Album of the Week: Sticky Fingers- “Yours to Keep”

Friday, October 8th, 2021 by Ronnie Gruseck

Sticky Fingers- Yours to Keep

Reviewed by: Isabelle Braudakis

Released: February 8, 2019

Rate: 8/10

RIYL: DOPE LEMON, Shag Rock, Lime Cordiale, Methyl Ethel, Ocean Alley, DMA’S, Cub Sport

Sticky Fingers is an indie rock band that formed in Sydney, Australia in 2008. The band consists of 5 members: Dylan Frost, Paddy Cornwall, Seamus Coyle, Beaker Best, and Freddy Crabs. Their unique blend of rock, alternative, reggae, and psychedelic is perfect for any time of the day and will instantly lift your spirits. Their creamy bass lines and raspy vocals help create a very positive and pleasant atmosphere.

Sticky Fingers played their first live show and released their first debut EP titled Helping Hand in 2009. Caress Your Soul, the band’s debut album, was released in March 2013 and reached #39 in the Australian Albums Chart. The band has gained popularity in countries such as France, Germany, and the UK. Sticky Fingers invites everyone to listen to their latest release “We Can Make the World Glow.”

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October 1st is College Radio Day!

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 by Ronnie Gruseck

WLOY is joining in on the celebration of the 11th World College Radio Day, where hundreds of college radio stations from all over the world participate annually. Said simply, be sure to listen in anytime on October 1st for over 24 hours of shows as well as collections of songs from different blends and genres. This is a day to especially thank our listeners from Loyola and beyond who support what WLOY promotes on the station.

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Interested in Becoming a WLOY DJ?

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 by Ronnie Gruseck

WLOY is recruiting DJs from all class years for the new fully on-campus semester! Play or talk about anything that you are interested in! Whether you would like to host a one-time show or have a regular slot, all shows will be held in our studios. In-person training will be given to all recruits and alcohol wipes and disposable covers for earpieces and microphones are provided. Reach out to our manager, Kelley Chan, at to get things rolling!

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Catch Us at the Activities Fair this Tuesday, September 14!

Monday, September 13th, 2021 by Ronnie Gruseck

 The Activities Fair is tomorrow, Tuesday 9/14 on the Quad from 4-6:30. WLOY will be giving away merch for the entire duration. And if you are interested in becoming a DJ, come find us and we will get you started with your show! If you are unable to make it and want to know more about upcoming events and shows, follow us on Instagram @wloy_radio Twitter @WLOYLoyolaRadio and Facebook @WLOYLoyolaRadio !

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FAC Attack 2021

Monday, August 30th, 2021 by The Professor

It’s BACK! Yes, we are back to having students on campus fully in person. And so… FAC ATTACK returns for 2021. For first year students this will be Friday 8-10pm and to make up for the lost year there will be a special FAC ATTACK on Saturday for sophomores since they didn’t get one last year. WLOY will be there both nights with a swag galore so come by and get your free buttons, stickers and t-shirts! We’ll also have a chance to win hoodies and coffee mugs while requesting your favorite songs for us to play. Meet the staff, talk about job opportunities at WLOY and how to become a DJ! See you at the FAC!

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Quarantine Takeover – Don Muench Part 2

Monday, July 19th, 2021 by The Professor

This week we go back to sweet home Chicago for a second episode with Don Muench. Our returning guest host is musician and record collector who’s spent a lifetime in Chicago and connected to the blues music scene. Don shares some more stories about his wedding, honeymoon and throwing parties… The music takes a very local dive into his vinyl collection. It’s all about Chicago tonight.

Tune in Tuesday & Thursday 7-8pm to hear this takeover and explore Don’s stories and his great vinyl collection.

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Moldie Oldies 4th of July Special

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 by The Professor

Our annual tradition continues!

Supercharge your BBQ and join Nick Centanni on WLOY Noon-4PM for his annual special Moldie Oldies Show this July 4!

Nick will have a mix of upbeat summer songs, Independence Day facts, jokes, and of course periodic visits from campus royalty via the ‘gold campus royalty phone.’

He will be up to his usual tricks so you won’t know what to expect next. There will also be a special Independence Day wishes from some familiar voices.

This is high octane radio so make it a date and don’t be late! The fun begins July 4 at noon all right here on WLOY!

