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    Capital 106.3 already playing Christmas music

    I've heard a lot of people complaining about this. I don't hate it as much as a lot of people do, but I have always been a firm believer that anything Christmas shouldn't start until after Thanksgiving.

    Trying to read between the lines, I am thinking that they are hurting for ratings. They have seen how 104.1 has been successful with their 24/7 Christmas music after Thanksgiving, and they're trying to grab some of their listeners. I could be way off on this, but this was my initial thought behind this strategy



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    Re: Capital 106.3 already playing Christmas music

    I agree. My mom will be listening to this crap until it's finally all over. I'm not annoyed by it, but I typically do what I can to avoid it.

    It makes it a lot better when you can hear it about a week before XMAS. Makes it a more exciting time.


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    Re: Capital 106.3 already playing Christmas music

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHungus View Post
    I have always been a firm believer that anything Christmas shouldn't start until after Thanksgiving.
    This is how it should be, and this applies to Christmas movies, as well.



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    Re: Capital 106.3 already playing Christmas music

    after thanksgiving is about right. Early november HELL NO!



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    Re: Capital 106.3 already playing Christmas music

    Who listens to Capital 106.3?



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    Re: Capital 106.3 already playing Christmas music

    Whatever happened to Frank Monroe? he was good to listen to. I miss the Sunday sunrise acoustic stuff they used to do. Now it feels like 107.5 crap half the time.


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    Re: Capital 106.3 already playing Christmas music

    i love it i listen every day makes me happy



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    Re: Capital 106.3 already playing Christmas music

    Boycott imo


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    Re: Capital 106.3 already playing Christmas music

    Not a fan of Christmas music, but it's probably because I have heard it so much growing up. My mom is one of those people that will start listening to it early November through Christmas.



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    Re: Capital 106.3 already playing Christmas music

    Advertisers soak it up and listeners (mostly women) love it. 106.3 was wise to get a head start on Lite 104 because once people start discover that 106.3 is already playing Christmas music, they aren't going to change the dial.



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    Re: Capital 106.3 already playing Christmas music

    Its pretty dumb to me.



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    Re: Capital 106.3 already playing Christmas music

    I'm emailing Pollard..


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    Re: Capital 106.3 already playing Christmas music

    I've heard it in October in the STL.


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    Re: Capital 106.3 already playing Christmas music

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHungus View Post
    I've heard a lot of people complaining about this. I don't hate it as much as a lot of people do, but I have always been a firm believer that anything Christmas shouldn't start until after Thanksgiving.

    Trying to read between the lines, I am thinking that they are hurting for ratings. They have seen how 104.1 has been successful with their 24/7 Christmas music after Thanksgiving, and they're trying to grab some of their listeners. I could be way off on this, but this was my initial thought behind this strategy
    This is usually the case


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    Re: Capital 106.3 already playing Christmas music

    I tell Mrs. Velo the same thing. Years ago she put on a station with Christmas music before Thanksgiving. I asked her very politely to refrain from doing so. She has complied so we never turn it on (when I am around, at least) until the Friday after Thanksgiving. Then she has it on the car radio all the time. I think that she has found even with this rule she has had enough with the Christmas music by the end of December anyway.

    I have the same rule with Christmas lights - none until after Thanksgiving. I may cheat and put a few of them up a little early if we are expecting bad weather because I really don't like being on my garage roof when it is icy. Even if they are up they aren't burning until after Turkey Day.

    I didn't see it but a co-worker told me that she saw Christmas crap out at her Wal-Mart before the first of October. WTF!


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