Alumni Spotlight


WLOY Sweatshirts Are Back!

Monday, March 28th, 2022 by The Professor

One of our most popular sweatshirts has returned to stock! This time a nice Champion Eco 50/50 Cotton/Poly sweatshirt in the usual green and grey. Soft inside and tough on the outside. Great for all around wear or cozy sleeping.

We know our alumni love these so we’re making it easy to order them on the website. Pick your unisex size and order through our Paypal button for quick shipping ($5). If you want to pick up at the station just shoot us a note. If you decide to pick up at the station we’ll throw in a free t-shirt and some stickers when you get here! 🙂


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Classic WLOY Promo Video Unearthed!

Monday, March 28th, 2022 by The Professor

Once upon a time Phil had an idea to make a video… And that video quickly got silly. We had it posted on YouTube but it was taken down because of the music bed. We thought it was lost but years of scouring bins of old hard drives has finally brought it back in all its glory. Revel in our music staff learning about vinyl, the sales team making stacks, Brandon’s secret love of Rick Astley and our amazing 2003 Ford Aerostar! (more…)



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Moldie Oldies 4th of July Special

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 by The Professor

Our annual tradition continues!

Supercharge your BBQ and join Nick Centanni on WLOY Noon-4PM for his annual special Moldie Oldies Show this July 4!

Nick will have a mix of upbeat summer songs, Independence Day facts, jokes, and of course periodic visits from campus royalty via the ‘gold campus royalty phone.’

He will be up to his usual tricks so you won’t know what to expect next. There will also be a special Independence Day wishes from some familiar voices.

This is high octane radio so make it a date and don’t be late! The fun begins July 4 at noon all right here on WLOY!

WARNING: This show should only be used under adult supervision. Keep out of reach of children. For outdoor use only. Do not hold in hand. Remember to place this show on the ground, light fuse and get away. Never attempt to relight this show should it malfunction or misfire. Keep others at a safe distance. This show is flammable, misuse may result in injury or fire.



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Christmas 2020 Special Programming

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 by The Professor

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! To help you celebrate, our amazing DJs and staff have put together incredible Christmas show specials – including Nick Centanni’s annual Moldie Oldie Christmas Eve and Christmas Day specials, NEW 2020 specials from The Volcano Chronicles, Retro Rockin Road Show, Quarantine Takeover, and vintage specials from 6 alumni, Crucial Cuts and Radio RockOnTour! Christmas music and special shows start at NOON on Christmas Eve, just in time to start your festivities and while you do your last minute wrapping, and will play all through Christmas Day until midnight, to be the soundtrack for all of the day’s gatherings and celebrations.
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It’s World College Radio Day!

Friday, October 2nd, 2020 by The Professor

It’s time! Join us and more than 600 college stations around the world for a joyful celebration of college radio, its DJs and its music. WLOY is joining the mix with 24 hours of great shows and special guests. Jump in with us whenever you can because it’s a day of special treats. Not one but 2 documentary pieces about college radio, the award-winning “Voices of COVID-19” feature by Loyola students, and a ton of alumni shows. We also have 5 special shows from other stations around the country to highlight our launch of the International Local Music Exchange!

    World College Radio Day Lineup

12:00 Welcome to World College Radio Day Blend
01:00 International Local Music Exchange with WUSC
02:00 Flashback show by current DJ Nicole Destefanis “Beach Bops”
03:00 International Local Music Exchange with KCSU
04:00 Vintage Alumni – Jonny C’s First Vinyl Show P1
05:00 Vintage Alumni – Jonny C’s First Vinyl Show P2
06:00 International Local Music Exchange with WRFL
07:00 Loyola student’s Award-Winning “Voices of COVID” radio feature
08:00 International Local Music Exchange with WGMU
09:00 I Never Knew Radio H1 (DJ Linton Hinds – alumnus)
10:00 I Never Knew Radio H2 (DJ Linton Hinds – alumnus)
11:00 International Local Music Exchange with KBVR
12:00 Moldie Oldies Show H1 (DJ Nick Centanni – alumnus)
01:00 Moldie Oldies Show H2 (DJ Nick Centanni – alumnus)
02:00 Flashback show by current DJ Ryan Flood “Flood Watch”
03:00 Quarantine Takeover – Matt Weitzel/Breakforth (alumnus)
04:00 Documentary – 10 Years of College Radio Day
05:00 International Local Music Exchange with WLOY
06:00 Documentary – The World College Radio Day Global Marathon
07:00 Retro Eddie’s Retro Rockin Road Show H1
08:00 Retro Eddie’s Retro Rockin Road Show H2
09:00 Quarantine Takeover – B. Newb (alumnus)
10:00 Hip-Hop Revisited with Saleem H1
11:00 Hip-Hop Revisited with Saleem H2



