Tourism Tuesdays: Photos with Santa and Santa’s Place Light Shows

December 10th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali

hol-santahouseWhat: Photos with Santa and Santa’s Place Light Shows 

When: Saturday, November 23 – Tuesday, December 24; Mondays – Saturdays 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
and Sundays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Harborplace Amphitheater

Celebrate the season on Baltimore’s waterfront and come down to get a picture with santa! See all the sights of the Inner Harbor and a explore Baltimore in all its holiday cheer! 

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Museum Mondays: The New Old Time Holiday Train Garden at the Fire Museum of Maryland

December 9th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali

1320180938113What: The New Old Time Holiday Train Garden at the Fire Museum of Maryland

When: December 7, 14, & 21, 2013

Where: Fire Museum of Maryland

Travel back in time for the holiday season! Watch antique O-Scale trains and a street car wind their way through a 20th century Baltimore neighborhood and take a stroll through two centuries worth of antique fire engines and a reconstructed 1871 fire house! Plus, don’t forget to get your picture taken with Santa! The market opens with an event on Saturday, November 30 from 10a.m. to 4p.m., featuring free photos with Santa in a Fire Chief’s Sleigh from 11a.m. to 2p.m.

For more information visit their website!

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WLOY Picks Ten Christmas Classics

December 6th, 2013 by The Professor

DJ_Santa Well, maybe we picked 11, because we play music and can’t count.  Ok, give us a break.  We polled a few current and former staff members to see what they can’t live without at Christmas time.  You know, the music that makes them enjoy the season, not want to shove pencils in their ears if they have to hear it one more time (Elmo & Patsy, we’re looking at you).  And because we care about you, our listeners, we even threw in an iTunes link so you can add them to your own playlists at home (you’re welcome).  Here they are in no particular order, along with a reminder to get into the spirit of the season and share your gifts with others : Read the rest of this entry »

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RadioEdu Week 10 & 11

December 6th, 2013 by Jonathan Prozzi

Concepts: Advanced Audio Editing, Interview Skills

Hello everyone! The last two weeks have been abbreviated due to Thanksgiving and holiday travel plans, so I’ve decided to do a quick post combining the session notes for each week. We’ve been focusing on expanding our editing skills, and further building on the techniques involved in creating loop-based compositions. Thanksgiving week, J was able to work in depth on a piece he’s envisioned as the backdrop soundbed for one of his ‘Top Ten’ lists. In creating the piece, he was able to select several source audio files and cut them into individual slices, and then process several of the slices.

Through this project, he discovered the ‘reverse selection’ function and began to experiment with organizing his cut audio into completely new clips, integrating several of the newly reversed slices. This is a very advanced concept and requires precision with cutting and a solid ear for layering the resulting clips. He then created a working soundbed from his track and recorded himself speaking over it, marking the first session in which one of the students recorded over a soundbed that they created!

I also had J take a few moments to teach his classmates some of his secrets for chopping and pasting audio. I’ve posted the resulting short beat that he created to show them. He looped a drum break and then cut a vocal line and matched it using the visual element of the waveforms.

Since we had only one session the week of 12/2, we focused on reviewing interview skills and discussing future plans. As a proof of concept, we did a 15 minute ‘talk show’ and the students have all improved so much in their confidence levels, question asking, and with the ‘unseen’ skills such as mic awareness.

We look forward to getting back on our regular schedule next week!

J’s ‘Happy Waves’ Soundbed

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J Top Ten Worst Characters

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J Teaching Cuts

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Food Fridays: 28th Annual Christmas Cookie Tour

December 6th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali

UnionSquareCookieFBWhat: 28th Annual Christmas Cookie Tour

When: December 8th, 2013

Where: Union Square

Join us for an afternoon full of homemade cookies and holiday cheer as you tour 15 historic Union Square homes decked in holiday finery! The Union Square neighborhood invites you to our 28th annual Christmas Cookie Tour. The park and the homes will all be decorated to celebrate the season. We offer you a special afternoon to stroll through our National Register of Historic Places district, and through the many fine 19th century homes opened for your pleasure. If you are new to our tour, you may be surprised to find that while we are very consistent in our views of proper Victorian streetscape, we vary widely in our concepts of interior decor. Our homes run the gamut of style from country to contemporary, with eclectic coexistence as a common rule.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Theatre Thursdays: A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration

December 5th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali

2013-14CS_CivilWarChristmasWhat: A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration

When: November 19 – December 22

Where: Center Stage

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel spins a musical tale of hope and forgiveness. It’s a bitterly cold Christmas Eve in 1864 and all along the Potomac, from the White House to the battlefields, friends and foes alike find their lives strangely and poetically intertwined. Weaving together carols and folk songs, this “beautifully stitched tapestry of American lives” (The New York Times) is sure to become a new holiday classic for the entire family!

For ticketing information visit their website!

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Wacky Wednesday: Hot Chocolate Happy Hour

December 4th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali

hotchocolateWhat: Hot Chocolate Happy Hour 

When: Tuesdays : 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (December 3rd through December 17th)

Where: Harbor East

Who would pass up free hot chocolate? Warm up with complimentary hot chocolate on Tuesday nigths in December at Harbor East’s Hot Chocolate Happy Hour, sponsored by Whole Foods Market. You can drop into the market or just bump into one of Whole Foods “team members” passing out the beverages in the Harbor East district. Look for the Harbor East elves strolling the neighborhood delivering warm cups of hot chocolate!

Visit this website for more information!

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Seahawks Make A Statement Monday Night

December 3rd, 2013 by Justin Thomas

UnknownThe Monday Night Football game between the Saints and the Seahawks promised a great contest between the top two teams in the NFC. The Seahawks set out to make a statement and prove that there is a large gap between one and two in the NFC.

Mission accomplished! The Seahawks had their way with the Saints at home in Seattle, winning by a convincing score of 34-7. With the win, Seattle improves to an 11-1 record on the season, a full two games above the next NFC teams, which are the Saints and the Panthers.

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Staff Picks: Dries’ Best Albums of 2013

December 3rd, 2013 by Billy Dries

Blood Orange - CoverBlood Orange – Cupid Deluxe – 

With his sophomore release, Blood Orange delivered an absolute masterpiece. The R&B meets disco groove of the album immediately captured me and drew me in. From the first track, “Chamkay”, to the closing, “Time Will Tell”, the album keeps the listener guessing, weaving in and out of multiple genres it gets almost anybody on their feet and dancing.


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The Great Russian Nutcracker – Moscow Ballet

December 3rd, 2013 by The Professor

Once again, WLOY scores you a chance to do something cultural and even seasonally-relevant!  On December 21, for one day only, the Moscow Ballet will put on 3 performances of The Great Russian Nutcracker.  WLOY has tickets for you for the 12 noon show.  Want to win a pair?  Of course you do!  Come to our Late Night Concert Thursday December 5 from 9-11pm in McGuire Hall, enter at our table during the Live at Boulder remote broadcast Friday December 6, noon-2pm or listen in to the station for your chance to win one of the 4 pairs of tickets we’re giving away! Don’t miss out on this one day show – get your own tickets now!

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