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KWGS 89.5 - Tulsa, Oklahoma USA

KWGS 89.5 - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Check out the locally produced show "Hidden Sixties Holiday Show" below. This is a perfect example of a 'one of a kind show' that I'm looking to add to my collection! Check your local public radio station's schedule today and add more!

From the webpage:



Public Radio 89.5 Special Holiday Programs


Celebrate the holidays with Public Radio Tulsa as we gift-wrap special programming for you from across the country and around the world.

Hanukkah Lights 2013
Wednesday, Nov 27 • 8-9 pm
Public Radio 89.5-1

A perennial NPR favorite for nearly two decades, acclaimed authors explore Hanukkah stories and memoirs written expressly for Hanukkah Lights. Hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

Turkey Confidential
Thursday, Nov 28 • 10 am - noon LIVE
Public Radio 89.5-1

Help is on the way for Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers and dinner guests on this, the biggest cooking day of the year. Lynne Rossetto Kasper, award-winning host of public radio's national food show The Splendid Table®, will be available to answer listener questions throughout the live, two-hour program. Quickly becoming a Thanksgiving morning tradition, past shows have included everything from a cross-country trucker cooking his Thanksgiving dinner on the manifold to a panicked first-time cook who didn't realize a turkey needs to be thawed. Lynne handles all questions with wit, expertise and laughter. For your turkey triage, call (800-537-5252) and the program will be simulcast live on the Web at splendidtable.org.

America's Test Kitchen Thanksgiving Special
Thursday, Nov 28 • noon - 1 pm
Public Radio 89.5-1

A special edition of America’s Test Kitchen for the radio as host Chris Kimbell explores the history of feast day, tastes turkey and answers listeners' top T-Day questions with ATK favorite Dan Souza. (This is a sneak preview of a new program we’re considering for the KWGS lineup in 2014.)

Giving Thanks
Thursday, Nov 28 • 7-8 pm
Public Radio 89.5-1

With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. This year, the program features Julia Sweeney, celebrated writer and actor. She’s best known from Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me! and Saturday Night Live. But Sweeney’s memoires and monologues on faith give her humor a deep human touch that’s perfect for Thanksgiving, plus Anne Lamott, best-selling author of Bird by Bird and Operating Instructions. Her latest book Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers offers the perfect spirit of gratitude, gentle humor, and a call to embrace the gift of family and friends. And continuing a Giving Thanks, a spellbinding story from actor Charles Laughton, giving thanks for Art that connects us all to the creative spirit.

Hidden Sixties Holiday Show
Friday, Dec 20 • 8-9 pm
Public Radio 89.5-1

Public Radio Tulsa's Scott Gregory (All This Jazz) and John Wooley (Swing on This) join forces to host a one-of-a-kind presentation of holiday music you probably haven't heard since the 1960s -- if you've heard it at all. From jazz greats to Tijuana Brass knockoffs, erstwhile Top 40 pop acts to stars of TV shows, the performers and songs that light up this off-trail Yuletide offering remind us that the swingin' '60s produced more great music than can ever be heard on commercial radio.


Paul Winter Solstice Concert
Sunday, Dec 22 • 9-11 pm
Public Radio 89.5-1

A holiday celebration on a spectacular scale - Music, dance and renewal of spirit at the great turning point of the year.

The Winter Solstice Celebration is a contemporary take on ancient solstice rituals, when people came together during the longest night of the year to celebrate the return of the sun, as the Earth begins its rotational cycle back towards summer. Now in its 33rd year, the performance at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the world's largest cathedral, is New York's favorite holiday alternative to The Nutcracker and Radio City Christmas.

This year's solstice promises to be a landmark in Paul Winter's tradition of interweaving diverse performers of the world. Joining the seven-time Grammy-winning Paul Winter Consort will be renowned African griot singer Abdoulaye Diabaté; dynamic vocalist Theresa Thomason; the 25 dancers and drummers of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre; and the reunited Paul Winter Sextet, celebrating their new anthology , and the 50th anniversary of their historic jazz concert at the Kennedy White House.

