The first station this season to go All-Christmas was also one of the last to end the holiday songs.
Original Report 10/2/2016: The first Christmas Music flip of the year has taken place in Branson MO.
Earls Family Broadcasting flipped Southern Gospel “Solid Gospel 1220” KOMC Branson to Christmas as soon as the calendar flipped to October with the addition of new translator 98.1 K251BZ Branson. The new “Branson’s Classic Christmas 98.1” is also operating under new KCAX call letters. Earls’ HometownDailyNews.com reports that the station will debut “and old format favorite to the area’s airwaves” on December 26.
In 2015 the first Christmas launch took place on September 25 as SummitMedia debuted the format on 1320 WENN/100.1 W261BX. The first flip in 2014 was much later as “Easy 93.1” WEZW Wildwood Crest NJ made the move on October 17.