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Those Were The Days - OTR Show 2010 Schedule

'Those Were The Days' is a show on WDCB, 90.9 from Chicago, Illinois, USA. The show ares each Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm Central. WDCB has an online listen link if you aren't within radio range!

Courtesy of 'Nostalgia Magazine' (a really neat publication I recently discovered!) here are highlights of the Christmas 2010 Schedule. Pick up the current issue (Autumn 2010 with Art Linkletter on the cover) for more!


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27 - RADIO TO GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT BY

SUPPER CLUB (12-1-49) Perry Como stars in this post-Thanksgiving/pre-Christmas show, with the Fontaine Sisters, Mitchell Ayres and the orchestra, announcer Martin Block, and guests Morey Amsterdam and Minerva Pious. Perry sings “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” and invites the gang to his house for some Thanksgiving leftovers. Chesterfield, NBC. (26 min)

STARS OVER HOLLYWOOD (12-12-53) “Time For Christmas” stars Anita Louise. A young girl conspires with a neighbor to buy a cuckoo clock as a Christmas gift for her mother. Carnation Milk, CBS. (28 min)

FIBBER McGEE & MOLLY (12-7-48) Jim and Marian Jordan star as the McGees, who head down to the Bon Ton Department Store to do their Christmas shopping early. With Bill Thompson, Gale Gordon, Arthur Q. Bryan, announcer Harlow Wilcox, the King’s Men, Billy Mills and the Orchestra. Johnson’s Wax, NBC. (30 min)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (12-24-31) One of the earliest radio versions of the classic “Ghost Story” by Charles Dickens, in which the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas. Sustaining, NBC. (41 min)

LIFE WITH LUIGI (12-20-48) J. Carroll Naish stars as Luigi, with Alan Reed as Pasquale, who discovers Luigi’s Christmas list and doesn’t see his name on it. With Hans Conried, Mary Shipp, Ken Peters. AFRS rebroadcast. (25 min)


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4 - RADIO TO PLAN YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST BY

HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL (12-21-58) John Dehner is Paladin, with Ben Wright as Hey Boy. At Christmas time, a rancher hires Paladin to come to Colorado and find his son, who was taken six years earlier. Cast includes Vic Perrin, Jess Kirkpatrick, Roy Woods, Richard Beals, Ann Morrison, Virginia Christine. Sustaining, CBS. (24 min)

PHIL HARRIS-ALICE FAYE SHOW (12-11-49) It’s Christmas time and Phil is planning to buy a blue mink for Alice until Frankie finds a Christmas list. With Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Jeanine Roos, Anne Whitfield, Joe Kearns. Rexall, NBC. (30 min)

MOLLE MYSTERY THEATRE (12-19-44) “The Man in the Velvet Hat” is the story of a killer who is challenged to reveal the name of his next victim on Christmas Eve. AFRS rebroadcast. (23 min)

BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW (12-23-36) George Burns and Gracie Allen from early in their radio careers, with Tony Martin, Henry King and his orchestra, announcer Ken Niles. Gracie presents her radio-oriented version of “A Christmas Carol.” Campbell Soups, CBS, (28 min)

THESE THE HUMBLE (1940s) A holiday story starring Joe E. Brown as an out-of-work dancer who must accept a job as a department store Santa Claus. Syndicated. (25 min)

JUBILEE (12-24-45) Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman is master of ceremonies for this holiday show, with Count Basie, The Delta Rhythm Boys, Lena Horne, Pfc. Eddie Green, and a special appearance by Bing Crosby. In a comedy sketch, Eddie gets Lena Horne as a Christmas gift! AFRS. (29 min)


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11 - RADIO TO ADDRESS CARDS BY

JACK BENNY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (12-25-56) A special Christmas show produced after the conclusion of Jack’s regular weekly radio series, with Mary Livingstone, Dennis Day, Bob Crosby, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Don Wilson, Mel Blanc, Joseph Kearns, Elliott Lewis, Artie Auerbach, Benny Rubin, Herb Vigran, Charlie Bagby, and guests June Allyson and Frances Bergen. In a script that draws from previous Benny holiday shows, Jack and Mary do some last-minute Christmas shopping. AFRS rebroadcast. (25 min and 20 min)

