WFSU-FM Holiday Specials
December 16 Hanukkah Lights, 7pm, 88.9/ 6pm central, 89.1
Hear a wide variety of stories perfect for the holiday --- one story is funny and crisp, another historical, and there's one with a multicultural theme. Also included is a story about the supernatural and one that ends with the best last line for any Hanukkah show, "Love is the only miracle." Hosted by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.
December 17 Hanukkah in Story and Song, 7pm, 91.5
An hour-long Chanukah favorite returns: A celebration by The Western Wind performing Ladino songs of Spanish Jews, Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe and modern Israeli tunes. HOST: Leonard Nimoy
December 18 A Chanticleer Christmas, 8pm, 91.5
An hour celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the San Francisco-based men's choir.
December 19 Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman, 8pm, 91.5
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. Korva Coleman hosts.
December 20 An Afro Blue Christmas, 8pm, 91.5
A very special holiday concert with Howard University's premiere vocal ensemble Afro Blue, and special guest pianist Cyrus Chestnut. The a-cappela group performs a variety of holiday songs including African-American spirituals, jazz and pop tunes, and classical repertoire. The joyous celebration includes one of a kind arrangements on traditional holiday songs plus new compositions... music perfect for the holidays and the spirit of Christmas. Hosted by Michele Norris.
December 21 Messiah from Washington National Cathedral, 9am, 91.5
Each year the Cathedral’s annual Messiah performances during the first weekend of December attract an audience of some 6,000 from the greater Washington area. With a team of the finest international soloists, coming from the US and abroad, these performances offer exceptional value for a very high-quality, popular Christmas broadcast.
December 22 Tinsel Tales (1), 7pm, 88.9/ 6pm central, 89.1
This program features stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk -- these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary.
December 23 Tinsel Tales (2), 7pm, 88.9/ 6pm central, 89.1
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.
December 24 A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (LIVE), 10am, 91.5
A live stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.
December 24 Tinsel Tales (3), 7pm, 88.9/6pm central, 89.1
The latest version of evergreen delights while driving to the mall, entertaining friends, or relaxing in front of a crackling fire. Hosted by Lynn Neary
December 24 A Christmas Carol, 8pm, 88.9/ 7pm central, 89.1
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.
December 25 TSO-Holiday Magic, 8pm, 91.5
Celebrate the holidays with the TSO! Our anything-goes Holiday Magic concert combines timeless classics and sentimental favorites with a little humor, sophistication, and elegance. This uplifting evening of music offers a perfect opportunity to enjoy time with family, friends and business associates TSO, so make sure to buy extra tickets—you won’t want to miss this sleigh-full of joy!
December 26 A Season’s Griot, 7pm, 88.9
A one-hour celebration in story and song is public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted for nearly 20 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual special captures the tales and traditions of African American and African peoples. This year's program will celebrate Peace with special guests Pamela Reid, Joyce Grear and the show's poet laureate, Beverly Burnette.