Sunday, December 18, 2011

Show Notes - 12/18/2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Tonight we had our BIG season ending 2011 CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA! We always have a blast doing this show each year and celebrating Christmas on the air. As usual, we played some great Christmas carols and had a visit from Santa Claus who has gone slightly digital with the iPad to help him accomplish his tasks during the year and especially on Christmas Eve. Santa states that electronics are at the top of the wish lists this year and he also said that he is hearing more of the Christmas spirit this year from children, which means that maybe commercialization is not hindering the spirit of Christmas.

Later, Stacey Knoll of N.O.R.A.D. stopped by and explained the Santa Tracker system and how it all works. According to Stacey and as printed in Wikipedia; The program began on December 24, 1955 when a Sears department store placed an advertisement in a Colorado Springs newspaper which told children that they could telephone Santa Claus and included a number for them to call. However, the telephone number printed was incorrect and calls instead came through to Colorado Springs' Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Center. Colonel Shoup, who was on duty that night, told his staff to give all children that called in a "current location" for Santa Claus. A tradition began which continued when the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) replaced CONAD in 1958.

Here is a list of all the various ways that you can track Santa Claus using the Santa Tracker system:

On the Web - http://www.NoradSanta.org
Google Earth - http://www.noradsanta.org/en/track3d.html
On the Phone - (877) HI NORAD
By Email - noradtracksanta@gmail.com
Facebook
Twitter Feed

So from our families to yours, we wish you a Very Merry Christmas and Joyous & Happy New Year! We will see you in 2012!

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