CAVALCADE OF AMERICA (12-9-36) “The Story of the Christmas Seal” tells the story of Emily Bissell, a devoted Red Cross worker, and the growth of a magnificent campaign for the better health of the country. DuPont, CBS. (29 min)

SPOTLIGHT REVUE (12-24-48) A Christmas show with Spike Jones and the City Slickers, with Dorothy Shay, Harry Stanton Choir. “Uncle Spike” tells George Rock a story about the circus. Dorothy sings “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”; George Rock sings “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.” Coca-Cola, CBS. (29 min)

BOSTON BLACKIE (1940s) Richard Kollmar is Boston Blackie, “Enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friends.” Blackie foils a Christmas Eve robbery and suspects that a street-corner Santa is involved. Cast includes Maurice Tarplin as Inspector Faraday. Syndicated. (27 min)

HAROLD PEARY SHOW (12-20-50) With Christmas coming, Harold’s Reindeer Club is planning a party for the children of Melrose Springs. With Joseph Kearns, Parley Baer, Olan Soule, Jane Morgan. Sustaining, CBS. (30 min)


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18 - RADIO TO WRAP, BAKE AND DECORATE BY

NICK CARTER, MASTER DETECTIVE (12-25-43) “Nick Carter’s Christmas Adventure” stars Lon Clark as Nick, with Helen Choate as Patsy. While soliciting support for his annual Christ-mas party for the less fortunate, Nick encounters a curmudgeonly businessman and investigates why the fellow hates Christmas. Sustaining, MBS. (29 min)

PHILCO RADIO TIME (12-24-47) Bing Crosby stars, with John Scott Trotter and the Orchestra, the Charioteers, Skitch Henderson, announcer Ken Carpenter. For his traditional Christmas show, Bing sings “Adeste Fidelis,” “The Christmas Song,” and “White Christmas” and presents Charley Tazewell’s story, “The Small One.” Philco, ABC. (30 min)

SUSPENSE (12-22-49) “Double Entry” stars Eddie Cantor in “an unusual story of clerical crime at Christmas time.” When a bookkeeper discovers his colleague has been embezzling, he goes to unusual lengths to help balance the books. With Sidney Miller, announcer Harlow Wilcox. Auto-Lite, CBS. (29 min)

SCREEN DIRECTORS’ PLAYHOUSE (12-21-50) “Miracle on 34th Street” stars Edmund Gwenn in a radio version of his 1947 film, in which Kris Kringle goes on trial to prove he’s the real Santa Claus. With Lurene Tuttle, David Ellis, Frank Nelson, William Conrad. Participating sponsors, NBC. (23 min & 9 min & 23 min)

GUNSMOKE (12-23-56) William Conrad is Marshal Matt Dillon, with Parley Baer as Chester Proudfoot. On Christmas Eve, Marshal Dillon is asked to evict a couple who are staying, uninvited, in a ranch owner’s barn. L & M Cigarettes, CBS. (25 min)


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25 - MERRY CHRISTMAS!

CASEY, CRIME PHOTOGRAPHER (12-25-47) “The Santa Claus of Bum’s Boulevard” stars Staats Cotsworth as Casey, Jan Miner as Anne Williams. On Christmas Day, Casey and Anne plan to cover the story of a stranger who has made an annual event of handing out money to the poor, but the stranger is robbed. With John Gibson, Robert Dryden. Anchor Hocking Glass, CBS. (29 min)

DINNER BELL PROGRAM (12-25-58) A Christmas Day program of music “from our house to your house,” with host Harold Stafford, Lee Morgan and the Midwesterners, Dolph Hewitt and the Sage Riders, the WLS Orchestra. Songs include “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies,” “C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S,” and “Silver Bells.” Sustaining, WLS. (30 min)

