Just heard the news that, as of today, we have lost yet another independent voice in music. The recently relocated WOXY (from Cincinnati, OH to Austin, TX) announced they are ceasing operations until further notice. After leaving its terrestrial FM roots in 2004 WOXY reemerged as the preeminent leader in online independent radio. The combination of the station’s programming, knowledgeable DJs and original sessions will be sorely missed. This news serves as another reminder to appreciate the independently run radio stations, blogs, magazines, music venues, etc still existing outside an increasingly wide corporate umbrella. WOXY‘s announcement below:

“WOXY Listeners, Fans and Friends…Due to current economic realities and the lack of ongoing funding for WOXY’s operations, we’ve been forced to suspend our live broadcasts as of March 23rd. We’re continuing to explore options to keep The Future of Rock and Roll alive.”

4 Responses to “WOXY Goes Off The Air…”

  1. I can’t even believe this. I’m from Cincinnati and WOXY has always been a part of my music experience. This is awful.

  2. That’s terrible. WOXY was the first online station I ever listened too, and still one of the best.

  3. I only really became aware of WOXY when they sponsored a stage at Monolith Festival back in 2008, but they are an excellent example of great independent minded radio – and one of the best pictures of the future of that sort of endeavor online. As a long time terrestrial independent college radio DJ, I definitely sympathize and am saddened by this. The future of smart, fiercely original radio in general is as questionable as the future of newsprint – we know the old models aren’t working, but what the future holds, we aren’t sure.

  4. It’s tough for a Raven to hang in Cincy. Not exactly a city that welcomes those who weren’t born there. Bryan Jay Miller & crew were a touch of cool in a sea of parrotheads, a welcome difference for TheRaven’s parochial sojurn. The National decamped for every good reason. Poor old Cincy, once the flower of American arts, has lost another jewel. If a Raven could cry, I would.

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