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Title: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: daytime drinking on January 23, 2014, 02:27:45 PM
i never took advantage of woxy until i knew it was to be no more.  i don't just want music but dj's talking about the weather and shit and then going off about something music related.  a friend's lady told me boston has a good station
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: luisterpaul on January 23, 2014, 03:08:45 PM
Did the "you ain't no woxy" thread from the woxy boards get saved anywhere? That thread had a largely exhaustive list of internet radio stations.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: lutz on January 23, 2014, 03:36:44 PM
Amazing Radio is, as the name suggests, amazing. It's the closest thing to WOXY I've found, and Mike Taylor even has an evening show on Thursdays. The only DJ that talks too much is Greg Porter in the afternoons (GMT), but he can be amusingly surreal sometimes. And the phone app lets you choose the time zone you're in and listen to a delayed stream for those across the pond. And it doesn't have adverts. And all of the proceeds from the Amazing Tunes website go straight to the artists.

So basically it's perfect.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: dirk on January 23, 2014, 06:57:38 PM
Part of it depends on what you think WOXY was.  If you want something close to what the classic over the air WOXY was, there is nothing closer the The Current. It is public radio out of Minneapolis and they have the old WOXY philosophy of playing anything that is good, regardless of popularity or genre. Plus that's where Barb works, so you get some of the classic WOXY feel when she is on. They aren't super underground with bands that no one has heard of and no one ever will (which is what I equate WOXY to at the end), but the are generally on the cutting edge hitting on bands before they go big (or medium sized in the case of a a lot of indie bands).
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 24, 2014, 08:08:30 AM
I agree with Dirk.  I'd listen if I could stream at work.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: edro on January 24, 2014, 09:46:49 AM
I call BBC6 home. For my ears at least, it is the closest thing. I start every morning with Lauren Laverne and then Radcliffe and Maconie.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: hubcity on April 22, 2014, 04:54:47 PM
Pssht. Nobody ever remembers the HD2...

(http://wbjb.org/altrok ... where I'm on 5 days a week, 2-7pm ET and we're in the midst of a pledge drive to, among other things, actually go 7x24. Things have changed since our Live365 days.)
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: twentyshots on June 04, 2014, 10:27:38 PM
Did the "you ain't no woxy" thread from the woxy boards get saved anywhere? That thread had a largely exhaustive list of internet radio stations.
i compiled that list and still have it somewhere, but honestly major chunks of it kind of suck. if you remember it was a catch-all of anyone and everyone's desperate 11th hour suggestions. i'll still look it up though....it's not without merit.

BUT, to answer the question, a smattering of these will get you far:
1) WKNC raleigh- has it all, deep cuts and the obscure that i frequently stop and write down, like woxy used to be.
2) radio k, minneapolis- hit or miss depending on DJ/college student
3) WFUV the alternate side, NY- heavy rotation on the "hits" but a solid sampling of buzzbands and some classics.

i'd also throw in the waiting room (cardiff, wider net that focuses on start-ups), slicing up eyeballs (THE definitive retro spot), and WFMU (just.....craziness).
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: lutz on June 05, 2014, 05:49:20 AM
Amazing Media is apparently looking to expand to the US now. You guys should really give Amazing Radio a try - in some ways I think it's actually better than WOXY. More ambitious, certainly.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Butter on June 05, 2014, 08:16:54 AM
Amazing Media is apparently looking to expand to the US now. You guys should really give Amazing Radio a try - in some ways I think it's actually better than WOXY. More ambitious, certainly.

I looked over their playlist... I have never heard of any of the last 30 songs, and almost none of the bands.  Personally, I need something a little less ambitious.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: virgil p colon on June 05, 2014, 09:36:43 AM
This station is no comparison to WOXY, but out here in Salt Lake we have a public funded station, 90.9 KRCL. Depending on the time of day, they play some pretty decent stuff. Here is a link http://playlist.krcl.org/
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: lutz on June 05, 2014, 11:12:29 AM
Amazing Media is apparently looking to expand to the US now. You guys should really give Amazing Radio a try - in some ways I think it's actually better than WOXY. More ambitious, certainly.

