KSTX 89.1 FM
On Friday, December 7 at 8 p.m., KSTX will air Hanukkah Lights, with stories and memoirs written expressly for the show read by NPR’s Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz. It’s a Wonderful Life, presented by the Classic Theater of San Antonio, will air on Christmas Eve at 8 p.m. In this radio play, five local actors portray all the denizens of Bedford Falls. In Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol, airing at 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve, the master comedian presents a distinctive reading of Dickens’ traditional holiday classic, hosted by NPR’s Susan Stamberg. Peabo, the unofficial TPR mascot, pecks his way back onto KSTX for a lively program of Christmas music, while his handlers, Nathan Cone and David Furst, count down to Santa’s arrival at midnight. Peabo’s 12th Annual Christmas Special airs Christmas Eve at 11 p.m.
KPAC 88.3 FM
Special holiday programming begins at 11 a.m. on December 9, with Candles Burning Brightly, exploring the customs and music of Hanukkah, hosted by Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock. Christmas Eve specials include A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols live from King’s College in Cambridge, England at 9 a.m. and Christmas Baroque with the San Antonio Symphony at 2 p.m., recorded live at San Fernando Cathedral. At 8 p.m. join us for Voci di Sorelle: Glad Tidings the popular annual concert recorded live at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word, and Traditional Lessons & Carols from Dallas with artistic director Scott Dettra follows at 9 p.m. Programming on Christmas Day includes Welcome Christmas! at 11 a.m., this year’s VocalEssence program presenting traditional French carols and premieres of original carols. Also on Christmas Day, the St. Olaf Christmas Festival airs at 8 p.m., an orchestral and choral performance that has become a holiday tradition. New Year’s Day from Vienna airs on January 1 at 10 a.m., with the Vienna Philharmonic in concert.