When does Christmas music start playing on local Sirius radio stations? | Entertainment


The sleigh bells are ringing; are you listening

If you listen to the radio frequently, you probably know that Christmas music is coming soon.

WARM 103.3 will temporarily convert to a Christmas-themed radio station starting today, Nov. 5 at 5 p.m., the station announced in a Facebook post.

For the most part, Facebook commenters have responded positively to the anticipated Christmas change.

“Thank you! for many of us this year has been more difficult than last year, we need the positive vibes that Christmas carols bring!” Brian Fauth said on the station’s Facebook post.

Some think it’s too early.

For those who like WARM 103.3, but don’t like Christmas music, the station will have a livestream on their website dedicated to streaming music in their regular catalog, called “Scrooge Station”.

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“It’s nice to know I’m a ‘Scrooge’ because I like to celebrate one holiday at a time. I’m the BIGGEST Christmas fan, but not until Thanksgiving,” listener Beth Gable wrote in a Facebook comment.

Another local station known for its switch to Christmas music, WROZ 101.3, also known as Fun 101.3, was recently sold to the Educational Media Foundation, a Christian faith-based radio station. The station now broadcasts contemporary Christian music, an aggregate of Air1.

For those who have Sirius XM Satellite Radio, there are already 17 Christmas themed channels available to listen, from acoustic Christmas songs to Latin holiday music.


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