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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 2018-11-02, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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2018 Holiday Music Format Flips

This thread is to track any Holiday music format flips on your local AM/FM radio stations for 2018.

WTSS (Star 102.5 - Buffalo, NY) that is available in most of the GTA has flipped to an all holiday format (24/7) starting on U.S. election day the last several years. Expect it to flip again this upcoming Tuesday (November 6th).
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 2018-11-03, 10:56 AM
 
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None have flipped here in NS, yet, but I just read an interesting article from the US on Radio Insight.

Of course most of the radio stations mentioned in the article can be heard here in Canada on the web.

https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1...99AF0TIRg1tqEY

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Originally the day after Thanksgiving was considered the start of the Christmas season. Now as radio stations have moved up the start of their move to Christmas music, November 1 is quickly becoming the date when the Christmas season begins.
Those who do not want to listen still have many other stations they can switch to, so it shouldn't bother anyone enough to complain.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 2018-11-05, 07:30 PM
 
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Alright both WTSS and WMSX went Christmas today. Too bad the latter half doesn't reach into the GTA anymore due to HD interference by CFMZ. Interesting as WMSX hasn't gone full out Christmas since flipping to their "Mix" identity.
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Stingray Music starts Christmas music on Stingray Holiday Favourites on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.
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WNIC 100.3 In Detroit/Windsor has flipped to 24/7 Christmas as of sometime today.

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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 2018-11-15, 08:10 PM
 
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CKNG-FM is a radio station broadcasting at 92.5 FM in Edmonton, Alberta. The station plays an adult hits format branded on-air as 92.5 The 'Chuck. The Chuck will flip to all-christmas music tonight at 12:00AM MT / 2:00AM ET..

This radio station in available all across Canada on Shaw Direct, channel 850.
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103.1 Fresh Radio in London Ontario launches all Christmas music tonight at midnight, Eastern. 103.1 Fresh Radio can be heard on CH. 928 on Rogers.
Also, I read a report that CKWS-FM, broadcasting at 104.3 FM in Kingston, Ontario, flips at the same time.

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CKRA-FM 96.3 Captial FM Edmonton has gone Christmas.

Listen live here https://player.963capitalfm.com/ .... It also can be heard on the Tunein app by searching CKRA.

96.3 Capital FM is officially the first regular broadcast Christmas music station in Canada for 2018.

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KISC-FM has flipped to all Christmas music, today.

This is another channel heard coast to coast in Canada on Shaw Direct, channel 831.

The Christmas Station (Spokane) https://www.iheart.com/live/kiss-981-2585/
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Sunday November 18th – 98.1 CHFI starts playing all Christmas Music at noon from the Toronto Santa Claus Parade. The parade starts at 12:30PM. Darryl Henry will be broadcasting LIVE at the Varsity Stadium!

Shaw Direct Channel...863
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Fresh Radio Barrie 93.1 will air all-Christmas music, all-the-time, from November 22 at 4 p.m. through December 25 (includes the GTA.)

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CHQM FM 103.5 in Vancouver is now all Christmas Music.

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Shaw Direct Audio Channel 846.
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95.9 CHFM Calgary flipped to all Christmas music this morning.

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CKUL Mix 96.5 Halifax flipped to XMAS for December.
https://www.mix965.ca/
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https://onlineradiobox.com/ca/ckbw/?cs=ca.ckul&played=1

Like the above Halifax station, this is another one I can receive all over Western NS and the South Shore of NS. on my car FM radio.

CKBW-FM is a radio station broadcasting at 98.1 FM in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. The station also operates in Liverpool, Nova Scotia at 94.5 FM and in Shelburne, Nova Scotia at 93.1 FM.
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