LET GEORGE DO IT (12-25-50) “Santa Claus in Glass” stars Bob Bailey as George Valentine and Virginia Gregg as Claire Brooks. George and Brooksie’s plans for a quiet Christmas dinner are interrupted when a messenger arrives with a package for a neighbor. With Irene Tedrow, Bob Griffith, Lawrence Dobkin, Barney Phillips, Bob Bruce. Standard Oil of California, MBS. (29 min)
BOB HOPE SHOW (12-28-48) Presented “by transcription,” it’s Bob’s Christmas Day Show from Berlin, as presented to the troops of the Berlin airlift. Guests include General Jimmy Doolittle, Irving Berlin, and Jinx Falkenberg. With Bill Farrell, Jane Harvey, Irene Ryan. Swan Soap, NBC. (30 min)

CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE (12-24-39) “A Christmas Carol” starring Lionel Barrymore in his fourth performance as Ebenezer Scrooge in the classic story by Charles Dickens. Directed and narrated by Orson Welles, with music by Bernard Herrmann. Campbell Soups, CBS. (32 min and 28 min)
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A Philly station has a poll going on their station's web site which asks when should they switch and also rate a large amount of Xmas songs:

http://www.b101radio.com/default.asp

At least, we are starting to see some movement out there!!

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A Philly station has a poll going on their station's web site which asks when should they switch and also rate a large amount of Xmas songs:

http://www.b101radio.com/default.asp

At least, we are starting to see some movement out there!!

Cheers!!

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Last year B-101 broadcast Christmas music a little before Halloween on one of their HD channels. They started on 101.1 last year on Thursday, November 19 one week before Thanksgiving.

If I’m not mistaken, WBEB is pretty much a Christmas music station staple for the Philadelphia market. I wonder about their pole about which songs to play. They buy the Custom Channels package. In fact, B-101 is the first station listed at Custom Channels’ demo page. In that case B-101 wouldn’t have much of a choice in which songs are played. I guess they feel comfortable enough that the majority of pole participants will clamor for the top 100 or less Christmas tunes. That is just how “conditioned” we have become when it comes to Christmas music. Sigh.
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Minnesota Public Radio 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Press Release - October 18, 2010

Classical MPR to Feature Holiday Music During the Entire Holiday Season, from November 29-December 26, 2010

The station will also broadcast traditional favorites, including A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Handel's Messiah and more

(St. Paul, Minn.)--October 18, 2010--Classical MPR announced today that for the first time ever, it will broadcast holiday music throughout the entire holiday season on all Classical MPR stations. From November 29 to December 26, 2010, the programming will be filled with familiar festive carols in choral, instrumental, solo vocal and orchestral arrangements.

The music will be both distinctly seasonal and uniquely Classical MPR--with holiday specials that feature the best musical talent from the Twin Cities and from around the globe.

"This is going to be fun, classy and beautiful," says Brian Newhouse, managing director, Classical MPR. "We want to give our listeners the best music inspired by the holidays, music from throughout the ages, creating a companion for them as they celebrate the season."

Classical MPR will also broadcast traditional holiday favorites: A Chanticleer Christmas, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols and St. Olaf Christmas. There will also be Minnesota touches, such as the Minnesota Orchestra's performance of Handel's Messiah, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's performance of Berlioz's Childhood of Christ, and the Chanukah special, Candles Burning Brightly with Bill Morelock and Mindy Ratner.

A complete programming schedule will be available at classicalmpr.org. Note: For listeners who prefer another programming option, Classical MPR will provide an alternate mix of classical music via its webstream at classicalmpr.org.

TUNE IN: Classical MPR programming is heard on all Minnesota Public Radio classical music stations, including KSJN 99.5 FM in the Twin Cities.
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90.1 San Luis Obispo | 89.5 Santa Barbara | 91.7 Paso Robles to Salinas
90.9 Santa Ynez, Avila Beach, Cambria | 91.1 Cayucos | 95.1 Lompoc

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HOLIDAY PROGAMMING 2010

Friday 12/18

6:30-7:30 PM - Happy Joyous Hannukah
Features a concert from NYC-based 2006 Grammy-award-winning band, the Klezmatics. Hosted by Murray Horwitz.

Saturday 12/19

10:00 AM-4:00 PM - The Best of Public Radio 2009
A special program highlighting many of public radio's most memorable stories and voices from this year. Co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, Robert Siegel, NPR Justice Correspondent, and Ari Shapiro, anchor the special which features many of public radio's most familiar voices including Click and Clack from Car Talk, This American Life host Ira Glass and Peter Sagal from Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.

