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Photos: Radio's One-Year Anniversary with The Field Effect, Parlour Bells, Oldjack, Mellow Bravo, and Cancer Killing Gemini

Radio | October 13, 2012
The Field Effect, Parlour Bells, Oldjack, Mellow Bravo, and Cancer Killing Gemini celebrate Radio's one-year anniversary on October 13, 2012.
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  October 15, 2012

Berenice Abbott's miracle of science

Like Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan, Berenice Abbott was inventing abstract photography. She combined Surrealism and a romance with modernity.
By GREG COOK  |  October 12, 2012

Sidecar Radio to pull the plug

Legacy Place
It seemed like maybe they were rejuvenated by the addition of Walt Craven, but just a couple of shows into playing as a four-piece, one of Portland's longer-running rock acts announced this week they were calling it quits.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 19, 2012

How one man unites old folks, babies, and hipsters through the power of easy listening

The last auteur of terrestrial radio
Bob Bittner, the last auteur of terrestrial radio, presides over an 11-by-11-foot room in a Cambridge storage facility near Fresh Pond Mall.
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  August 01, 2012

What did 101.7 FM mean to listeners over the years? We asked, you answered

We are WFNX
These comments have been edited and condensed for continuity, grammar, and available space. Read the originals, and add your own to the hundreds we've collected, at
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 20, 2012

Listening to WFNX 1983-2012

Celebrating the live and times of 101.7 FM, Boston's only true alternative radio station
WLYN-FM, a 3000-watt station in Lynn, develops a reputation for breaking new acts and playing New Wave — if you can hear it, though most listeners in Boston can't.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 24, 2012

Photos: A Terrible Beauty at Radio

Saturday, June 16, 2012
A Terrible Beauty played Radio on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  July 10, 2012

Sound Session 2012 hits the streets

Rocking the block
The block is hot (like, stifling hot) and about to get hotter as the capital city's grandest music and dance festival — the eighth annual Sound Session — once again descends upon Downcity.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 11, 2012

Photos: We Want The Airwaves at the Paradise

Parlour Bells + Garvey J + Orbit + O Positive  
Parlour Bells + Garvey J + Orbit + O Positive played We Want the Airwaves at the Paradise Rock Club on Saturday, June 30, 2012.
By  |  July 10, 2012

WFNX dies before it gets old

Radio Silence
One of the greatest anti-establishment rallying cries of the 20th century was the notion that you can't trust anyone over the age of 30.
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  May 23, 2012

Gone forever

Letters to the Boston editors, May 25, 2012
Although I could spend this opportunity ranting and raving about the sale of WFNX to Clear Channel, I'd like to take the opportunity to thank WFNX .  
Dance Party Videodrome

Photos: Videodrome Discothèque presents The Price & The Protégés Party

Radio | April 27, 2012
Crowds came with flair for The Price & The Protégés Party on April 27 -- hosted by Videodrome Discothèque, voted Boston's best dance night in our 2012 reader's poll.
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  May 02, 2012

Hunx | Hairdresser Blues

Hardly Art (2012) 
The idea of Hunx and His Punx's Seth Bogart doing a solo album is kind of silly.
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  February 21, 2012

Interview: Marc Maron rejoins his old Boston crowd

Stand-up guy
Marc Maron's WTF podcast is essential listening for comedy fans.
By DAVID BRUSIE  |  January 24, 2012

Class of 2012: Boston's 12 best new bands

A dozen fresh faces on Boston's music scene
If 2012 truly represents the End Times, then it's best to go out with a sonic bang.
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  January 05, 2012

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Uncertainty at WPRO

On the Air
Could Rhode Island's talk radio firmament be poised for a shakeup?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 07, 2011

Bunny's a Swine unveil new record, new label

Noise in the attic
Inside a foam-padded attic at the top of a two-family home down a narrow tree-lined street just outside of Northampton is the birthplace of a band.
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  November 30, 2011

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Photos: John Powhida International Airport + Sidewalk Driver + The Organ Beats + The Rationales at Radio

October 7, 2011 | Grand opening of Radio, Somerville
John Powhida International Airport, Sidewalk Driver, The Organ Beats and the Rationales perform at the grand opening of Radio in Somerville on October 7, 2011.
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  October 17, 2011

Nina Violet | We'll Be Alright

Self-released (2011)
As a solo artist, Martha's Vineyard native Nina Violet has been holding back.
By JEREMY ADAMS  |  October 12, 2011

Out: Christening and listening at Radio in Somerville

A new club choice
Radio, the embryonic house o' rock at the former Club Choices space at 379 Somerville Ave, has cricks in need of massaging. But I'm confident those will be attended to — Radio probably won't be a sweat lodge at its 200-person capacity most of the time.
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  October 17, 2011

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Another town, another story

Rodney King has advice for North Kingstown. Plus, a few clarifications
One of the great things about my day job as director of Insight Radio (part of Insight, a non-profit in Warwick that promotes independence and opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired) is that I get to see just about every news website or publication in the state.
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  June 29, 2011

Thanks all around

Words for Waldrop; GOP = fun; some god news; random notes
"Thanks All Around" is the title of the opening section of Jaimy Gordon's novel, Shamp of the City-Solo (published in 1974).
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  May 12, 2011

Easily distracted

The LePage mantras
Contrary to popular belief, Republican Governor Paul LePage is not an idiot.
By AL DIAMON  |  April 06, 2011

WCYY/WBLM parent company to be bought

Radio daze
A long-rumored deal appears to have come to fruition this week: The second-largest radio station owner in the country, Cumulus Media, has agreed to acquire the third-largest, Citadel Media, owner of Portland's prominent radio stations WCYY, WBLM, WJBQ, and WHOM, in a $2.4 billion transaction.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 16, 2011

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