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WLOY Loyola Radio is a non-commercial radio station owned and operated by Loyola University Maryland, broadcasting at 1620 kHz on the AM band in Baltimore and Timonium, Maryland. WLOY operates multiple synchronized transmission locations under Part 15 of the FCC regulations, as well as on the Internet via multiple formats.



A group of students and Fr. Michael Braden (founder of the campus TV operations) persuaded Fr. Harold Ridley, then President of the College, to start a new, state-of-the-art facility for students that would also embrace the Communications Department coursework as a laboratory. A new facility was constructed in autumn of 2002. John Devecka was hired as the Operations Manager, and the initial student staff was trained to begin broadcasting. William Coveney '03 was the first student General Manager, Kathryn Lowry '05 the first Music Director. WLOY went live March 19, 2003 and has broadcast continuously since.


WLOY follows a general rock music format, playing contemporary, alternative, and classic rock. Music selection trends from lighter in the morning towards heavier in the evening and overnight. On-air staff, comprised almost exclusively of students, are given latitude to select songs within this format.

Specialty shows include a program hosted by Karyn Oliver, former President of the Baltimore Songwriters Association, which focuses on local music and often features live performances by artists[1], and a financial advice show hosted by Dena Frenkel, CPRC, featuring discussions with guests on matters of financial planning[2]. A former specialty show, Shut Up, I'm on the Radio, was awarded "Best Local Music Radio Show" in 2006 by the Baltimore City Paper[3]. The station also frequently broadcasts live coverage of Loyola Greyhounds NCAA Division I sporting events.


WLOY is a founding member of the Baltimore Community Radio Coalition, and carries programming produced by underrepresented communities within Baltimore City. As a member WLOY has contributed equipment, installation and training to the program in Dallas F. Nicholas Sr. Elementary School, among others. Material produced by Learning, Inc. and students at Dallas Nicholas airs Saturdays at noon and Sundays at 2pm as part of the community radio hour.

WLOY is a member of the Collegiate Broadcasters, Inc. and the Broadcast Education Association. Its Operations Manager is a member of the Audio Engineering Society and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

External links

  • BEA organization newsletter mention [1]


  1. ^ "Baltimore City Paper | Karyn Oliver". Retrieved on 2009-03-31.
  2. ^ "Dena Frenkel Ameriprise Financial Advisor in Columbia, MD". Retrieved on 2009-03-31.
  3. ^ "Baltimore City Paper - Best of Baltimore: Best Local-Music Radio Show". Retrieved on 2009-03-31.


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