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KRPS's 2023/2024 Holiday Programming Guide is Here!

Several new programs have been added to the schedule this year, and we have many of your old favorites too! Highlights include 15-hours of Christmas programming on the big day, Monday December 25.

2023/2024 KRPS Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Special Programming

Week 6 

12/25 Monday (Christmas Day)

9am - 10am - Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol (NPR)

10am - 11am -  A World Cafe Holiday(NPR)

11am - 12 pm - The Thistle & Shamrock Presents ‘A Child’s Christmas In Wales' (NPR)

12pm - 1pm -Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites(NPR)

1pm - 2pm - Montserrat Boy Choir (APM)

2pm - 3pm - Tinsel Tales 2: More NPR Christmas Favorites (NPR)

3pm - 4pm - Tinsel Tales 3: Even More NPR Christmas Favorites(NPR)

4pm - 5pm -Tinsel Tales 4: NPR Christmas Stories Told Through Song(NPR)

5pm - 7pm - 1-3 pm - Your Classical Christmas Favorites (APM)

7pm - 8pm -Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol (NPR)

8pm - 10pm - St. Olaf Christmas Festival (APM)

10pm - 11 pm - This is Christmas with the Imani Winds (APM)

11 pm - 12 am - -A '40s Radio Christmas (PRX)

12/26 Tuesday

1-3pm - Christmas Reveals 2-hour version - Houston Public Media (PRX)

12/27 Wednesday

1pm - 2pm -A Winter's Solstice (APM)

2pm - 3pm - All Is Bright (APM)

12/28 Thursday

1pm - 3pm - 2023 Remembered From The Current (APM)

Friday 12/29 

1 pm to 3 pm - Minnesota Orchestra New Year's Celebration (APM)

12/31 Sunday (New Years Eve) 

6pm - 8pm - 2023 Remembered From The Current (APM)

8pm - 12 am - Toast of the Nation (NPR)

Week 6 

1/1 Monday (New Years Day)

10am - 12pm -New Year's Day From Live From Vienna 2024 (NPR)

Previously Aired

Week 1 

11/23 (Thanksgiving)

1-3 pm - Giving Thanks(APM)

11/24 Friday 

1pm - 2 pm - Every Good Thing (APM)

2pm - 3pm - My Journey, Yours: A Cantus Immigration Special (APM)

Week 2

11/27 Monday 

1pm - Holiday Jazz with Dee Alexander! (PRX)

2pm - Christmastime in New York: The Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine

11/28 Tuesday 

1pm - A Medieval Christmas (PRX)

2pm - A Chanukah Celebration with Chicago a cappella (PRX)

11/29  Wednesday

1 pm - 2 pm - Rachmaninoff 150 – A Celebration (PRX)

2 pm - 3 pm - The Girl From Arles: A Visit To Provence (PRX)

11/30 Thursday

1-2pm - Winter Holidays around the World with Bill McGlaughlin (PRX)

2-3pm - The Film Score: Music for the Winter Holidays (PRX)

12/1 Friday -

1 - 3 pm - The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice 2023 (Two-hour version) (PRX)

Week 3 

12/4 Monday

1pm - 2 pm - All Is Bright (APM)

2pm - 3 pm - In Winter's Glow (APM)

12/5 Tuesday

1pm - Anticipation and Celebration: Advent With the Montserrat Boy Choir (APM)

2pm -Carol as Home with the Imani Winds(APM)

12/6 Wednesday 

1pm - 2 pm - A Paul Winter Solstice (NPR)

2pm - 3 pm - Candles Burning Brightly (APM)

12/7 Thursday

1pm - 2pm - A Choral Christmas With Stile Antico (NPR)

2pm - 3pm - Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs (NPR)

12/8 Friday

1pm - 2pm - A Mexican Baroque Christmas with the Rose Ensemble (PRX)

2pm - 3 pm -The Ballad of the Brown King (PRX)

Week 4

12/11 Monday

1pm - 2pm - An Afro Blue Christmas (NPR)

2pm - 3 pm - Joy To The World – A Holiday in Pink (NPR)

12/12 Tuesday

1 pm - 2 pm - The Film Score: Music for the Winter Holidays (PRX)

2pm - 3 pm -A '40s Radio Christmas (PRX)

12/13 Wednesday

1 pm - 2 pm -Jazz Piano Christmas 39 (NPR)

2 pm - 3 pm - Montserrat Boy Choir (APM)

12/14 Thursday

1pm - 2 pm - Welcome Christmas(APM)

2pm - 3 pm - 'The Canadian Brass: Christmas Time is Here' (PRX)

12/15 - Friday

1pm - 3pm - 2023 Remembered From The Current (APM)

Week 5

12/18 Monday

1pm - 2pm - Candles Burning Brightly (APM)

2pm - 3pm - Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol (NPR)

12/19 Tuesday

1pm - 2 pm - The Big Tiny Desk Concert Holiday Special(NPR)

2pm - 3pm - All Songs Considered for the Holidays in Space! (NPR)

12/20 Wednesday

1pm - 3pm -St. Olaf Christmas Festival (APM)

12/21 Thursday

1 - 3 pm - Minnesota Orchestra New Year's Celebration (APM)

12/22 Friday

1-3 pm - Your Classical Christmas Favorites (APM)

12/24 Sunday

9 - 11 am - A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (Live from Kings College London) (APM)

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Since 2017 Fred Fletcher-Fierro has driven up Highway 171 through thunderstorms, downpours, snow, and ice storms to host KRPS’s Morning Edition. He’s also a daily reporter for the station, covering city government, elections, public safety, arts, entertainment, culture, sports and more. Fred has also spearheaded and overseen a sea change in programming for KRPS from a legacy classical station to one that airs a balance of classical, news, jazz, and cultural programming that better reflects the diverse audience of the Four States. For over two months in the fall of 2022 he worked remotely with NPR staff to relaunch krps.org to an NPR style news and information website.