Christmas music has begun this year on 100.3 WNIC

It's official -- the Christmas music switch has been flipped on 100.3 WNIC.

Jay Towers and his crew flipped the switch just around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday with help from special guest FOX 2's Huel Perkins. Huel himself got to pick the first official song of the season - Nat King Cole's "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire."

Jay says his team took a vote in October on which day to start the music, and today was the winner. If you're looking at a calendar, you'll notice today's exactly two weeks before Thanksgiving, which falls on November 22 this year. (Contrary to popular belief, the radio station doesn't start its Christmas music the day after Halloween.)  

The past few years the radio station has begun their 24/7 Christmas music around the same time, during the first or second week in November. 

"This is the time of year that we can all gather together as friends, as family, and say to each other, "We love you." This is the time of love, peace and joy to renew our faith in each other, in mankind, and in the future to come," Huel said this morning. 

(Oh, and for those counting -- only 47 days to go until Christmas!)