Company for the Holidays 2012

We're delighted to bring you another year of great holiday programming!

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NOVEMBER 22

Giving Thanks 11 am - 1 pm

John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of Thanksgiving that includes a tribute to writer Nora Ephron. Made possible by Paducah Renaissance Alliance.

DECEMBER 4

Roll Credits: "A Hollywood Holiday" 7 - 8 pm

Hear the music that made great films from "A Christmas Carol" to "Polar Express" come alive with the warmth and sparkle of the season. Made possible by Specialty Food America.

DECEMBER 5

Holidays at Murray State 2012 7 - 8 pm

The Murray State University Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra and featured soloists highlight this 9th annual seasonal special. Made possible by The UPS Story in Murray.

DECEMBER 10

Chanuka in Story and Song Noon - 1 pm

Leonard Nimoy hosts stories of Chanukah alongside The Western Wind performing Ladino songs of Spanish Jews, Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe and modern Israeli tunes. Made possible by Ashland.

DECEMBER 13

The Retro Cocktail Hour Christmas Party (2011)  7 - 9 pm

Think aluminum Christmas trees and spiked egg nog with tunes from Nat King Cole, Blue Hawaiians, and more. Made possible by Eddy Grove Vineyard.

DECEMBER 16 

A Christmas Celebration from the Paducah Symphony Orchestra 11 am - 1 pm (on HD1 and 2)

Celebrate the holidays with this exciting performance of the PSO featuring voices of the PSO Choruses and Murray State Choir. Please note: This airs on HD-2 at the same time. Made possible by The Paducah Renaissance Alliance.

Hanukkah Lights 2012 7 - 8 pm

Hanukkah Lights features NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz reading stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors expressly for the show. Made possible by Paducah Bank.

DECEMBER 17

A Christmas Celebration from the Paducah Symphony Orchestra 9 - 11 am (on HD-2)

Celebrate the holidays with this exciting performance of the PSO featuring voices of the PSO Choruses and Murray State Choir. 

Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs Noon - 1 pm

The choirs of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges combine for their annual celebration of spirituals and carols. Made possible by Henneberger Flynn Insurance Agency.  

DECEMBER 18

Jazz Piano Christmas XXIII Noon - 1 pm

Enjoy a concert of Ellis Marsalis, Jason Moran, and other artists performing their favorite holiday songs in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Made possible by Taylor Group PLLC.

DECEMBER 19

A Chanticleer Christmas Noon - 1 pm

America’s finest 12-voice male choir performs best-loved Christmas songs from Gregorian chant to Gospel. Made possible by Artisan Kitchen in Paducah.

A Christmas Celebration from the Paducah Symphony Orchestra Noon - 2 pm (on HD-2)

Celebrate the holidays with this exciting performance of the PSO featuring voices of the PSO Choruses and Murray State Choir. 

A Café Jazz Christmas with Brian Clardy 9 - 11 pm

Listen to a very special Clardy Christmas show featuring festive and soulful music to make your season bright. 

DECEMBER 20

Welcome Christmas! Noon - 1 pm

VocalEssence rings in the season with a new Welcome Christmas! Hear old French carols alongside two world premieres with an intriguing combination of men's chorus and English horn. Made possible by Technology Corner in Paducah.

The Jive House Christmas Special 9 - 10 pm

Brad and John bring the Christmas funk with James Brown, Aretha Franklin,  Syl Johnson and other masters of groove.

A Café Jazz Christmas with George Eldred 10 - 11 pm

Enjoy an hour of holiday jazz featuring some of George's favorite tunes. 

DECEMBER 21

Echoes of Christmas Noon - 1 pm

The Dale Warland Singers present moving selections of choral classics celebrating Christmas. Made possible by Paducah Arts Alliance.

A Paul Winter Solstice Concert 7 - 9 pm

The darkest night of the year is lit up with a live program from New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine celebrating global musical traditions. Made possible by Murray Woman's Clinic.

House Blend Festive Holiday Show 9 - 11 pm

Host David Weatherly cooks up groove beats, funk, and jazz fusion for your festive enjoyment.

The Retro Cocktail Hour Christmas Party (2012) 11 pm - 1 am

You'll "cha cha all the way" with crooner classics, over-stimulated stereophonic pop, and seasonal tiki tunes by Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee and more. Made possible by A Festive Touch in Murray.

DECEMBER 22

Music from the Front Porch Christmas 10 am - 1 pm

Host Mark Welch throws on his Santa hat and "decks the halls" with holiday treats of bluegrass, folk, and acoustic  Christmas favorites. 

