February 4th, 2013 by Christa Constantine
It’s time to bring out the big guns. Our 9:30 Club Giveaway of the Week is Rufus Wainwright! The show is on Tuesday, February 12th, in Washington, D.C. Who wants it the most? Head over to our Facebook and tell us why you want them!
Find out what our next giveaway of the week is next Monday!
February 4th, 2013 by Christa Constantine
WLOY always treats its Valentines right, and how perfect is it that this year’s 14th falls on a Thursday? Get ready for a WLOY Valentine’s Day Extravaganza! From 9-11PM in the Reading Room, we’ll be providing a whole host of FREE goodies to show our love for our wonderful listeners, starting with free pizza courtesy of Loyola’s favorite Toss Pizzeria and ending with a gourmet sundae bar! Free food not enough? Entertainment will follow in the form of Loyola Musician and Heartthrob Peter Whitaker as well as a poetry reading from the Greyhound Poetry Collective. In true Late Night fashion, a raffle will also take place for both concert tickets and a special date — you must be present to win, and all proceeds will go to Relay for Life! Join us Thursday, February 14th — you don’t want to miss it!
January 31st, 2013 by Eric Loose
It’s a new week here at WLOY and we have a ton of additions to our Top 40. Look to Mother Mother or The Bronx for some refreshing rock music, or Unknown Mortal Orchestra which marries soul with psychedelica. A few of our mainstays are still near the top, but look out for new additions next week from the likes of Shugo Tokumaru, Frightened Rabbit, and Low, to name a few! Pictured to the left is the mastermind behind Panthu du Prince, one of our newcomers Hendrik Weber. Read the rest of this entry »
January 31st, 2013 by Anthony Santiago
Per week, the scientist in our sports laboratories will attempt to combine and condense all of the sports “stuff” out there. They will then help present it in a very beautiful and eccentric audio clip. Now, you probably noticed that I tried to make a science type of pun. I gave it half way through because I felt presenting this clip to you was much more important so please, enjoy!
January 31st, 2013 by Christa Constantine
Top 25 in 2011, Top 10 in 2012… we should all know the drill by now. WLOY has been in the running for an mtvU Woodie Award for two years in a row now, and this year we’re hungry for the top prize. Forget Top 10, we want to be the Top One. And we need your help! Follow this link to the nominations page and fill out the form. It only takes two seconds, and the best part is that you can do it a billion trillion times! We can’t do this without you, loyal listeners… Nominate us to win and share in the glory!
January 30th, 2013 by Joelle Hernandez
Saleem Heggins is no stranger to WLOY, and he is back to share a single that honors his hometown and the city we all love…Baltimore. With the Ravens in the Super Bowl, Baltimore fever has undoubtedly struck! This single is entitled “Baltimore” and is a collaboration with folk singer Caleb Stine. The combination of Saleem’s rap/spoken word style and Caleb’s singing is not only a perfect mix for the song, but it represents the diverse culture and people of this mini-metropolis. Read the rest of this entry »
January 30th, 2013 by Christa Constantine
As our Production Manager, Patricia, would say, “It’s that time of the month again!” Our January DJs of the Month are Matt and Ian of Two College Kids, which airs Thursday mornings from 11-12pm. Matt joined us last semester and Ian just two weeks ago, but they’ve already proven to be incredible on-air personalities with a knack for the rock classics.
Who’s going to win for February? Stay tuned to find out!
January 29th, 2013 by Christa Constantine
A flat tire, three broken brake lines, and four hours of traffic – the Universe really didn’t want me, an avid Tegan & Sara fan, to attend their concert in Richmond this weekend. Somehow, I made it to the National at seven ‘o’ clock on the nose – right when the doors opened – in time to purchase a t-shirt, order a gin and tonic, and sit up in the seats with all of the other L.o.T.’s – Lesbians Over Twenty-One.
It was my second time seeing the band live in concert, and the audience demographic hasn’t changed much: lesbians with half-shaved heads, lesbians with labret piercings, a random dad and his ten-year-old son, lesbians wearing visors, and hipsters in plaid. I’m all-too-aware that, after only 122 words, the word “lesbian” appears five times. It’s true, the twins have a reputation for attracting a certain crowd, but it only serves to create an incredibly tight-knit community of mutual worshippers and makes the shows all the more enjoyable.
January 28th, 2013 by Jordan Hernandez
Make sure to swing by McGuire Hall this Thursday, January 31 at 9 p.m. to catch the ONLY late night event this semester. The event will feature music from Fractal Cat and Brooks Long. Fractal Cat is a six-piece rock ensemble hailing from Baltimore who’s style as been described as “musically uplifting” with “playfully mystical lyrics”. Brooks Long is a singer/ song writer from the Baltimore/DC area who uses a blend of old school rhythm and blues with 21st century rock to create a style all his own.
We will also be selling our new PURPLE (color of royalty) WLOY t-shirts at the event along with conducting a free raffle that will give the winner FREE tickets to the band Toro y Moi.
Oh and did I mention that in addition to being a FREE concert there will also be FREE refreshments? Well if you’re not sold on all this freedom yet I suggest you get out of America because clearly you missed the memo. Be sure not to miss it!
January 28th, 2013 by Christa Constantine
It’s almost February, and we’re thinking it’s time to ratchet up the prizes a bit. This week’s 9:30 Club Giveaway of the Week is for the Vaccines, playing in Washington, D.C. this Friday, February 1st. Let’s start this short, degenerate month of right — head to our Facebook page and let us know why you want to win! Keep listening all week, and don’t miss your chance!
Keep it here next week for our next giveaway of the week!