Baltimore Sports History: The Orioles

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024 by The Professor

by Andrew Ciofalo, host of After The Whistle

The last time Baltimore had a Major League Baseball team was in 1902 when the Oriole franchise was transferred to New York. What followed was over 50 years without another Major League Baseball team in the city. That was until the failing St. Louis Browns franchise owned by Bill Veeck sold his Browns to a group headed by a Baltimore attorney, Clarence Miles.

A quick rewind and brief history of the St. Louis Browns, the franchise started life as the Milwaukee Brewers in 1894 and played in the Western League. At the time it was considered a minor league and played in it until 1899. In 1900 the Western League, under control of President Ban Johnson, was renamed the American League and converted to a Major League in 1901. Before the first season, Ban Johnson wanted the franchise to move to St. Louis as it was a much bigger city and didn’t believe a team would survive in Milwaukee. Team owner Matthew Killilea was able to convince Johnson to a one-year prove-it year in Milwaukee. This one year was a complete failure as the Brewers finished in dead last in the league. The team would be moved to St. Louis and would get new ownership as well as a new name: the St. Louis Browns. (more…)

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Let’s Go Music Festival Winners!

Monday, April 29th, 2024 by The Professor

Congratulations to all our winners! Tara, Sarah, Kavon, Grace and Sofia all won a pair of 3-day General Admission passes to the Let’s Go Music Festival!

Other raffle winners received tickets to shows at Baltimore Soundstage and Rams Head On Stage. The final drawing was held just before our Battle of the Bands winners Lollipunx took the stage at Loyolapalooza.

Stay tuned to WLOY for more things to win all summer long 🙂

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On This Day: April 25

Thursday, April 25th, 2024 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25 

1956: Elvis Presley’sHeartbreak Hotel” reaches #1 on the Billboard chart, marking the beginning of his rise to fame as a rock ‘n’ roll superstar.

2002: Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, member of the popular girl group TLC, dies in a car accident in Honduras at the age of 30.

1976: The punk rock band the Ramones play their first concert at the Performance Studio in New York City, helping to kickstart the punk movement in the United States.


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Palooza Spotlight: Fitz and the Tantrums

Wednesday, April 24th, 2024 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

WLOY is excited to highlight our Loyolapalooza artist, Fitz and the Tantrums! 

Fitz and the Tantrums arrived on the music scene in Los Angeles in 2008, bringing with them a fresh blend of indie pop and neo soul sounds. The band’s core duo, Michael Fitzpatrick (Fitz) and Noelle Scaggs, joined forces with James King, Joseph Karnes, Jeremy Ruzumna, and John Wicks to create their famous ensemble. What definitely set them apart from the beginning was their energetic live performances and their commitment to crafting catchy sound.


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Vinylthon 2024

Monday, April 22nd, 2024 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

And that’s a wrap! WLOY has concluded its 7th year of Vinylthon, upholding the tradition. This year’s event was particularly special as we welcomed back esteemed alumni and past DJs, some dating all the way back to the 70s! The excitement was in the air as we reunited with our very own Eddie Fine ’23 and Anna Markulis ’23 for the day. The Loyola community showcased its spirit, with dozens of students enthusiastically participating in our raffle-giveaway. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who hosted a show for Vinyl Hour, returned to visit for the day, entered our raffles, and showed their unwavering support for WLOY. Also, a special thank you to Wax Mage for their custom-made vinyl designs! With memories of this year fresh in our minds, we can’t help but wonder how we’ll top it next year!

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Saturday, April 20th, 2024 by The Professor

48 Hour Vinylthon Day 2 Lineup:

12:00a John C Vintage Vinyl Finds (2nd Hr)
1:00a WVLC Alumni Vinyl Hour
2:00a Vinyl Staff Show
3:00a Daniel’s First Vinyl Show
4:00a Staff Favorites at 45rpm
5:00a Xander’s Mighty Soul Show 1
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
5:00p Retro Eddies 33-1/3 Hour
6:00p Staff Show LIVE Vinyl Hour
7:00p Xander’s Mighty Soul Show 2
8:00p A Double Shot of Tara (2hrs)
9:00p A Double Shot of Tara
10:00p Analia’s Melancholy Vinyl Mix
11:00p Mike The Psych Frampton Vinyl Hour

All day long we will be doing drawings for prizes and adding entries from wloy@loyola.edu so you can enter anytime until 2pm Sunday 4/21

A couple of our prizes: rare Wax Mage Records hand colored records – each version was limited to 25 handmade records.

