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Open Mic Night 2/17

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 by Liz Kosik

With our last Open Mic Night being such a hit (duh), WLOY wasted no time! Join us on February 17th from 7-9 PM in Starbucks for our next Open Mic Night of the semester. As usual, singing, comedy, and spoken talents are welcomed and audience attendance is encouraged! We can’t wait to see you all in the Starbucks lounge on February 17th from 7-9 PM for Open Mic Night!

Don’t forget about Songwriter Skirmish and Battle of the Bands coming up in March! This is a great time to try out your talents with a small audience before the big events!



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Activities Fair on 2/7

Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 by Liz Kosik

Interested in becoming a WLOY DJ? Or maybe having the coolest work-study on campus? Come find WLOY at the upcoming Activities Fair on February 7th. The fair will take place in McGuire Hall from 1-4 PM, the perfect amount of time to stop by in between classes! Students and interns will be available to answer all your questions while we play some of your favorite hits! McGuire Hall from 1-4 PM on February 7th. Hope to see you there! 🙂



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Event Recap: Open Mic Nighti

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Daniel Carter ’26 WLOY had the pleasure of hosting another of our great Open Mic Nights this past Saturday! Each semester WLOY hosts Open Mic Nights to allow students to showcase singing, instrumental, spoken-word, and comedic talents for fellow students to enjoy. The night started off with great original music and covers from students Ed and Kevin, with one playing the guitar and the other playing bass! Then the group that followed them was 3 Cars consisting of three students Carly, Benji, and Andrew. They put on a great cover of “Life is Highway” by Tom Cochrane (also covered by Rascal Flatts) to close the set. After a number of students joined to sing some of their favorite songs. The night ended with an entertaining cover of the song “Rick and Morty” by a student. WLOY thanks all everyone who performed and showed their support! Join us February 4th for the last Open Mic of the semester and get ready to join Songwriter Skirmish (4/1) and Battle of the Bands (4/13) to win a spot at Loyolapalooza!



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Christmas 2022 Specials

Saturday, December 24th, 2022 by The Professor

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! To help you celebrate, our amazing DJs and staff have put together incredible Christmas show specials – including Nick Centanni’s annual Moldie Oldies Christmas Eve and Christmas Day specials, specials from The Volcano Chronicles, Retro Rockin Road Show, Quarantine Takeover, and vintage specials from 6 alumni, Crucial Cuts and a brand new Retro Rocking Christmas! At 4pm on Christmas Eve we finally open the floodgates and let the elves in, just in time to start your festivities and while you do your last minute wrapping. We’ll let them play all through Christmas Day until midnight, to be the soundtrack for all of the day’s gatherings and celebrations. Tell your smart speaker to “Play WLOY Loyola Radio” and just leave us on all day long… Merry Christmas Everyone!
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AOTW: La Femme – “Teatro Lúcido”

Monday, December 12th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

by Anabel Martin Llanusa ’25

La Femme“Teatro Lúcido”

Release: November 2022

Rated: 9/10

RIYL: Rosalia, Tatiene Hazel, L’Imperatrice, Stereolab, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Melody’s Echo Chamber.

La Femme is a french “psycho” rock indie band. They released their fourth album “Teatro Lúcido” on the 4th of November and it’s sung in Spanish! The band comprises a keyboard player and a guitarist, Marlon Magnée and Sacha Got. They started La Femme, added a drummer, bass player, and finally Clémence Quélennec, the lead singer- and the rest is history!

I like the uniqueness of this band because the lyrics are super weird and if you listen to this album, every song sounds like a different genre. Their music is inspired by Spanish, French, and Brazilian sounds, creating a versatile range. My favorite songs were “Sacatela”, “Y tu te vas”, and “Maialen.” “Sacatela” was the first song I listened to and even though the lyrics are super short, it’s incredibly catchy! Definitely couldn’t get it out of my head!

La Femme is an innovative band and even if you can’t understand the lyrics, the power is transmitted through the music.



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SOTW: Prima Queen – “Eclipse” (Clean Edit)

Friday, December 9th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

by Aliyah Smith-Bradley ’24

Prima Queen“Eclipse” (Clean Edit)

Rate: 9.5/10

RIYL: Lucy Dacus, Billy Nomates, Sharon Van Etten, Snail Mail

Released on August 24, 2022, Prima Queen posted an amazing pop indie song, Eclipse. The female indie group formed by two best friends tells a beautiful story through the song “Eclipse” with heated lyrical imagery and an upbeat tune.

