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RadioJonD 07-24-2009 11:01 PM

2009 Christmas/Holiday Radio Programming & Schedules
WOW! This thread hasn’t started this early before! Let’s kick it off for July’s Rudolph Day & in Christmas In July style, shall we?!

The usual:

Like its annual Christmas TV counterpart thread, this Radio version will keep track of stations airing seasonal programming.

Many commercial broadcast stations will become “Your Official Holiday/Christmas Station” in November. Last year (2008), WMVN (101.1) in St. Louis, Missouri was the first going all Christmas on October 10. (This was for a format change so don’t look for it as early, if at all, this year.)

Likewise, many Public Radio Stations will air special programming for the entire holiday season, starting with Halloween and Thanksgiving themes. Personally, I like these type programs because they explore music other than the top 100 or so Christmas tunes that commercial broadcast radio wear out every year.

As you learn of stations making the switch to all Christmas, post ‘em here. List the station call sign, frequency and city. Also be sure to include a station link, especially if they stream their audio online! Here are a couple of starting places that list as many all Christmas stations as they can: (includes broadcast and online stations)

Sirius XM and their associated Satellite TV channels should be included here too!

I’m hopeful that someone in the UK will research and post all Christmas radio/audio related content with station links so that we may partake! I still haven’t developed a method for researching sites such as BBC Radio.

We always invite people from all countries to share your stations as well!

As always, I reserve the right to quote anyone starting another thread or posting anywhere else about their station(s) “going all Christmas” here in this thread. In their initial excitement, some folks will overlook this thread!

2008 Thread -

RadioJonD 07-24-2009 11:01 PM

Christmas Across The Lands
The reason we can start so early!

“Christmas Across The Lands” is a twelve hour syndicated Christmas show that stations may purchase and air. Breaks are included for local stations to insert commercials and other items of interest. Many have their employees and/or public officials offering Holiday greetings during these breaks.

2009 is the Tenth Anniversary of “Christmas Across The Lands” and at post time work is in progress for the eleventh hour of the program to be finished.

But here is the BEST PART!! 2009 Hour One is available for a listen! Check it out! -

Don’t forget the playlist.

RadioJonD 07-24-2009 11:02 PM

Music Choice
For those with Music Choice via cable/satellite:

Halloween - Thursday, October 15, 2009 through Sunday, November 1, 2009 – Halloween
Christmas - Monday, November 2, 2009 through Wednesday, December 30, 2009

ballcoach 07-25-2009 01:09 AM

Thanks so much Radio....this really has me excited!!!!

RadioJonD 07-28-2009 10:29 AM


Originally Posted by dancerXbabe (Post 173424)
oldies 103.3
bostons holiday music station :)
i discovered this from someone who does youtube blogs and didnt realise it had a link to play christmas music all year around
i think from november til the 1 week of the jan the actual radio station plays christmas songs non stop
its really got me in the mood, shame its still 4months away :/

We’ll look/listen for them again this year (2009)! They made the 2008 list on October 21:

Originally Posted by RadioJonD (Post 114240)
WODS, Oldies 103.3 in Boston, Massachusetts has gone all Christmas, at least from their web page. They haven't yet made the switch on the air.

‘Boston’s Holiday Music Channel’ -

Notice they don’t say Christmas. Most won’t, preferring to use Holiday. Personally, I would boycott those!

Maureen 07-28-2009 11:45 AM

I'll keep my ear to the ground (and the radio) and will report anything I find relevant.

That said, the UK isn't quite as festively minded - certainly early on anyway - as the rest of the free world!!!

Storeytime 07-28-2009 11:18 PM


Originally Posted by RadioJonD (Post 173432)
We’ll look/listen for them again this year (2009)! They made the 2008 list on October 21:

I just checked the station. They were live Christmas music. First song was Gene Autry - Rudolph

RadioJonD 07-31-2009 09:23 AM


Originally Posted by Maureen (Post 173452)
I'll keep my ear to the ground (and the radio) and will report anything I find relevant.

That said, the UK isn't quite as festively minded - certainly early on anyway - as the rest of the free world!!!

Thank you Bon Bon!

This is dated from last year but illustrates perfectly why we need UK, Europe, etc. Christmas Radio Reporters in here!

Who knew about this and didn’t tell us? -

RadioJonD 08-05-2009 11:04 AM

Radju Lehen il-Qala
To give you time to brush up on your Maltase, Italian, &/or English -

From the Mediterranean Sea Country of Malta!

Radju (Radio) Lehen il-Qala (106.3) - (with a listen link!)

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, & Christmas programming will begin Saturday, November 28 and run for six weeks.

RadioJonD 08-05-2009 11:06 AM

Christmas-FM - Dublin & Cork, Ireland UK
Once again, Christmas FM is coming to the Dublin & Cork areas of Ireland in 2009. Christmas FM is a specially licensed station that broadcasts only during the season to raise money for charity (charity partner for 2009 is The Simon Communities).

If you are in the area, they are also looking for volunteers! Looks like Christmas FM is conducting a vote on what type of Christmas music to air as well!

Listen for them to go live in November - with a listen link!

In the meantime, you may choose to listen to a Podcast Test running 34:19.

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