Reply to Genoman (12/25/2008 11:59:27)
Reply to Christmas Music Guru (12/03/2008 16:07:24)
Yes, he was indeed the King of WPAT's Christmas playlist as well.
Ah yes! The old WPAT
! A wonderful 'light music' station that many of grew up hearing here in the New Jersey area. Many a Christmas was spent being driven from one set of grandparents to another in my parents' car with the radio tuned to WPAT. It's where I first heard The Hollyridge Strings and Percy Faith. Here is another page
with some 'air checks' from the 60's and other years.
Percy Faith always gets 'air time' at Christmas in this house. In 1985 I bought the Christmas Memories
cd. Great nostalgic cover on that one! Last year I finally grabbed the Christmas Is..
cd even though almost all of the music was already on Christmas Memories
. This year I was also happy to add a legit copy of The Hollyridge Strings Christmas Favorites
cd to the stack. For the past few years I had been using a 'needle drop' of both the mono and stereo copies.
They don't make music like that anymore!
There was nothing like the old WPAT at Christmas! For eleven months of the year, I'd listen to WMCA, WABC, 99X but when the holidays came, they were on hold until Dec 26. WPAT was the soundtrack for many a Christmas Eve gathering when I lived in Brooklyn and on Long Island. I'm now in NJ.
Today is Dec 26 and I'm listening to Percy Faith's "Music of Christmas" CD as I'm posting this. Just had to hear it one more time this season! My mom had the original 1954 recording on a 45 EP. It took me until this year to get the complete album. I just came back from my relatives home and I brought along the Percy Faith CD. They remembered it quite well. Once again, Percy Faith provided the music for a Christmas Eve fish fry!
BTW, were you able to find any airchecks from WPAT's Spirit of Christmas broadcasts?
I agree! They don't make music like that anymore!
Hope you had a Merry Christmas! Have a happy and healthy 2009!