The official announcement isn’t expected until Friday, but the rumors that Boston-based Marlin Broadcasting’s heritage Classic Rocker WCCC-FM Hartford is being sold appear to be true.
The Hartford Courant says Marlin is selling the station to EMF Broadcasting. “Rock 106.9” has been a rock station since the mid-‘70s.
Staff including “Miss Klonk” and “J. Raven” were among those advised Wednesday that they were out of jobs as Marlin prepares to close on the sale to a not-for-profit that operates radio networks specializing in AC Christian music.
Klonk posted on her personal Facebook page “10 years gone” as friends responded to bothwccc9 comments, lamenting the end of yet another Hartford radio tradition.
“Friday @The_Rock_WCCC @JayRaven @SinnaminWCCC @WCCCKarolyi @KlonkWCCC rides 1 more time 4 the last time,” posted Raven on Twitter. “As of Friday 5 p.m. #WCCC will cease 2 exist #success was plentiful in all but economics the pst 2 yrs ”
PD and on-air personality Mike Karolyi , who could not be reached for comment, posted his demise on Facebook Wednesday evening writing “and then there were none,” with dozens of followers immediately lamenting the station’s sale.
The sale comes just weeks after another WDRC in that market was sold by Buckley Broadcasting to Connoisseur Media.
Karolyi will host WCCC’s final show Friday from noon to 5 p.m.