I looked over their playlist... I have never heard of any of the last 30 songs, and almost none of the bands.  Personally, I need something a little less ambitious.
Wow, you must be really out of touch if you haven't heard of the likes of Royal Blood, Glass Animals and Poliça. Their slogan is "You heard it here first", not "Top 40 Corporate Radio" ;)
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Dan on June 05, 2014, 11:22:53 AM
I haven't heard of them either, but that's not a deterrent for me. :)
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Butter on June 05, 2014, 01:39:05 PM
Wow, you must be really out of touch if you haven't heard of the likes of Royal Blood, Glass Animals and Poliça. Their slogan is "You heard it here first", not "Top 40 Corporate Radio" ;)
'

I've heard of Poliça of those three and that's it.  I think we've had this discussion before and at some time there is just a point for people at which it's not worth it to try to keep up anymore, especially now that there is literally so much new music.  I keep up a little with truly new music, but not a ton.  But I would probably be more apt to do it if the ratio were more like 50% songs/bands I already know, 50% ones that I don't... rather than a ratio of like 1/99.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: lutz on June 05, 2014, 02:15:58 PM
Isn't that kind of the point of a good radio station, though? To serve you the best in new music so that you don't have to wade through everything.

Also, once you've been listening for a couple of weeks you'll be surprised how quickly it becomes 50% bands you know and 50% unknowns. Gotta start somewhere!
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Butter on June 05, 2014, 02:17:46 PM
Also, once you've been listening for a couple of weeks you'll be surprised how quickly it becomes 50% bands you know and 50% unknowns. Gotta start somewhere!

Fair point.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Zafer Kaya on June 05, 2014, 07:33:01 PM
I've heard of Poliça of those three and that's it.  I think we've had this discussion before and at some time there is just a point for people at which it's not worth it to try to keep up anymore, especially now that there is literally so much new music.  I keep up a little with truly new music, but not a ton.  But I would probably be more apt to do it if the ratio were more like 50% songs/bands I already know, 50% ones that I don't... rather than a ratio of like 1/99.

It's nice that they archive the shows so you can just listen to one two hour show in bite size chunks over the course of a week.  I'll listen to like 15-20 minutes at time, mark down what I like, and then go off and explore or just go back to what I was listening to.  Which is actually how I used to listen to indie when I was 10 or 11 so it's come full circle.

It's not so much that I want to "keep up," but more that sometimes you still need someone to throw some music at you from left field.  Otherwise I'll just end up listening to shoegaze, twee, and power pop all the time.

Plus even if you only know like 1% of the songs, we all certainly know the DJ.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 10, 2014, 01:45:45 AM
Amazing Media is apparently looking to expand to the US now. You guys should really give Amazing Radio a try - in some ways I think it's actually better than WOXY. More ambitious, certainly.

I looked over their playlist... I have never heard of any of the last 30 songs, and almost none of the bands.  Personally, I need something a little less ambitious.
I'm averaging knowing 2 artists per page, which is more than I expected to know.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: lutz on June 10, 2014, 04:10:19 AM
I'm guessing that American radio stations (even cool ones) don't play an awful lot of non-US artists? If not that's a real shame, because there's a hell of a lot of excellent music coming from Europe, UK and Australia.

The cool thing about Amazing Radio is that they only play what's been uploaded to Amazing Tunes by the artists, and all the revenue from downloads goes directly to the artists. They fund themselves by licensing the music to shops and cafes, so unknown bands get even more exposure. There's a lot of specialty shows, like Mike Taylor's Amazing America on Thursdays, there's another Americana show, hip-hop and grime, the Saturday evening rock show, etc...

I know I'm evangelising, but I just love it. It's my new WOXY.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: twentyshots on July 05, 2014, 03:28:21 PM
Did the "you ain't no woxy" thread from the woxy boards get saved anywhere? That thread had a largely exhaustive list of internet radio stations.

found it in google drive. not sure how many links work.....

Quote from: twentyshots;1569827
based on the discussion in this thread (http://"http://www.woxy.com/boards/showthread.php?t=60660"), a consolidated list has been made below. it is basically any alternative that has been mentioned- good, bad, and ugly. it's up to you to find which one, or combination of a few, fits. feel free to add any others, notify of dead links, or forget the whole thing and cry into your pillow like i plan on doing.
it is stupid to even have to be doing this, but the future of woxy is uncertain, more so now than ever before; what it will be, if it even returns again, is a total mystery.

in the meantime, our DJs have ventured out and are offering some new interests, so you can still get your fix in that sense. check them out here:

