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   First of all, f*ck all you a**holes who just had to badmouth this station on this forum. Yeah, you've got a right to an opinion and the right to express it, but you're all still a**holes. Anyways, I just wanted to say that I am sick to my stomach right now...I almost puked when I realized that the mighty rock would be no more. I tried finding another station last night and they all just f*cking SUCK. They play the same ten lame f*cking songs over and over again. Politics sucks. Greed sucks. Corporations suck. Are there that many lame *** retards out there that we cool people can't even have ONE f*ckin' radio station? Sh*t, there's 100 country stations, 200 lite rock stations, too many R&B/rap/sh*t stations...Where will I hear Metallica? Pantera? Tool? Korn?????
Amanda  -- email:   
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Hebron, IN  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 23:59:59 (EST)


   I cant believe your leaving us!! we r the dedicated fans who always stuck by u,and this is what we get in return.. The suits suck man!! where am i gonna get Mandatory Metallica and Radio Anarchy and all of those great Rock 103.5 shows...Q101 sucks!! Mancow is a *** and a sell out!! Long live The Mighty Rock 103.5!!
glowfade  -- email:  Goph3r@Aol.com 
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,   USA
Saturday, October 31, 1998 at 00:13:59 (EST)


   There was no doubt this was going to happen, this is what happens when the corporatons control the entertainment industry. The fans don't matter, the profit and bottom line matter. Not that the Rock was that great. It played the same songs day after day like al those other rock stations in Chicago. It's a shame that Rebel Radio only plays at night. But it looks like Rock is dead in Chicago. But there is still hope. If one can aquire a shortwave radio, there are good rock stations that can be picked up from Rockford. Of course that doesn't help those of us stuck in our cars in rush hour, impatiently pushing the seek button on our radios looking for a decent song. I might as well take my car radio out and throw it away...... Take up whistling or something..
Belmii Muchachos  -- email:  ernie2402@prodigy.net 
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, il  USA
Saturday, October 31, 1998 at 00:16:04 (EST)


   WHAT THE **** HAPPENED
Dave  -- email:   
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palatine, IL  USA
Saturday, October 31, 1998 at 00:19:41 (EST)


   Ok, time's running out. We need to do something if we want to save the Rock. One of the things we can try is to raise money to help the RockJocks buy their own station. Sure, it takes alot of money, but there are 236,000 of us. Anyone who is willing to contribute to the cause, please email me. Every little bit can help. **** THE MAN! SAVE THE ROCK!
sp00ge  -- email:  sp00ge@edmail.com 
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Dyer, IN  USA
Saturday, October 31, 1998 at 00:20:50 (EST)


   I agree, what is with all you people cursing them and sh*t. What the hell is wrong with you people? If you hate rock so much, why do you listen to it? Do you Have That much free time to just sit around like a bunch of drunken jack @sses and send anonymous letters on the Rock Forum?! And it's bad enough you send them, but ANONYMOUS? Are you guys like P*SSY's or something?! Anyway, Jo, Freak, Sludge, Eddie, Chris and all of you guys, what can I say? I love you all. You were all great, and I don't see any legitamate reason why Chancellor had to close you guys. It's the money right? That just makes me sick. Anyways, I wish all you guys at the Mighty Rock good luck, and we hope to see you in the future...
Keith Jacobsen  -- email:  PanteraGuy@theglobe.com 
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Chicago, IL  USA
Saturday, October 31, 1998 at 00:26:14 (EST)


   To see what is really going on at Rock 103.5, check out the AOL boards. They censor at the Rock 103.5 Website.
Hugh J***  -- email:   
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,   USA
Saturday, October 31, 1998 at 00:27:50 (EST)


   i love metallica!! bring back the rock!!
annie  -- email:  Glowfade2@Aol.com 
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,   USA
Saturday, October 31, 1998 at 00:28:48 (EST)


   I can't believe this is happening. You guys at the rock are really great and I wish you all luck at what you do next. I love all of you guys Sludge, Julio, Chris Payne, Freak, Eddie Webb & Taz all of you guys have been great and I am going to miss hearing your voices. I think if you have to change formats you should have gone with heavy metal not that ****ING R&B . Sincerely, Jen
Jen  -- email:  destiny15_1@yahoo.com 
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, IN  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 00:01:29 (EST)


   WHAT THE **** IS THIS WORLD COMING TO. ****ING ******S AND ***GOTS. GOD **** ***** *** SATION GET OUT. **** YOU!!
Kevin  -- email:   
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tinley park, Il  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 00:06:18 (EST)


   oh my god... i turn on sludge and he says something about it being his last show... i thought maybe he was leaving because queer-101 gave him a better offer or something.. ohh so i hear chris payne say it too.. god ****... this really isn't good. So i got a few things to say:
**** THE RECORD INDUSTRY
**** THE SUITS
**** ANYONE WHO THINKS THAT THE ROCK SUCKS- (no, i don't value other people's opinions)
**** THE ROCK, **** QUEER 101, **** THE WHOLE ENTIRE RADIO INDUSTRY.



**** IT ALL!


Big ****er  -- email:  mancow_sux@mycrotch.com 
URL: ****off.com 
CHICAGO, EX-HOME O, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 00:06:32 (EST)


   WHAT THE **** AM I GONNA LISTEN TO NOW?
NICK ROBINSON  -- email:   
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,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 00:09:33 (EST)


   NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! What the hell happended??? This was the ONLY station I EVER listend to, now what am I going to do??? Everyone on this station ROCKED!! That sticky *** Mancow and his ***s over at Q101 are gonna gloat about this, but they still blow! They suck! If anyone wants my radio in my car, they can have, I won't be needing it anymore. The Mighty Rock 103.5
Bill  -- email:  hogfarm@crtelco.com 
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Kinsman, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 00:16:03 (EST)


   what will all the loyal rock listeners listen to now?
dave  -- email:  HollyHoov@aol.com 
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E. Hazel Crest, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 00:36:50 (EST)


   why must you leave? We are all saddened deeply for our, and your loss. I am only 15, but tonight i, and all of my Rock-adoring fans are keeping a drunken vigil all night in your honor. We will be too hung over to go to school. We are sacrificing our education for you. For this, I feel you need to return, in a most Wicked Fashion. Maybe by announcing your new plans at the Farewell Metallica Concert
Brian, the jaws of death  -- email:  reaper1636@aol.com 
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chicago, il  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 00:38:41 (EST)


   JO, YOU SUCK! HOPE YOU NEVER WORK IN CHICAGO AGAIN AND I HOPE YOU MOVE SOMEPLACE WHERE THERE ISN'T A RADIO. YOU HAVE THE WORST VOICE AND YOU LAUGH LIKE A DIKE. YOU ARE THE UGLYIST PERSON I'VE EVER SEEN. YOUR A WHORE. ANYWAY WHY DON'T WE SEE PHOTOS OF MADISON OR KAREN, I BET THERE REAL HOT. ROCK 1035 SUCKS AND I'M SICK OF HEARING THE SAME OLD **** AND I'M GLAD YU
JO ROBINSON  -- email:   
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, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 00:40:02 (EST)


   I actually had tears running down my cheek when i heard the freakin bad news....... What the frick?!?!?!?!?!?!? No more Metallica, no more Megadeth, I feel lost now!! Does this mean that SABBATH isnt going to come, and what about the garage barage? I mean what the frick? Give me a break. If I wanted to hear shi* i would listen to B96. I mean, there still is the loop, but we need the heavy shi*. Eddie you the man, Freak we love you, Julio and sludge, long live the gumdrop kingdom, Im glad Brutus went b4 this happened. Well good luck everybody. We need a station like the rock back in town... We need to do something about this. now we have the freakin 13year olds running the radio with their hanson and Tupac and Puffy and Third eye blind........... Good night LONG LIVE THE MIGHTY ROCK 103.5 You were the only channel i listened to, now i have to turn off the radio because its full of ****........ YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED
Mike D  -- email:  Mdo16@aol.com 
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wheaton, il  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 00:41:23 (EST)


   MANCOW SUCKS HE IS A SELL OUT. GO TO HELL MANCOW. NEAL AND BOB SUCK-THEIR A BUCH OF OLD MEN TRYING TO BE FUNNY-HA HA YOU SUCK. JO ROBINSON WHORE YOUR NOT FUNNY AND RUSH BLOWS I WANT TO SEE A PIC OF MADISON AND KAREN. ROCK 1035 SEE YA YOU SUCK AND I'M NOT GOING TO MISS YOU.
BOB  -- email:   
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,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 00:46:08 (EST)


   the loosers that are going to cange the forum should be shoot!
eric  -- email:  osty4@aol.com 
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crystal lake,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 02:08:58 (EST)


   WHAT THE F¨CK!!! It is all about the money, isn't it? What are we going to listen too now? F¨cking n´ggers, man. Is there a patition we can get going around? LISTEN TO REBEL RADIO, 94.3 FM, 10 pm - 6 am, they play the sh´t. F¨cking bństards at the Rock. What about the FANZ??!??!??!??! We were with you at RockStock, we are there where ever you go, YOU HAVE THE LISTENERS, WHAT MORE DOES IT TAKE??? F¨CK YOU for F¨CKING WITH US.
Scaryguy  -- email:  scaryguy22@aol.com 
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Joliet, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 02:09:24 (EST)


   mancow is going to have a field day with this **** tomorrow
eric  -- email:  osty4@aol.com 
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,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 02:11:41 (EST)


   YOU GUYS CANT LEAVE!!!!!!! THE ROCK KIX TOO MUCH ***!! DONT LET IT HAPPEN!!!!!! WE WILL PROTEST!!!!! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK!
GuANu  -- email:  guanu@geocities.com 
URL: guanu.home.ml.org 
Schererville, IN  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 02:32:05 (EST)