This song has a fun temp and instrumental while having powerful vocals and lyrics. The song is about a person in a relationship, but they are not over their last ex. With a theme that a lot of people can relate to, Eclipse is the perfect song to add to your breakup playlist. There is a clean edit of the song and one that is not FCC clean (whatever you’d prefer). “Eclipse” by Prima Queen serves, creating a song that is perfect for a girl’s night or for a breakup anthem.



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NEW SHOW: “Fed After Midnight” with Greg Meredith

Thursday, December 8th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

Show: “Fed After Midnight” with Greg Meredith

Air-time: Tuesdays from 12-1am 

“Fed After Midnight” is a new late-night/early-morning show that airs from 12-1am on Tuesdays and showcases mainly metal music with some integration of hard rock and alt-rock. The title of the show is based on the 1984 movie Gremlins; if you fed a Gremlin after midnight, it would turn from a fuzzy, cuddly creature into a scaly, violent goblin who wreaks havoc and mischief, which Greg thinks reflects some aspects of metal music. How cool!

On the show, Greg discusses interesting facts behind the songs he plays such as the album it’s from, the band who wrote it, the time it was released, etc. He also includes why the songs hold importance to him and why he has chosen them for that specific episode. Greg reveals that he has recently started diving into metal music and all of its subgenres, but has already learned so much about the music, its composition, and where it came/comes from. We love the versatility!

Be sure to tune in to WLOY Loyola Radio to hear from Greg Meredith’s “Fed After Midnight” and more of your university favorites!

 



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Paint N’ Sip Hot Cocoa Event

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

What: Paint N’ Sip Hot Cocoa

When: Friday, December 9th from 2-4 PM

Where: Rehearsal Room in CT*W115

It’s official, the holiday season is here! Come get into the spirit with the Evergreen Players for their Paint N’ Sip Hot Cocoa holiday event! The group will be following a winter wonderland painting tutorial and there will be a $5 entry fee which includes a mini canvas, painting materials, and hot cocoa. All proceeds from the event will also be donated to the Relay for Life. In the season of gathering and giving, come chill with friends and peers for Paint N’ Sip Hot Cocoa, this Friday, December 9th from 2-4 PM.

 

 



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WLOY at the 49th Annual Mayor’s Christmas Parade

Monday, December 5th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

by Ronnie Gruseck ’23

The WLOY team had a joyful time performing as Peanuts characters and giving out 3,000 candy canes for the Mayors Annual Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 4. The WLOY van was converted into Snoopy’s doghouse adorned with Christmas lights and snow. WLOY’s awesome business manager, Eddie Fine, performed as DJ Snoopy atop the WLOY van with a mic and festive moves to vibe and interact with the incredibly enthusiastic crowd. Production Manager, Ben Ostrowski, was Charlie Brown. Events Manager, Ronnie Gruseck, was Lucy. General Manager, Anna Markulis, was Schroeder complete with the iconic mini piano. Music Director, Aliyah Smith-Bradley, and Justin Guarnieri from the events team handed out candy canes as Linus (you can never enough Linus). PR and Graphics Director, Hope Johnson, was Marcie. Analia Cortez of the music department was Pigpen and Daniel Carter of the music department was Shermy.

We always enjoy blasting the Merry Christmas Charlie Brown soundtrack and other holiday classics throughout the Hampden and Medfield neighborhoods. Parade spectators of all ages enjoyed the candy canes. It’s one of our favorite community events of the year (our 10th!) and we hope to catch you at the next years 50th Mayor’s Annual Christmas Parade!

Check out our past floats here



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Music News: Rihanna’s Return to the Stage

Monday, December 5th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

For all Rihanna fans – our time has come! The superstar has ended her 6-year hiatus with the official announcement that she will be performing at the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show this upcoming February. Rihanna is responsible for some of our generation’s favorite pop songs, including “We Found Love” (feat. Calvin Harris), “Umbrella” (feat. Jay-Z), and “Pon De Replay.” Her many albums conclude with “Anti” which was released in early 2016. Fans have been starving for music updates from the megastar, billionaire, and new mom and I can promise we won’t be disappointed. While Rihanna has produced nearly 2 decades of iconic music, it will definitely be exciting to see her back in her artistic element. This Super Bowl will not be one to miss!



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