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KRPS features holiday programming

November 27, 2007 12:00AM

As radio stations throughout the area turn the switch to Christmas music this season, the Public Radio station at Pittsburg State University will celebrate the holidays with a variety of programming.

KRPS, 89.9 FM, will offer more than 92 hours of holiday music and shows beginning with an all-day event this Saturday, Dec. 1. The station will air #&34;Music, Memories & More: a KRPS Old-Fashioned Radio Special#&34; from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, with special programming from big names like Garrison Keillor and Click and Clack.

Also on Saturday, the station will host a holiday open house for community members and supporters. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., visitors are welcome to stop by the station located in Shirk Hall for tours and refreshments.

The rest of the season (through New Year#&39;s Day) is full of a wide range of special holiday music. Bach#&39;s #&34;Christmas Oratorio,#&34; #&34;A Baroque Christmas,#&34; #&34;Peter Ostroushko#&39;s Heartland Holiday 2007, #&34;Amahl and the Night Visitors,#&34; #&34;Christmas with the Philadelphia Singers 2007,#&34; #&34;The Nutcracker,#&34; and #&34;A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,#&34; are all part of the schedule throughout the month. And for listeners celebrating Chanukah, programming is scheduled for Dec. 4-12.

For more information about these and other KPRS programs, contact KRPS General Manager Missi Kelly at 620-235-4288 or visit their Web site at

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