WFNX Brand To Live On As Internet Radio Station
June 26, 2012

Yesterday it was announced that The Boston Globe's Boston.com had hired a number of WFNX/Boston alumni to launch a new, online-only Modern Rock radio station under the Boston.com umbrella. However, in the deal to sell 'FNX to Clear Channel, its owner Phoenix Media/Communications Group kept the intellectual property of the seminal Modern Rocker and was expected to keep the brand name alive following the sale. This morning Phoenix announced that WFNX would live on as an Internet station as well.

In a statement prefaced by: "So . . . it's been an odd day to say the least. We'll have more announcements shortly, but in the meantime: here's the official announcement of what we're up to -- and a few choice details about what's coming up soon," it was confirmed that 'FNX will remain online after the Clear Channel deal closer.

According to the announcement, "Listeners can expect the online stream to include the same quality programming that has made WFNX legendary on the airwaves: cutting-edge music that introduces listeners to their new favorite bands. In the weeks to come, WFNX will be unveiling on-air programming that celebrates WFNX's nearly 30-year history, including special guests and format-busting programs."

"We are excited to be able to maintain a unique, independent spirit and a commitment to serving the greater Boston and New England community with the best there is in new music," says Stephen Mindich, Founder and CEO of The Phoenix Media/Communications Group. "With insightful, entertaining programming, WFNX will continue to live online.  We haven’t missed a beat and we look forward to announcing more exciting news and developments around our new online broadcast in the coming weeks."

'FNX announce announced its calendar of upcoming programming:

•    Listener / Band Takeovers, Monday 6/25 – Friday 6/29 @ 9am, 1pm and 7pm
Listeners and Bands will take over the airwaves and play their favorite WFNX songs

•    Z to A Countdown, Monday 7/2 – Wednesday 7/4
WFNX.com will revisit history and artists that were integral over the years 

•    WFNX Rewind, Thursday 7/5 – Friday – 7/20
WFNX on-air personalities (from 1983 – 2012) will return to host shows throughout the month

•    101.7 FM Sendoff Party, Saturday 7/21
Special guests will be live in the studio. Bands will return to play live in the green room.
 




 
Breaking News
jâcapps Cracks The Connected Car Code For Radio
ABC Radio, SLS Las Vegas & Skyview Networks Announce Strategic Sales & Radio Programming Relationship
WLTW/New York Celebrates Broadway This Summer At 106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park 2016
CBS Radio Grabs Its Share of Gracie Awards
WXPN/Philadelphia Reaches A Milestone 30,000 Members
June 27, 2016
iHeartMedia-Columbia Names Jonathan Reed Program Director At WNOK
Hilary Returns to 91X/San Diego
Greater Media Restructuring Leads to Layoffs
June 24, 2016
European Music Industry Reacts to "Brexit"
iHeartMedia-Nashville Names Morgan Huelsman Digital PD
In Brief - June 24, 2016
June 23, 2016
Republic Records Names Dan Cohen As VP/Marketing
WMMR/Philadelphia's 11th Annual I Bleed For Preston & Steve Blood Drive Hailed A Big Success
CBS Radio's Lisa Dent, Tim Roberts & Mick Anselmo Honored By Country Radio Hall Of Fame
June 22, 2016
Cumulus Media Appoints John Abbot as Chief Financial Officer
iHeartMedia Cannes Event With Ryan Seacrest And Usher
Berlin School & iHeartMedia Announce Return Of 'Leadership in Audio Innovation' Scholarship Competition
iHeartMedia/St. Louis Announces Launch Of Pride Radio St. Louis
June 21, 2016
Community Broadcasters Purchase Florida Stations From Apex Broadcasting
jâcapps to Host Webinar on Understanding the Connected Car
NAB Introduces Inaugural PILOT Innovation Challenge
Report: Syndicated Radio Morning Host Kane Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Wife
In Brief - June 21, 2016
June 20, 2016
Public Voting for National Radio Hall of Famers Starts Today
Music News
Jennifer Hudson Signs With Epic Records
Quick Hits: Pink Floyd, Riot Fest
BET Awards Honor Prince, Get Political
Drake Still at #1, Chili Peppers Debut at #2
Kelly Clarkson Signs Worldwide Deal With Atlantic Records
Quick Hits: Bernie Worrell, Rihanna, Aerosmith, Kennedy Center Honors, Ralph Stanley
Led Zeppelin Wins Copyright Trial
Quick Hits: Kanye West, The BET Awards
Kanye West, The Weeknd + more to play The Meadows Music and Arts Festival
Quick Hits: Music Midtown festival, Drake, Chance the Rapper. Outta This World concert, Maynard James Keenan
Nick Jonas Debuts at #2, Drake Still Tops Billboard 200
Quick Hits: Made In America festival, Drake, Rita Ora, P.M. Dawn, Grouplove, The Beatles
Quick Hits: Guns N' Roses, Christina Aguilera, Meat Loaf, Suicide Squad soundtrack
The Recording Academy Announces Amendments and Dates For Grammy Voting
Quick Hits: Phantogram and Tupac Shakur
FMQB NOW

Brad Savage, PD
WAPS/Akron

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!