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CHRISTMAS MUSIC COMING TO A RADIO NEAR YOU
Stations In Detroit, Grand Rapids Already Playing Holiday Hits
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100.3 WNIC in Detroit and Star 105.7 in Grand Rapids, sister iHeartMedia stations, have already made the switch from their regular formats to the popular all-Christmas programming.
Mid-Michigan stations probably aren't far behind. While Townsquare Media isn't announcing when or if Lansing-based 99.1 WFMK will flip, traditionally, the station has made the move on the Friday prior to Thanksgiving.
Meanwhile, other mid-Michigan stations usually begin to sprinkle in the holiday flavor beginning Thanksgiving Day. Area stations that have added holiday songs to their regular rotations in recent years include WFMK sister-stations, 100.7 WITL and 97.5 NOW FM in Lansing and Cars 108 in Flint. Cumulus-owned CK 105.5 in Flint is among those stations as well.
88.1 Smile FM in Lansing and 89.7 Smile FM in Flint have also added Christmas songs by Christian artists into rotation in the past.
Perry Pulse Publisher, Josh Strickland, can be heard weekday mornings from 5 to 10am on Smile FM.
The great debate rages on about how early is too early for Christmas products, commercials, events and music, but many radio stations experience a boost in fall ratings as a result of the enhanced programming, prompting some companies to launch the festive format earlier and earlier.
One northern Michigan company signed a station on the air in the fall of 2016 with an all-Christmas format and once the holidays passed, shut the station back down again.
TEEN STILL MISSING, MAY HAVE BEEN SEEN NEARBY
Report: Kayci Latoski Did Not Run Away from Home
Missing In Michigan
A teen with ties to the Perry area that went missing last month has still not returned home. A new report from WILX-TV says "they don't believe she ran away from home," but the report doesn't specify if "they" is her parents, authorities or both.
What we do know is that Kayci Latoski left a home in DeWitt Township on foot on Sunday August 13th and never returned. Now, Lansing Police Department and Greater Michigan Search and Rescue is asking for your help locating her.