Ho Ho Holy Cow ... It's Christmas In Early November
November 4, 2013 at 11:12 AM (PT)
As ALL ACCESS reported last week, MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE Adult Standards WZTI-A (1290 MARTINI RADIO)/MILWAUKEE began broadcasting nonstop CHRISTMAS music on HALLOWEEN (NET NEWS 10/31). CCM+E Adult Hits WLGX (GEN X RADIO)/LOUISVILLE was next, beginning CHRISTMAS music at 4p CT on NOVERBER 1sr (NET NEWS 11/1).
There's now a 2nd player in the LOUISVILLE holiday music game, with SUMMIT MEDIA AC WVEZ (LITE 106.9) also getting into the spirit.
The holiday cheer is spreading, with ENTERCOM AC WWDE (THE NEW 101.3)/NORFOLK and CCM+E Rhythmic AC WMOV (MOVIN 107.7)/NORFOLK giving that markettwo CHRISTMAS outlets.
In WESTERN NEW YORK, both TOWNSQUARE MEDIA AC WJYE (96.1 JOY FM)/BUFFALO and and ENTERCOM Hot AC WTSS (STAR 102.5)/BUFFALO both hang out the musical mistletoe.
SIRIUSXM has also jumped on the holiday bandwagon, offering seven commercial-free specialty channels celebrating the festive season. The satcaster's holiday music channels will offer listeners a variety of traditional holiday songs, classical CHRISTMAS carols, country CHRISTMAS classics, contemporary holiday tunes, soul music, HANUKKAH music and Latin seasonal music.
As to who was first to get all Jingly Bell on us, WEZW/ATLANTIC CITY-CAPE MAY, NJ has been all XMAS since OCTOBER 18th.
Other stations joining the move to CHRISTMAS music early are:
PILLAR OF FIRE Christian KAKW (STAR 93.3)/CINCINNATI
CBS RADIO WWFS-HD2/NEW YORK
CCM+E Classic Hits KHLX (CLASSIC 93.1)/SACRAMENTO
CCM+E Adult Alternative KPTL (CAPITAL 106.3)/SACRAMENTO
CBS RADIO KTEG-HD-2/SANTA FE