About the Phoenix
The Boston Phoenix
126 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
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The Phoenix/Media Communications Group is a family of companies that work together to reach people who
share a similar lifestyle. Cooperatively, they create a unique atmosphere for our readers. Our company
reflects a commitment to new ideas rooted in a solid and broadly cooperative business model. Put simply,
we think this is the way new media works.
The Boston Phoenix was started in 1966 as a four-page arts-and-entertainment alternative newsweekly.
Today, it is one of the largest publications of its kind in the country. The Phoenix is nationally known
for its award-winning, incisive journalism and publishes the most comprehensive arts-and-entertainment
listings of any paper in New England.
Over the years, the Phoenix has received many awards for excellence in journalism, including honors from
the New England Press Association, the Penny-Missouri Newspaper Awards, the American Bar Association Gavel
Awards, and the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards. In 1994, Phoenix classical-music writer Lloyd Schwartz was
awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism.
In 1988, the Phoenix got into expansionist gear by acquiring the NewPaper in Rhode Island. In 1993, the
NewPaper was re-christened the Providence Phoenix. In September of 1999, the paper extended its reach into Maine and Southern New Hampshire
with the publication of the Portland Phoenix. Today, total Phoenix circulation is 253,000.
The Phoenix Web site features 90% of the paper's content posted online every week, and it is searchable
and archived. We've won a host of critical awards for both our layout and content.
In 1983, 101.7 WFNX signed on the air in Boston to provide listeners with the best in new music and
comprehensive coverage of arts and entertainment. People quickly took notice and tuned in, and the
fledgling station was soon recognized nationally as a pioneer in the alternative music format. Broadcasting
worldwide at fnxradio.com and over the airwaves of 92.1 FNX in Maine and New Hampshire. FNX has expanded its reach and vision even farther to its broad, yet eclectic alternative
Showcasing Boston's vibrant nightlife scene, our bi-weekly magazine has interviews and features with
the people who have transformed Boston into a world-class town for fashion, food, and fun.
The sports and magazine division of our media group 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 FleetBoston Pavilion summer music series.
Tele-publishing, Inc./People2People.com is the world's largest provider of voice personals to the publishing
industry, and the web's most advanced online personals site.
MassWeb Printing is a state-of-the art four-color web offset printing facility which prints all of our own
products, plus many other regional newspapers.
www.bostonphoenix.com was launched on November 3, 1995