It's the most wonderful time of the year on KBACH! Beginning December 3, you'll hear a holiday tune or two each hour, and as we get closer to Christmas, you'll gradually notice more and more seasonal music until it's all Christmas, all day, December 24 and 25. Plus, you'll want to add these festive features to your calendar:
KBACH's Most Wanted Holiday Songs
December 24 (12PM)
What’s your favorite holiday song, and why? Click here to let us know! Voting closes December 18. Then listen as Linda Cassidy counts down the top 20, December 24 at noon. We might play your favorite and share your story!
KBACH Christmas for the "Kids"
December 24 (8PM)
Gather the kids, grandkids, and kids at heart for classical music and storytelling. Celebrity narrators bring to life holiday classics--The Snowman, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Scrooge, and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas--with terrific orchestras providing the music.
Reel Music: Christmas at the Movies
December 25 (6PM)
The holidays wouldn't be the same without our favorite Christmas movies--A Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life, Elf, The Polar Express ... pour a mug of eggnog and enjoy Christmas at the movies!
Handel's Messiah Part I
December 25 (3AM and 7PM)
It's a KBACH tradition! We'll air the complete Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah, so gather family and friends around the radio for one of history's finest seasonal works.
A Wintry Mix
December 26 - 31
Gone will be the carols, but you'll still hear a dusting of seasonally appropriate pieces throughout the day, such as Emile Waldteufel's Skaters Waltz, Randall Thompson's Frostiana, and Josef Strauss' Winterlust Polka.
Auld Lang Syne
Throughout the last day of the year, we'll toss in various arrangements of that familiar New Year's song. The Royal Philharmonic and Chorus, Haydn Trio Eisenstadt with tenor Jamie MacDougall, and Yo-Yo Ma with Chris Botti--just some of the artists and ensembles you'll hear.
KBACH's New Year's Eve Toast
December 31 (10PM - Midnight)
Ring in the New Year with a selection of waltzes, polkas, and other celebratory music, the perfect playlist for your festivities.
New Year's Day from Vienna 2022
January 1 (12PM)
It's the most listened to concert of the year, heard by classical music lovers in more than 90 countries. The Vienna Philharmonic plays a mix of waltzes and polkas by the Strauss family, as well as compositions from their contemporaries, for a festive start to the New Year.
Reel Music: New Beginnings
January 1 (6PM)
As we embark on a new year, we’ll celebrate new beginnings with music for characters who made a fresh start. Hear themes from The Truman Show, My Fair Lady, Groundhog Day, Under the Tuscan Sun, and Fried Green Tomatoes.