Holiday Specials

Winter holiday specials throughout the month of December.
Click here for printable PDF of KPBX specials.

Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday
Saturday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. on KSFC and at 6 p.m. on KPBX,
The only group from D.C. that tries to be funnier than Congress skewers the year’s political events.
Also airs New Year’s Day at Noon on KPBX and 7 p.m. on KSFC.

SPR’s Music for a New Year
Saturday, Dec. 31 from 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
Michael Patoray and John Johnson join forces to present their own world, pop, and jazz favorites. A great addition to any New Year's Eve party!

New Year’s Day From Vienna 2017
Sunday, Jan. 1 at 10 a.m.
Program recorded live from the Muzikverein is conducted by LA Philharmonic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel -- the first Latin-born and the youngest conductor in the 75 year history of the tradition. The 2017 New Year’s concert features the first appearance of the Vienna Singverein, the Muzikverein’s 230 strong concert choir and works from five composers, in addition to the traditional Strauss family. You'll hear plenty of waltzes, polkas, and more -- a festive way to start off the New Year. Hosted by WBUR's Lisa Mullins.

Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday
Sunday, Jan. 1 at 12 p.m. on KPBX and 7 p.m. on KSFC
The only group from D.C. that tries to be funnier than Congress skewers the year’s political events.
Also airs New Year’s Eve at 1 p.m. on KSFC and 6 p.m. on KPBX

10 am - Handel's Messiah
Now an acclaimed CD, Jeannette Sorrell’s interpretation of Handel’s Messiah has inspired audiences across the country on many national radio broadcasts. Taking their cue from Handel’s original conception of the piece as theatrical entertainment, Sorrell and her actor-singers take the listeners on a spiritual and emotional journey. The program heads to New York City following local performances.

Don Hamilton / Hamilton Studio

It’s been an eventful year. We’ve said goodbye to some old friends:  Car Talk has been retired from production and our airwaves.  A Prairie Home Companion creator Garrison Keillor came by to bid us a fond farewell. We’ve added a Northwest News Network reporter and another local reporter to help us cover more regional and local news, politics, and issues. You’re hearing more interviews “From the Studio” with artists and musicians.  We air more concerts from around the state and the Northwest.