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Drake is back with an online listen link!

From the webpage:

The 18th Annual The Night Before on XPN

24 nonstop hours on the 24th day of December!

From midnight to midnight December 24, 2011

Robert Drake here – excited to once again host The Night Before on XPN!

It was 18 years ago when WXPN came to me, with those puppy-dog eyes, hoping that I'd fill in on December 24. Seems no one was available, and in those days before digital, you needed a body to oversee any programming. So, I agreed - as long as they gave me complete freedom to spin an aural web of sounds of the season - direct from my collection of holiday tunes. What they didn't know was that I had already developed a fascination for Christmas songs. Not the burnt cookies anyone can hear up and down the dial in December. My collection was chock-full of unique nuggets - some not given the light of day for decades.

So, they agreed to give me three hours and I delivered. The three hours went to four - which went to six and then to twelve, to celebrate twelve years of tradition! In 2007 management asked what I planned to do to top my 12-hour marathon the previous year. I said, how 'bout 24 hours?! After checking my pulse and temperature - just to be sure I wasn't babbling under some illness - they agreed. So, for the last four years, I've been on the air for 24-nonstop hours.

Make request on The Jingle Line at 215-573-WXPN
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Ratings Wrap Up

Here is a wrap up of how Christmas stations faired in the ratings. Many did well, some didn't.

Finding your station's rating will likely give you a heads up whether your station will flip to all Christmas in 2012 or remain in format.
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Here is a wrap up of how Christmas stations faired in the ratings. Many did well, some didn't.

Finding your station's rating will likely give you a heads up whether your station will flip to all Christmas in 2012 or remain in format.
Glad to see one of my stations was #1
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Austin was last on the list but at least they squeaked in.
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Where is the version of this thread for 2012?!? *sniff*

It's getting to be close to time for radio stations to start polishing off the Christmas music...

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I'm getting ready and anxious for this year's radio show post. I listened to some recorded shows from last year yesterday. Plus I got an ap on my Blackberry where I can listen to a lot of the stations on my phone. Yaaaayyyy! I hope you're going to be able to do it again Jon, but I know how busy you must be with the spoon and everything else.
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Maybe this year's thread could be launched on August 25th (four months till the big day!)? RadioJonD, your fanbase awaits your new thread!
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Maybe this year's thread could be launched on August 25th (four months till the big day!)? RadioJonD, your fanbase awaits your new thread!
Anyone if free to open the thread. Unlike the Crown's Countdown Thread, this annual thread isn't dependent upon me!
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We may not have an official Christmas music station, anymore, as our decades long source went country Christmas night 2011.
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Anyone if free to open the thread. Unlike the Crown's Countdown Thread, this annual thread isn't dependent upon me!
Okay, but you've done it so well in years past, it was just something to look forward to!

Still, the time is drawing close for Christmas music...
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