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?!
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:
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!
“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.
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
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.
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!