WHFS is off the air

Many of you in the DC area have already heard about this, but as of January 12 at noon, WHFS, the radio station that has been bringing progressive/alternative rock to the DC area for 20+ years and the annual purveyor of the HFStival, has changed format to a spanish-language station named Zol. The Washington Post has coverage of the change.

I, for one, am sad to see it go. Although I had been more likely to listen to WIYY (a smaller, and more progressive station), I liked HFS as an alternative to the stations that were being programmed directly by ClearChannel.