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The end of the year is nigh! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot look back at The Best Albums of 2014. What did 2014 sound like? What are the albums y...

Bought by KXCR, KDUR, WETD, WWNO, WHRV and more


  • Added: Dec 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra serves up holiday favorites in a concert at historic Liberty Hall in Lawrence, KS.

Bought by WVAS, WRNC-LP, and WRGY


  • Added: Dec 05, 2014
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 3
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Celebrate the season with this hour-long special featuring Christmas choral music from America’s oldest continuously performing ensemble, Boston’s ...

Bought by GraceRadio, WVRU, KNAU, and WMNR


  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Snow in the U.S. and in "An Unfamiliar Christmas."  Just listen rather than shovel., Credit: Getty Images/National Geographic
An hour of rarely heard holiday music. A gift of discovery, for your listening adventurers.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WRGY, and KDUR


  • Added: Nov 21, 2014
  • Length: 59:45
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Bob Thompson with Heather Masse
Pianist Bob Thompson welcomes guest vocalist Heather Masse to join him for the 21st annual "Joy to the World" from West Virginia Public Radio. This...

Bought by Allegheny Mountain Radio, WWNO, WMOT, KMXT, WJAB and more


  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon, this program features arrangements of music by Vince Guaraldi and Luther Henderson as well as traditional favorites...

Bought by WUAL, Spokane Public Radio, KHNS, WRFA-LP, WRNC-LP and more


  • Added: Dec 17, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 26
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An hour-long celebration of the American holiday songbook, with rarely heard recordings from Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney, Louis Prima, and Donny Ha...

Bought by WWNO, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KHNS, WRNC-LP, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 14, 2011
  • Length: 58:27
  • Purchases: 41
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Whereas most Christmas music is boring, repetitious stuff heard every year, we're mixing it up with original holiday tunes from The Killers, Mae, R...

Bought by WVRU, WSGE, and KMXT


  • Added: Dec 05, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Dec 18, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 35
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The Christmas holiday is charged with nostalgia and hope, so a Christmas setting can effectively heighten the emotional power of any film. There ha...

Bought by WUAL, WFMT Station Account, Spokane Public Radio, GraceRadio, WRNC-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 15, 2013
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 29
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It's Christmas in Parts Unknown, USA! Hear Ben as he digs through the boxes in the Relay Shack and plays a great collection of holiday tunes. Jam...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KDUR, KRCB, and KPVL


  • Added: Dec 09, 2013
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
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An hour long choral music show telling the Christmas story through familiar and lesser known carols.

Bought by KHNS, KRPS, KTXK, KREV-LP, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 19, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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The Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine performs at the Medieval Sculpture Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a program that spa...

Bought by WRGY, Spokane Public Radio, WSMR, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WRNC-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 04, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 29
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In this FREE one-hour program, Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by avid music collector Andy Cirzan for the annual Holida...

Bought by WYSO, WDET Detroit Public Radio, KHEN-LP, KTSU, KRCB and more


  • Added: Dec 06, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 30
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WQXR's Naomi Lewin presents an hour of Christmas and holiday music from the world of opera and oratorio sung by some of the greatest singers past a...

Bought by WABE, KVLU, WFMT Station Account, KVNO, WQED and more


  • Added: Nov 05, 2013
  • Length: 57:59
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: "I'm crazy over Christmas!", Credit: Charlie Warren
It's time to douse the political winds, forest fires, and bum airbags, and listen to some light holiday ditties, wacky Christmas classics, and quir...

Bought by KAWC, WHRV, KACU, KUCB, KAWC and more


  • Added: Nov 08, 2014
  • Length: 54:57
  • Purchases: 7
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Back in 1946, in the middle of a heat wave in Washington DC, the chief of the Scandinavian Desk of Military Intelligence dreamed up a piece of musi...

Bought by WVRU, KMXT, KHEN-LP, WNMU-FM, WQED and more


  • Added: Dec 03, 2013
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Black Madonna, Credit: Kabuya Pamela Bowens
From Peabody Award Winning Producer Jim Luce, A spiritual celebration of Christmas with jazz pianist Geri Allen and her new recording, A Child is B...

Bought by WVAS, KRPS, KPVL, WYSO, KSFR and more


  • Added: Nov 01, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Singing legend Judy Collins headlines the third in a series of hour-long holiday specials featuring musicians from around the country performing or...

