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Clear Channel to buy WFNX, some staff already fired

Clear Channel is in the process of acquiring WFNX, a longtime rock station here in Boston. Staff has already been fired, according to reports.

Did Clear Channel kill the radio stars?

According to a press release issued by the company, they are in the process of purchasing the longtime Boston rock station WFNX from MCC Broadcasting Company, Inc., pending FCC approval.

The station, 101.7 on your radio dial, is part of the Phoenix Media/Communications Group in Lynn.

"This was a great opportunity to expand our footprint and our listenership in Boston, a key market with millions of fans who love radio as much as we do," said John Hogan, Chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. "We look forward to adding 101.7 to our Boston broadcasting family."

According to the Boston Business Journal, however, DJs Julie Kramer, from the station's "Leftover Lunch" program, and Henry Santoro were both let go.

"Now, only a skeleton crew of four staffers are left," Peter Kadzis, executive editor of the Phoenix Media/ Communications Group told the BBJ.

The radio station has been a staple in the Hub for generations, bringing new music to listeners and remaining in tact when others like WBCN faded away--until now, that is.

According to the press release, WFNX will remain on the air during the time it takes to complete the FCC approval process.

Here is what people are saying about the move:

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