Jingle all the way, 24 hours a day, on Oklahoma City radio
Three days before Thanksgiving, it was already beginning to sound a lot like Christmas in Oklahoma City.
At 6 a.m. Nov. 19, two radio stations, KMGL-FM 104.1 and KXXY-FM 96.1, flipped the switches on their all-Christmas formats and out came the “Jingle Bells.” In past years, most radio stations that could fit Christmas music into their format — usually adult contemporary and country stations such as KMGL and KXXY — started seasoning their playlists with holiday songs after Thanksgiving, but would only shift to an all-Christmas slate around 6 p.m. on Dec. 24.
Steve O’Brien, program director at KMGL, said he thinks that the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks created a desire for more traditional holiday music.
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