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Photos: 2012 Rock 'n' Roll Rumble Prelim Round Night #1

Cooling Towers, The Rationales, Endless Wave, and The Grownup Noise play at the 2012 Rock 'n' Roll Rumble Prelim Round Night #1 at T.T. the Bear's Place on April 1, 2012.
T.T. the Bear's Place | April 1, 2012
By SAM LIANG  |  April 06, 2012
Rumble winners John Powhida International Airport

Out: John Powhida International Airport wins the 2011 Rock And Roll Rumble

The de-facto demise of WBCN might have been the best thing that could've happened to the Rock And Roll Rumble, if the finals Friday at T.T. the Bear's – capped off by a curtain call/group hug decreeing John Powhida International Airport the 2011 champs
We have liftoff
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  April 29, 2011
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2009: The year in Phoenix blog posts

Our most popular blog posts from 2009
Michael Jackson, meteors, WBCN, and one very angry Obama
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

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
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Photos: WBCN through the years

A look back at WBCN
Photos of WBCBN and its personalities from the Boston Phoenix archives
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 17, 2009
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Corporate parent kills WBCN

WBCN-FM, a/k/a the “Rock of Boston,” has as storied a history as any Boston radio station, but its 41-year run on the local airwaves is ending with a whimper.
Closing time
By ADAM REILLY AND MIKE MILIARD  |  July 17, 2009


Graffiti of the Day Award: To whomever tagged the old WBCN studios last night

Graffiti of the Day Award: To whomever tagged the old WBCN studios last night


Photo credit: Michelle AbbascianoPhoto above was taken this afternoon over at 1265 Boylston St, site of the old WBCN studios.  In other way-back-machine news, here's...
By Carly Carioli  |  July 16, 2009
Burrito, MRTPQ, Oedipus and WTF

Burrito, MRTPQ, Oedipus and WTF


  The Info Burrito, Qdoba Mega Robo Thunder Phone Query, former WBCN program director Oedipus and the WTF Line are all in today's Sandbox Podcast!...
By Charlie  |  July 15, 2009
"My baby, into the ground": Oedipus rips WBCN's CBS management a new asshole

"My baby, into the ground": Oedipus rips WBCN's CBS management a new asshole


Oedipus at WBCN in 1978. MORE PHOTOS: WBCN through the years. "Five years it took them. Five years, almost to the date. Boom. Goodbye. My...
By Carly Carioli  |  July 15, 2009
Oedipus in The Sandbox

Oedipus in The Sandbox


Former WBCN program director Oedipus joined The Sandbox at One Financial Center for the first time ever. Hear the interview here.
By Charlie  |  July 15, 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

It's official: Here's the CBS press release ending the 41-year run of WBCN


You already knew this, but now CBS has made it official: WBCN is no more. Here's the corporate press release that was just sent out:...
By Adam Reilly  |  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