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Boston Alternative Music Radio Station WFNX to be Sold to Clear Channel

Yesterday it was announced that long-time alternative rock station WFNX is selling its Boston-area 101.7 FM frequency to Clear Channel. One of the few independently-owned commercial radio stations, WFNX is currently owned by MCC Broadcasting Company (which is affiliated with the Boston Phoenix aka Phoenix Media/Communications Group). Stephen Mindich, President of MCC announced in a […]

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Appointment Radio: Chicago's 97.9 The Loop goes '90s this weekend, pays tribute to Q101

Appointment Radio: Chicago’s 97.9 The Loop goes ’90s this weekend, pays tribute to Q101

Starting today at 5pm central time, Chicago’s 97.9 The Loop puts their usual classic rock format on hold for a special weekend of programming dubbed “The Sons Of Classic Rock.”  Current Loop DJ, and former member of Chicago-based group Stabbing Westward, Walter Flakus made the announcement on the station’s website: As you may know, I […]

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107.1 WFNX Alternative Boston

Boston’s WFNX: One of the first and last alt rock independents

Boston’s WFNX (101.7 FM) is somewhat of an oddity in the world of commercial alternative radio. Most heritage modern rock stations were either owned by a large conglomerate, positioning themselves to the listener as independent (Los Angeles’ iconic KROQ, for example, was owned by Infinity Broadcasting starting in 1986, and has been in the hands […]

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