craigfroehle.com :: 97X

Thank you, 97X and WOXY.com, for 23 wonderful years!

Doug Balogh's 97X Press Archive!
Doug offered me a bunch of articles about WOXY, so I scanned them and posted them over on a dedicated page.

Looking for the final hours of WOXY.com (September 2006 edition)? Grab 'em over on the Broadcasts page.

Last Updated: October 23, 2014

There will soon be even more 97X stuff here. If you have something to contribute, email it to me at craig DOT froehle AT gmail DOT com.
Thanks to everyone who has sent items in so far!


(click for a high-res version of the 97X studio)


(click for a high-res version of the 97X logo)

COMMUNITY
Of course, there are the 97X Message Boards (dead)

WANT COPIES OF 97X BROADCASTS?
• I have the entire last week of over-the-air programming as well as lots of previous broadcasts (7 GB worth!). Click here for instructions on how to get these if you want 'em.
• The first hour (the sign-on!) of 97X's new stream is now available as a 56MB MP3 file.

PLAYLISTS
• The last 3 hours of 97X's terrestrial (97.7FM) music programming -- as a tab-delimited text file

• 97X2K -- The definitive list of great alternative rock through 2000. As the folks at 97X put it, "Our end of the millennium selection of 2000 songs that represent not only the history of Modern Rock but our heritage as The Future of Rock and Roll."
     -- as an Excel spreadsheet
     -- as a tab-delimited text file
• 97X A-to-X The Soundtrack of our Lives (note that the list as published by the station was missing the last song)
     -- as a webpage
     -- as an Excel spreadsheet
     -- as a tab-delimited text file
     -- as a set of MOG playlists: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 (requires MOG.com subscription)
     -- as Spotify playlists: Part 1 and Part 2

• 97X Best of -- annual best albums/songs lists
  ** ALL YEARS! Excel spreadsheet
     -- 1986 (albums): Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file or GIF image (Front and Back)
     -- 1987 (albums): PDF scan
     -- 1988 (albums): PDF scan
     -- 1989 (albums): Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file or GIF image
     -- 1990 (albums): PDF scan
     -- 1991 (albums): Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 1992 (albums): Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 1993 (albums): Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 1994 (albums): Front and Back
     -- 1995 (albums): JPG image (Front and Back) or Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 1996 (songs): Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 1997 (songs): JPG image (Front and Back) or Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 1998 (songs): Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 1999 (albums): Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 2000 (albums): Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 2001 (albums): Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 2002 (albums): Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 2003 (albums): Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 2004 (albums): Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 2005 (albums): Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 2006 (albums): Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 2007 (albums): Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 2008 (albums): Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 2009 (albums): Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file

• 97X Modern Rock 500 -- Annual 500 Best Alt-Rock Songs (played over Memorial Day weekend each year)
     -- 1989: Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 1990 PDF scan New! (Thanks, Osiris!)
     -- 1991: Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 1992: PDF scan
     -- 1993: PDF scan
     -- 1994: Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 1995: Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 1996: Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file or the original Word file
     -- 1997: PDF scan
     -- 1998: Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 1999: Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file or PDF scan
     -- 2000: Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 2001: Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 2002: Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 2003: Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 2004: There was no Modern Rock 500 in 2004 :-(
     -- 2005: Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file or PDF scan
     -- 2006: Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 2007 Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 2008: Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- 2009: Excel spreadsheet or tab-delimited text file
     -- Special: Multiple Years (89, 91, 94, 96, 00, 01, 02, 03) plus composite rankings: Excel spreadsheet (zipped)

PHOTOS

97X 10th anniversary show -- Photo submitted by Dave Tellman (at 97X 1989-1997)


Farewell tribute -- A small shrine my buddy Mitch assembled

The following were sent in by Anna, a past DJ:

Front Lobby record plaques


Art and some tchotchkes in the front lobby


'I need ass' sign from inside the studio


Above the studio door


Dave Matthews' contribution to the 97X signature wall


Various things (?)


Some 2003 staffers (clockwise from rear left: Phil Kollin, Matt Sledge, Adam (sales/DJ), Anna, and Jennifer (front-desk, asst. promotions)


DJs Joe Long (left) and DJ Matt Shiverdecker (Shiv) with GM Bryan Jay Miller in the WOXY.com studio (July, 2009) - Courtesy: Enquirer


The staff on March 23, 2010, the day WOXY.com died (again) most recently

ARTICLES
"Old-Fashioned Station Plays the Future" -- Cincinnati Enquirer, April 27, 2003 (PDF)
"97X Took Flight from Humble Start" -- Cincinnati Enquirer, April 30, 2004 (PDF)
"97X Farewell" -- Cincinnati Enquirer, May 10, 2004 (PDF)
"More 97X Memories" -- Cincinnati Enquirer, May 10, 2004 (PDF)
"97x Web Station Returns, Thanks to Pair of Investors" -- Cincinnati Enquirer, June 17, 2004 (PDF)
"Web 97X Returns Monday" -- Cincinnati Enquirer, July 10, 2004 (PDF)
"Local Web radio site WOXY.com goes off air" -- Austin 360, March 23, 2010 (PDF)
"Bad luck, funding issues shutter Indie station WOXY.com" -- ArsTechnica.com, March 23, 2010 (PDF)
"WOXY.com shutting down" -- Cincinnati Enquirer, March 23, 2010 (PDF)

MISCELLANEA
Capture of entire WOXY.com website on May 13, 2004 "The Final Days..." -- PDF, 20 MB
Autographs posted online by the entire 97X crew
Autographs I collected at the station on May 10 & 12, 2004 (missing only Linda)
97X Modern Rock Cookbook New! -- Published 1993 (PDF) Thanks, Mitch! Cover photo
• Old 97X T-shirt -- [front] and [back] (shows you how far they came in their 20+ years!)
• 97Xtra! Edition newsletter from September 1989 [front side] [back side]
• 97Xtra! Edition newsletter from Summer 1989 [front side] [back side]
• 97Xtra! Edition newsletter from 1995 (PDF scan)
Alternatives to 97X -- thread from woxy.com message boards with TONS of links
Capture of entire WOXY.com website on September 16, 2006 "This sucks..." (PDF)
Capture of WOXY.com homepage on September 16, 2006 "WOXY.com lives..." (PDF)
Capture of WOXY.com homepage on March 23, 2010 "WOXY Listeners, Fans and Friends..." (PNG)

JOCK & FAN SITES
Shiv's old blog (no longer updated)
Shiv's Twitter stream
adyonka -- many 97X photos (dead)
John -- Photos of Ra Ra Riot's visit to WOXY.com, January 30, 2008
Mike Taylor's Big Beat Blog (no longer updated)
Joe Long's Empty Growler Blog