Holiday Specials on Red River Radio

Red River Radio offers a wide variety of holiday special for the season beginning the day before Thanksgiving. Programs for Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, &  New Years, Passover, Easter, The High Holy Days, and more, which celebrate our diverse culture through the sacred and secular, classical, jazz, folk, world, and popular music, story telling, drama, humor, cooking, religion, philosophy, and more. Join us as we Celebrate with each other throughout this season of Joy. If an item you heard was removed and you'd like more information contact Bill Beckett at


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Airs Monday, September 18, 2017, at 8 p.m. Music and Liturgy for Rosh Hashanah, (The Jewish New Year) Sung by The Western Winds with Guest Cantors, Narrated by Leonard Nimoy. In this classic performance, Leonard Nimoy and The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble join forces to explore the rich and profound musical and spiritual traditions of the Jewish High Holy Days. The Birthday of the World presents some of the most inspiring music in the Jewish liturgical tradition, performed by the acclaimed vocal ensemble The Western Wind. Mr.

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Airs Monday, September 4, 2017, at 11 p.m. Work songs gave laborers a way of transforming their toil into something more meaningful, of enriching their everyday lives through music. How did the influence of the work song emerge in the recordings of artists such as Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Nat Adderley, Dave Brubeck and other musicians? Jazz historian Ted Gioia, author of Work Songs, joins Night Lights for a Labor Day look at the work song's relationship to jazz and popular music.

Airs Monday, September 4, 2017, at 10 p.m. From mining to manufacturing, housework to ranching, hear surprising information about the labor movement, the return of overseas jobs, U.S. manufacturing, employment, and the auto industry, plus quitting, firing, and hiring, all highlighted by songs about unusual, tough, and dangerous jobs. Music about work and workers in a variety of genres: soft rock, bluegrass, country, bebop, folk, show tunes, and more, plus a classic comedy bit by George Carlin.
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Birthday of the World Part 1 - Airs Monday, September 18, at 8 p.m.