Coffee House: Canopy

October 5th, 2015 by Allison Langley


Support local music this Thursday with WLOY in the third floor reading room at 8pm!
Canopy is a Baltimore-based band comprised of two members, Matt Muirhead and McKenzie Ditter. They are a relatively new band but excellent performers. Matt Muirhead is a well-known Baltimore artist (currently making a t-shirt for WLOY!!). He creates both eclectic paintings and music. Muirhead also constructs very eccentric instruments that they use to contribute their unique sound. McKenzie Ditter is a photographer and illustrator. Muirhead and Ditter make quite the creative duo!
Canopy comes to stage prepared to improvise and create new music as they go along. Get up  on stage with then to join in on their musical adventures or sit and watch the show while sipping some coffee. Their music ranges from EDM fusion to tropical sounds.
 Give them a listen before the show and get hyped! Come give them a listen and enjoy their wonderful show!

Listen here to shweet Canopy songs!

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College Radio Day!

October 1st, 2015 by Allison Langley



Wait for it!
This Friday, October 2nd is College Radio Day! Safe to say this is WLOY’s favorite and most coveted holiday. We are all celebrating the 5th year of College Radio Day.
We take this day to recognize the importance of college radio and the positive effect it has had on students throughout the years. It is a day to encourage us to change that dial to a college radio station (WLOY of course) and support them all around the country. College radio maintains and fosters so much creativity, as we don’t have the commercial binds the most popular stations have. We have the ability to be more free and more open to new music and new talent. Not only helping students to achieve but also musicians as well.
As with most of our favorite holidays we typically receive a gift, so in honor of this WLOY will be raffling off a turn-table with a couple choice records to help kick start your collection. Come to our Coffeehouse this Thursday, October 1st, (with Swampcandy) to get a jumpstart and purchase your raffle tickets. Or, stop by the WLOY table at Live @ Boulder on Friday and purchase tickets there!
Yay for College Radio Day! #collegeradioday




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Thursday Coffeehouse Series: Swampcandy

October 1st, 2015 by Allison Langley


It’s the 1st WLOY late night event of October! We have the amazing Swampcandy playing our WLOY coffeehouse series this Thursday. Not only is it FREE but also we’ll be providing delicious snacks AND coffee.
Swamp candy is comprised of Ruben Dobbs on guitar and Joey Mitchell on the bass. They are described as a bluesy duo. Ruben Dobb’s, a Maryland farm boy, is Swampcandy’s lead vocalist and guitarist. He has more talent in his fingers alone than I could I possibly imagine. His voice is raw, a little rough, deep, and very real. Dobbs sings his bluesy lyrics with conviction and passion. Joey Mitchell is quite the instrumental talent, maneuvering through all genres and filling the gaps of this two-person band on bass. These two are able to create music that sounds like a fully fitted band is playing along side them.
Do not miss out on this opportunity to see this dope band perform! Check out some videos and their website to get acquainted with them if you’re not already huge fans! Swampcandy
Also, at the show we will be selling raffle tickets for WLOY’s, College Radio’s Day give away—a turntablewith records as well a pretty sweet prize, if we do say so ourselves! Hope to see you there this Thursday October 2nd, buying raffle tickets, sipping on coffee and enjoying the sweet, sweet Swampcandy Tunes.




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Food Friday: Golden West Cafe Take Out Window

September 25th, 2015 by Allison Langley

GoldenwestWhat: Golden West Cafe Take-Out Window

Where: W 36th Street, Hampden

 When: Sun-Thurs. 7am-12am, Friday-Sat. 7am-2am

I have always been a faithful to  Golden West Cafe and their Sunday morning brunch. This past weekend at HampdenFest, I finally got the chance to experience the new take-out window. And, in the spirit of a true toddler I had waffles with a big fluffy dollop of whip cream and a big glass of chocolate milk (admittedly an odd choice for a hot saturday morning). It. Was. Awesome. Delicious and hardly nutritious–the perfect breakfast. The Take-Out window’s hours are amazing, 7am-2am on Fridays and Saturdays, perfect those late nights of too much…studying and work…and you really just want a huge platter of nachos.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Roland Park Middle School Tours WLOY

September 24th, 2015 by Allison Langley

RPMWLOY This past Monday and Tuesday, WLOY had the pleasure of hosting 60 eighth graders, along with some teachers and parents, from Roland Park Middle School. Students spent about an hour touring the station, learning about the operations, and watching DJs in action. They learned about the equipment and functions of each recording and production studio, asked lots of questions about sound dampening panels on the walls and ceilings, and tried to fathom how we got 10,000 CDs and 7,000 LPs in that small space. The students got to meet and talk to some pretty cool DJ’s while they were on the air!