Bought by KAWC, Troy Public Radio, WNMU-FM, Prairie Public, Marfa Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 05, 2007
  • Length: 58:40
  • Purchases: 24
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Judy Collins hosts the second in a series of hour-long specials for the holidays. The program features musical takes on the holiday season from fo...

Bought by WNMU-FM, Marfa Public Radio, WKSU, WUMB, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE and more


  • Added: Oct 20, 2005
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 22
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Folk singing legend Judy Collins hosts an hour-long tour around the nation with a stop or two overseas to hear musical takes on the holiday season ...

Bought by WNMU-FM, KMUN, Marfa Public Radio, WUMB, KNAU and more


  • Added: Oct 19, 2005
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 27
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A Holiday Show, featuring The Will Scruggs Jazz Fellowship

Bought by KUMD, KRCB, KPVL, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WVAS and more


  • Added: Dec 19, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: You Better Watch Out!, Credit: http://flickr.com/photos/mindgutter/
An hour of rare, exclusive and fun seasonal music from deep in the heart of you-know-where...! (Now tailored for any station, anywhere!)

Bought by KAWC, KRPS, WNMU-FM, KRCB, Marfa Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 01, 2008
  • Length: 55:15
  • Purchases: 29
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A reminiscence of Christmas on the radio in the 1940's

Bought by WRGY, WDET Detroit Public Radio, KMXT, KRPS, WHRV and more


  • Added: Nov 04, 2008
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 58
Caption: The Rose Ensemble, Credit: Michael Haug
The Rose Ensemble brings the time of the Tudors to life. Splendor, tension and intrigue, all reflected in the dark and light of tender carols, and...

Bought by WDPR, Valley Public Radio, WSKG, WHRV, KVNO and more


  • Added: Oct 24, 2010
  • Length: 58:14
  • Purchases: 32
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12 of the 25 ASCAPs most popular Christmas songs were written by Jews.

Bought by WRFA-LP, WCQS, Spokane Public Radio, KRCB, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Nov 15, 2012
  • Length: 58:47
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Ken Malucelli and Tim Lewis, Credit: Chloe Veltman
Ken Malucelli, a carol composer and the director of The Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers, a nationally-franchised caroling group, and jazz musician /...

Bought by KISU


  • Added: Dec 11, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Rose Ensemble, 2011, Credit: (Michael Haug photography)
A rhythmic and regal retelling of the Christmas story. The Rose Ensemble reawakens the ancient with sacred songs and lively dances for the season f...

Bought by KVNO, WUAL, Capital Public Radio, WGBH Radio Boston, WSKG and more


  • Added: Oct 07, 2011
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Baby, it's cool on this side!
Dear Santa, I am so cool. This year I need the hippest music on the planet. Here's hoping the mainstream doesn't flow all the way to the North Po...

Bought by WRNC-LP, WNKU, KRCB, KISU, KUCB and more


  • Added: Oct 23, 2012
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: The Rose Ensemble, Credit: Michael Haug Photography
The acclaimed Rose Ensemble returns with a free one-hour special featuring festive and evocative music from early Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, and beyond...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WCQS, WHRV, WNMU-FM, WGBH Radio Boston and more


  • Added: Nov 18, 2013
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: The Rose Ensemble
This holiday program features over two centuries of festive Christmas dances and songs from the great cathedrals of Puebla and Mexico City.

Bought by KUHF, WMNR, KPVL, Capital Public Radio, Capital Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 08, 2009
  • Length: 58:39
  • Purchases: 25
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An hour-long program of holiday music from Bing Crosby, Billy Eckstine, Peggy Lee, Lou Rawls, Nancy Wilson, and other carolers of American Popular ...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, WVAS, KRPS, WVAS, KRPS and more


  • Added: Dec 06, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 12
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From Leontyne Price to Kate and Anna McGarrigle, the Ronettes to Middle Eastern music…

Bought by KRCB, KRPS, KPVL, WEZU, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Dec 14, 2012
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 6
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This week on Riverwalk Jazz, it's Hot Jazz for a Cool Yule as Jim Cullum and the Band welcome an all-star cast of legendary jazz players, outstandi...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KRPS, WNMU-FM, WVRU, KHNS and more


  • Added: Nov 28, 2007
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
Caption: Los Reyes Magos, en el retablo mayor de la Seo de Zaragoza
Traditional Spanish and Catalan carols, plus a Mallorcan Christmas Eve tradition, and a Christmas Tableau by Joaquín Rodrigo.

