clare Museum HouseWhat: A Carroll’s Christmas at the Mount Clare Museum House

When: Until December 31st, 2013

Where: Mount Clare Museum

Escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season with a colonial American Christmas experience! See Mount Clare transformed for the winter holiday, decorated in traditional 18th and 19th century style with greens and dried plants accented with fruits, nuts, feathers and pine cones-a visual delight! Experience the holidays of years past at Mount Clare Museum House’s annual winter celebration. Special programs include live musical performances by the Monumental City Ancient Fife and Drum Corps. Looking for the perfect gift? The museum store is filled with holiday merchandise to satisfy your holiday shopping list.

Members are free but for non-members it is only $5.00! For more information click here.



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RadioEdu Week 12: Part Two

December 13th, 2013 by Jonathan Prozzi

Concepts: Cutting Loops, Advanced Editing, Recording Vocals over Soundbeds

While M worked on mixing and finalizing her track, J was working on another ‘Top Ten’ list, this time thinking more about how the loop would sound under what he was planning. He decided to do a ‘Top Ten Worst Video Game Cliches’ and already had a vision of what the track would sound like.

He selected a few different basslines that he liked, and then cut them up and rearranged the audio samples into his own groove. He manipulated the audio slices and even began to comfortably use the ‘reverse selection’ function to enhance his new bassline. J has developed a go-to method that he uses for this process, which involves keeping the original audio file intact on a separate, muted track. This allows him to easily go back and cut out the sections he wants. I’m going to post screenshots of J and M’s arrangement so that everyone can see the detailed cutting and editing of the looped segments.

After recording this, J did a quick mixdown of the 30 second clip and looped it under his ‘Top Ten.’ We then listened and mixed it Thursday morning. M wanted to add some drums to J’s original bassline, so Thursday I had her and J work together to accomplish this task. M did an excellent job chopping up the beats and layering them in, and realized that it’s often quite difficult to add drums to an already existing line, especially if that piece was done without drums to begin with.
The project was more an exercise in working to place audio visually, as M used the waveforms to line up the hits, just as she did in her 30 second track from Wednesday.

We finished the session with M recording a recipe segment where she walked the listeners through creation of one of her favorite meals. Make sure to keep posted for this file next week!


J’s Top Ten Cliches

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J and M Combo

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