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2:48 pm
Thu December 13, 2007

Special Holiday Programming on KETR

Listen to KETR for Christmas and New Years as we offer a whole slate of special holiday programming.

Full Holiday Music Overnights beginning Sunday, December 23rd

Holiday
Music Overnights beginning Saturday, December 22 at Midnight

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Christmas
Eve

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6am-9am

Holiday
Music, NPR News each hour, Marketplace Morning Report, A Moment in Time at
7:35, Writer's Almanac at 8:15

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9am-11am:? A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

One live,
two-hour stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's
College in Cambridge, England presenting the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons
and Carols service (Biblical readings and music) as performed by the 30-voice
King's College Choir.

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11am-1pm:? St. Olaf Christmas Festival

The St.
Olaf Christmas Festival is one of the oldest and most cherished celebrations of
the holidays in the United States. Begun in 1912, the Festival is a worship
service of hymns, carols, choral works and orchestral selections that celebrate
the birth of Christ. Featuring more than 550 student musicians, it takes place
on the St. Olaf campus in Northfield, Minnesota.

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1pm-3pm:? Bach's Christmas Oratorio from Carnegie Hall

NPR and
WNYC offer an encore presentation of a Carnegie Hall concert performance of
selections from one of the most joyful and sumptuous works from Johann
Sebastian Bach. The Collegiate Chorale performs three of six sacred cantatas,
each depicting a different scene from Christ's birth, known collectively as the
Weihnachts-Oratorium, or Christmas Oratorio, along with some traditional
holiday favorites. Robert Bass leads the acclaimed Chorale and soloists,
including Soprano Lisa Saffer, Mezzo-soprano Gigi Mitchell-Velasco, Tenor Paul
Austin Kelly, and Baritone James Maddalena. Host: John Schaefer.

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2pm-5pm:? Handel's Messiah from Philadelphia

WHYY and
NPR present an encore presentation of Handel's holiday masterpiece performed by
the "Fabulous Philadelphians" -- one of the world's great orchestras,
joined by the nationally-renowned Philadelphia Singers Chorale. Acclaimed
British choral master Richard Hickox conducts. Hosted by Fred Child and Melinda
Whiting.

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5pm-6pm:? Concordia
College
Christmas
Concert

For 80
years the small Lutheran Evangelical school out-on-the-Prairie, Concordia College, has had anything but a small vision when it comes to celebrating music.
With a choir and orchestra of over 400, the Concordia College Christmas concert
attracts capacity crowds from all faiths to celebrate the season and the
promise it holds. For this Christmas, listen to nationally-renowned conductor
Ren? Clausen as he leads the pure, youthful voices in a concert called "On
our Way Rejoicing," a potpourri of familiar and traditional works intertwined with
music that brings new sounds and meaning to the season. Come celebrate an hour
of pure joy and peace with Concordia College Christmas.

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6pm-7pm:? Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites

This year a
new radio tradition -- stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning
of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk -- these and other
NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary.

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7pm-8pm:? Jonathan Winters' A Christmas Carol

An updated
version of a public radio tradition hosted by NPR's Lisa Simeone. Master
comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday
classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own
presentations. Also featuring Mimi Kennedy. From NPR and KCRW.

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8pm-9pm:? Welcome Christmas!

Welcome
Christmas! is the annual Christmas concert from VocalEssence, recognized
internationally as one of America's premier choral groups. John Birge is
producer and host of this one-hour special.

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9pm-10pm:? Peter Ostroushko's Heartland Holiday 2007

Peter
Ostroushko's Heartland Holiday concert celebrates the spirit of the season from
a multi-cultural perspective. Ostroushko is a master fiddler, mandolin, and
guitar player, and his musical journey features traditional and ancient carols.

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10pm-11pm: ?Christmas Around the Country 2007

The best of
holiday music-making from coast-to-coast. NPR takes you from churches to
concert halls to auditoriums to town halls all across the nation in search of
performances that express the best of the holiday season. Lisa Simeone hosts.

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11pm-12am:? A Choral Christmas Card

Featuring
the best choral ensembles from around the country, A Choral Christmas Card
highlights America's singing celebration of the holiday.

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Christmas
Day

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12am-1am:? Echoes of Christmas

Over the
years, the Dale Warland Singers have provided magical performances for this
season to listeners across the country. Drawing upon the archive of those live
performances, Dale Warland and host Brian Newhouse bring old and new treasures
to listeners looking for Christmas inspiration.

