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Butter

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Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
« Reply #15 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.
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Zafer Kaya

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Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
« Reply #16 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.
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Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
« Reply #17 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.
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Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
« Reply #18 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.
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Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
« Reply #19 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.....

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based on the discussion in this thread, 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:

*joeeach note secure (cincinnati based and growing daily)
*shiv- hotter than georgia asphalt (blog: pop culture whore), music impacts
*mike- the big beat (blog: music news, rants, reviews, raves and an EXCELLENT weekly podcast)
*sledge- a one-hour show on www.party934.com (94.9 FM in hudson valley, ny)
*barb- split before the white knight arrived but still resides at the 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 (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.

 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  (seattle)
2. the current  (minneapolis)
3. BBC 6 (UK)
4. CHIRP radio  (chicago)
5. XFM  (london/manchester)
6. triple j  (australia)
7. soma fm (san francisco)
8. WFMU (NJ/NY)
9. WXPN (philadelphia)
10. WBER (penfeld, NY)
11. KCRW (santa monica)
12. WFNX (boston)
13. WUTC (chattanooga)
14. altrok radio or sean's altrok cloudcast with DJ.... picka stream (jersey shore)
15. radio k (minneapolis)
16. WRUW (cleveland)
17. WCSB (cleveland)
18. radio 1190 (boulder)
19. www.indie-verse.com (dallas/ft. worth)
20. breakthruradio.com (NYC)
21. deeperintomusic.net (carrboro, north carolina)
22. zeilsteen.com (?)
23. radiotime.com (dallas)
24. WTMD (towson, MD)
25. AOL indie
26. http://progrock.com
27. http://www.filtermusic.net/
28. NME radio (london, UK)
29. http://www.1club.fm/rock/indie-alley.html
30. radio xy (vancouver/bay area/?)
31. sonictap college rock channel 831 (if you have directv)
32. KALX (berkeley)
33. WNUR (chicago)
34. last.fm (london, UK)
35. 105.3 the spy (oklahoma city)
36. luisterpaal (the netherlands, new releases)
37. http://www.3wk.com/ (st. louis)
38. http://radio3.cbc.ca/ (toronto)
39. http://www.cjsw.com/ (calgary)
40. www.uvumi.com (austin)
41. www.radioio.com
42. 100 hitz indie(access live stream from shoutcast or itunes)
43. KVRX (austin)
44. http://old.thesixtyone.com/#/benway/favorites/
45. Musical Justice - The Worldwide Alternative in Rock
46. future perfect radio
47. http://www.houndstoothradio.com/ (los angeles)
48.  http://ohiorocks.com/ (westerville, ohio)
49. wlhs radio (cincinnati)
50. http://www.xlr8r.com/podcast (xtrabeat-ish)
51. http://www.fabriclondon.com/podcast (also xtrabeat-ish)
52. backyard party radio network
53. http://www.edgeradio1067.com/ (north east ohio)
54. wpgu (champaign/urbana)
55. Rdio (subscription service, lala-esque)
56. new normal music (socal)
57. WFUV alternate side (fordham univ, NY)
58. motorfm.de (berlin)
59. triple r (melbourne)
60. http://shuffler.fm/ blog shuffling by genre
61. bap-tizum.com interesting gospel archive
62. daytrotter.com/ exclusive, re-worked, alternate versions of old songs and unreleased tracks.
63. WRFL (lexington)
64. WITR 89.7 (rochester, ny)
65. pop candy podcast woxy fan and friend whitney from usa today
66. dandelion radio (london)
67. radio paradise (paradise, ca)
68. pacific fm (san fran, ca)
69. gotradio (48 channels, catch-all internet radio)
70. wknc (raleigh)
71. KRCL 90.9 (salt lake city)
72. radiofargo.com (89.1 Ken's FM, fargo)
73. radio2xs (UK)
74. FM4 (austria)
75. KROQ-HD2 (pasadena, 80's alt)
76. gimme indie (sweden)
77. spinner (AOL music, new releases)
78. this is fake DIY (UK)
79. i hung around in your soundtrack (blog, walla walla, WA)
80. traxx radio (brisbane/bardon, AU)
81. your fucking ipod



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Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2014, 03:30:04 PM »

well....it seems none of them work.....but there's the list anyway.
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Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2014, 10:58:42 PM »

Well Mike's on Amazing Radio now obviously... so there's that.

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Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
« Reply #22 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.
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Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
« Reply #23 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
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Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2014, 03:28:18 PM »

Amazing Radio NYC

Edit: First tune I hear on pressing play is a cracker: Adios Ghost - Nameless
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Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
« Reply #25 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.
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Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
« Reply #26 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.
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Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
« Reply #27 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.
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Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
« Reply #28 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.
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Re: so, what radio station should i listen to?
« Reply #29 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.
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