Holiday cheer ramping up over the air

by Shane Iverson on December 17, 2012

As the public radio station for everyone in the Yukon-Kuskokwim it’s always a balancing act selecting music and that’s definitely the case when the holidays roll around. Some people could listen to carols all day starting on Thanksgiving and running until the New Year, while for others a little holiday jingle has them running to turn off the dial.

Well, we’re not going to be the station of Scrooge, nor are we going at the holiday’s as hard as the Griswolds. Instead we take the middle path. The Christmas tunes began playing on 640 AM the first full week of December. Last week listener’s noticed an uptick with Christmas sets playing at the top of most music hours throughout the day.

Now with Christmas just around the corner we’re about to jump into a new phase of holiday cheer. On 90.3 FM we’ll be blasting carols for full hour sets opposite of news programming on 640 AM. Meanwhile on the AM, we’ll increase the Christmas sets, while still keeping to some of our regular music genres.

Then on Christmas weekend we’ll transform into a 24/7 holiday jingle operation. Between the AM and FM stations Christmas music will be playing full time right through the December the 25th. That’s four full days of non-stop Christmas music if you have access to both stations. For those not picking up the FM signal, you’ll still have news and information programming, but all the music you hear will have a holiday theme.

This is all well and good for those that like to get into the holiday spirit but if you’re one that can’t stand holiday tunes rest assured when the sun rises on December the 26th we’ll return to regular programming… but be ready for Slaviq.

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