   YOU GUYS CANT LEAVE!!!!!!! THE ROCK KIX TOO MUCH ***!! DONT LET IT HAPPEN!!!!!! WE WILL PROTEST!!!!! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK! WE WANT ROCK!
ME  -- email:  me@there.com 
URL: me.com 
nowhere, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 02:33:49 (EST)


   THIS CANNOT HAPPEN!!!! I WILL NOT ALLOW THE ROCK TO SHUT DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mike  -- email:   
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,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 02:35:20 (EST)


   What the phuck!? They can't be serious! Is this a joke? If we loose the rock, I am never listening to FM radio again! (Well, that's a stretch) but ****it, I'm pissed off! Chancellor media group is a bunch of cooperate pricks. I did not care for Mancow, nor did I listen to him very often, but I appears that he was right about the management. And we won't even begin to discuss the Bob & Tom show. We should have known the minuet that those two idiots were put on the radio that it was all going to hell! Oh well, phuck it, I guess I'll just have to break down and get a CD player in my car. God bless the DJ's, I wish them the best in their new endeavors. Sincerely, Tony G.
Tony G.  -- email:  tony@nogood.net 
URL: www.nogood.net 
Chicago, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 02:36:52 (EST)


   I cannot believe that the rock is ending... they have rocked for the longest time and they WILL continue to rock!!!!!!!!! LONG LIVE ROCK 103.5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bill Bo Bob Brain  -- email:   
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,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 02:37:57 (EST)


   THE ROCK IS BAD AS HELL!! IT CANNOT GO AWAY!!!!!!!!! LONG LIVE THE ROCK!!!!!! MANCOW IS A ****ING ***** ***** LOSER joe, chris, freak, brian, everyone else... you are a great crowd.. never give up... so, live, drink, party and DRINK!!!!!
MANCOW IS A *****  -- email:  ****ING@SSHOLE 
URL: mancow=*****.com 
ROCKRULES,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 02:43:47 (EST)


   what am i gonna listen to now guys??
Jenny Budke  -- email:  duncanrex@aol.com 
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carpentersville, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 02:57:12 (EST)


   This is only a dream, right? If not, then it sure as hell must be a nightmare! It's unbelievable that Chicago's premiere rock station will soon be no more. The Rock has meant a lot to me. Brian, Chris, Eddie and Freak...you're the greatest! Keep rockin' yer ***es off! I'm gonna miss you guys.
jamn-jme  -- email:  jfriend@colint.com 
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Bourb., Il  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 02:57:12 (EST)


   Well, it looks like it's bend over time for radio listeners once again. VVX went away, and became the Blaze, which wasn't quite suited to my taste. When 103.5 became the Rock, I was glad that there was a radio station capable of enough eclecticism that it would play older and more recent hard rock. Oh well.. There was a long time that I didn't listen to the radio, and I can do it again. Good luck to the DJ's, and I'll pay enough attention to see if you folks show up somewhere else, with management capable of keeping their heads out their accountant's ***es long enough to know not to break up a winning team.
SM  -- email:  president@whitehaus.com 
URL: www.whitehaus.com 
Where Else?,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 02:59:27 (EST)


  
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Friday, October 30, 1998 at 03:01:20 (EST)


   This message is directed towards the corporate division responsible for the demise of the greatest rock station to ever exist. I have been a loyal listener of the Rock 103.5 for a LONG time and I would like to know why is the Rock going off the air??? The Rock is by far the best station in Chicago and now you guys are killing rock in Chicago. I believe that all of us deserve a **** good explanation for these actions. Regardless, I am behind the DJ's all the way, Chris, Freak, Eddie, Sludge, Julio, Taz, Jo and everyone else. They are people who know what the public wants. That's what made the Rock different from every other station in Chicago. And now, with a 24-hour notice, you people are abandoning your listeners, people who have been behind you guys from the start. And now you're switching the format to R&B? What kind of sick people are you? Do you even listen to the radio? There are too many R&B stations the way it is and now we're losing our only REAL rock station for another R&B station? Have you no souls, or just don't know what a majority of your listeners really want? You guys should really get in touch with public relations. Who really needs another station like B96? There are no other modern rock stations in Chicago. The only thing close is Q101, and there is no way in hell any of us rockers will switch over to that ****. If this is a money issue, something to fatten your wallets, you people make me sick. People who will screw there own followers for some extra coin. But I forgot, this is America. The Land of the Corporations where everything revolves around the all-mighty dollar. I believe that most everyone would agree with me on this one. sp00ge
sp00ge  -- email:  sp00ge@edmail.com 
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DYER, IN  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 03:15:38 (EST)


   i love the rock. please don't let it go, it's all i listen to. without it there is a huge void in my life. i got a page from my friend and he said "did you hear the bad news about the rock?" i immediately returned his page, asking if it was leaving... it was... i yelled. i'm still yelling right now. it's hard to type. i love the Rock. tom
Tom  -- email:  tombaby2@aol.com 
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hanover park, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 03:19:51 (EST)


  
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,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 03:22:19 (EST)


   i think the problem is this. the music we love is on the rock. the music we love is music that is not generally widespread. it's more of a specialty music. lately the rock has been further into this medium, proving that 230000+ listeners love it this way. there is an audience for this music. we just need a radio station with execs that care about the people and want to provide what our group wants.
Rock 103.5
the rock button


tom  -- email:  tombaby2@aol.com 
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hanover park, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 03:25:56 (EST)


   i love the rock. i have the hat, the keychain, the shirt, a million of the car stickers (new and old ones)... everything. every preset in my car is set to the rock, every one on my stereo is too. my friends think it's lame but i don't listen to any other station. i don't know what to do now that the rock is leaving. all i can do is stay up all night and enjoy the last 24 hours of my favorite radio station ever. please don't get rid of the rock! please! it's the best it ever has been, from the guy in the commercials to the jocks, from the gumdrop kingdom to our old friends lou brutus and the fah king. i'm listening to the rock as i write this. it's a part of my life and a part of hundreds of thousands of people's lives every week.
Rock 103.5
the rock button


tom  -- email:  tombaby2@aol.com 
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hanover park, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 03:30:37 (EST)


   if you love the rock, copy this button and display it on your site. hopefully it will help to motivate a new station to fill the void that the rock leaves behind when it becomes the heart and soul of chicago. maybe it'll even change the minds of the execs.
Rock 103.5
the rock button


tom  -- email:  tombaby2@aol.com 
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hanover park, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 03:33:08 (EST)


  
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Friday, October 30, 1998 at 03:36:45 (EST)


   I agree with Tom. My life practically revolves around the Rock. I'm sure many lives revolve around it. And now, they are leaving us. And for what, some extra money? I love all of the RockJocks. They are people that we can identify with. I haven't been this depressed in years. What will all of us do? I'm going on a cd-only basis from this point forward unless the Rock emerges once again. I hope that the god**** will reconsider their decision. http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Garage/9756/images/rockbutn.gif
sp00ge  -- email:  sp00ge@edmail.com 
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Dyer, IN  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 03:53:47 (EST)


   THIS IS SUCH BULL****!!!!! THE ONLY GOOD ROCK STATION AROUND HERE AND YOU HIGHER THAN THOU MFers HAVE TO YANK IT OFF THE AIR! SCREW R&B! WE WANT KICK *** MUSIC! WHAT THE HELL ARE WE SUPPOSED TO LISTEN TO NOW? QUEER 101? I DON'T THINK SO! SCREW YOU MONEY HUNGRY SOB'S! KEEP THE ROCK HERE!!!!! GOOD LUCK TO ALL YOU DJ'S......PARTY ON ......I WILL DEFINITELY MISS THE ROCK.......THIS ****ING SUCKS ***.......I'M SO PISSED...UGGHHHH
Monica T.  -- email:   
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Michigan City, IN  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 04:05:27 (EST)


   TO THE GUYS AT ROCK 1O3.5, IS THIS TRUE? ARE YOU REALLY GOING OUT OF BUSINESS? I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO YOU GUYS FOR THE PAST 2 1/2 YEARS AND I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS ****IN' HAPPENING. YOU GUYS GOT GREAT RATINGS. SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE ABOUT THIS. THERE SHOULD BE A PROTEST TO KEEP ROCK 1035 TO GO ON. WITHOUT YOU GUYS, THERE WILL BE NO HEAVY METAL. WILL THERE STILL BE A METALLICA SHOW AT THE ARAGON? WILL BLACK SABBATH STILL COME TO TOWN? IF SO, HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN TICKETS GO ON SALE? I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT EDDIE, FREAK ,JO, JULIO, THE SLUDGE, AND THE REST OF YOU GUYS. NOW I HAVE NO STATION TO LISTEN TO. THERE'S ALWAYS 979 THE LOOP, BUT THEY DON'T PLAY THE HARDER STUFF LIKE MEGADETH AND METALLICA. I'M GONNA MISS YOU GUYS AND YOU'LL ROCK FOREVER AND I HOPE CHICAGO WILL HAVE ANOTHER RADIO STATION JUST LIKE ROCK1035. LONG LIVE ROCK 1035!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FROM YOUR ROCK 1035 LISTENER, ERIC DESIONGCO (A.K.A EZ-E)
Eric Desiongco (A.K.A. EZ-E)  -- email:  WWW.ROCK103.5.COM 
URL: WWW.EDMD1522.COM. 
Westchester,, Il  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 04:15:54 (EST)


