Downtown Radio goes 100% Christmas for Northern Ireland

All mainstream shows across Downtown Radio will play a 100% Christmas playlist from Monday 2nd December.

It’s a first for radio in Northern Ireland but follows fellow Bauer station Magic which flipped to 100% Christmas music earlier this week.

Breakfast presenters Gary and Glen will be ‘pressing play’ in the studio at 8.30am this Monday as the Breakfast Show kickstarts the station-wide activity.

Stuart Robinson, Programme Controller for Bauer Media Group – Northern Ireland, said: “We are big fans of Christmas here at Bauer Media Group – Northern Ireland, so we thought what better way to celebrate the season than by creating the Home of Christmas Music, by dedicating 100% of our mainstream playlists throughout December to listeners’ favourite festive tunes.

“Across the schedule, we will have a mixture of the age-old classics right-up to newest songs to join the Christmas canon.”

Gary Myles and Glen Pavis, added: “Whether you’re online Christmas shopping, decorating your tree, driving home for Christmas or just sat in the office counting down the days until you can put on your out-of-office, we will be providing the perfect festive soundtrack.

“Tune in from 8.30am on Monday morning as we help bring some Christmas cheer to listeners across Northern Ireland throughout the month of December!”

The evening specialist shows from 7pm till 10pm will follow their normal playlist.

In the photo above: L-R Downtown Radio’s David Coleman, Neal McClelland, Owen Larkin, Gary Myles, Glen Pavis, Caroline Fleck and Kirstie McMurray.

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6 Comments
  1. Paul Bainbridge says

    Oh joy!
    Another Christmas station pumping out the same old Christmas songs.

    1. Nev jack says

      If you keep busy you may not notice it? Maybe classic FM will switch to Christmas classics😁

  2. Almorr says

    At least they have waited until the Christmas 🤶 🎄 month of December 🎄, not like some stations which started playing Xmas music at the start of November.

  3. Cameron McIntyre says

    I hope you can include REC-IT
    who have 3 songs out for Christmas
    FACEBOOK CHRISTMAS
    CHRISTMAS IN DISGUISE
    ICE ON FIRE

  4. Ron Dobbyn says

    Sounds like an episode of “Killinasckully ” is Pat Shortt taking over at Downtown?

  5. Darren says

    I don’t get how this is news anymore.
    “RADIO STATION PLAYS MUSIC”
    Whats new?
    I love radio today, but please get me some juicer gossip.

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