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I Never Knew Celebrating Marcus Garvey

Sunday, August 16th, 2020 by The Professor

Join us as we celebrate the third anniversary of the I Never Knew Radio Show! Junior (’06) digs into the history and music celebrating Marcus Garvey with interviews and more. Watch for more interviews being added here from current and past greats.

Junior has become a media empire in the last few years! Not only has his YouTube channel passed 11 MILLION views, he’s now got a podcast “Baldhead & the Dread” with Autarchii and has launched his website INeverKnewTV.com and more things are coming. Enjoy the new show every week 9-11am Sunday with repeat airings 8-10am Wednesday and 10-noon Thursday. Big ups to Junior!



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New Show! The Indispensable Oyster

Thursday, August 6th, 2020 by The Professor

Host: Prof. David Belz

We welcome another new show to WLOY! The Indispensable Oyster is a conversation with people of interest about subjects Loyola, Baltimore and beyond, produced by WLOY Radio in cooperation with Right Brain Creative Services. Join our host author and professor David Belz for a new series of shows starting with poet Donald Vincent.

Donald Vincent, ’10—is an award-winning Loyola alum, teacher, poet, hip hop artist, and social activist. Donald’s first collection of poetry, Convenient Amnesia (Broadstone Books, July 2020) has garnered immediate critical success. Vincent holds a BA in Writing and Public Relations from Loyola and an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. He hosts the “Mr.Hip Presents” reading series and currently teaches literature and writing at Emerson College and in the Writing Program at UCLA.

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I Never Knew Radio Show Interviews

Sunday, July 12th, 2020 by The Professor

I Never Knew Radio’s host Junior (Linton Hinds ’06) has done an incredible array of interviews with an equally incredible number of artists and members of the culture Reggae community. He reaches out to discuss history, culture and music with some famous artists and some soon-to-be-famous ones as well. Listen to their weekly reasonings on many aspects of Reggae in every show Sunday 9-11am and, in case you miss them, check out the roster of past interviews all conveniently collected here for you. Listen and learn the message is in the music and the music is in the message every week on I Never Knew Radio.



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Quarantine Takeover Show – Surf Harp

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 by The Professor

photo: Micah E. Wood

This week we feature our first International Quarantine Takeover show! Local artists Surf Harp are currently globally divided with Jeff still in Japan but they made it work. With some magical technology, you can hear them all together although Jeff Koplovitz is in Japan, and Phil Bolton and Chris Sweeney are in Baltimore. Surf Harp is a great local band that also has some roots in WLOY (it’s possible some of them were DJs…) and a band that won Battle of the Bands under a slightly different lineup and sound.

What is Surf Harp? Art rock. Kraut pop. Smooth vibes. 5 piece Baltimore band with latest full length, “MR. BIG PICTURE”, out now on Friends Records. Currently operating in Baltimore and Osaka in preparation for LP3. Featured on Bandcamp Daily, Medium, Tiny Mix Tapes, etc.

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Keznamdi Interview – INK

Saturday, May 30th, 2020 by The Professor

This week on I Never Knew Radio our host Junior sits down for a reasoning interview with the talented Keznamdi.

Coming from an incredibly gifted family, Keznamdi is the son to Dr. Kerida ‘Goldilocks’ McDonald a Rastafari Harvard graduate and reggae artist who has worked with UNICEF for over 20 years. Keznamdi is also the brother of reggae singer Kelissa, Miss Jamaica finalist Kamila, naturopathic doctor Kamani, and UN International school graduate Kadiya.

In this interview Keznamdi speaks about growing up in musical and intellectual household, leaving college to pursue music, and creating his new album ‘Bloodline’

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