KRWG-FM Special Holiday Programming


10am - Noon

Turkey Confidential

Turkey Confidential, The Splendid Table's annual live Thanksgiving call-in show, is Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28. Join us as host Francis Lam takes calls and comes to the rescue of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers, and dinner guests alike on the biggest cooking day of the year.



Winter Holidays Around the World

Winter holidays are celebrated around the world, and their music is wonderful to hear, regardless of which tradition you observe.


Hygge Holiday: Cozy Classics

It’s the season for reveling in wintry nostalgia and enjoying cozy indoor activities with family. Join host Elena See for an hour-long program of favorites for the winter season.


2pm – 4pm

St. Olaf Christmas Festival

A service in song and word that has become one of the nation’s most cherished holiday celebrations. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, as well as orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians in five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra.


2pm – 4pm

Music of the Baroque Brass & Choral

Conductor William Jon Gray has assembled a program highlighting multifarious holiday traditions around a single unifying principle: whether in the twelfth or nineteenth centuries, in Germany, Italy, Mexico, Russia, the Netherlands, or Spain, music gives voice to the spirit of the season.



Hanukkah Lights

A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features all new Hanukkah stories.



Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

The sounds of the Tabernacle Choir floated in to many homes during the holidays in the '60s & '70s on Goodyear and Firestone albums, bringing lush renditions of favorite Christmas carols. Those warm memories and feelings come right back again in this holiday special.


2pm – 4pm

Live Christmas Request Show with Leora Zeitlin


2pm – 4pm

Hanukkah Special with Leora Zeitlin


5pm - 6pm

Tinsel Tales 4

This year, Tinsel Tales includes stories of the season told thru music with interviews from the NPR Archives. Kenny Rogers, Katie Melua, Sting, Amy Grant and Jon Batiste talk about the power of music at Christmas. Hosted by Lynn Neary.


8pm - midnight

Toast of the Nation

The perfect audio complement for the occasion. It's festive jazz you can party to, all night long. This year, we are featuring some of the best jazz collectives playing today.