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1am-3am:? Bach's Christmas Oratorio from Carnegie Hall

NPR and
WNYC offer an encore presentation of a Carnegie Hall concert performance of
selections from one of the most joyful and sumptuous works from Johann
Sebastian Bach. The Collegiate Chorale performs three of six sacred cantatas,
each depicting a different scene from Christ's birth, known collectively as the
Weihnachts-Oratorium, or Christmas Oratorio, along with some traditional holiday
favorites. Robert Bass leads the acclaimed Chorale and soloists, including
Soprano Lisa Saffer, Mezzo-soprano Gigi Mitchell-Velasco, Tenor Paul Austin
Kelly, and Baritone James Maddalena. Host: John Schaefer.

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3am-5am:? Handel's Messiah from Philadelphia

WHYY and
NPR present an encore presentation of Handel's holiday masterpiece performed by
the "Fabulous Philadelphians" -- one of the world's great orchestras,
joined by the nationally-renowned Philadelphia Singers Chorale. Acclaimed
British choral master Richard Hickox conducts. Hosted by Fred Child and Melinda
Whiting.

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5am-7am:? Jazz Piano Christmas

NPR is
onstage again at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for another
LIVE incarnation of one of our most popular programs, mixing established jazz
stars with promising newcomers to offer original and unique jazz
interpretations of holiday favorites. Performers include Billy Taylor, Joey
DeFrancesco, Barry Harris, Hank Jones, and vocalist Roberta Gambarini. Felix
Contreas hosts.

This year's
Jazz Piano Christmas will be immediately followed by an encore offering of last
year's concert from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts features
performances from New Orleans keyboard legend Allen Toussaint, Cedar Walton,
Eric Reed, Jovino Santos Neto, Nancy King, and 2006 Thelonious Monk Jazz
Competition award winner Tigran Hamasyan.

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7am-8am:? Christmas with Morehouse
and Spelman Glee Clubs

One of the
great holiday traditions in America, the choirs of Morehouse and Spelman
Colleges -- two of the most prestigious historically black institutions in the
nation -- get together to present a spine-tingling concert program. This encore
presentation features the best works of the last several years. It's a joyous
celebration of the schools' tradition of singing excellence, with their
trademark mixture of spirituals and carols. Korva Coleman hosts.

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8am-9am:? Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show

Clarence
Fountain and his legendary gospel group have won four Grammy Awards in the last
four years. In this encore presentation from the "Discoveries at Disney
Hall" series of specials, we join them on stage as they present their own
take on the Christmas classics "Silent Night" and "Joy to the
World," along with some gospel favorites including "I'm a Soldier in
the Army of the Lord." Hosted by Ren?e Montagne.

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9am-10am:? Concordia College Christmas Concert

For 80
years the small Lutheran Evangelical school out-on-the-Prairie, Concordia College, has had anything but a small vision when it comes to celebrating music.
With a choir and orchestra of over 400, the Concordia College Christmas concert
attracts capacity crowds from all faiths to celebrate the season and the
promise it holds. For this Christmas, listen to nationally-renowned conductor
Ren? Clausen as he leads the pure, youthful voices in a concert called "On
our Way Rejoicing," a potpourri of familiar and traditional works
intertwined with music that brings new sounds and meaning to the season. Come
celebrate an hour of pure joy and peace with Concordia College Christmas.

?

10am-11am:? Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas
Favorites

This year a
new radio tradition -- stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning
of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk -- these and other
NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary.

?

11am-12pm:? Jonathan Winters' A
Christmas Carol

An updated
version of a public radio tradition hosted by NPR's Lisa Simeone. Master
comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday
classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own
presentations. Also featuring Mimi Kennedy. From NPR and KCRW.

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12pm-1pm:? Welcome Christmas!

Welcome
Christmas! is the annual Christmas concert from VocalEssence, recognized
internationally as one of America's premier choral groups. John Birge is
producer and host of this one-hour special.

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1pm-2pm:? Peter Ostroushko's
Heartland Holiday 2007

Peter
Ostroushko's Heartland Holiday concert celebrates the spirit of the season from
a multi-cultural perspective. Ostroushko is a master fiddler, mandolin, and
guitar player, and his musical journey features traditional and ancient carols.

?

2pm-3pm:? Christmas Around the
Country 2007

The best of
holiday music-making from coast-to-coast. NPR takes you from churches to
concert halls to auditoriums to town halls all across the nation in search of
performances that express the best of the holiday season. Lisa Simeone hosts.