Bought by KVNO, KPVL, WUAL, WNMU-FM, WSLR and more


  • Added: Nov 04, 2012
  • Length: 58:31
  • Purchases: 7
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An hour-long program of classic jazz. Come along for a jzz sleigh ride with music from Shirley Horn, Paul Bley, Duke Ellington, and more...

Bought by WCQS, KRCB, KRPS, WVAS, WFAE and more


  • Added: Dec 06, 2010
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 15
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This is hour long radio show features live recordings of holiday music from accomplished and aspiring performing songwriters - all performed at Edd...

Bought by WMNF, Georgia Public Broadcasting, WSLR, KMXT, WKSU and more


  • Added: Dec 04, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 9
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An hour-long, laidback, seasonal program of jazz and popular song, featuring music that evokes love, reflection, and peace and the warm moods of wi...

Bought by WVAS, WRFA-LP, 90.5 WSNC, KACU, KGOU and more


  • Added: Nov 30, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Professor Mikey's Chill Christmas
Professor Mikey's annual holiday mixtape is a CHILL theme this year, with music from all genres providing a soundtrack for peace and fun.

Bought by KHEN-LP, Prairie Public, Marfa Public Radio, KMXT, KUT and more


  • Added: Oct 25, 2010
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Soul Christmas (1968), Credit: Atco Records
SOUL CHRISTMAS! Here are some of the greatest Soul and R&B holiday winter classics ever recorded. Today on this show you will hear Christmas tunes...

Bought by KHNS, KRPS, WSGE, KAWC, WUIS and more


  • Added: Nov 19, 2011
  • Length: 55:39
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Various Artists: Jingle Bell Jazz (1962), Credit: Columbia Records
Ho Ho Ho! Start out your holiday with fun Christmas Jazz Classics. They are all here in one solid hour. This musical holiday program includes: "Win...

Bought by KREV-LP, KAWC, KBBI, WUIS, KPVL and more


  • Added: Nov 04, 2011
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Let the rituals begin! Inspirations for Hanukkah music vary from celebratory & sacred to traditional. This is Part 1 of 2 ft. music for the Hanukk...

Bought by WRGY, KHEN-LP, WRNC-LP, KRCB, KRPS and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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An hour-long program of "cool-Yule" classic jazz, featuring holiday jazz from Louis Armstrong, Bill Evans, Horace Silver and more, including poet S...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KTSU, KAWC, KRPS, Oregon Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Nov 18, 2009
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 20
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The original rock and roll Christmas album returns.

Bought by WRFA-LP, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KRCB, KRPS, KNAU and more


  • Added: Nov 20, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 42
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Spinning from the deeply spiritual to the raucously celebratory, we bring you our favorite music of the season. We love this time of year during wh...

Bought by KRCB, KDUR, KMXT, and KTNA


  • Added: Dec 18, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The Canadian Brass
The Canadian Brass play holiday favorites in new and classic arrangements. "365 Holidays" includes their exhilarating "Hanukah Medley", as well as...

Bought by KRPS, KTXK, KRPS, WCQS, WUIS and more


  • Added: Dec 02, 2008
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 32
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A Damon Runyon Christmas story set to music.

Bought by KRCB, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KRPS, WNMU-FM, WDCV and more


  • Added: Oct 01, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Tomáseen Foley
An hour-long holiday special featuring Irish storyteller Tomáseen Foley and his charming tale "Parcel from America." The program also features mus...

Bought by WRGY, WNMU-FM, KRPS, WEZU, WVRU and more


  • Added: Oct 02, 2009
  • Length: 58:55
  • Purchases: 22
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Mystical tales & teachings & Jewish sacred music from around the world.

Bought by KWIT, WCQS, WNMU-FM, KWIT, WFIU and more


  • Added: Nov 28, 2004
  • Length: 55:54
  • Purchases: 28
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Steve Jencks hosts this trip down Memory Lane featuring Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters, Eartha Kitt, Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Tommy Dorsey, ...

Bought by KUCB, KACU, WVAS, KGOU, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Oct 18, 2010
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 21
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Emmy Award winner Julie Giroux worked in Hollywood for years and her credits are formidable. When she thought of giving Christmas gifts to the high...

Bought by WNMU-FM and KUHF


  • Added: Nov 27, 2012
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
From: WFUV
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One hour holiday special.