   I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS ****!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO MORE MANDATORY METALLICA!!!!!!!!!!!! NO MORE CHRIS PAYNE!!!!!!!!!!!! NO MORE SLUDGEMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MO MORE SKANKY HOES!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS REALLY SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bill Scholinsky  -- email:  www,skiman71@webtv.com 
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Round Lake Beach, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 04:16:33 (EST)


   I am at a loss for words. All I can say is this really SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chris Basdeckis  -- email:  Noobster1@aol.com 
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Schaumburg, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 04:39:40 (EST)


   Ok guys. Something has to be done about this. I say we protest Chancellor Media. Send email to the head executive of The Rock, Mike Fowler His email address is mf1035@aol.com. Just tell him how you feel about this . Hopefully, if enough people complain, he may reconsider. **** THE MAN! SAVE THE ROCK!
sp00ge  -- email:  sp00ge@edmail.com 
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Dyer, IN  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 04:41:58 (EST)


   Oops. I meant Jim DeCastro. He is the corporate scumbag behind it all. His email address is deacon22@aol.com. Everyone tell him how you feel. Let's try to save what we love. **** THE MAN! SAVE THE ROCK!!!
sp00ge  -- email:  sp00ge@edmail.com 
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Dyer, IN  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 04:48:54 (EST)


   Ok... tell me if this quote makes any sense to any of you. I got it from this mornings Sun-Times. This is Fowlers "REASON" for dropping the Rock: ``We had a hell of a great run with Rock 103.5,' Fowler said. ``In four years, we won 43 national awards in the rock arena--more than any station ever has. We had a great station. But it is a very crowded market in rock.' Pay close attention to that last line. Okay, if the market in rock is so god**** crowded, where in the HELL are the other rock stations? This is such BULL****. Fowler, what a joke.
sp00ge  -- email:  sp00ge2edmail.com 
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Dyer, IN  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 05:34:07 (EST)


   I CANT ****EN BELIEVE WHAT IS GOING ON! I HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO THE ROCK EVER SINCE YOU GUYS SWITCHED FROM THE BLAZE! EVEN MOST OF THE CONCERTS YOU GUYS PROMOTED! LISTEN TO MANDATORY METALLICA EVERY DAY, MONSTERS OF THE ROCK BLOCK, THRASH BACK AT 4 O'CLOCK, RADIO ANARCHY, AND HOUSE OF HAIR, EVERY TIME IT IS ON! AND AFTER ALL THE DEDICATION TO THE BEST RADIO STATION IN THE COUNTRY, SOME CORPORATE SCUM BAG ***HOLE IS GOING TO COME ALONG AND **** IT ALL UP, JUST SO HE CAN DRIVE A JAGUAR INSTEAD OF A MERCEDES. I SAY WE HANG THE MOTHER****ER! ALL US HARD WORKERS WORKING HARD TO THE ROCK. WE DONT DESERVE IT! SOMETHING MUST BE DONE! FREAK, SLUDGE, CHRIS PAINE, JULIO, AND ALL THE REST OF THE DJ'S, YOU ABSOLUTELY ****EN ROCK! THE BEST OF LUCK TO ALL OF YOU GUYS! BOB AND TOM, YOU SUCK BIG FAT SWEATY, HAIRY BALLS! THEY JUST NEED TO GIVE YOU TWO THE BOOT AND IT WILL BE PERFECT! LONG LIVE THE MIGHTY ROCK 103.5 AND ALL THE GREAT ****EN ROCK AND ROLL. LIKE OZZY SAID, YOU CANT KILL ROCK AND ROLL, ITS HERE TO STAY!!!!
Ryan rock and roll lover  -- email:  loveme1238@aol.com 
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merrillville, in  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 06:32:09 (EST)


   First off, bad move for letting Mancow go. Second, taking the Rock off the air is the worst possible move that could be made! You have one of the most unique formats in Chicago, and changing formats will drive that station into the ground.

To ALL of the DJs, thanks for the great music, and the good times! I will miss you all, and hope that you land on your feet again in Chicago!
I will be checking to find out where you are!

Of cource there is an upside to all of this.. What a format change will do is drive the price of the station down, and then somebody with some common sense will purchace it, and restore it to it's old glory!

BTW, I removed all of the Rock 103.5 stickers from my 2 vehicles, and shed a tear while doing so....

My Rant is over..... Goodbye friend....I, and all of Chicago, will mourn your passing.

Richard Thompson

P.S. To all of the suits at Chancellor Media

**** OFF AND DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Richard Thompson  -- email:  webmaster@legendarythunder.com 
URL: www.legendarythunder.com 
Chicago, Il  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 08:05:52 (EST)


