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90.5 WERG presents our 14th-annual broadcast of

A Golden Christmas
Monday, December 24

And for the Midnight Mass on Christmas Day, please tune to WJET-TV 24

Super Soul will be on for a special broadcast during Christmas Day and Kwanzaa

One Silent Night

Midnight

Celebrate Christmas this season with “One Silent Night,” presented by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. With an inspiring Christmas story from World War I, narrated by legendary newscaster Walter Cronkite.

 

O, Holy Night

12:30am

Christmas is a time of year to gather together, to set cares aside and bask in the warmth and cheer of family and friends. It is a time to enjoy the lights and sounds of this enchanting season and to remember the light that came and continues to come from that holy night when Christ was born. 
Don’t miss “O Holy Night,” with special guest Sandi Patty and the world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. 

Handel's Messiah

1am

Originally intended for the Easter celebration, George Frideric Handel's Messiah has, over the centuries, become a musical staple of the Christmas season.  Making its debut in April 1742 in Dublin, it is now revered as a masterpiece in the history of Western music.

The Hott 80's Christmas Party

2am-5am

Join Bob around the Christmas Tree as we unwrap gifts and listen to three hours of the best Christmas and Holiday tunes from the 1980's.

90.5 WERG Christmas and Holiday Tunes

5am-9am

Deb Carlson hosts four hours of music.  Traditional classics from Jose Feliciano and Bing Crosby to the holiday sounds of modern rock with Coldplay and Brian Setzer.

The Last Noel

9am

Most Christmas stories revolve around happy memories and stories of comfort from home, surrounded by friends and family.  For a different perspective, Dr. John Rouch relates this story of Celebrating Christmas a world away, far removed from these comforts.  Korea; Christmas 1953. 

Dr. Rouch was a beloved professor who taught English for many years at Gannon College; this audio was recovered from archives rediscovered on reel-to-reel magnetic tape.  Originally aired on WERG Radio: December 18, 1973.  With grateful appreciation to Skip Niebauer of American Artist Studio for the digital restoration of this program. 

Christmas Carols: Then & Now

9:30am

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square is joined by two very special guests for this Christmas music celebration: legendary Grammy-award-winning singer and songwriter Natalie Cole, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough.

Christmas Carols Around the World

10am

The celebration of Christmas reaches all around the world.  Join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra for this festive trip around the globe.

Ring Christmas Bells

10:30am

Timeless carols and hymns from around the globe, presented by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  Mack Wilberg, Conductor.

One Silent Night

11am

[Encore Presentation] Celebrate Christmas this season with “One Silent Night,” presented by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. With an inspiring Christmas story from World War I, narrated by legendary newscaster Walter Cronkite.

Ring In the Season

11:30am

It officially begins to feel like Christmas, when you hear this presentation from historic Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Mack Wilberg, Conductor; Clay Christiansen, organist.  Hosted by Lloyd Newell.

Christmas Organ Pipes

Noon

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Organist Rick Elliott's fun, crazy original arrangements of seven favorite Christmas carols.

The Spirit of Giving

12:30pm

Celebrate the holidays with The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and acclaimed actress Jayne Seymour.  You’ll hear timeless classics, along with Jane Seymour’s telling of the popular Christmas story "Good King Wenceslas."

A World of Christmas

1:00pm

Christmas greetings from Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Sweden, Japan, France, Poland, and everywhere from the Polar Circles to the Caribbean!

Songs and Stories of Christmas

1:30pm

The stories behind the familiar songs and tales that we've all heard...this is how they came to be.

A Dickens Christmas

2:00pm

A Music & the Spoken Word Christmas special, narrated by actor John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the RIngs; Indiana Jones original trilogy)

The Last Noel

2:30pm

[Encore Presentation]  Most Christmas stories revolve around happy memories and stories of comfort from home, surrounded by friends and family.  For a different perspective, Dr. John Rouch relates this story of Celebrating Christmas a world away, far removed from these comforts.  Korea; Christmas 1953. 

Dr. Rouch was a beloved professor who taught English for many years at Gannon College; this audio was recovered from archives rediscovered on reel-to-reel magnetic tape.  Originally aired on WERG Radio: December 18, 1973.  With grateful appreciation to Skip Niebauer of American Artist Studio for the digital restoration of this program. 

90.5 WERG Christmas and Holiday Tunes

3-7pm

Chet Price hosts four hours of music.  Traditional classics from Bobby Helms and Andy Williams to the holiday sounds of modern rock with The Killers and The Pretenders.

The Hott 80's Christmas Party

7-10pm

[Encore Presentation] Join Bob around the Christmas Tree as we unwrap gifts and listen to three hours of the best Christmas and Holiday tunes from the 1980's.

Christmas Favorites

10:00pm

Another distinctive Christmas presentation from Temple Square featuring internationally-renowned soprano, Deborah Voigt.

O, Holy Night

10:30pm

[Encore Presentation]  Christmas is a time of year to gather together, to set cares aside and bask in the warmth and cheer of family and friends. It is a time to enjoy the lights and sounds of this enchanting season and to remember the light that came and continues to come from that holy night when Christ was born. 
Don’t miss “O Holy Night,” with special guest Sandi Patty and the world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. 

Christmas Light

11:00pm

Norwegian-born singing sensation Sissel joins the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for their annual Christmas concerts in a performance described as "a match made in heaven."

One Silent Night

11:30pm

[Encore Presentation]  Celebrate Christmas this season with “One Silent Night,” presented by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. With an inspiring Christmas story from World War I, narrated by legendary newscaster Walter Cronkite.

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