Beth Heath only had to look to a line in her favourite Powderfinger song to confirm her respect for dumped 104.7 presenter Scott Masters and start a petition calling for his reinstatement.
"There's a line in All of the Dreamers which says, 'you're a pillar of the community' and that's what Scotty is," she said.
Ms Heath started a petition on change.org on Tuesday calling on 104.7 management to return Mr Masters to the breakfast slot after it was announced last Friday there was a new lineup for the show and he wasn't part of it.
Masters had been on three weeks' holiday and due to return to the show on Monday before the shock announcement. He became engaged to his partner Cheree while on holidays.
The Canberra Times understands, from various sources, Masters did not want to leave the station and is now pursuing legal action.
The change has meant the end of the long-running Scotty and Nige show, with Masters' on-air partner Nigel Johnson remaining with the station, in a new show with former newsreader Kate "Knuckles" Rice. The new breakfast show, Nige and Knuckles for Breakfast, is due to start on Monday. .
The petition to bring back Scotty at change.org attracted 500 signatures within 24 hours and had more than 1000 on Thursday night.
Among the comments from supporters of the petition were:
"Nige without Scotty is like Tom without Jerry or Beavis without Butthead. It just doesn't work!"
"I won't listen without them both. Why break something so popular?"
"These guys are the only reason I listen to the station."
Ms Heath said she was stunned about the sudden changes to her favourite morning radio show which made her drive to work a pleasure.
"I like Scotty and Nige together. They're like a band of brothers and they make you feel part of it," she said.
"Their banter and the way they play off each other is what makes the show."
Ms Heath said as far as she was concerned, 104.7 still hadn't been clear about why Mr Masters had been removed from the Canberra airwaves.
"I don't know the reasons for what's gone on but you can't give as much of yourself as Scott Masters has to the Canberra community without that Canberra community asking questions when something just doesn't feel right," she said.
Canberra FM's general manager Eoghan O'Byrne said on Thursday nothing had changed and the new line-up would remain. He maintained the show had simply changed from a three-person broadcast (Scotty and Nige and Kate) to a two-person operation (Nige and Kate).
Mr O'Byrne said the station was not ignoring the comments of its listeners.
"We value every piece of feedback we get from every one of our listeners," he said.
"We're not ignoring the feedback. We love the passion they have for the product we have and for the product we have going forward."
Mr O'Byrne also confirmed 104.7 would continue its support for the Convoy for Cancer Families event for The Cancer Support Group. A major contributor to the success of the fundraising event was a Scotty and Nige showbag which last year raised $46,000 in one day at the Canberra show.
Mr O'Byrne said the radio station management had already met with The Cancer Support Group to pledge its ongoing support.
"We want to continue to help make a difference to the lives of families with cancer," he said.
The Cancer Support Group chief executive officer Melissa Gardiner also dismissed any concerns 104.7's support would waver without the Scotty and Nige show.
"104.7 are a huge supporter of the Cancer Support Group," she said, in a statement.
"Convoy for Cancer Families is The Cancer Support Group's major fundraising event of the year, which raises a third of the yearly budget we need to raise so we can continue to Financially support the 950-plus patients we currently have registered with us.
"104.7 are very committed to supporting the Cancer Support Group's Convoy for Cancer Families and will continue to be one of the major partners in our convoy.
"This week we have had a meeting with 104.7 regarding the 2016 Convoy for Cancer Families and both 104.7 and The Cancer Support Group are moving forward with the organisation of this major event."