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WCCC Sold To Christian Network

934976_10151585927974271_616514230_nRadioInsight is reporting that “a sale and format change are imminent at Marlin Broadcasting Classic Rock “Rock 106.9” WCCC-FM Hartford.The Hartford Courant reports that the WCCC staff were informed on Wednesday that they were out of a job as the station was being sold to a “not-for-profit organization that operates radio networks specializing in adult contemporary Christian music.”

Word is EMF Broadcasting will be acquiring the station to add it to its Christian AC “K-Love” network. Outgoing morning host Jay Raven tweeted tonight that the airstaff would make their final appearances on Friday, August 1.”

WCCC was the home of Howard Stern in the late 1979, where he worked morning drive. This was Stern’s first job in a large market.

It was at WCCC that Stern met Fred Norris, the longest-tenured member of Stern’s staff, who followed Stern when Stern left Hartford. From May 1996, Stern’s syndicated morning show aired every weekday morning on WCCC-FM until he departed for Sirius Satellite Radio in December 2005.

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