So I turn my attention away from WOXY for a couple of days and what happens? They go nuts with two huge announcements.
The first announcement isn’t much of a surprise, though it’s a good one – WOXY Vintage is returning in December. If you’re unfamiliar with WOXY Vintage, it used to be the separate stream where WOXY would play all the best modern rock, regardless of era. They’d play older stuff like Siouxsie and the Banshees, Elvis Costello, and Jane’s Addiction, and more recent stuff from Guided by Voices, Pavement and Superchunk. The Vintage channel went down with WOXY back in September, and has stayed silent even since the main station’s relaunch, even though there have been rumors of its revival since then. For the first few weeks, WOXY’s bringing back the Vintage only on weekends, 9am-3pm, on the main WOXY.com feed. Once they get their legs, they’ll be adding a separate stream dedicated to the Vintage. Good news.
The second announcement is a bit more surprising — WOXY has announced that its long-awaited third DJ is none other than Joe Long of the Each Note Secure blog. If you’re not familiar with it, ENS is a helluva blog, and has been a good friend to WOXY over the last couple of years. I just didn’t have any idea that Joe was a DJ at heart. Based on his blog, I think Joe’s got the right musical sense for WOXY, and think they’ve made a damn fine choice. Joe will be starting on the evening shift sometime in next few weeks.
And I’ll say it again — listen to some freakin’ WOXY. Best radio around.
Oh, and hooray, I’m almost feeling normal. Almost.