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Tampa Bay radio station launches new “all non-Christmas” music format

Tampa Bay FM radio station 108.1 “The Possum” (not to confused with Orlando FM radio station 108.7 “The Opossum”) has announced they will be switching their musical programming to a format that will feature absolutely no holiday music.

“We feel there’s a real unfulfilled need in the market for music that isn’t focused entirely on Christmas. Because let’s be honest, at some point all the Christmas stuff is just too much,” said program director Jerry Fleisch, who is not Jewish. “And I’m saying that in spite of the fact that I’m not Jewish.”

“We’re really looking forward to exposing the Bay Area to contemporary artists who don’t perform the traditional holiday standards,” he said. “We’re talking about performers like Mariah Carey, Michael Bublé, Wham!, Perry Como, Burl Ives and Bing Crosby with David Bowie among others!”

The stations new format will premiere tonight at 11:59pm and will be broadcast 24 hours a day until approximately the first week of next November.

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