Holiday Specials 2013

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Listen for special holiday programs from Little Steven, Sound Opinions, your favorite WFPK hosts and more! And tune in New Year’s Eve day for our “Top 100 Songs” of 2013 Countdown sponsored by O’Shea’s Pubs, with locations Downtown and in the Highlands. Full details below!

FRIDAY, DEC. 6
–WFPK WEEKLY FEED WRAP UP Part 1 (8-9pm)
Host Kyle Meredith takes some time to look back at favorite editions of the show. This week listen for interviews with Alabama Shakes, Stars, and Calexico!

FRIDAY, DEC. 13
–WFPK WEEKLY FEED WRAP UP Part 2 (8-9pm)
Host Kyle Meredith takes some time to look back at favorite editions of the show. This week listen for interviews with Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, They Might Be Giants, and Michael Kiwanuka!

THURSDAY, DEC. 19
–SOUND OPINIONS HOLIDAY SPECIAL (8-9pm)
Holiday music collector and expert Andy Cirzan is back with a “Rock ‘n’ Pop Xmas”! Listen for selections from XTC, The Band, The Kinks, The Beach Boys and more.

FRIDAY, DEC. 20
–HOMEMADE HOLIDAY SHOWCASE (Noon-1pm)
This special Live Lunch features holiday music from Louisville’s own Leigh Ann Yost, Alanna Fugate, Jeff Guernsey, and SqueezeBot!

–WFPK WEEKLY FEED WRAP UP Part 3 (8-9pm)
Host Kyle Meredith takes some time to look back at favorite editions of the show. This week listen for interviews with Haim, The Flaming Lips, and Jason Isbell!

–A SOUND CLASH CHRISTMAS WITH MATT ANTHONY (9-midnight)
Matt sprinkle in some holiday music on this edition of the Sound Clash with a special tribute to James Brown in the 11 O’clock hour.  The “Godfather of Soul” passed away on Christmas Day in 2006.

SATURDAY, DEC. 21
– SOUL OF CHRISTMAS W/Matt Anthony (4-7pm)
The host of WFPK’s Friday Night Sound Clash and Jazz Pulse brings you a holiday mix as only he can!

–LITTLE STEVENS UNDERGROUND GARAGE CHRISTMAS  (7-9pm)
It’s our favorite time of year in the Underground Garage. It’s time for our annual Christmas A Go-Go show, the wildest Christmas party in town, baby.

–BLUES PARTY CHRISTMAS (10pm-12am)
Holiday blues you can use from BB King to Charles Brown!

 –A ROADHOUSE CHRISTMAS WITH WOODROW ON THE RADIO! (12-6AM)
From Otis Redding to Bob Wills, Woody will be spinning the Christmas platters that matter!

SUNDAY, DEC. 22
–A VERY JAZZY CHRISTMAS  (8am-3pm)
Join WFPK jazz hosts Danny O’Bryan, John LaBarbera and Matt Anthony for holiday jazz greats old, new and in-between! Plus, Dick Sisto reveals more picks for best albums of the year on The Inner Ear at 11am!

–WORLD FORCE REGGAE CHRISTMAS (3-5pm)
Christmas edition with Ibuka and Benny!

– ROOTS & BOOTS HILLBILLY HOLIDAY WITH MICHAEL YOUNG (5 – 8pm)
Listen for Christmas songs from contemporary Americana artists, stars from country music’s heyday, and singing cowboys of old.

– SUNDAY NIGHT BLUEGRASS WITH BERK BRYANT (8-11pm)
A Bluegrass Christmas Special with The Country Gentleman, Berk Bryant.

TUESDAY, DEC. 24
–FOLK ALLEY CHRISTMAS  (10am-noon)
Holiday music from the best in contemporary folk and Americana with Tim O’Brien, Kate Rusby, Jerry Douglas, John McCutcheon, Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks and so much more.

–A NEW ORLEANS CHRISTMAS (12-1pm)
A gumbo of Christmas classics from Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Dr. John, Aaron Neville, Irma Thomas, Harry Connick, Jr., Bradford Marsalis, Allen Toussaint, Kermit Ruffins, Fats Domino and others.

–LITTLE STEVENS UNDERGROUND GARAGE CHRISTMAS  (1-3pm)
It’s our favorite time of year in the Underground Garage. It’s time for our annual Christmas A Go-Go show, the wildest Christmas party in town, baby.

–A CHRISTMAS POTPOURRI W/LAURA SHINE (3-6pm)
Listen for Laura’s mix of vintage and new holiday music to wrap presents by or cook your holiday feast to.

–WORLD CAFÉ CHRISTMAS EVE (6-8pm)
A new performance and interview session with the Portland Cello Project, who have a new album called Winter: The Best Nine Months of the Year. Plus, a special edition of Latin Roots with Judy Cantor-Navas on Cuban Christmas music.

–E-TOWN HOLIDAY SPECIAL (8-9pm)
‘Deck the Halls’ with a very special holiday themed show. Grammy Award winning composer and violin virtuoso Mark O’Connor and his band Hot Swing! play a special Christmas set. The LA Times calls him “one of the most talented and imaginative artists working in music – any music – today.”