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3pm-4pm:? A Choral Christmas Card

Featuring
the best choral ensembles from around the country, A Choral Christmas Card
highlights America's singing celebration of the holiday.

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4pm-5pm:? The Rose Ensemble 2007:
Christmas in Elizabethan England

Renaissance
England was both a glorious and challenging place for composers. Music
flourished as an essential part of royal functions and courtiers cultivated
musical skills. Christmastime in the age of Elizabeth was a time to celebrate
all aspects of the life of Christ, and seasonal music from this time describes
Christ's passion, death and ascension as well as his birth. We'll take this
journey with Rose Ensemble, a Twin Cities-based group recognized for its
ability to reawaken the ancient through imaginative performances of vocal
music, connecting each individual to past worlds with stories of spirituality
and humanity.

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5pm-6pm:? Chanticleer Christmas

A
Chanticleer Christmas celebrates the mystery and wonder of Christmas with an
elegant blend of traditional carols, medieval and Renaissance sacred works, and
moving spirituals.

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6pm-8pm:? Jazz Piano Christmas

NPR is
onstage again at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for another
LIVE incarnation of one of our most popular programs, mixing established jazz
stars with promising newcomers to offer original and unique jazz
interpretations of holiday favorites. Performers include Billy Taylor, Joey
DeFrancesco, Barry Harris, Hank Jones, and vocalist Roberta Gambarini. Felix
Contreas hosts.

This year's
Jazz Piano Christmas will be immediately followed by an encore offering of last
year's concert from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts features
performances from New Orleans keyboard legend Allen Toussaint, Cedar Walton,
Eric Reed, Jovino Santos Neto, Nancy King, and 2006 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition
award winner Tigran Hamasyan.

?

8pm-9pm:? Christmas with Morehouse
and Spelman Glee Clubs

One of the
great holiday traditions in America, the choirs of Morehouse and Spelman
Colleges -- two of the most prestigious historically black institutions in the
nation -- get together to present a spine-tingling concert program. This encore
presentation features the best works of the last several years. It's a joyous
celebration of the schools' tradition of

?

9pm-10pm:? Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show

Clarence
Fountain and his legendary gospel group have won four Grammy Awards in the last
four years. In this encore presentation from the "Discoveries at Disney
Hall" series of specials, we join them on stage as they present their own
take on the Christmas classics "Silent Night" and "Joy to the
World," along with some gospel favorites including "I'm a Soldier in
the Army of the Lord." Hosted by Ren?e Montagne.

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10pm-12am:? A Paul Winter Solstice
Concert


From the cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, Paul Winter, one of the original world musicians, is
back again with a unique exploration of the solstice tradition in cultures near
and far. Hosted by John Schaefer.

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New
Year's Eve

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Regular Programming until 2pm, then a special encore
presentation of Marketplace Money followed by Car Talk, an hour earlier than
usual.

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4pm-7pm:? Garrison Keillor's New
Year's Eve Special

Garrison
Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion offer a special rebroadcast of their 2006
New Year's Eve special recorded primarily at Nashville's Historic Ryman
Auditorium. Garrison Keillor hosts, and welcomes among others; Suzy Bogguss,
Sam Bush, Cowboy Jack Clement, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Buddy Emmons,
Emmylou Harris, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jon
Randall, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, and Robin & Linda Williams. Also,
APHC's own Tim Russell and sound-effects wizard Fred Newman will be on hand,
along with Richard Dworsky and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band.

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7pm-Midnight:? LIVE Toast of the Nation

For more than
25 years, NPR listeners have counted down, sung along, and danced the night
away to these jazzy parties with live music from coast to coast. New Year's Eve
'08 promises more and better!? This year we'll dance and sing to salsa, samba
and swing.

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Midnight-3am:? Repeat of Garrison
Keillor's New Year's Eve Special

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New
Year's Day

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10am-Noon:? New Year's Day from Vienna

NPR and
WGBH, Boston take you direct to the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna for the most popular classical music concert in the world, the Vienna Philharmonic
New Year's Day concert. The conductor this year is Georges Pr?tre. WGBH's Cathy
Fuller hosts.

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Noon-3:45pm:? Selected rebroadcast of
NPR's Toast of the Nation

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3:45pm-6pm:? A&M-Commerce Lions
men's basketball

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6pm-10pm:? Selected rebroadcast of
NPR's Toast of the Nation