Heart extra turns into Heart extra Xmas

Heart extra will be playing non-stop Christmas songs for the next two months as it transforms into Heart extra Xmas.

Global’s only annual festive station is once again promising the very best feel good festive hits non-stop, 24/7.

Heart extra Xmas says it has “All the festive favourites including Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You, Wham!’s Last Christmas and Band Aid’s Do They Know it’s Christmas? will help provide the perfect soundtrack to the festive period, as the countdown to the big day starts right now.”

The service is available across the UK on DAB Digital Radio on D1 and online via Global Player.

Other Christmas stations returning this year include (former) Wireless Group’s local stations on DAB in Swansea, Bradford and Stoke from November 15th.

The group is also creating online streams in the areas it operates local stations – so there’ll be Tower Christmas, Signal 107 Christmas, Christmas Wish, Radio Wave Christmas, Peak Christmas and Wire Christmas.

Group Programme Director Terry Underhill told RadioToday: “Our festive stations guarantee to play the biggest variety of Christmas songs on the radio. We’re looking forward to sprinkling some magical Christmas cheer at the best time of the year”

RadioToday also expects a Christmas station from Bauer. Last year, Magic flipped to all-Christmas songs instead of launching an extra service.