I’m an SXM sub and I’m sure I’ll not listen as much as I do when they don’t do free weekends.
Seriously though the advertisement doesn’t bother me any. I don’t know if it bothers a lot of others but it is a Casey show that people can hear for free if they choose. Yes it’s butchered and makes the show flow like horse crap contrary to the bill of goods SXM tries to sell you for why they do it but it is another opportunity to hear.
I don’t think format changing has to do with additional listenership at that time. I think it is all about the buffer time. You have 2 months that allow you once regular music returns to pretend the previous format didn’t exist to the listening audience and to prepare for the new one. It’s either this, read the phone book, or have the station sound like it has an identity crisis like 98.7 did here. Doing it at Christmas time for stations that air it 24/7 seems the easiest and less jarring thing to do.
It's snowing outside, I'm off from work and in the holiday mood. I wanna hear Xmas tunes, but there are none to be found. Couldn't stations have played them through tonight instead of starting in early November when I wasn't even thinking about the holidays yet?
You are the one who’s always promoting SiriusXM. They have at least one holiday music channel available online and through their app all year you could listen to.
It just feels there’s no rhyme or reason to some of these positions. You mention what happened in 85 and there’s another “wtf” example.
Regarding HTH, I didn’t realize it had spent so many weeks on. But ok, what about all the songs in front of it on the chart? This is where this gets insane and feels so random. And as I said, based on listening to the weekly shows it doesn’t pass the ear test.