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WFNX alumni plan send-off party at Paradise

Posted by Glenn Yoder  June 1, 2012 04:31 PM

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After news broke two weeks ago that local alternative radio station WFNX is being sold to conglomerate Clear Channel Communications Inc., causing massive layoffs, one last party is in the works.

We Want The Airwaves: A WFNX Celebration will be held at the Paradise Rock Club on June 30. The night will feature performances by locals, including the reformed O Positive, '90s rockers Orbit, lounge pop band Parlour Bells, and 2012 Rock 'n' Roll Rumble runners-up Garvy J, as well as DJ sets from WFNX alumni and a look at the upcoming film "We Want The Airwaves: The WFNX Story."

"Boston musicians, WFNX listeners, people I don't know, folks I haven't heard from in decades tracked me down to say, 'Let's do something,' too," the show's promoter and former WFNX music director Bruce McDonald wrote in an email. "There seems to be an honest-to-goodness need for this."

Tickets went on sale today at noon for $20 with benefits going to the Progeria Research Foundation.

Before the show, relive some of the good times with WFNX through the years.

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