4:00-5:00 PM - Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites
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.

Sunday 12/20

6:00-7:00 PM - Selected Shorts
Holiday Special: The H Street Sledding Record, by Ron Carlson, read by Keith Szarabajka; Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor, by John Cheever, read by Malachy McCourt; and, A Visit from Saint Nicholas, by James Thurber, read by Isaiah Sheffer.

Monday 12/21

3:00-4:00 PM - Choirs & Carols: An NPR Christmas
Hear musicians from around the world in NPR's performance studio as they share special holiday moments. Join us for ancient harmonies from Trio Medieval, traditional carols from the Riga Dom Boys Choir, and a rarely heard Christmas song by Sibelius, straight from Finland's YL Choir. The Pittsburgh Brass unpacks a pair of 500-pound bells to ring in the holiday, and the members of Trio Voronezh tune up a balalaika or two.

6:30-7:00 PM - A Car Talk Christmas Carol Redux
A refreshed and updated version of the holiday classic. Starring Tom and Ray Magliozzi and a stellar cast of public radio personalities including Robert Siegel as Bob Cratchit. From NPR and WBUR.

7:00-8:00 PM - Jonathan Winters' A Christmas Carol
An updated version of a public radio tradition hosted by NPR's . 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. From NPR and KCRW.

8:00-10:00 PM - A Paul Winter Solstice Concert
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 - highlight the music of the Winter Consort with Gospel singer Theresa Thomason, Brazilian singer/guitarist Renato Braz, and woodwind master Paul McCandless. John Schaefer hosts the production from Living Music and Murray Street.

Tuesday 12/22

3:00-4:00 PM - Christmas Around the Country
The best of classical holiday music from coast to coast. NPR takes you from churches to concert halls to auditoriums to town halls all across the nation in search of performances that express the best of the holiday season. hosts.

Wednesday 12/23

3:00-4:00 PM - Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs
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. hosts.

Thursday 12/24

11:00 AM-12:00 NOON - Jazz Piano Christmas XX
On this ever-popular program we’ll hear solo performances and duo combos playing original interpretations of our favorite holiday classics. Artists include Dr. Billy Taylor, Ramsey Lewis, Patricia Barber, Eldar, and Robert Glasper. hosts.

1:00-2:00 PM - Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs
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. hosts.

2:00-3:00 PM - Christmas Around the Country
The best of classical holiday music from coast to coast. NPR takes you from churches to concert halls to auditoriums to town halls all across the nation in search of performances that express the best of the holiday season.

3:00-4:00 PM - Choirs & Carols: An NPR Christmas
Hear musicians from around the world in NPR's performance studio as they share special holiday moments. Join host for ancient harmonies from Trio Medieval, traditional carols from the Riga Dom Boys Choir, and a rarely heard Christmas song by Sibelius, straight from Finland's YL Choir. The Pittsburgh Brass unpacks a pair of 500-pound bells to ring in the holiday, and the members of Trio Voronezh tune up a balalaika or two.

4:00-5:00 PM - Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites
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.
Featured Stories:
Dad 'n' Sam (Jay Allison)
Homeless Christmas (Lee Stringer)
Christmas Morning, 1949 (Sylvia Seymour/Paul Auster)
Low-Glamour Christmas Party (Bailey White)
Doing it in the Closet (John McIlwraith)
Christopher (Jay O'Callahan)
Ode to Christmas (Chuck Kramer)
Santaland Diaries (David Sedaris)
Modern Day Joseph and Mary (Scott Simon)
John Henry Faulk’s Christmas Story (John Henry Faulk)

Thursday 12/31

6:30 PM-1:00 AM - Toast of the Nation
Toast of the Nation features live music all night on New Year’s Eve -- a holiday special for your party. Raise a glass with listeners coast to coast and revelers at five live-jazz locations across the continent. After midnights in New York and the Twin Cities, our West Coast artists give a Happy New Year shout-out to Mountain Timers. Then an hour later it's "Auld Lang Syne" (or something hipper) in Pacific Time, with a "here’s to Alaska and Hawaii" in advance of their midnight hours.