   YOU MORONS SHOULD HAVE NEVER GOT RID OF MANCOW!! ENJOY THE FORMAT CHANGE. YOU GUYS SUCK! AND JO ROBINSON YOU SL*T, THANKS FOR HELPING THE FORMAT CHANGE PRESS FOWARD BY PLAYINF RUSH! HAHAHHAAHAA October 28, 1998 BY ROBERT FEDER SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST WRCX fails to capture rival's `Heart and Soul' On the eve of a long-awaited format change at WRCX-FM (103.5), bosses of the Chancellor Media Corp. station quietly tried to engineer a swap with WXXY/WYXX-FM (103.1), the ``Heart and Soul' R&B oldies outlet. Sources confirmed Tuesday that Jim deCastro, radio chief of Chancellor Media, proposed a transfer of music format, call letters and other ***ets with Mike Kakoyiannis, chief executive officer of Big City Radio, parent company of WXXY-WYXX. The deal would have given Chancellor Media exclusive rights to the ``Heart and Soul' name and format that Big City has been using here since February. Big City, in turn, would have taken over WRCX's active rock format and music library. But Kakoyiannis rejected the deal, sources said, even though it may mean battling Chancellor Media in the same format. Big City's plans for WXXY/WYXX include a boost in signal power, effective in December. Robert Murphy has signed to join the station as morning host in January. Talks also are under way to hire another radio veteran, Fred Winston, as afternoon host. At the same time, Big City is poised to launch a rock format on its two other suburban simulcast outlets, WCBR/WBRO-FM (92.7) early next month. While Mike Fowler, vice president and general manager of WRCX, was not available Tuesday, he previously has denied imminent plans to change format. Nevertheless, all signs point to a switch sooner rather than later. DeCastro's proposal to Big City was not unprecedented. As chief of Evergreen Media Corp., he sought a similar arrangement with the owners of WSCR-AM (1160) in 1993. When the Score's bosses rejected the seven-figure offer for their format, talent and call letters, deCastro took on the Score with a competing sports talk format on WMVP-AM (1000). In the latest Arbitron quarterly survey, WRCX tied for 19th place with a 2.0 share and cumulative weekly audience of 236,000. WXXY tied for 33rd with 0.4/104,000. HAHA! THE COW IS NOW !!!!!!! THE ROCK IS CHANGING FORMATS!!!! NOOOOOO!!!! -- email: URL: , USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 18:43:02 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEEZ DON'T GO AWAY 103.5.....PRETTY PUH-LEEZ! I LUV EDDIE, SLUDGE & CHRIS PAYNE.......U GUYZ ROCK! FREAK (U ROCK 2), THANX SOO MUCH 4 BRINGING METALLICA BACK 2 THE ARAGON! I REALLY HOPE U DON'T GO BACK 2 MANCOW! HE IS THE ANTI-FUNNY & HE ANNOYS THE HELL OUT OF ME! AND HIS NEW SIDE-CHICK IS A SKANK! ROCK 103.5 - DON'T GOOOOO!!!! :( LOWIE -- email: URL: MCHENRY, IL USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 18:58:36 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- rock 103.5 can't be taken off the air where am i gonna get MetallicA and KoRn and PanterA, megadeth, monster magnet, tool, rob zombie, pink floyd, led zepplin? you can't rid of the rock then we don't have any good stations to listen to in chicago AND WHAT ABOUT MANDATORY METALLICA IF YOU TAKE THE ROCK OFF THE RADIO I'M TAKING MY LIFE heather -- email: SmPuAnCkEy@aol.com URL: lake station, in USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 18:59:54 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You guys have been the best station there has ever been!! I do believe the suits will fail... I'll be here laughing when they do... There is no way that the hard rockers out here are going to just give up as we hope the staff there thinks the same and does not give up... Fight hard and come back to us... No one in their right mind is going to listen to R&B... Rock will prevail as it always does... We'll miss you guys... come back to us soon and thanks for everything... Later. Lisa -- email: wmnrocker@hotmail.com URL: Brookfield, IL USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 19:05:02 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Farewell Rock 103.5! You guys just couldn't get the joke, now the joke's on you. Mancow rules. Q101 kicked your ***. Now roll over and start playing Ashford and Simpson songs you pussies! -- email: URL: , USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 19:43:29 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Any intelligent being would realize that Mancow is the biggest dope on the radio. Its said to see that such mindless dribble actually carries a following in such a cool city. Roc -- email: URL: Chicago, IL USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 19:52:23 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I think it sucks that you're leaving us! u guys r the best! now what are we supposed to listen to? OLDIES? c'mon, here in N.W.Indaiana, u r the only station we get thta plays actuall rock and especially Metallica! The only one! Please don't leave us! Buy out that queer q101 and take that over. They're all gay anyways. metallica rules! King Itch -- email: tiki-god@mailexcite.com URL: Crown Point, IN USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 19:53:37 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scott Loftus. Fierce Heart. "echoes". real precious metal. vvx. We need you back. please find a radio station that has the guts to play what you used to play. Slayer, C.O.C., Trouble, and all the other great stuff you used to play. chicago radio died when you disappeared. i need non-poser metal back on chicago radio. everything they play on this station is lame. one more thing people: BUY THE NEW KING'S X, PLAY THE NEW KING'S X, WRITE YOUR CONGRESSMAN ABOUT THE NEW KING'S X. IT IS THE BEST **** ALBUM YOU WILL EVER HEAR. Thank you for the time. bry -- email: bdykes@hotmail.com URL: , USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 19:54:54 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOOOOOOOOOOO DONT GO!!!!!! NO ONE ELSE PLAYS METALLICA!!!!! DONT GO!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Adam Eich -- email: t.eich@mailexcite.com URL: C.P., In USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 20:01:16 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- email: URL: , USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 20:22:54 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ever since "The Rock" took over "The Blaze," the ratings for the music have sucked. Sure, "The Rock" had good ratings because they had an extremely popular morning show. But when the morning guy gets a 4+ rating and the entire station gets a 3 rating, that tells you something. "The Blaze" always scored a consistent 3 rating without a powerful morning guy. Why? CAUSE THE MUSIC KICKED ***!!! The day "the Rock" died was when they stopped playing the Crue, Jackyl, Slaughter, Cooper, Bon Jovi for ***** whining losers like STP and Nirvana. Eddie Webb's "4-oclock thrashback" was the only good thing left on the Rock. Someone bring back real rock about sex, drugs and rock n' roll. **** grunge. Joe -- email: JoeKool891@aol.com URL: Chicago, USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 20:36:57 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This sux, you guy's were the only cool station in chicago.Q101 plays to much **** and they have really bad shows. I think we should take over the station like in airheads. PLEASE DON'T GO I WON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO LISSEN TO!!!!! mark -- email: metal430@aol.com URL: st.charles, il USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 20:56:49 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Why did you guys change? You are the only station that plays Rock. Q101 just can't and shouldn't compete with the ROCK. The jocks are the most die -hard people ever. Of course Jo plays way too much Rush, but can you blame her. The bad thing is that this was the last good radio station that was left in Chicago. P.S. Bob and Tom kick Mancow's ***! Dan Sledz -- email: dethsled@usa.net URL: www.bobandtom.com Oak Forest, IL USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 20:57:33 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- **** ****ING ****!!!!!!!!! ROCK CAN'T GO!!!!!!! I'M ONLY 15 YEARS OLD AND I'M SURROUNDED BY HIP-HOP PEOPLE. YOU ALL CAN'T LEAVE!!!! MANDATORY METALLICA HAS TO STAY!!! WHAT AM I SUPPOSE TO LISTEN TO NOW? IS THERE GONNA BE A REPLACEMENT? IT'S GONNA BE A *****. THE ONLY **** I'M GONNA LISTEN TO NOW IS Q101 AND THAT SEMI-SUCKS. C'MON ROCK, WHY THE **** ARE YOU GUYS LEAVING? Perry Balacuit -- email: metal@starnetinc.com URL: Chicago, IL USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 21:12:55 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What the hell's happening to the rock. speedy7 -- email: URL: , USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 22:27:27 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHICAGO RADIO SUCKS!!! There is not a decent morning show left and now the only halfway decent rock station is gone!!! WHAT'S GOING ON???!!! SOMEONE SAVE US!! Losing Man*@#$! was the best thing to happen to 103.5, but now you're gone. What is the world coming to? I can't go on listening to the Loop or CD94.7. All they play is "cl***ic" rock. What's a guy to do?? HEEEELLLLPPP!!!! Chuck -- email: netads@allways.net URL: South Elgin, IL USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 22:30:53 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Good Bye rock you guys have kicked so much *** through out the years i remember when you started with the first A-Z i have listened since i dont know why you are leavin but i hope you are leaving us with a good station but no station will ever take the place of wrcx rock 103.5 chicago and your good bye party will kick so much *** good bye rock thank you for the memories and the best of luck to the d.j. s Mr. Hooter -- email: hooter010 URL: new lenox, il USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 22:31:09 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- rock i love you all from joe toe freak all of you dont go why are you goin you brought mettalica here you started rockstock (kick *** show)well i have listened sice the start i guess it is just natural to here the end good luck to all of you djs good bye rock and good luck Mr. Hooter -- email: hooter010 URL: new lenox, il USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 22:41:15 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRING LOU BRUTUS BACK FOR A FEW HOURS BEFORE THE ROCK IS GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE ROCKS! Zeke -- email: zeke@wwa.com URL: Wheaton, IL USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 22:43:43 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Goodbye 103.5. You've kept me awake many midnights. Now I have nothing. I will cease to exist along with The Rock at 5:00a.m. I love you. Steven -- email: URL: , USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 22:44:19 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You guys are the absolute coolest radio station in the world. all the other radio stations play the same recycled new **** and you guys play the hits. Sludge, you are the man and I love you guys. Now i have nothing to listen to. Q101 is incredibly gay and i hate Mancow and his queer followers. He is a sell out and some day people will learn. i will miss you a lot. keep on rokin. i do have on bad comment. BOB AND TOM SUCK!!!! ytou guys need to do better David Barney -- email: somohllik1@aol.com URL: downers grove, IL U S of A Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 22:45:29 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This f*cking sucks!!! Why does the best rock station in the entire nation have to change formats?! The suits are a bunch of f*cking pricks. If you must change, at least have the common decency to make it heavier. PANTERA RULZ!!!!!!!! jeremy janik -- email: jeremyjanik@yahoo.com URL: frankfort, il USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 22:57:28 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MANCOW sucks Donkey Balls. I would rather listen to 24 hours of Perry Como Christmas music and the Greatest hits of John Denver. ROCK 103.5 is the BEEFCAKE of all radio!!!!!! SAM I AM -- email: EMRGNC8@aol.com URL: Manhattan, IL USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 23:01:27 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- email: URL: , USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 23:01:33 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I hate goodbyes, I've spent all my high school years listening to you guys, I've been to the shows I've entered (and won occasionly) the contests. Now what am I supposed to do? There isn't a single radio station that deserves to even compete with you. I almost cradhed my car when I heard today that the station is gone. The only thing fitting that I've seen so far is that, unless I'm wrong, Metallica at the Aragon is that last show to be put on by the station. There is nothing I can say or do to help the Rock, I can only wait until someone with sense starts another real rock station and hopefully be there, at the Metallica show to celebrate the real passing of the Rock's reign. I wish all the DJ's the best of luck in whatever their pursuits lead them to. I will mish you all and I await your hopefully return, Somehoww, Somewhere, Someway. Brian Tracy -- email: FreEeK1236@aol.com URL: NA Chicago, IL USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 23:17:05 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It is indeed a sad day in Chicago. The Rock is no longer, and we, the fans, are screwed. I gotta say, it was fun while it lasted. I will miss the Rock, but most of all, I'll miss Sludge and the Freak. Sludge, now known as Brian, you were there for the fans for more than two years. I remember when you worked 2 to 5:30 a.m. weekdays. You gave us late-nighters exactly what we wanted, and that's more than I can say for all the QUEER101 pussies. Freak, you had the greatest hard-core rock show on the radio Saturdays [cool to see ya at Judas Priest, by the way]. Please don't sell out and go back to the Cow. He doesn't respect you, or anybody for that matter. He doesn't deserve to have you on his show; you're way too cool for him. To Sludge, I say the same thing that I said two years ago: keep the faith. The Rock lives on...in my pants. Peace out. Bill -- email: whronek@aol.com URL: Palos Park, IL USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 23:19:35 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey, what's happening to all the Metallica tickets you guys held? Not to be a prick in your hour of peril but I obviously can't win them and I'd like to be there. Brian Tracy -- email: FreEeK1236@aol.com URL: NA Chicago, IL USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 23:22:30 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tomarrow a truly great radio station dies. You've cum a long way from that radio station that only played like 5 songs over and over again (80's hair bands rule!) I wish the DJ's, concert promoters, etc.. the best of luck. U have kicked major a** throughtout the years. Can anyone tells me when they will take f****** MAN**** off the air? SAM I AM SAM I AM -- email: EMRGNC8@aol.com URL: Manhattan, IL USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 23:24:40 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I don't really care whether the rock leaves or not, as long as they're replaced with another rock station, or the like. The only thing I listened to regularly on the rock after mancow left anyway was Mandatory Metallica. max johnson -- email: maximumjohnson@yahoo.com URL: , USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 23:27:57 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- goodbye and thanks for all the fish. i'll miss you. now i have to go buy all the rush albums. who will i listen to now? i still hate q101, 101.9 is for old people, cant' stand hiphop. i guess xrt has another listener. maybe you could broadcast over the 'net? i can help, email me. laurie -- email: lstein@megsinet.net URL: , USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 23:39:32 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I CANT beleive you are leaving!!!! Chicago loves the rock soooo much! who cares if mancow is on queer 101 now?! what station will tell chicago when kick *** bands like ozzy and coal chamber and all the other rad music u guys play come to chicago?! argggg! i dont know what we are gonna do with out you all! but chicago will miss you madly! all i can say is that from now on ill be listening to my cds cos i will not resort to queer 101!!! you will be missed! bi bi and take care all of you!!!!!!! Loco Stef -- email: MIZERYstar@AOL.com URL: lake zurich, il USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 23:47:36 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey, there is less than 24 hours of rock. Do something about it! You can't erase a genre. 