WXXP Tribute this weekend
I forgot to mention an event at the Rex this weekend:
During it’s time, WXXP was my favorite radio station.
“People don’t realize the impact that this radio station had on Pittsburgh,” says Rod Schwartz, one of the shows’
organizers. “No major-market station in this area has been brave enough to commit exclusively to what we now
call alternative music, before or since. And in those days, it wasn’t even called alternative. This was before
Nirvana, before Radiohead. The music didn’t have a name. We all just thought of it as good music that no one
else was playing.”
If I wasn’t already committed to camping in the rain and cold in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, I would go.