Thursday, July 16, 2009

BREAKING TODAY: On The Move South!

This is HUGE local news that affects a well-liked, internet and HDRadio operation - which in just under two months, will no longer be completely "live and local". (not to be confused with First Broadcasting's WOXY-FM 97.7/Mason), along with (station management hopes) their broadcast on Cincinnati Public Radio's WVXU 91.7/Cincinnati's HD2 subchannel, is moving south. How far south?

How about Austin, Texas?

Why? This comes from the station's webpage, posted earlier today:

Every March for the past 3 years, we've headed south to Austin, Texas, for the SXSW Music Festival. We set up camp at EAR Studios in East Austin, rounded up some of the best up-and-coming bands we could find, and broadcast 20+ live WOXY Lounge Act sessions over the course of the week. With such great access to the artists that make these Lounge Act sessions so special, we thought why not broadcast from "The Live Music Capital of the World" full-time?

WOXY is headed south. Come September 8th, WOXY will be broadcasting full-time from Austin, Texas. Our new digs in Austin will allow us to take things to the next level and bring you even more live Lounge Act sessions. You'll not only get to hear the sessions, but you'll be able to see them as well. We'll have our own sound stage that will allow us to shoot video of all of our Lounge Acts and bring them to you in HD video.

In case you've still got questions, has posted a Q-and-A page to its website.

We're shocked as many are. WOXY has been touted by people around town as being one of the only true "independent" stations in town. Of course, WVQC-FM, which launches soon, will be another independent station, not owned by any local commercial conglomerate.

But to us, WOXY will always stand out as being one of the first true indy stations in town that never had to be bought out by local media giants like Clear Channel or Cumulus - and has stayed true to those roots all the way through...

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