I'm writing this on Thanksgiving night, just before we play the 50th anniversary edition of Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant, and I'm feeling very grateful.
Running the Sounds of Christmas is a labor of love. It's not a big money-maker, nor was it ever intended to be. I love Christmas music, and felt that there was so much great Christmas music out there, and most of it was being ignored by traditional radio. And judging by the traffic this site gets, and the increasing number of listeners that find us and tune in each year, I'm not alone.
Lots of artists find us, too, and I am very grateful for that. Some record special announcements for us. Some simply send us their music for airplay consideration. And some elect to pay us to advertise their latest release. Some names you may know. Some you may only know because you've heard them regularly on the Sounds of Christmas. And some may be completely new to you.
I'd like to take a moment here to thank those that have chosen to support us this season.
Anyway, each weekday at 1am and 7am, and 1pm and 7pm (Eastern), you'll hear an hour's worth of music featuring those singers and bands that have been instrumental in keeping the Sounds of Christmas going.
Thank you for listening. When I started the Sounds of Christmas back in 2007, I had no idea that it would still be going strong so many Christmases later. And it wouldn't be if you weren't tuning in.
Truth is, I'm feeling a little overwhelmed as I take a look at where listeners are tuning in on this Thanksgiving night...
I hope the Sounds of Christmas brings you joy, makes you smile and enriches your holiday. Knowing you're out there listening certainly does that, and more, for me!
Thank you again. Thank you a million times. And then a million more.
And may you always believe in Santa Claus.