Museum Mondays: Pennsylvania Ave. Heritage Trail

November 4th, 2013 by Rachel

imagesWhat: A trail telling the history of the African Americans who helped build Baltimore

Where: 100 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

When: At your convenience 

On a self guided tour you can walk  or drive the trail with various markers distinguishing important African Americans who have shaped Baltimore as a city, it’s culture and the way it is today. These people also helped gain civil rights and affected the music, art, literature and politics of their time. You can take the tour at your leasuire. Take this opportunity to learn about the great city of Baltimore and all the ways it was shape, in addition to ways Baltimore helped shape America.

Visit the Pennsylvania Avenue Heritage Trail website for trail maps and more information.

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Sports Saturdays: Loyola Soccer Winding Down

November 2nd, 2013 by Justin Thomas

NCAA Soccer: Princeton at Loyola MarylandWhat: Lafayette vs. Loyola

When: Saturday November 9, 7:00PM

With the Fall sports season coming to an end, the Loyola men’s soccer team will be ending their season in the next week.

The Hounds will be ending their 2013 season at home against conference rival Lafayette, with a chance to end the season on a high at Ridley Athletic Complex in front of the home Loyola fans. Even though their conference schedule didn’t turn out exactly as planned this year, ending the season with a win at home sure would feel good.

Come on out and support the Hounds in their last home game of the season at Ridley Athletic Complex next Saturday! For ticket information please visit the team website.

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RadioEdu Week 06

November 1st, 2013 by Jonathan Prozzi

Concept: Delay review, Introduction to Echo

Continuing with the students’ introduction to effects and effect chains, this week we learned about Echo. The students immediately noted that the interface of the Echo plug-in is similar to the Delay, and that many of the parameters are the same. We then began to highlight the distinctions and at the end of the session, the students were able to identify the differences and brainstorm about when they would use each.

As with the other effects, we began by loading an audio sample of a guitar on a track with Echo on the rack. I had each student choose a preset from the menu and predict what it would sound like, and then analyze the parameters on the plug-in. The students were able to note the relationship between the ‘Delay Time’ parameter and how apparent the Echo would become.

Proof of Concept: This week was mainly theoretical and focused on linking what they saw on the preset parameters and predicting how the guitar sample would be changed. The students demonstrated that they understood the impact of ‘Delay Time’ by noting that the longer the delay, the longer they would continue to hear audio after the initial sample ceased to play. This was very impressive, and we further solidified the concept by having each student say “Happy Halloween” at the same time, and then each of them stagger when they would begin. The result was similar to the echo created on the track, which led to comparisons to ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat,’ and how Echo can be considered similarly.

J decided to record a new version of his ‘Top Ten’ list, this week bringing a ‘Top Ten Pokemon’ installment. This was an excellent way for him to practice his ‘live radio show’ skills, as he did this entire list is largely spontaneous. He is continuing to work on designing a ‘Top Ten’ segment as a regular feature for an eventual radio show segment, and this list demonstrates his increasing comfort and confidence on the mic, as well as his technical skills regarding talking into the mic. Mic awareness is one of the ‘unseen’ skills that the students are continuing to develop, and this recording demonstrates a growing mindfulness in regard to these technical studio aspects.

M’s Loop

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Food Fridays: Taharka Brothers

November 1st, 2013 by Rachel

taharkaWhat: Great Ice Cream for a social cause

Where: Sold at various locations throughout the city

When: varies by location

Taharka’s isn’t your average neighborhood ice cream shop. In fact, they aren’t a shop at all! They have a unique business model; run by college aged young adults who’s main aim is to give back to the community and maintain social consciousness, Taharka Bros. provides premium ice cream with a higher purpose. They’re ice creams and sorbets are placed in various restaurant’s, dessert shops and ice cream shops across Baltimore. Taharka’s mission is to make things happen with ice cream as their medium. WIth social justice in mind, they offer a wide array of ice cream and sorbet flavors favorable for any pallet.

Check out their website for more about their mission, their flavors offered and their locations.

PS. COMING SOON! A Taharka Bros. Food Truck!

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Theatre Thursdays: Dance of the Holy Ghost

October 31st, 2013 by Rachel

danceholyghostsGenet_RAnderson640_s640x427What: Dance Performance

When: Running through November 17th

Where: Center Stage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD

Dance of the Holy Ghost tells the story of a blues man, Oscar, who is haunted by his memories and his grandson, who trying to bring him back into the present. The show features Denise Burse of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, and Michael Genet, who has made multiple appearances in broadway hits such as Hamlet and A Few Good Men. As the story progresses, Oscar and his grandson learn about love and life through their past and find a way to move on in towards the future.

