Episode 18: Barb Abney the Modern Rock maven

Barb Abney spent more than a decade at 97X and woxy.com, starting in the summer of 1994 and doing middays from 1998 through 2006, when she moved to Minneapolis to work for The Current for 8+ years as woxy.com moved to Austin.

In this podcast episode, Dave and Damian talk to Barb about dressing for success, her collection of 97X paraphernalia, stalking the Afghan Whigs, and lessons learned in the station’s bathroom.

Barb continues to play great music and support local bands as the morning show host at KFAI-FM in the Twin Cities. You can stream KFAI, so check out Barb’s show weekdays from 6-8 a.m. CDT (7-9 EDT). You can also connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

Barb on the air at 97X
Brian J., Mike Taylor, Shiv and Barb on the final day broadcasting from Oxford.
Here’s Barb in the outfit she wore to her 97X interview… which she described as “VIP at Lilith Fair”

6 Replies to “Episode 18: Barb Abney the Modern Rock maven”

  1. Julie (Jae Forman) Clay

    Great hearing Barb on the podcast! BTW, I am the other person who actually dressed up for my 97X interview, sporting a lovely fuchsia pink power suit, aka skirt/blazer, pumps…the whole deal. Once hired I segued to rock n roll swagwear 24/7.

    1. Damian

      Pics or it didn’t happen… I cannot picture you in a power suit! Swagwear was much more “on brand” for you!


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