Sad news to report in the world of radio stations that are actually still worth a listen: WOXY, an Austin based radio statio known for its stellar playlists of indie, rock, and alternative, has announced (via TMS) that, as of today, it is no more.
In a statement posted on the station’s website, WOXY noted that “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.”
Sporting the tag line “The Future of Rock & Roll”, WOXY has been cited as one of the nation’s best radio stations by the likes of Rolling Stone and Spin Magazine since its inception in 1983. In 2004, it became one of the first radio stations to completely transition from terrestrial FM radio to broadcasting solely as an Internet radio station at WOXY.com. Five years later, the station relocated from Cincinnati, Ohio to Austin, Texas.
By the looks of the website, the last song broadcast on WOXY was The Soft Pack’s “Answer To Yourself”. There’s one for the trivia books.