A radio station is fighting back against the early Christmas music. They are trying to save Thanksgiving, by waiting to play Christmas music until after Thanksgiving.
MISSION, Kansas - Radio station 105.1 JACK FM is fighting back against the early
Christmas music. They are trying to save Thanksgiving, by waiting
to play Christmas music until after Thanksgiving.
They started the "Save Thanksgiving Campaign" back in 2008, but
it has grown into a larger push.
“We need to wait until after Thanksgiving, I mean it was
just Halloween. This holiday is getting passed over…we need
to save it,” program director Bryan Truta said.
His partner Nycki Pace used to work at one of the stations
that played Christmas music after Halloween.
“You feel like...get me out of the bell tower, I never
loved it,” said Pace.
As for the listeners, Truta says according to
Arbitron’s Personal People Meter (PPM), people are
He says JACK FM sits in the top five spots with adult listeners
and the other stations that played Christmas music last year
dropped at least five spots each.
This year, they are also teaming up with Salvation Army this
year to help people who can’t afford Thanksgiving.
To find out how you can help, log on to
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