Monday, November 24, 2008

Two Christmas Stockings Filled

The early flip to Christmas music has happened twice in Cleveland.

As expected, CBS Radio AC WDOK/102.1 "Soft Rock 102.1" and Salem CCM WFHM/95.5 "The Fish" have become the next Northeast Ohio stations - and the first Cleveland market stations - to flip to all Christmas music.

The moves comes after Clear Channel Canton market AC WHOF/101.7 "My 101.7" and Youngstown market classic hits WBBG/106.1 "Big 106.1" flipped to holiday music in the past week.

WDOK had been promoting a Christmas music flip later this week (Wednesday morning), but apparently decided to board Santa's music sleigh a little early. Listener comments about the flip on the WDOK web site start as early as Sunday afternoon.

WFHM, meanwhile, follows at least one other Salem "Fish" station (in Sacramento) in turning to Christmas music early. The station itself was Cleveland's first holiday music format changer last year...

1 comment:

Adam said...

The bigger item was the person making the Christmas music announcement on WDOK- Dan Deely. Deely was just let go on the afternoon drive shift, but showed up covering for Trapper Jack this week. The entire morning team is off this week, replaced by a 3-member substitute morning team. I guess there were no hard feelings, or Dan just took the job for the $.