Kurt St. Thomas, the award-winning filmmaker, author, music producer, and program director who presided over WFNX's most exciting and successful years, is returning to take charge of the Phoenix's revamped online streaming radio station WFNX.com. [Listen live here]
Kurt is a legend not only here at the Phoenix and WFNX but in the radio world at large -- and his exploits have taken him far further afield than the narrow confines of broadcast.
For those of you who haven't been tuning into the ClearChannel atrocity that replaced WFNX at 101.7 on the FM dial -- meaning all of you -- Hallelujah the Hills frontman Ryan Walsh was kind enough to do the heavy listening for you, and condensed the highlights into this short clip:
Remember, WFNX is still live on the internets at WFNX.
You have got to be fucking kidding me with this thing. I'm not going to link to it. I'm not going to name it. You know what I'm talking about. It is an atrocity. With that said, we bow our heads, take a deep breath, and say:
Thank god it's not Rush Limbaugh.
We've already emptied the vaults to give you the full story of Boston's only alternative radio station, WFNX.
ClearChannel Radio's Talk 1200 AM station appears to be headed to FM, unless the website http://talk1017.com is a ruse. The right-wing talk station -- which carries Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Jay Severin -- would replace a certain signal near and dear to the Phoenix's heart, after the FCC approves the sale of the 101.
UPDATE [12:13 pm]: Clear Channel has released a statement regarding its purchase of WFNX.
UPDATE [11:19 am]: I'm told that WFNX's intellectual property -- including the call letters, the archives, interviews, videos, etc. -- are being retained by Phoenix Media/Communications Group in the deal that sends 101.