KSER has some terrific holiday programs lined up for you!

Christmas Eve (December 24th)

3pm    PACIFICA CHRISTMAS EVE SPECIAL. Studs Terkel, Jimi Hendrix, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Angela Davis and others set a peaceful mood for the holidays.

4pm    PEACE ON THE BATTLEFIELD 1914 Christmas Truce & Manassas Peace. Peace Talk Radio tells the stories of two instances when peace broke out “right on the field of battle.” 
5pm    SONG OF THE SOUL Alternative Christmas Music. Christmas songs you probably haven’t heard. These are lesser-known songs of peace and justice.

6pm    A CHRISTMAS CAROL with Orson Welles and Lionel Barrymore. Lionel Barrymore performed the role of Ebenezer Scrooge on radio for many years. Orson Welles narrates the beloved Dickens classic.

7pm    MIRACLE ON 34th STREET with Maureen O'Hara, John Payne and Edmund Gwenn. The Lux Radio theatre adapted films for radio with the original stars. This 1948 classic tells the story of a little girl who didn't believe in Santa Claus.

8pm    TRIBUTE TO DR. JOHN. New Orleans icon Mac Rebennack aka Dr. John died in 2019 but his memory and mastery of New Orleans style music lives on in this one-hour special hosted and produced by Paul Ingles.

9pm    A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU. In 1963, Phil Spector produced the definitive rock 'n roll Christmas album which featured groups like the Ronettes, the Crystals, Darlene Love, Bob B. Soxx & The Bluejeans, and more. Rock historian Anthony DeCurtis tells the story of this historic and consequential recording.

Christmas Day (December 25th)

9am-3pm    Special holiday edition of the Sunlit Room produced by Ron Taffi.

3pm    IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE. James Stewart and Donna Reed reprise their film roles in this 1947 production by the Lux Radio Theatre. Will George Bailey save the Building and Loan? Listen and find out.

4pm    CAROLE KING: TAPESTRY. In 1970, the singer-songwriter movement took a huge leap forward when Carole King released Tapestry. From "I Feel The Earth Move" to "So Far Away", the songs on Tapestry moved a generation to look inward for answers that had escaped them outwardly. Lou Adler, Graham Nash and Rolling Stone writer David Wild explain.

5pm    THE EMERGENCE OF LINDA RONSTADT - PT 1. This two part musical documentary explores the career of singer Linda Ronstadt in words and music. Recently honored at the Kennedy Center and the subject of a current film documentary 'Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice', the singer is riding a crest of popularity right now. Listen and hear why.

6pm    THE EMERGENCE OF LINDA RONSTADT - PT 2 - Part two of this compelling musical retrospecive, hosted and produced by Paul Ingles.

7pm    THE 2019 MUSICIANS MEMORIAL SPECIAL.  Each year we lose beloved musicians who have meant something to us. The list this year includes Dr. John, Art Neville, Ric Ocasek, Little Feat's Paul Barrere, Ginger Baker, Leon Redbone, Dave Bartholomew, Nipsey Hussle, Ranking Roger, Eddie Money, Roky Erickson, Clydie King and many more. Paul Ingles hosts.

8pm    WOODSTOCK 50th ANNIVERSARY - PT 1. Last summer marked the 50th anniversary of the historic Woodstock music festival in upstate New York. Over half a million young people attended the event which included music by Richie Havens, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills & Nash and more. Paul Ingles recalls the iconic event in words and music.

9pm    WOODSTOCK 50th ANNIVERSARY - PT 2. Part two continues the story of the outdoor concert that spawned the "Woodstock Generation."