The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement for children to call Santa misprinted the telephone number. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s operations “hotline.” The Director of Operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff check the radar for indications of Santa making his way south from the North Pole. Children who called were given updates on his location, and a tradition was born.
In 1958, the governments of Canada and the United States created a bi-national air defense command for North America called the North American Aerospace Defense Command, also known as NORAD, which then took on the tradition of tracking Santa.
Since that time, NORAD men, women, family and friends have selflessly volunteered their time to personally respond to Christmas Eve phone calls and emails from children. In addition, we now track Santa using the internet. Last year, millions of people who wanted to know Santa’s whereabouts visited the NORAD Tracks Santa website.
Finally, media from all over the world rely on NORAD as a trusted source to provide Christmas Eve updates on Santa’s journey
KEEP YOUR RADIO TUNED TO FOX 103 THROUGH 4AM DECEMBER 25TH AS NORAD AND FOX 103 BRING YOU HOURLY UPDATES AS WE TRACK SANTA’S ANNUAL RIDE AROUND THE WORLD.
YOU CAN ALSO FOLLOW SANTA TRIP BY BOOKMARKING THE MORNING SHOW BLOG AND FOLLOWING SANTA USING NORAD’S STATE OF THE ART TRACKING SYSTEM
STAY FIT THE TIGER WOODS WAY!!!
David Nail grew up in a small town in Missouri, the son of a former high school band director whose musical collection included Stevie Wonder, Elton John and the Beatles. Nail turned to country in the 1990s, then started going back into its history and became a big fan of Glen Campbell. He moved to Nashville right after high school but returned to Missouri after a year. Two years later, he gave Nashville another try. He completed an album for Mercury Records, but it was not released. After taking a break from the music business to help coach a baseball team, he was introduced to music publisher and producer Frank Liddell. Their musical partnership led Nail to sign another record deal with MCA Nashville. His MCA album, I’m About to Come Alive, is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2009.
DON’T GET LOST THIS NEW YEARS EVE……
Comprised of equal parts Southern rock and harmony-rich contemporary country, Crossin’ Dixon rose to Nashville’s attention in the mid-2000s on the strength of their live act. The four Mississippi natives — vocalist Jason Miller, drummer Michael Bole, and guitarists/vocalists Brandon Hyde and Charlie Grantham — first performed in 2002 as Kyote Wylde, but a relentless tour ethic (often resulting in 100 shows per year) resulted in a name change that could reflect their interstate travels. In 2006, a mutual friend introduced the band to the influential producer Michael Knox, who had helped launch Jason Aldean’s self-titled debut to platinum status the previous year. Knox took note of Crossin’ Dixon’s vocal harmonies, likening them to those of country legends Alabama, and a deal with Broken Bow Records was inked that September. With Knox handling production duties, Crossin’ Dixon entered the studio to record their boisterous debut single, “Guitar Slinger.” After its release in the summer of 2007, the band hit the road once again in support of the new single. ~ Andrew Leahey, All Music Guide
…AND THE WEEKLY DOSE OF LIES’ GOSSIP AND DIRT WITH PATSY J. KREBS FROM THE CUT~N~CURL IN NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
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