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WOXY Signs Off

"After two years of raging against the machine, WOXY is gone." The Internet-only radio station signs off, casting doubt on a economical model that worked best for those who listened to it for free.

WOXY Signs Off

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Storemousepad_1 "After two years of raging against the machine, WOXY is gone." The Internet-only radio station signs off, casting doubt on a economical model that worked best for those who listened to it for free.

The Digital Music Weblog writes that operating costs were higher than one might think, and advertising revenue didn't come close to filling the gap.

New media and old media share a fact of life. "When your business doesn't make money, you eventually go out of business," according to a note on the Woxy Web site.

The letter to fans from the site's proprietors in Oxford, Ohio, begins with the lament, "this sucks."

The last song played: "Kick Out The Jams" by the MC5.

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