The station was blown off the air in 1954 when its tower on South Mountain was blown down by Hurricane Hazel. Not long after, the DuMont network itself shut down. The station remained on the FCC books until at least 1960. At one point, the licensee held a construction permit for VHF channel 9, according to BostonRadio.com
However, the station never signed back on the air. Both channels 9 and 24 were reallocated to Syracuse, New York, where they are occupied by WSYR-TV (originally WNYS and then WIXT) and WCNY-TV, respectively.