*joe-  each note secure (http://"http://www.eachnotesecure.com/") (cincinnati based and growing daily)
*shiv- hotter than georgia asphalt (http://"http://hotterthangeorgiaasphalt.tumblr.com/") (blog: pop culture whore), music impacts (http://"http://musicimpacts.com/")
*mike- the big beat (http://"http://thisisthebigbeat.blogspot.com/") (blog: music news, rants, reviews, raves and an EXCELLENT weekly podcast)
*sledge- a one-hour show on www.party934.com (http://www.party934.com) (94.9 FM in hudson valley, ny)
*barb- split before the white knight arrived but still resides at the the current (http://"http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/the_current/")  (minneapolis- see below)

*woxy alums and our very own pals drunk country and the woman of the house are back on the air! find out how to hear them here TWRHQ.com (http://"http://crack.podbean.com/") (the waiting room, cardiff, wales)

*then there's my new favorite boarder jesse's blog, whose sensibilities lean more towards our own DJs and features more new music than practically all of the list below. check him out at twenty ten mixes (http://"http://twentytenmixes.com/blog/").

 so, as far as any feeble attempt to replacing woxy goes...... here they are....81 little orphanages....maybe one will let you sit long enough to serve you up a hot bowl of gruel, wipe the crap off your face, and likely send you on your way.

good luck.


IN ORDER OF MENTION, NOT QUALITY:
 


