Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Christmas radio program arrives just in time for holidays
Air Force Link ^ | Chet R. DelSignore

Posted on 12/04/2007 4:57:28 PM PST by SandRat

12/4/2007 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- More than 3,300 country music radio stations nationwide will get a present in the mail this week, courtesy of the Air Force.

This year's "Red, White, and Air Force Blue Christmas" radio program CD, featuring multiple Grammy Award-winning recording artist LeAnn Rimes, is not commercially available.

Ms. Rimes recalls her fondest holiday memories in an in-depth interview on the program, intended as an hour-long public service announcement that station program managers can incorporate into their holiday playlists. The show also includes songs from Ms. Rimes' holiday album and her new release, "Family."

Station program directors recently received a special "teaser card" announcing the upcoming program, supplemented by an online Internet link to give them an idea of what the program offers:

"This Web link gives recruiters an efficient way of showing station program managers a quick sample into the sound and feel of this year's program," said Master Sgt. Deshan Woods, the online manager for Air Force Recruiting Service.

"Today's (program) managers are very busy, and this link is a one-click access point into some of the show's audio clips without them having to unwrap a CD to review an entire one-hour show," Sergeant Woods said. "It is an excellent holiday product for the American public, created by the Air Force."

"This (public service announcement) elevates (Air Force) awareness and is packaged with an uplifting holiday message," said Maj. Sean McKenna, the Air Force Recruiting Service public affairs officer.

The "Red, White and Air Force Blue Christmas" radio program also goes out to Armed Forces Network radio stations worldwide -- playing to military members serving overseas this holiday season.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: christmas; countrymusic; leannrimes; program; radio; troops

The cover of this year's "Red, White and Air Force Blue Christmas" radio program featuring LeAnn Rimes. The CD is arriving in the mail to more than 3,300 country music radio stations this week, for consideration in their holiday programming schedules. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Ronn Linn)

1 posted on 12/04/2007 4:57:30 PM PST by SandRat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...

2 posted on 12/04/2007 4:57:54 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SandRat

One of the best Christmas radio programs of all time IMHO was the Amos and Andy Christmas show where Andy worked as a Santa to earn money for a doll for his little niece Arbadella. “Oh Floorwalker...Oh Floorwalker...”It still cracks me up. If you haven’t heard it you have missed a classic from a time when all the radio shows celebrated Christmas.

3 posted on 12/04/2007 6:04:25 PM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Don Corleone

I wonder if I have that one. I have a few OTR shows. I have at least 4 cassettes of A&A — I don’t know if I have more on mp3

4 posted on 12/04/2007 6:58:29 PM PST by Tanniker Smith ("What are we doing tomorrow, Hil?" "Same thing we do every night, Bill, try to take over the world!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson