DJ Spotlight


Jon Spencer Interview

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 by The Professor

The incomparable Jon Spencer (see Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, etc…) has a new band together Jon Spencer & The HITmakers and they are back on the road after a minor delay due to some global pandemic or something… Our own Ben Ostrowski ’24 caught up with Jon in advance of his show this Saturday at The Ottobar. Give it a listen and find out more about the new album, the tour, Jon’s elevation of bluesman R. L. Burnside and much more. Then catch the show Saturday at The Ottobar for the rest of the story!



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Moldie Oldies 4th of July 2022

Monday, July 4th, 2022 by The Professor

It’s that time of year again! When we celebrate America’s independence from England with songs and picnics and other silly things before we blow stuff up.

Nic Centanni is here again with his traditional 4 hours of 4th of July fun for you to play while you get ready and watch fireworks tonight. Tune in 8pm to Midnight for the Moldie Oldies 4th of July Special! As always, wear eye protection. Light fuse and get away. These products may not be safe for children. Use only with adult supervision. No warranty expressed or implied. Listen at your own risk.



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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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Interested in Becoming a WLOY DJ?

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 by Ronnie Gruseck

WLOY is recruiting DJs from all class years for the new fully on-campus semester! Play or talk about anything that you are interested in! Whether you would like to host a one-time show or have a regular slot, all shows will be held in our studios. In-person training will be given to all recruits and alcohol wipes and disposable covers for earpieces and microphones are provided. Reach out to our manager, Kelley Chan, at kchan@loyola.edu to get things rolling!



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Quarantine Takeover – Don Muench Part 2

Monday, July 19th, 2021 by The Professor

This week we go back to sweet home Chicago for a second episode with Don Muench. Our returning guest host is musician and record collector who’s spent a lifetime in Chicago and connected to the blues music scene. Don shares some more stories about his wedding, honeymoon and throwing parties… The music takes a very local dive into his vinyl collection. It’s all about Chicago tonight.

Tune in Tuesday & Thursday 7-8pm to hear this takeover and explore Don’s stories and his great vinyl collection.



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Quarantine Takeover – Lawrence Lanahan

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 by The Professor

This week’s Quarantine Takeover is by Disappearing Ink’s Lawrence Lanahan celebrating his life in record stores. Lawrence is an accomplished producer of radio, podcasts and music, as well as a teacher, lecturer and author of a fantastic book exploring the racial divides in home buying in Baltimore. But, first and foremost he is a lover of music and records. A devotee of the record store and the value of the experience found therein. Join him on a walk through his history of finding music, new and old, and reveling in the joy of sharing music through the record store. Tune in Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm EST.

Disappering Ink has a new EP out on Bandcamp as well. And you can get Lawrence’s book online or in local shops like The Ivy Bookshop. Do that in person because book stores, like record stores, should be in person experiences…



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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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Quarantine Takeover: Don Muench

Monday, June 21st, 2021 by The Professor

This week we get a takeover show from Chicago. Our guest host is musician and record collector Don Muench who takes a very local dive into his collection of 60s-80s garage rock and blues bands. It’s all about Chicago tonight.

His stories of the local music scene and bands are great. Whether it’s how he met his wife, calling Muddy Waters at home or hiring legendary bluesman JB Hutto and the Hawks to play at his wedding, he’s got a lot of stories 🙂

Tune in Tuesday & Thursday 7-8pm to hear this takeover and explore Don’s great vinyl collection.



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Vinylthon 2021 is here!

Thursday, April 15th, 2021 by The Professor

It’s time to celebrate what you can do with some metal presses and 180gm of vinyl. VINYLTHON is here for 2021! We’re celebrating Record Store Day a little early since most colleges are closed in June… with the bonus of 24 hours of nothing but vinyl on the air at WLOY*.

All our friends, community members, alumni and DJs have been putting together shows for you from Ambient to Zydeco, all spun on real records. We’re joining hundreds of other stations around the world and (for the 5th year in a row) earning our Golden Slipmat Award for participating. Last year (thanks COVID) we actually had 2 Vinylthons and we did 24hrs twice! This year we’ve only got one day of all vinyl (so far) but its a good one. Tune in and check out the shows. Note that because of COVID restrictions we are pre-recording our shows to limit in-studio exposure but they’re all being played on vinyl, clicks and all, we promise!

The Spins
Vinyl Spin Sessions w/Paul Random 12am-1am
Vinylthon 2021 Special Show 1am-2am
Classic Rocking Claire Show 2am-3am
Cars, Surf and Guitars 3am-4am
Jon C. Vintage Vinyl Finds 4am-6am
Moldie Oldies Vinyl Hour 6am-7am
Retro Rockin’ (Vinyl) Road Show 7am-9am
Steve Celebrates Friends 1Records 9am-10am
Queen Marge’s Vinyl Exploration 10am-12pm
Retro Eddies 45s Show 12pm-1pm
Xander’s Mighty Soul Party 1pm-2pm
Hip-Hop Revisited with Saleem 2pm-4pm*
Crucial Cuts: Side A 4pm-6pm
Tara’s Double Shot of Vinyl 6pm-8pm
Retro Eddie’s Vinyl Special 8pm-9pm
A College Try Vinyl Hour 9pm-10pm
Crucial Cuts: Side B 10pm-12am
Sunday Skips
Tara’s Vinyl Hour 12am-1am
Crucial Cuts: A New Hope 1am-3am


* Saleems show is not all vinyl this week due to the untimely passing of DMX, it is a celebration of the life and music of DMX instead. We added 2 hours of vinyl shows on at the end of the night to make sure we still hit 24 hours so we could earn our Golden Slipmat for real.



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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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