7:00 – 9:00am: Michelle’s Miller’s regular (not decaff!) Grounds Control
9:00 – noon: Michelle Miller’s Christmas Miscellany:
9:00 “Auntie Claus” read by Mary Klausen
10:00 More readings, poetry, reflections and seasonal music from Michelle M
11:00 The Hotdish Imperative – all things holiday in the culinary field (with Chef Uriah Hefter)
Noon – 5:00pm: Fran’s Holiday Miscellany
12:00 – community events, holiday programming preview; holiday traditions; some alphorn and
yodeling from Switzerland; German carols
12:30 – Children’s Storytime – with a Christmas theme
1:00 – “Three Wise Guys”, a Damon Runyon story read by Tom Koehler; and Christmas on the plantation: African American culinary researcher Michael Twitty on customs and celebrations of enslaved Americans during the Christmas season, interviewed by KTWH volunteer Gerri Williams.
2:00 – a multi-cultural holiday special from Pacifica Archives: the making of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol; some Christmas music from Mexico; and “Dreidels and Donuts: a Hanukkah Story”
3:00 – Upstate Radio Theater: Dragnet, “The Big Little Jesus” 1953;
3:30 – With Good Reason, A’Caroling – three stories about the impact of music on our lives
4:00 – 5:00 – 1939 recording of Cambell’s Playhouse; Orson Welles narrates “A Christmas Carol”, starring Lionel Barrymore as Ebeneezer Scrooge.
5:00 – sign off
Christmas Day: Friday Noon to 5:00, The Beat Farm-Plus
Noon – 5pm or later: Big Dave hosts an afternoon of free-form radio with co-host Fran Kaliher; a collection of holiday & non-holiday music and stories. A rough and fluid schedule, subject to change:
12:15 “The Drummond Grade String Ensemble” (featuring Fran & her neighbor Sunny)
1:00 Tom Koehler reading ‘Dancing Dan’s Christmas”, a Damon Runyon story
2:00 Musicians Kelly Lusk and Duane Madison (also Knife River historian)
3:00 Tim Russell’s A Comedy Christmas Carol, other readings and music
4:00 [or whenever they happen to show up] Musicians Dennis Swanson & Mike Holbeck;
Dave Stanko, “The Singing Mailman” and accordion player, Royal Miller.
Appearing on the Beat Farm this weekend is Larry Sandretsky, a poet and singer who writes a poem each year published by the Two Harbors Chronicle. He will read/recite the poem on the air live Friday night between 7:00 and 8:00 pm, in addition to talking with Dave and singing. Rebroadcast of the show is Sunday between 3:00 and 5:00 pm.
Watch for special programming around the holidays on KTwH! Besides special holiday episodes of some of our regular shows (such as Superior Jazz at 7:00 on Wednesday December 23), we will have an afternoon of live programming from our studios on Christmas Day, beginning at noon. Big Dave Anderson of The Beat Farm will host the collection of alternative holiday music including non-holiday music, for the holiday-weary. We are working on live musician guests and will have some seasonal stories. Keep tuned for details…