Today’s program carries on from last week’s focus on South Africa as a continuation expanding out to even more voices & styles of music from Africa.

Music Host: David Cummings
News Host: Robert Easley
Producer: Mike Fischbein
Engineer: Mike Stapp

“Christmas In Dub” (Part 1)

Kicking off the yuletide season in style…. Lots of Christmas reggae from the likes of Alton Ellis, Granville Williams Orchestra, Toots & the Maytals, Horace Andy, Likkle Mai, Yellowman, Jah Iriest Artists, The Tamlins, Michelle Gordon, Brent Dowe, Joe Gibbs & the Professionals, and more… Even a nice new reggae cover of “Silent Night” from Noble Vibes. On top of this we mixed in some classic and new Christmas and seasonal sounds (mostly remixed) from Mel Torme, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Teresa Brewer, Redtenbacher’s Funkestra, Skafish, Vince Guaraldi Trio, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Mercer, Ed Calle/Arturo Sandoval, and Billie Holiday. But with a Christmas show this week and next, we mixed in a bit of music that had nothing to do with the holidays…including Dubblestandart, Capital Letters, Jah Wobble/Bill Laswell, Richie Phoe, Ill:Esha, and Kid Creole & the Coconuts.

See Play List Below

Annual “Songs of Winter” special, celebrating your favorite acoustic Christmas and Solstice songs!

Matt Werner, aka DJ Dig Dug and Treehouse Records staff spun favorites. Comedian Mary Mack and Punk Poet Paul D. Dickinson joined us the 2nd hour to share songs, poems and comedy in advance of Mary Mack’s Holiday Show and Meat Raffle and Dog Sweater contest at the Cedar Cultural Center.

Music Host: Jean Silverberg
News Host: Ryan Dawes
Producer: Ron Thums

(l to r) Mary Gleeson Kruser and Maeve O'Mara read and discuss favorite passages from the Irish stage plays: Juno and the Paycock and The Playboy of the Western World.

Hosts: Cory Washington, Terry Carter, Xan Holston
Guests: Alec Fischer, Gabe Aderhold
Programs: Encuentro
Reporters: Christina Cerruti