Check out their website for show times and more information

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Leslie-Cam at CBI San Antonio

October 30th, 2013 by The Professor

Leslie_WLOY_GoProYep, we’re putting a GoPro camera on top of Leslie’s usual pink kitty helmet and sending her to San Antonio, Texas to see what she can find at the National Student Electronic Media Convention.  We don’t know what will happen, or how the TSA will like this… but we hope she’ll get some good footage as we collect 5 national awards, and perhaps go for a swim in the rooftop hotel.  Who knows what she’ll bring back?  Yes, we’re odd. But really that’s why you love us isn’t it?

Follow the camera exploits on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.  Look for the #CBITexas tags for news and happenings from the conference.  Let’s hope Leslie has as much fun with this as we’re already having.

BTW, you can listen to Leslie and her co-host (and roommate at the conference) Kathleen on their show Privetz every Monday 7-8pm.  But you can catch WLOY Live from San Antonio on Friday this week 12-2pm EST.


UPDATE: Video is up on our Facebook page.  It’s kinda NSFW and kinda insane thanks to Leslie’s frenetic MTV-vs.-Blair-Witch style of editing.  Try not to laugh… we dare you.  This font is pink because… Leslie.

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Wacky Wednesdays: Star-Spangled Halloween

October 30th, 2013 by Rachel

halloweenWhat: Halloween Themed Cover Show

When: THIS Saturday, November 2nd, 7pm-1am

Where: Flag House, 844 East Pratt St. Baltimore, MD

This Halloween cover show is sure to be spooky good. The evening will featuring bands covering Nirvana, Misfits, Saves the Day, The Birthday Party, Slayer, a 90s Heavy Medley band and power hits from the 2000s by Ecco. With room for dancing and a great place to reveal your creepy costume, this Star- Spangled Halloween will rock your socks and you will definitely be able to sing along to ever song!

Tickets are sold at the door and $5 if you come in costume, $7 if you’re a party pooper…. and $230,189,231,212 if you’re a jerk and you’ll prob get kicked out. Check out their event on facebook and head down to the Flag House on Saturday!

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NBA Basketball Starts Up Again

October 29th, 2013 by Justin Thomas

courtesy of ESPN

courtesy of ESPN

It’s that time of year again. NBA basketball is finally back in season starting tonight with a matchup between the two-time defending champion Miami Heat and the finally health-restored Chicago Bulls.

The question on everyone’s mind heading into this season is, “can anyone stop the Miami Heat from winning a third straight NBA title?” There are a couple of different teams that might threaten the Heat’s chances at a third straight title.

The first two threats to the Heat can be seen in the Western Conference. First is the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers have been getting better every year and pressing for the title in the Western Conference. With the addition of a couple of solid 3-point shooters and Doc Rivers as head coach, the Clippers should be a team to look out for.

The next team of course is the team that fell just short in the NBA championship against the Heat this past year, the San Antonio Spurs. While it is true that the Spurs are aging, it doesn’t seem to be slowing down Tony Parker or Manu Ginobli. Besides, as long as Gregg Popovich is the head coach, you can never fully count out the Spurs.

Moving over to the Eastern Conference, it would be pretty easy to say that the Chicago Bulls pose a decent threat to the Heat. With a healthy Derrick Rose for the first time in almost two years, the Bulls should be able to close games out better than they did last year and find themselves pushing up at the top of the Eastern Conference.

The other big threat to the Heat in the East would have to be the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers are a young, close knit team that now has a solid amount of playoff experience after pushing the Miami Heat to a 7-game series in the Eastern Conference finals. With that young experience, the Pacers should be a big threat for years to come.

No matter who decides to emerge in the NBA this year, we can be sure we will see some great basketball this year.


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Review: Adding up the wasted hours – The Lonely Forest

October 29th, 2013 by Margaret Jokoh

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The Lonely Forest

Grade: A

The Lonely Forest, an indie rock band from Anacortes, Washington releases their fourth studio album,  Adding up the Wasted Hours on October 15, 2013. The album is a mix of indie rock and the influence of synthesizers to give it a unique sound. The introduction of synthesizers really enhances the sound of each and every song. The Lonely Forest though does not stray to far from from its indie roots. Adding up the Wasted Hours is similar to music from the Bombay Bicycle Club and Vampire Weekend. Every song on the album is a new journey that the listener is taken on. Read the rest of this entry »

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Reflektor- Arcade Fire: Reviewed

October 29th, 2013 by Billy Dries

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Arcade Fire


Letter Grade: Ralphie’s A++++++++++++++++++


(Not getting the reference?

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