Episode 95: woxy.com signoff – the end of the future

After 97X signed off in 2004, “the future of rock and roll” stayed alive as woxy.com – with many fits and starts (and stops) along the way. “Angel investors”… LaLa.com… Future Sounds… Oxford… Longworth Hall in Cincinnati… Austin, Texas. The dot-com version had several homes, and more lives than a cat, before finally ending quite abruptly on March 23, 2010.

We talk to the folks who experienced all those ups and downs, and lived to tell the tale: Shiv, Mike Taylor, Joe Long, Brian Niesz, and Bryan J. Miller share their stories of the woxy.com era.

Matt Shiv (l) (music director) and Mike Taylor (program director) from WOXY.com

One of the highlights of the move to woxy.com (and the move to a former recording studio in Cincinnati) was the expansion of live, in-studio performances – the fabled “Lounge Acts” engineered by Brian Niesz.

WOXY.com presents: Frightened Rabbit from WOXY on Vimeo.

Frightened Rabbit – "Swim Until You Can't See Land" – WOXY Lounge SXSW from WOXY on Vimeo.

You can find a boatload more of these Lounge Acts videos here: https://vimeo.com/woxy and here: https://www.youtube.com/@woxyloungeactsarchive5619/featured

And Brian Niesz, who moved back to Cincinnati after the Austin demise of woxy.com, now works at WCPO-TV (Channel 9) and revived the Lounge Acts format.

Check out more of those performances here: https://www.wcpo.com/loungeacts

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