WNIC gets in the holiday spirit early
Just as you're trying to figure out what to do with all that extra Halloween candy on the kitchen table (don't eat it all in one sitting) ... it's time once again to think Christmas. At least that's what the folks at WNIC FM 100.3 want you to do. Making sure no one else could claim to be first this year, WNIC jumped on Santa's sleigh this morning and will be featuring nothing but holiday music through at least December 25th.
This evening the station is prominently featuring a poll on it's web site at www.wnic.com claiming 40% of those that answered the poll wanted Christmas music to start at the beginning of November ... maybe as a way to answer any critics that might think it's a tad early to be having a Holly Jolly Christmas.
Ann Arbor News:
The results are in for fund drives recently concluded at two local public radio stations. At Michigan Radio (WUOM, 91.7 FM), the public radio service of the University of Michigan, the on-air fundraiser, which ran from Oct. 17-24, generated more than 7,400 pledges totaling more than $770,000 ... Meanwhile, WEMU (89.1 FM), Eastern Michigan University's public radio station, ended its fall pledge drive on Oct. 26, raising a record $139,207 in nine and half days, exceeding last fall's total by over $2,000. The station also raised $50,000 toward its fall 2008 mail campaign goal of $140,000. The mail returns are counted separately from the funds raised on-air. Two more mailings are planned before the end of the year. "We set an ambitious on-air goal for ourselves this year, $30,000 higher than in fall '07," said Mary Motherwell, marketing and development director. "While it's disappointing that we didn't reach that mark, we certainly can be happy about breaking the previous record... U-M, EMU fund drives successful; WUOM, WEMU both see gains in amounts pledged (Mon, 11/3)