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WFPK Holiday Specials 2023

Any Lane

Sunday, Dec. 17
- ROOTS & BOOTS AMERICANA CHRISTMAS w/ Michael Young (3 – 6 p.m.)
Christmas songs from contemporary and traditional Americana artists.

Monday, Dec. 18
Big Howell and Possum CHRISTMAS (10-11p.m.)
Listen for a storytelling episode titled, "Nutchompers"

Wednesday, Dec. 19
- SHEROES w/ Carmel Holt (10-11 p.m.)
It's the annual holiday special, FEMINISTMAS! An hour filled with Christmas songs written and performed by women!

Thursday, Dec. 21
–- 502UNES CHRISTMAS w/ Sam Sneed(10-11 p.m.)
Sam shares an hour of holiday tunes by Louisville artists including Wombo, Murder By Death, My Morning Jacket and more!

Friday, Dec. 22
- FRIDAY NIGHT SOUND CLASH w/ Matt Anthony (7-11 p.m.)
Listen for a wintery mix with Christmas flavors.

Saturday, Dec. 23
- WFPK HOLIDAY MIX w/ Stacy Owen (9 a.m.-3 p.m.)

- A CREOLE CHRISTMAS hosted by Stacy Owen (3 - 4 p.m.)
Listen for New Orleans legends, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, recorded live during a WFPK MembersOnly session at the Kentucky Performing Arts Bomhard Theater. We'll round out the hour with more holiday recordings by New Orleans artists.

- RELICS CHRISTMAS w/ Duke Meyer (4 p.m.-7 p.m.)
Duke spins holiday music from the Relics era featuring the holiday messages The Beatles sent to their fan club members.

- BLUES PARTY CHRISTMAS w/ Sheryl Rouse (7-10 p.m.)
Sheryl hosts holiday blues you can use from BB King to Charles Brown!

- IN THE POCKET w/ Destiny Carter (10 p.m.-Midnight)
Two hours of holiday jazz, soul and R&B favorites featuring Samara Joy, Ezra Collective, Luther Vandross, and more!

Sunday, Dec. 24
- WFPK HOLIDAY MIX w/ Kimmet Cantwell (9 a.m.-3 p.m.)

- ROOTS & BOOTS COUNTRY CHRISTMAS w/ Michael Young (3 – 6 p.m.)
Christmas songs from country music’s heyday, and singing cowboys of old.

- BLUEGRASS EVOLUTION w/ Aaron Bibelhauser (6-9 p.m.)
A Bluegrass Christmas special!


Monday, Dec. 25
- CHRISTMAS UNWRAPPED w/ Michael Young (6 -10 a.m.)
Our Christmas tradition continues as Michael shares his expansive collection of Christmas tunes live from the WFPK studios. From the ridiculous to the sublime. All styles, all genres. Anything goes!

- WFPK HOLIDAY MIX w/ John Timmons (9 a.m.- noon)
Aimee Mann, Otis Redding, Louisville legend, Tim Krekel and many more!

- THE SOUL OF CHRISTMAS w/ Otis Junior (Noon-3 p.m.)
Listen for Donny Hathaway, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5 and more!

Get your Eggnog ready and don’t forget the Bourbon, it’s a Cocktail Christmas Party with vintage Christmas songs!

- WFPK HOLIDAY MIX w/ Kyle Meredith (6-10 p.m.)
In the 6 O'clock hour, Kyle re-visits his interview with Jimmy Buffett on what would have been his birthday!

Big Howell and Possum CHRISTMAS (10-11p.m.)
"How the Possum Stole Xmas"

Wednesday, Dec. 27
- IN MEMORIAM w/ Laura Shine (3-6 p.m.)
Laura honors those we’ve lost this year including Sinead O'Connor, Jimmy Buffett, Tina Turner and more.

- SHEROES Best of 2023 w/ Carmel Holt (10-11 p.m.)
Featuring 2023 song picks of Radio SHEROES from across the country including our own Mel Fisher!

Sunday, Dec. 31
- ROOTS AND BOOTS YEAR END SPECIAL w/ Michael Young (3-6 p.m.)
Michael shares his top Americana albums of 2023!

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