WCPE Offers Special Programming for the Winter Holidays

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“WCPE is pleased to offer unique programs of holiday music.”

WCPE’s Music Director William Woltz announces the station’s seasonal music offerings for December 17, 2012 through January 1, 2013.

“WCPE is pleased to offer unique programs of holiday music,” says Woltz.

"Lullabies and Carols for Christmas" is a program of beautiful and relaxing songs for the season presented by Rob Kennedy, host of WCPE's Great Sacred Music every Sunday morning. Rob has chosen a mix of favorite songs with some added surprises to make for a delightful hour of music.

Here is a partial listing of the special programs. Additional listings are in the Winter Quarter Notes.

Lullabies and Carols for Christmas (hosted by Rob Kennedy; 60 minute program; all others are 30 minutes. Times listed are ET, +5 GMT.)
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 21, 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 22, 3:00 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 23, 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 25, midnight

Renaissance Fare Christmas special (hosted by George Douglas)
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 3:00 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 23, 2:00 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 24, 10:00 a.m.

A Boychoir Christmas (hosted by Brian LeBlanc)
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 20, 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 23, 3:00 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 24, 1:00 p.m.

2011 St. Olaf College Christmas Festival Highlights
Thursday, Dec. 20, 3:00 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 21, 9:00 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 24, 11:00 a.m.

New Year’s Eve will ring out the old and in the new with favorite waltzes, marches and other classics by Viennese composers Josef Lanner, Emil Walteufel and the Strauss Family, 10 p.m. to midnight. Beethoven’s Ninth will be featured on New Year’s Day at 2 p.m. You can request your seasonal favorites on the Saturday Evening Request Program and All Request Friday December 28, 2012 here.

The Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day offered by WCPE transcends belief systems, being crafted by artists from all traditions and listened to by a global audience reflective of the world’s diversity. Found throughout WCPE’s programming are the traditions of people from all walks of life.

WCPE’s live broadcast of Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day can be accessed around the globe in several ways; on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6, local cable television systems and traditional radio broadcasting. A complete list of the ways WCPE is available with instructions for cable and satellite reception can be found at theclassicalstation.org/listen.shtml. In central North Carolina and southern Virginia, WCPE is found on the radio at 89.7 FM.

About WCPE:
Since 1978 WCPE 89.7 FM has been dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music broadcasting. WCPE is one of the first community-supported stations to stream on the Internet. The programming is available on our own satellite channel and on multiple Internet streams, including IPv6. WCPE receives no tax-derived support, rather depends on tax-deductible support through on-air fundraising and mail-out campaigns. More information can be found at http://www.TheClassicalStation.org or by calling 919-556-5178.

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