Santa's 2011 Big Christmas Music List
Which Stations Have Flipped To All-Holiday Music
November 14, 2011 at 3:27 PM (PT)
There was snow in many parts of the country before HALLOWEEN -- and likewise, CHRISTMAS music is also arriving early this year. Here's a list of all the stations that have abandoned their regular programming for Holiday tunes so far:
10/17: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS Easy Listening WEZW (EASY 93.1)/ATLANTIC CITY will switch to all-CHRISTMAS music and promises to broadcast as "SOUTH JERSEY's OFFICIAL CHRISTMAS STATION" 24/7 for the next 10 weeks.
10/28: GREATER MEDIA AC WMGC (MAGIC 105.1)/DETROIT flipped to all-CHRISTMAS music.
10/31: CLEAR CHANNEL AC WMJJ (MAGIC 96.5)/BIRMINGHAM's "MAGIC Morning Show" with ROB and JEANNINE, and SANTA CLAUSE, flipped the CHRISTMAS music switch marking the beginning of the CHRISTMAS season in BIRMINGHAM.
10/31: WILKS BROADCASTING Country KFKF/KANSAS CITY will be going to an all-CHRISTMAS format, starting the day after THANKSGIVING, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25th and remaining all-CHRISTMAS until 12 midnight on DECEMBER 26th.
10/31: CLEAR CHANNEL AC WLTQ (92.1 MYFM)/SARASOTA, FL launches an all-CHRISTMAS format as "92.1 SANTA FM" with "12 DAYS OF UNINTERRUPTED HOLIDAY MUSIC."
11/2: PILLAR OF FIRE Contemporary Christian WAKW-FM (STAR 93.3)/CINCINNATI and CLEAR CHANNEL WLQT (LITE 94.5)/DAYTON, OH are jingling their bells.
11/7: Two stations have jumped on the all-CHRISTMAS music bandwagon in ST. LOUIS, as both CBS RADIO AC KEZK (FRESH 102.5 FM)/ST. LOUIS and CLEAR CHANNEL Classic Hits have hung up the musical mistletoe.
11/9: CHRISTMAS comes early to CLEAR CHANNEL AC WLIT/CHICAGO, as 93.9 LITE FM flipped the switch to all-CHRISTMAS music at 5p TODAY.
11/9: Also ringing the Jingle Bells is TOWNSQUARE MEDIA Classic Hits KMAX (MAX FM 94.3)/FORT COLLINS-GREELEY, CO made the switch at 2P TODAY to SANTA 94.3!
11/11: It's CHRISTMAS in BEANTOWN as both CBS RADIO Classic Hits WODS and GREATER MEDIA Classic Hits WROR both hang out the mistletoe and start playing Holiday music.
11/11: In MILWAUKEE, ENTERCOM Hot AC AC WMYX and CLEAR CHANNEL Oldies WRIT flipped to all-holiday hits within an hour of each other.
11/12: CLEAR CHANNEL AC KSOF (SOFT ROCK 98.9)/FRESNO OM STEVE WEED "switched on the elfin music box" at 12:01a on SATURDAY.
11/11: FT. MYERS BROADCASTING AC WTLT (LITE 93.7)/ FT. MYERS, FL strung up the Holiday "LITES" on the palm trees and became "SOUTHWEST FLORIDA's OFFICIAL CHRISTMAS STATION."
11/14: CBS RADIO Smooth Jazz KTWV (94.7 THE WAVE)/LOS ANGELES hung up the mistletop at 5p YESTERDAY (11/13). In addition to the CHRISTMAS music, THE WAVE announced a "Winter Wonderland" concert, featuring BRIAN MCKNIGHT, EL DEBARGE and JOHNNY GILL on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3rd at the GIBSON AMPHITHEATRE!
11/14: CLEAR CHANNEL Hot AC WNIC (FRESH 100.3)/DETROIT has joined the holiday list. FRESH 100.3 becomes "DETROIT's CHRISTMAS STATION."
11/14: BEASLEY AC WJBR (99.5 FM)/WILMINGTON, DE flipped to Holiday mode as "DELAWARE's CHRISTMAS STATION" TODAY (11/14) at 3p (ET).
11/14: CLEAR CHANNEL AC KKCW/PORTLAND became "The CHRISTMAS Music Station" on FRIDAY, NOV. 11th
11/14: VIRGINIA veritably has gone "All-SANTA Happy," as CLEAR CHANNEL Oldies WVMA (MAGIC 105.3) and ENTERCOM AC WWDE (2WD) are peppering NORFOLK with Holiday tunes. In ROANOKE-LYNCHBURG, AC WSLQ (Q99) and AC WSNV (SUNNY) lit their respective CHRISTMAS programming trees.
11/14: CLEAR CHANNEL WLGX (Gen X5)/LOUISVILLE is jingling away.
11/15 CBS RADIO/RIVERSIDE will launch "CHRISTMAS 103" on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15th on Sports KVFG. At the same time, the ESPN programming will move to sister Adult Standards KRAK-A/VICTOR VALLEY, CA.
11/25 NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS Oldies KARY (CHERRY FM)/GRANDVIEW-YAKIMA. WA will flip to an all-CHRISTMAS format on NOV. 25th and continue as YAKIMA’S official CHRISTMAS station.