236000+ people will be if not already mad, upset, and saddend by this turn of events. It a good movie, "Empire Records," they said "**** the man, Save the empire!". Well, there is a new chant for all us rock fans! "**** THE MAN< SAVE THE ROCK-PIRE." DON'T LET THE MUSIC DIE ON OCT.30.1998 LIFE'S SHORT, ROCK HARD!!!! Mike Schenck -- email: Metalmorph@aol.com URL: www.angelfire.com/il/metalmorph/index.html 130 kenilworth Ave, IL USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 23:48:51 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Where did the Rock go? What happened to promises of no format change when Mancow left? What about fans like me that have been there since the Blaze years? I have never listened to a radio station as much as the Rock, and I have never heard a better one, but in these last few hours, I become more and more depressed when I realize that these are the last few hours, and that the rock will be no more. What am I supposed to do now? I had hopes of interning for the Rock, and hopes of someday working for them, but that can never be! My best friend, Ryan Shane, had hopes of getting a morning show on The Rock and kicking Mancow out to the curb. I guess we should thank the Rock for allowing us to have so much fun, and having some of the greatest concerts known to man. Now that we are losing it, I am sure we wish we had appreciated it a whole lot more! Rockstock '97 was the greatest!! The rock needs to be thanked for forgetting the people who have listened for all this time and dropping us like flies! Oldies and Chicago don't mix, but sadly, that mistake won't be realized until it is too late! Say goodbye! Jenilyn Nauer -- email: GKLSoak@webtv.net URL: , USA Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 23:53:22 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The morning show sucks. Please take it off the air ASAP. Thank-you. Billy Goat Gruff -- email: URL: , USA Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 10:26:45 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Metallica just plain sux. They haven't put out a good album since ...And Justice, and having a Metallica cover band open for them is the gayest thing I've heard of. Please stop playing Metallica all together, and maybe the white trash trailer folks will get a job. Play some Phish, music for intelligent people who don't marry their relatives, live in trailers, or have kids at age 18. Metallisux -- email: Phish Are Phorever! URL: www.phish.net Burlington, VT USA Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 10:32:36 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The morning show rocks. Please don't take it off the air. Thank-you. Billy Goat Gruff -- email: URL: , USA Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 11:40:32 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When are ozzy tickets going on sale? Dan -- email: Danimal666 URL: Hampshire, IL USA Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 14:39:35 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- well all i can say is... there nce was a killer rock station, it was called Z-Rock... once they went of the airwaves everything went to hell. I was a student at the University of Illinois from 9-96 and they had that station there over a satellite broadcast, it kicked everyone elses ***... they originated the mighty met... a 45 min metallica show on saturday nights. the rock sucked when it started..sucks worse now and might as well go to hell like everything else Eric -- email: ebramowi@ix.netcom.com URL: calumet city, il USA Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 18:56:56 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BY ROBERT FEDER SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Mancow Muller's ratings juggernaut rolls on. AccuRatings figures released this week show WKQX-FM (101.1) moving up from eighth place in mornings with a 3.8 percent audience share in spring to fourth place with a 6.5 share. Muller signed on as morning host at Q-101 at the end of July--one month into the summer ratings period. Muller's former station, WRCX-FM (103.5), dropped from fifth with a 5.6 share to 17th with a 2.1. Muller was replaced by the syndicated morning duo of Bob Kevoian and Tom Griswold. Even more dramatic was the shift among listeners between the ages of 25 and 54. In that category, Q-101 jumped from 17th place with a 2.7 share to second with a 6.5 share. Rock 103.5 fell from third place with 5.2 share to 24th with a 1.5 share. AccuRatings, based on telephone surveys by Chicago-based Strategic Media Research, are considered a precursor to the more authoritative Arbitron figures. Arbitron will release its summer survey results Oct. 13. The apparent audience erosion at Rock 103.5 can only hasten a format change. For competitors like Chuck Hillier, vice president and general manager of Q-101, it's a foregone conclusion. ``They've already changed formats,' Hillier said. ``I just tuned in and heard a fat lady singing.' . -- email: . URL: . ., USA Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 21:02:50 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WRCX fails to capture rival's `Heart and Soul' October 28, 1998 BY ROBERT FEDER SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST On the eve of a long-awaited format change at WRCX-FM (103.5), bosses of the Chancellor Media Corp. station quietly tried to engineer a swap with WXXY/WYXX-FM (103.1), the ``Heart and Soul' R&B oldies outlet. Sources confirmed Tuesday that Jim deCastro, radio chief of Chancellor Media, proposed a transfer of music format, call letters and other ***ets with Mike Kakoyiannis, chief executive officer of Big City Radio, parent company of WXXY-WYXX. The deal would have given Chancellor Media exclusive rights to the ``Heart and Soul' name and format that Big City has been using here since February. Big City, in turn, would have taken over WRCX's active rock format and music library. But Kakoyiannis rejected the deal, sources said, even though it may mean battling Chancellor Media in the same format. Big City's plans for WXXY/WYXX include a boost in signal power, effective in December. Robert Murphy has signed to join the station as morning host in January. Talks also are under way to hire another radio veteran, Fred Winston, as afternoon host. At the same time, Big City is poised to launch a rock format on its two other suburban simulcast outlets, WCBR/WBRO-FM (92.7) early next month. While Mike Fowler, vice president and general manager of WRCX, was not available Tuesday, he previously has denied imminent plans to change format. Nevertheless, all signs point to a switch sooner rather than later. DeCastro's proposal to Big City was not unprecedented. As chief of Evergreen Media Corp., he sought a similar arrangement with the owners of WSCR-AM (1160) in 1993. When the Score's bosses rejected the seven-figure offer for their format, talent and call letters, deCastro took on the Score with a competing sports talk format on WMVP-AM (1000). In the latest Arbitron quarterly survey, WRCX tied for 19th place with a 2.0 share and cumulative weekly audience of 236,000. WXXY tied for 33rd with 0.4/104,000. HAHA! THE COW IS NOW !!!!!!! -- email: URL: www.suntimes.com , Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 21:09:26 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Put music on in the morning! There's more than enough bloody talk in the mornings! I think talk radio is a major source of Road Rage. Talk is lame. Bloody Viking -- email: nospam@wwa.com URL: www.wwa.com/~nospam/ Chicago, IL USA Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 23:33:36 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLAY MORE LOCAL MUSIC!!! Bands like Dropcord neat to be heard more. Also, more underground bands like Zao and Down need to be played. THANX DJ Barraca -- email: deejay79@aol.com URL: www.dropcord.com Monee, IL USA Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 01:29:56 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE MORNING SHOW (BOB AND TOM) ROCKS!!!!! IT ROCKS!!!!!! Shannon -- email: URL: , USA Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 09:27:26 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE MORNING SHOW (BOB AND TOM) ROCKS!!!!! IT ROCKS!!!!!! Shannon -- email: URL: , USA Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 09:27:42 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC!! dropcord is a new local band gaining a strong following all over the country. Play that underground sound!!! Keep it real... Garrison -- email: dropcord@hotmail.com URL: www.dropcord.com Frankfort, IL USA Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 09:47:09 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well, I think you need to add another date for the Garage Barage because all of the 12 year old kids are gonna see (/)etallica and they are going to be disappointed when (/)etallica plays vintage stuff. Ive listened to (/)etallica since i was 5 and I love their stuff. All of the Load and Reload kids are gonna bit*h and moan when they hear old stuff because they dont know any better. The only albums they know are the black album and the loads. Dont just give tix away to anyone...... ask trivia questions...... Long live the Mighty (/)etallica Mike D -- email: Mdo16@aol.com URL: wheaton, il USA Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 10:04:41 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Im so sick of hearing people bitc* and moan about Ohh play more barenaked ladies...NONONONONONONONONONO What is the matter with you... If you want that **** listen to Queer 101 and turn off the rock. The rock is the best. although i HATE creed. YOU BETTER NOT SWITCH FORMATS You are the only good rock station in the area. What will happen when you leave? Who will play metallica and megadeth and pantera. I cant always wait to listen to rebel radio. Its not on early enough cause i work at night and all we get to listen to is **** like q101 and 93.9 and what not. DONT GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!(potentially offensive my a$$) Mike D -- email: Mdo16@aol.com URL: Wheaton, il USA Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 10:43:05 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- King's X did not break up (as reported by one of your dj's when Doug Pinnick put out his solo album) and their new album is the incredible!! This band should be bigger than anything that is played on radio today, but for some reason, they are not. So START PLAYING THEIR STUFF GOD **** IT!!!!!!!! Stop playing the same **** over and over again and play something different for a change. Leave the lame, overplayed alternative stuff that is echoing all over every radio station in chicago and start backing a band that should be selling out at huge places instead of the House of Blues. Thank you for your time. bry -- email: bdykes@hotmail.com URL: , il USA Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 12:24:07 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey people! I have a good idea! When KISS comes to town to put on the Psycho Circus Tour, how about broadcasting one of those shows live with no commercials? The LOOP used to do that in the 70's and I would like to see you guys do it in the 90's! Good luck and keep up the great work!! HarryUSA HarryUSA -- email: harryusaNOSPAMM@mcs.com URL: www.mcs.net/~harryusa Chicago, IL USA Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 12:29:43 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- People here is a cool idea. Broadcast one of the KISS Psycho Circus Concerts held in Chicago live on 103.5FM with no commercials! Of course if you do this with KISS and it works out, by all means don't stop there! Do Metallica, Black Sabbath and wizards like Satriani! Good luck! {Chicago's Very own HarryUSA} HarryUSA -- email: harryusaNOSPAM@mcs.com URL: www.mcs.net/~harryusa Chicago, IL USA Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 12:40:16 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Play other Sabbath songs like Sabbath Bloody Sabbath or Faeries Wear Boots Mr. Y -- email: URL: , USA Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 19:27:34 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Black Sabbath Rules the Earth OZZY IS KING!!! Mr. Y -- email: URL: , USA Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 19:28:01 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sabbath rocks! OZZY rules the earth! Mr. X -- email: URL: , USA Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 19:50:20 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- dan nelson -- email: URL: , USA Monday, October 26, 1998 at 12:12:25 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- dan nelson -- email: URL: , USA Monday, October 26, 1998 at 12:12:56 (EST) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Since Metallica is coming again, and in honor of the theme "Garage Barrage" I think the Rock should give up the 103rd caller bs in favor of a REAL contest. I think everyone can agree that the biggest Metallica fans should be at the show, so why not do a trivia contest? Ask some good Metallica trivia so the old loyal Metallica fans have a better chance at going to this concert! Brian -- email: Brian.Coker@mcmaster.com URL: Lombard, IL USA Monday, October 26, 1998 at 13:39:37 (EST) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
THE COW IS NOW  -- email:   
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MANCOW,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 08:07:49 (EST)


