Alumni Spotlight


After the Whistle Sits Down with Jay O’Brien ’05

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 by Stefan Joyce

On Nov. 15, WLOY’s After the Whistle team headed down to M&T Bank Stadium for an exclusive interview with Jay O’Brien, the VP of Broadcasting and Gameday Operations for the Ravens organization. O’Brien was a part of Loyola’s College class of 2005. He worked at WLOY and The Greyhound during his time at the college.

Below is the full interview with O’Brien. Check back to WLOY.org for more content from Loyola’s premier sports talk radio show, After the Whistle!

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Jon Winslow and Peter Royall at Coffeehouse 11/7

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

Jon Winslowjon winslow and peter royall poster tan with people // WLOY is a folk rock band from Baltimore.  The band consists of Loyola alumni members Taylor DeBoer with vocals and guitar, Casey Miller on guitar, Ryan Zadera on guitar, Maria Dontas with vocals, Aaron Perseghin on bass, and Chris Sweeney on drums.  Their debut EP was just released this past March, and it centers around the life and experiences of band member and songwriter Taylor DeBoer. The lyrics are both personal to DeBoer and familiar to any listener, covering topics like family, childhood, love, young adulthood, loneliness, and hope. Originally from Maryland, Peter Royall graduated from Loyola in 2015 and actually got his start as a singer/songwriter at WLOY open mic nights.  With musical influences in indie folk, acoustic rock and pop, this will be a great show for you to come chill out to while doing your homework or grabbing a coffee friends.  So come to Starbucks this Thursday, anytime between 8-10pm, to support these talented Loyola graduates and catch a great show! See you there.



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4th of July with Nick Centanni’s Moldie Oldies!

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 by Tara Howell

Our annual tradition continues!

Join Nick Centanni on WLOY 10-12PM and 6-8PM for 2 separate beachfront broadcasts of the Moldy Oldie 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 in the 6-8PM hours.

This is high octane radio so make it a date and don’t be late! The fun begins July 4 at 10AM 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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WLOY in Loyola Magazine!

Saturday, March 30th, 2019 by The Professor

Wow! WLOY was given a massive feature story in the March 2019 Loyola Magazine and we are thrilled! Not only did it feature amazing alumni talking about what made WLOY special for them, it included some great features on what they do now. Check out the great story about Katie Kazmierski ’18 who is working at KNOM Radio in Nome, Alaska! You can grab the PDFs of the articles here and enjoy them at your own pace. If you don’t get the magazine, please reach out to the alumni office at Loyola and ask that they add you to the mailing list.

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Maria Dontas Live at Coffeehouse 1/17

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

Maria Dontas is a Loyola University Maryland alum and has been following her passion for singing ever since!  She placed top five in a national CosmoGirl Magazine contest, sang the Greek National Anthem at the 2008 Clergy/Laity Congress in Washington, D.C., opened for Jack’s Mannequin here at Loyola, and won the Essex Singer-Songwriter Competition in 2012.  Maria will be performing live this Thursday, January 17th at Starbucks from 8-10pm.  Her country sound and high-energy vibes will certainly get you moving and your blood pumping on a cold night.  It’s the first event of the semester, and its free, so be sure to come check it out!



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WLOY Sports Director at the Winter Olympics

Friday, February 9th, 2018 by The Professor

WLOY Sports Director Bobby Trosset ’17 is no stranger to the Olympics and big events. While still a student at Loyola, Bobby worked for the Today Show as a runner at the 2017 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. He followed that up by helping to arrange the Guinness World Record Crab Walk at Loyola as part of the Rokerthon 2017. As the Sports Director at WLOY, Bobby did play-by-play of The President’s Cup city-wide high school baseball games and broadcast from the radio booth at Camden Yards several times. Now, out in the “real world” we find ourselves answering the question “Where in the world is Bobby?” with “South Korea”! Working for NBC Sports Washington, Bobby is covering the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Today we’re honored to have him tell us more about it during the 4-5pm (EST) weekly Sports Talk show with Stefan and Austin. Bobby’s joining us at 6am his time having just finished the first day of the 2018 Winter Olympics. We’re excited to hear more about it and continue the WLOY tradition of Sports Directors doing big things! Tune in today to catch the interview live from Korea!



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Vote WLOY & Christmas Parade 10Best!!!

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 by The Professor

Isn’t this amazing?! USA Today is trying to pick the 10 Best Holiday Parades in the country and one of the initial 20 they picked was the Mayor’s Annual Christmas Parade in Hampden!! It’s been going for 44 years (with only 1 shut down for snow) and WLOY has been a part of the parade for the last 8 years. We build a float on and around the station van and send our crew of WLOY elves out with bags of candy canes, shirts, and toys for kids along the route. With over 20,000 people on the street sides it’s no wonder we gave out over 3500 candy canes last year!!! When we found out that the parade was in the top 20 for this competition, we were excited to support it and tell you to vote. When we saw the featured picture seen by millions on the USA Today 10Best website was of THE WLOY FLOAT well… we kinda lost our minds. That’s Hillary Bowman ’14 up there throwing stuffed plush snowballs to the crowd on top of the WLOY van and inside the Merry Christmas Hon float. WOW! So, what can you do, other than just admire the fame we are now finding for Hillary? YOU can vote. And vote again. Right up until the day after the parade you can vote and repeat, and repeat… GO TO THIS LINKhttp://bit.ly/Vote4Baltimore – Share it with your friends and family, your coworkers, your pets, anyone that can click a link and vote. Vote often. THANKS!



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New Show Launch: I Never Knew Radio

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 by The Professor

Linton “Junior” Hinds ’06 brings you the best of culture Reggae, and some history lessons while exploring the great music of Jamaica. Look for amazing interviews with Yellowman, Leroy Sibbles, and many more. Listen to his live acoustic recordings, interviews and enjoy something special. You’ll be saying “I never knew!” more than once every show.

Sundays 9:00-11:00am

Also check out his YouTube interview series.



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4th of July with Moldie Oldies!

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 by The Professor

Our annual tradition continues!

Join Nick Centanni on WLOY 10-12PM and 6-8PM for 2 separate beachfront broadcasts of the Moldy Oldie 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 in the 6-8PM hours.

This is high octane radio so make it a date and don’t be late! The fun begins July 4 at 10AM 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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Alumni Happy Hour Today 5-7pm

Friday, April 5th, 2013 by The Professor

Ed and Michelle DJFeaturing the return of Ed Stanley and Michelle! With a theme featuring movies, and a special focus on the James Bond 007 movies, expect a great show. Michelle will remind her dad that he’s getting old, and Ed will show her how those big round vinyl things play music. Tune in to her multi-generational mayhem!



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