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The Sounds of 97X WOXY, 1985 Pt. III

The Sounds of 97X WOXY, 1985 Pt. III


About the show

Playing tracks by

Prince And The Revolution, Sharpe & Numan, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Tears For Fears, Animotion and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 5th in the Alternative Rock chart , 7th in the Indie Rock chart and 20th in the Indie chart .

Welcome to the third installment of this series, intended as companion pieces to a 1985 article about 97X WOXY (here:, a pioneering modern rock radio station in SW Ohio.

It's also a love letter to another era… not simply to the music (most of which has aged surprisingly well), but to a time when a married couple with a nest egg might think of owning a radio station; when DJs had a remarkably free hand, digging deep to unearth the subterranean oddities that listeners wanted; when commercial radio could be a source of constant surprise instead of comforting familiarity.

PS: Within 24 hours of posting this mix, I suddenly remembered a beloved song that I'd neglected to include, and then I remembered another, and on it went until I realized I’d inadvertently skipped enough stuff to fill a fourth mix. So thanks for listening, and please stay tuned.


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Dennis Shipley
Dennis Shipley

It would be nice if commercials and DJ banter were included.

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