First, the news: in May, alt-rock radio station WFNX, a sister company to STUFF, announced the sale of its 101.7 FM frequency to corporate conglomerate Clear Channel. Then, the reaction: Boston’s music community stood to lose an independent radio station (and a slice of the hippie dream), and we were facing the nerve-rattling fear that we’d no longer have our go-to way of discovering wicked-awesome music and groundbreaking bands. But finally, asilver lining was revealed: at a jam-packed farewell concert, The Seaport Six, WFNX announced that it would live on as an online-streaming station via wfnx.com and mobile applications. Details on programming are still coming together, but it warms our hearts to know that the WFNX format will survive — on the web, if not the dial.
_ Stuff Boston