Concert Review: Within Temptation and Iron Maiden

October 26th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

by Aaliyah Smith-Bradley ’24

The opener for Iron Maiden was amazing and really energized the audience. Within Temptation is a Dutch metal band founded in 1996. The main vocalist, Sharon den Adel, has the most beautiful voice and an amazing stage presence. Within Temptation performed their most popular songs such as “Faster”, “Don’t Pray for Me” and “Angels”. If you have not heard any songs by Within Temptation and like Iron Maiden, you will for sure love them! With an amazing start to the concert, Within Temptation really hyped up the crowd for Iron Maiden. Read the rest of this entry »



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AOTW: Jonathan Jeremiah – “Horsepower For The Streets”

October 25th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

by Aaliyah Smith-Bradley ’24

Jonathan Jeremiah – “Horsepower For The Streets”

Release: September, 2022

Rated: 9/10

RIYL: Lord Huron, Hozier, Donovan Woods, Family of the Year, Bronze Radio Return.

If you love music that sounds like an orchestra with the violins, piano and chorus in the back, then this is the album for you. When I first heard Horsepower For The Streets, I was in shock. I thought Hozier and Sam Smith were the only ones that knew how to mix Pop music with Soul. Read the rest of this entry »



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SOTW: Kurt Vile – “Like Exploding Stones”

October 25th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

SONG OF THE WEEK: Kurt Vile – “Like Exploding Stones”

By Ameila Dunat ’25

This laid-back and dreamy alt rock tune, “Like Exploding Stones”, is the fourth track from Kurt Vile’s new album. Philadelphia artist and songwriter Kurt Vile wrote this album before and during the pandemic. It was mainly self-produced and self-recorded in his home studio.

Despite its slow tempo the psychedelic sounds of the guitar and synth make for a rather meditative song. This song is a doorway into the depths of Kurt’s mind- he sings about his racing thoughts and the weight of stress he carries. Although the lyrics aren’t exactly peaceful, the song sounds like a magical daydream. Some other alternative/indie songs of his I recommend if you enjoy this one include Loading Zones, One Trick Ponies, and Wakin on a Pretty Day.



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WLOY & Spectrum Present: Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 25th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

It’s that time of year again! Join us this Monday for a WLOY Halloween tradition: The Rocky Horror Picture Show! The festivities will begin on the quad (rain location: McGuire Hall) with the free screening of the famous cult-classic on the outdoor blowup screen. You also don’t want to miss your chance to participate in the annual costume contest to win a new turntable and Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack on a limited edition picture disc! The amazingly ghoulish night doesn’t end there with tons of giveaways and snacks to ease your Halloween fright. Come join the fun and we’ll see you this Monday, October 31st from 8-10pm on the quad!



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WLOY Welcomes 2022 NSEMC to Baltimore

October 24th, 2022 by The Professor

WLOY is honored and thrilled to welcome the 2022 National Student Electronic Media Convention to Baltimore! After years of the conference roving around the country and just missing us, we finally captured it for 2020 and then… ugh. Thankfully we are hosting it live and in person for 2022! We welcome hundreds of college radio and TV students and advisors to Charm City October 26-29th. We’re doing our best to be great ambassadors for Baltimore with a 20 minute welcome to Charm City video created by Ben Ostrowski ’24 and voice by him and Hope Johnson ’23. We’ve roped in great local music from Skribe and James Von Lenz and arranged tours of M & T Bank Stadium and WBAL Radio/TV and more fun things. How about bringing a special edition of the Baltimore Record Bazaar into the hotel to let students from all over the country do a little crate digging! We’ll be sharing as much Baltimore as we can with our guests and linking videos and other info. As a bonus, we have 9 amazing WLOY alumni coming back to share their experiences in radio, TV, film, PR, digital content and entertainment law 🙂

See below for the video exploring things to do in Baltimore and links to everything mentioned! Read the rest of this entry »



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Jon Spencer Interview

October 19th, 2022 by The Professor

The incomparable Jon Spencer (see Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, etc…) has a new band together Jon Spencer & The HITmakers and they are back on the road after a minor delay due to some global pandemic or something… Our own Ben Ostrowski ’24 caught up with Jon in advance of his show this Saturday at The Ottobar. Give it a listen and find out more about the new album, the tour, Jon’s elevation of bluesman R. L. Burnside and much more. Then catch the show Saturday at The Ottobar for the rest of the story!



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Vakili Band Interview

October 12th, 2022 by The Professor

Wooo! We are BACK! In studio with the Vakili Band during a stop on their way to their show in DC at The Runaway tonight. Ben Ostrowski ’24 hung out with the full band for our first in studio band visit since the dreaded closure of 2020… So glad to start having bands back in and they were a great one. The whole band hung and talked process, their new Walking Sideways album, recording vs live versions, and how well Gordon packs the van. A lot of fun and a great way to get back into live interviews. Can’t wait for them to come back in the spring for a show in Baltimore. Meanwhile check out their new album and listen to the interview in case you missed it live.



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We had a fun World College Radio Day!

October 12th, 2022 by The Professor



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World College Radio Day 2022

October 1st, 2022 by The Professor

This Friday October 7th join WLOY and more than 500 college radio stations around the world as we celebrate World College Radio Day with the theme of Voices for Peace. A kickoff event at 6am EST includes a live broadcast from STUD Radio in Lviv, Ukraine. WLOY will be running special broadcasts starting at midnight, including messages of peace from college stations around the world, discussions on the power of college radio and an interview with this year’s ambassador Julian Lennon.

Join us 4-6pm on the quad for music and free s’mores! Roast your own while hanging out with WLOY and good music. It’s free and fun and while there you can add to our display supporting the college stations in Ukraine. Come celebrate with us!



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Paul Joyce Interview

August 30th, 2022 by The Professor

Paul Joyce WLOY DJ and Local Music Director Ben Ostrowski ’24 sat down with local musician Paul Joyce to discuss composition, teaching, jamming, raising a musical kid and more.

Paul’s compositions have been heard in original film scores and he is versed in everything from jazz to metal. In addition to film scoring, Paul is a part of many Baltimore bands, including Megazillion, Consumer Culture and F City. Lots of great music in a lot of different genres and now he’s also helping bands with gigs in Hampden…



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