UnwrappedWEDNESDAY, DEC. 25
– “CHRISTMAS UNWRAPPED with Michael Young (6-10AM)
Wake up with Michael Young’s crazy collection of Christmas tunes from the ridiculous to the sublime. All styles, all genres. Anything goes!

–HOMEMADE HOLIDAY SHOWCASE (10-11am)
This special Live Lunch encore features holiday music from Louisville’s own Leigh Ann Yost, Alanna Fugate, Jeff Guernsey, and SqueezeBot!

–OVER THE RHINE (11am-noon)
Our favorite Cincinnati band stopped by on Dec. 13th for a MembersOnly performance before their holiday show at the Bomhard Theater here in Louisville!

–SOUND OPINIONS HOLIDAY SPECIAL (Noon-1pm)
Holiday music collector and expert Andy Cirzan is back with a “Rock ‘n’ Pop Xmas”! Listen for selections from XTC, The Band, The Kinks, The Beach Boys and more.

–FOLK ALLEY CHRISTMAS  (1-3pm)
Holiday music from the best in contemporary folk and Americana with Tim O’Brien, Kate Rusby, Jerry Douglas, John McCutcheon, Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks and so much more.

–THE SOUL OF CHRISTMAS with Matt Anthony (3-6pm)
The host of WFPK’s Friday Night Sound Clash and Jazz Pulse brings you a holiday mix as only he can!

–WORLD CAFÉ CHRISTMAS (6-8pm)
David talks with Nick Lowe, who performs original and traditional holiday songs from his new album, Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family. Foremost Beatles tribute band, The Fab Four, showcase their new Christmas album called Hark! And another Latin Roots special with Rachel Faro discussing the Puerto Rican Christmas.

–SIR MICROCOSM HOLIDAY SPECIAL (8-9pm)
Jim James and Dave Givan take you on a holiday trip through time and space…

–HIGHLIGHTS FROM NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 2013 (9pm-1am)
Ready for something other than holiday music? We’ll flash back to summer and sample performance from this year’s festival from Jim James, Bombino, Phosphorescent and The Mountain Goats!

FRIDAY, DEC. 27
–WFPK WEEKLY FEED WRAP UP Part 4 (8-9pm)
Kyle takes some time to look back at favorite songs of the year and features some of his favorite interviews of the last few months including Queens of the Stone Age, Frightened Rabbit and Colin Meloy.

SATURDAY, DEC. 28
– AMERICAN ROUTES HOLIDAY SPECIAL (6-8am)
Celebrate the holiday week as American Routes turns 15! It’s a live show from New Orleans legendary Rock N Bowl club, including soul, funk and R & B heroes Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, James Rivers, Robert “Barefootin’” Parker, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and James Andrews all backed by pianist Jon Cleary and band.

–LITTLE STEVEN’S UNDERGROUND GARAGE NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL (7-9PM)
Little Steven sums up all the wonderful things that happened this past year; including Steven’s list of the “coolest movies and books”.  We’ll also run down the Top 20 Coolest Songs In the World 2013 and then some!

SUNDAY, DEC. 29
–THE INNER EAR YEAR END SPECIAL (11am-noon)
Dick Sisto shares more of his favorite jazz releases of the year.

–ROOTS AND BOOTS YEAR END SPECIAL (5pm-8pm)
Michael Young shares his top Americana albums of 2013!

TUESDAY, DEC. 31
–TOP 100 SONGS OF 2013  (8am-6pm)
WFPK music hosts spend the day counting down WFPK’s favorite songs of the year! (Sponsored by O’Shea’s Pubs, with locations Downtown and in the Highlands.)

–WORLD CAFE YEAR END SPECIAL (6pm-8pm)
Highlighting Best of Year album/song picks, some of the music you may have missed, some picks for the year to come, and David will pay tribute to some of the musicians that passed away in 2013.

NYEphoto–WFPK NEW YEAR’S SOUL REVUE
(9pm – 1am)
DJs Woodrow On The Radio and Matt Anthony live from Headliners with Junk Yard Dogs taking the stage at 10:30 for a live set on the radio to ring in the New Year! You can attend this event…more info here.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1
– AMERICAN ROUTES HOLIDAY SPECIAL (10am-noon)
Celebrate the holiday week as American Routes turns 15! It’s a live show from New Orleans legendary Rock N Bowl club, including soul, funk and R & B heroes Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, James Rivers, Robert “Barefootin’” Parker, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and James Andrews all backed by pianist Jon Cleary and band.

–“HANK WILLIAMS, SR. SPECIAL” with Berk Bryant (Noon – 3pm)
New Year’s Day tradition honoring the great Hank Williams, Sr. with rare recordings, interviews, and the expertise of Mr. Berk Bryant on the day Hank died.

–LITTLE STEVEN’S UNDERGROUND GARAGE NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL (3-5pm)
Tune in for the Underground Garage New Years show, where we sum up all the wonderful things that happened this past year; including Steven’s list of the “Coolest movies and books”.  We’ll also run down the top 20 “Coolest Songs In the World” this year and then some. Come join us for the world’s only Rock n’ Roll dance party on the radio!

–WFPK WEEKLY FEED WRAP UP Part 4 (5-6pm)
Kyle takes some time to look back at favorite songs of the year and features some of his favorite interviews of the last few months including Queens of the Stone Age, Frightened Rabbit and Colin Meloy.

 


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