DJ Spotlight: The Mint Show

Friday, December 8th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

Show Name: The Mint Show

DJ: Liz Ottenritter ’25

When: Thursdays @ 4-5PM

Q: Name of your show along with a brief description

A: The Mint Show is a blend of cool indie rock/pop and alternative before dinner.


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On This Day: December 7

Thursday, December 7th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

Let’s check out some of the top 5 coolest events on this day in history…

1. 2019: Ozzy Osbourne offered $25,000 as a reward for the return of stolen instruments previously owned by his late guitarist Randy Rhoads after the Musonia School of Music in N. Hollywood, was robbed on Thanksgiving night. The stolen instruments included Rhoads’ first electric guitar, a 1963 Harmony Rocket, as well as a rare Marshall prototype made specifically for Rhoads.

2. 1995: American rock band The Grateful Dead break up after the death of Jerry Garcia.


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The Prime: Alt Through the Ages

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

Genre: Alternative

Subgenre: Garage Rock

RIYL: The Sonics, The Kingsmen, The Black Keys, Artic Monkeys, Cage the Elephant 

Garage rock is a subgenre that emerged in the mid-1960s as a raw and gritty form of rock music. It originated in the United States, particularly in cities like Detroit and Los Angeles, where young musicians were influenced by the aggressive and energetic sound of British Invasion bands. Garage rock bands have a do-it-yourself ethos, with minimal production and a focus on catchy guitar riffs, simple song structures, and rebellious, sometimes politically-influenced lyrics. Garage rock laid the foundation for alternative music, as its independent and DIY sound-influenced movements like punk and indie rock.


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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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On This Day: November 9

Thursday, November 9th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

WLOY is excited to bring you the new weekly series “On This Day…” that will showcase some of the most famous events, releases, and birthdays of our time. From legendary album releases to iconic performances, tune in each week to discover something new about your favorite artists. Without further ado let’s check out some of the top 5 coolest events on this day in history.

  1. 2002: Eminem hits #1 on the Hot 100 for the first time when “Lose Yourself,” from his movie 8 Mile, tops the chart.
  2. 2002: Madonna breaks The Beatles‘ record for most Top 10 hits on the Hot 100 when “Die Another Day” goes to #8, giving her 35 Top 10 hits on the chart.
  3. 1999: Fiona Apple releases her second album. The title is 90 90-word long poem, so it is usually listed as When The Pawn…
  4. 1993: The first Wu-Tang Clan album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), is released. The album becomes a hardcore rap landmark and proof that a 9-man hip-hop collective can succeed.
  5. 1973: Billy Joel releases his second album, Piano Man. The title track, based on his nights performing at a piano bar in Los Angeles called The Executive Room, becomes his first hit when it peaks at #25 in America.

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Open Mic Night: November 10

Tuesday, November 7th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

Come join us for a fun night of music, poetry, and stand-up comedy with WLOY at Starbucks on November 10 from 7-9 PM! Whether you have a great singing voice, a talent for spoken word, or some hilarious jokes to share, we want to see what you’ve got. Even if you’re not feeling up to performing, we’d love to see you in the audience.

The event will be featured as “Decades Night” where you can spin the turntable and select a song from your favorite era. From groovy tunes of the 70s to rock hits of the early 2000s, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Mark your calendars for WLOY’s Open Mic Night on Friday, November 10 from 7-9 PM in Starbucks!

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New Show Debut: Cyberspace Friday 10pm

Friday, November 3rd, 2023 by The Professor

Another NEW SHOW! Woo! This week also sees the debut of Cyberspace hosted by Zain. Airing on Fridays at 10pm just before Kaya’s House.

Welcome to Cyberspace, a show where I dig through the corners of the internet to find cool new music for you! I’m Zain, and every week I find a new niche of internet music to share with you, while also talking about the artists and some interesting stories if they have any. Tune in if you love to find something new!

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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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The Prime: Alt Through the Ages

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

Genre: Alternative

Subgenre: Indie-rock

RIYL: Radiohead, The Killers, The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand

We at WLOY are thrilled to announce the return of our popular series, The Prime! Our talented DJs have been doing a fantastic job of keeping us all entertained with the latest chart-topping hits and old-school jams. Now, we’re excited to explore the history and background of the music we all cherish so much. The series will cover a diverse range of genres including our newest series edition — alternative! We can’t wait to delve into the subgenres, learn about affiliated bands, and offer some amazing song recommendations. So, stay tuned!


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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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