How odd. I had no idea (or had somehow forgotten) that Atlanta’s 99X was changing formats, essentially putting an end to one era of (commercially viable, post-Nirvana) alternative music in Atlanta. The station provided me with a decent introduction to alternative rock back in the early 1990s when I was an M.A. student at Georgia State University, but as the station increasingly began to play heavy alternative, I sort of lost interest. Still, it’s sort of sad to see the station disappear from Atlanta’s airwaves, even though Album 88 and WREK have been better for a long time. It’s also sort of lame that they signed off with “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life),” the Green Day song that became a good-bye cliche around the time that Seinfeld stopped making new episodes.
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