AM 1240 Live Christmas Concert A Success

by Mark Bullion on December 17, 2010 at 6:14 am

WHIZ’s Live Christmas Open Mic was a major success Friday morning.

16 groups of musicians took to the live airwaves of AM 1240. Music Director of the Southeast Ohio Symphony Crchestra Dr. Laura Schumann co-hosted the live program and says it couldn’t have gone smoother.

"The excitement is just compounded and it just gets the spirit of the holidays wonderfully in place and we can all be very excited with music and live music and local musicians as well," says Schumann.

Groups from all over Muskingum County as well as Southeast Ohio including schools, soloists, brass ensembles and many others performed both live over-the-air as well as online. As for AM 1240 listeners as well as those tuning in online,

"Certainly our broadcast audience has responded well so were really thrilled with that," says WHIZ’s Jay Benson.

Benson says the event put everyone in the holiday frame of mind and hopes next year it will be just as good as this year if not better.