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Cox Radio Kills 93 Rock and Institutes 24/7 Holiday Music

The suits at Cox Radio finally replied! Read what they had to say about killing 93 Rock for Christmas. (Then take Crossfade's 93 Rock "Radio Sucks" poll.)

Whenever Crossfade wants to flood the interior of our automobiles with a non-stop stream of mediocre alt-rock, we listen to 93 Rock. So tonight, we hit six on our pre-programmed station selector and ... WTF? It's Christmas, er, "holiday" music.

Yes. Apparently, Cox Radio has killed the Rock, transforming 93.1 FM into "South Florida's Official Holiday Music Station." The news is all over the airwaves, the website, and shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge's Twitter.

We've sent the following five questions to Cox's regional media contacts: (1) When? (2) Why? (3) Will there be a format change? (4) How long will the public be forced to endure the festive nightmare of 24/7 "holiday" music? and (5) How many people got fired 35 days before Christmas? But since it's Saturday night at 11 p.m., we're still waiting for official comment.

In the meantime, see the cut for 93 Holiday Nightmare's last hour of programming.

The 21 songs played on 93 Holiday Nightmare between 10 and 11 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2010

10:01 p.m. Mariah Carey's "Hark the Herald Angels Sing"

10:04 p.m. Dean Martin's "Let It Snow"

10:06 p.m. Bobby Helms's "Jingle Bell Rock"

10:08 p.m. Mannheim Steamroller's "Deck the Halls"

10:11 p.m. Ella Fitzgerald's "First Noel"

10:13 p.m. Bruce Springsteen's "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"

10:18 p.m. Frank Sinatra's "O Little Town of Bethlehem"

10:20 p.m. Gene Autry's "Here Comes Santa Claus"

10:22 p.m. Vanessa Williams's "Do You Hear What I Hear?"

10:27 p.m. LeAnn Rimes's "O Holy Night"

10:31 p.m. Willie Nelson's "Frosty the Snowman"

10:33 p.m. 98 Degrees's "The Christmas Song"

10:37 p.m. Bing Crosby's "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"

10:40 p.m. Faith Hill's "Where are you Christmas?"

10:43 p.m. Elvis Presley's "Blue Christmas"

10:46 p.m. Air Supply's "Sleigh Ride"

10:48 p.m. Barry Manilow's "(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays"

10:50 p.m. Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey's "Baby, It's Cold Outside"

10:53 p.m. John Denver & Muppets' "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

10:54 p.m. Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime"

10:58 p.m. Amy Grant's "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"

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