1. KEXP (http://"http://kexp.org/")  (seattle)
2. the current (http://"http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/the_current/")  (minneapolis)
3. BBC 6 (http://"http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/") (UK)
4. CHIRP radio (http://"http://www.chirpradio.org/")  (chicago)
5. XFM (http://"http://www.xfm.co.uk/")  (london/manchester)
6. triple j (http://"http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/")  (australia)
7. soma fm (http://"http://somafm.com/listen/") (san francisco)
8. WFMU (http://"http://wfmu.org/") (NJ/NY)
9. WXPN (http://"http://xpn.org/yrock-on-xpn/home/") (philadelphia)
10. WBER (http://"http://wber.monroe.edu/site/html/index.php") (penfeld, NY)
11. KCRW (http://"http://www.kcrw.com/") (santa monica)
12. WFNX (http://"http://wfnx.com/") (boston)
13. WUTC (http://"http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wutc/ppr/index.shtml") (chattanooga)
14. altrok radio (http://"http://wbjb.org/altrok/") or sean's altrok cloudcast with DJ (http://"http://www.mixcloud.com/altrokradio/").... picka stream (http://"http://altrokradio.blogspot.com/2011/08/altrok-905-hd2-gets-brand-new-set-of.html") (jersey shore)
15. radio k (http://"http://radiok.cce.umn.edu/") (minneapolis)
16. WRUW (http://"http://www.wruw.org/") (cleveland)
17. WCSB (http://"http://www.wcsb.org/") (cleveland)
18. radio 1190 (http://"http://www.radio1190.org/") (boulder)
19. www.indie-verse.com (http://www.indie-verse.com) (dallas/ft. worth)
20. breakthruradio.com (http://"http://www.breakthruradio.com/") (NYC)
21. deeperintomusic.net (http://"http://deeperintomusic.net/") (carrboro, north carolina)
22. zeilsteen.com (http://"http://www.zeilsteen.com/") (?)
23. radiotime.com (http://"http://radiotime.com/") (dallas)
24. WTMD (http://"http://www.wtmd.org/") (towson, MD)
25. AOL indie (http://"http://music.aol.com/radioguide/indie-radio")
26. http://progrock.com (http://progrock.com)
27. http://www.filtermusic.net/ (http://"http://www.filtermusic.net/")
28. NME radio (http://"http://www.nme.com/radio") (london, UK)
29. http://www.1club.fm/rock/indie-alley.html (http://www.1club.fm/rock/indie-alley.html)
30. radio xy (http://"http://www.radioxy.com/") (vancouver/bay area/?)
31. sonictap college rock channel 831 (if you have directv)
32. KALX (http://"http://kalx.berkeley.edu/") (berkeley)
33. WNUR (http://"http://www.wnur.org/") (chicago)
34. last.fm (http://"http://www.last.fm/") (london, UK)
35. 105.3 the spy (http://"http://www.thespyfm.com/") (oklahoma city)
36. luisterpaal (http://"http://3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/") (the netherlands, new releases)
37. http://www.3wk.com/ (http://www.3wk.com/) (st. louis)
38. http://radio3.cbc.ca/ (http://radio3.cbc.ca/) (toronto)
39. http://www.cjsw.com/ (http://www.cjsw.com/) (calgary)
40. www.uvumi.com (http://"http://www.uvumi.com/") (austin)
41. www.radioio.com (http://"http://www.radioio.com/")
42.  100 hitz indie (http://"http://radiotime.com/station/s_111384/100hitz_-_Indie_Rock.aspx")(access live stream from shoutcast or itunes)
43. KVRX (http://"http://www.kvrx.org/") (austin)
44. http://old.thesixtyone.com/#/benway/favorites/ (http://"http://old.thesixtyone.com/#/benway/favorites/")
45. Musical Justice - The Worldwide Alternative in Rock (http://"http://www.musicaljustice.com")
46. future perfect radio (http://"http://player.slipstreamradio.com/player/slipstream/futureperfectradio/929/")
47. http://www.houndstoothradio.com/ (http://www.houndstoothradio.com/) (los angeles)
48.  http://ohiorocks.com/ (http://"http://ohiorocks.com/") (westerville, ohio)
49. wlhs radio (http://"http://www.wlhsradio.com/Welcome.html") (cincinnati)
50. http://www.xlr8r.com/podcast (http://www.xlr8r.com/podcast) (xtrabeat-ish)
51. http://www.fabriclondon.com/podcast (http://www.fabriclondon.com/podcast) (also xtrabeat-ish)
52. backyard party radio network (http://"http://www.backyardpartyradio.net/")
53. http://www.edgeradio1067.com/ (http://"http://www.edgeradio1067.com/") (north east ohio)
54. wpgu (http://"http://the217.com/wpgu/") (champaign/urbana)
55. Rdio (http://"http://www.rdio.com") (subscription service, lala-esque)
56. new normal music (http://"http://www.newnormalmusic.com/") (socal)
57. WFUV alternate side (http://"http://thealternateside.org/") (fordham univ, NY)
58. motorfm.de (http://"http://motorfm.de") (berlin)
59. triple r (http://"http://www.rrr.org.au/") (melbourne)
60. http://shuffler.fm/ (http://shuffler.fm/) blog shuffling by genre
61. bap-tizum.com (http://"http://bap-tizum.com/op/45") interesting gospel archive
62. daytrotter.com/ (http://"http://www.daytrotter.com/") exclusive, re-worked, alternate versions of old songs and unreleased tracks.
63. WRFL (http://"http://wrfl.fm/") (lexington)
64. WITR 89.7 (http://"http://witr.rit.edu/") (rochester, ny)
65. pop candy podcast (http://"http://content.usatoday.com/communities/popcandy/post/2010/10/new-podcast-1/1") woxy fan and friend whitney from usa today
66. dandelion radio (http://"http://www.dandelionradio.com/") (london)
67. radio paradise (http://"http://www.radioparadise.com/index.php") (paradise, ca)
68. pacific fm (http://"http://www.pacific.fm/index.php") (san fran, ca)
69. gotradio (http://"http://www.gotradio.com/default2.aspx") (48 channels, catch-all internet radio)
70. wknc (http://"http://wknc.org/") (raleigh)
71. KRCL 90.9 (http://"http://streamctl.krcl.org/krcl-high.m3u") (salt lake city)
72. radiofargo.com (http://"http://www.radiofargo.com") (89.1 Ken's FM, fargo)
73. radio2xs (http://"http://www.radio2xs.com/pages/home.html") (UK)
74. FM4 (http://"http://fm4.orf.at/") (austria)
75. KROQ-HD2 (http://"http://tunein.com/radio/KROQ2-1067-s52559/") (pasadena, 80's alt (http://"http://www.roqofthe80s.com/"))
76. gimme indie (http://"http://gimmeindie.se/#") (sweden)
77. spinner (http://"http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/spinner#/1") (AOL music, new releases)
78. this is fake DIY (http://"http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/radio") (UK)
79. i hung around in your soundtrack (http://"http://ihungaroundinyoursoundtrack.blogspot.com/") (blog, walla walla, WA)
80. traxx radio (http://"http://www.traxxradio.net/") (brisbane/bardon, AU)
81. your fucking ipod (http://"http://open-seas.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/ipod.jpg")


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Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: twentyshots on July 05, 2014, 03:30:04 PM
well....it seems none of them work.....but there's the list anyway.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Zafer Kaya on July 05, 2014, 10:58:42 PM
Well Mike's on Amazing Radio now obviously... so there's that.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: twentyshots on July 06, 2014, 12:19:09 AM
barb is still at the current and the waiting room is still up and running, but yeah, much of that is no longer applicable.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Chespo on July 06, 2014, 09:06:07 PM
Here's the inception of that list, with working links (well, for the sites that still exist, at any rate): http://www.benway.com/woxy/woxyalts.html
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: lutz on July 29, 2014, 03:28:18 PM
Amazing Radio NYC (http://amazingradionyc.com/)

