‘Christmas Carol,’ ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and More Holiday Broadcasts on WPPB

WPPB 88.3 FM has a special holiday week broadcast schedule.
WPPB 88.3 FM has a special holiday week broadcast schedule. Photo credit: Dmytro_Skorobogatov & arda savaşcıoğulları/iStock/Thinkstock

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, East End public radio station WPPB 88.3 FM has a holiday lineup planned including both locally produced and national broadcasts.

WPPB personalities Bonnie Grice, Brian Cosgrove and Ed German each host specials with their favorite holiday music. Laurence Maslon presents the Broadway to Main Street holiday special. The radio station will rebroadcast its 2011 A Christmas Carol radio play and will debut its newly recorded It’s a Wonderful Life radio adaptation performed at Suffolk Theater in Riverhead with local actors.

Stephen Michael Fearing, the new pastor of Shelter Island Presbyterian Church, will present a Christmas Eve message.

Among the national programming will be a live broadcast of “Nine Lessons and Carols” live from Kings College in Cambridge, “Rejoice and Be Glad” with The King’s Singers, “Carols Then and Now” with Natalie Cole, “We Need a Little Christmas” with Angela Lansbury, and “A Chanticleer Christmas.”

Browse the full schedule below. To tune in, turn the radio dial to 88.3 FM or stream live at peconicpublicbroadcasting.org.

Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24


5:00   Morning Edition

9:00   Bonnie Grice: Holiday Special

10:00   Nine Lessons and Carols – Live from Kings College in Cambridge


Noon  Here and Now

1:00   Brian Cosgrove: Holiday Special

3:00   Dinner Party Download Christmas Special

4:00   Rejoice and Be Glad, The King’s Singers

4:30   A Christmas Message from Shelter Island – Rev. Stephen Michael Fearing, Pastor, Shelter Island Prebyterian Church

5:00   Nine Lessons and Carols, Kings College in Cambridge (Repeat)

7:00   It’s A Wonderful Life

8:00   A Christmas Carol

9:00   Carols Then and Now – Natalie Cole

9:30   We Need a Little Christmas – Angela Lansbury

10:00 Caroling with the Singers – Minnesota Choral Artists

11:00  A Chanticleer Christmas


12:00  St. Olaf Christmas Festival

1:00    Pub Jazz

Christmas, Friday, December 25


5:00   Morning Edition

8:00   Welcome Christmas

9:00   Bonnie Grice: Holiday Special

10:00   It’s A Wonderful Life

11:00   A Christmas Carol


12:00  Here and Now

1:00   Christmas in the Air – Tom Brokaw

1:30   One Silent Night – Walter Cronkite

2:00   Brian Cosgrove: Holiday Special

3:00   Christmas with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

4:00   Home for the Holidays – Michael Feinstein

5:00   Broadway to Main Street Holiday Special

6:00   PBS NewsHour

7:00   Carols Then and Now – Natalie Cole

7:30   A Tradition of Christmas

8:00  Ed German: Holiday Special

10:00 Celebrate Christmas – Audra McDonald

10:30 Music from The Messiah

11:00 Hollywood Holiday

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