Friday 1/1/2010

8:00-10:00 AM - New Year's Day from Vienna 2010
Join us on New Year's Day 2010, for a sparkling celebration, live from the Golden Hall at the Musikverein in Vienna. The Vienna Philharmonic presents its annual New Year’s Day from Vienna, including your favorite waltzes and polkas, and so much more. New Year's Day from Vienna 2010 is presented by NPR and WGBH Boston.

10:00-11:00 AM - The Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday!
Join the Capitol Steps as they ring in 2010 by roasting 2009 with their annual awards ceremony! All new categories: “Most Delicious Animal to Cause a Flu Pandemic” “Worst Reason to Be Invited for Beer at the White House,” “Best Award of a Nobel Peace Prize to Someone Currently Involved in Two Wars” & “Loudest Town Hall Meeting.” And, in a stunning announcement – it’s official – South Carolina has overtaken Alaska as the funniest state!

12:00-2:00 PM - New Year's Day from Vienna 2010 rebroadcast

6:30-7:30 PM - The Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday! rebroadcast
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October – December program guide pages 12 & 13


November 25 - Thanksgiving Day Fare

9am to 12pm - Verne’s Ode to Broadway: Tunes to Cook By
Guaranteed to put Thanksgiving Day cooks in a cheery mood. Tune
in, sing along, and tap your pots and pans while preparing your holiday feast.

12pm to 1pm - Maya Angelou’s Welcome Table
Author and poet Maya Angelou talks about her book of recipes that combines her love of good food with her deeper love of the people she shares her table with.

Wednesday, December 1

6:30pm to 7pm - Hanukkah Lights 2010
Part one. A perennial NPR favorite, almost into its third decade. Acclaimed authors
explore Hanukkah traditions in original stories written expressly for Hanukkah Lights. Susan
Stamberg and Murray Horwitz host.


Thursday, December 2

6:30pm to 7pm - Hanukkah Lights 2010, part two Part two. See above description.
Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz host.


Friday, December 3

11am to 12pm - Chanukah in Story and Song
Eclectic selections from vocal group The WestWind, from the Ladino songs of the Spanish
Jews and Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe,to modern Israeli tunes. The narration by
Leonard Nimoy, written by Rabbi GeraldSkolnik, sheds light on the holiday customs
and rituals.


Friday, December 10

11am to 12pm - An Early Music Christmas
From Indiana Public Media station WFIU, the station which brings you the early music
stories and insights of Harmonia.

Friday, December 17

11am to 12pm - Christmas with Morehouse
and Spelman Glee Clubs
Two of the most prestigious historically black institutions in the nation get together to
present a spine-tingling program. Hosted by Korva Coleman.
Saturday, December 19

1pm to 2pm - Fascinatin’ Rhythm’ Home for Christmas
The link between the holidays and gravitating home is essential in life and music.


Monday, December 20

11am to 12pm - Noel, A Christmas From Paris
Bill McGlaughlin hosts a tour from medieval Paris to the present through holiday music.

6:30pm to 7pm - The Bookshelf: Seasonal Stories


Tuesday, December 21

11am to 12pm - Northern Lights 2010: A Solstice Celebration
On Cheryl Willoughby’s playlist are songs to warm the spirit at this darkest time of the year.

6:30pm to 7pm - The Bookshelf: Seasonal Stories


Wednesday, December 22

11am to 12pm - Matinee with Janean Jorgenson
Songs from the stage and screen for the holiday season.

6:30pm to 7pm - The Bookshelf: Seasonal Favorite
Dylan Thomas’s “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” read by Leonard Oakland.

10pm to 11pm - A Piano Jazz Christmas
Marian McPartland takes a trip to New York for Michael Feinstein’s holiday show.


Thursday December 23

11am to 12pm - Leon Atkinson’s Guitar Hour Christmas
Live music and reminiscing from the KPBX studio with Leon and Verne.

6:30pm to 7pm - The Bookshelf: John Geary’s Annual Dickens Reading & Poetry


Friday, December 24: Christmas Eve Programs

10am to 11am - Handel’s Messiah
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and chorus perform the magnificent and chilling Messiah. Soloists include Awet Andemicael, soprano; Margaret Lattimore, mezzo soprano; Robert Gardner, baritone; Alan Bennett, bass. Jim Cunningham hosts with short nterviews with the performers.

