Schedule Updates: Holiday Programming

The lights are hung, the candles are lit, the Christmas trees decorated, and holiday programming has begun on KSKA FM 91.1. On the fourth day (Tuesday, Dec. 15) of the festival of lights, KSKA’s Len Anderson invites you to celebrate Hanukkah in Anchorage. Learn more about the Hanukkah celebration happening this week at Providence Medical Center on A Closer Look, this afternoon at 2:30 pm.

Holiday specials including such favorites as, NPR’s Hanukkah Lights 2009, Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, The Messiah, Christmas with the Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs continues on KSKA through next year and concludes with a special Anchorage Edition: Year in Review on Saturday, January 2nd.

Here’s the complete holiday line-up on KSKA:

Tuesday, December 15

Wednesday, December 16

  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: NPR Hanukkah Lights 2009 (Are We Alone pre-empted)

Thursday, December 17

  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm: NPR Hanukkah Lights 2009 [R] (Addressing Alaskans pre-empted)

Sunday, December 20

  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm: NPR A Paul Winter Solstice Concert (Mountain Stage pre-empted)

Monday, December 21

  • 9:00 – 11:00 pm: The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice 2009, KUHF/Houston Public Radio (Selected Shorts and Soundprint pre-empted)

Tuesday, December 22

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice 2009 [R] second half of two hour show (Talk of the Nation pre-empted)
  • 2:30 – 3:00 pm: KSKA Holiday music from our vast holiday CD collection

Wednesday, December 23

  • 2:00  – 3:00 pm: A Carolina Christmas From Biltmore Estate, NPR (Hometown, Alaska pre-empted)
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs, NPR (Are We Alone pre-empted)
  • 8:00 – 9:00 pm: A Carolina Christmas From Biltmore Estate, NPR [R] (Peoples Pharmacy pre-empted)
  • 9:00 – 10:00 pm: Joy To The World, West Virginia Public Broadcasting  (Addressing Alaskans pre-empted)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 pm: Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites (Hometown, Alaska pre-empted)

Thursday, December 24 – Christmas Eve

  • 9:00 – 11:00 am:  Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols hosted by Michael Barone (Here and Now / Talk of the Nation pre-empted)
  • 11:00 am– 12:0 0 pm: Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs, NPR [R] (Talk of the Nation pre-empted)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Welcome Christmas (Addressing Alaskans pre-empted).
  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm: Christmas with the Philadelphia Singers (Fresh Air pre-empted)
  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols hosted by Michael Barone [R] (Bioneers / Living Planet / Health Show / Encounters pre-empted)
  • 9:00  – 10:00 pm:  Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol, NPR (Best of Our Knowledge pre-empted)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 pm: Jazz Piano Christmas XX, NPR (Best of Our Knowledge pre-empted)
  • 11:00 pm – Midnight: Welcome Christmas [R] (Fresh Air pre-empted)

Friday, December 25 – Christmas Day

  • 8:00 – 9:00 am: Echoes of Christmas (Morning Edition pre-empted)
  • 9:00 – 10:00 am: A Chanticleer Christmas (Here and Now pre-empted
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm:  St. Olaf’s Christmas (Talk of the Nation pre-empted)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Alaska Chamber Singers (BBC / Marketplace pre-empted)
  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm: Messiah with the Pittsburg Symphony / Mendelssohn Choir two-hour concert featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (FishReport /Stage Talk /Anchorage Edition /Fresh Air pre-empted)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm: A Northern Christmas / Alaska Children’s Choir (Alaska News Nightly /Marketplace pre-empted)
  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm: St. Olaf’s Christmas [R] (Putumayo / Thistle and Shamrock pre-empted)
  • 9:00 – 10:00 pm: NPR Christmas Around the Country (Afropop Worldwide pre-empted)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 pm: NPR Choirs & Carols (Brazilian Hour pre-empted)
  • 11:00 pm – 12:00 am: Algo Nuevo, Holiday Show

Saturday, December 26 – Kwanzaa

  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm:  A Season’s Griot (Anchorage Edition /Left, Right, Center pre-empted)

Sunday, December 27 – Ashura, a date observed in the Islamic Calendar by fasting and inner thoughts.

  • 12:06 pm – 2:00 pm: KSKA Rock Island Line – hosts Steve Grabacki and Marianne Kerr play some of the best classic folk music during this afternoon of volunteer programming on KSKA

Thursday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve

  • 7:00 pm – 12:00 am: Toast of the Nation, NPR (Bioneers / Living Planet / Health Show / Encounters / Best of Our Knowledge /Fresh Air pre-empted)

Friday, January 1, New Year’s Day

  • Midnight – 1:00 am: Toast of the Town, NPR (BBC pre-empted)
  • 5:00  – 9:00 am: Morning Edition – NO APRN, Alaska News
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: New Year’s Day from Vienna 2010, NPR (BBC / Marketplace / Alaska Fisheries Report / Stage Talk /Anchorage Edition pre-empted)
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm: New Year’s Day from Vienna 2010, NPR [R] (Alaska News Nightly / Marketplace / Putumayo pre-empted)

Saturday, January 2

  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm: Anchorage Edition: Year in Review

For complete broadcast schedule, just click on Schedule at the top of the page. Happy holidays!