Do You Hear What I Hear

Christmas in the post-War United States

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This Christmas season there are more stations streaming Christmas music than ever before. According to BRS Media there are more than 500 holiday stations available online. That number represents both pureplay/online stations  as well as streaming broadcast stations.

This year nearly 75% of terrestrial radio stations featuring Christmas music are streaming online, that’s up from 60% in 2008 and up from only 35% in 2005. The total number of Christmas stations streaming has more then doubled in the past five years.

“It’s extremely exciting to see the growth in the number of Holiday stations webcasting online,” remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc., “Internet Radio listeners are just one click away from hundreds of stations.. everything from Classic Standards & Smooth Jazz to Oldies & Country are all online.”

BRS Media’s Web-Radio is a portal destination where listeners can choose from a wide variety of programming. BRS Media launched the radio directory with two stations in the fall of 1995. Today, Web-Radio features nearly Twelve Thousand (12,000) radio station web sites, with over Nine Thousand (9,000) stations webcasting On-Line. Visitors can search for their favorite station by call letters, format, location and other criteria.

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One response

  1. Why is that exciting? Just more streams doing the same thing. How is this better than well-produced Terrestrial Radio Christmas specials or All Christmas formats? For the most part all these are is side-channels with limited play-lists. It ain’t radio folks, its more like I-pod programming.

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