   WHAT THE ****?????
OZZYFREAK  -- email:   
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Friday, October 30, 1998 at 08:30:30 (EST)


   I'm not going down without a fight! Keep ROCK ALIVE! Fill out this form http://www.flash.net/~groff/ and tell Chancellor Media what the Rock means to all of us. Bring Back The ROCK!
Tony G.  -- email:  groff@flash.net 
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Chicago, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 08:35:36 (EST)


   AS YOU ALL KNOW BY NOW THE ROCK IS GONE. THAT MEANS MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE GOING OVER TO QUEER 101. WELL I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY. "**** EM' ALL." THOSE PEOPLE ARE NOTHING BUT SELL-OUTS WHO ARE LOWER THAN ****. I PERSONALLY WILL JUST LISTEN TO MY CD'S. I CANNOT SELL MYSELF OUT I WILL NOT LET THOS PUSSIES GET TO ME. METAL RULES!!!!! THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE. ANYONE ELSE WHO GOES TO QUEER101 CAN KISS MY ***. WE DON'T NEED YOUR ***GOTY *** ANYWAY. TRULY IT WAS THE"MIGHTY ROCK"
METALMAN  -- email:  MastericA@AOL.COM 
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CHICAGO,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 09:21:21 (EST)


   So long, and thanks for all the ROCK! I'm going to miss your station, especially your DJ's. I remember listening when the Blaze came on the air, and then when the Rock took over. I moved to Peoria for three years for school, but whenever I came home, I listenend exclusively to the Rock. I don't like Heavy Metal, but I liked your station so much I could tolerate it. Your DJ's and Production team made it great ,and revolutionized Chicago radio forever. To Sludge, Scott Streuber, Julio, Eddie, Wench, Taz, Freak, and everyone else at the Rock (Even Jo,) thanks for everything. I hope we can find out where you guys are going, becasue I'll still listen. The first time I got laid I listened to the Rock, and it's been a staple in my life since. Getting high, getting drunk, and partying down with the best station I've ever known. Good luck to all, and keep in touch with us!
Robb Barrett  -- email:  barrettr@cch.com 
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,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 09:30:27 (EST)


   October 30, 1998 BY ROBERT FEDER RADIO/TV COLUMNIST In a move expected ever since morning star Mancow Muller jumped to WKQX-FM (101.1) last July, WRCX-FM (103.5) has thrown in the towel on its rock music format. Starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, the station will switch to a ``rhythmic oldies' music format--ranging from Motown to disco--targeted to adults between the ages of 25 and 54. Typical artists will include Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Michael Bolton, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Earth, Wind and Fire. ``We're confident there is a definite hole for this format,' said Mike Fowler, vice president and general manager of WRCX. ``We've tested and researched this thing to death.' To kick off the format, Chancellor Media Corp. has budgeted more than $2 million in television advertising and other promotion. A $25,000 prize will be offered in a two-week contest to come up with a name for the station. New call letters will follow. In an unusual cross-promotion, WRCX will direct its former rock listeners to switch to WLUP-FM (97.9), which is owned by Bonneville International Corp. As Chancellor Media ***embles a new air staff for the station, an all-star lineup of jocks from similar stations the company owns in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas and San Francisco will be heard via satellite at the outset. While the new format is intended to draw listeners from oldies WJMK-FM (104.3) and perhaps contemporary-hit WBBM-FM (96.3), Fowler said he doesn't expect to cannibalize the core audiences of Chancellor Media's urban-contemporary WGCI-FM (107.5), adult-urban WVAZ-FM (102.7) or adult-contemporary WLIT-FM (93.9). Gone from WRCX will be program director Dave Richards and eight full-time and part-time disc jockeys. ``We had a hell of a great run with Rock 103.5,' Fowler said. ``In four years, we won 43 national awards in the rock arena--more than any station ever has. We had a great station. But it is a very crowded market in rock.' In the latest Arbitron quarterly survey, WRCX tied for 19th place with a 2.0 share and cumulative weekly audience of 236,000.
THE COW IS NOW  -- email:   
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,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 09:33:08 (EST)


   OK, HERE'S WHAT I THINK. WHY ON EARTH WOULD THIS HAPPEN? THE ROCK WAS THE BEST RADIO STATION IN THE WORLD FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS, AND THERE'S NO WAY THEY COULD CHANGE. THIS IS HOPEFULLY ALL A BIG HALLOWEEN PRANK. WHY ELSE WOULD THEY STILL BE DOING THE GARAGE BARAGE, AND BRINGING OFFSPRING TO TOWN? I HOPE THAT IT'S A BUNCH OF B.S. IF IT'S TRUE THOUGH, SOMEBODY SHOOT MANQUEER.
Joel  -- email:  jaw614@hotmail.com 
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Bensenville, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 09:34:07 (EST)


   Obviously it isn't going to matter that we are all writing to complain about the new formatting, because the wizards at Chancellor Media Corp will just blow away the website without even thinking twice....BUT...screw them, we're pissed! The jocks are telling us to listen to 97.9, but it is not the same format. Yes, I hear KISS every once in awhile, but it's not the same. Anyone have any other suggestions of what to listen to? First they took Z-ROCK away in high school, and now this. Hmmmmm....a sneaky form of curtailing that evil, evil rock music (ha ha)? I will miss you guys!!!!
Bridget  -- email:  BTraviolia@aol.com 
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Carol Stream, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 09:54:30 (EST)


   I just can't believe you guys are leaving. We already have enough of those ****y soft music stations and you guys are the only rock station that plays (/) E T A L L I C /-), Pantera, and ozzfest bands including OZZY!!!!. Your DJs kick *** too. What happened to you guys. What will I listen to now. How can I find info on new groups and albums. Well Sludge good luck at White Hen. I'll stop by some time
Bill Trsar  -- email:  I OZZY L@aol.com 
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Barrington, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 10:17:17 (EST)


   I cannot believe this. I go to Europe to study and when I come back I am not going to have a station to listen to. Thanks a f*cking lot. You guys did it to yourselves. When manqueer sold out you could have found a decent replacement, Neal and Bob just didn┤t cut it. Howard Stern would have saved you. For some god awful reason you kept Jo Robinson...horrible absolutely horrible. You overplayed songs (aka Queer 101 style). Great going you corporate f*cks...you think that you are going to get any ratings with ANOTHER r&b station..chicago already has 4. F*ck you all and long live the kings: MetallicA Howard Stern Freak Sludge.
Chris FIschrup  -- email:  fischrup@uiuc.edu 
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Schaumburg, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 10:20:32 (EST)


  

I'm not going down without a fight! Keep ROCK ALIVE! Fill out this form http://www.flash.net/~groff/ and tell Chancellor Media what the Rock means to all of us! Make some noise! Bring Back The ROCK!


Tony G  -- email:  groff@flash.net 
URL: www.flash.net/~groff/ 
Chicago, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 10:27:31 (EST)


   NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Why does this have to be happening? I've spent so many nights (and days) holding on to my cheap antenna in order to listen to you guys, and now it's all slipping away! I'm starting to get used to this happening. And, once again, I go to sleep without knowing. I just want to say goodbye. Julio, you made the rock worth listening to, and wherever you go, I wish you the best of happiness, luck, and wet dreams. I'll miss you. .......................Come back to Milwaukee.
Angela  -- email:  chanre@wi.net 
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Burlington, WI  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 10:37:29 (EST)


   This was a lousy, lousy thing to do. Even if the Rock wasn't the most popular station, it was among the best (and haven't the suits heard of "niche marketing"?). To all at WRCX: Thanks for giving us such a great ride over the last few years, best wishes in your respective careers, and here's hoping that the suits get stuck at Arby's when the new 103.5 eats hot, flaming death.
Morrand  -- email:  morrand@charlie.iit.edu 
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Chicago, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 10:39:08 (EST)


   Alas, The Rock. Say what you will, but I for one admired this station. The variety rivaled 'XRT's in that they played rock from all ends of its spectrum: from Rush (old & new)to Seven Mary Three, from Foo Fighters to Scorps, and from Manson to Kiss. Yours will be tough shoes to fill. Alas, The Rock.
Hopa  -- email:  wannabeans@aol.com 
URL: www.wannabeans.com 
Chicago, Il  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 10:56:27 (EST)


   Why can't Chicago keep a metal Station? Z-Rock, The Blaze, now ROCK 103.5! By the way, this switch was in the works even when Mancow was there, so he can gloat all he wants (I have internal sources). Now that there is no rock station in Chicago, hello CDs!
Smoothy  -- email:  Lngducdong@aol.com 
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Plainfield, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 10:59:03 (EST)


   I will always remember The Rock as the station I listened to in high school. I wish everyone at The Rock good luck in their futures.
Ed  -- email:  Ed_R_1@hotmail.com 
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,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 11:09:15 (EST)


