Dallas Radio Station Shuts Down After 27 Years

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Alternative music has been playing over the airwaves via radio station 102.1 The Edge (KDGE) in Dallas for the past 27 years. Loyal listeners were shocked this week to find that their favorite station had been shut down by iHeartMedia, and they’re redirecting disgruntled fans to 97.1 The EAGLE.

GuideLive says that the last songs the station played were by Fitz & The Tantrums and the Foo Fighters before playing “Closing Time” by Semisonic on repeat. Now, the station has been turned over to Star 102.1, an adult contemporary station currently playing Christmas music.

Fans are heartbroken by the suddenness of the shut down. Carolyn Crawford took to Facebook to express her feelings. “NOOOOO!! I just saw the email in my inbox. No more Edgefest, too?? I liked what the Edge plays, and it was because it was different from all of the same old crappy, unoriginal corporate music being played nonstop. The Eagle is too ‘headbanger’, and not ‘alternative’ in ANY way. This feels like a death,” she wrote. The Edge wrote back explaining, “How The Edge Stole Christmas and Edgefest will live on. 97.1 The EAGLE will present the shows now.” But to fans, it won’t be the same.