WNIJ Holiday Specials

89.5 WNIJ helps you celebrate the season with some of our perennial favorites, and a few new offerings, too. Warm up a cold December evening with music and stories for the holidays.

Rhonda Dorsett and Jeff Day

Celebrate the Return of the Sun - and the Warming of the Earth - with an exuberant Feast of Sound captured live in the majestic Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

John Schaefer hosts this all new performance, featuring the Paul Winter Consort with Paul McCandless, gospel singer Theresa Thomason, Danny Rivera -- the "National Voice of Puerto Rico”, and Abdel Salaam's Forces of Nature percussion and dance ensemble. Join us Wednesday, December 21st at 8pm.

Echoes Sonic Seasonings 2016 brings a quieter holiday spirit to your radio with intimate, live performances of seasonal music.

The internationally acclaimed “little orchestra" Pink Martini bedecks the airwaves with festive holiday songs from across the globe.

From timeless classics to rarely heard gems, hear a multi-denominational, multi-cultural jubilee, overflowing with enough holiday spirit to warm your entire family. Hosted by All Things Considered's Ari Shapiro. Listen Friday, December 23rd at 6pm.

It's still the Blues, but in a festive mood. Celebrate ol' Santa's trip to town. Listen Saturday, December 24th at 1pm.

A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by Kathryn Blume, Leah Lax, Eric Kimmel, Issaac Bashevis Singer, and Jonathan Safran Foer as read by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz. 

Join us Saturday December 24th at 7pm.