Posted December 19, 2007
KISU-FM 91.1 radio has announced it will present a special 30 straight hours of holiday programming to the airwaves this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, including concerts recorded at Idaho State University.
Student program director Jamon Anderson says this year’s holiday programming will begin at 4 p.m. Christmas Eve with a yule version of Beat City Radio, hosted by ISU student Levi Montana Keller. It will be followed by “The Pleasures of Winter” from Public Radio International (PRI). Other specials on Christmas Eve include “Christmas at the World Café” at 8 p.m., and a special Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Concert at 9 p.m. Monday night.
Anderson adds that beginning at 5 a.m. Christmas morning, KISU begins a strictly “classical Christmas” presentation, which will include “A Carillon Bells Christmas” at 7 a.m. He said the featured programming block on Christmas day starts at noon with “The Sounds of ISU” Camerata Singers 2007 Concert, followed at 1 p.m. by “The Sounds of ISU Choral Christmas Special” and at 3 p.m. by “The Sounds of ISU Instrumental Christmas Special.” All three programs feature current and past ISU students.
Christmas Day holiday programming wraps up that evening with “Jazz at the Lincoln Center” at 8 p.m., followed at 9 p.m. by “Joy to the World Jazz.”
Anderson says KISU will also have a special holiday program lineup for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day the following week.
KISU-FM 91.1 is owned by the Associated Students of Idaho State University, operating from the campus of ISU in Pocatello. The station receives a majority of its funding from ASISU student fees, but listeners can become members of KISU by going online to the station’s Web site at www.kisu.org and making an online pledge.
Listed below is a complete Christmas Eve, Christmas Day KISU broadcast schedule.
DATE TIME PROGRAM TITLE FORMAT
12-24 4pm Beat City Radio Christmas Special music/Indie/mix
“ ” 5pm The Pleasures of Winter music/eclectic
“ ” 6pm Ornaments & Icing music/popular
“ ” 7pm Cool Yule music/popular
“ ” 8pm Christmas at the World Cafe music/popular
“ ” 9pm Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Concert music/gospel
“ ” 10pm Paul Winter music/soloist
“ ” 11pm “ ” music/soloist
12-25 Midnight Carols for Dancing music/traditional
“ ” 1am Christmas Revels music/classical
“ ” 2am “ ” music/classical
“ ” 3am I Saw Three Ships Christmas story
“ ” 4am In the Kitchen for the Holiday with Zorba Pastor holiday food
“ ” 5am Fear Not: For Behold! music/classical
“ ” 6am Glad Tidings music/classical
“ ” 7am A Carillon Bells Christmas music/classical
“ ” 8am Christmas Vespers with Apollo’s Fire music/classical
“ ” 9am “ ” music/classical
“ ” 10am Choral Arts Society Special Christmas Performance music/classical
“ ” 11am “ ” music/classical
“ ” 12 The Sounds of ISU Camerata Singers 2007 Concert music/classical
“ ” 1pm The Sounds of ISU Choral Christmas Special music/classical
“ ” 2pm The Sounds of ISU Instrumental Christmas Special music/classical
“ ” 3pm Bach’s Christmas Oratorio music/classical
“ ” 4pm “ ” music/classical
“ ” 5pm A Classical Christmas music/classical
“ ” 6pm Christmas with the Philadelphia Singers music/classical
“ ” 7pm Beat City Radio: Christmas Jazz music/jazz
“ ” 8pm Jazz at the Lincoln Center: Hot Christmas Jazz music/jazz
12-25 9pm Joy to the World Jazz music/jazz