WKMS Offers Specials for the Holidays

Murray, KY – Media Release December 15, 2011 Contact: Jenni Todd (jtodd14@murraystate.edu or 800-599-4737)

WKMS Offers Specials for the Holidays

Each year Murray State's listener supported public radio service WKMS broadcasts a series of special music and storytelling programs for the holidays with over 30 hours of radio features not broadcast elsewhere on the dial in this region. This Company for the Holidays series continues through New Year's Day. Features airing this Monday through Christmas Eve are:

Monday, December 19

Noon Jazz Piano Christmas XXII - Piano jazz concert from the Kennedy Center.

Tuesday, December 20

Noon Chanukah in Story and Song - Yiddish melodies and stories, hosted by Leonard Nimoy. Sponsored in part by Ashland in Calvert City.

9 p.m. A Caf Jazz Christmas with Todd Hill - Christmas tunes from Joe Pass, Nat King Cole, and Stan Kenton

Wednesday, December 21

Noon Lessons and Carols from Washington National Cathedral 2011 - Cathedral choirs and Cathedral Choral Society, the Bishop of Washington, and Dean and canons of the Cathedral. Sponsored in part by Western Baptist Hospital.

7 p.m. A Paul Winter Solstice Concert - Music from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC. Sponsored in part by Murray Woman's Clinic.

9 p.m. A Caf Jazz Christmas with George Eldred - Holiday tunes George Shearing, Dexter Gordon, and Ella Fitzgerald.

Thursday, December 22

Noon A Chanticleer Christmas - America's finest male chorus performs from Stanford University. Sponsored in part by Gear Up Cycles in Murray.

9 p.m. A Caf Jazz Christmas with Brian Clardy - An evening of special guests including Chicago jazzcat Brad Wheeler with tunes ranging from Sting to The George Shearing Quintet.

Friday, December 23

Noon All Songs Considered for the Holidays - Great holiday music by new and emerging bands.

9 p.m. House Blend Christmas - David Weatherly brings groove beats and funk for the holidays

11 p.m. The Retro Cocktail Hour Christmas Party - Party music by Peggy Lee, Blue Hawaiians, and more. Sponsored in part by Roof Brothers Wine and Spirits in Paducah.

Saturday, December 24 Christmas Eve

9 a.m. A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols - Live broadcast from King's College in England. Sponsored in part by C.A. Jones Management Group in Murray.

10:30 a.m. Music from the Front Porch- Mark Welch provides treats of bluegrass, folk, and acoustic Americana.

2 p.m. Rick's Kitchen Sink Christmas- Special one-hour show featuring The Ronettes, Jethro Tull and more. Sponsored in part by Big Apple Caf in Murray.

8 p.m. Beyond the Edge- Cuddle up with Tracy Ross for a show dedicated to winter and the holidays.

11 p.m. Weekend Energy Dubstep - Matt McG celebrates with his second-annual pre-Christmas show.

See a listening schedule for Company for the Holidays, as well as the two schedules of all WKMS programming at www.wkms.org. The station's media services include 91.3 WKMS, Murray; WKMS HD-1 and All-Music HD-2; 90.9 WKMD, Madisonville; 89.5 WKMT, Fulton; 99.5 Paris, TN; and All-Music 92.5 Paducah and 101.5 Madisonville. The station also streams both WKMS HD-1 and HD-2 at www.wkms.org.