With WFNX leaving the dial, will 101.7 FM become a conservative talk station?
What, you ask, will replace WFNX 101.7 on the FM dial when the alternative station signs off in a few weeks? According to the Boston Phoenix -- whose owner, the Phoenix Media/Communications Group, owned the station before selling it to Clear Channel Radio -- it’ll become a bastion of right-wing talk. The Phoenix reports that Clear Channel plans to move its line-up of conservative yakkers - Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Jay Severin - from 1200 AM to 101.7 FM. (A Clear Channel spokesperson did not respond to messages Thursday.) According to documents released by the Federal Communications Commission, Phoenix Media/Communications Group sold WFNX 101.7 FM for $14.5 million. The FCC is expected to approve the sale shortly.