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Anther Holiday season is upon us.  Every year we get into the spirit of the season and bring you some of the best Christmas memories, both past and present... from the middle of November to January 1st.  This year is no exception... but it almost didn't happen.
You probably noticed that we were off the air from late September to mid-November.  Unfortunately, the reasons are too varied to get into, but, needless to say, we were scrambling to resolve the issues in time to launch our Holiday format.  I'm very happy to report that we didn't disappoint.  On November 14th, the day before my birthday, incidentally. we began streaming.  Since the Holiday format was scheduled to begin in a few short weeks anyway, we simply decided that Christmas was going to be early for us this year. So, no doubt, our listeners found the station back online and streaming "All Christmas, All The Time".  Believe me, it was a great birthday present for me, as well!

Happy Holidays!





You probably never wondered what it takes for a radio station to gear up for a format change that lasts for only 6 weeks out of the year.  Well, now you won't ever have to.

The holidays are upon us.  Most of you don't consider this as an epic event in your professional lives, but for the modest, small staff (5) of DFW Radio... the fun starts during the first week of October.

The program director (That's me, by the way) starts pouring over song titles and playlists from the year before, adding and updating, tweaking and timing about a dozen configurations for each show.  Bet you thought everything was improvised, didn't you?  Not hardly.

Around the same time, our on-air staff begin working with the engineer (or pulling double-duty as both), producing Holiday Station ID's, tags, liners, and just about everything else you hear in-between songs (except their live banter), including commercial promos.  This year, the bulk of that production fell upon our newest sucker....errrr... I mean member of the DFW Family, Charme Cassidy; and let me tell ya... that girl's got skill and brought her "A" Game!

By the beginning of November, we bring in Jon Coleman to finalize some voiceover artist work for us... and while he's sub-contracted, we still consider him an indispensable part of our team.

Back in the early days of DFW, some 15 years ago, The process was far more simplistic.  I did all of these jobs myself, on the fly, and then compiled about 12 hours of music which I put on an endless loop!  Every year, it becomes more complex and we seem to be starting earlier and earlier.   Adding more variety meant recruiting more staff, including our on-air personalities.  It's important to mention that as we run on a very simple budget, remain commercial-free, and remain not-for-profit, each of us volunteer our time and various talents towards keeping the station operational and our programs professionally produced, often doubling as producer, engineer, while continuing to deliver our shows each day as on-air talent. 

So, we have plenty to celebrate as this Holiday Season approaches.  We're so very happy that you're a part of our family.

Happy Holidays!

Peace, Love, Eternal Pizza!


  David Orwig
  Program Director & Occasionally Obnoxious Deejay 


After much discussion with the firm of "Me, Myself & I, Inc."... it's been decided to begin the Fall Schedule a little early this year.  There's been some small changes that will effect the weekend schedule, in particular.  "Holly Hop Radio", while a favorite with die hard fans, has been reformatted into the afternoon schedule, from 12pm to 4pm.  More shows have been produced, of course, within the scope of the new time slot.  Don't worry, Rockabilly Fans... it's never going to disappear.  From 4pm to Midnight, we have a taste of vintage 50's and 60's radio for you, including full broadcasts from that era, complete with the original commercials. "Cruisin 50's & 60's" is sure to be a fan favorite for anyone that longs for a taste of vintage R&R from that incredible era.

BeatleFest Sunday has undergone a fantastic overhaul, with more material from the Fab 4, including the much-anticipated return of "The Fantasy BBC Sessions" at noon.

Our weekday lineup, for now, hasn't changed with the exception of new shows being produced, of course, and the triumphant return of Sharon G. at the helm of "RetroOasis" from noon to 3.  "Simply 80's" will be returning with yours truly in front of the microphone (lucky you!), but due to scheduling and the desire to have a life... we've moved the show to 8:00pm to 11:00pm.  Our "Request & Dedication" show will follow "RetroOasis" at 3:00pm.

Thanks for streaming us, and as always, if you have any questions, comments or requests... you know where they go, y'all.

Peace, Love, Eternal Pizza!


David Orwig
Program Director & Occasionally Obnoxious Deejay 
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