I have been so excited to be able to run the Sounds of Christmas these past twelve seasons, and I wanted to start this off, once again, by thanking you for listening - whether you just found us this year, or you've been listening all along, or you're somewhere in the middle. I am so grateful that I was able to spend at least part of the holiday season with you!
For years, people have been asking us to stay on year-round. While we've been fortunate enough to have a growing audience over the last decade, I didn't really think there would be many who would really listen to a Christmas music station throughout the year.
Then, near the end of December 2017, I watched "A Christmas Carol" again, as I try to do at least once every December. And this part really struck a chord with me. “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” So we decided to do it.
Instead of signing off after Epiphany, as we did for the first ten years, we stayed on year-round. And while our daily audience did decreased by a huge percentage, it was gratifying to see that some were still listening - maybe not every day, but often enough that we noticed.
I'm sure there are some who will continue to scoff at this. There might even be a few who are really annoyed at the idea of Christmas music all year long. My hope, though, is that whenever you feel like you could use a dose of Christmas spirit, you'll remember that we're still on.
And if you like what we do, and feel so moved that you'd like to help, we'd be happy to have your financial support to help keep us going! You can just click below and donate on the Paypal link, putting whatever you can or whatever you want to in our virtual hat!
I would like to also thank the artists that advertised this year, helping to get us on, and keep us on, for this twelfth season! I'm adding links to each of their names, so you can click on any you like to check out their music (and if you're so moved, pick up a copy or download tracks).
Thanks to all in our Class of 2018, includingEngelbert Humperdinck, LeAnn Rimes, Laurie Berkner, Katie Garibaldi, Kenny Davies, Sarah Smith, Ryanhood,
Cremaine Booker, Rehya Stevens, Reuel and Michele with Keto Club Plus.
Thanks again for listening. I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas, and a Happy New Year. May 2019 bring you all you hope for and more! And may you always believe in Santa Claus!