Edit: First tune I hear on pressing play is a cracker: Adios Ghost - Nameless (http://amazingtunes.com/adiosghost/tunes/214929)
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: mik on January 28, 2015, 09:47:51 AM
Since she is mentioned in this thread I guess it's as good of a place as any to say how sad it is to hear the Current has dismissed Barb Abney. I didn't get the opportunity to listen to her show often but whenever I was over in Minnesota traveling for work it was great to be able to turn the radio on and hear her voice. It was a living link to my fond WOXY memories.
I hope Barb finds a good gig soon.
 :(
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 28, 2015, 10:02:45 AM
Similar thoughts from me.  I enjoyed her show when I was able to listen, but that was not often.  Sadly there aren't many places for her to land, unless KEXP is hiring and she's up for the move.  She was definitely one of the best at what she does, which is a dying art.

While we're on the subject (and not to detract from the Barb love) I bought a new car back in October with XM radio.  Man, I am so NOT impressed... for paid radio it is super repetitive and there are relatively few channels that really interest me, music wise.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: jcarwash31 on January 28, 2015, 10:49:42 AM
There is a new station in the Twin Cities that will supposedly be somewhat similar to the Current. It might be a boon to the new format if they can bring in Barb and let her do her thing.

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/287564321.html

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No on-air personalities or commercials will be heard on the station during January. However, come February there will be DJs and a new schedule, said Joe Pohlad, executive vice president of Northern Lights Broadcasting.

K-TWIN “did not have enough of an identity musically,” admitted Pohlad, grandson of late Twins owner Carl Pohlad. “Go 96.3 is going to be different.”

Those words may ring bogus to frequent dial spinners since, say, Walk the Moon and Hozier are already played on three or four Twin Cities FM stations. But Pohlad stressed that the catalog will run deep at the station, with 10,000-plus songs already lined up. He also promised to put more Minnesota music in steady rotation and occasional hip-hop songs.

“Really, it will be more up to the on-air personalities to choose what they play,” he said, naming another way Go 96.3 will differ from most of its competitors.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: twentyshots on January 29, 2015, 08:25:15 AM
not sure what the facebook reaction was but twitter was fairly damning towards MPR for that crap. not sure that matters to them but she clearly was the best thing about that station. the part that bugs me is it sounds like she had no idea it was coming. maybe she did, i don't know, it's just that any station should be glad to have someone with her loyalty, passion and professionalism towards their job. the current kind of struck me as boring old white people in that WNKU kind of way....except for her.
her lineage really came through the radio.
hopefully this doesn't put out that fire.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 29, 2015, 08:39:33 AM
I also get the idea that she was caught unawares.  I mean, she posted a picture from work earlier that day of donuts that were brought in by Doomtree.  Doesn't seem like something that a person would do on the day they know they're getting the ax.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 29, 2015, 09:03:53 AM
I hate that it's happening to her. I hope she finds something quickly, a talent like hers shouldn't go unseen/unheard.

I am kind of gleeful that The Current is getting such negative press over this. But maybe that's just because I'm pissed that they let my friend go.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Zafer Kaya on January 29, 2015, 10:43:27 AM
I also get the idea that she was caught unawares.  I mean, she posted a picture from work earlier that day of donuts that were brought in by Doomtree.  Doesn't seem like something that a person would do on the day they know they're getting the ax.

I can kind of understand that from MPR's side, though. 

You probably don't want to let someone go and then be like "Oh, but can you still do your shift?"  That seems kind of wrong, plus it's probably not a great idea to hand someone a live mic in that situation.

OTOH, you don't want to have someone show up for work and be like "Go home, you're fired" because then they'd be like "Well, why'd I have to come to work then?"

So it seems like the only way you can do it is right after they finish their shift. 

Of course, the easiest and best way to avoid the whole thing is just by not doing something stupid and letting go of Babs in the first place.

I get the feeling they were looking for a younger crowd.  Which is almost certainly not going to work.  But on air radio seems like it is dead anyway.  :(

I would think Babs would be a great candidate for an internet gig, having worked in two markets both of which drew internet listeners.  Her show was the only time I listened to The Current, which had become increasingly bad over the last few years.
 
