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Today is Monday so I would like to remind everyone to check their favorite station’s web page for anything Christmas related! Of course, we still have Halloween to get to at the end of the week. I expect next Monday (November 1) to be the first real start of the 2009 Radio Christmas Season. By mid month there will be more and then Thanksgiving (U.S.) will open the flood gates!
If you don’t check your station’s site daily, at least make a stop once a week!
This applies double to public radio stations because most actually publish a complete holiday schedule with a synopsis for each show! Post yours as soon as it hits!
According to the website “A Country Christmas” features fifteen songs an hour and country artists sharing Christmas memories, etc. The show runs twelve hours and is designed to play one hour a day leading to Christmas and/or all twelve hours together on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. 2009 marks seventeen years for “A Country Christmas.”
A sample begins playing from a player at the bottom of the page upon opening the website.
I really wish there was a station that played something other than classic Christmas music or Christmas pop. I would like non-stop classical Christmas music mixed with things like Canadian Brass, Chanticleer, Kings Singers, music box Christmas music, hammered dulcimer, Celtic harp, etc.... Sometimes I feel all alone with my love for this type of Christmas music.
Originally Posted by MrsmerryChristmas
I know what you mean...I have a fondness for those kind of tunes also. Sometimes I get sick of hearing pop artists singing and would prefer to hear music done by an orchestra. I do have a few CDs featuring some of these kinds of styles: a Celtic one and a Canadian Brass one but it would be nice to hear more of it on the radio around Christmastime.
Be sure to check the public radio schedules included in this thread. (First two are just above with, hopefully, many more to follow!)
Originally Posted by RadioJonD
I’m making make a plea for everyone to start looking at their favorite radio station(s)’s web page at least once a week. Post any Christmas content that you find here; especially when Christmas music is playing or about to start.
If you don't normally listen to public radio find one in your area and check it and their web page out - http://www.npr.org/stations/ Public radio stations carry unique programming, especially during Christmas.
Tell us where the station is and be sure to include a listen link if applicable. We especially need non US input!
To find a public radio station in your listening area, simply type your zip code (US & Canada) into the search window at http://www.npr.org/stations/ and find a station. Then find the station web page and start looking. Post your findings here! This will be where the more diverse seasonal programming is offered. Do it for the children!
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An hour-long holiday special featuring Irish storyteller Tomáseen Foley and his charming tale "Parcel from America." The program also features music from guitarist William Coulter, fiddler Deby Benton Grojean, and piper Todd Denman, as well as songs from Moira Smiley.
‘A Celtic Christmas’ is another program that other public radio stations can pick up to air. Check your local station’s schedule.
If you have an account (free) at Public Radio Exchange (PRX) you may listen to the entire program now!