As Marlin Broadcasting’s WCCC 106.9 expands its music library to the dismay of purists and delight of others, there are some additional changes going on at the Hartford rock station that is apparently reinventing itself amid the controversy.
Besides the addition of “old rock” to its usual “new rock” format, there will also be some program change-ups beginning Wednesday March 6. And the station, whose claim to fame was that it had no pre-recorded DJs, will apparently be stepping back on that as well.
The most visible change will be for popular show host “Miss Klonk,” who, beginning Wednesday, will join ”Raven” in the 6 to 10 a.m. morning slot with djs filling in her 3 to 7 p.m. slot this week. Her “Klonk in the Afternoon” midday show will have a new host and a new name beginning March 11 when, according to program director Mike Picozzi, station jock “Craig” moves from his 7 p.m. to midnight gig to her spot.
And that leaves Craig’s 7 p.m. to midnight slot open.
“We are exploring our options,” said Picozzi, about who will move to evening/nighttime.
However the word is out that it will be a pre-recorded Miss Klonk who will be featured in the nighttime slot.
“If you heard it, it must be true,” quipped an evasive Picozzi about the rumors. “We will use the phrase “All Klonk All the Time.”
So if you need a score card or are just confused or whatever, the new morning show will be “Raven and Miss Klonk,” the new afternoon show “Craig in the Afternoon” and the nighttime show, “Klonk at Night,” according to Picozzi.
For those who like stability at their stations, please be assured that Mike Karolyi will continue at his 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. slot, the one he has called his own at the station for the past 27 years.
And finally, if you are still one of the many who are not happy with the station’s new format, a Facebook page “Save the Rock” has been set up at https://www.facebook.com/savetherockct