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 29, 2015, 10:53:37 AM
Oh, I get all that.  Just agreeing with the previous comment that it was probably a blindsiding.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: jcarwash31 on January 30, 2015, 01:28:16 PM
not sure what the facebook reaction was but twitter was fairly damning towards MPR for that crap.
I don't do the twitter, but I imagine what you saw on twitter was the same over at the facebook. It's amusing, any time The Current posts something all the comments are about Barb.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: jcarwash31 on February 12, 2015, 03:52:26 PM
There is a new station in the Twin Cities that will supposedly be somewhat similar to the Current. It might be a boon to the new format if they can bring in Barb and let her do her thing.

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/287564321.html

Quote
No on-air personalities or commercials will be heard on the station during January. However, come February there will be DJs and a new schedule, said Joe Pohlad, executive vice president of Northern Lights Broadcasting.

K-TWIN “did not have enough of an identity musically,” admitted Pohlad, grandson of late Twins owner Carl Pohlad. “Go 96.3 is going to be different.”

Those words may ring bogus to frequent dial spinners since, say, Walk the Moon and Hozier are already played on three or four Twin Cities FM stations. But Pohlad stressed that the catalog will run deep at the station, with 10,000-plus songs already lined up. He also promised to put more Minnesota music in steady rotation and occasional hip-hop songs.

“Really, it will be more up to the on-air personalities to choose what they play,” he said, naming another way Go 96.3 will differ from most of its competitors.

Yay! They hired Barb!
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: lutz on February 24, 2015, 04:33:30 PM
Sitting here listening to Amazing Radio and writing new bands that catch my ear on a post-it pretty much every other song, like in the good old days. I highly reccomend it ;)
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 25, 2015, 04:55:16 PM
Sitting here listening to Amazing Radio and writing new bands that catch my ear on a post-it pretty much every other song, like in the good old days. I highly reccomend it ;)

I have an account on amazingtunes. Every time I hear a song that I like, I go over and add it to my playlists so I can keep track of them all. I get the same feeling :)
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: lutz on February 25, 2015, 05:32:33 PM
Sitting here listening to Amazing Radio and writing new bands that catch my ear on a post-it pretty much every other song, like in the good old days. I highly reccomend it ;)

I have an account on amazingtunes. Every time I hear a song that I like, I go over and add it to my playlists so I can keep track of them all. I get the same feeling :)
YAY! :D
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 26, 2015, 11:48:06 AM
Sitting here listening to Amazing Radio and writing new bands that catch my ear on a post-it pretty much every other song, like in the good old days. I highly reccomend it ;)

I have an account on amazingtunes. Every time I hear a song that I like, I go over and add it to my playlists so I can keep track of them all. I get the same feeling :)
YAY! :D

I have two playlists and torment a friend at work on a regular basis (I'm cuddlyevil there too, find me!).
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: mik on September 02, 2015, 10:27:51 AM
I've been listening to WNKU pretty much exclusively lately. I've been a member of the station for a couple of years now but until recently I still went to Sirius while I was in the car - not any more! The format change is solid in my opinion. Plus Sledge will be joining the on-air staff beginning today starting at 1pm. Not sure if this is a full time gig with a regular shift but I hope it is. 
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Dan on September 02, 2015, 10:30:59 AM
He's on today? Wow. Cool and weird on the timing.

I'm listening to it right now since I have a rare opportunity to listen to tunes while I work. It's good.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Drjohnrock on September 02, 2015, 12:40:24 PM
I enjoy Trash Flow Radio on WAIF 88.3 FM.  It's on Saturdays from 3 PM To 5 PM.  More rock oriented than a lot of pop "alternative" programs, which is probably why I like it.

As for the WNKU format change, I have only listened to the station a few minutes here and there for over a year--I didn't even realize there was a format change.  But from what I've been reading about it, the change doesn't sound positive at all to me.  Computer-generated music, a heavy rotation "hits" format...Sounds like the things a lot of listeners tuned in WNKU to get away from. 
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: MissKitty on September 02, 2015, 01:04:48 PM

But from what I've been reading about it, the change doesn't sound positive at all to me.  Computer-generated music, a heavy rotation "hits" format...

I heard the same.

