106.9 Hartford, WCCC, Howard Stern, Litch, John O'Brien, Mike Karolyi

Celebrate CCC Day – The End of Rock at 106.9 WCCC Hartford, Part 4 | August 1, 2014

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The final broadcast of WCCC. What, really can one say? Another one bites the dust, perhaps? Mike Karolyi brought so many people who worked at “The Rock” into the studio that it sounded more like a typical morning show. Voices coming and going. Laughter. Tears. Voices who literally choked up on the mic. To say it was an emotional day on Assylum St. would be an understatement.

The story is, that Marlin Broadcating, a very small company, was and is as of this writing, selling its last radio stations. On August 4, the date of this recording, at 5pm, Educational Media Foundation took over programming, turning 106.9 into a straight satellite feed of Contemporary Christian “K-Love”. It was the end of the line for all those who ever set foot in the legendary Rock & Roll studios of WCCC, and all those who ever wanted to be on the air there.

This is the final part of the final broadcast. Appearing in no particular order:

Former WCCC (and WHCN) Program Director Percozzi
Lena the Tree Hugger
Mary Scalon from WRCH “Lite 100.5”
Slave Boy
And more!

Beware, the final goodbye by Karolyi is quite emotional. You might get caught up in the moment as WCCC goes out with one last hard-Rockin, ass-kicking song, as “The Rock” fades down for all time!

After the pause you hear at the very end of this aircheck, not heard here, the very first WCCC “K-Love” Legal ID and the first Contemporary Christian song begins. If, after hearing this emotional goodbye to a legendary Rock station, you haven’t shed a tear, you may want to hear the actual format change. If so, be sure to visit our sister site, The Format Change Archive. The actual flip can be heard at this link.

106.9 Hartford, WCCC, Howard Stern, Litch, John O'Brien, Mike Karolyi

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Steve West is a 39 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve currently works on-air for the Super Radio USA media group out of Minnesota. Steve is the founder of the Airchexx Media Group and manages Airchexx.com and Airchexx Live - the official station of Airchexx.

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