UPDATE, after the fact: The full playlist is here: the last night of WFNX. Thanks, everyone, for listening.
UPDATE: Trina’s Starlite Lounge in Cambridge’s Inman Square will be carrying the stream live from 7pm on. Rumors have it that the following bars may also be carrying the program:
• Flat Top Johnny’s, Kendall Square (confirmed!)
• Park, Harvard Square
• Highland Kitchen, Somerville
• Citizen Pub & Oyster Bar, Fenway
These venues have all elected to do this on their own. I haven’t asked anyone to do so, and I’m frankly blown away by their support. As I get confirmation from the places on this list I’ll add updates. Now I’m back to working on the playlist!
UPDATE: News of Friday’s farewell lineup is spreading.
• Morning Guy/That Guy Tai Irwin will do the morning show 6am-11am
• Jim Ryan will do his last set 11am-2pm
• Neal Robert will take the station to its rest 2pm-7pm
I remain both honored and grateful for the opportunity to do the final night shift. Sort of poetic, I guess, given that I was the last DJ hired by WFNX. One thing is for sure: it’s going to be an incredible 24 hours of radio. See you all Thursday.
UPDATE: WFNX management has decided to sign off Friday at 7pm, so my set has moved up accordingly. A couple local bars are planning to stream the show so you can get together, listen, and enjoy a drink with some of the other folks mourning the passing of the best local independent commercial station we’ve ever known. I will send details as I get confirmations for the new date.
The outpouring of support and good wishes has been overwhelming and empowering. Thank you all!
If you want to carry the stream at your bar/coffee place/etc, note there will be commercials for about two minutes every hour. It’s probably fairly manageable/survivable, particularly if you have listeners at your bar. Holler if you need details or want your venue included on the list of places to listen. Thanks!
I am very pleased to announce I will be doing one final show both on the internet and over the airwaves on 101.7 WFNX
next Friday night 7/20 THIS THURSDAY NIGHT, 7/19 from 7pm to midnight. The station goes off the air the following night so I hope to put together a set reflecting the history of the single greatest radio station I’ve ever known. All I can promise is no repeats and no Red Hot Chili Peppers.
I’d love it if you would tune in. You can listen online or via mobile app at wfnx.com or one last time over the air at 101.7FM, WFNX.