In 2007, I launched it as a way to share the music that I love, after years of being disappointed by the limited playlists of most traditional radio stations. So many of them promote that they’re all-Christmas at some point in November, but it’s the same, short list of songs and artists day after day, year after year.
Last year (or maybe the year before), Christmas music singer/songwriter Elizabeth Chan posted how excited she was because a station in New York was adding one of her songs, and they were only adding five new songs that year.
Five songs. In 2015, I added five hundred and twenty-nine. And my overall, online library is just over ten thousand.
The point isn’t that I have a lot of music. It’s that I love a lot of music. And I play a lot of music.
And I'm gearing up to play a whole lot more!
First, for those who love Christmas music, I want to continue the Sounds of Christmas all year long.
I get that year-round Christmas music isn’t for everyone, but I hear from so many every January who want the Sounds of Christmas to keep going, that I hope to make it a reality.
But that's not all.
I've launched a new website as what I hope will be a hub for many more online radio stations. If you'd like, you can check that out RIGHT HERE.
After all, traditional radio doesn’t just cop out on music at Christmas. They play the same small playlist every day, and then suddenly stop playing some in favor of others that a test group picked.
I won’t stop playing your favorite songs (though you won’t hear the same one(s) every day). And I won’t surprise you by suddenly changing the format.
I have eight different stations on the drawing board, and I’m hoping to have them all up and running during 2017.
You can read about all the plans, and help me get them off the ground (and keep them going) by checking our our Patreon page RIGHT HERE!
And all of these new stations will be handled as meticulously as the Sounds of Christmas, with assurance that you won’t hear the same songs and the same artists every hour (or even several times every day).
Originally, radio cared about the community it served, but that isn’t the norm any more. I’m hopeful that I can bring this back, and give you the music you love, with stations you can listen to all day long.
Sound good? Then stay tuned. With luck, I’ll be announcing which station (or stations) will be launching next!
In the meantime, the Sounds of Christmas’ 10th season starts November 1!