WKSU Offers Music and Programming for the Holidays
WKSU will stream holiday-themed folk and classical music and a variety of seasonal programming during the month of December in line with its annual tradition. A complete list of programs and links to access the Christmas Classical Stream and the Folk Alley Holiday Stream are available online.
Both streams also are live on the WKSU mobile app. The Folk Alley Holiday playlist can be streamed at FolkAlley.com and on the Folk Alley mobile app as well. The holiday music streams are active through Jan. 3.
The WKSU holiday schedule for 2015 includes programs for Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa beginning Saturday, Dec. 12, at 4 p.m. with Marketplace Takes Care of Holiday Business. On Dec. 13, three Chanukah programs – Hanukkah Lights (2 p.m.), Candles Burn Brightly (3 p.m.) and Chanukah in Story and Song (4 p.m.) – celebrate the Jewish festival of lights in story and song.
On Saturday, Dec. 19, at 4 p.m., Innovation Hub looks at how technical innovations are altering approaches to travel, family gatherings, food and more. Christmas Eve begins with the much-loved Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Dec. 24 at 10 a.m. The service aired live from King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, UK, blends scripture, song and readings in a celebration of the birth of Jesus. That evening at 7 p.m., Santa Bob Boilen and his elvish NPR crew present Christmas music from breakout bands on All Songs Considered for the Holidays.
Turn to WKSU at 9 a.m. on Christmas morning for Handel’s Messiah from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Betsy Burleigh, followed by vocal harmony from A Chanticleer Christmas at 11 a.m. and the 600 student voices and musicians that continue the 100-year tradition of the St. Olaf Christmas Festival at 12 p.m. Christmas programming ends at 2 p.m. with WKSU’s own Joe Gunderman and Holiday Stories from the Gundie Journal.
WKSU’s seasonal programming concludes with this year’s collection of stories and music for Kwanzaa as Madafo Lloyd Wilson hosts A Season’s Griot on Saturday, Dec. 26, at 4 p.m.
All programming aired on WKSU’s radio signals also can be streamed online at WKSU.org or through the WKSU mobile apps for Android, iPhone and iPad. See the attached one-sheet for details on individual programs.
During the holidays, WKSU will air its regularly scheduled weekday broadcasts of NPR’s Morning Edition (5 a.m. - 9 a.m., Monday-Friday) and All Things Considered (4 p.m. - 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.).