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The Sounds of 97X WOXY, 1985 Pt. IV

The Sounds of 97X WOXY, 1985 Pt. IV

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Ministry, 10,000 Maniacs, Translator, Level 42, Minutemen and more.

Greetings, dear listener. You may remember three mixes I uploaded a year ago, intended to recreate the experience of tuning into Oxford, Ohio's 97X WOXY FM in 1985. As soon as I was done, I remembered a beloved song (Zeitgeist's "Translate Slowly," for the record) that I'd forgotten to include, and then another, slowly realizing that I'd omitted not just a few but many dozens of great songs and that my work was far from over. Turns out that the station's list of top 97 tracks—to which I'd closely adhered for sake of accuracy—only scratched the surface of everything they played.

So here are 3 more hours of classics and obscurities. To be this far in—12 hours, 182 tracks—and still tapping a rich vein of quality and variety is the best evidence I can offer as to why WOXY was so influential to its fans and why I'm still so obsessed with sharing that moment in time with you.

Best of all, I'm not done yet: there's a fifth, 2-hr long mix on the way, so stay tuned. Thanks for listening.

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