   WHAT THE PHUCK IS THIS BULL S***. GOD **** I AM SO BUMMED WITH THIS S***. I'M GOING TO PHUCKING KILL THAT ***WHOLE MOTHERPHUCKER. I DON'T WANT TO LISTEN TO THAT GAY *** R&B BULLS***. I WANT THE ROCK!!!!PHUCK!!!!S***!!!!GOD ****-IT. I WILL HAVE MY ROCK, OH I WILL!!!
Matt  -- email:  radical_matt@yahoo.com 
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McHenry, Il  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 11:19:01 (EST)


   I glad you guys are going down, you screwed mancow who built your little ****pie station and now your screwed ahahahahahaahahahahahaahha!!!!!!!! Maybe if your guys played some real songs not RUSH you morons, you would have made it. HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAH Just think if mancow was around you would still be here. Where did bob and tom get you guys!!!! If they were such a great show like he ***gets say one this list what happended then. Just like i said back when you got rid of mancow you WOULD GO DOWN IN FLAMES!!!!!! I WAS RIGHT!!!!!! I'm glad to see you guys be gone forever at 5 p.m I think i will have a party!!!!!! YOU GUYS SCREWED UP YOU GUYS SCREWED UP!!!!! MANCOW RULES MANCOW RULES MANCOW RULES MANCOW RULES!!!!!!! SEE YOU IN HELL MORONS!!!!!! I don have say one thing nice though you were a great radio station before you got rid of mancow!!!
Fouhomme  -- email:  dahunt@geocities.com 
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,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 11:34:16 (EST)


   THIS ****IN SUCKS!!! I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO 1035 FOREVER. WHAT AM I GONNA LISTEN TO NOW QUEER101. **** THAT!!! IM JUST SO PISSED RIGHT NOW! **** EVERYONE!!! YOU ALL SUCK COW **** AND EAT MONKEY BALLS!!! **** THE STATION!!! ****!!! ****!!! ****!!! ****!!! ****!!! ****!!!
Jim D.  -- email:  mancow1035@aol.com 
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Chicago, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 11:56:02 (EST)


   LONG LIVE THE GUMDROP KINGDOM! LONG LIVE THE HOUSE OF PAINE! LONG LIVE THE MIGHTY ROCK - 103.5!!!
LAURA  -- email:   
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MCHENRY, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 12:02:57 (EST)


   What The Hell!! I've been listening to the Rock since the Blaze died. It is the only place to get real rock. Where are we supposed to go now? Can we get a petition going? Rockers unite, we must do something!!
Lord Bob  -- email:  lordbob@megsinet.net 
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Summit, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 12:05:19 (EST)


   Since the very first day the Rock became a part of my life, and the first song played was Def Leppard's "Rock, Rock 'til you Drop" played for three straight days, I have been a totally loyal and worshipping listener. I have never missed one day of Mandatory Metallica, I have never missed a concert announcement, and now you guys are gone forever. **** YOU SGT. HAIRCLUB! And so, in closing, I wish all the DJ's, Sludge, Julio, Jo-Mama, Chris Pain, and the wonderful FREAK, the best of luck and hope to hear you all very soon on another Chicago radio station, one that plays metal. And to Dave Richards, Sgt. Hairclub - SO WHAT, SO WHAT, YOU BORING LITTLE ****! No more Rockstock, no more Mandatory Metallica, no more House of Pain, and yes, I'll even miss the 2 hours of Dee Snyder on Sunday nights with "House of Hair". God bless you all, rest in peace ROCK 103.5. And for your last song today at 5:00, I agree...you should definitely play the in-cut version of "SO WHAT" by Metallica. What are they going to do, fire you?
Andie Meyerhoff  -- email:  andimal23@hotmail.com 
URL: www.angelfire.com/il/AndieStuff/index.html 
Des Plaines, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 12:12:45 (EST)


   WHY???????
Matt  -- email:   
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Lake Zurich, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 12:17:06 (EST)


   You should definitely play Metallica's uncut version of SO WHAT as your final song, the grand finale, the one that takes the cake. We will miss you all - Jo-mama, even though in three years you have never once played my Free Forum Lunch request for Judas Priest "Turbo Lover", I will totally miss Sludge (space), Chris Paine, Eddie and Julio, and most of all FREAK - we love you. We hope you all find a job here in Chi-town. Good luck. And to Sgt. Hariclub, Dave Richards and his bunch of cronies - **** YOU! SO WHAT, SO WHAT, SO WHAT, SO WHAT YOU BORING LITTLE ****! WHO CARES, WHO CARES ABOUT YOU?
Andie Meyerhoff  -- email:  andimal23@hotmail.com 
URL: www.angelfire.com/il/AndieStuff/index.html 
Des Plaines, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 12:21:45 (EST)


   This truly is a sad day in the music world. I've listened to the ROCK EVERY DAY since I moved to Chicago 2 years ago!! I'm saddened because we have nowhere else to turn now that the ROCK is leaving. You've all brought so much to Chicago in terms of the music that is overshadowed by the whimsical panzy rock called "alternative". I'm talkin' about METAL!!! METALLICA will continue to dominate Chicago and the spirit of the MIGHTY ROCK will be in us all. JUSTICE
Justice  -- email:  Justice17@msn.com 
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Chicago, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 12:24:15 (EST)


   This has be the worst day in Chicago radio in recent years. Losing another rock station (and the ONLY good one in town) to yet another "wear my stupid pants so low I fall on them-gansta beat" punks. I've been with the Rock through it all right after the change from the Blaze. I bought tickets to the concerts, watched DJ's come and go, and just basically enjoyed listening to the station. So, is that all for live rock concerts in Chicago? Will Sabbath have to lower themselves to 97.9? (no offense, but some of their music is TOO old, not enough new stuff for the younger crowd) Will Metallica have to kiss Queer101 and it's 12 year old listeners to get air-time? Speaking of Q101, Mancow (now known as CASHCOW, the sellout) can go to hell. He sold out every principle he ranted about when he was on the Rock. We might have forgiven his taking more money, BUT he had to go and 1)badmouth the rock 2)start kissing the Q101 ***es. Anyone else remember him ripping on that station and their music speak up. Mancow can go blow. The overall quality of the the on-air personalities on the Rock beat all the other losers by a mile. I wish you all the best, and Freak, if you go back to Mancow, we'll forgive you. You need a job and Mancow is a friend(?) of yours so it'd be natural. For the first time in my life, I am going to stop listening to the radio on about 5or5:30 Monday. The music will continue til then, but it will be empty and soulless without the Rock behind it. I guess I'll be using the buzzer on my alarm from now on. Goodbye Rock, another victim of the corporate shuffle. We will not forget you or forgive this.
  -- email:   
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,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 12:30:13 (EST)


   I know everyone is voting for a Metallica song, however there is a much better choice out there. Mention it on the air, and see if there is a voting change after. "You Can't Kill Rock & Roll" by Ozzy [Diary of a Madman] has to be the last song. It symbolizes all our feeling about the music we all love. Play "So what" second to last, but Ozzy has to be the last song. Plus, Ozzy was there when it ALL started anyway (circa 1969). It can only be fitting to end it all with the man who started it all. We will miss you. Mike and Kim
Mike and Kim  -- email:  Avatar190@msn.com 
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Hazel Crest, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 12:42:08 (EST)


   LONG LIVE THE GUMDROP KINGDOM! LONG LIVE THE HOUSE OF PAYNE! LONG LIVE THE MIGHTY ROCK - 103.5!!!
LAURA  -- email:   
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MCHENRY, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 12:51:12 (EST)


   Heh...I was told this information about them becoming a 'light jazz' station this morning. I laughed, thinking the kid was joking. But then I heard Cow was talking about this stuff, and I got this was the topic of a few conversations around...I got paranoid. After Cow left Rock 103.5 the Rock began to suck, but still the best rock station in Chicago. Really...for the love of god! Don't switch! Kevin
Kevin  -- email:  battery841@yahoo.com 
URL: members.xoom.com/ibanezbq/ 
Buffalo Grove, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 12:53:13 (EST)


   If the rock got rid of that skankbox Jo Robinson and played something other than Rush Metallica and Offspring maybe, just maybe, they would have lived to see another day. As for me, the rock started to suck so badly that all i listened too was cow and then some cd's and now that MANCOW i'll leave the sinking ship with this-see "YA" in hell
ROB GOULD  -- email:  ThDeadOne@aol.com 
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,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 12:55:59 (EST)


   the rock is the only thing i listen to.

the rock market is not crowded. rock 103.5 is a unique station, winner of many national awards.

the rock stands tall above all others.

don't let bob and tom's horrible morning show ruin a radio station!

long live the rock!