These students are currently involved in Roland Park’s theater class. They are currently writing radio plays and the best ones will be selected by their teacher to record and produce them at WLOY. They will be back in October to share their plays with everyone…so be sure to tune in!! We have been fortunate enough to collaborate with Roland Park Middle on this project for 4 years. There have been some very creative plays written during our time together and we hope to inspire these young kids to be future DJs! Remember to keep an open ear for more of these creative plays in October as details emerge. Thank you, Roland Park Middle School!

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Theater Thursday: The Intern

September 24th, 2015 by Allison Langley


What: The Intern Opening Show

Where: Senator Theatre

When: Friday, September 25th

Please turn all phones on silent and get a large popcorn! The historical Senator Theatre is having the opening show of the much anticipated new movie, The Intern. The Intern, directed by Nancy Meyers, stars Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro. It is a story that proves new beginnings and experiences can happen during any point in time during ones life. There is laughter and frustration; an overall a heart warming story about an unexpected friendship.

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Wacky Wednesdays: Madonnari Arts Festival 2015

September 23rd, 2015 by Allison Langley

Madonnari Arts Festival What: Little Italy Baltimore Madonnari Arts Festival

Where: Little Italy, Baltimore

When: October 1-4

Come to Little Italy from October 1st to the 4th to see it be transformed into a colorful masterpiece! Sip on wine and eat delicious food while you admire the chalk art being created in front of you and listen to the live music. Artists from all over the world will be attending and chalking images throughout the event. This is the first ever Madonnari chalk arts festival. Be sure to indulge yourself in this very cool, out of the ordinary, eclectic event in Little Italy. Click here for more information!

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WLOY Coffeehouse 9/24/15: Travis McKeveny

September 23rd, 2015 by Allison Langley


Come to the 3rd floor reading room for WLOY’s free Coffeehouse Series this Thursday the 24th. Travis McKeveny will be performing FREE concert in this intimate setting.

Travis McKeveny is from Blue Point, Long Island. McKeveny grew up in a musical family, and was heavily influenced by artists such as Jackson Browne and Van Morrison. You can here Browne’s and Morrison’s folky and acoustic-driven sound through McKeveny’s music. His lyrics flow in perfect harmony with his guitar; they are well thought and suit his deep and classic folk voice perfectly. Luckily for us he is releasing his 2nd full length album.

Come listen to Travis McKeveny while sipping FREE delicious cups of Joe, and perfect coffee house snacks! We are looking forward to seeing you!!

Click here to listen to Travis McKeveny’s brilliant songs and watch some videos.

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Tourism Tuesday: Cruises on the Bay

September 22nd, 2015 by Allison Langley

Cruises on the bay What: Cruises on the Bay

Where: 1 Dock Street, Annapolis, MD

When: Click here for schedule times

There are so many other ways to view the beautiful city of baltimore, one of those being by boat! You have until October 11th to take advantage of this wonderful experience. While the weather is still beautiful and balmy hop on a boat to see several sites of baltimore. You will see the famous Domino Sugar sign, historic Fort McHenry, and the inner harbor as a whole. Learn a little history and enjoy a lovely day on the water, breathing in the sea breeze  with friends and family by your side. If you’re interested in more than just a day time cruise; they off the Key Bridge Cocktail Cruise and Saturday’s City Light Cruise.

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What Happens Next? Podcasting Debut Test

September 21st, 2015 by The Professor

This is a test as we prepare the very first episode of What Happens Next? to be podcast through iTunes… we have nearly 200 episodes, but here is our promotional entry to get us started.



WLOY’s weekly children’s program What Happens Next?, founded in June of 2009, has won national awards. Our goal is simple: entertain children while helping them grow their imagination, reading, writing and communication skills. With more than 50 children involved in the program, we’ve done just that. Read the rest of this entry »

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