Keep The Metallic Onslaught On WEOS
WXXI Cancels The Metallic Onslaught On WEOS After Three Decades
WXXI in Rochester, NY decided after three decades to cancel The Metallic Onslaught radio show on WEOS FM out of Geneva, NY.
WXXI has a partnership with WEOS to supply programming.
The WEOS studios are in the process of moving from a house on Hamilton Street to the building that houses the school post office. The last show MO ran was on Friday, 7/18/14. We were under the assumption we would be off the air for a couple of weeks and then be brought back with no changes. We were informed on Thursday 8/7/14 we were canceled after we had pre-recorded a new show to let the audience know we would be back. We also had a back up show loaded into the WEOS computer that should have aired on 7/25/14 that was pulled by WXXI and they never informed us of this.
As of today we have not had any dialog with WXXI management, even though we requested a meeting with them to discuss their decision to cancel the show.
The Metallic Onslaught has aired on WEOS for over three decades. Starting in the early 80's as a weekly show. It moved to just Saturday nights with steady hosts, then eventually moved to Friday night with the same host for over the last twenty years. The show has grown to more than just a metal show with a diverse cast of characters and a focus on the community and working with various groups and bands. We pride ourselves in being able to support local businesses and music as much as possible.
We work with Area Records in Geneva, Fingerlakes MetalFest held in Clyde, Roc City Roller Derby in Rochester, Women's Right To Rock Festival in Seneca Falls, Fingerlakes Lunachicks Roller Derby, 2CW Wrestling in Syracuse. We use local artists to design and manufacture our t-shirts. We have been asked to MC various charity events, cancer benefits for a dear friend and great musician and for the Eagle Hotel in Lodi.
We feel that we have been taken off WEOS unfairly to be replaced by BBC World News. Maybe due to the music we play as they have not canceled any of the other community operated shows. Certainly not for being part of a growing relationship with our extensive community. We have made a lot of friends over the years and have enjoyed every minute of it.
We are asking that whether you have worked with us before, you listen to our show live, listen to our old shows via our webpage stream, or are just a metalhead brother or sister, that you please sign the petition we set up and email WXXI via the links below. It may not get us back on the air but please let them know how you feel. Please be respectful in your emails as we don't know who will be reading them, and we know our friends can speak their mind in a good way.
We know this is a long statement, thank you for sticking with us.
Thank you, The Metallic Onslaught crew!
WXXI Contact email: http://interactive.wxxi.org/contact