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New Show! Hip Hop Revisited with Saleem

Friday, August 7th, 2020 by The Professor

Saturday 3-4pm August 8
2-4pm every Saturday following!

Come explore the history and world of Hip-Hop every week with local artist Saleem!

I could introduce him to you as Saleem the emcee, or I could introduce you to him as Saleem the producer. However I think the most apropos title would be Saleem, the dopest emcee on production! Starting out with an ASRX-PRO and a microphone, Saleem has been blazing his trail through hip-hop’s indie scene for several years. Performing with luminaries such as Common, The Roots, KRS-One, Rakim, and The Wu-Tang clan, to name a few, tends to hone and sharpen your skills. These experiences led him to craft his highly regarded debut album, which now lends its title to this new show, Hip-Hop Revisited. A bold title for a bold project that served as a welcome, and refreshing, introduction into the world of this multifaceted artist; or as one writer described him, “The embodiment of hip-hop’s evolution.” (more…)



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New Show! The Indispensable Oyster

Thursday, August 6th, 2020 by The Professor

We welcome another new show to WLOY! The Indispensable Oyster is a conversation with people of interest about subjects Loyola, Baltimore and beyond, produced by WLOY Radio in cooperation with Right Brain Creative Services. Join our host author and professor David Belz for a new series of shows starting with poet Donald Vincent.

Donald Vincent, ’10—is an award-winning Loyola alum, teacher, poet, hip hop artist, and social activist. Donald’s first collection of poetry, Convenient Amnesia (Broadstone Books, July 2020) has garnered immediate critical success. Vincent holds a BA in Writing and Public Relations from Loyola and an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. He hosts the “Mr.Hip Presents” reading series and currently teaches literature and writing at Emerson College and in the Writing Program at UCLA.



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Quarantine Takeover – Saleem

Sunday, July 26th, 2020 by The Professor

This week’s Quarantine Takeover is a study in the sounds of Hip Hop protest. Saleem is bringing back the songs that inspired him and will keep protesters fueled up to demand change in the world. I could introduce him to you as Saleem the emcee, or I could introduce you to him as Saleem the producer. However I think the most apropos title would be Saleem, the dopest emcee on production! Starting out with an ASRX-PRO and a microphone, Saleem has been blazing his trail through hip-hop’s indie scene for several years. Performing with luminaries such as Common, The Roots, KRS-One, Rakim, and The Wu-Tang clan, to name a few, tends to hone and sharpen your skills. These experiences led him to craft his highly regarded debut album, Hip-Hop Revisited. A bold title for a bold project that served as a welcome, and refreshing, introduction into the world of this multifaceted artist; or as one writer described him, “The embodiment of hip-hop’s evolution.”

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New Show! The Volcano Chronicles

Monday, July 20th, 2020 by The Professor

This week we have something special for you – a new show hosted by Daniel Jones of the band 7th Order, featuring music from his 40 years of playing in bands, touring and recording. We’ll hear his road stories, meet some great musicians and have some amazing guest interviews. Stick with us every Wednesday from 7-8pm Eastern (that’s 1-2pm Hawaiian time) for new episodes and stories. You can also check out Daniel’s Quarantine Takeover show and the 7th Order band social media and website in between shows episodes.

Their first recording sessions took place in December 2001 but 7th Order’s roots are much deeper. The band has, at various times, been joined by veteran British guitarist Martin Pugh (formally of the 60’s British band, Steamhammer, as well as Armageddon with The Yardbirds vocalist Keith Relf, and “The Rod Stewart Album” with Ron Wood & Keith Emerson), drummer Tim Kelliher (of Randy Hansen’s Machine Gun), and legendary American rock guitarist Geoff Thorpe (of Vicious Rumors). Reminiscent of blues-rock bands like The Rolling Stones & The Yardbirds, with progressive undertones ala Led Zeppelin, there’s something in there for all of you. Their most recent release (June 2020) is a track titled “Voyager”, a tribute to the late American guitarist, Ronnie Montrose – and is a benefit for the incredible Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.

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Retro Rocking Roadshow – This Week: The 60’s

Friday, July 10th, 2020 by The Professor

This Weeks Theme: The 1960’s

Featured Artists: Frank Sinatra, The Duprees, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Van Morrison

Every week Retro Eddie puts together a uniquely themed show for Friday night 7-9pm. He is not immune to having fun with the themes, or digging deep for tunes back to the beginning of recorded music. Did you tune into to the the Retro Rockin Roadshow last Friday? If you did we hope you enjoyed the theme of “Baltimore” featuring tracks from Prince to Bing Crosby. If you missed it you can always check out the playlists from past shows on the show page!

