When Does Christmas Music Start On Kost 103.5?
- Richard Rodriguez
Fans of the yearly switchover that takes place on KOST-FM to play unending Christmas music are beginning to lose their patience since they are unsure of when the switch will be switched. Do you remember how it made you feel when you were five years old and you had to go to bed on Christmas Eve in order to wait for Santa to visit? Something similar, except with adults instead.
It wouldn’t be surprising if protesters dressed as Santa Claus came up in front of the KOST studios in Burbank with banners that said “The end of regular music is close” or even “Prepare to meet thy Christmas record-, er, reckoning.” When exactly are you going to make that happen, KOST? iHeartMedia, the company that owns KOST and operates it, has a spokesman who claims that the time has not yet been established officially.
No one who has been posting on the station’s social media pages on Friday or pretty much any other day since before the pumpkins on people’s doorsteps turned black will be appeased by that assertion. “What time???” Do you not realize that your listeners prefer to know what time the Christmas music starts, so that they can make sure that they are listening at that moment? “What time???” On a KOST Facebook post, listener Jim Schneider commented on Mariah “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Carey’s new song with Khalid and Kirk Franklin.
“All I Want For Christmas Is You.” He went on to say, “All of these secrets this year have simply been annoying and not useful!!!” Amanda Fuehrer responded to Schneider’s tweet with the following: “I am continuously checking in to see if you have finally given us a date and time when you are going to start playing Christmas music,” “I’m aware that at this time of year you typically begin playing Christmas music.” It’s not entirely her fault.
The date of the transition was November 5th of the previous year. The date was November 8 in the year 2019. Each of those occurred on a Friday. One Facebook commentator, whose profile contains a badge identifying him as a “top fan” of the KOST Facebook page, has been spreading the word all week long that the changeover will take place at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, and other people have been listening to him.
November 6th, Saturday That does not appear to be the case, however, given the fact that the launch would take place in the midst of the weekend rather than on a more visible weekday. Alex Rodriguez, a listener, was sure that he would hear Christmas music on Friday, November 5, and he shared his prediction on the station’s Facebook page.
According to what he stated on the post, “I’m not sure what time but KOST 103.5 uploaded it on their Instagram story.” No radio station would ever play Christmas music on a weekend if they could help it. Listeners on Instagram were almost as frenzied as people shopping on Black Friday in their pursuit of information on when the goddamn Christmas music will start playing.
- An Instagram user by the name of Rizenchief made the following allegation earlier in the day: It is rumored that Christmas music will begin playing on November 12th.
- A request for a boycott of KOST’s videos on Instagram was made by Raiderfan1985: “Nobody Watch Anything Until They Say Something About the Christmas Music #OnStrikeTillFurtherNoticeLol,” the user said on Twitter.
“Lol.” And lastly, in the most recent post that we noticed on KOST’s Instagram account, which contained a footage of former Journey singer Steve Perry and morning host Ellen K on Friday talking about new Christmas music, we came across the most interesting hint to this point.
The following post can be seen on the official Instagram account for KOST1035fm: “If you like what you hear you might want to check in with us on MONDAY MORNING @ 9:00 AM for a BIG KOST #HOLIDAY announcement.” What does this reporter think will happen? You are absolutely true, Rizenchief! KOST will reveal the date that it will begin playing Christmas music on Friday, November 12 in an announcement that will air on Monday morning.
Now that Halloween is gone, you can go enjoy the rest of the candy you bought and kick back for the weekend.
What station is Christmas music on in Utah?
This station, FM 100.3, is known as Utah’s Official Christmas Music Station, and it plays a range of nonstop holiday melodies. Some of the songs played on this station are “Let it Snow, Let it Snow” by Dean Martin and “Grown-Up Christmas List” by Amy Grant.
When can we play Christmas songs?
The holiday season is rapidly approaching, like a snowball hurled at you with pinpoint accuracy, and this brings up a very important subject. To be more specific, at what point does it become inappropriate to listen to Christmas music? When you poll audiences with specific dates, people will give you an answer that is very clear.
- Although you might think that the vast majority of voters would be split between “never” (as in, it’s never too early) and ” never ” (imagine it in a Chandler Bing voice), people will give you a very clear answer when you poll them.
- When it comes to the holiday season, the Bustle Hive, which is BDG’s exclusive reader panel, found that just the tiniest fraction of readers are full Scrooges when it comes to the music that is played during the season.
Only two percent of people hold the opinion that it is inappropriate to play Christmas music before Thanksgiving. Yikes. Only nine percent of readers believe that December 1 is the best time to begin listening to “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” or, you know, any other type of Christmas music.
- This is despite the fact that logic might have led you to expect the majority of readers to select the beginning of December as the perfect time to start listening to Yuletide tracks (after all, it’s the same month, right?).
- This is closely followed by people who are obsessed with the holiday season; only 12 percent of respondents believe that you should “always” listen to Christmas tunes.
When would be a good time? A little more than a quarter of the readers questioned believe that the first of November is the ideal moment to begin listening to the music that is suited for the Christmas season. However, the majority of you believe that there is no room for argument.52 percent of respondents agreed that it was okay to listen to Wham’s “Last Christmas” at any time “after Thanksgiving,” regardless of the specific date.
Readers who are not living in the United States should know that the Thanksgiving holiday is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November each year. Therefore, we are getting terribly close to the first of December. However, if you believe that the fourth of November is much too late, you may not be the only one who feels this way.
The millennial generation is reportedly more likely than other generations to enjoy listening to Christmas music, as reported by The New York Post. The article referenced a research by Nielsen that stated that 36 percent of those aged 18 to 34 are lovers of seasonal music, in compared to only 25 percent of Baby Boomers (which Nielsen defines as those aged over 55).
Even members of Generation X are more cynical about Christmas music than millennials, with only 31 percent of those aged 35 to 54 pulling for that Yuletide beat. Millennials are the generation now in the workforce. And before you ask, no, this is not because Christmas music has become more contemporary.
This was an unexpected finding, as pointed out by The New York Post, particularly due to the fact that eight of the top 10 Christmas songs that were aired on the radio in 2016 were recorded between the years of 1944 and 1970. It would appear that the enjoyment of seasonal music among millennials is nothing more than pure delight in some holiday happiness.
The enthusiasm for the music that follows Santa on his journey throughout the world, on the other hand, might not always be a positive thing. In an interview with Sky News in October 2017, clinical psychologist Linda Blair expressed her belief that listening to Christmas music might be detrimental to one’s mental health.
However, this only applies to the specific example she provided, which was that of shop employees who are subjected to the music for extended periods of time, and she said: “People who work in stores during the holiday season need to learn how to tune out the noise, specifically the music that plays during this time of year, because if they don’t, they won’t be able to concentrate on anything else.
You are expending all of your effort for no reason other than to ignore what it is that you are hearing.” It seems as though you won’t have any problems, taking into consideration that she’s referring to being forced to listen to an excessive amount of Christmas music. That is, unless your roommate is far more enthusiastic about singing “Feliz Navidad” than you are.
However, until that time arrives, you should turn up the volume. Since Thanksgiving has come and gone, there is no longer any need to feel guilty about taking pleasure in the sounds of the holiday season.