Thursday, May 17, 2012
Boston's locally owned, independent, Modern Rock station has been sold. WFNX (named after current station owners Phoenix Media which also runs the Boston Phoenix weekly newspaper) began broadcasting Alternative music in 1983, making it one of the first stations with that format in the country. Rumor has it that new owner (pending FCC approval) Clear Channel Communications might flip it to Country or Spanish. It's also possible that FNX could live on as an internet-only station. WFNX simulcasts on 92.1 WFEX-Peterborough, New Hampshire which has been sold to Blount Communications and plans to simulcast Religious WDER on the signal. WFNX is licensed to Lynn, Massachusetts.