I have been so excited to be able to run the Sounds of Christmas these past fourteen seasons, and I wanted to start this off 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 asked us to stay on year-round. While we've been fortunate enough to have a growing audience over the last fourteen seasons, I didn't really think there would be many who would actually 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 decrease 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 those 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 keep us going, we'd be happy to have your financial support to help stay on! You can just click below and donate on the Paypal link, putting whatever you can or whatever you want to in our virtual tip jar!
I would like to also thank the artists that advertised this year, helping to get us on, and keep us on, for this fourteenth season! I'm adding links to each of their names, so you can click on any or all and check out their music (and if you're so moved, pick up a copy of their CD(s) or download tracks).
Thanks to all in our Class of 2020, including Michael Sinatra, Francesca Battistelli, Luke McMaster, Russ Lorenson, Natasha Miller, David Garfield, Ken Wank, Alexis Stanton, Brynn Stanley, Madison Taylor Baez, Kenny Davies, Karla Bonoff, Rosalie Drysdale, Norine Braun, Suzanne's Band, Tommee Profitt and Louis Calaiannia.
Thanks again for listening. I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas, and I wish you a very Happy New Year. May 2021 bring you all you hope for and more! And may you always believe in Santa Claus!