Classic Christmas tracks countdown to Chicago
MeTV FM, 87.7 FM in Chicago has joined a growing list of affiliates who are giving listeners 10-hours of The 100 Greatest Christmas Hits of All Time. Listeners will hear insightful commentary from the hit-making stars themselves as legendary broadcaster, Wink Martindale, supplies the stories and fun facts in this annual countdown.
“The 100 Greatest Christmas Hits of All Time will be making spirits bright for a second straight year on MeTV FM,” said Chicago Program Director Rick O’Dell. “The mix of holiday standards and surprises, celebrity greetings and Wink Martindale’s instantly familiar voice and inviting personality are an ideal fit with the timeless and memorable music our listeners have come to count on whenever they tune into 87.7 FM.”
Filling out each hour of the special are a handful of “bonus tracks” – other beloved Yuletide gems guaranteed to make you laugh, move your heart or rekindle your life’s fondest memories. More than 160 stars offer Yuletide greetings plus insightful commentary. They include The Beatles, Justin Bieber, Garth Brooks, The Eagles, Ariana Grande, Josh Groban, Faith Hill, Elton John, Johnny Mathis, Pentatonix, Bruce Springsteen, Tricia Yearwood and more.
What is it about MeTV that appeals to listeners?
MeTV FM was created as a musical companion to America’s #1 all classic television network, MeTV. Both the television and radio formats present timeless and memorable entertainment that resonates with a broad audience. MeTV FM is curated for long listening enjoyment and features an astonishingly deep playlist from an active library of more than 3,000 songs across nearly four decades of great music, including singer-songwriters, country crossovers, Motown, iconic groups, and many other artists.
Listeners enjoy a wide diversity of music programming from folk rock to funk, deep tracks to disco favorites, and sixties British Invasion to eighties pop. Program directors may have forgotten about much of this music, but the core radio audience of underserved baby boomer listeners has not.
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