I'm not knocking the change, because it's better than the other pop-alternative radio stations in town (The Project, I'm looking at you), but there's precious little freedom for the WNKU DJs...but then some of them need all the help they can get because they are clueless about the "new" music. Tame Llamas! Tame Llamas!
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: dirk on September 02, 2015, 01:44:14 PM
I think the change is a step in the right direction, although they still need more (and supposedly there are still changes coming behind the scenes). The old WNKU was almost strictly an Americana/folk station, which got boring to me pretty quickly. The new stations has a much better variety to it whole still playing older good stuff (hey look, a local station that will play the Replacements!). I am still listening to The Current all day at work, but WNKU got me to change my car from WVXU to a music station, which says a lot.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: euro60 on September 02, 2015, 10:45:25 PM
WNKU has made a format change? When did this happen? what is the new format? I rarely listen(ed) to WNKU.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: TayFo on September 02, 2015, 11:06:41 PM
WNKU has made a format change? When did this happen? what is the new format? I rarely listen(ed) to WNKU.
Just before Sledge started working there.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: mik on September 03, 2015, 09:11:28 AM
The format changes aren't perfect but they have put some good music into the mix - recently I've heard Husker Du, Sun Kil Moon, Luna and the Replacements. I did enjoy some of the Americana that was played under the old format but it did get old after a bit. Yes, they do have some music in heavy rotation that I could do without but you can't have everything I guess.....
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 04, 2015, 12:36:44 AM
At least you have a radio station with this type of format. I'm still languishing in radio wasteland here. I've turned into my mother and listen to the classical music station in the car.

Our "alternative" station is actually a "classic" alternative station (my designation) based on their recently played songs:
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Speed Of Sound - Coldplay
Basket Case - Green Day
Renegades Of Funk (Album Version) - Rage Against the Machine

Yes, this is the "New Rock Alternative" station. And yes, it is Clear Channel.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Nate on September 13, 2015, 05:53:31 PM
90s alternative is the new "classic" rock.  We are all old.

However, does anyone have the latest programming change in their home town?  What i'm referring to is "throwback" hip-hop.  80s and 90s.  it's pretty awesome.  we had two of these stations pop up in the last three months.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: mik on October 07, 2015, 09:31:02 AM
WNKU is making some changes to their programming schedule. The goal is for there to be more "locally produced programming". Undercurrents is getting cut, World Café is moving to the early morning and most importantly - Sledge will have regular shifts on Sat/Sun!! Here's what the line up will look like:
Monday - Friday
12 am – 4 am: WNKU Music
4 am – 6 am: World Café
6 am – 10 am: Morning Mix with Elaine Diehl
10 am – 1 pm: Liz Felix
1 pm – 3 pm: John Patrick
3 pm – 7 pm: Gary Keegan
7 pm – 12 am: Pam Temple
   
Saturday
12 am-6 am: WNKU Music
6 am – 7 am: Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child
7 am – 2 pm: WNKU Music
2 pm – 7 pm: Sledge
7 pm – 10 pm: You're on the Air with Mr. Rhythm Man 
10 pm – 12 am: Blues with Ken Hanes

Sunday
12 am - 1 am: The Grateful Dead Hour
1 am – 6 am: WNKU Music
6 am – 8 am: Acoustic Café
8 am – 11 am: The Front Porch with Pam Temple
11 am – 12 pm: WNKU Music
12 pm – 5 pm: Sledge
5 pm – 8 pm: The Real Mary Peale Show
8 pm – 11 pm: Music from the Hills of Home with Katie Laur & Oakley Scot
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: euro60 on October 07, 2015, 02:55:16 PM
V.nice! Does Sledge have an 'official' name for his show?
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: euro60 on February 03, 2016, 10:13:01 AM
Some of you may be familiar with Trash Flow Radio, the 2 hour program on Cincinnati's community radio station WAIF every Saturday afternoon 3 to 5 pm, with host Ken Katkin.

Ken's shows are all over the place, sometimes mystifying, never boring. For example, this past Saturday, at the occasion of Yo La Tengo's show in Columbus that evening, Ken did the entire 2 hour show on YLT, and not just that, but only YLT covers of other artists! For good measure one of the YLT guys called in for a 20 min. on air interview. Check out the playlist from that, and other past Trash Flow Radio shows on its facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/trashflow/

Anyway, Ken broached the idea with me on doing a 2 hour show on doing nothing but rock music from Belgium. I said sure, why not. I've got tons of Belgian artists in my CDs and 45s collection. Soooooo.... that is happening THIS SATURDAY 3 to 5 pm. We'll be spinning Belgian rock tunes from the 60s to today, with emphasis on the late 70s/early 80s, with Ken doing the play-by-play and me giving the color commentary, so to speak. I've never done this but I hope to have some fun with it.