7pm to 12am - Christmas from Spokane
The best of the area’s holiday concerts, including college and community music groups. Hosted by Verne Windham.


Saturday, December 25: Christmas Day Programs

12am to 1am - Lessons and Carols from Washington National Cathedral
This quietly spectacular Christmas Eve service combines biblical readings that chronicle the
story of Jesus’ birth with age-old and all-new carols, from folk to ethereal polyphony. Attendees and listeners thrill to the swell of many voices and organ together, as well as to
the contemplative hush of Silent Night as the service ends.

12pm to 1pm - All Songs Considered for the Holidays
Santa Bob and his cantankerous elves are busy in the workshop trading holiday cheer. They’re checking the list (twice) for the best fresh holiday songs from up and coming new artists. Hosted by Bob Boilen.

1pm to 2pm - A Crosby Christmas - The very best of Bing’s many specials.

2pm to 3pm - Jonathan Winter’s A Christmas Carol
Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens’s holiday classic. Lisa Simeone hosts.

6pm - Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites
NPR digs through its archives for stories that touch on the meaning of Christmas. Featuring David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk, and NPR voices of the past and present.
Hosted by Lynn Neary.


Sunday, December 26,

1pm or 2pm (tba) - NPR’s A Carolina Christmas from Biltmore Estate with Kathy Mattea
Direct from the largest room in the largest private home in the country, this special concert mixes familiar Christmas carols like Go Tell It on the Mountain and I Saw Three Ships with more recent holiday songs such as Mary Did You Know? and Straw Against the Chill.

4pm to 5pm - Selected Shorts: Mysteries & Wonders

10pm to 12am - A Paul Winter Solstice Concert
Paul Winter explores the solstice tradition in cultures near and far.


New Year’s Celebrations

Friday, December 31

6pm to 7pm
The Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday Year-End Version
7pm to 8pm- Big Band Era Jazz with Bruce Davis New Year’s Eve Show

8pm to 2am Toast of the Nation: New Year’s Eve from Coast to Coast
From New York to Chicago and across the mountains to the West Coast, hear exclusive performaces by many talented jazz artists. Hosted by Rhonda Hamilton and locally by Michael Patoray.

Saturday, January 1

10am to 12pm - New Year’s Day from Vienna
A sparkling celebration, live from the Golden Hall at the Musikverein in Vienna, the Vienna Philharmonic presents its highly-anticipated annual event.

12pm to 1pm - My Soul Looks Back: Maya Angelou Remembers 2010
The author, film director, actress, activist, and storyteller reflects on the past year of arts, music, and politics.

1pm to 2pm (repeat) - The Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday Year-End Version
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Last year B-101 broadcast Christmas music a little before Halloween on one of their HD channels. They started on 101.1 last year on Thursday, November 19 one week before Thanksgiving.

If I’m not mistaken, WBEB is pretty much a Christmas music station staple for the Philadelphia market. I wonder about their pole about which songs to play. They buy the Custom Channels package. In fact, B-101 is the first station listed at Custom Channels’ demo page. In that case B-101 wouldn’t have much of a choice in which songs are played. I guess they feel comfortable enough that the majority of pole participants will clamor for the top 100 or less Christmas tunes. That is just how “conditioned” we have become when it comes to Christmas music. Sigh.
I voted in the poll last night and definitely didn't go the top 100 route. So, we'll see if it made any difference or not. I say it probably won't.
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I voted in the poll last night and definitely didn't go the top 100 route. So, we'll see if it made any difference or not. I say it probably won't.
Maybe we should rally as many folks as we can and choose an obscure tune for which to vote. Then we could see if B-101 plays it!
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An XM Radio Fan forum thread about Christmas music started on August 25, 2010.

Aren't you glad we don't have to put up with the naysayers and cry babies here?

Watch that thread for word about Sirius XM 2010 Christmas programming. I would REALLY like to hear Special X-Mas make a come back after a three(?) year absense.
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I'm upset that out of all of the music channels Directv could offer me they don't offer the Christmas music channel...I have to upgrade my package to get it!!! I may just do that for the holidays and then downgrade it to my original package.
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