Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Second Life Based Furocity Radio Shuts Down

JB Raccoon informed the Newser yesterday that Furocity Radio, an Internet radio station based in Second Life, was shutting down. The station started out in May 2013, and briefly shut down in December 2015 due to a steep increase in copyright royalty rates. It resumed September 2016. But yesterday, September 18, it's owner DJ Cody gave the following message:

Guys, its with a heavy heart, I am announcing that I am shutting down Furocity. Unfortunately I cannot afford to keep it open, I have to take care of the debt I have rather than spending more money on this right now and with my day to day responsibilities I simply don't have the time to give it the attention it deserves. The stream has been down for the last several days and no one has noticed or even reached out. I wish you all the best of luck, I will be shutting everything down by the end of the week. Thank you all for your support over the last several years. its been a good run.

The station usually broadcasted mainstream rock JB stated he and other DJs in Second Life had gotten their start on Furocity. While the station had come back once before, he felt this time it was probably shutting down for good.

*Addition* Furocity Radio started in Second Life, but it's audience was soon an Internet-wide one. JB Raccoon told me "they were licensed through Live365 with hopes of becoming a full 'brick and mortar station.'"

1 comment:

  1. Foxxy Roxx here. I was the president of Furocity Radio for many years until my life turned to other adventures. It was with a sad heart then and a sad heart reading this that our run had come to a final end