Phoenix Media/Communications Group

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Phoenix Media/Communications Group is an American, Boston, Massachusetts-based corporation with several publishing and broadcasting interests. It was known for its involvement in publishing and broadcasting.


Phoenix Media's current outlets include the Portland Phoenix of Maine, and it previously published The Boston Phoenix and Stuff magazine, both of which went out of business in 2013, and the Providence Phoenix until its shutdown in 2014. In addition the paper owned radio station WFNX based in Lynn, MA, from 1983 until 2012 when it was sold to Clear Channel and is now country music station WBWL (the WFNX call letters were subsequently used on an unrelated station in Athol, MA, now WKMY).

The Boston Phoenix has its origins in an alternative newsweekly started in 1966. In 1972, its absorbed Cambridge Phoenix, a rival publication, and the company has used the "Phoenix" name ever since. In 1998, the company acquiring the NewPaper in Rhode Island and re-christened that publication Providence Phoenix in 1993. In September 1999, the paper extended its reach into Maine and southern New Hampshire with the publication of the Portland Phoenix.

The sports and magazine division publishes the official yearbooks for the Boston Celtics, the Boston Bruins, and the Boston Marathon, in addition to program guides for the Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts, and the Bank of America Pavilion summer music series.[1]

Through its Tele-publishing, Inc., subsidiary, Phoenix Media owns, the world's largest provider of voice personals to the publishing industry and claims it is the web's most advanced online personals site.[1] Phoenix Media also owns MassWeb Printing, an offset printing facility which prints many of its own product plus many other regional newspapers.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "About" Phoenix Media/Communications Group