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Just to show you I'm listening, I found something to share, but it's not a local station. Still, looks like some interesting stuff and it's available on internet radio too. Is this the kind of thing you were hoping someone would beat you at posting?

IPR MUSIC RADIO http://ipr.interlochen.org/holiday#Music

88.7 FM, Interlochen; 88.5 FM, Mackinaw City; 100.9 FM, East Jordan/Charlevoix

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26
Harvest Home: Thanksgiving with the Dale Warland Singers, 10am
One of America's premier a cappella choirs offers a beautiful hour of newly arranged favorites, quiet and simple Shaker tunes and rousing folk songs
Giving Thanks with John Birge, 1pm
A music-and-stories celebration of Thanksgiving

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11
Hanukkah Lights, 6pm
Prominent authors explore Hanukkah traditions in this perennial NPR favorite

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13
Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs, 2pm
Two historically black institutions team up to present a joyous mixture of spirituals and carols
Echoes of Christmas, 7pm
A collection of choral classics from the Dale Warland Singers

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15
A Harpist’s Christmas, 6pm
Acclaimed harpist Yolanda Kondonassis celebrates the season

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16
A Chanticleer Christmas, 6pm
The renowned male chorus performs traditional Christmas songs from Gregorian chant to Gospel

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17
Traverse Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert, 3pm
Selections from the recent holiday performances of the TSO
Chanukah in Story and Song, 6pm
A Chanukah favorite narrated by Leonard Nimoy and sung by the Western Wind vocal ensemble

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18
Jazz Piano Christmas, 6pm
Original interpretations of favorite holiday classics

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19
Island Cabin Discs Holiday Edition, 8am
IPR listeners share their stories and favorite holiday music
A Carolina Christmas, 5pm
A festive celebration of Appalachian folk traditions, featuring Kathy Mattea
Pops Holiday Potpourri, 9pm
Dick Wallace offers a holiday pops program
Repose Christmas, 10pm
Frank Slaughter shares reflective music of the season

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20
Handel’s Messiah, 1pm
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Mendelssohn Choir perform Handel’s masterpiece
Christmas with the Philadelphia Singers, 7pm
Traditional and contemporary holiday music by the beloved choral ensemble

MONDAY, DECEMBER 21
St. Olaf Christmas Festival, 2pm
A service of hymns, carols, choral works and orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity, from the campus of St. Olaf College in Minnesota
A Paul Winter Solstice Concert, 6pm
The Winter Consort’s annual exploration of solstice traditions from New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Christmas Revels, 8pm
A celebration of the winter solstice

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22
Choirs and Carols: An NPR Christmas, 3pm
Musicians from around the world share special holiday moments
Traverse Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert, 6pm
Selections from the recent holiday performances of the TSO

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23
Lessons and Carols from Washington National Cathedral, 3pm
A quietly spectacular holiday service from Washington’s National Cathedral
Christmas Around the Country, 6pm
The best classical holiday music from coast to coast
Christmas with the Philadelphia Singers, 10pm
Traditional and contemporary holiday music by the beloved choral ensemble

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24
Choirs and Carols: An NPR Christmas, 9am
Musicians from around the world share special holiday moments
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, 10am
A live Christmas Eve broadcast from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England.
A Carolina Christmas, 1pm
A festive celebration of Appalachian folk traditions, featuring Kathy Mattea
Echoes of Christmas, 3pm
A collection of choral classics from the Dale Warland Singers
A Chanticleer Christmas, 6pm
The renowned male chorus performs traditional Christmas songs from Gregorian chant to Gospel
Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs, 10pm
Two historically black institutions team up to present a joyous mixture of spirituals and carols

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25
Christmas Around the Country, 8am
The best classical holiday music from coast to coast
Repeat the Sounding Joy, 9am
Nancy Deneen offers music of the season
A Harpist’s Christmas, 2pm
Acclaimed harpist Yolanda Kondonassis celebrates the season
St. Olaf Christmas Festival, 3pm
A service of hymns, carols, choral works and orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity, from the campus of St. Olaf College in Minnesota
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, 5pm
An encore of the Christmas Eve broadcast from King’s College in Cambridge, England

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26
Nollaig, 8pm
The Thistle and Shamrock celebrates the traditional Irish and Scottish Christmastide

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27
Christmas Revels, 1pm
A celebration of the winter solstice

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31
Jazz Connections New Year’s Eve, 10pm
Jeff Haas prepares to ring in the New Year with jazz and more
A Paul Winter Solstice Concert, 11pm
The Winter Consort’s annual exploration of solstice traditions from New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine

FRIDAY, JANUARY 1
New Year’s Day from Vienna, 11am
Georges Prêtre conducts the Vienna Philharmonic, live from the Musikverein in Vienna



