WLOY Loyola Radio
is a non-commercial college radio
station owned and operated by Loyola University Maryland
exclusively on wloy.org, based in Baltimore
. WLOY operates multiple synchronized transmission locations under Part 15
of the FCC regulations, as well as on the Internet
via multiple radio 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 designed and installed by LPB Communications, Inc., Ziger Snead, James Posey Associates and Acoustic Dimensions. Construction was completed 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
radio format, playing contemporary
, 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 radio format.
Specialty shows include a program hosted by Karyn Oliver, former... Read More