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WFIT 2018 Holiday Specials

All Songs Considered is NPR’s guide to discovering new music below the radar. Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share a mix of seasonal favorite’s with special guests John Legend, Aloe Blacc, Lucius and more.

Monday, December 24 10am

Joy To The World – A Holiday In Pink features the international acclaimed “little orchestra” Pink Martini performing holiday songs from across the globe. Hosted by NPR’s Ari Shapiro.

Monday, December 24 11am

Festivo Alt. Latino: Cantiagas presents the 25 member ensemble Cantiagas performing an eclectic mix of songs and rhythms from Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Cuba and Puerto Rico.

Monday, December 24 12pm

The Big Tiny Desk Holiday Special celebrates the season with amazing performances from the NPR Tiny Desk series including Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Steve Martin, Hanson and more.

Monday, December 24 1pm

Tinsel Tales 1 - 4: NPR Christmas Favorites features stories from the NPR archives telling stories of the holiday season.

Tuesday, December 25 10am – 2pm

An Afro Blue Christmas with Howard University’s premiere vocal ensemble with guest pianist Chestnut.

Wednesday, December 26 10pm

Christmas With Morehouse And Spelman Glee Clubs presents a joyous mixture of spiritual and carols.

Wednesday, December 26 11pm

Paul Winter’s 31st Annual Winter Solstice Celebration recorded in the world’s largest Gothic cathedral. Musicians include gospel singer Theresa Thomason, Paul McCandless and The Paul Winter Consort.

Monday, December 31 10am

A Word Café Holiday features hip holiday performances from Jack Johnson, Carole King, The Oh Hellos and more.

Monday, December 31 7pm

Toast Of The Nation is an NPR and WFIT tradition. Its festive jazz you can party to all night. Each segment at various venues around the country. Hear sets from The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Joshua Redman, Fred Hersch, Ron Carter and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

Monday, December 31 8pm – 2am

Sound Waves Top 25 Countdown is our annual look back at some of our favorite albums of the past year and things to look forward to in the new year. Hosted by Todd Kennedy.

Tuesday, January 1 10am – 2pm

WFIT DJs will present their own festive shows throughout the holidays. Tune in to hear your favorites.

Have a Happy Holiday and a Rockin’ New Year!

Todd Kennedy
Program Director
WFIT 89.5 FM

Originally from Boston, Todd Kennedy began volunteering at WFIT 89.5 FM in 1992 as a late night jazz DJ. In 1998 he was hired as Director of Operations and in 2004 he became Program Director.