GDPR Celebrates Christmas & Hanukkah Dec. 25
Written by tessatowne on December 17, 2016
On December 25, as is our annual tradition, GDPR will set aside its normal schedule to air a day of holiday cheer. Join us for a memorable way to ring in Christmas and Hanukkah — and a superb soundtrack for your celebrations.
We’ll post the specific schedule in full below, but the day will include diverse and eclectic seasonal sounds, comedy and storytelling, plus old-time comedy and drama classics. Starting at midnight Sunday, GDPR will feature holiday editions of Appetizer Radio, the Stuph File Program, Radio Curious, and eTown along with special shows such as Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party from WQXR, the conscious Caribbean Christmas sounds of WAPJ’s Reggae Explorations, bluegrass and folk Christmas and Hanukkah tunes from WRIR’s Edge of Americana, and Upfront Soul from WERU, which presents funk, soul, jazz, and gospel takes on the holidays. Be sure to tune in to hear classic recordings of the Hollywood film stars we remember from A Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street, Holiday Inn, and It’s A Wonderful Life performing these beloved works for radio.
And the 25th will bring so much more. Don’t miss this special day of diversity and joy on GDPR REVOLUTION99. It will be a sonic gift to you and yours.
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE (All times Central)
12:00 am – The Edge of Americana with Josh Bearman and DJOttoJD – Christmas and Hanukkah sounds in old-time, bluegrass, blues, jug band, ragtime, early jazz, classic country, and more from WRIR
2:00 am – The Happy Station Show with Keith Perron – Sounds and stories of Christmas
3:00 am – The Messiah – Old-time radio drama centered around the Handel classic
3:30 am – The Littlest Angel – Old-time radio drama featuring Loretta Young
4:00 am – Appetizer Radio with D Grant Smith serves up its Xmas Out of the Box indie sounds special
6:00 am – Reggae Explorations with Mike Roots – Holiday-themed conscious roots reggae from WAPJ
8:00 am – Kraft Music Hall Holiday Inn Christmas Program with Bing Crosby – a little music and comedy.
8:30 am – Radio Curious with Barry Vogel on Hanukkah Storytelling
9:00 am – The Stuph File Pgm Christmas with Peter Anthony Holder plus Meshach & Malik – The kids take over!
10:00 am – eTown Holiday Special with Nick & Helen Forster – Seasonal sounds and do-gooding
11:00 am – Miracle on 34th Street – Lux Radio Theater’s 1948 radio version with Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, & Edmund Gwenn as Kris
12:00 pm– Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party – the renowned violinist shares stories and songs from WQXR
1:00 pm – Appetizer Radio with D Grant Smith – 2016 Holiday Special featuring indie sounds of the season
3:00 pm – A Christmas Carol – Mercury Theater’s 1939 radio version of the Dickens classic film with Lionel Barrymore and Orson Welles
4:00 pm – The Brit Somers Show with Britany Somers – Holiday-themed progressive comedy for mature audiences
5:00 pm – The Edge of Americana with Josh Bearman and DJOttoJD – Holiday sounds in old-time, bluegrass, blues, jug band, ragtime, early jazz, classic country, and more
7:00 pm – eTown Holiday Special with Nick & Helen Forster – Seasonal sounds and do-gooding
8:00 pm – It’s A Wonderful Life – Lux Radio Theater’s 1947 radio version of the iconic film with James Stewart & cast
9:00 pm – Upfront Soul Holiday Special with Sanguine Fromage – seasonal funk, soul, gospel, and jazz sounds from WERU
11:00 pm – Appetizer Radio with D Grant Smith – 2016 Holiday Special featuring indie sounds of the season