The Rock Forever
THE ROCK button - put this on your site!

jason  -- email:  faking01@aol.com 
URL:  
hanover park, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 13:03:45 (EST)


   Please don't leave what's gonna fill the void? No one has a format close enough to the rock!...... if you goto urban you are gonna suck so bad and noone is going to listen........
DJ Rick Cesak  -- email:  djrick99@aol.com 
URL:  
IL, US  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 13:07:19 (EST)


   Please don't leave what's gonna fill the void? No one has a format close enough to the rock!...... if you goto urban you are gonna suck so bad and noone is going to listen........
DJ Rick Cesak  -- email:  djrick99@aol.com 
URL:  
IL, US  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 13:07:20 (EST)


   Please don't leave what's gonna fill the void? No one has a format close enough to the rock!...... if you goto urban you are gonna suck so bad and noone is going to listen........
DJ Rick Cesak  -- email:  djrick99@aol.com 
URL:  
IL, US  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 13:07:20 (EST)


   This is ludicrous!!!...switching formats!!!!...No way!!!...How are we gonna find out about upcoming shows with say Satriani, or Metallica???...i don't think 97.9 airs all that stuff...hmmm, where are all the rock jocks going to go???...Sludge and his gumdrop kingdom, and his fetish with skanky hoes, then there's Eddie Webb..."Is he really the man?"...Jo Robinson's neighborhood...Taz, the new intern, Freak---and his obsession with Slayer, Pantera, and Metallica, who by the way, does a killer impression of Ozzy, Kara Karaveau, and most of all, JULIO...the guy with a hispanic name whose afro-american from the waist down with a white appearance...i'll miss his lame,cheesy winning music...he's quite a character!...This really SUCKS!!!...BRING BACK THE ROCK!!!!..
loyal rock listener(f)---zk  -- email:  futurz@hotmail.com 
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Windy, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 13:16:23 (EST)


   First Z-Rock, then the Blaze, now Rock 103.5 for what...another station that caters to either blacks or the mexicans. The Loop won't cut it, and CD 94.7 is too much cl***ic rock to satisfy the Heavy Metal freaks like myself (by the way, how can there be so much competition in this market Fowler? No one else here plays Megadeth, Metalica, Pantera or Slayer). Rock 103.5 was the closet thing we had to a station like Milwaukee's LAZER 103 and now their taking it away from us!!!! FOWLER, I HOPE YOU DIE OF A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK TONIGHT SINCE IT WAS YOU'RE DECISION TO GIVE US ANOTHER ****** LOVER'S STATION!!!!!! I gotta go, I need to pack my bags and move to Milwaukee!!!
Megadeth Fan  -- email:  CMNTMXR57@yahoo.com 
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Chicago, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 13:16:50 (EST)


   Well, I've noticed that everyone is yelling that the Rock is abandoning their fans and all the music you ever listen to is only played on the Rock, so you will never get to hear good music again. Well, if you just realize to listen to (and DJ our dearly departed) the Rock, now that its gone, all you need to do is buy all the Metallica Cd's. You fans had to be expecting this. I mean, I was a Rock fan but when Metallica became every other song, I just got fed up. You should have played more TOOL. If you ever have another radio station, check into that. Also, all you guys are beeaching about how the Rock sold out or is just succumbing to the corporate scum, but in all actuality they probably lost most their sponsors and advertising because none of you self-righteous baastards supported them. I'd be willing to bet the Rock had as many 13- fans as Q101. In fact, most radio listeners under 25 were probably, at one time, Rock listeners, but ever since their "goldmine" found in Metallica was a failure, they vanquished in their own fanocentric filth. And they continued to use it for some reason. Goodbye Rock 103.5, you will be missed, but with this demise, I have learned a great lesson; buy what they're selling. Similar to having to at least CLICK on a sponsor on those porno sites. ANyway, theres always the Loop my children. peace
The Prophet  -- email:  eata****@Q101.com 
URL:  
,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 13:31:40 (EST)


   ARE WE JUST GOING TO LET THIS HAPPEN? I AM ASKING EVERYONE WHO CALLS THEMSELVES AMERICAN TO BAN TOGETHER AND FIGHT FOR YOUR CHOICE OF THE BEST MUSIC, ROCK MUSIC. EVERYONE NEEDS TO CALL IN AND **** WITH THE NEW STATION. DO IT UNTIL THEY CAN'T TAKE IT. WE THE LISTENERS HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT... TO FIGHT FOR THE BEST DJ'S AND STATION EVER. DON'T GIVE IN TO CORPORATES LIKE MANCOW. THE ROCK WILL NOT GO OUT WITH A WHIMPER, BUT WITH LINES DRAWN AND THE LISTENERS READY FOR CORPORATE AMERICA.
CHRIS KOSTELEC  -- email:  ckostele@hotmail.com 
URL:  
Romeoville, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 13:51:37 (EST)


   Here's a little message for the Media Corp that owns the Rock.. YOU MOTHER****ERS!!!! I HOPE YOU ALL ROT IN HELL LIKE THE DIRTY PIECES OF **** YOU ARE!!!!! YOU WILL ALL DIE!!! ANYONE SEE AIRHEADS?? STORM THE ****ING STATION!!! YOU CAN'T KILL ROCK'N'ROLL YOU CAN'T KILL HEAVY METAL!! METAL LIVES FOREVER!!! 97.9! 94.3! 89.1! ROCK'N'ROLL FOREVER!!! Metalheads unite.. let's be heard around here.. we need Rebel Radio 24/7... Rich..
Rich  -- email:  Sporkweezl@AOL.COM 
URL:  
,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 13:52:03 (EST)


   Enjoy your non-heavy metal radio, you suckers!!!!
The Happy Guy!  -- email:   
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chicago, Il  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 13:53:08 (EST)


   Enjoy your non-heavy metal radio, you suckers!!!!
The Happy Guy!  -- email:   
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chicago, Il  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 13:54:29 (EST)


   Enjoy your non-heavy metal radio, you suckers!!!! GUESS YOU IDIOTIC METALHEADS HAVE TO LISTEN TO YOUR TAPE DECKS AND THE BOOTLEGS YOU MADE FROM 1988!!!! HAHAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHHIDCO;ANV
The Happy Guy!  -- email:   
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chicago, Il  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 13:55:23 (EST)


   Hey is Freak going to re-join Mancow now? That would be awesome.
  -- email:   
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,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 13:59:05 (EST)


   Ha Ha Ho Ho He He Har Har Congradulations 103.5 listeners! You have just been thrown away like a used condom. And you are already crying to be taken back!!
HaHa  -- email:  can you hear the cow laughing? 
URL:  
,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 14:13:34 (EST)


   I am a 37 year-old female and have listened since day 1. We ae being told to turn to the LOOP, but I don't think that they even own a Metallica album. Every time this city gets a decent radio station, they change formats. Let's all make sure that we let the new station know what we think of it. Rock 103.5 was a unique format. There is nothing else like it here in the Chicago area. PS- I can't get through on the phone lines and would love to take my 16 year old daughter to the Garage Barage. Tickets will sell out tomorrow in a matter of seconds. Any chance of getting tickets for being one of your oldest listeners?
Pat K  -- email:  Ashhoe1@aol.com 
URL:  
Addison, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 14:23:22 (EST)


   I agree with anyone who says this is the stupidest move this radio station could make! The R&B thing is so old! I used to break the rules at my work and listen to the Rock instead of the top forty station we were supposed to listen to, and I blasted it! Now how am I going to rebel? With Queer101? I say we don't let it go without a fight, a riot even! What about promises of Rockstock '99? What about all of the ***urances of no format change? It just goes to show that they are full of ****! **** any of the suits who don't have faith in the only good radio station in Chicago! The d.j.'s are the ones who made it great, and I wish them luck! Maybe they should team up and make their own radio station! I am a listener who has been there since the days of the Blaze, and I am sad to see it go.
Jenilyn Nauer  -- email:  GKLSoak@webtv.net 
URL:  
, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 14:24:14 (EST)


   Do you people know anything about RATINGS? The Rock's ratings have been falling faster than Clinton's missile when Hillary found out!!! Mancow was holding that station together, and when he left, so did the ratings. The new format will be "Rhythmic Oldies," which isn't the same as R&B, and it sure as hell isn't the same as B96! And BTW, it isn't designed to appeal to Blacks...it's designed to WHITE FOLKS who, unlike you, possess something called an open mind. SO **** YOU ALL! HAHAHAHAHA! A ROCK STATION IS DYING! I LOVE IT!!!!
Voice of Reason  -- email:   
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,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 14:27:50 (EST)


   You people really amaze me. You act like rock is the only "real" music out there. Such typical American rockhead nonsense. The rest of the world has realized that music doesn't necessarily have to be made with guitars in order to be "real", and you know what? Judging by Rock's LOW RATINGS, it looks like Chicago is realizing that too. Face it, rock as a whole is losing popularity. And BTW, heavy metal gets low ratings and low revenues. That's why it's stuck on stations like 94.3.
Disgusted  -- email:   
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,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 14:37:37 (EST)


   Anybody wanna drive down I-65 with me and execute Bob and Tom for ruining the Rock?
Mike  -- email:   
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,   USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 14:40:35 (EST)


   Thank You Rock 103.5 for some KICK *** Time!!
Szymon M  -- email:  SMSport@aol.com 
URL: members.tripod.com/~rockboy99/ 
Chicago, IL  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 14:46:36 (EST)


   ---------------------------------------First Mancow leaves and Now this!!! Whatever will I do? BooHoo, BooHoo. My heavy heart and sad soul will never be the same===>>> LOSERS - Get on with your lives, its just a radio station with an ugly whore on mid-days. Here's a little something to cheer you up: -BABABOOEY-BABABOOEY-BABABOOEY!!! HOWARD STERN RULES AND EVERYONE READING THIS BLOWS!!!!!
jackiemartlin  -- email:  jackie@jokeland.com 
URL: www.jokeland.com 
New York, NY  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 14:46:48 (EST)


   My name is Johnny Royal from 106.3 The Blaze! In Lincoln, Nebraska. I am saddened for the loyal 103.5 The Rock! fans, because we are a pure rock station, and care about our fans. 103.5 was a good station that will be missed by many people around the country. If any Rock 103.5 fans want to hear Metallica, Megadeth, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Creed, Foo Fighters, Monster Magnet, White Zombie, and the like, feel free to go to WWW.KIBZ.COM, and listen to us online...we can give you the pure rock you need.
Johnny Royal  -- email:  royal@kibz.com 
URL: www.kibz.com 
Lincoln, NE  USA
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 14:52:41 (EST)



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