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Song of the Week: “Stumble On My Way” by Norah Jones

Monday, November 2nd, 2020 by Ronnie Gruseck

Reviewed By: Aly Martinez
This song has the same vibes as many of the other songs of the week. I think with the current environment, having chill music to listen to is definitely a necessity. This song has a soft sound and amazing vocals. It brings to you to a place where you can focus on the great lyrics and the mellow vibe of the song. If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of life, I would listen to this song.



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Halloween Dead Air

Saturday, October 31st, 2020 by The Professor

Join us for the finale of the last month of Dead Air radio shows. It’s time for the 2 hour 2019 special 10pm to Midnight on Halloween (and Sunday night for good measure) followed by the ALL NEW 2020 Dead Air Special at midnight both nights! Enjoy DJ Terence Hannum’s exploration of things that go thump in the night and possibly shriek a tad too… from infamous and obscure movies as well as some pretty infamous composers, you’re in for a Halloween treat!



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Quarantine Takeover – Brodown Spooktacular

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 by The Professor

Well it’s Halloween week and so you know we have a lot of odd things to throw your way. Let’s start with the 3rd times a charm return of Doc Pine & Bobby bringing us their “Brodown Spooktacular” show for this week’s Quarantine Takeover. After three episodes it’s starting to seem like they enjoy these shows. You know this one will be full of haunted delights both classic and new as Doc works on Bobby’s musical edumacashun. Check it out and see what they have in store. And stick with us for Moldie Oldies on Wednesday and Retro Eddie’s Halloween show on Friday, before the new Dead Air at midnight on Halloween!



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What Happens Next? Story Prompt 1

Monday, October 26th, 2020 by The Professor

Story Prompt #1: Lake Montebello

Maya and her family were taking a walk at Lake Montebello on a bright sunny day. Other kids were riding their bikes and bird watching when their dog Casper suddenly ran towards a tree. When Maya went to go investigate she saw that Casper was digging a hole. Maybe he found something she thought, so she began to help him dig. Maya had been digging for a while when the rock she had been using hit something metal. Maya had found a metal box. She opened it and was surprised….

What Happens Next ?

Audio version:

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To participate, please read the details here and join us from anywhere in the world!

NOTE: Since we are relaunching the show and have a ton of information going out to the world, we will hold this episode open until November 9th!



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Indispensable Oyster – Show 2

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 by The Professor

Host: Prof. David Belz

Welcome to another episode of The Indispensable Oyster, 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 glimpse into the lives of two Loyola alums who’ve turned making smoothies into a mission to help the Loyola community stay healthy.

Mark Rohde, ’76 and Cindy Campagna Rohde, ’78 met as varsity athletes at Loyola and the chemistry was irresistible. A basketball standout from 1972-1976, Mark scored a career 1,103 points, ranking him 20th on the all-time Loyola scoring list. He served as Loyola’s Sports Information Director, head tennis coach, and assistant basketball coach in the late 1970s. Cindy was a three-sport, nine-letter athlete in basketball, volleyball, and lacrosse. They are only the second husband-wife duo in the Loyola Athletics Hall of Fame. The Rohdes own and operate the Smoothie King on Cold Spring Lane, just blocks from the Evergreen campus.

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Quarantine Takeover – Queen Kyla Vera

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 by The Professor

This week we’re joined by the amazing Queen Kyla Vera of Metalachi! She’s the rocking metal violin powerhouse soloist you won’t believe unless you see her live. We were lucky to have the monsters of mariachi come by the station once upon a pre-COVID time and had a blast with them all (Check out their Studio Seizure!). Kyla is highlighting some great music this week – all bands and artists that she has performed with (or Metalachi has) including some incredible violinists and some rock legends (Suicidal Tendancies! Lamb of God!) so tune in and check it out. Luckily her crazed kitten Gizmo stopped trying to eat the microphone and resorted to just attacking Kyla so the show could be finished… We can’t wait for Metachi to stomp it’s way back east again from LA soon!!

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Album of the Week: Declan McKenna – “Zeros”

Friday, October 2nd, 2020 by Ronnie Gruseck

Reviewed by Anna Markulis

Released: September 4th 2020

Rate: 8/10

RIYL: Wallows, Peach Pit, HUNNY, The Honeysticks, Vampire Weekend, Cage the Elephant

“Zeros” is British indie-pop artist Declan McKenna’s second full-length album that is available now for purchase and streaming. McKenna procured a spot on the Billboard Top 20 after self-releasing his first single “Brazil” at age 16. In 2017, he released his first album “What Do You Think About the Car?” which gained him a loyal fan base and left listeners eager for new music.

“Zeros” features 80s inspired songs such as “You Better Believe!!!” and “The Key To Life On Earth” that will uplift anyone who listens. Despite the majority of these songs being upbeat with electronic synth tones, “Zeros” also features songs with a calmer acoustic guitar atmosphere that is apparent in “Emily” and “Eventually, Darling.” There is a song guaranteed for everyone, no matter their taste or mood. Be sure to give it a listen!



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The Baltimore Furniture Bank BKIND Campaign

Friday, October 2nd, 2020 by Ronnie Gruseck

The Baltimore Furniture Bank is a non-profit that collects gently used furniture from universities, businesses and members of the public to distribute to kids who needs solid workstations to improve their virtual learning experience.

WLOY is supporting the Baltimore Furniture Bank’s initiative with online bingo board donation games through the end of October. Head over to our Instagram (@/wloy_radio), screenshot it, and start a game of your own! Donations may be made through Venmo (@/baltimore-furniturebank) or the GoFundMe. All donors will be entered into our raffle for band swag and WLOY merch. (more…)



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Dead Air Halloween 2020

Friday, September 18th, 2020 by The Professor

It’s that time of year again and as a lead up to the 2020 Halloween edition of Dead Air Radio, we present all the past episodes on Saturdays and Sundays at midnight! Join DJ, author and artist Terence Hannum (of the amazing Holy Circle band BTW) as he explores the depth and breadth of the horror movie soundtrack. Don’t expect a bunch of 1970s vintage spooky sounds, or a bunch of clinking chains and screams, it’s so much more. You never know what famous bands have contributed or how ambient things can be until you listen to these shows. From John Carpenter, (Baltimore-born)Philip Glass and Goblin to local greats Sweet Leda, you never know who’s behind that sound. Check out Dead Air at midnight every Saturday and every Sunday for the next 6 weeks and the new 2020 episode on Halloween!



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Quarantine Takeover – High on Stress

Monday, September 14th, 2020 by The Professor

This week’s Quarantine Takeover show comes from the great music city of Minneapolis and the band High on Stress! High on Stress formed in Minneapolis in the summer of 2003 and have released five studio albums. Their latest album, “Hold Me In”, was released in 2020 in the middle of a hundred year pandemic because they like to do things the hard way. “Hold Me In” was inspired by friends, Slim Dunlap & Tommy Keene and the great bands of Twin Tone Records. The twelve song collection showcases singer/songwriter Nick Leet’s continuing growth as a writer of clever, melodic pop songs. At the same time, this is certainly a rock record, forged in the crucible of sweaty live shows, hazardous driving conditions and lodging in the bad part of the bad part of town. While “Hold Me In” reflects the sharper edge of the band as a live act, the songwriting retains the charm and poignancy that marked its predecessors. (more…)



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