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KISU-FM will present Christmas specials, including concerts recorded at ISU

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