Spirit of Christmas – WCSF 88.7 FM

USF celebrates the holidays with 24-hour Christmas programming on WCSF 88.7 FM!

One of the area’s finest holiday traditions, the Spirit of Christmas offers commercial-free holiday music and is broadcast 24 hours a day from Thanksgiving through January 2. This festive programming is presented annually by WCSF 88.7 FM, the student-run radio station at the University of St. Francis. This is the 26th year the USF has offered the Spirit of Christmas for the community.

Classics, current hits and children’s songs will be featured as well as a variety of special programming, including local choirs and bands, according to Don Burke, Spirit of Christmas producer. Listeners may call in requests at selected times. Burke says that thousands of listeners tune into the Spirit of Christmas programming each year.

In addition to reaching listeners throughout greater Will County, WCSF 88.7 FM can be accessed worldwide through live streaming. For more information, call the station at 815-740-3214 or tune in today for commercial-free Christmas tunes!


About the Spirit of Christmas

Spirit of Christmas was established in 1993 by Bob Zak. It originally aired December 1-26. In 1999, Don Burke began producing the program and expanded it to run from the day after Thanksgiving through January 2. In 2002, the start date became Thanksgiving day. Not only has Spirit of Christmas expanded while still remaining true to its original vision, but each year, selected students help produce the program and gain invaluable experience. Spirit of Christmas has become a holiday tradition in Will County, generating a tremendous response from the community since its inception.

Spirit of Christmas is also the major fundraiser for WCSF-FM, the University of St. Francis radio station. WCSF is a non-profit, educational radio station and is reliant on donations and the generosity of local business to support and underwrite the holiday programming, allowing USF to provide its students with a quality educational experience.


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