The announcement that Clear Channel is buying FNX struck a painful chord with many Bostonians, but now Billboard is reporting that some of the station's personalities will be migrating to a new online station at Boston.com. It may not be an adequate replacement for the powerhouse terrestrial station that was WFNX, but it surely is better than the all out erasure many of us were expecting. Get a few more details in the article below from Billboard, and continue to check back here for more updates in the coming weeks!
(Billboard.biz) Several WFNX Staffers Moving to New Online Station at Boston.com
WFNX fans will be pleased to know that several longtime on-air personalities will be moving to a new online station at Boston.com when Clear Channel completes their purchase of the Phoenix Media heritage alternative station later this summer.
Earlier today, the Web site, which is owned by the same company as the Boston Globe, announced plans to launch an online alternative station staffed with a number of former WFNX hosts including Henry Santoro, Julie Kramer and Adam 12 as well as former program director Paul Driscoll.
It's not unusual for broadcasters to "move" a station online when changing the format on a terrestrial signal, but quite often those efforts are simple music-only streams with no additional content. So far this effort appears to be different: The station is expected to feature alternative music along with band interviews, contests and other content. The company has already hired people to handle sales and operations further illustrating their commitment to the project.