Thursday, November 13, 2014

Syracuse Radio: Two Stations Flip To Holiday Tunes

With six weeks until Christmas, two Central New York radio stations are already getting into the holiday spirit.

WYYY 94.5 fM Y94 was officially the first to switch to holiday music programming. The station began playing exclusively Christmas music at noon Wednesday, kicking things off with "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee. It will play "holiday favorites" around the clock from now until Dec. 25.

WZUN 102.6 FM Sunny 102 also begins its holiday music programming Wednesday. The station will begin playing "classic Christmas music" at 5 p.m.

For the most part, stations tend to start Christmas programming in mid-November. Last year, Sunny 102 began its holiday music on Nov. 13.

Rick Yacobush, vice president and market manager for Y94 parent company iHeartMedia/Syracuse, admitted it's early for Christmas music, but said it's what listeners want.

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