Holiday Shopping with the WLOY Card!

Monday, December 14th, 2015 by The Professor

Wondering just what to get folks? Don’t forget to use your WLOY Loyal Listener Card to get an additional savings on Food, Gifts, Services and more from our wonderful sponsors! The WLOY Loyal Listener Card is completely free. You can pick one up at the station (Bellarmine Hall on the Loyola campus), at the Loyola Student Activites office, or any WLOY event on campus or around town. Need one? Just ask! Have a wonderful holiday and save a few dollars thanks to WLOY and our great local shop owners! Forget the internet and shop LOCAL!

The Amazing Spiral (York Road by Belvedere Square)
Café Hon (36th St Hampden)
Charlotte Elliot (36th St Hampden)
Loyola University Bookstore (Loyola Student Center)
Ma Petite Shoe & Café (36th St Hampden)
Shananigans Toy Shop (Wyndhurst Shopping Center Roland Park)
Spa Central (5000 block York Road)
Stoneleigh Lanes (York Road in Stoneleigh)
Strawberry Fields (Roland just below 36th St Hampden)
The Bookstore Next Door (36th St Hampden)
Twenty20 Cycling (36th St Hampden)
Zeke’s Coffee (Harford Road below Cold Spring)

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Fight Hunger!

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 by Allison Langley

fight hungerLets all #fighthunger!

With the holiday and cold weather quickly approaching it is important that we take the time to think of others who are less fortunate. Fight Hunger is a national campaign aimed to aide in providing food for those who are in dire need. It is an excellent and creative campaign! The idea is to film one big fight sequence from Austin to Philadelphia. What a cool way to promote such an important cause! By the way, one of those stops is Baltimore! Check out their go fund me page here, and donate! They are also accepting canned goods! So raid your cupboards or hit the grocery store and then drop it all off at the WLOY station by December 14th! We are looking forward to seeing a huge pile! They also accept clothing!

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The Debate of the Decade

Saturday, November 14th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce

Sports SaturdayShould college athletes get paid?

It is such a simple question, but the answer is a lot more complex then yes or no.

Paying college athletes is an extremely complicated scenario because there are so many sports, schools, and conferences that distributing the money equally would be a nightmare.

However, I think that the resolution to this matter is fairly simple.

College athletics is a business and it comes down to which sports make the most amount of money for the NCAA.


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Late Night: Jah Works 11/12

Friday, November 6th, 2015 by Allison Langley

JahWerks WLOY + Caribbean Students Union = Jah Works

WLOY and the Caribbean Students Union (CSU) will be joining forces to bring you an awesome late night event from 7pm to 10pm on November 12th in McGuire Hall. CSU will be starting things off with a cultural event including delicious food, such as fried plantains and jerk chicken. There will be poets, music, dancers and both fun and knowledgeable activities. From 9pm to 10pm Jah Works, a great Baltimore-based reggae band, will be performing a great show for everyone! Jah Works has traveled the world performing for more than 20 years and 9 albums.  We’re excited that some of the band members are alumni of Loyola who met during study abroad in the 90s! They write and perform original reggae music! Jah Works are a high energy band that appeals to music listeners of all genres! Come out on Thursday to hear a great show and enjoy a great cultural event!
Check out a live performance from Jah Works!

Free to come and watch, $7 for endless treats!

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WLOY Open Mic Night 11/5

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 by The Professor

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Calling one and all! WLOY is hosting another awesome open mic night! Bring any talent you have! Try out some slam-poetry, entertain us with knock-knock joke, and belt your absolutely favorite tune! WLOY will be there to support you and to encourage you to share!

Sooth your vocal chords with some FREE coffee (decaf and caf of course) and FREE delicious and delectable snacks. Don’t forget to check out our awesome merchandise! Take home a big  WLOY mug to sip your favorite fall drinks in!  Grab a glow-in-the-dark tshirt too!

Bring your friends; bring your family; bring your tap dancing dog and jam out this Thursday with WLOY! We would love to hear and see you there!

