December Radio Specials

By December 15, 2012Uncategorized

December Public Radio Specials


Monday, December 24th at 3 pm

A Rochester Festival of Lessons & Carols

One of the most beloved traditions of the holiday season is the Festival of Lessons and Carols, made famous at King’s College in Cambridge, England. The Festival tells the Christmas story in words and music, and is heard all over the world in many languages and many variations.

This Christmas, treat your listeners to American variation of the Festival. A Rochester Festival of Lessons and Carols was recorded at Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, New York under the direction of organist/choirmaster Peter DuBois, who is well-known to public radio listeners across the country as the host of With Heart and Voice.

The one-hour program will consist of the traditional readings that were selected by King’s College Dean Eric Milner White in 1918, and music by Carson Cooman, Paul Halley, Herbert Howells, and Jonathan Dove.


Tuesday, December 25th

3 pm: Tinsel Tales

NPR fills millions of homes each holiday with humor, warmth, and a host of festive voices.  Continuing with the tradition of first Tinsel Tales program, this is another 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.  Hosted by Lynn Neary.


Monday, December 31st

3 pm – Capitol Steps New Year’s Eve Special (repeats at 7 pm)

Help us roast 2012 to a crisp with The Capitol Steps and their annual year-in-review awards ceremony called “Politics Takes a Holiday!”  This year will feature all new awards, such as:

“Best Use of $3 billion Dollars to Run for President,” “Worst Place in Public to Admit You Had a Binder Full of Women,” “Most Prostitutes to Ever Fit into the Secret Service’s Hotel,” and “Worst Hair Cut Ever to Demand to See Anyone’s Birth Certificate, Much Less the President’s.”

Go ahead, post on Facebook (hopefully you didn’t invest in it) and tell your friends all about it!  If there is anything Congress can agree on, it is The Capitol Steps’ one hour long special will have you laughing harder than Joe Biden at a Vice Presidential debate.



KRNN (102.7 FM)

Thursday, December 20th

5 pm: Peggy & Chuck host 2 hours of bluegrass ,folk, celtic and cajun Christmas music.


Friday, December 21st

5 pm: Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration

The holiday tradition continues with Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration. A dynamic musical celebration in the extraordinary acoustics of the world’s largest Gothic cathedral – New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine.  Hear a unique exploration of the solstice tradition in cultures near and far. The Paul Winter Consort is joined by musicians from all over the world, including Russia’s Dimitri Pokrovsky Ensemble and gospel singer Theresa Thomasson. John Schaefer hosts the production from Living Music and Murray Street.


Saturday, December 22

12 Noon: A Mudlark Sampler – Tasteful Acoustic Christmas Music with the Steys


Sunday, December 23

7 pm: Take Five with Robert Sewell – Hot Jazz for a Cool Night


Monday, December 24

7 pm: Garden of Love – Christmas Eve with Jane


Tuesday, December 25

8 am: A Ricky D Christmas

10 am: Christmas Morning Music with Peggy

5 pm: Tidelines – Send a festive and fun “Holiday Hotline” to friends and family during the Christmas edition of Tideline with Kate.  Email your holiday message to and Kate will read it on the air.  You can also request your favorite holiday music.

7 pm:  Christmas Night Music with Shelley

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