Wed December 12, 2012
Celebrate the Season with Holiday Specials from WKU Public Radio
Celebrate the season with our annual feast of holiday specials. And of course, many of our regular programs will celebrate, too. Your membership support helps make our special programs possible. Thanks and have a great holiday!
Monday, December 17th
WKU Winterfest I (8pm C.T./9pm E.T.) The WKU choirs present a beautiful and wide-ranging program of music for the season, including favorite carols. Recorded in concert. (Repeated next week, with new additions, at the same time).
Sunday, December 23rd
Old Scratchy Records Christmas Special (6pm C.T./7pm E.T.) Join host and producer Nolan Porterfield for an hour of unique holiday records, from Christmas tunes to one-of-a-kind tracks you won't find anywhere else.
Christmas With the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra (8pm C.T./9pm E.T.) Lee Stott hosts this two-hour program of holiday favorites performed by the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra and conductor Nicholas Palmer (rebroadcast Monday at 1pm C.T./2pm E.T.)
Monday, December 24th
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (live broadcast at 9am C.T./10am E.T.): Each year's broadcast begins with the sound of a single voice breaking the silence within the medieval chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. Each year, readings are woven among carols that celebrate the storied English choral tradition. Learn more and download this year's program booklet. (repeated on Christmas Day at 11am C.T./Noon E.T.).
Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs (11am C.T./Noon E.T.) One of the great holiday traditions in America, the choirs of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges -- two of the most prestigious historically black institutions in the nation -- get together to present a spine-tingling concert program. This encore presentation features the best works of the last several years. It's a joyous celebration of the schools' tradition of singing excellence, with their trademark mixture of spirituals and carols
Tinsel Tales (Noon C.T./1pm E.T.) NPR fills millions of homes each holiday with humor, warmth, and a host of festive voices. This special offers a collection of the best and most requested holiday stories. Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season.
Christmas With the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra (1pm C.T./2pm E.T.) Lee Stott hosts this two-hour program of holiday favorites performed by the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra and conductor Nicholas Palmer.
WKU Winterfest II (8pm C.T./9pm E.T.) The WKU choirs present a beautiful and wide-ranging program of music for the season, including favorite carols. This broadcast features new additions along with some favorites from the past. Recorded in concert.
Tuesday, December 25th
Holiday Favorites from WKU Public Radio (9am C.T./10am E.T.): Enjoy a generous helping of music from the WKU Public Radio collection of Christmas recordings. Includes performances by the Cambridge Singers, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti, the Waverly Consort, the Trapp Family Singers, and much more.
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (11am C.T./Noon E.T.): A rebroadcast of yesterday’s live program from the medieval King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England. More.
Jonathan Winters' A Christmas Carol (1pm C.T./2pm E.T.) An updated version of a public radio tradition hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. Also featuring Mimi Kennedy.
Echoes of Christmas (2pm C.T./3pm E.T.) Moving selections of choral classics celebrating Christmas. The Dale Warland Singers provided magical performances to listeners across the country for over 30 years. Their signature holiday concert—beloved by public radio listeners nationwide—was the annual Echoes of Christmas program. Drawing upon the archive of their live performances, Dale Warland and host Brian create a very special Christmas musical treat.