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Let the End-of-Year Best-in-Music Countdowns Begin!

It might as well be known that I’m a big music fan. I collect vinyl, new and old alike, and I try to attend as many shows in DC as possible.

Every December, my favorite online radio station, WOXY, puts together its 97 biggest hits of the year and it started today. It’s playing right now.

Here’s a little about how the list is put together:

As in previous years, the 97 Best is determined by airplay. We tabulate all of the DJ’s airplay during our live broadcasts to come up with the list, and feel that’s the best way to accurately reflect the sound of WOXY in 2009. So, make sure you carve out the whole day to listen and see where your favorites land on the list.

When I’m at home I’m usually tuned in to WOXY. Now based in Austin, Texas, the online-only independent rock radio station started out as a terrestrial radio station in 1983 in Ohio. They’ve been playing some of the best and newest rock music ever since.

In 2004, the station went online-only. It was probably one of the smartest moves the station could have made. After all, way more people log on than turn on their radios, if they even have one.

Be sure not to miss one of the web’s best annual events.

Oh, and while I’m at it, you might want to check out NPR’s  “Best Music of 2009”. It was just published today. There are some other cool lists there, too, so you’re sure to find something you like.

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