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Listening to WFNX 1983-2012

WLYN-FM, a 3000-watt station in Lynn, develops a reputation for breaking new acts and playing New Wave — if you can hear it, though most listeners in Boston can't.
Celebrating the live and times of 101.7 FM, Boston's only true alternative radio station
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 20, 2012

Hell freezes over: Oedipus to broadcast annual Christmas Eve radio show . . . on WFNX

If there's a more shocking Boston radio story this year than the death of WBCN, it's this: legendary 'BCN program director OEDIPUS returning to the...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 10, 2009

New in the Phoenix: the 'BCN blame game

In which Mike Miliard and I identify some possible culprits: shitty rock; WBCN's shift to alternative programming in the 90s; and the soul-suck of corporate...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 15, 2009
Danny Schechter dissects WBCN's demise

Danny Schechter dissects WBCN's demise

 As I note in a piece that'll be online later today, there are a few different theories about what killed WBCN, including the station's shift...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 15, 2009

Mark Parenteau on the rise and fall of 'BCN

As I reported on WBCN's ignominious end yesterday, I spoke with a couple of the station's better-known alums. Since I couldn't give their musings all...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 15, 2009

Insult to Injury: Did CBS botch WBCN's format flip?

When we broke the story this morning that WBCN was being killed by its corporate overlords, the response in Boston was a collective"WTF?" Now that...
By Carly Carioli  |  July 14, 2009

Adios, WBCN

UPDATE: It's official. CBS issued a press release this morning ending the 41-year run of WBCN. Click here to read the full release here. WBCN-FM,...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 14, 2009

Live radio lives

Radio, it's rumored, is a dying industry, falling behind the new-media Zeitgeist like an asthmatic jogger.
WFNX pumped to carry its strengths into the future
By JAYSON O'BRYAN  |  December 01, 2008

Local influence

In a day when so much radio seems less and less local, WFNX remains in touch.
WFNX is keeping it close to home
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  December 01, 2008

Fast-breaking music

WFNX has always been a maverick radio station.
You heard it here first
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 01, 2008

Getaway Carr

Howie Carr’s jump from WRKO-AM to WTKK-FM isn’t a done deal just yet.
Why WRKO should cut Howie loose. Plus, journalism’s unsolvable PR conundrum
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 11, 2007