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Rocky Horror Picture Show! 10/29 8-10pm

Monday, October 26th, 2015 by Allison Langley

The Rocky Horror Picture Show It is that time of year again! Time is fleeting!  Madness takes it’s toll.  With a bit of a mind flip, you’re into the time slip… and WLOY is here to assist you, with space to do the Time Warp to a giant screen filled with the Rocky Horror Picture show! Come dressed as your favorite Rocky Horror character or some other great costume, the best will win tickets to shows at Rams Head Live or Baltimore Soundstage!

This year we are doing a special presentation of RHPS outside on the inflatable screen in front of Humanities! Bring your blanket or camp chairs and feel free to act out the show along with the crowd! Food and beverages will be available for free 🙂

In case of rain or serious mud, we’ll move inside to McGuire Hall, but we WILL be showing the movie!  8-10pm on the quad Thursday October 29 – get your Halloween on early!

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Who is the Best of the Best?

Saturday, October 24th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce

 Sports SaturdayFor the first time since 1970, 5 NFL teams will be undefeated entering week 7. The Bengals, Broncos, Packers, Panthers, and Patriots are the lone remaining teams without a loss and all 5 of them have a legitimate chance of raising the Lombardi Trophy come February.

We know what Andy Dalton and company can do during the regular season, but the real question for the Bengals is, can they get the job done during the post-season? Dalton has made the playoffs in each of his first 4 years in the league however, he is 0-4 in the post-season. This is a different Bengals team. They are incredibly balanced on offense with a thunder and lightning rushing attack with Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard, as well as a prolific passing attack featuring A.J Green. With the exception of the Ravens game, Green has been relatively quiet so far this season. It is the emergence of guys like Tyler Eifert and Marvin Jones that have really added another dimension to this offense. Eifert specifically has been extremely effective in the red zone hauling in 6 touchdowns leading all tight ends. This Bengals team certainly has the weapons to keep up with the elite teams in the AFC. (more…)

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Throw Back Thursday Album Review: “Move Along” – The All-American Rejects

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 by Allison Langley


The All- American Rejects album “Move Along” was an album that gave the group honorable popularity. Their pop album topped the charts leading with their singles “Dirty Little Secret”, “Move Along”, and “It Ends Tonight”. Their album touched on the topics of cheating on your significant other and also how when you are faced with tough situations in your life you have to face them and “Move along”.

The album started off with the lead singer finding out that his girlfriend has a “Dirty Little Secret”. He soon finds out that his girlfriends’ secret is that she is cheating on him but he is so in love with her that he offers to look past her cheating because he wants them to stay together. The album has a nice flow to it, with the lead singer finding out his girlfriend is cheating leading to the singer move on with his life. But at the end of the album the singer goes back to his girlfriend begging for her to come back. (more…)

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WLOY Takes on CBI

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 by Allison Langley


Its that time of year again! This Thursday through Saturday (Oct. 22-24) WLOY will be taking 6 lucky staffers to attend the College Broadcaster, Inc. (CBI) convention in Minneapolis. WLOY has been attending this conference for over 10 years!

CBI focuses on media groups within high school and colleges. They aim to educate students and advisers on the different and important elements of this industry. The conference focuses heavily on student participation involving training sessions, and a Q & A on technology.

This year Clinton Forry is the keynote speaker. Forry is an experienced broadcaster, writer, and producer; he will be contributing some very interesting material and topics to CBI this year!

WLOY will also there be to take a home a trophy (cheers!) for our promotional video! Very Exciting! On top of that, listen in on Friday to hear WLOY live from Minneapolis with possible band interviews!

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Charm City Devils Interview!

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Tune in this wednesday to “It’s a Hard Rock Life”! Yes! 10/21, at 2pm “It’s a Hard Rock Life” will be joined by John Allen, lead singer for National Act, and Baltimore’s own, Charm City Devils. John has been actively involved in the music business since his days in the mid 80’s as the drummer for Child’s Play, a Hard Rock/Glam Metal band from East Baltimore. Charm City Devils has released three studio albums, and have attained mainstream rock charts success. Their single, “Unstoppable”, was used by the WWE as the official theme for the No Way Out 2012 Pay Per View. John, will be there to discuss the beginnings of Charm City Devils, influences, song writing, his view of the Baltimore Rock scene, and more! Do not miss out on this live and interesting interview!

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