Take Note & Tune In: WOXY’s Modern Rock 500

Every year, WOXY does a modern rock 500 countdown, well worth the listen – so take note of the dates and enjoy!

START YOUR ENGINES! We are revving up for the 20th Modern Rock 500, our annual countdown of the greatest modern rock, alternative and indie music ever recorded. This year, the 500 moves to the WOXY Vintage Channel, airing in 4 easy-to-listen weekday segments of 125 laps per day. We wanted to run this years 500 at a time when most people would be able to hear it: during the day, during the week.

To long time listeners, you know what this is about. For newcomers, get ready to enjoy hearing some of the best of the best that WOXY has had to offer in over 25 years as The Future of Rock and Roll.

The Modern Rock 500 will air:
Tues, May 26 @ 9am #500 – 376
Weds, May 27 @ 9am #375 – 251
Thurs, May 28 @ 9am #250 – 126
Friday, May 29 @ 9am #125 – 1

Plus, after each segment concludes, we will immediately repeat it to give listeners two chances to hear that days portion of the countdown. Shiv, Joe, Bryan Jay and myself are excited to continue our annual tradition for music lovers everywhere, so please join us for the Modern Rock 500 countdown on WOXY Vintage.

If you are unable to catch the live coverage, the entire 500 broadcast will be archived for your on-demand listening. Take a listen to last years countdown.

Don’t Forget The Music!

With the holiday season here, remember, for a great collection of alternative (and traditional) holiday tunes, hit up WOXY’s Holiday Mixer. From Bing Crosby to the Kinks, there’s something for everyone =) Don’t wait too long, as it goes off the air January 1st (I believe).

From their website:

From now through the New Year, we’re pleased to offer up the WOXY HOLIDAY MIXER! This unique 24/7 collection features hundreds of seasonal tunes and is filled with unique renditions of your holiday favorites by modern rockers from around the globe. We have a little bit of something for everyone. This year, we’ve added almost 100 new tracks to the mix from bands like Frightened Rabbit, Low, Goldfrapp, Gentleman Auction House, Rogue Wave, Blitzen Trapper, Evangelicals, Jason Collett, and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. You’ll also hear modern rock faves like Sufjan Stevens, Belle and Sebastian, My Morning Jacket, The Flaming Lips, and Yo La Tengo heavily featured in the music mix along with some things you might not expect (like tracks from “A John Waters Christmas”, Pee Wee Herman, or Spinal Tap).

To balance out all the modern rock tunes, we have a nice mix of classic tracks from artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and James Brown. You’ll also hear some of these truly vintage artists get a more contemporary spin off of compilations like the new “Verve Remixed Christmas” CD. To round things out a little more, we’ve also included some tunes about winter, snow falling, and the month of December, mainly because we know you can only hear “Jingle Bells” so many times…

A lot of the tracks we selected are out-of-print or hard to find and we had a lot of fun rounding them all up for you. We hope you enjoy the WOXY Holiday Mixer, and all of us at WOXY.com wish you a safe and happy holiday season!