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    Re: Should/will AC's go back to their regular format on 12/26...?

    Quote Originally Posted by the golden boy
    Quote Originally Posted by imhomerjay
    Meh...I like having the holiday songs last a bit longer, though I'd prefer a blend--a winding down if you will--just as I'd have prefered a ramping up instead of the all at once approach. WBEB is running all holiday today, and I assume will drop it all at once on Monday.
    I mentioned on another thread that I don't mind a few Christmas songs sprinkled in with regular programming through New Years Day, but just not the continuous Christmas songs like in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
    Seems like the ACs here are doing that. 92.9, as I mentioned earlier, is still sprinkling in the Christmas tuneage. Lite 98.7 in Hopkinsville is apparently doing the same. I'll keep listening, and let you know.

    The FISH (Christian AC), however, started the Christmas tuneage a week before 92.9, and is still apparently all-Christmas. I'll keep you posted.

  2. #12

    Re: Should/will AC's go back to their regular format on 12/26...?

    Posters on the Atlanta board are saying that B98.5 is still all-Christmas. I checked the log on yes.com and I can confirm that they are.

  3. #13

    Re: Should/will AC's go back to their regular format on 12/26...?

    WSPA in Greenville, SC has gone back to AC as of midnight
    WXLY in Charleston, SC went back to Classic Hits/AC with some Christmas songs sprinkled in on Sunday
    WLYT in Charlotte, NC went back to AC with Delilah Sunday
    WBBQ in Augusta, GA went back to AC [Premium Choice] on Sunday

  4. #14

    Re: Should/will AC's go back to their regular format on 12/26...?

    Quote Originally Posted by carolinaradio
    WSPA in Greenville, SC has gone back to AC as of midnight
    WXLY in Charleston, SC went back to Classic Hits/AC with some Christmas songs sprinkled in on Sunday
    WLYT in Charlotte, NC went back to AC with Delilah Sunday
    WBBQ in Augusta, GA went back to AC [Premium Choice] on Sunday
    K-104.7 was back to normal as well. I was disappointed because I wasn't ready for Christmas songs to end. I haven't been listening all that much because even my station has so many bad ones.

    On a related note, I had forgotten just how good the first few notes of Madonna's "Borderline" sound. I mean before she starts singing.

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    Re: Should/will AC's go back to their regular format on 12/26...?

    "The Breeze" in NJ (107.1 WWZY, 99.7 WBHX) is still playing some secular "winter" songs, like "Baby It's Cold Outside" -- quite appropriate for the major snowstorm we just got.

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    Re: Should/will AC's go back to their regular format on 12/26...?

    one way to see which stations that are still playing Christmas songs is go to yes.com and search for Bing Crosby or someone else
    http://natedoggsairchecks.weebly.com/

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    Re: Should/will AC's go back to their regular format on 12/26...?

    Quote Originally Posted by carolinaradio
    ...since Christmas falls on a Saturday this year, should AC stations go back to their regular format on Sunday (12/26) or wait until Monday, when the weekend is over?

    Sunday gets my vote....enough already! I wonder if many will hold out until Monday. Both AC stations in my market went back to soft rock on Saturday, 12/26 last year.
    I strongly disagree. One of the reasons people get so sick of Christmas music and are ready to return to normal programming at 12:01 a.m. on 12/26 is because it's been shoved down their throats since early November! For me, I don't usually want to start listening to any Christmas music until approximately December 1.

    As a Christian who is sick and tired of the commercialization of the holiday, it bothers me so much that stations immediately abandon all Christmas music just because the 12/25 date has passed. After all, the 12 days of Christmas BEGIN on December 25 and end on January 5 - the day before Epiphany. I usually listen to nothing but Christmas music all December long - including the week between Christmas and New Year's.

    I think it's okay for AC stations to gradually decrease the frequency of Christmas music starting on 12/26 (just like I wish they would GRADUALLY increase the frequency of it starting around Thanksgiving). But as we know, things are not done in moderation anymore because it's all about ratings, competition, and advertising revenue for the stations.
    -A.J. from Michigan

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    Re: Should/will AC's go back to their regular format on 12/26...?

    Quote Originally Posted by imhomerjay
    Meh...I like having the holiday songs last a bit longer, though I'd prefer a blend--a winding down if you will--just as I'd have prefered a ramping up instead of the all at once approach. WBEB is running all holiday today, and I assume will drop it all at once on Monday.
    Amen.
    -A.J. from Michigan

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    Re: Should/will AC's go back to their regular format on 12/26...?

    Quote Originally Posted by the golden boy
    Lite FM in Chicago, Star 105.7 Grand Rapids and My 98.1 Chattanooga were among those who still played Christmas songs after midnight.
    Star 105.7 in Grand Rapids continued playing all Christmas music until 7 p.m. on 12/26 - when the non-Christmas version of Delilah came on. In 2009, since Christmas Day was a Friday, the station waited until 7 p.m. on Sunday, 12/27. That was a decent move I thought.
    -A.J. from Michigan

  10. #20

    Re: Should/will AC's go back to their regular format on 12/26...?

    Quote Originally Posted by satech
    "The Breeze" in NJ (107.1 WWZY, 99.7 WBHX) is still playing some secular "winter" songs, like "Baby It's Cold Outside" -- quite appropriate for the major snowstorm we just got.
    This is great. I'd love to hear more secular winter, non-Christmas songs played this time of year... "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", "Winter Wonderland", "Sleigh Ride", etc.
    -A.J. from Michigan

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