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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Arts Fishing Club Interview

Tuesday, July 18th, 2023 by The Professor

We were thrilled to welcome our Song of the Week winners, the guys from Arts Fishing Club who stopped by on the way to their show at MilkBoy in Philadelphia! Well actually just Christopher Kessenich (lead singer/songwriter) and Chancy (lead guitar) made it to the studio as the other guys were off at Miss Shirleys loading up on food for the drive 🙂

DJ Johnny Cozza sat down with them and talked about songwriting, the Nashville scene, playing Bonnaroo, and much more.

As a bonus they played his song request “Doug’s Song” live for us. It’s in the interview so listen all the way through for a great rendition of the song. They have tour dates through at least September so try to catch them when they’re in your town!

(Apologies for the overdriven audio at the start, it gets better shortly.)

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Arts Fishing Club In Studio Today!

Thursday, July 13th, 2023 by The Professor

Tune in around noon today as Song of the Week winners the guys from Arts Fishing Club are swinging by on the way to their show at MilkBoy in Philadelphia! Rumor has it they’re going to do something live too! If you miss it, don’t worry, we’ll post photos and the interview soon. Check out Instagram for updates today!

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Honfest 2023

Thursday, June 15th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

Another year in the books! Baltimore’s 2023 Honfest was a vibrant celebration, reminding us of the town’s community-based pride. The streets of Hampden filled with families and parade attendees, all coming together to embrace the quirky spirit of the event. The energy of the event was infectious as the air was filled with laughter, music, and the smells of Baltimore’s best foods. WLOY had the pleasure of hosting 15 local artists this past weekend at the WLOY STAGE at Honfest. We were visited by alumni, students, and community members in the gathering of WLOY’s favorite event of the summer. Honfest is a great function for local artists to showcase their talent and we couldn’t be more grateful to have shared another parade with them. 

We have to give a big shout-out to Garrett Long for making the stage run smoothly and soundly all weekend. He danced between solo and group artists, doing his magic with smiles and swift hands. Garrett is the recording engineer for the Watermelon Room, a local recording studio based in Hampden, MD. They’re known for their variety of instruments and recording equipment, encouraging artists to pursue their musical creativity. Definitely check them out!

Eddie Fine ’23 exceeded MC expectations, keeping everyone appraised for the upcoming acts. Students Johnny Cozza ‘24, Aliyah Smith-Bradley ‘24, and Liz Kosik ’25 manned the tent for the weekend, engaging with community members and raffling off some cool prizes.  Attendees loved the nifty turn-table that was repurposed for the raffling, allowing participants to “spin and win” a variety of prizes such as Thread Coffee, mugs, t-shirts, and vinyl. Despite a flat tire immediately upon arrival (lol silly John).. the weekend was full of excitement!

WLOY is proud to have concluded its 7th year hosting a stage at Honfest. It’s impossible to talk about our stage without mentioning the talented cast of artists that came and performed. We would like to express our gratitude to all the incredible bands and artists that dedicated their time this weekend. From Red Sammy kicking us off on Saturday morning to Old Eastern closing us out on Sunday night, every one of them delivered an amazing performance. We were showered with compliments and positive feedback all weekend from members of our favorite community and are ecstatic to be back next year!

The full schedule (and links to the artist’s pages) is here – go buy their merch!!

Be sure to watch this space for a gallery full of images and links to videos as we put them up. Also, check out our Instagram @wloy_radio for some Honfest recaps, alumni spotlights, and WLOY news. 🙂

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Honfest 2023 – WLOY Stage – June 10/11

Wednesday, June 7th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

I can’t believe it’s June already – and you know what that means, Honfest! Grab your hairspray, throw on your feather boa, and practice your best Bawlmerese accent to get ready. WLOY is excited to celebrate the 30th year of Baltimore’s biggest bash. Honfest is Saturday, June 10th, and Sunday, June 11th, 2023 and WLOY will be there all weekend! We are proud to host the WLOY Loyola Radio stage, bringing a great lineup of some of the station’s favorite local artists and bands. The WLOY stage will be located on 36th Street at the Chestnut Street intersection (right across from The Charmery).

This is quite possibly our most diverse lineup yet, so there is something for everyone. We are so excited about this year’s line-up, and we hope you are too! See you there!

WLOY Loyola Radio Stage 2023 Lineup:

Saturday, June 10th

11:00 – 12:00 Red Sammy

12:00 – 1:00 Maria Dontas

1:00 – 2:00 Ebb & Nova

2:00 – 3:00 Whiskey Feathers

3:00 – 4:00 Gabe Ford Trio

4:00 – 5:00 Rodney Henry

5:00 – 6:00 Tionesta

6:00 – 7:00 Skribe

7:00 – 8:00 Out of Water eXperience

Sunday, June 11th

12:00 – 1:00 Eze Jackson

1:00 – 2:00 Matt Hutchison

2:00 – 3:00 George Jano and Chuck the MaddOx

3:00 – 4:00 Doc Pine & Friends

4:00 – 5:00 Saleem & The Music Lovers

5:00 – 6:00 Old Eastern

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Vinylthon 2023 Day 2

Friday, April 21st, 2023 by The Professor

SUNDAY April 23 – Day 2 of VINYLTHON
Here’s the lineup for the second 24 hours of WLOY’s first 48 hour VINYLTHON

