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Santa Speaks 2016

Once a year — and only once a year — Santa sits down for an interview with the media. Under normal circumstances Santa will select a member of the media who usually does not get big story opportunities. But this year he took that a step further and is being interviewed by one of his own, an elf. And that elf is Crash Murphy, Kringle Radio’s own eye-in-the-sky reporter who …
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Santa Speaks 2015

Each year Santa takes the time to speak extensively and exclusively with a member of the media. This year Santa speaks with Naomi Carlson of The Herald Star of Blueberry, Maine: Naomi: First off, Santa — how about dem Cubs? Santa: [laughs] Hohoho, I was wondering how long it would take you to ask! Naomi: You’ve been telling us for years, Santa. Santa: Well, they have been very good boys …
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Santa Speaks 2014

As we start our trek into the Holiday Season, it is customary for Santa to sit down with a member of the media to discuss the issues of the day and the latest happenings at the North Pole. This Year, Santa sat down with Austin Ball of the Madison Gazette: Austin: Santa, I would like to thank you for giving me this opportunity to interview you. It is definitely the …
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Santa Speaks 2013

Every year Santa Claus sits down with one lucky member of the media for an extensive interview. Everything is on the table and anything can be discussed. This year Santa sat down with Angela Petrie of Coventry Daily Herald, a small publication in West Virginia. Here is their conversation: Q: Hello, Santa. I can’t believe I’m speaking with the real Santa Claus! A: Well, belief is what it is all …
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Santa Speaks 2012

It’s October and that can only mean one thing, it’s time for Santa’s annual interview with the media. Every year Santa sits down with a member of the media to talk about what’s going on in the world, how things are going at the North Pole, and the state of Christmas. This year Santa is sitting down with an up and coming journalist, 7th grader Rose Beckwith of the White …
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Santa Speaks 2010

Every October Santa sits down to be interviewed by a media personality. This has been his tradition almost as long as there has been a modern media. This year, Santa sat down with legendary West Virginia newsman Rusty Belz of radio station WVIP. This year Santa talks about retirement, Christmas in tough times, what he takes on the sleigh and using a whip. Rusty Belz: Welcome to WVIP and the …
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Santa Speaks 2009

Santa met this year with Jeff Westover, editor of My Merry Christmas.com, where these interviews have been hosted for over a decade. As you know, once a year and only one a year does Santa sit down with a member of the media. Santa grants these interviews only if they are published verbatim and do not include any editorial commentary from the interviewer. In this year’s interview Santa discusses the …
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Santa Speaks 2008

Early every October Santa sits down to be interviewed by a media personality. This has been his tradition almost as long as there has been a modern media. This year, Santa sat down with long time political reporter Hugh Kelly of KLIP-TV. This year Santa addresses the state of the world, the elections, the importance of talking with parents and his concerns with the Chicago Cubs — again. Oh — …
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Santa Speaks 2007

Just as he does every year, Santa has been interviewed in advance of Christmas. And just as he has done in the past, Santa has met with an aspiring journalist, this year being 17-year-old Jeremy Hart of Fontana, California. Jeremy did something no other journalist with an exclusive interview has ever done — he opened up the questions to the world. For more than a month the public was invited …
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Santa Speaks 2006

Once a year and only once a year Santa Claus sits down with a reporter. All topics are on the table. After last year’s combative interview with a hostile journalist, Santa decided to meet with a more sincere kind of reporter. He met with Taylor Burnette, editor of the Bainesville, Iowa Calvin Coolidge Middle School newspaper. Here is a transcript of their conversation: Q: Hello, Santa. A: Why hello, Taylor! …
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Santa Speaks 2005

Once a year and only once a year Santa Claus sits down with a reporter. All topics are on the table. This year Santa met with investigative reporter Della Monroe, of KRAT-TV in North Billings, Montana. To be honest, we were not really happy with this year’s interview. I encouraged Santa to talk to another journalist who was not so combative. But Santa said that would not be right and …
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Santa Speaks 2004

Every year Santa Claus grants a single interview with a representative of the popular media. This representative gathers questions from all major media sources and presents them to Santa at one time. Ted Koppel had practically begged to get Santa on Nightline this year but Santa doesn’t usually stay up that late and had to decline. Instead, he met with Molly Kingston of the Apple Valley Advocate in Burnham, Arkansas, …
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Santa Speaks 2003

Once a year – usually in October – Santa sits down with a media representative and fields questions. As in years past, Santa has asked journalists from all news organizations to consolidate their questions into this one interview. Santa almost agreed to meet with Barbara Walters this year, but declined the invite because he can’t really decide what kind of tree he would be, if he were a tree. So …