Juke Joint Holiday Extravaganza 1 - 3 pm

Take a break from the traditional holiday fare with Rick and Kala as they mix the classics with the eclectic. It's guaranteed you'll hear a version of "The Nutcracker Suite" you've never heard before. 

Beyond the Edge Xmas 8 - 11 pm

Tracy goes beyond holiday bright with seasonal favorites from artists including Willie Nelson, U2, and Sufjan Stevens.  

Weekend Energy Dubstep Christmas 11 pm - 1 am

Don't miss Matt McG's third-annual Weekend Energy Dubstep Christmas! Hope you asked for new speakers this year...

DECEMBER 23 

Classical Encore Christmas 5 am - 7 am

Dr. John Dressler brings you The Christmas Concerto by Arcangelo Corelli, Carols by John Rutter, and selections from Handel's Messiah. Made possible by Milestones Financial Planning.

Holidays at Murray State 2012 9 - 10 am

The Murray State University Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra and featured soloists highlight this 9th annual seasonal special. Made possible by The UPS Store in Murray.

Classical Encore Christmas 11 am - 1 pm (on HD-2)

Dr. John Dressler brings you The Christmas Concerto by Arcangelo Corelli, Carols by John Rutter, and selections from Handel's Messiah. Made possible by Milestones Financial Planning.

Festivo Alt. Latino 7 - 8 pm

Festivo Alt. Latino is a Latin American holiday travelogue with four diverse Latin Alternative musicians who return to beloved musical and cultural traditions.

Imported, Holiday Style 9 - 10 pm

Chris and Georgena showcase holiday music from around the world. 

Classical Encore Christmas 11 pm - 1 am

Dr. John Dressler brings you The Christmas Concerto by Arcangelo Corelli, Carols by John Rutter, and selections from Handel's Messiah.

DECEMBER 24

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 9 - 11 am

The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music live from Cambridge, England. Made possible by Murray Woman's Clinic.

Classical Encore Christmas 9 am - 11 pm (on HD-2)

Dr. John Dressler brings you The Christmas Concerto by Arcangelo Corelli, Carols by John Rutter, and selections from Handel's Messiah. Made possible by Milestones Financial Planning.

The Great American Songbook: Holiday Special 2012 11 am - Noon

Host Philip Furia presents enduring holiday songs and the stories behind them, from Tin Pan Alley to Broadway and the movies. Made possible by Flamingo Row.

All Songs Considered for the Holidays Noon - 1 pm

It's the fourth edition of this wonky holiday tradition! Host Bob Boilen and friends trade holiday cheer, snarky barbs, and the best holiday songs from new and emerging breakout bands. Made possible by Home Pro Audio & Video in Paducah.

A Café Jazz Christmas Eve with George Eldred 9 - 11 pm

Two hours of great Christmas jazz from Dexter Gordon, Ella Fitzgerald, and a sleigh of others.

DECEMBER 25

St. Olaf Christmas Festival 11 am - 1 pm

Enjoy a service in song and word from St. Olaf College. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, and orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity. Made possible by Better Hearing in Brookport.

A Café Jazz Christmas with Todd Hill 9 - 11 pm

It's an all-star "Vintage Christmas" with Nat King Cole, Stan Kenton, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington's version of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite."

DECEMBER 26

Classical Encore Christmas Noon - 2 pm (on HD-2)

Dr. John Dressler brings you The Christmas Concerto by Arcangelo Corelli, Carols by John Rutter, and selections from Handel's Messiah. 

DECEMBER 30

A Season's Griot 2012 7 - 8 pm

Madafo Lloyd Wilson hosts an hour-long Kwanzaa celebration featuring youth as guest griots, reading their own original and traditional stories. Made possible by Ashland in Calvert City.

DECEMBER 31

Got Blues if You Want It! A Rolling Stones Special 11 am - 1 pm

And you know you want it! 50 Years and Still Rocking! Made possible by Rehab Associates in Paducah.

Toast of the Nation 8 pm - 4 am

Wynton Marsalis headlines this end of the year jazz party!  Join us for countdowns to midnight in all four continental time zones.

JANUARY 1

New Year's Day from Vienna 2013 10 am - Noon

The Vienna Philharmonic presents its glittering annual New Year's Day concert from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. Made possible by Petals & Pots Flowers and Home Decor in Mayfield.

Encore for Murder 7 pm - 9 pm

A two-hour Mike Hammer mystery for radio performed live at the 2012 International Mystery Writers' Festival in Owensboro. Please note: Adult language advisory.