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post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 2015-11-17, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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according to radiowest.ca, early morning on the 13th, both 96.3 Capital FM and 92.5 Fresh FM in Edmonton started playing Christmas music...
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Edmonton's 92.5 can also be heard across Canada, on Shaw Direct, on channel 850. Interesting that this quote..." Consultants claimed that their research proved that "the first one out of the gate" with Christmas music was the only one with a big ratings boost." appeared on http://www.radiowest.ca/ . It sounds like going 24 hours with Christmas music is good for ratings.
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post #17 of 30 (permalink) Old 2015-11-19, 03:49 PM
 
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SiriusXM Holiday Pops begins December 3-December 26, 2015 (not December 24 as they originally stated). Saw this on their Facebook page last week. This should quell the furor, as many fans of Holiday Pops were upset, to say the least!
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post #18 of 30 (permalink) Old 2015-11-20, 01:57 PM
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KISS FM 95.9 (CHFM) in Calgary made the switch this morning.

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Majic 100 here in Ottawa went Christmas this morning too.

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Star 102.5 in Buffalo, NY that is very easy to pick up in Niagara and the GTA has finally made the switch yesterday to a full Xmas schedule.
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CHQM Vancouver. . . 103.5 QM FM. is now all Christmas music. This is another station heard across Canada on Shaw Direct, channel 846.
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CHYM 96.7 in Kitchener as of yesterday morning.
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post #23 of 30 (permalink) Old 2015-12-03, 01:38 PM
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Does anyone know if any radio stations in Halifax NS is/will be playing Christmas Music? I have searched but have not heard any Christmas Music
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1077 The River, Lethbridge Alberta is playing Christmas music. They are on Telus Optik channel 7090.
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Does anyone know if any radio stations in Halifax NS is/will be playing Christmas Music? I have searched but have not heard any Christmas Music
Halifax as of November 28th... CIRP Life 94.7 fm
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post #26 of 30 (permalink) Old 2015-12-18, 01:35 PM
 
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Kiss FM in Winnipeg

Is Kiss FM in Winnipeg getting flipped yet again? They are playing non stop Christmas music which usually doesn't bold well for a station
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post #27 of 30 (permalink) Old 2015-12-18, 01:40 PM
 
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Christmas music *can* be used as a stunt in between formats, but if it's a pop or oldies station, and it keeps its branding while playing All-Christmas, then it's not a stunt and will return to its regular format after Christmas.
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Pretty common actually...
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According to many articles, this one included, it's not unusual for ratings to double once a channel makes the temporary switch to Christmas music.

Ka-Ching! How All-Christmas Music Doubles Radio's Ratings - Hollywood Reporter
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post #30 of 30 (permalink) Old 2015-12-25, 05:12 PM
 
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Aside from the all Christmas station locally in London, I was surprised at the lack of Christmas music on other stations I happened to listen to (admittedly for short time frames). Even yesterday and today, BX93, Virgin, Country 104 and Free FM were just playing their regular music. Meanwhile CJBK, a talk station, was playing Christmas music as part of a pre-packaged set of programming with Christmas stories and trivia stuff (the same "Gift Of Christmas" that they have played for years).
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