It is sad news indeed that Cincinnati’s WOXY.COM, the "future of rock ‘n’ roll" internet only radio station is shutting down after 26 months on the ‘Net. Originally created as a result of the sale of WOXY FM in 2004, WOXY.COM was created to continue the mission of producing vibrant rock and roll programming that played a multitude of independant and "alternative" bands and record labels. The quote that got to me was the following from station manager Bryan Jay Miller:
"Internet radio is very cool, but you’re still tethered to a computer for the most part. That impacted our advertising growth."
It seems that Internet radio still has a way to go to reach its potential and it looks like WOXY.COM is an unfortunate casualty. More info can be found here.