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Saturday, April 20th, 2024 by The Professor

48 Hour Vinylthon Day 1 Lineup:

12:00a Vinyl Spin Sessions w/Paul Random
1:00a Welcome to Vinylthon 2024 Special
2:00a The Professor spins Cars & Guitars
3:00a Tara’s Vinyl Hour
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 Steve Spins Friends Records
10:00a Moldie Oldies Live 2024 Special (2hrs)
11:00a Moldie Oldies Live 2024 Special
12:00p Stardust Records Special (Baltimore’s New Record Store!)
1:00p LIVE Retro Eddie & More
2:00p LIVE Retro Eddie & More
3:00p LIVE Retro Eddie & More
4:00p 1970’s Alumni LIVE – Ed Stanley ’81
5:00p 1970’s Alumni LIVE – Jim Perrone ’79
6:00p 1970’s Alumni LIVE – Gerry Blair ’70
7:00p Discovery Hour Vinyl Special
8:00p Daniel’s Second Vinyl Show
9:00p Xander’s Mighty Soul Show 2
10:00p Daniel LIVE
11:00p John C Vintage Vinyl Finds (2hrs)

All day long we will be doing drawings for prizes and adding entries from wloy@loyola.edu so you can enter anytime until 2pm Sunday 4/21.

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Vinylthon 2024 – Saturday, April 20-21

Thursday, April 18th, 2024 by Liz Kosik

VINYLTHON 2024 is here! We’re jumping the gun on celebrating Record Store Day since most colleges are closed in June. Here’s the scoop: WLOY is dedicating a full 48 hours to nothing but vinyl on the airwaves. Our Loyola community, friends, alumni, and talented DJs have curated some amazing shows just for you, all featuring real records. And here’s the kicker: we’re part of a global movement, with hundreds of stations worldwide joining in for the past seven years. Stay tuned for the show schedule!

Oh, and of course we’re raffling a ton of prizes! Prizes include from custom-made vinyl by Wax Mage, a turntable, and concert tickets to Rams Head On Stage, Baltimore Soundstage, and the Let’s Go Music Festival (raffled separately, of course.) Live drawing will be from 12-4 PM on April 20-21; make sure to check our Instagram @wloy_radio for updates and news! 🙂


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Loyolapalooza Spotlight: LOLLIPUNX

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

WLOY is happy to announce our Battle of the Bands winner, LOLLIPUNX! Meet the band below and catch LOLLIPUNX at Loyolapalooza on April 28th on the quad! 🙂

How did your band come together and what was the catalyst for starting a musical collaboration?

The band came together through a blend of serendipity and a shared passion for music. Josh, drummer, and Patricia, lead vocalist, initially met at a mutual friend’s birthday party, forging an instant connection. Though they drifted apart due to distance, a chance encounter on social media reignited their friendship years later. Josh had been posting drum covers on his Instagram, including Paramore’s ‘Let the Flames Begin’—a song and band dearly loved by Patricia. This led to a conversation and a half-joking suggestion from Patricia about starting a band. Coincidentally, Josh had been looking to form a band for some time. Impressed by an acapella clip Patricia sent him, he quickly invited her to join. Together, they sought additional members who matched their drive and musical vision, eventually rounding out the band through online forums and auditions. This group not only shared a love for music but also a commitment to the same values and genres, which solidified their formation.


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On This Day: April 11

Thursday, April 11th, 2024 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

1966: The Yardbirds, featuring a young guitarist named Jimmy Page, played their first U.S. concert at the legendary Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles.

1970: The Beatles‘ song “Let It Be” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming their final #1 single before the band’s breakup.

1981: Bob Marley played his last-ever concert at the Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He died of cancer less than a year later. (more…)

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