Friends, we have so many things to discuss for the 2017 broadcast, I’m not even sure where to begin!
This broadcast finds us in our 12th year/13th season and we have grown bigger than ever. If you haven’t had an opportunity to like our Facebook page, do that right now. We’ll be introducing a lot of interaction via Facebook this year with live requests, contests and conversation. It will be a lot of fun!
We’re kicking off this season with a brand new, fully redesigned iOS app. The design was built with getting to the music as quickly as possible, so now you just open and hit play. Additionally, to view song history you simply scroll up. We’ve also taken our design direction from the new iOS11, simple bold fonts and easy to read colors.
Coming in mid-November, our Android app will receive a similar facelift, the first since we introduced the Android app 4 years ago!
We’ve brought a lot of new music into the mix this year and, of course, we’ll be adding more throughout the season. A few old favorites have been retired as well.
Another big update this season will be reducing our “remixed” holiday music show Christmas Cocktails from 2 nights down to one. While this show is super popular (and great for parties), we have had several listeners say they would love the option of listening our normal broadcast for one of the two weekend nights. Christmas Cocktails will now take place on Fridays from 8pm – 1am EST and our regular broadcast will continue through Saturday evenings.
Tinsel & Tunes TV
Tinsel & Tunes is coming to AppleTV in early November! Accompanied by a crackling fireplace, you can now stream our Christmas Music broadcast via AppleTV. Our brand new app will be released in early November. We’re super excited about expanding our reach to tvOS users.
Stay tuned, we’ll have a few more updates in 2017. In the meantime, we’re preparing for our biggest launch ever tomorrow night at 12:01am EST. Don’t miss it!