WOXY.com Goes Dark
March 23, 2010 at 9:00 AM (PT)
FUTURE SOUNDS has pulled the plug on long-time Alternative WOXY.COM, which just relocated from CINCINNATI to AUSTIN six months ago. Orignal owners DOUG & LINDA BALOGH first launched the Alternative format in SEPTEMBER 1983 on WOXY/OXFORD-CINCINNATI dubbed "97X -- THE FUTURE OF ROCK & ROLL."
The following message is posted on WOXY.com:
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 (email@example.com) or JOHN at FUTURE SOUNDS (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The WOXY staff that made it all happen was GM BRYAN JAY MILLER TAYLOR, PD MIKE TAYLOR, MD MATT "SHIV" SHIVDECKER, DJ/Futurist Editor JOE LONG, Dir./Marketing & Development PAIGE MAGUIRE, and Dir./Media Production BRIAN NIESZ.
SHIV said, "MIKE, JOE, BRIAN, and I uprooted our lives to AUSTINn under the belief that we were finally under ownership that would take things at the station to the next level. We also brought on PAIGE MAGUIRE from here in AUSTIN to help us do things on a promotional and marketing level that hadn't really been in place for years. Yes, we have been dubbed "zombie radio" in the past after ownership shutdowns and resurrections, but it will take a pretty incredible company/plan coming around now to make me want to stick around at this point (although I guess we have to wait to see if anything shakes out in the days ahead). This time around, we no longer own WOXY and the entire situation is completely out of our hands.
"The WOXY staff continued working last week during SXSW under good faith because a deal was "in motion" to continue funding for our operation. We were informed yesterday that that the deal fell through and now it is time for us all to walk away. There will be no farewell shows or weepy goodbyes. Our listeners deserve more than this, but I don't think any of us on staff have it to give right now."
Reach out to SHIV (512) 434-9305 or email@example.com.