IPR NEWS RADIO
91.5 FM, Traverse City

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26
The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential, 11am
Host Lynne Rossetto Kasper answers listener questions throughout this live, two-hour call-in show

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11
Chanukah in Story and Song, 10pm
Leonard Nimoy narrates a Chanukah favorite, with the Western Wind Vocal Ensemble

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12
Happy Joyous Hanukkah, 7pm
Murray Horwitz hosts a concert by Grammy-winning NYC band, the Klezmatics

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13
Happy Joyous Hanukkah, 1pm
Murray Horwitz hosts a concert by Grammy-winning NYC band, the Klezmatics

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19
Jonathan Winters' "A Christmas Carol," 10pm
Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20
Island Cabin Discs Holiday Edition, 1pm
IPR listeners share their stories and favorite holiday music

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24
A Carolina Christmas, 9pm
A festive celebration of Appalachian folk traditions, featuring Kathy Mattea

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25
All is Calm, 9am
The renowned male choir Cantus and Theater Latté Da present an uplifting musical drama about the surprising 1914 World War I Christmas truce
Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites, 1pm
Stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas
All is Calm, 9pm
The renowned male choir Cantus and Theater Latté Da present an uplifting musical drama about the surprising 1914 World War I Christmas truce

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31
Toast of the Nation, 9pm
Raise a glass with listeners coast to coast and revelers at five live-jazz locations across the continent, as NPR presents live music all night long

My problem is remembering the where and when of this kind of stuff so I don't forget to tune in when the time comes.
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Another radio counsultant, Dan Vallie, seems to have a different view of stations going all Christmas. Check this article.

Maybe it is just me, but seems like commercial radio stations are struggling with the decision of if to go all Christmas and the timing to start if they do.

From what I've read in commercial radio forums/boards and public radio equivalents, the holiday season isn't so easy for them.
I like that article better. HaHa.
The funny thing is, I don't listen to our local stations unless someone else is controlling what I hear at work. I don't even listen to the radio when I'm doing housework, I turn other tunes on or hum something. When we go on trips, I bring pre-recorded CD's, my MP3 or hope for a good Sirius station. I think radio stations have a bigger battle on their hands than worrying about when or if they should play Christmas music. I guess that's why we have trouble finding playlists to share. EH?
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That's last year's (2009) schedule but exactly what I'm looking for, Auntie! I'll be watching that space!

My source for those nationally syndicated public radio shows you pasted dried up on me this year. It went to a paid members only format. I kind of feel like some of the folks here in the free section, eh?

I seldom listen to commercial broadcast radio either, Auntie. It's kind of exciting for about ten minutes because it signals that the rest of the world has caught up with us!
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A couple of oldies stations around here go all-Christmas from a little before Thanksgiving through Christmas Day---but they play the same d*** handful of tunes the whole season! The lack of variety makes me cringe. I usually stock the car with CDs and MP3s after Halloween. (Broadcast radio at home is usually news.)
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I think y'all are catching my drift!
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Custom Channels...again

As I point out every year, a company called Custom Channels offers programming carried by many commercial radio stations across the county. Custom Channels offer programs in about nine different formats. According to their website, one can mix and match from over one thousands songs. Of course when you divide that by genre and add the “must haves” for all formats, that doesn’t leave many individual tunes per station to run between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It gets old fast! I would wager that once you have listened to your station three days in a row, you’ve heard the complete rotation.

One can get the same cookie cutter bland sameness all across North America! People will actually go nuts when their “local” stations flip to this type programming. Even the Custom Channels web page designs all look the same! You should demand better! But then again, hardly any station is truly local anymore and no one knows the difference.

It gets worse, this year Custom Channels is offering apps for cellular smart phones. The cost is only about seven hundred to on thousand bucks more! Yeah.
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As I point out every year, a company called Custom Channels offers programming carried by many commercial radio stations across the country ... It gets old fast! ...
That's what I suspected, and it certainly explains the monotony. I'll have to make some time to transfer some more LPs and CDs to MP3 and stuff my iPod Touch for the coming season. Nothing says Christmas like an iPod full of Christmas music set on "shuffle"!

(Hm, now that I have a netbook, I can also bookmark MC Radio ...)
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I must be senile. I had already mentioned Custom Channels. Oh well.
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Of the thirty-six posters in the 2009 Schedule thread, only twelve can now access this area of MMC. Of the twelve, only three posted more than once in the thread. I know that folks from other forums came over here for a look as well. I’m sure none of them can now see this.
They CAN see it...just can't reply to it. I would recommend making more liberal use of the MCR site to mass communicate information.
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They CAN see it...just can't reply to it. I would recommend making more liberal use of the MCR site to mass communicate information.
When I tried to get here as a guest, I got:

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I’ll look into the MCR route and/or start a similar thread at TC. Thanks, Jeff!


BTW, platinum is misspelled in the first message.
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