Christmas has arrived for Triangle radio listeners.
Officials with WRAL-FM (Mix 101.5) this morning converted the station's broadcast to all-holiday music. They had planned to wait until Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, for the annual switch but decided to do it a few days early.
The station has been streaming holiday music at its website and on its HD sister channel for several weeks. The volume of listeners on those outlets and an "enormous number of emails and calls from listeners asking that we start sooner" prompted the earlier switch, program director Barry Fox wrote in an e-mail.