AOTW: MILLY – Your Own Becoming

Thursday, July 11th, 2024 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

Album of the Week: MILLYYour Own Becoming

Released: June 28, 2024

Rate: 8.5/10

RIYL: Jinx, Glimmers, Classic Traffic

MILLY began in 2018 when Brendan Dyer, the former lead singer of Furnsss, decided to go solo. Afterwards, he moved to Los Angeles, formed MILLY, consisting of Brendan Dyer (vocals and guitar), Yarden Erez (bass and vocals), Conner Frankel (drums), and Nico Moreta (live guitar). The group later signed with Dangerbird Records in 2019, before going on tour with the iconic, Skrewdriver. MILLY has released two EPs, “Our First Four Songs” and “Wish Goes On,” also having the opportunity to tour with bands like Teethe and Bedlocked. Now, they’re back with their latest album, Your Own Becoming.


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The Encore: The Great Heights Band

Wednesday, July 10th, 2024 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

WLOY presents “The Encore,” where we spotlight our favorite bands that have visited the station. This week: The Great Heights Band!

The Great Heights Band, originating from Baltimore, MD, came onto the music scene in the spring of 2014. Their rise led to a record deal with CI Records by the fall of the same year. Known for their high-energy performances, the band quickly became a staple in the local music community, performing at well-known venues such as Charm City Art Space and Ottobar. 


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SOTW: Wilco – “Hot Sun”

Tuesday, July 9th, 2024 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

Song of The Week: Wilco“Hot Sun”

Released: June 28, 2024

Rate: 7/10

RIYL: Simon and Garfunkel, The Kinks, Elliot Smith, The Velvet Underground 

Wilco, formed in 1994 by Jeff Tweedy, rose from the farewell of the alternative country group Uncle Tupelo. Over the years, they have evolved their sound through various line-up changes and experimental ventures, spanning genres from alt-country to avant-garde rock. Known for their critically acclaimed albums like “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,” Wilco has cemented themselves as a pivotal force in the indie rock scene. Their musical journey is marked by a blend of personalized lyrics, heartfelt vocals, and a willingness to push the boundaries of their craft.


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On This Day: July 8

Monday, July 8th, 2024 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

1. 1969: The Beatles recorded “Here Comes the Sun” at Abbey Road Studios.

2. 1972: Bill Withers’ hit single “Lean on Me” reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

3. 1995: Jerry Garcia performed his final concert with the Grateful Dead at Soldier Field in Chicago.

4. 2003: Beyoncé’s debut solo album “Dangerously in Love” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

5. 2011: Amy Winehouse gave her final performance at the Kalemegdan Park in Belgrade, Serbia.

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Explore Baltimore! Live Music with Adam Forbes

Friday, July 5th, 2024 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

What: Live Music with Adam Forbes

When: Sunday, July 7 · 2 – 5pm

Where: Bark Social Baltimore · 3822 Boston Street Baltimore, MD 21224


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Alumni Spotlight: Nicole Destefanis (2022)

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

Nicole Destefanis, a graduate of Loyola University in 2022, reflects on her time at Loyola and the impact of hosting a radio show.
Q: Can you tell us about your show at WLOY? (name and theme, genre of music)
A: The show is called “welcome 2 ur 20s,” and we’re diving into the postgrad years, serving as an alumni spotlight on a topic heavily avoided while in school–each week will have a different genre/vibe, ranging from 90s alt rock, to early 00s pop to current indie, etc. (a taste of almost everything…except country).

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SOTW: The Greeting Committee – “Cyclical”

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024 by Liz Kosik

by Genevieve Torkornoo ’25

Song of The Week: The Greeting Committee“Cyclical”

Released: May 10, 2024

Rate: 9/10

RIYL: The Backseat Lovers, Peach Pit, Hall Johnson, COIN, Faye Webster 


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On This Day: July 1

Monday, July 1st, 2024 by Liz Kosik

Liz Kosik ’25

1. 1979: The Sony Walkman, a portable cassette player, revolutionized how people listened to music, making it possible to enjoy music on the go.

2. 1983: Bon Jovi signed a recording contract with Mercury Records, leading to their successful career and major influence in rock music.

3. 1995: The legendary radio DJ Wolfman Jack, known for his gravelly voice and influential role in the promotion of rock and roll music, passed away.

4. 2002: The American jazz pianist Erroll Garner was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously.

5. 2005: A series of benefit concerts took place in major cities around the world, organized by Bob Geldof to raise awareness of global poverty and put pressure on G8 leaders.

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Explore Baltimore! Cherry Hill Arts & Music Waterfront Festival

Friday, June 28th, 2024 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

What: Cherry Hill Arts & Music Waterfront Festival

When: Thursday, July 4 · 1 – 10pm

Where: Middle Branch Park · 3301 Waterview Avenue Baltimore, MD 21230

Join Baltimore for 8th Annual Cherry Hill Arts & Music Waterfront Festival on July 4th, a celebration of art, music, and community spirit. This “South Baltimore Strong” event is free and open to everyone, with activities and entertainment for all ages. You can enjoy live music, delicious food from various food trucks, interesting exhibits, and plenty of vendors. Plus, there will be an impressive fireworks display over the Patapsco River.


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AOTW: Maggie Andrew – Day Job

Thursday, June 27th, 2024 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

Album of the Week: Maggie AndrewDay Job

Released: June 2024

Rate: 8/10

RIYL: Halsey, Flowerboy, Bea Miller, Bryce Vine

Nova Scotia’s Maggie Andrew is an emerging talent in the music scene, blending a variety of genres into her distinctive (s)alt-pop sound. Her music seamlessly combines elements of punk, rap, R&B, and indie rock. She honed her craft over several years in Los Angeles, collaborating with notable artists and producers such as Blackbear and YetiBeats. Her work has been highlighted in publications like Rolling Stone, Billboard, and AltPress.

Andrew has garnered over 6 million streams worldwide and received numerous achievements, including the 2024 ECMA African Canadian Artist of the Year award, a spot as a Top 10 Finalist in the 2023 CBC Searchlight, and the SOCAN x Sirius XM Young Canadian Songwriters Award in 2021. She has also performed at many European festivals, including JUNOfest, The Great Escape in the UK, and Canada Day celebrations in Trafalgar Square.

Andrew has released several EPs since the beginning of her career in 2019, collecting around 12k monthly listeners on Spotify. She has recently released her first 8 track album, DAY JOB with about a 21-minute listening time. Album hits like “Come Clean” and “Time in Space” share Andrew’s collection of personal narratives relating to matters of ambition, heartbreak, and self-love. Track 9 “About Us” describes the motions of releasing a significant other, aligning with her audience and artist image. Maggie Andrew’s “DAY JOB” is out now on multiple streaming platforms. 

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