Apparently a large contingent of tried and true “new” hard rock music lovers are REALLY upset at the changes at Hartford’s WCCC 106.9 FM.
So upset that they are planning a full-scale protest Friday to insist that the Asylum Avenue station abandon its new playlist and go back to the selective edgy hard rock that was its claim to fame.
According to emails to Java and the Facebook page “Save the Rock:CT Radio,” established within hours of the announcement two weeks ago that the radio station was “expanding” its music format, the rally at 1039 Asylum Ave. will begin at noon and continue to 6p.m.
From the “Save” Facebook page….
“Due to the growing outrage from “The Rock” 106.9 WCCC’s recent format change, it is time we, the fans unite and stand up and shout “WE’RE MAD AS HELL, AND WE’RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANY MORE!!!”. The decission makers over at CCC have decided that it was more profitable to become another one of the areas countless other “cookie cutter” classic rock stations, in the process, turning their backs on the new and up & coming bands, the metal & heavy metal genres, as well as us the fans, who have supported this st…ation through the years. So what do we do? How do we voice our opinions? We’ve already done the online protests of WCCC via FaceBook, Twitter & email… now it’s time we show a physical presence, that we are many, we are passionate, and we WANT OUR STATION BACK!! Please join us on Friday, March 29th at 12:00 noon (THIS EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE!!) in voicing your opinion about WCCC’s recent format change. “
The potential protesters are asked to carry a sign or wear a shirt expressing the message, without any profanity, no alcohol or drugs, and are reminded to stay on the sidewalk and not impede traffic.
By the way, the Facebook page has nearly 5,000 “friends” and a second page, called down with WCCC has also been established.
Station manager Mike Picozzi was not in the office Thursday so no idea if he will be there Friday to welcome the gang on the sidewalk!