2004

TC’s top 120 songs and top 10 albums of 2004

It’s that time of year again! Me and the TC 10 bring you my top 120 songs of the year. Instead of putting together a year-end list from memory, I went directly to the TC 10 stats again. Absolutely nothing except the stats determined this countdown.

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97A-X, the soundtrack of our lives

The world of radio will never be the same again. As we first reported back in January, our favorite independent radio station 97X (WOXY.com) was scheduled to go off the air last night and it did, right on schedule.

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Politically subversive images in Rage Against The Machine’s music videos

“It has to start somewhere; it has to start sometime. What better place than here? What better time than now?”

Zack De La Rocha, lead singer of the band Rage Against The Machine, used this lyric from “Guerrilla Radio” to define the purpose of his band: to combine music with a significant political message that encourages activism and political change. Unlike most other bands, Rage Against The Machine’s music was founded entirely on their passionate opinions about the government and politics. Throughout the 1990s, Rage Against The Machine relentlessly presented this message, becoming one of the most acclaimed and criticized bands in recent alternative music.

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The end has come for 97X

All good things must come to an end, they say. Now the end has come for 97X. This week, the owners of WOXY announced they will be shutting down in 90 days because they can no longer afford to run the station.

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