Last year marked the first time playing music over an FM radio station, and it was very well received. There were some issues, however, with the quality of the broadcast. I have upgraded my transmitter this year to the CZE-05B short-range 5 watt transmitter. We are now in FULL STEREO!!!
Christmas 2019 Playlist is programmed and finished at 23 minutes and 41 seconds long. It includes: (* denotes new for this year)
Christmas Vacation - Katie Campbell
All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch - Thurl Ravenscroft
Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) - U2
Merry Christmas Everyone* - Shakin Stevens
I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas* - Gayla Peevey
Dominick The Donkey - Lou Monte
It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams
The music/audio heard in my show, or shared in video on Facebook or YouTube is copyright by their respective owners. I do not own the song(s), nor do I profit in any way by their use. All music is purchased through retail methods, and can be proven via an auditable record of receipts.
This is my AC - 120 volt controller with more attitude than a teenager. This is a test sequence set to "solid on." The red lights should remain on and not flicker. I have since repaired the controller, and it will be used to control standard Christmas lights such as the white outline along my house, wreaths, and other "classic" light bulbs.
Programming for this year's version of The Grinch is now completed. The background image is from Christmas 2017, and was only used as a template for positioning props.
First test of my Gingerbread Man prop for the 2019 Light Display. Channel sequence testing well, but some power issues towards the middle. Note how the lights in the middle are sometimes darker than the outer lights. Indication that power injection will be required. (Really wished I used 12 volt pixels instead of 5 volt now.) :)
Arrived on April 8, 2019, brand new props for the 2019 display. Two brand new gingerbread men to join the front lawn and six light-up candy-canes for the house. Six mini-trees and stars also arrived (not shown). Manufactured by the great folks at Boscoyo Studios in Central City, Louisiana.
March 31, 2019 - Joining the Mega Tree from 2018 this year will be 6 candy canes, 2 gingerbread people, 6 mini trees, and 6 stars. Sure hope I ordered enough lights! :) Planning for the 2019/20 show is now over, and over the next 4 months, building and programming the new props will proceed. That will leave August/September for fixing bugs, and October to start assembling the display outside.
The 2019 Christmas Light Display will have 1,000 new lights! They arrived today, March 4, 2019. Additions will include new synchronized mini-trees and candy canes.