Holiday Program Schedule

Dec 15, 2018

Tune in as BPR Classic celebrates this festive time of  year. From Christmas to New Year's Day, Holiday Programming is our gift to you. We'll post highlights throughout the season, so be sure to check back often for updates. 


Monday  December 31st

The Capitol Steps New Year’s Special  - 12 pm on BPR News & BPR Classic  and 7 pm on BPR Classic

Has it been a rough year?  Did you buy stock in Sears?  Or invest in Ivanka’s clothing line?  Did you take a job as a public relations spokesperson for Kanye West?  

Then you may feel the need to laugh at 2018, and the Capitol Steps could not agree more!  So tune in to the Capitol Steps’ New Year’s edition of “Politics Takes a Holiday,” featuring songs from their latest album, Make America Grin Again.

Toast of the Nation    8-12 midnight

An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since the 1970s, Toast of the Nation is the perfect audio complement for the occasion. It's festive jazz you can party to, all night long. Spirited, improvised, and swinging, each segment stops in a Blue Note venue throughout the country and the world. Hear encore sets from Buika,The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Joshua Redman and Brad Meldau, pianist Fred Hersch, Ron Carter, and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

New Year’s Day – January 1st

11 am – 1 pm: New Year’s Day From Vienna 2019
The Vienna Philharmonic presents its ever popular annual New Year's Day concert from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. You'll hear your favorite waltzes, polkas and more -- a festive way to start off the New Year. Presented by NPR Music.