Joliet, Ill. – Starting at noon on Thanksgiving Day (Thurs., November 25, 2021) and running through noon on January 2, 2022, University of St. Francis (USF) radio station WCSF-FM 88.7 switches over from its regular programming to the Spirit of Christmas, a 24-hour, commercial-free, season-long holiday format.

“2020 was a challenging year for so many reasons. One of our challenges last year was an antenna that was damaged during that summer’s derecho, which severely limited our broadcast coverage throughout the program. While 2021 continues with its own set of challenges, I am very happy to report that our new antenna is up and running and we are at full power for this year’s program! We hope you and your family will join us for the 29th season of the Spirit of Christmas,” said Don Burke, Spirit of Christmas director of programming.

Spirit of Christmas features a variety-filled rotation of over 4,000 songs, including multiple versions of holiday classics such as “White Christmas”. One special program that airs nightly at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. during Spirit of Christmas is the classic 1937 radio series, The Cinnamon Bear. Relive the story of Judy and Jimmy Barton and their adventure to an enchanted world alongside Cinnamon Bear, a stuffed bear with button eyes and a green ribbon around his neck, to recover the missing silver star from their Christmas tree.

Tune in to FM 88.7 to listen to the Spirit of Christmas on your radio in the Joliet area or livestream the station at stfrancis.edu/spirit.

Area businesses are also invited to promote themselves through special sponsorship opportunities that air during Spirit of Christmas programming. Sponsorships start at $250 and are a great way to promote your business or extend holiday wishes to the Joliet community and beyond. For more information about sponsorships, please call 815-740-3748.

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The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 52,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu.

University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.

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