Boston Accents is dead! Long live Boston Accents!
So here’s the deal: BOSTON ACCENTS has been granted a stay of execution by WFNX program director Paul Driscoll (thx bb), and will stay on the air for the duration of the station’s lifespan. Transferring the 101.7 FM frequency could take several weeks, possibly even up to 60 days.
That means we have roughly seven or eight more shows left -- Sunday nights from 8 to 10 pm, y'all -- and the last one is shaping up to be an all-nighter as we empty the New England Rock and Roll vaults to unleash everything we got in the database. Justin Tolan of RIBS has promised to make special-edition Boston Accents Snuggies for the occasion, so we’ll be dressed to party, and all get drunk on 5-Hour Energy Boost and leftover Kahlua White Russians.
Last night’s show was, of course, therapeutic (sorry about the primal scream at the top), and I let some emotions out of the course of the show, especially in the opening talk break. The rest of Accents’ run will be full-steam ahead; we won’t be ignoring our inevitable extinction, but we won’t be dwelling on it, either. There’s still much more rock to digest before they pull the plug on all of this, and I can’t stand elongated goodbyes. Hell, I prefer Irish ones.
So that’s where we’re at. I apologize for all the uncertainly, we’re kinda taking things as they come. Also, stay tuned for a two-night Boston Accents funeral party at Great Scott, sometime around the end of July. We’ll all raise a glass and remember the good ol’ days, then go back to our isolated corners of the internet.
Cheers. And thanks for all the tweets, Facebook posts, and emails and texts showing support for the show. Means a lot. <3 #WeAreWFNX