Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday Blog Cleanup

Just clearing a couple of items off the TSMW plate before the here we go:

97.3 All 90's Weekend: WSWD-FM (97.3 The Sound) is doing an all-1990's music weekend. Throughout the next 72 hours they will play everything from 311 to White Zombie...if you're into 90s music check that out.

Q102 Doing Live All-Day Remote from Tri-County: WKRQ-FM (101.9) meanwhile is doing an all day remote from the Tri-County Mall. From 7am to 7pm, the entire Q102 Weekday Air Team will broadcast LIVE near Barnyard Bookstore. You can donate an unwrapped new toy to St. Joseph's Orphanage and register to win tickets to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra or a Twilight movie poster.

Still No One Else Doing Christmas Tunes: In what comes as a surprise to Your Tri-State Media Watcher, the list of stations doing Christmas Music in ANY capacity in Cincinnati OR Dayton...hasn't shrunk, but hasn't grown either yet. So yours truly is taking a look into Kentucky and part of Indiana on this go around to see what surrounding markets are doing.

First stop is over to Columbus, going up I-71. Sunny 95 (WSNY-FM @ 94.7) is billing itself as "Columbus' Continuous Christmas Music Station".

We dipped down into Lexington, and whaddya know - WMXL-FM (Mix 94.5) is doing all-Christmas! They're branding themselves as MixMas.

West of there, on I-64 at the I-71/65 interchange in Louisville, WVEZ-FM Lite 106.9 is also All Christmas.

In Indianapolis, where we'll round out our tour for this morning, we can't yet find a station there that is all Christmas, but 104.5 WJJK-FM does have an all-Christmas Channel, similar to what WKRQ-FM does here.

Do you think any other stations will do Christmas in Cincinnati besides WAKW-FM (93.3 Star) and WRRM-FM (Warm 98 @ 98.5FM)? What about Radio 94.1 (WNNF-FM), which in past years has had all Christmas music? We here at TSMW will be scanning the dial and will let you know on Monday.

EDIT AT 6AM: I would also look for Dayton's Mix 107.7 (WMMX-FM) to go All-Christmas sometime soon, although not before Monday - they're doing an all 80s weekend. Any Dayton, OH readers willing to confirm if they do or any other station does, please shoot me a comment or email.

Also, for those who are normal WRRM-FM listeners, they have now conveniently added a player on their webpage so that you can hear their normal Non-Christmas songs. If you get tired of the 28 days of Christmas, and I know some of you will, just look on for the link that says "Need a Break from Christmas Music? Click here to listen to all your WARM 98 favorites".

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