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Quarantine Takeover – Modern Nomad

Monday, March 15th, 2021 by The Professor

Tom from Modern Nomad The pandemic isn’t gone and neither is the Quarantine Takeover! This week the QT returns with local artist Modern Nomad revealing his influences, showing off some friends and dropping a world premiere of a track from his new project!

Modern Nomad is best described as an amazing blend of dream pop, 60s psych, 70s pop and more sound. You’ll hear the Beatles, Flaming Lips and more in their songs but find out yourself this week tune in 7pm Tuesday & Thursday to catch Modern Nomad on the WLOY Quarantine Takeover!

Don’t forget to look for “Can’t Explain It” releasing on March 19th too!

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Combat Rock – Share Your Performance – WIN BIG

Sunday, February 21st, 2021 by The Professor

With COVID taking away a lot of our concert fun, we’ve decided to push ahead with combining Battle of the Bands and Songwriter Skirmish to make an online contest instead. Welcome to Combat Rock in which you, the artist, can share your original musical performance with WLOY’s audience and potentially win free studio time! Entries are due by midnight Eastern Time on Sunday March 21st. Prizes donated by the awesome Stages Music and Arts include 2 hours of recording studio time for each winner in the Skirmish category (Acoustic or Electric categories for solo or duo acts) and 4 hours of recording studio time for the winner from Battle of the Bands (trio or more group). Fill out the form below and get your entry in ASAP! You can also come to our virtual open mic night March 19th 7-9pm to join us.

ENTRIES ARE CLOSED – STAY TUNED TO WATCH AND VOTE!!



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Christmas 2020 Special Programming

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 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, NEW 2020 specials from The Volcano Chronicles, Retro Rockin Road Show, Quarantine Takeover, and vintage specials from 6 alumni, Crucial Cuts and Radio RockOnTour! Christmas music and special shows start at NOON 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 until midnight, to be the soundtrack for all of the day’s gatherings and celebrations.
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Become a DJ In Your PJs!

Friday, December 18th, 2020 by Ronnie Gruseck

Are you experiencing screen fatigue? Do you listen to music to rest your eyes from online classes? Share your smashing songs from your Spotify playlist with others who feel the same way! WLOY Loyola Radio encourages you to become a DJ! Just like in our physical studio, when you do a show you don’t need to show your face! Show up in your PJs as a WLOY DJ!

Our station is flexible, just let us know when you are available!

Whether you want to do a one-time gig or host more frequently, we invite you to reach out to us!

Contact our General Manager Mackenzie Britt at MSBritt@loyola.edu for inquiries and details on how to get started today.



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Jonas Carping Interview

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 by The Professor

By: Aly Martinez, Music Director
I had the pleasure of interviewing Jonas Carping, a folk (or Americana or ?) artist from Sweden about his new album “Strangers.” In the interview we really went in depth on inspiration and the process of making music. Jonas gave great insight on the importance of being true to the music and having everything be as real and raw as possible. We also discussed the importance of family and friends and the way they have shaped his career and music. We also talked about how he has been doing with the pandemic and how that has affected his life and career. Overall we had a very interesting conversation about music and the inspiration behind his work.



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Halloween Dead Air

Saturday, October 31st, 2020 by The Professor

Join us for the finale of the last month of Dead Air radio shows. It’s time for the 2 hour 2019 special 10pm to Midnight on Halloween (and Sunday night for good measure) followed by the ALL NEW 2020 Dead Air Special at midnight both nights! Enjoy DJ Terence Hannum’s exploration of things that go thump in the night and possibly shriek a tad too… from infamous and obscure movies as well as some pretty infamous composers, you’re in for a Halloween treat!



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Quarantine Takeover – Queen Kyla Vera

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 by The Professor

This week we’re joined by the amazing Queen Kyla Vera of Metalachi! She’s the rocking metal violin powerhouse soloist you won’t believe unless you see her live. We were lucky to have the monsters of mariachi come by the station once upon a pre-COVID time and had a blast with them all (Check out their Studio Seizure!). Kyla is highlighting some great music this week – all bands and artists that she has performed with (or Metalachi has) including some incredible violinists and some rock legends (Suicidal Tendancies! Lamb of God!) so tune in and check it out. Luckily her crazed kitten Gizmo stopped trying to eat the microphone and resorted to just attacking Kyla so the show could be finished… We can’t wait for Metachi to stomp it’s way back east again from LA soon!!

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It’s World College Radio Day!

Friday, October 2nd, 2020 by The Professor

It’s time! Join us and more than 600 college stations around the world for a joyful celebration of college radio, its DJs and its music. WLOY is joining the mix with 24 hours of great shows and special guests. Jump in with us whenever you can because it’s a day of special treats. Not one but 2 documentary pieces about college radio, the award-winning “Voices of COVID-19” feature by Loyola students, and a ton of alumni shows. We also have 5 special shows from other stations around the country to highlight our launch of the International Local Music Exchange!

    World College Radio Day Lineup

12:00 Welcome to World College Radio Day Blend
01:00 International Local Music Exchange with WUSC
02:00 Flashback show by current DJ Nicole Destefanis “Beach Bops”
03:00 International Local Music Exchange with KCSU
04:00 Vintage Alumni – Jonny C’s First Vinyl Show P1
05:00 Vintage Alumni – Jonny C’s First Vinyl Show P2
06:00 International Local Music Exchange with WRFL
07:00 Loyola student’s Award-Winning “Voices of COVID” radio feature
08:00 International Local Music Exchange with WGMU
09:00 I Never Knew Radio H1 (DJ Linton Hinds – alumnus)
10:00 I Never Knew Radio H2 (DJ Linton Hinds – alumnus)
11:00 International Local Music Exchange with KBVR
12:00 Moldie Oldies Show H1 (DJ Nick Centanni – alumnus)
01:00 Moldie Oldies Show H2 (DJ Nick Centanni – alumnus)
02:00 Flashback show by current DJ Ryan Flood “Flood Watch”
03:00 Quarantine Takeover – Matt Weitzel/Breakforth (alumnus)
04:00 Documentary – 10 Years of College Radio Day
05:00 International Local Music Exchange with WLOY
06:00 Documentary – The World College Radio Day Global Marathon
07:00 Retro Eddie’s Retro Rockin Road Show H1
08:00 Retro Eddie’s Retro Rockin Road Show H2
09:00 Quarantine Takeover – B. Newb (alumnus)
10:00 Hip-Hop Revisited with Saleem H1
11:00 Hip-Hop Revisited with Saleem H2



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WLOY gets mention in Radio World Magazine (again)

Thursday, October 1st, 2020 by The Professor

We love it when we get some press, especially in the likes of trade magazine Radio World. Professor Rob Quicke from William Paterson University wrote an article covering college radio station spring reactions and fall preparations for the COVID-19 pandemic in Radio World Magazine. WLOY gets a bit of coverage for both spring and fall and mention of our fantastic Quarantine Takeover show series. Yay us!



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Quarantine Takeover – Liminal Drifter

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 by The Professor

This week we find ourselves with the furthest ever Quarantine Takeover host with Liminal Drifter from Perth, Australia! join us Tuesday or Thursday night at 7pm Eastern and be prepared for some amazing ambient grooves from all over the world and some special rarities. Liminal Drifter is an ongoing travelogue between identities, physical places and states of consciousness. Many of these dreamy, evocative slices of ambient electronica evolved on hand-held mobile devices, away from the studio, while traveling or visiting new places. This sense of contemplative, exploratory rootlessness imbues his work with the wistfulness and open narrative we often associate with travel. (more…)



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