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Streaming of a White Christmas

White Christmas, 1995 re-release CD album cover

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One of the easiest ways for stations to expand their programming to please their audience is with Christmas music. Tis almost the season, listeners will be looking for their favorite versions of White Christmas and Jingle Bell Rock before you know it.

AccuHolidays, the holiday music version of AccuRadio, offers an incredibly deep assortment of channels – Old Fashioned, Classical, Rudolph Radio, Jazz and Reggae channels, they even have a channel that only plays the songs Blue Christmas and White Christmas (in every rendition available). Now AccuRadio has launched Chicago’s Christmas Channel, available on the Chicago Radio Online website.

Chicago is the homebase of AccuRadio, Chicago Radio Online is an online station similar to AccuRadio in technical features, but local to Chicago in its programming. The station features many well known Chicago personalities and is programmed by veteran radio air-personality and programmer Tommy Edwards.

There are several easy ways that stations can stream a holiday side channel. Slipstream Radio and Custom Channels are two companies in the business of building and managing a holiday channel that stations can add to their online programming options.

Internet Radio with No Cavities

Flickr photo credit: Eperales

Flickr photo credit: Eperales

Custom Channels is a company in the business of creating customized streaming channels for other businesses. One of their best known projects is that they create Christmas music channels that many broadcast stations put on their websites and sell to retailers around the holidays. They handle everything, providing streaming services, programming, and all royalties, making it nice and easy for businesses to have their own customized Internet radio channel.

Now they’ve created Smile Radio, an Internet radio station for dentist offices. Music that has been “handpicked to enhance the sound and atmosphere of a dentist office.”

Dr. Anil Idiculla of Park Meadows Orthodontics in Denver said, “the power of music is highly underrated in today’s offices. It affects your patients, your team members, and more importantly, your daily productivity…Smile Radio is the total package…current music, playlists, and customization.”

So here’s what I love about this. Custom Channels has come up with a new way to market their product. They’ve created a new, unique marketplace for themselves that sets them apart from other streaming content platforms, and gives them an endless list of potential customers. Their very own blue ocean. And you can’t beat the name – Smile Radio – it’s fun, memorable and smart at the same time. Listening to it probably prevents cavities too…


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