Capital 106.3 already playing Christmas music

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  1. CarlHungus

    CarlHungus Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  2. ISUCubswin

    ISUCubswin Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. no2cyclones

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    This is how it should be, and this applies to Christmas movies, as well.
     
  4. CycloneRulzzz

    CycloneRulzzz Well-Known Member

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    after thanksgiving is about right. Early november HELL NO!
     
  5. CyCrazy

    CyCrazy Well-Known Member

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    Who listens to Capital 106.3?
     
  6. mj4cy

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    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.
     
  7. Tedcyclone

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    i love it i listen every day makes me happy
     
  8. klamath632

    klamath632 Well-Known Member

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    Boycott imo
     
  9. Agclone91

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    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.
     
  10. garn91

    garn91 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  11. SDClone

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    Its pretty dumb to me.
     
  12. CysRage

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    I'm emailing Pollard..
     
  13. Incyte

    Incyte Well-Known Member

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    I've heard it in October in the STL.
     
  14. Bigman38

    Bigman38 Well-Known Member

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    This is usually the case
     
  15. VeloClone

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    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!
     
  16. cmjh10

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    One holiday at a time please
     
  17. Clonefan32

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    This has been on 106.3 for at least a week now. I'm a firm believer in not even acknowledging Christmas until after Thanksgiving. My wife is already wanting to start our kids Christmas shopping. While I suppose I can see the advantage of spreading it out over a few paychecks, half the fun of Christmas is doing your shopping and other seasonal activities during the actual holiday season. She also wanted to hang lights last weekend. Again, maybe its practical to do it while it's warm but it's still too early for me.
     
  18. FarminCy

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    I'm with ya. My wife has already started to listening to it and I refuse. Our house still has some fall decorations up and I won't let her think about anything xmas until after Thanksgiving.

    And I agree on the shopping. I may be in the minority on this but I don't mind going Christmas shopping for the kids. I will however refuse to drag it out. My wife and I do a date night/shopping day in December every year. It is hard core Xmas shopping for the kids until everything on our list is done and then we go out to eat and stay in a hotel that night. It's a little tradition for us so I will put up with a couple hours of insanity shopping to get a quiet relaxing night with her afterwards.
     
  19. Gnomeborg

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    Except Die Hard. There is no bad season for Die Hard
     
  20. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Well-Known Member

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    Dec 1 for anything Christmas for me
     

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