Service Interruptions on Memorial Day Weekend

May 25th, 2011 by Amanda Nolan

Dear faithful listener/avid blog reader,

Between this Thursday evening May 26 and Monday May 30, technology services will be performing a series of upgrades to the main campus data network. These upgrades will cause system and network outages across Loyola campuses at various times. In layman’s terms, Loyola is taking care of that old, dusty data network and giving it a makeover, providing improved network times and speeds.

What does this mean for WLOY? We may or may not have web server outages as well dead air (it’s best to anticipate the worst). However, we promise we’ll be back, all fresh and clean from the upgrade!


UPDATE 5/31/11: We think all the work is completed and we should be back at 100% but PLEASE report any problems to us! Thanks!

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Show Spotlight: Centsable Finance

May 19th, 2011 by Amanda Nolan

Need some advice with your financial planning? You can turn to WLOY for all of your financial questions and concerns. Personal financial adviser Dena Frenkel presents Censtable Finance, a show dedicated in aiding listeners navigate throughout the confusing world of finance. Dena, with help from her guests, covers all the bases – her discussions include helping students prepare for their first jobs, explaining what connotes “good benefits,” and the changing world of finance.

Centsable Finance plays every Thursday at 1pm. If you missed a show, don’t fret – we have the shows archived and available for download!

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Honfest 2011!

May 18th, 2011 by Amanda Nolan

The 2011 Honfest is less than a month away, and, yet again, WLOY will be there to experience it all. Join us Saturday June 11th and Sunday June 12th on the Avenue!

What is Honfest, you might ask? Started in 1994, it’s a celebration of a local Bawlmer tradition. It all started with the word “Hon” – a local term of endearment, short for “Honey,” that actualizes the warmth and affection among the neighbors and visitors by these working-women of Baltimore. This nationally recognized festival covers four city blocks of 36th Street in Hampden with vendors, stages, music acts, and more.

WLOY will have giveaways – re: free stuff, such as tickets to a concert at PIER SIX PAVILION – so hang out with us!

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School’s Out, WLOY Still Playing

May 16th, 2011 by Amanda Nolan

The sun has come out, it’s finally a respectable May temperature (it’s about time, Baltimore), and there are no more papers and tests hanging over our heads. The Spring semester is finished, and the time has come for an excess of relaxation (much needed, for all!). To all the graduating seniors, it’s been real, and good luck with the job hunt (or, if you’re avoiding the real world for “more education,” have fun in grad school). I’ll speak on behalf of everyone at the station when I say that we will certainly miss you dearly.

Billy, Ryan, and Taylor – you’ve done so much for WLOY, and I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done for me. I’ll miss bickering with all of you.

Tim – don’t worry, WLOY is in good hands. You’re certainly the WLOY “rock,” but as Natalie Portman in Black Swan says, “It’s my time. I’m the Swan Queen!”

Enough sentimentality – the REAL point is that WLOY plays 24/7/365, and we’ll be here all summer with giveaways, new music, and more, so stay tuned!

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Rush – Time Machine Tumbler – Baltimore 4/22/11

May 10th, 2011 by The Professor

Time Machine Tumbler
by Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman

Rush turns back time to rearrange Moving Pictures

Longevity into four decades as a successful rock band is not an easy endeavor. Surviving as a rock musician in the music industry is actually recognized as an occupational hazard. It is therefore an amazing accomplishment for a Canadian power trio to compose and produce new material that continues to drive demand for the group to appear live in concert on tour.

Rush’s Time Machine Tour calculatingly celebrates the 30th anniversary of the release of Moving Pictures, a vital album that sky-rocketed the band’s touring fortunes. Returning to perform in Baltimore after an extended hiatus on Friday, April 22, 2011, Rush was at the top of their game fueling fan fealty at the 1st Mariner Arena.
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Neil Innes Interview

May 2nd, 2011 by The Professor

Interview by Tim Tilghman, host of Radio RockOnTour 5/2/11

Neil Innes, a great British writer and musician, best known for work with Monty Python, the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and The Rutles, spent some time with Tim chatting about music, life and comedy.

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President’s Cup: Second Round (Gilman)

May 2nd, 2011 by Kate Marshall

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A Review of Loyola Sports–Soccer, Basketball, and Lacrosse

May 2nd, 2011 by Jake Hagelin

The men’s and women’s soccer and teams had quite a fall for Loyola athletics.  The season seemed to go up and down for both programs.  The men’s and women’s basketball programs found ways to pull out victories toward the end of the season when it was time for conference tournaments.  Both the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams are looking to make late season pushes as well as playoff time is heating up. Read the rest of this entry »

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Top 40 for 5.2.11

April 29th, 2011 by Eric Loose

Last Top 40 of the year! Nearing the end of this joyous celebration, The Strokes have ended up on top of the pile with John Darnielle and The Mountain Goats not far behind. So, in case you need some stress relief while cramming for finals and realizing how badly in trouble you are for your upcoming tests, relax to some “Under Cover of Darkness” or “Estate Sail Sign.” Trust me, you won’t be sorry! Either way, remember to tune in to 1620 AM Baltimore this summer, we”l be broadcasting for your listening pleasure the whole time! Read the rest of this entry »

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Iron & Wine

April 27th, 2011 by Kate Marshall

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