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2019 Holiday Program Schedule

This year, our Christmas Day schedule is FULL of merriment and cheer!  Let KDLG provide the soundtrack to your Christmas Day celebrations.

(7am-8am)  Welcome Christmas

The perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, one of the world’s premiere choral groups. An hour of traditional carols and new discoveries.

(8am-10am)  St. Olaf Christmas Festival

A service in song and word that has become one of the nation’s most cherished holiday celebrations. Tickets to the event - which takes place at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN - are always gone months in advance. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, as well as orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians in five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra.

(10am-11am)  All is Bright:  Contemplative Music for Christmas

One hour of gorgeous, contemplative music related to the Christmas season and its symbolism. Hosted by Lynne Warfel

(11am-12pm; Re-airing 6pm-7pm)  Dillingham Elementary Student Christmas Stories

For this hour we bring you dramatic readings of some favorite Christmas stories, as well as new renditions of classic carols. All courtesy of Dillingham Elementary students.

(12pm-1pm)  Deeper Cuts Christmas Special

Sit back and relax as John Jackson hosts and produces Deeper Cuts in a special edition Christmas episode.

(1pm-2pm)  Roadkill Radio Christmas Special

An eclectic blend of classic rock, sprinkled with a dash of country, and seasoned to perfection with music you have never heard of.  Never forgetting his southern roots, the Bear expresses these roots through the music that is played.

(2pm-3pm)  Running Wild

All the way from Maine, Mike "Strider" Halko hosts a Christmas Edition of Running Wild with Christmas greats.

(3pm-4pm)  Bay Whalin' Hour

A special Holiday Edition. Produced by Wendy Hladick every week from her home studio for Alaska public radio listeners. There's a whale wide world of music out there and you can catch some of the best in contemporary jazz, singer/songwriter music, new discoveries, and hometown talent on the Bay Whalin' Hour. Expect funky jazz and thought-provoking singer-songwriters, from well-known artists to new upstarts.

(9pm-10pm)  All Songs Considered for the Holidays

All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton decide to get away from it all with a holiday cruise to Bermuda. Along the way they meet a few special guests aboard the ship, including John Legend, Aloe Blacc, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, William Shatner, Lucius, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and Rodney Crowell, who all try to share their own good cheer for the holidays.

(10pm - 11pm) The Appetizer Christmas Show

The Appetizer is just what the title says: it's a taste of music from across the spectrum of flavors. Nearly every genre of music is sampled on the hour-long show. It's the holiday season, and this time host D. Grant Smith is celebrating with some original Christmas and holiday music from indie acts like Matthew Mayfield, Over The Rhine, The Killers, Miranda Dodgson and more. Celebrate with us!

(11pm-12am) Traditional Christmas Music

The Christmas Day celebrations continue, with one hour of hand-picked Christmas music.  From Bing Crosby to CeeLo Green, we'll be playing holiday favorites that span the decades.