Bought by KRCB, KUNC, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, KRCB, KGOU and more


  • Added: Dec 08, 2006
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 23
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The Annie Moses Band’s phenomenal US, PBS debut is now available as a 1 hour Concert Special, 30 minute or as individual songs for your Radio netwo...

Bought by Panhandle Community Radio, KSRQ, WUIS, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Oct 18, 2010
  • Length: 59:24
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Ian Anderson
Seasonal music by the legendary British band Jethro Tull, with humorous commentary by its founder, Ian Anderson.

Bought by WRGY, WFPL News, KMXT, WTIP, WTIP and more


  • Added: Oct 26, 2006
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 49
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A musical and poetic celebration of the Christmas holiday from the open ranges of America's outback.

Bought by Moab Public Radio, KRPS, WNMU-FM, WMMT, KSUT and more


  • Added: Oct 13, 2005
  • Length: 54:24
  • Purchases: 67
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The Western Wind's Christmas Special, narrated by Roma Downey

Bought by WFCR, WVRU, WUAL, KBYU, WVRU and more


  • Added: Oct 28, 2007
  • Length: 58:23
  • Purchases: 25
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There's lots of music for Christmas, but what music goes with Hanukkah? Host Fred Flaxman has some answers.

Bought by WTIP, WUAL, KRPS, WUIS, KENW and more


  • Added: Sep 28, 2006
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 25
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The story of "Amazing Grace"- a piece of music that has an extraordinary impact on American history.

Bought by Radio New Zealand, 90.5 WSNC, North Country Public Radio, WRVO Public Media, and WCPN


  • Added: Dec 04, 2008
  • Length: 50:34
  • Purchases: 5
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Christmas music from throughout the Latino musical universe

Bought by KRCB, KDUR, KMXT, WVAS, KRPS and more


  • Added: Dec 14, 2007
  • Length: 58:47
  • Purchases: 9
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If you’re a last minute Christmas shopper, or one who has already bought everything for the upcoming holiday you have already seen the beginning of...

Bought by WCQS and WUAL


  • Added: Nov 26, 2013
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: A Jazz-O-Rama Christmas Special with Joe Bev, Credit: Lorie Kellogg
An hour of Christmas themed remastered 78 RPM records and LP cuts, hosted by Joe Bev.

Bought by WCBE, WVAS, and KAWC


  • Added: Dec 17, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Two self-contained hours of special programming based on the acclaimed ten-part ATC series, with a Web site filled with photos, features, backgroun...

Bought by KGOU, WNPR, KHNS, KMUN, WFPL News and more


  • Added: Dec 03, 2004
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 32
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Two self-contained hours of special programming based on the acclaimed ten-part ATC series, with a Web site filled with photos, features, backgroun...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, KHNS, KRCB, KUT, KUOW and more


  • Added: Dec 03, 2004
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
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An hourlong program of early music exploring the word "Noel" through music from the middle ages to the early baroque. Celebrate the season with thi...

Bought by WMNR, WUAL, Red River Radio Network, Northstate Public Radio, KRPS and more


  • Added: Oct 14, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The entire "Juke In The Back" is loaded with the greatest R&B Christmas records from the late 1940s and 1950s. It's the yuletide soul that came be...

Bought by WEZU, WYSO, WLPR, WVAS, WHRV and more


  • Added: Dec 07, 2010
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 17
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One-hour special of warm and sunny holiday music from many latin-american locales. A festive program for the holiday season!!!

Bought by KRCB, WNMU-FM, KRPS, KRZA, WVAS and more


  • Added: Oct 26, 2009
  • Length: 58:55
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Santa Claus Jr.
A Holiday Classic! Join Howdy, Mickey, John, Paul, George & Ringo on this "wild and crazy joyride" to Santa's workshop in the northern most reaches...

Bought by KMXT, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Radio New Zealand, Panhandle Community Radio, KUCB and more


  • Added: Dec 16, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 8
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It's time to rock around the Christmas tree.

Bought by Panhandle Community Radio and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 07, 2010
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kapono Beamer, Credit: Dayna Marie Beamer
Enjoy the magic of a Hawaiian Christmas with slack key master Kapono Beamer, sharing tales of his family's holiday traditions and rich musical lega...

Bought by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, WYSO, WVRU, KUCB, WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: Dec 08, 2006
  • Length: 29:51
  • Purchases: 16
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In this FREE one-hour program, Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by avid music collector Andy Cirzan for the annual Holida...

Bought by KXCR, KDUR, WETD, WHRV, WGZS and more


  • Added: Dec 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8