With the downfall of Phoenix Media’s WFNX, Boston’s station for alternative rock, the direction the Boston music scene is taking has become apparent. Clear Channel Media purchased the 101.7 broadcast frequency for a pricey sum, and after the immediate failure of The Harbor (slogan: “We play anything!”) and the rapid success of an online-only test on iHeartRadio, the nation’s first, exclusively electronic dance music FM broadcast, Evolution, was born.
World-famous DJ Pete Tong is Evolution’s official host, providing a daily two-hour session featuring music handpicked from the world’s most prominent EDM artists, including “the essential new tune of the week.” Along with the talented Mr. Tong will be other speaker-blowing talents like Paul Van Dyk, Wolfgang Gartner and Diplo, adding to the already stacked roster of DJs.
With Boston gaining recognition as a city with one of the world’s foremost nightlife scenes, there isn’t a better place or time to try this out.
FM radio has enough alternative rock; it’s time to throw away the guitars and raspy vocals for turntables and some bangin’ speakers.
As Bostonians, we can be proud of our city for pioneering musical progression and paving the way for the rest of the country to get up and start dancing.
And the best part is, all ya gotta do is turn up the bass and tune in.