I was just thinking it was time for KOST (103.5 FM) to play holiday music when I realized they are already playing holiday music. It started this year on Friday November 11th at 8am
Since it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, it would be easy to scoff at the fact that the changeover is so early again this year. But the results speak for themselves – as soon as the holiday music starts, the ratings skyrocket. Also, when I poke fun at the early switch, I get emails chastising me for knocking out what many consider to be one of the highlights of the season. So I won’t this year.
And of course, it could be considered late in time… stores like Costco are likely already sold out of Christmas items. Unfortunately, between that and the fact that the local Sears store is gone, I can’t get all of my late night December 23rd shopping done. But I digress.
The channel is also offering a chance to win four packs of tickets to a private Christmas party at Disneyland on December 7th. You can win tickets by listening to Smart and Final, shopping, following KOST on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and watching KTLA Channel 5… see the station’s website for more details:
KOST has been making this change every year since 1999 and is always a test winner.
One holiday station is not enough for you? Glad we have SiriusXM available. Between satellite and streaming, the service offers 19 holiday options, most of which launched on November 1st. The options on the bird are:• Holiday Traditions – Channel 71 – “traditional” Christmas music• Holly – Channel 104 – Contemporary• Holiday Soul – Channel 49 – Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Motown• Country Christmas – Channel 55 – Country ( obvious) • Acoustic Christmas – Channel 6 – Acoustic Holiday Tunes • Jolly Christmas – Channel 14 – “Feel Good Happy Holiday Tunes” • Plus, a few more
Streaming channels include classic Christmas carols, smooth jazz, kid-friendly tunes, Latin music, “rock” music, jingle jams (hip-hop), instrumentals, all Mannheim Steamrollers, and more.
For the full channel listing, including start and end dates, visit siriusxm.com.
But there is more …
Nineteen holiday music channels aren’t enough for you? Accuradio is here for you. The free streaming service has over 100 Christmas music channels — 111 to be exact, which I think breaks the record they set last year when they hit 100.
Acoustic, Reggae, Brazilian, Celtic, Channel O (songs with the letter “O”), Christmas Oldies, Christmas Party, Country, Standards, Classica, Choral, Easy Listening, Latin, Holiday Spice, Mixed Channels, Decades, Wide Playlists, Hungry for Christmas (songs mentioning food), K-Pop, Old-Fashioned, and even a channel dedicated to dozens of artists performing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” Or a channel dedicated exclusively to “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”. Even jingles and music you would hear on TV are available.
I think you get the point.
If you’ve never tried AccuRadio, you owe it to yourself to try it at AccuRadio.Com. The service offers music for almost every taste and even allows you to combine different formats into one. All formats are curated by a real person and not just an algorithm… that and the personalization set it apart from most – if not all – other streaming services.
I know Saul Levine’s Mount Wilson Broadcasting station group will also be presenting Christmas music; I have reached out to Levine and will have the information as soon as it becomes available. If history is any indication, expect Go Country 105 to start playing Christmas carols sometime shortly before or after December 1st, and I’m assuming he’ll have some online streams or HD radio sub-channels as well will offer.
https://www.ocregister.com/2022/11/14/kost-fm-is-playing-christmas-and-holiday-music-and-so-are-these-stations/ KOST FM plays Christmas and holiday music, as do these stations – Orange County Register