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KSUT's holiday programming wraps up with memorials to the musicians we lost in 2021, New Year's Eve jazz, and more

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We're always pleased to bring you special programming for the holidays.!

This year's selections leading up to New Year's include KSUT specialty music shows and offerings from NPR and PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.

Best wishes for 2022 from all of us at KSUT!


Monday, December 27
9 PM – 10 PM: A Seasons Griot: Celebrating Kwanzaa in Story and Song

Thursday, December 30
9 AM – 12 PM: Best of the KSUT Music Blend 2021

Friday, December 31 – New Year's Eve
7 PM – 9 PM: Musician Memorial 2021
9 PM – 12 AM: Toast of the Nation (continues until 1 AM)

Saturday, January 1, 2022 – New Year's Day
12 AM – 1 AM: Toast of the Nation
12 PM – 3 PM: New Year's Day Music Blend


Selected program selecrions

Monday, December 27, 9 PM – 10 PM
A Season's Griot: Celebrating Kwanzaa in Story and Song
Public radio's only nationally-syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted for 25 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual one-hour special captures the tales and traditions of African American and African peoples.

Monday, December 27, 7 PM – 9 PM
Host Paul Ingles remembers a partial list of some of the major artists, from multiple music genres, who were lost to us in 2021. Artists featured include Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Nanci Griffith, Don Everly, Tom T. Hall, Chick Corea, reggae stars Lee "Scratch" Perry, Bunny Wailer and Robbie Shakespeare, Dusty Hill of ZZ Top, Broadway's Stephen Sondheim, Michael Nesmith, Graham Edge of The Moody Blues, and more.

Friday, December 31, 9 PM – 1 AM
Toast of the Nation
An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since the 1970s, Toast of the Nation is the perfect audio compliment for the occasion. It's festive jazz you can party to. Hear sets from The Catherine Russell Trio, The Jazz Gallery All-Stars, KOKOROKO, and Pink Martini.

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