WNIJ Holiday Specials 2012

With help from the folks at Echoes, we orchestrate a winter landscape in sound, with no carols or Christmas songs, just a glistening expanse of evocative music to carry you through the longest night of the year, from Loreena McKennitt, R. Carlos Nakai, Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning, Klaus Schulze, the Mediaeval Baebes and John Luther Adams, and more. Join us Thursday, December 20th at 10pm on 89-5, WNIJ.

Ira Glass and Company put their unique spin on stories for the holiday season, the way only This American Life can. Join us Friday, December 21st at 7pm or Saturday, December 11th at 11am on 89.5, WNIJ.

American Routes has made its list, and there's no need to check it twice. Join us for our favorite holiday tunes, from the hep jive of Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis, to the cool sentiments of Frank Sinatra and Elvis, and the ecstatic vibe of Celia Cruz and Bela Fleck. Plus yuletide memories from Diana Krall, Soloman Burke and other special guests. Be ready to bachata, boogie and second line as we celebrate the season. Join us Saturday, December 22nd at 7pm on 89.5, WNIJ.

Former Rockford stage director J.R. Sullivan and Friends celebrate the season with stories, music, poems and more. Join us Sunday, December 23rd at 6pm on 89.5, WNIJ.