New Delhi-based community radio station boxout.fm has officially ended its broadcast operations so it that it can focus on streaming.
In February of last year, boxout closed their physical radio station. They have now re-tooled their website so that listeners can stream podcasts, interviews, mixes, live performances, and archived broadcasts.
In a press release, radio manager Ayesha Dikshit spoke about the pivot, saying, “The purpose of this shift is to highlight the incredible richness of the boxout.fm archive.” She said the decision was a “tough one,” but that their team remains committed to presenting new content from local talent.
Initially launched in 2017, the station began as a party thrown by Mohammed Abood A.K.A. DJ Mocity. The brand soon evolved into the boxout.fm radio station as well as a record label focused on giving a platform to Indian artists. After being forced to discontinue due to COVID-19 restrictions, their weekly Boxout Wednesdays party resumed in March. Festivities take place New Delhi venue Auro Kitchen and Bar.
In celebration of the organization’s fifth anniversary, Boxout Wednesdays will host a series of parties this month featuring artists such as Australian DJ Nina Las Vegas and SUCHI, a London-born producer who holds a monthly residency at the club.