Years in which Christmas falls on the weekend or even on Monday are the worst. Not only do you have the usual stations switching in OCtober and November but then other stations that don't switch still act normal and play Christmas music on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. So you get the shows airing on even fewer stations than they normally do. You might recognize this latter way, it's what was usually done the previous 30 or 40 years prior to the start of this millenium!!
Post by bestmusicexpert on Oct 23, 2011 7:44:11 GMT -5
I dont see why (even an 80's and later station) couldn't play the 71 or 73 show. ANY station that plays Christmas music plays at least 25-30 of those songs. The only thing is that more recent things that became staples of the season aren't on there... Springsteen, McCartney, Waitresses, Feliciano etc...
Maybe Premiere should coax Casey out of retirement to do one HUGE top 50 Christmas celebration.
There's also the recent AT40 version that they could use. He did a couple of Christmas specials with that version...
That list can't be completely accurate... the Sebring, FL station's format reportedly is talk!
I looked it up and it is a talk station, but their website is not working (plus the date of the cache on Google is October 3rd, the same day they switched over). It's probably just a coincidence, but I have a feeling they'll be at a new format in the new year.
lmw--I know Mix 98.9 and WBBG are in your area--WBBG goes Christmas during the week of Thanksgiving. Do you know if 98.9 that carries AT 40 the 80's also goes Christmas during the week of Thanksgiving?
Unfortunately, they do. However, they play their regular music on the website during that time so there's a chance that AT40 will still be heard that way; I'm going to e-mail the program director soon and ask them what's going to happen.
WCRZ is usually reliable; last year they aired Part 1 of the Top 100 of 1985 at their usual time.
But this year, with Saturday being Christmas Eve...I'm not sure. They do go heavier on Christmas music on the day of (and probably Eve, too) - and with their timeslot being the last four hours before Christmas Day...hmmm. Probably the only thing to do with them is cross your fingers that day...
Thanks lmw--it would be nice to hear AT 40 the 80's all year long to include the four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have gotten so spoiled to hear the show on Monday evenings with no commercials that lasts less than 3 and a half hours!