Holiday Specials 2014

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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 Albums” of 2014 Countdown sponsored by Music Go Round, buying, selling and trading used musical instruments and equipment, for 19 years. Full details below!

FRIDAY, DEC. 12
–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 The Black Keys, Conor Oberst, and the legendary John Cale.!

SATURDAY, DEC. 13
–LITTLE STEVENS UNDERGROUND GARAGE PRE-CHRISTMAS  (7-9pm)
Steven recommends all kinds of cool affordable gifts and shares music from Keith Richards, Darlene Love, the Kinks, and Cheap Trick!

THURSDAY, DEC. 18
–SOUND OPINIONS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR (8-9pm)
Jim and Greg welcome back their favorite bearer of holiday music cheer, collector Andy Cirzan, to share his latest compilation of eclectic and eccentric seasonal tunes. This year, it’s a “Holiday Pop Parade.”

FRIDAY, DEC. 19
–LIVE LUNCH HOLIDAY SHOWCASE (Noon-1pm)
Holiday music from Louisville’s own Greg Foresman, Danny Flanigan and Alan Rhody!

–WFPK WEEKLY FEED WRAP UP Part 3 (8-9pm)
Host Kyle Meredith takes some time to look back at the most worthy songs of the year and shares favorite interviews with  Sean Lennon, Dwight Yoakam, and Deltron 3030!

–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. 20
– RELICS CHRISTMAS W/Duke Meyer (4-7pm)
Holiday music from the Relics era featuring the holiday messages The Beatles sent to their fan club members.

–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. 21
–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. 23
–e-Town Holiday Special (8-9pm)
Husband-and-wife team Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist return to eTown as the Ohio-based duo Over the Rhine for this special holiday show. Also joining us is up-and-coming country/rock singer, songwriter and musician Max Gomez.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24
–A WINTER’S TALE  (10am-noon)
WFPK Program Director, Stacy Owen, hosts two hours of wonderfully chilly weather songs. Listen for music from Fleet Foxes, The Rolling Stones, White Stripes and more!

–LITTLE STEVENS UNDERGROUND GARAGE CHRISTMAS (12-2pm)
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.

–LIVE LUNCH HOLIDAY SHOWCASE (2-3pm)
This special encore features holiday music from Louisville’s own Greg Foresman, Danny Flanigan and Alan Rhody!

–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 performance and interview with Judith Owen and Harry Shearer. They’ll play songs from their annual holiday sing-along tour, newly renamed “Christmas without Tears.” In the second hour, it’s a rebroadcast of Tracey Thorn’s 2012 holiday performance and interview surrounding the release of Tinsel and Lights.

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

UnwrappedTHURSDAY, 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!

–RELICS CHRISTMAS w/Duke Meyer (10am-1pm)
Holiday music from the Relics era featuring the holiday messages The Beatles sent to their fan club members.

–A WINTER’S TALE (1-3pm)
WFPK Program Director, Stacy Owen, hosts two hours of wonderfully chilly weather songs. Listen for music from Fleet Foxes, The Rolling Stones, White Stripes and 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)
A holiday performance and interview with Over The Rhine focusing on their new album, Blood Oranges in the Snow. In the second hour listen for mini-interviews and live songs from several artists who appear on New West’s new compilation, An Americana Christmas.

–SOUND OPINIONS (8-9pm)
Jim and Greg look back at 20 years of the groundbreaking alt-country label Bloodshot Records. Plus a review of the long-awaited new album by hip hop artist Divine Styler.

ShovelsNewport–HIGHLIGHTS FROM NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 2014 (9pm-1am)
Ready for something other than holiday music? We’ll flash back to summer and sample performances from this year’s festival from Shovels and Rope, Nickel Creek, Dawes and Band of Horses.

FRIDAY, DEC. 26
–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 Damien Rice, Cage the Elephant, & Les Claypool.

SATURDAY, DEC. 27
–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 2014 and then some!

SUNDAY, DEC. 28
–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 2014!

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31
–TOP 100 ALBUMS OF 2014  (8am-6pm)
WFPK music hosts spend the day counting down WFPK’s favorite albums of the year! (Sponsored by Music Go Round, buying, selling and trading used musical instruments and equipment, for 19 years.)

–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 2014.

NYEphoto–WFPK NEW YEAR’S JAMES BROWN REVUE (9pm – 1am)
DJs Woodrow On The Radio and Matt Anthony live from Headliners with Thirty Spokes 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.

THURSDAY, JAN. 1
– AMERICAN ROUTES JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE (10am-noon)
It’s a two-hour tribute in song and story to the Man in Black. We’ll hear from his family, friends and associates on the contradictions–preacher, outlaw, loving family man, rockabilly rebel–that made the man. Voices include Rosanne Cash; son John Carter Cash; sister Joanne Yates and more!

–“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 Damien Rice, Cage the Elephant, & Les Claypool.. 


Contest: 12 Days of Giveaways

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Cassius: The Paws Report, Dec. 17

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On The Paws Report today:

Meet Cassius, a boxer/pointer mix who is eight years young and has been waiting for his forever home since August. He loves to play and to be active. Cassius prefers adults and older children. Younger kids make him a little nervous. In addition, Cassius is a one-dog show. He loves his person so very much that he doesn’t want to share you with another dog. He asks you, is that kind of love so very wrong? Cassius wants a person or family who will give him time to play and exercise but who will then understand the pleasures of relaxing by the TV together. He sees himself as offering you the best of all worlds, and he hopes you agree. Cassius is neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on his vaccinations. Come meet him today at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive in Louisville. View all adoptable pets at www.kyhumane.org or call 502-366-3355 for more information.

We also will talk about the Santa Paws Workshop next week. Activities include games, animal playtime and making presents for the furry members in your family! This special workshop takes place from 9 to 4 p.m. on December 22 and 23 at our East Campus. Space is limited so sign up your little animal lovers today by calling 515-3149.

In the Studio: Knox Hamilton

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Arkansans Knox Hamilton stopped into the studio before headlining WFPK Winter Wednesday to play a couple of songs and talk about their standing (or lack thereof) in their hometown of Little Rock.

In the Studio: Kyle James Hauser

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Kyle James Hauser might not be from Louisville originally, but it’s certainly home now. He chatted with John before his set at WFPK Winter Wednesday about the various spots he’s called home, as well as the musical community he’s become a part of here in the city.

Photos: Counting Crows at the Louisville Palace

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Photos courtesy of C. Michael Stewart