Hmm, you may be right: radio stations on the east coast are probably too busy dealing with Sandy. Though you would think Sandy would increase the number of stations switching over. I know four years ago, after a bad year for the economy in our region, one of the local radio stations flipped over to holiday music a few days BEFORE Halloween.
The DJ's and advertisements on this radio station said that they were switching over because the whole region needed an early dose of holiday cheer, to get our minds off the bad economy. I appreciated the idea.
As for radio stations on the east coast, as more power is restored over the next few days, there may be plenty of radio stations switching over, in an effort to brighten the spirits of their listeners.