12:00a John C Vintage Vinyl Finds (2nd Hr)
1:00a WVLC Alumni Vinyl Hour
2:00a Vinyl Staff Show
3:00a Steve Celebrates Friends Records
4:00a Tara’s Double Shot of Vinyl (2hrs)
5:00a Tara’s Double Shot of Vinyl
6:00a Mike The Psych 2 Sides Live (2hrs)
7:00a Mike The Psych 2 Sides Live
8:00a Bimbo Chronicles Vinyl Hour
9:00a Pursuit of Felicity Vinyl Hour
10:00a Anna’s Vinylthon Hour
11:00a Coffee Break Vinyl Hour
3:00p WLCR/WVLC Alumni LIVE
4:00p WLCR/WVLC Alumni LIVE
5:00p WLCR/WVLC Alumni LIVE
6:00p Staff Show Live Vinyl Hour
7:00p Volcanic Vinyl Hour 2
8:00p Retro Eddies 33-1/3 Hour
9:00p Tara’s Vinyl Hour
10:00p Analia’s Melancholy Vinyl Mix
11:00p Mike The Psych Frampton Vinyl Hour

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Vinylthon 2023 Day 1

Friday, April 21st, 2023 by The Professor

SATURDAY April 22 – Day 1 of VINYLTHON
Here’s the lineup for the first 24 hours of WLOY’s first 48 hour VINYLTHON

12:00a Vinyl Spin Sessions w/Paul Random
1:00a Welcome to Vinylthon 2023 Special (2hrs)
2:00a Welcome to Vinylthon 2023 Special
3:00a The Professor with Guitars & Cars
4:00a Retro Rockin’ (Vinyl) Road Show (2hrs)
5:00a Retro Rockin’ (Vinyl) Road Show
6:00a Queen Marge’s Vinyl Exploration (2hrs)
7:00a Queen Marge’s Vinyl Exploration
8:00a Moldie Oldies Vinyl Hour
9:00a Vinyl Staff Show
10:00a Anna’s First Vinyl Show
11:00a Retro Eddie’s 45rpm Jukebox
5:00p Discovery Hour Vinyl Show
6:00p Daniel’s First Vinyl Show
7:00p Volcanic Vinyl Hour 1
8:00p Anna & Dad Live
9:00p Anna & Dad Live
10:00p The Professor Spins Locals Only
11:00p John C Vintage Vinyl Finds (2hrs)

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Vinylthon Raffle Prizes

Friday, April 21st, 2023 by The Professor

48 hours of Music and Prizes

It’s VINYLTHON 2023 and we are spinning 48 straight hours of nothing but vinyl starting at midnight! As a bonus for listeners we also put together a fun selection of vinyl prizes and one very special surprise mega prize! Enter to win with a raffle ticket at the SAGDAW event on campus today (Friday 4/21 2-5p), follow us on Instagram and listen in for other chances to win!

During this weekend’s VINYLTHON our staff will draw a winner LIVE every hour 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday to win one of the new vinyl records below:

Band of Horses
Vulture Whale (180gm)
Guns For Radios
Ian Kashani
Joy On Fire (45rpm)
Happy Abandon
Yolanda (10”)
Modern Nomad (Pink Vinyl)

During the 6-7pm Sunday Staff Show our team will draw the grand prize winner of a Planetary Records Slipmat AND an exclusive special release from WAX MAGE RECORDS! We don’t even know what it is… the crazed creator behind Wax Mage has promised a special surprise that will be “sick” so you know you want it. WE want it but we can’t win our own prizes and we aren’t letting anyone quit to qualify.

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Mark Hopkins – Studio Seizure

Tuesday, April 4th, 2023 by The Professor

We are very excited to have Studio Seizure return with great local guitarist (among other things) Mark Hopkins. Mark has played numerous shows on campus for us (rumor has it he liked one of our posters enough to swipe it). He’s fronted his own bands The Hotel, The Pretty War and is back with the resurrected Tribe of Ben.

Did we mention he’s also got a great interview podcast of his own and is perpetually playing with all manner of guitar pedals. Sit back and enjoy a deeper dive into what makes his musical mind happy, and how Pearl Jam and Dawes are currently battle for #1 in his heart. Studio Seizure returns 7pm Tuesday!

YouTube Videos
YouTube Streams
Tribe of Ben info

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WLOY is Turning 20!

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 by The Professor

Yes, it really has been 20 years since WLOY went on the air 24/7/365, and yes, John feels old. But you can join us in celebration on Saturday March 18th all day! From noon until 4pm we will have an open house in the WLOY studios in Bellarmine Hall and welcome alumni back to jump on the air and meet current DJs and staff. From 6-7pm a private event in McGuire for the alumni and staff with music from alums Maria Dontas and Taylor DeBoer and then we open the doors to all from 7-9pm. Music from local greats Skribe and Saleem & The Music Lovers (Saleem also hosts Hip-Hop Revisited on WLOY Saturdays 2-4pm). Join us for some fun memories, and great local live music like we’ve been highlight for 20 years.

A limited number of our very Baltimore orange and purple t-shirts will be available as well as a new batch of WLOY coffee mugs and our NEW WLOY COFFEE, roasted and blended by the amazing local folks at Thread Coffee in the Woodberry neighborhood.

If you are part of the pre-WLOY era of WVLC/WLCR 1975-1995 please feel free to join us as well! Also check out the updated list of vintage staff photos and look for you and your friends!

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