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Kansas City has an all new Christmas station

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Kansas City's heritage country station 94.1 KFKF will become Kansas City's all new Christmas station beginning at midnight on Thanksgiving through midnight Christmas Day.

For the first time in a decade, only one radio station in the Kansas City market will broadcast the continuous Christmas music format.  In previous years, Wilks Radio's Star 102 went head to head with another KC radio station in the battle to win over the Christmas music listener, some years flipping to the format as early as Halloween. 

"When KCKC-FM changed its format early this year from Star 102 to Alice 102, we had to make some tough decisions regarding Christmas music," said Wilks-KC Market Manager Marc Harrell.  "The Christmas format just wasn't going to be a fit on Alice, but we didn't' want to let our listeners down.  We did the research and found that the three things of most importance to the country listener are God, country and family. Nothing speaks to those values more than Christmas music."

KFKF program director and morning host Dale Carter said the KFKF has always included a large Christmas music playlist through the holidays so it was not a big jump to move to the continuous Christmas format. 

"We want the hundreds of thousands of Christmas music lovers to have a home this holiday season," said Carter.  "We hope they'll find it at 94.1 KFKF."

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