In addition to hosting afternoons on WOLX, I am also the Program Director. That means that I am the guy determining when Christmas music starts airing on WOLX. This is one of the most difficult decisions I make every year---on the surface it seems like no big deal, but there is a fairly significant difference of opinion on when it should start. Keep in mind if you are someone who feels like it starts too early and you really miss the Classic Hits format, we have set up a commercial-free stream of the regular WOLX format for you through the end of the year. I must say that today it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
I called in on November 2. I love that you start Christmas the first of November. The music channel starts the first of November.
I think you should start playing Christmas music on Monday November 21, 2011. It's the Monday before Thanksgiving & the start of Christmas shopping.
It is never to0 early to start playing Christmas music!
regarding christmas music
i enjoy the holiday music just as much as the next person but also enjoy my classic hits as well. i have no problem with a mix of the two beginning anytime in november. i would suggest sticking with that format at least untill thanksgiving passes.
My 7yo thinks it's never to soon for Christmas Music
My 7yo has listened to Christmas music on your station from when he was 3 years old. He makes me check the station almost daily beginning about now and the moment it's all Christmas music, all the time he requires that I turn your station on first thing in the morning and will not let me turn it off until he is asleep at night.
Back when he was three, he could repeat your Christmas station identification verbatim. So I guess for us, it's never too early and it waiting until after Christmas would be far too long for us.
We've been checking it twice
We have been wondering when the Christmas music would be starting!! Since November 1st we have been listening to WOLX, waiting to hear some Christmas tunes. We enjoy the classics but, Christmas does only come once a year, we believe it is something to be celebrated longer than the 12 days of Christmas. We'll continue to check in to see if you've switched over.
Really, I think you should at least wait til the day after Thanksgiving.
Let's do BOTH!?!?!?
I think it would be cool if everyone could get what they want! I say start the Christmas music right away in November, HOWEVER, play everyother song as a Christmas song, and then mix the oldies music in-between! Play a Christmas song, then an oldies song, then a Christmas song and so on! That would be awesome and I think everyone would enjoy that!!!
Please start playing Christmas tunes! I've been excited for it since before Halloween. It was absolutely cruel of you guys to play White Christmas today. Stop teasing us!
when did you start it last year ?
Start the Christmas Music NOW.........ppl tend to say they get too much of it by the time Christmas is here; however, immediately the day after Christmas it stops and that's it for another year......Bring it on NOW!!! PLEASE!!
Please!!! Start the Christmas music now! People in this economy need to have something to cheer them up..
My co-workers and I are sooo ready for the Christmas music--start it yesterday! :) Thanks--keep up the great show!
Christmas history on WOLX
This is David. We started last year on November 11th, the year before that it was November 5th and in 2008 it was November 7th. I don't remember when it was in 2007 and in 2006 it was the day after Thanksgiving. We have found that if we start too early we get lots of complaints, so we try to find the sweet spot before Thanksgiving. For what it is worth there are already lots of station in other cities that have gone all-Christmas including two stations in Detroit and two in St. Louis.
Play chrismas music
There is already snow on the ground and its getting to look alot like christmas..its time!
Christmas Music Please
WE NEED CHRISTMAS MUSIC, WE NEED CHRISTMAS MUSIC, WE NEED CHRISTMAS MUSIC PPPPPLLLLLEEEEAAASSSSEEEE......................
Christmas ALL THE TIME
There needs to be at least one station that plays Christmas music. As long as it's November, it's never too early to FA LA LA with the family
Start it now! Christmas only comes around once a year!
I was expecting my christmas music the day after halloween. I thought that's when it was supposed to start. I have to say I was highly dissapointed. Now I keep checking this radio station and still am sad that there is no Christmas music. Please bring it to us soon!
Please start it soon!! I can't wait until you do!
I think the Christmas music should have started already. I think it's never too early to start
Christmas music, especially if the people who don't want it to start early can listen to the normal WOLX music. What's there to complain about? Nothing! Please start the Christmas music!
I think the Christmas music should have started already. I think it's never too early to start Christmas music, especially if the people who don't want it to start early can listen to the normal WOLX music. What's there to complain about? Nothing! Please start the Christmas music!
Christmas music should have started already! People who don't want the Christmas music can stream the normal station! What's stopping you? Everyone's happy if you start the Christmas music!
Please start the Christmas music! I've been waiting for a while! If some people are unhappy, I read that they can stream the regular station till the end of the year! Why would anyone be unhappy?
well i had to put my x-mas tree up and do some wrapping of gifts listening to Q106, we all have been waiting for sometime now and as was said it only comes once a year we all need to get in the spirt of how we can help out other and get in the happy mood. if i could have my tree up and the x-mas songs all year long i would!! makes you smile.
Please start playing Christmas music tomorrow, November 14th at 11:32 and 41 seconds AM. Thank you
Christmas Music ♥
christmas music, christmas music, christmas music!!! i say start now, so we have as much time as possible with it!!!!!!!!!! I say the people who don't like it can get a different station until new years.
Commit to a date!
David, I know it may be difficult, but you should commit to a date and stick to it every year. 107.3 starts Thanksgiving day at 7pm. For some that's too late, but at least it's consistent. It was so disappointing waking up this morning and not hearing Christmas music, especially since the start date from last year has already pasted.
Love it but need more variety....Haven't even heard Elvis yet...and heard way too much of Kenny Rodgers and Dolly Parton. :) Love the Hippopotomus and Sombero songs.. Santa Baby more too....Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin... oh and Elvis :)
The Little Drummer Boy
I love the continuous Christmas music on WOLX! However, I have yet to hear my favotite song: The Little Drummer Boy, composed by Harry Simeone and Henry Onorati, and orchestrated by the Harry Simeone Chorale. Could you play this song ..... PLEASE! Thanks!
I do not no the name of it or the artist. However some of the lyrics have to do with a retired soldier sleeping on the floor with only a blanket and taddered clothes. I'm sorry I do not remember anymore than this. I've only heard this songa couple of times BUT it is a very meaningful and powerfull song. Hope you can help me out with the title.
I wait every year for the time when you guys start playing Christmas music! I wish you guys would play it all year long!
The Little Drummer Boy
Can you provide the exact band name or title of this song with the jingles?