February 7th, 2011 by WLOY Staff
How often does one hear about the heydays of streetcars in Baltimore, or better yet ride around in them? Since the jazzy flapper filled times of the roaring 1920s, Baltimore’s streetcar use declined and spiraled into eventual non-existence. But there is one place these beautiful street machines live on!
The Baltimore Street Car Museum displays multiple streetcars ranging in size and antiquity. Admission, $7 for adults, includes unlimited rides on authentic Baltimore streetcars and an all around enjoyable chance to learn some stellar streetcar history. Located only a short jaunt from Loyola on Falls Road, the Baltimore Streetcar Museum will drive you wild. Read the rest of this entry »
February 3rd, 2011 by Eric Loose
Grandfathers of post-rock, Mogwai, have had a tumultuous career of highs and lows. Pattern is, Mogwai will either floor on first listen (Young Team, Happy Songs For Happy People) or alternatively leave much to be desired (Zidane, The Hawk Is Howling). The pioneers’ most recent work displays Mogwai both drenched and layers and effects while dabbling in more minimalist pieces also, as Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will spans an impressive array of emotions aesthetics. This sensation is compounded when compared to the tepidness of their recent output. Mogwai’s ferocity on Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will is evident at once, and the album lives up to its intriguing name. Immersive and intense, Mogwai’s seventh LP sets the bar high in early 2011. Read the rest of this entry »
February 2nd, 2011 by Amanda Nolan
This Thursday February 3 WLOY is hosting a Singer/Songwriter Coffeehouse from 9PM – 11PM in the Reading Room. This week we’re featuring the Emmy nominated singer/songwriter Ellen Cherry. A Baltimore native, Ellen Cherry has been writing and performing songs for various TV campaigns on FOX and was publicly recognized for her song “We Are Baltimore.” She has just recently released a full-length follow-up to her EP Years, aptly titled (New) Years. You can check out Ellen Cherry via her website or at the Coffeehouse on Thursday night!
February 2nd, 2011 by Amanda Nolan
This week brings a some seasoned acts as well as some new bands. The new Bright Eyes album that everyone’s been waiting for, titled The People’s Key, has arrived. Additionally, indie band Tennis released their debut, Cape Dory (left). This band has a very Vampire Weekend vibe, and it will be interesting to see where these artists go. Check out more new releases after the jump!
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February 2nd, 2011 by Isabella Varvaro
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE, MD (February 1, 2011)-
WLOY, the non-profit, student-run radio station at Loyola University Maryland, has been honored as one of the top fifty college radio stations on the 2011 mtvU College Radio Woodie list. Stations that have been nominated to this list are being recognized as pioneers in the industry, exposing the most recent emerging music. Nominations are now open to the public for voting on RateMyProfessors.com. WLOY for the first time is accompanying the biggest names in college radio including previous winners, WICB-Ithaca and KUPS-Tacoma. As WLOY strengthens in listenership, an acknowledgment such as this can only increase the station’s prevalence on air.
On Tuesday February 8th Rate My Professor will be unveiling the Top 25 nominees for the Woodie Award. The winner of the award will be announced live for the first time on air on March 16th on MTV, MTV2, and mtvU.
WLOY is Loyola University Maryland’s campus radio station. Going on the air in 2003, the station is entirely student run, with all board member positions being filled by current undergraduate and graduate students. WLOY offers a variety of live shows of different genres. Shows are hosted by students and community members and incorporate children from the community. WLOY has been recognized and awarded by both local and national organizations. For more information regarding WLOY’s shows or fundraising efforts, please email email@example.com or call 410-617-5349.
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February 1st, 2011 by Tim Teeling
We have been voted one of the Top 50 Radio Stations for the the MTVU College Radio Woodie Awards! Thanks to all of you who nominated us! We still need your help! The next cut is next week on February 8th where the Top 25 stations with the most votes will move on. Please Vote to help us move on!
January 31st, 2011 by Ryan Nisley
We’re only one month into the new year and already 2011 is off to a great start with some promising tunes. Here’s a look at the Top 40 Albums for the week of January 28th. Currently, Cold War Kids and Decemberists are holding the top two spots; however, keep a lookout for Young Galaxy (left) and the new band Tennis as they coast up the ranks with their breezy beach sound.
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January 31st, 2011 by The Professor
Want to go see a show at Rams Head Live for free? You want to listen to WLOY! We’ve got tickets for all these shows coming up. Listen in, check out the live at Boulder broadcasts on Fridays and follow us on Twitter to find out when you can win. Starting NOW!
January 31st, 2011 by Tim Teeling
Last weekend Ryan Nisley ’11 had the chance to meet Nick Fenmore, the brains behind Super Mash Bros. Aside from dancing the night away to every mashed-up pop song imaginable, he returned with a solid interview and some great pictures of the night, thanks to Kate Marshall. Nick and Ryan talked about video games, their new live set, and their upcoming album, which is sure to dominate college campuses across the nation.
January 28th, 2011 by The Professor
This week we present another special LIVE show of Both Feet In.
We welcome listener participation and input.
In 2009, President Obama and the US Department of Veterans Affairs launched a comprehensive plan to end homelessness among veterans in five years. Join Col. Charles Williams, the Executive Director of the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training (MCVET), and Arnold Shipman, a participant of the program, in a conversation with Both Feet In’s host, Dr. Sylvia Park, about one non-profit’s strategy to end homelessness among veterans in Baltimore City. This live show airs next Wed, Jan. 26th, 12-1pm. We welcome your comments and questions during the show! Call 410-617-5313 or -5330 or visit http://www.wloy.org and instant chat from the front page or instant message WLOYLIVE.
NOTE: THIS SHOW IS RESCHEDULED FROM 1/26/11