Following the earlier announcement that Boston.com had hired the ousted staff of Boston’s WFNX, Phoenix Media/Communications Group countered today with its own announcement that the alternative rock station will go online once its FM frequency, 101.7, is transferred to Clear Channel later this summer.

Listeners can stream WFNX now atWFNX.com and via free mobile apps, which also allow listeners to look back at some of the station’s milestones, including historic live performances by acts like Nirvana, Radiohead, Weezer, Pavement, No Doubt, Death Cab for Cutie, and many more. Going forward, listeners can expect the online stream to include the similar programming as well as new efforts to commemorate the station’s nearly 30-year history.

But before 101.7 is transferred, Phoenix announced that the following lineup will go on:

  • Listener / Band Takeovers, Monday 6/25 – Friday 6/29 @ 9am, 1pm and 7pm

Listeners and Bands will take over the airwaves and play their favorite WFNX songs.

  • Z to A Countdown, Monday 7/2 – Wednesday 7/4

WFNX.com will revisit history and artists that were integral over the years.

  • WFNX Rewind, Thursday 7/5 – Friday 7/20

WFNX on-air personalities (from 1983 – 2012) will return to host shows throughout the month.

  • 101.7 FM Sendoff Party, Saturday 7/21 Special guests will be live in the studio. Bands will return to play live in the green room.

“We are excited to be able to maintain a unique, independent spirit and a commitment to serving the greater Boston and New England community with the best there is in new music,” Stephen Mindich, founder and CEO of The Phoenix Media/Communications Group, said in a statement. “With insightful, entertaining programming, WFNX will continue to live online. We haven’t missed a beat and we look forward to announcing more exciting news and developments around our new online broadcast in the coming weeks.”

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