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Open Mic Night at 3rd Floor Common Room 1/16

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 by Erin McAvoy

open mic night / black backrgound with green microphone and white writing / WLOYIt’s the first event of the semester!!  This Thursday from 8-10pm, WLOY will be hosting one of our many popular Open Mic Nights at the third floor common room of the College Center.  Open Mic Nights are always a great opportunity for you and/or your friends to show off some talents or even just to blow off some steam.  Any kind of performance is encouraged–from original songs, to covers, to improv, to comedy, to storytelling, and everything in between!  We welcome everyone and anyone to come to Open Mic Night, regardless of skill level, experience, or background; so come on out, bring your friends, let loose, and have yourself a great time!  Please note that this is a different location than our usual spot by Starbucks, so don’t get mixed up!  Stop by anytime, at the third floor common room of the College Center, between 8 and 10pm for a good time!  See you there.



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Christmas 2019 Special Schedule

Monday, December 23rd, 2019 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 Oldie Christmas Eve and Christmas Day specials, plus specials from Crucial Cuts and Radio RockOnTour! Christmas music and special shows start at midnight on Christmas Eve, just in time to start your festivities and while you do your last minute wrapping, and will play all through Christmas Day, to be the soundtrack for all of the day’s gatherings and celebrations.

Christmas Eve
Christmas music 12am-8am
Christmas Blues 8am-9am
Christmas music 9am-12pm
Radio RockOnTour Christmas Eve Special Noon-2pm
Christmas music 2pm-6pm
Moldie Oldies Ultimate Christmas Eve Special 6pm-9pm
Crucial Cuts Christmas 9pm-11pm
Loud Christmas music 11pm-12am

Christmas Day
Divas Hour Vintage Xmas Show 12am-1am
Retro Rockin’ Road Show Christmas Special 1am-2am
Carl & James Vintage Xmas Show 2am-3am
SITB Vintage Xmas Show 3am-4am
Tara’s Very Punk Christmas 4am-5am
Christmas music 5am-7am
Christmas Morning Blues 7am-8am
I Never Knew Radio Reggae show 8am-10am
Moldie Oldies Ultimate Christmas Day Special 10am-1pm
Retro Rockin’ Road Show Christmas Special 2019 1pm-2pm
Divas Hour Vintage Xmas Show 2pm-3pm
Retro Rockin’ Road Show Christmas Special 3pm-4pm
Crucial Cuts Christmas 4pm-6pm
Carl & James Vintage Xmas Show 6pm-7pm
SITB Vintage Xmas Show 7pm-8pm
Tara’s Very Punk Christmas 8pm-9pm
Christmas music 9pm-11pm
Loud Christmas music 11pm-12am



MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM WLOY!



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Christmas Karaoke & Gingerbread Houses at Starbucks 12/5

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

It’s the last event of the semester, and you won’t want to miss this!  This Thursday, December 5th, WLOY and CAB will be hosting Christmas karaoke and gingerbread house making at Starbucks from 8-10pm.  The night will entail an open mic with endless Christmas karaoke options and free gingerbread house making kits.  Everyone is welcome and anyone may participate in the open mic however they may please–whether that be with a Christmas carol, a song cover of any kind, original music, jokes, storytelling, or quite literally anything at all!  So stop by for some free food, Christmas festivities, and quality entertainment by your very own peers.  We hope to see you there!  This Thursday at Starbucks from 8-10pm.



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Mayor’s Annual Christmas Parade 2019

Friday, November 29th, 2019 by The Professor

Its that time of year again! And WLOY is ready to go. We’ve pulled the old float down from its hibernation and are cleaning it up for another parade. We’ve got candy canes, we’ve got a float, and we’ve got costumes! We’re prepping Snoopy’s playlist and getting ready to march down Falls Road to 36th Street and all the way to Chestnut.

Along the route we’ll pass some judges who won’t give us a trophy again (but we’re not bitter, really) and we’ll make a lot of kids happy with Snoopy and candy canes. Don’t worry, we’re not in it for the glory, we love it! Go HERE for all the details – see you Sunday December 8!



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Black Rhinoceros at the FAC 11/21

Monday, November 18th, 2019 by The Professor

The amazingly talented Ahren Bucheister is coming back to campus. Which one of his 13 bands will it be this time, you ask? Well, this week it’s Black Rhinoceros his acoustic duo with Erin Snedecor on cello and Ahren on guitar (with both providing vocals). It’s part chamber music, part country, part rock and roll, and all wonderful. We’re trying something new and hosting the show in the Fitness and Aquatic Center from 8-10pm on Thursday night. Whether you are headed there for a rock wall session or just want to chill, expect the open air of the FAC to be filled with beautiful music on Thursday night! Come do something a little different this week 🙂



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Matt Hutchinson & Pocket Bells at McGuire 11/14

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

matt hutchinson and pocket bells live at mcguire poster graphic / WLOYMatt Hutchinson is a Baltimore-based artist with pop-style songs that have powerful lyrical meaning.  His music has recently been compared to Crowded House, Squeeze, and Elvis Costello; and his performances are known to be both energetic and emotional.  Pocket Bells is also a Baltimore-based band and it consists if members Chris Frick on keys, Piper Greenbaum on vocals and synth, Evan Kornblum on guitar and synth, Paul Mercer on guitar and vocals, Chris Pierorazio on the drums, and Tyler Wheeler on bass.  Their style is described as “electrifying indie” and they’ve had some very successful singles on top radio stations.  Both will be here this Thursday, 11/13 forom 8-10pm, to perform live at McGuire.  Don’t miss out.  We’ll see you there!



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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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Tom May of The Menzingers Interview 10/31/19

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 by Tara Howell

On Halloween, General Manager Tara Howell, had the chance to sit down with Tom May, guitarist and singer in the Philly band, The Menzingers. The Menzingers were playing in St. Louis that night, where the CBI NSEMC college radio conference was held. Small world that a band from Philly and a person from Baltimore just happened to end up in St. Louis at the time!

You can listen to the interview down below – where Tara and Tom talk about her love of The Menzingers, the release of their album Hello Exile, references in their music, and much more. You can see The Menzingers locally on their Hello Exile Tour at the Black Cat in DC on Wednesday December 4th.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show in the College Center 10/31

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

It’s spooky season!  And you know what that means…WLOY will be having our annual screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s a cult-classic, it’s a sci-fi, it’s a comedy, and it’s musical…all about a haunted house, a couple of lovers, a transvestite scientist, rock n roll, and lots of glitter.  If that sounds like something you could get into, come by the third floor common area of the College Center this Thursday and bring your friends!  And if you come in costume, you may be in for some awesome merch and concert ticket prizes!  So put it in your calendar now: this Thursday, 3rd floor common area, 8-10pm, Rocky Horror Picture Show, costumes, prizes, and fun.  Don’t miss out.  We hope to see you there! As always this event is FREE!



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Toronzo Cannon Interview 10/29/19

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 by The Professor

Toronzo Cannon is coming to the area in a rare appearance at The Soundry in Columbia, MD on Saturday November 2nd. Since he has a full-time job driving a Chicago city bus, he only tours in weekend bursts and vacation days, making it a rare treat to get him in the area. Touring now on his excellent new release The Preacher, The Politician or The Pimp (Alligator Records), Toronzo is raising the bar again with a great live show and killer guitar work. We first met at the Lancaster Roots and Blues in 2016 (interview here) and he blew me away with the energy he put into a live show. Ahead of this weeks show Toronzo was able to squeeze in a quick interview on his lunch break! It’s well worth the trip to Columbia to check him out live and see why he’s in such high demand worldwide!

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