WARNING: This show should only be used under adult supervision. Keep out of reach of children. For outdoor use only. Do not hold in hand. Remember to place this show on the ground, light fuse and get away. Never attempt to relight this show should it malfunction or misfire. Keep others at a safe distance. This show is flammable, misuse may result in injury or fire.

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Songwriter Skirmish & Battle of the Bands Submissions Are In! Listen and Vote Now!

Monday, April 19th, 2021 by Ronnie Gruseck

Songwriter Skirmish & Battle of the Bands Voting Form

Submissions are in for Songwriter Skirmish and Battle of the Bands! Get to meet our contestants!

Skirmish (Electric Act):

  • 1. Joey O (Joey Oleskovic), a current undergrad at Loyola University Maryland, performs his original song “Ship Yard


Skirmish (Acoustic Act):

  • 1. Pisces Rising, composed of two members who are alumni, performs “hey, venus
  • 2. Janna Garden, a current undergrad at Loyola University Maryland, performs her original song


Battle of the Bands:

  • 1. Breakforth, also composed of three members, performs “Rise Again
  • 2. Cristolove, composed of three members with singer Chris Lovrovich, performs “IDK.IDC


Good luck to all our contestants!

Check it all out and cast your votes below to show your support for our local artists!

Songwriter Skirmish & Battle of the Bands Voting Form

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Vinylthon 2021 is here!

Thursday, April 15th, 2021 by The Professor

It’s time to celebrate what you can do with some metal presses and 180gm of vinyl. VINYLTHON is here for 2021! We’re celebrating Record Store Day a little early since most colleges are closed in June… with the bonus of 24 hours of nothing but vinyl on the air at WLOY*.

All our friends, community members, alumni and DJs have been putting together shows for you from Ambient to Zydeco, all spun on real records. We’re joining hundreds of other stations around the world and (for the 5th year in a row) earning our Golden Slipmat Award for participating. Last year (thanks COVID) we actually had 2 Vinylthons and we did 24hrs twice! This year we’ve only got one day of all vinyl (so far) but its a good one. Tune in and check out the shows. Note that because of COVID restrictions we are pre-recording our shows to limit in-studio exposure but they’re all being played on vinyl, clicks and all, we promise!

The Spins
Vinyl Spin Sessions w/Paul Random 12am-1am
Vinylthon 2021 Special Show 1am-2am
Classic Rocking Claire Show 2am-3am
Cars, Surf and Guitars 3am-4am
Jon C. Vintage Vinyl Finds 4am-6am
Moldie Oldies Vinyl Hour 6am-7am
Retro Rockin’ (Vinyl) Road Show 7am-9am
Steve Celebrates Friends 1Records 9am-10am
Queen Marge’s Vinyl Exploration 10am-12pm
Retro Eddies 45s Show 12pm-1pm
Xander’s Mighty Soul Party 1pm-2pm
Hip-Hop Revisited with Saleem 2pm-4pm*
Crucial Cuts: Side A 4pm-6pm
Tara’s Double Shot of Vinyl 6pm-8pm
Retro Eddie’s Vinyl Special 8pm-9pm
A College Try Vinyl Hour 9pm-10pm
Crucial Cuts: Side B 10pm-12am
Sunday Skips
Tara’s Vinyl Hour 12am-1am
Crucial Cuts: A New Hope 1am-3am

* Saleems show is not all vinyl this week due to the untimely passing of DMX, it is a celebration of the life and music of DMX instead. We added 2 hours of vinyl shows on at the end of the night to make sure we still hit 24 hours so we could earn our Golden Slipmat for real.

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Quarantine Takeover – Modern Nomad

Monday, March 15th, 2021 by The Professor

Tom from Modern Nomad The pandemic isn’t gone and neither is the Quarantine Takeover! This week the QT returns with local artist Modern Nomad revealing his influences, showing off some friends and dropping a world premiere of a track from his new project!

Modern Nomad is best described as an amazing blend of dream pop, 60s psych, 70s pop and more sound. You’ll hear the Beatles, Flaming Lips and more in their songs but find out yourself this week tune in 7pm Tuesday & Thursday to catch Modern Nomad on the WLOY Quarantine Takeover!

Don’t forget to look for “Can’t Explain It” releasing on March 19th too!


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