Happy New Year!

December 23, 2006

We’re closed for the holidays, so the posts are going to be a little slow for the next two weeks. We’d love to hear from you, so post anything by clicking the submit button above.  Have a great holiday season!


Like What You Heard?

December 21, 2006

All our playlists are available on our website under Schedule/Playlists .  And if you still can’t find what you heard, email or call in to let us know. We love hearing from you!


Trio Mediaeval

December 21, 2006

Today at 9:30 The ethereal voices of Trio Mediaeval join host Fred Child in the NPR studios for Christmas music old and new. They begin with a pair of traditional Norwegian tunes: “The Beloved Jerusalem” and “Ring Out Bells.” Then, hear two 21st-century works by Andrew Smith — “Regina Caeli” and “Ave maris stella” — and two more Norwegian songs to round out the set: “My Heart Is Ever Present” and “Song of Mary.”
If you enjoy the show, you can hear more of their music and read up on the stories of their songs at http://www.triomediaeval.no .


Today’s Christmas Programs

December 21, 2006

Today at 11 a.m. George Eldred presents Christmas music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras on A Commonwealth Classics Christmas

Today at noon on Meridian features “the Real Santa,” Jim Pollard. Pollard’s a member of he Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas, and has even been the official Santa Claus for the Montel Williams and Oprah Winfrey shows. He’s author of the book “The Things Kids Say to Santa” and gives kids a chance to talk to Santa in the virtual world at www.santaspeaks.com

And tonight at 7 p.m. WKMS airs A Paul Winter Solstice Concert. The Paul Winter Consort welcomes singer Renato Braz from Brazil, Russia’s Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble, and woodwind player Paul McCandless from Oregon, in a new concert from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in
New York City.


More of The World

December 20, 2006

http://www.theworld.org, The website for PRI’s The World, is loaded with extras.  You can listen to the ENTIRE PROGRAM online after it’s aired, or choose the segments you’d like to hear. They pack the site with extra online features like extended interviews, music playlists, and photo galleries.  Visit here!


Eight Days of Fried Delights

December 20, 2006

Food is the universal constant of the holiday season, and today NPR.org has  a recipe for Israel’s national Hannukah food, sufganiyot. These sugary donuts are fried in oil, coated in sugar, and filled with jam.  Visit npr.org for the recipe and a little background on why Hannukah food is usually fried.

What’re your holiday delights? Share a recipe or just a memory by commenting below!


Today’s Holiday Programs

December 20, 2006

Christmas is just a couple of days away, and our programming is starting to show it.  We have TWO holiday specials today, one at 9 and another at 11. 

at 9 a.m. WKMS airs the Paducah Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Concert. Dr. Bradley Almquist conducts the Orchestra and Chorus with soloist Barbi McCulloch in a warm rendering of favorites, including “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “White Christmas,” Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus,” and many others.

from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. we’ll be playing St. Olaf’s Christmas Festival 2006 – More than 500 student musicians perform a service in song and word including hymns, carols, choral works and orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity. The St. Olaf’s site has a brief history of the festival and information on how to purchase your own recordings of the program. You can hear a sample of the program at American Public Media.