Do you Have suggestion or recommendation for Eddie’s show? Would you like to request a song or a specific theme? Please email your request to wloy@loyola.edu you can also DM your request through our vast array of social media.



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Quarantine Takeover Show – 7th Order

Friday, July 3rd, 2020 by The Professor

This week’s Quarantine Takeover show comes from overseas again! This time from the magical land of Hawai’i! We welcome Daniel Jones of the band 7th Order recording his show on the side of Kilahuea in the town of Volcano. The show is a tribute to late guitarist Jesse Ed Davis, who played with the pantheon of great rockers in the 60s and 70s.

Their first recording sessions took place in December 2001 but 7th Order’s roots are much deeper. The band has, at various times, been joined by veteran British guitarist Martin Pugh (formally of the 60’s British band, Steamhammer, as well as Armageddon with The Yardbirds vocalist Keith Relf, and “The Rod Stewart Album” with Ron Wood & Keith Emerson), drummer Tim Kelliher (of Randy Hansen’s Machine Gun), and legendary American rock guitarist Geoff Thorpe (of Vicious Rumors). Reminiscent of blues-rock bands like The Rolling Stones & The Yardbirds, with progressive undertones ala Led Zeppelin, there’s something in there for all of you. Their most recent release (June 2020) is a track titled “Voyager”, a tribute to the late American guitarist, Ronnie Montrose – and is a benefit for the incredible Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.

7th Order’s magical links on social media
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Twitter
Instagram

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Dead Air Radio Returns

Sunday, June 28th, 2020 by The Professor

Announcing the return of the Dead Air Radio Show with a special Quarantine Edition tonight at midnight! Join DJ and artist Terence Hannum (of the amazing Holy Circle band BTW) as he explores the depth and breadth of the horror movie soundtrack.

No, this isn’t a bunch of clinking chains and screams, it’s so much more. You never know what famous bands have contributed or how ambient things can be until you listen to these shows. From John Carpenter, (Baltimore-born)Philip Glass and Goblin to local greats Sweet Leda, you never know who’s behind that sound. Check out Dead Air at midnight tonight and every Sunday for the next 6 weeks (or more…)!



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Vinylthon 2020 – Side 2

Friday, June 19th, 2020 by The Professor

It’s VINYLTHON 2020! Originally scheduled for April 18, but rescheduled (along with Record Store Day) to June 20 but WE DON’T CARE! We are doing TWO days of Vinylthon instead of one. It’s just how we roll… Tune in all day Saturday June 20 for shows that are 100% spun from vinyl starting at 1am and running through midnight! You’ll hear current DJ shows as well as alumni shows in one and two hour formats. WLOY has received a golden slipmat every year for doing at least 12 hours of all vinyl and this year even though we’re not making the usual full 24 we’re still running 18 hours of all vinyl shows! Stupid COVID-19 is keeping the studios closed but we have remote shows being sent in and we’re spinning vinyl wherever we can!

What is Vinylthon you ask? Read the press release below and find out more: (more…)



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Quarantine Takeover Show – B. Newb

Thursday, May 21st, 2020 by The Professor

Up next on the Quarantine Takeover Show roster (Tuesday & Thursday at 7pm) is a 27 year old MC out of Baltimore, MD. He might also be a 2015 WLOY graduate and past winner of our Battle of the Bands. He draws influences from his own experiences as well as his friends’ to create music that focuses on storytelling. Inspired by Kid Cudi, Andre 3000, and Childish Gambino.

His motto: Just be yourself. Did we mention the banana costume? That’s a story for another day… Ladies and Gentlemen, we present the artist we know as Brandon, and you know as B. Newb!

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WLOY Goes Up A Volt

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 by The Professor

It’s not every day that the station can afford to make a big audio chain upgrade. Today’s the day! Going live today we have a brand new Omnia Volt HD in the station. It’s kind of a big deal for us to join the commercial radio world and install a higher end audio processor. It’s almost like we’re taking ourselves seriously. OK, maybe not.

But we really hope you like the new sound – fuller, cleaner, louder and maybe just a hint of cardamom. Let us know what you think of the new sound and listen in as we dial up some more custom tweaks and just keep sounding better. Audio processing can make a huge difference in the WLOY sound and we really would like your feedback (sorry… bad audio pun – ouch double pun!) on how we sound with the new Volt in place. Leave a comment or hit us up on social media.



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