In case you haven’t heard the news already, WOXY.com was abruptly shut down by its owners this morning, with no warning whatsoever other than this simple message on their website:
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. For business inquiries, please contact Bryan Jay (firstname.lastname@example.org) or John at Future Sounds (email@example.com).
Thanks for your years of dedicated support.
- Mike, Shiv, Joe, Paige, Brian and Bryan Jay
This news comes just days after what appeared to be a wildly successful SXSW for the station, including the station’s very first official evening showcase, as well as a number of fantastic parties and in-studio performances.
I’ll post my thoughts on the situation at a later time, but for now I wanted to share this video that I took of The Besnard Lakes performing their song “And This Is What We Call Progress” in the WOXY studio last Thursday. My eternal thanks for the WOXY gang for having me in again, and for just generally being some of the coolest people I’ve ever had the luck of knowing.
(Edited to add: The video is taken on a crappy point-and-click camera from the upstairs viewing balcony, so don’t go expecting high quality videography or anything.)