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Radio station changes holiday season programming


For at least 10 years, radio station WWRM-FM (Magic 94.9), has ushered in the holidays by switching to an all-Christmas music format.

But this year, the festive programming has a dose of Adele, Eric Clapton, Shaggy and others in the mix.

“We decided on the change because listeners told us they would rather have a balance of Christmas music with regular music,” said John Larson, the stations’ program director. “We’ve gotten a few complaints on our Facebook page, but a lot of them were because (listeners) don’t know where to find the (all Christmas music format). Once we tell them, they are fine with it. It’s just a better fit at The Dove.”

That’s right, before you go all “bah-humbug,” listeners still can get a continuous dose of holiday cheer by turning the radio dial to sister station, WDUV-FM (The Dove 105.5), which began playing an expanded list of Christmas tunes 24/7 on Thanksgiving Day.

Holiday music lovers also can download the Magic app on their smart phones and listen to holiday tunes on The Dove.

And if you prefer your festive music with a roaring fire, but lack a fireplace, it’s as easy as turning on your television set.

The smoke-and-stoke-free televised Yule Log is back on digital cable this year in standard and high definition and 3D for free on Bright House Networks Video on Demand.

For an extra dose of holiday cheer, viewers can also access the video fireplace for free via the national Movies On Demand website,

The embers will glow until Jan. 2, 2014.