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2020 Holiday Programming

Take a look at some of the great holiday programs you can tune in for this season! All programs are planned for KPBX unless otherwise noted. Some holiday programming may be changed or slightly adjusted as the season progresses.

Holiday Programming schedule:

Dec. 24

11:00 a.m. -  Leon's Guitar Hour Christmas

2:00 p.m. - Civic's A Christmas Carol

6:30 p.m. - The Bookshelf, Emir's Education conclude, followed by a new Christmas story from Mike Aleman called "The End of the Watch" 

7:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve in Spokane

Beginning with Gonzaga University's Candlelight Concert for this year, "The Night Gives the Light" at 7:00 p.m. 

8:00 p.m. - Kantorie Choir's 2018 Messiah, Pt. 1

8:50 p.m. - An archival performance (2004) by the Spokane Area Children's Chorus of William Berrys American Carols

9:30 p.m. - Archival selections (2018-19) from the choirs of Eastern Washington University

10:00 p.m. - The Spokane British Brass Band Christmas Concert from 2019

And the program will close with Whitworth University's 2019 holiday offering, "Love Be Our Song"

Dec. 25

9:00 a.m. - Sing We Now of Christmas: True Concord Voices and Orchestra (AZ)

10:00 a.m. - Christmas with the King's Singers (WQZR)

11:00 a.m. - Exploring Music

12:00 p.m. - Civic's A Christmas Carol

1:00 p.m. - Fresh Air

2:00 p.m. - Wynton Marsalis Swingin Holiday Jazz Party

3:00 p.m. - Front Porch Bluegrass Christmas Edition with Kevin Brown (from Dec. 20)

6:30 p.m. - O. Henry's "Gift of the Magi" with Mike Aleman's "Della's Story"

7:00 p.m. - Paul Winter (from Dec. 20)

8 - 10:00 p.m. - Mike Grabicki's Holiday Special

Dec. 26


6:00 p.m. - Director's Choice, The Keepers: Archiving the Now from the Kitchen Sisters with Host Frances McDormand.  More details here

Dec. 28 - 30

6:30 p.m. - The Bookshelf, The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, read by Janean Jorgensen

Dec. 28 - 31


3:00 p.m.   Monday through Thursday - "Best of the Best: The 2020 Third Coast Broadcast"
Third Coast’s yearly ode to audio storytelling is back! Featuring the winners of the 20th annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition, the best audio stories of the year offer a beautiful, stirring portrait of 2020.
Monday - The Great Indoors: Featuring the 2020 Impact, Best Documnetary: Short, and Best News Feature award-winning stories.
Tuesday - Towards a Better World: Featuring the winnings stories of the 2020 Directors' Choice, Best Serialized Story and Non-English Language Awards.
Wednesday - Of Bodies & Minds: Featuring the winning stories of the 2020 Audio Unbound, Best Documentary: Bronze, and Best New Artist Awards.
Thursday - Letters to a Young Poet: Featuring the 2020 Best Documentary Gold and Silver winners.

Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve

7:00 p.m. - Mike Grabicki

9:00 p.m. - Rachel Bade McMurphy

11:00 p.m. - Zan Agzigian