Well, it's hard to believe, but our ninth season is already a week old! And we already have listeners in 38 states, Washington, DC and 26 other countries and territories! Thanks so much for giving us such an awesome start!
As usual, it's very busy here. We're constantly loading music and going through stacks of the latest CDs and mp3s (not really stacks of mp3s, but you know what I mean). The first 2000 songs are already up and playing, and there are plenty more on the way!
Coming in another week or so, the All Request Hour will be back at noon each weekday and the New Music Hour will be back at 8:00pm each weeknight (all times are Eastern). With luck, Two For Tuesdays should be running again by Thanksgiving!
Special thanks to Russ Lorenson, Courtney Rau, Lily Lambert, Fetal Records, Brian Hutson, Rebecca Angel, Moe and Thisbe Vos for sponsoring this year's broadcast and joining the Sounds of Christmas family! And extra special thanks to Luanne Hunt, Kenny Davies, Danny Wright, Kanisha K, Rick Lang, Barbara Bretton and Louis Colaiannia for returning for another season to help get us running, and keep us running! Without them, there wouldn't be a Sounds of Christmas! You can click on each of their names and visit their homes on the web, check out their music, and, if so moved, buy their stuff! Or look them up on Amazon, iTunes, etc. Or just visit them on Facebook or Twitter and show them some love!
That's the news for now, so let's move on to our first top twenty of the season! Since the Sounds of Christmas plays so many songs, all the top ten's are actually top twenty's. It just seems hard to limit it to only ten, when we play so many!
By the way, here's how the rating system works at Live 365. To be able to vote on songs, you have to have an account with Live 365. This is free and only takes a minute or two to set up. Just go to their home page RIGHT HERE and click LOG IN/SIGN UP in the upper right. Then follow the prompts to start a new account.
To vote, listen through the Live 365 website HERE. On the player, when you hover your mouse over it, you'll see a cartoon "thumbs up" hand and a cartoon "thumbs down". Click on either during the song you want to vote on. Oh, and Live 365 also counts it as a "thumbs down" vote when you turn off the station, so don't turn us off when it's a song you really like. Hope that all makes sense! If not, you can check out a previous blog which goes into a little more details RIGHT HERE!
Anyway, here's this week's list of the highest-rated songs on the Sounds of Christmas....
And may you always believe in Santa Claus!