The Consort musicians: Paul Winter, soprano sax; Paul McCandless, oboe and English horn; Eugene Friesen, cello; Paul Sullivan, keyboards; Jamey Haddad, drums; Eliot Wadopian, bass; and Tim Brumfield, pipe organ. The Sextet musicians: Paul Winter, alto sax; Warren Bernhardt, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Marvin Stamm, trumpet; and Howard Johnson, baritone sax.

Jonathan Winter’s Christmas Carol
Tuesday, Dec 24 • 11 am - noon
Public Radio 89.5-1

An updated version of a public radio tradition hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. Also featuring Mimi Kennedy. From NPR and KCRW.

Tinsel Tales 2: NPR Christmas Favorites
Wednesday, Dec 25 • 11 am - noon
Public Radio 89.5-1

NPR fills millions of homes each holiday with humor, warmth, and a host of festive voices. Continuing with the tradition of the first Tinsel Tales program, this is another collection of the best and most requested holiday stories. Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary.

Featured Stories:

Santa Claus, Private Eye (Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre of San Francisco)
Pass The Fois Gras: Christmas Menu Hard To Digest (Firoozeh Dumas)
A 'Silent Night' That Brought Healing (Steve Banko)
The Christmas Club (Bill Harley)
All I Wanted For Christmas (NPR staffers)
Christmas Gift Records (The Ban-Smo Label)
The Night Before Christmas, Latin Style (Read by NPR's Claudio Sanchez)
The Designated Celebrator (Melinda Shoaf)
Christmas Truce (Historian Douglas Brinkley)
Wolf Christmas (Daniel Pinkwater)
Tinsel Tales 2: NPR Christmas Favorites
Wednesday, Dec 25 • 7-8 pm
Public Radio 89.5-1

This program features stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk -- these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary.

Featured Stories:

Dad 'n' Sam (Jay Allison)
Homeless Christmas (Lee Stringer)
Christmas Morning, 1949 (Sylvia Seymour/Paul Auster)
Low-Glamour Christmas Party (Bailey White)
Doing it in the Closet (John McIlwraith)
Christopher (Jay O'Callahan)
Ode to Christmas (Chuck Kramer)
Santaland Diaries (David Sedaris)
Modern Day Joseph and Mary (Scott Simon)
John Henry Faulk's Christmas Story (John Henry Faulk)
All Songs Considered
Thursday, Dec 26 • noon - 1 pm
Public Radio 89.5-1

It's the fifth edition of the wonky holiday tradition from NPR Music. Host Bob Boilen and friends trade holiday cheer and snarky barbs while bringing you the best holiday songs from new and emerging breakout bands. Hear renditions of great holiday music you'll never hear at the mall.

Capitol Steps New Years Special
Saturday, Dec 28 • 11 am - noon
Public Radio 89.5-1

Help roast 2013 to a crisp with the Capitol Steps and their annual year-in-review awards ceremony. It’s all in their hour-long special, “Politics Takes a Holiday!” This year will feature all-new awards, such as: “Best Moment in Senator Ted Cruz’s 21-hour Filibuster,” “Most ‘icky’ Tweet from Carlos Danger” “Best Thigh-Reducing Exercises to do While Waiting for Healthcare.gov” and, of course, “Best Reason to Spy On the American Public- Because You Can!”

Toast of the Nation 2014
Tuesday, Dec 31 • 10 pm - 3 am LIVE
Public Radio 89.5-2

Count down, sing along, and dance to live music all night long. Travel from coast to coast with four celebrations of midnight from time zone to time zone. It's the perfect holiday special for any New Year's party. See details on KWGS HD-2.

Freakonomics Marathon
Wednesday, Jan 1 • 10 am - 3 pm
Public Radio 89.5-1

Hone your resolutions and start your New Year with Steven Leavitt and Stephen Dubner who use the tools of economics to explore and explain real-world behavior. Freakonomics Radio explores ‘the hidden side of everything’. It will tell you things you always thought you knew but didn’t, and things you never thought you wanted to know but do.
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