If you are in Cincinnati: tune in to 88.3 FM
If you are outside of Cincinnati, it'll stream at www.waif883.org

Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Drjohnrock on February 04, 2016, 09:31:14 PM
I think you will find that it's an intense experience being behind the microphone, but an enjoyable one too.  Have fun!  I encourage all of you residents of Randomville to tune in.  Ken is a great radio host who is extremely passionate and enthusiastic about the music.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 04, 2016, 09:45:17 PM
I recorded some member testimonials at WNKU yesterday while I was there for the Diane Coffee in studio.  Hopefully you'll be hearing my voice on air soon.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: euro60 on February 04, 2016, 10:37:48 PM
I think you will find that it's an intense experience being behind the microphone
DrJohn, I must admit, I'm a bit daunted/terrified. I hope I'll hold up okay. I was in the studio at last Saturday's show (when Ken did the Yo La Tengo show), and he asked me if I wanted to read a couple of on-air community service announcements, and I was like... urrr... no thanks. But as you know, Ken is super-friendly and experienced (he's been doing this for 25 years, if not longer), so I'm sure he'll guide this into safe waters.... <fingers crossed> Anyway, the music will be super, that much I can guarantee!
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Drjohnrock on February 04, 2016, 11:03:27 PM
You'll be fine.  One thing that always helped me was remembering not to talk too fast, but that's something I have trouble with anyway. 
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Drjohnrock on February 04, 2016, 11:10:52 PM
I was there for the Diane Coffee in studio. 



That counts as a concert!

All these Randonville people having their voices on the radio--maybe we should start our own station...
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Drjohnrock on February 06, 2016, 08:11:12 PM
The Honorary Consul of Belgium did quite well earlier today on WAIF.  And I learned that Plastic Bertrand is from Belgium. 
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: euro60 on February 06, 2016, 11:32:49 PM
The Honorary Consul of Belgium did quite well earlier today on WAIF.  And I learned that Plastic Bertrand is from Belgium.
Thanks for listening! Ken put me at ease, that was a huge help. I had a lot more music ready to play but the 2 hours just flew by. Ken let me play whatever I wanted, which was a bit of a surprise, but again, he's a super guy as you already know, DrJohn. And yes, Plastic Bertrand is from Belgium, not from France!

Ken told me that at the beginning of the show, 499 people (to be exact) were streamlining it on the internet then (no idea how many were listening over the air). Got a number of my friends in the US and Europe emailing me afterwards.

In all, I quite enjoyed the experience. It just all went by in a flash...
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Nate on April 29, 2016, 10:45:21 PM
I was there for the Diane Coffee in studio. 



That counts as a concert!

All these Randonville people having their voices on the radio--maybe we should start our own station...

Back in the day, I remember having a conversation or two about an Internet radio station with Mac.  I had the software and mic setup.  Still do, actually...
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: frizgolf on May 22, 2016, 01:14:30 PM
Listen to BAGeL radio. They're on SOMA FM.
The dude who curates it used to publish the Bay Area Gig email List and was Frisco-area famous for his excellent playlists/mix tapes.
Good stuff. Kinda gives my old woxy jones a juice.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: The Ugly Thief on July 13, 2016, 05:30:25 PM
The Independent FM

I just started listening to them in the past couple months and they are the closest I have ever come to hearing something comparable to WOXY.

Outstanding brand new releases as well as material from the past 5-10yrs ; and then some older classics sprinkled in every once in a while.

http://theindependent.fm/

I think their playlists are on there somewhere.

Mo Herms knows her stuff. Very cool.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: c-lando on July 14, 2016, 08:38:08 AM
The Independent FM

I just started listening to them in the past couple months and they are the closest I have ever come to hearing something comparable to WOXY.

Outstanding brand new releases as well as material from the past 5-10yrs ; and then some older classics sprinkled in every once in a while.

http://theindependent.fm/

I think their playlists are on there somewhere.

Mo Herms knows her stuff. Very cool.
Thanks for the recommendation! Wish it wasn't blocked here so that I could give it an immediate spin.
Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: The Ugly Thief on July 14, 2016, 08:50:56 AM

Thanks for the recommendation! Wish it wasn't blocked here so that I could give it an immediate spin.

It's blocked at my office as well. Download the TuneIn Radio app and listen to it on your phone. That's how I listen to them.

Title: Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
Post by: Butter on July 27, 2016, 01:08:07 PM
Tried out the Independent for the last week or so, and I have to say I am rather enjoying it.  It's not perfect... nothing is.  But it's pretty close.