Goodbye Honfest :(

Monday, February 26th, 2024 by The Professor

The folks that created and ran Honfest have called it a day after nearly 30 years of events. WLOY was proud to have been a part of the event from 2010 onward and to have built up an amazing stage at the Chestnut St. end of the festival from 2014-2023. We are grateful to Denise and Lisa for all their work and support of us in bringing tons of great bands up on the stage. Check out our full list here.  We will miss the fun this June, but we hope to see a new festival spring up over the summer.  Until then, there is Hampdenfest every fall!

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Christmas Shows 2023

Saturday, December 23rd, 2023 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 Oldies Christmas Eve and Christmas Day specials, specials from The Volcano Chronicles, Retro Rockin Road Show, Christmas Quarantine Takeover, and vintage specials from 7 alumni, and a brand new Hip-Hop Revisited Holiday Special! After a few morning hours to wet your whistle, at 2pm on Christmas Eve we finally open the floodgates and let the elves in, just in time to start your festivities and while you do your last minute wrapping. We’ll let them play all through Christmas Day until midnight, to be the soundtrack for all of the day’s gatherings and celebrations. Tell your smart speaker to “Play WLOY Loyola Radio” and just leave us on all day long… Merry Christmas Everyone!

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Winterpalooza 2023 is December 8th!

Thursday, November 16th, 2023 by The Professor

Celebrate the end of classes with a FREE giant holiday bash featuring live music and free stuff! Performances from Battle of the Bands 2022 winners Crown Me King, fantastic Baltimore bands Natural Velvet and Super City! Free hot cocoa, ugly sweater contest and MORE!!

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Ladies’ Night at the FAC: November 10

Tuesday, November 7th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

Join us for an evening of fun and empowerment at the fourth annual Ladies Night at the FAC on November 10th from 7-10. Presented by the Women’s Center and RecWell, this event is open to all non-male-identifying students and promises to offer something for everyone – from games, self-defense, and group exercise classes, to climbing at the rock wall and paddle boarding in the pool.

Not a fan of working out? No problem! Ladies Night is a night for ALL the girls, where you can relax and play some cool games for prizes. Plus, we’ll have WLOY providing music for the event and giving away some cool merch – what’s better than hanging out with the girls and listening to our favorite female artists? You don’t want to miss this one!

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Gong Karaoke Returns 11/3!

Wednesday, November 1st, 2023 by The Professor

Join WLOY for our Karaoke For A Cause: Gong Karaoke on Friday, November 3rd, from 7-9 PM in Starbucks! Never heard of Gong Karaoke? That’s okay WLOY’s got you. Participants can pay $1 to request the song of their choice and spectators can pay $2 to hit the gong and kick them off stage! It is $5 to stay up on stage and sing your heart out but wait – others have the chance to pay $10 in sudden death and kick you off stage for good! All proceeds will go to Loyola’s Relay for Life to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs for the American Cancer Society.

Drag your friends and roommates out for a little bit of friendly competition that supports an amazing foundation. Join WLOY for our Karaoke For A Cause: Gong Karaoke on Friday, November 3rd, from 7-9 PM in Starbucks!

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Dead Air 2023

Monday, October 30th, 2023 by The Professor

It’s Halloween time and we’ve been running Dead Air at midnight Saturday all month and now, it is time! New 2023 episode of Dead Air premieres at 7pm for all your spooky parties and to scare the neighbors (or trick or treaters) with some very rare sounds.

Once again, DJ, educator and musician Terence Hannum (of the band The Holy Circle) will bring you 2 hours of great horror movie soundtracks ranging from local Baltimore artists to obscure European films. Listen for segments from classics like The Fog, The Omen, Christine and more. Whether its Rick Wakemen of Yes, or “Splatter University” expect a lot of great tracks to keep your evening creepy! Enjoy this year’s special DEAD AIR 2023!

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WLOY & Spectrum Present: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Friday, October 27th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

The spooky season is upon us once again, and what better way to celebrate than with a Halloween tradition that will send shivers down your spine? This Monday, join us for the Rocky Horror Picture Show! We’ll kick off the festivities OUTSIDE ON THE QUAD! with a free screening of this cult-classic film on an outdoor blowup screen. But that’s not all – we’ll also be hosting our annual costume contest, where you’ll have the chance to win a brand-new USB/Bluetooth turntable, the brand new Rocky Horror Game or a $20 Starbucks gift certificate. Plus, we’ll have plenty of giveaways and snacks to keep your Halloween fears at bay. So don’t miss out on the ghoulishly fun evening – join us on October 27th from 7-9 pm on the quad! It’s bound to be a frightful good time.

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World College Radio Day 2023

Friday, October 6th, 2023 by The Professor

October 6th is World College Radio Day! The first College Radio Day occurred in the USA, Canada and Jamaica in October 2011. 365 college radio stations came together for the very first time. This year more than 700 stations in more than 50 countries will participate in this celebration of the impact of college radio on students, communities and music. Join us all day for fun and stop by our tent in front of Maryland Hall from 12-2 for some free donuts and to spin the prize wheel. We’ll have 3 kinds of shirts, hoodies, coffee and mugs to win!

WLOY was also honored by being selected as one of only 33 stations around the world to be offered a 30 minute slot in the Global Marathon stream available for all stations to air. At 4:30pm Eastern you can check out the full show we put together highlighting Baltimore’s massive local talent. From Skribe to Super City we give the world a small taste of Baltimore’s deep well of music. Catch the full Global Marathon stream here or just tune in to WLOY at 4:30 for our show. See below for the full schedule from around the world of college radio! (more…)

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Open Mic Night: October 6, 2023

Friday, October 6th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

Come kick off Family Weekend with WLOY’s Open Mic Night! Join us on October 6th from 7-9 PM and let your inner rockstar shine. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or just love to sing in the shower, this event is for you. So grab your mom, dad, siblings, or anyone else who wants to enjoy good music and great company, and head on over to Starbucks.

The event will be featured as “Decades Night,” perfect for all the parents on campus. Spin the turntable to pick a decade and select a song from that decade – Whether you want to get groovy with some music from the 70’s, or rock out to some early 2000’s, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We hope to see you all there!

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Dreamgaze Studio Seizure with The Holy Circle

Thursday, August 31st, 2023 by The Professor

Join 2/3 of the local shoegaze band The Holy Circle for a new Studio Seizure tonight at 7! Terence and Rob (Erica was busy building a classroom) stopped by the station with armloads of vinyl to spin a great blend of shoegaze and “shoegaze adjacent” bands.

We chatted about their upcoming show this weekend (9/2 at The Crown) and the start of a cool new event Dreamgaze that they will be hosting at the Crown. Expect a ton of great rare shoegaze bands in this episode and maybe a couple you know as well.

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