Alumni Spotlight


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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Quarantine Takeover Show – Breakforth

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 by The Professor

This week’s Quarantine Takeover show is hosted by bassist, lead singer and former WLOY DJ Matt Weitzel! Breakforth is a Hard Rock/Post Grunge band with Heavy Metal influences from Baltimore, Maryland. Driving the heart of Breakforth is the chest thumping, gut busting, drum work of Seth Champness Smith. This is complimented by the catchy, yet hard hitting, and unapologetic guitars of Paul Gambichler. Rounding out Breakforth is the rock solid bass grooves and powerful, melodic vocals of Matt Weitzel. The most important thing to us is the music. Our never ending goal is to Breakforth from the norm and bring to the table music that moves people physically and emotionally and lyrics that can inspire others just as our heroes have inspired us. So prepare to jam with one of the hardest rocking bands in the Baltimore music scene. Matt’s going heavy with the show as you can guess, but he’s a pro – currently working at a hard rock FM station here in town that you can find between 97-99 on the dial 🙂 What’s he going to play you ask? That seems like a spoiler so you’ll have to click to see more if you want. Better yet, listen in to find out why he picked these tracks and what’s up with the band! (more…)



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Moldie Oldies – New Shows Weekly

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 by The Professor

WLOY may be locked down but our DJs are still making shows! Like clockwork Nick Centanni (’11) sends in a new Moldie Oldies show from his bunker every week – loaded with vintage classic hits from the 50s-70s. Don’t forget to sit up straight and straighten your tie when Frank “The Chainman of the Board” Sinatra makes an appearance or yell a joyous “ELVIS!” at the arrival of The King. Tune in every Wednesday at 10am for 2 hours of great music, terrible jokes, random alumni callers and lots of fun. It’s like AM Rock Radio never went away!



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I Never Knew Radio – New Shows Weekly

Friday, April 3rd, 2020 by The Professor

Yes, the campus is closed, but that doesn’t stop our shows! Listen in every week as Junior (’06) presents a new 2 hour episode of I Never Knew full of culture reggae tracks (new and old) along with mighty reasoning from some of the most important figures in reggae. Celebrate the music and culture 9-11am on Sundays with repeats 8-10am Wednesday and 10-12pm Thursdays before Crucial Cuts.

Together we also mourn the recent loss of classic reggae musician, producer, and more Bob Andy, and the founder of Power of Reggae Father German 🙁 Junior continues to celebrate their memories on upcoming shows.



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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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