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WCPE Offers Special Programming for the Winter Holidays

TheClassicalStation.org Presents Seasonal Classical Favorites

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (December 17, 2015)—WCPE’s Music Director William Woltz announces the station’s seasonal music offerings for December 17, 2015 through January 1, 2015.

“WCPE is pleased to offer unique programs of holiday music,” says Woltz.

"Lullabies and Carols for Christmas" is a program of beautiful and relaxing songs for the season presented by Rob Kennedy, host of WCPE's Great Sacred Music every Sunday morning. Rob has chosen a mix of favorite songs with some added surprises to make for a delightful hour of music.

Here is a partial listing of the special programs. Additional listings are in the Winter Quarter Notes.

Lullabies and Carols for Christmas (hosted by Rob Kennedy; 60 minute program; all others are 30 minutes. Times listed are ET, +5 GMT.)

  • Sunday, December 20 - 10 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 22 - 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 24 - 1 a.m.
  • Friday, December, 25 - 5 a.m.
  • 2014 St. Olaf College Christmas Festival Highlights Saturday, Dec. 19, 7:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 23, 11:00 a.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 25, 11:00 a.m.

New Year’s Eve will ring out the old and in the new with favorite waltzes, marches and other classics by Viennese composers Josef Lanner, Emil Walteufel and the Strauss Family, 10 p.m. to midnight. Beethoven’s Ninth will be featured on New Year’s Day at 2 p.m. You can request your seasonal favorites on the Saturday Evening Request Program and All Request Friday December 18, 2015 here.

WCPE’s live broadcast of Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day can be accessed around the globe in several ways; on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6, local cable television systems and traditional radio broadcasting. A complete list of the ways WCPE is available with instructions for cable and satellite reception can be found here. In central North Carolina and southern Virginia, WCPE is found on the radio at 89.7 FM.





About WCPE:

“This is a great opportunity to feature women in Classical music,” he continues. WCPE’s 24/7 live broadcast of Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day can be accessed around the globe in several ways; on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6, small dish home satellite reception, local cable television systems and traditional radio broadcasting. A complete list of the ways WCPE is available with instructions for cable and satellite reception can be found at: http://theclassicalstation.org/listen.shtml.

About WCPE:

With a 37 plus year history, WCPE 89.7 FM is a non-commercial, 100 percent listener- supported, independent station dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music broadcasting. Community-minded business underwriters and foundations are among the 150,000 listeners in the North Carolina broadcast area. General Manager Deborah S. Proctor’s leadership has enabled the WCPE community to include national and worldwide listeners. Big and small dish home satellite transmissions serve North America. Other radio stations and cable television systems use these services to rebroadcast Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day. WCPE is one of the first public broadcasters to stream on the Internet. WCPE is heard worldwide on the Internet in multiple formats, including the next generation IPv6. Because WCPE receives no tax- derived support, the station conducts two on-air fundraising campaigns and two major mail-out campaigns per year to raise needed operating funds. For more information, visit www.TheClassicalStation.org or call 919-556-5178.


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