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Special Programs

Special programs that are not part of the normal KIOS lineup

Join Michael Feinstein for an hour of yuletide cheer and music Tuesday at 8: 00PM.

A Jazz Piano Christmas

Dec 22, 2014

A Jazz Piano Christmas airs Tuesday, December 23 at 8:00pm on KIOS.

On Sunday September 29th at 7:00PM KIOS will present The Band Radio Special. An in-depth look at one of rock musics most influential groups.

From their roots in rockabilly as the backing band for legend Ronnie Hawkins, to their years playing with Bob Dylan and their own rise to fame, The Band is one of the most celebrated and iconic groups of their time.

For this hour-long special, The Band co-founder and songwriter Robbie Robertson sits down with host Mike Etchart...

The Jimi You Never Knew

May 3, 2013

2-HOUR Jimi Hendrix Special:
"The Jimi You Never Knew"
Sunday May 5th at 7:00PM More than forty years after his death, Jimi Hendrix's music is still relevant today. A new album, People, Hell and Angels debuted at Number 2 on the Billboard Album Chart in March. Jimi's legacy is extensive and has continued to grow through the efforts of Experience Hendrix, who released the new album featuring studio recordings of the Band of Gypsys, as well as other previously unreleased material and...

KIOS will once again air Toast of The Nation to ring in the New Year. The annual broadcast will begin New Year's Eve, December 31st at 8:00PM. An NPR tradition every New Year's since 1979, Toast of the Nation is perfect for the occasion. It's jazz you can party to, all night from coast to coast, with countdowns to midnight in all four continental time zones.Spirited, improvised, grooving, and swinging, each segment is a stop in a sequence of celebrations and contributing something new to the...

Jazz Piano Christmas XXIII to air Monday on KIOS

Dec 22, 2012

NPR Music brings you another great concert from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Jazz Piano Christmas presents NEA Jazz Master Ellis Marsalis , Jason Marsalis , Geri Allen , and Taylor Eigsti and other artists who will perform their favorite holiday songs. Tune in for JAZZ PIANO CHRISTMAS XXIII on M onday, December 24th at 8:00pm on KIOS,

Here's an overview of the special holiday programs we'll be airing on Monday, December 24: 9:00am - A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols with the 30-voice King's College Choir
The annual Christmas service held every year since 1918, broadcast live from King's College in Cambridge, England 10:30am - Henry's Story
Written by Doug Marr, music by George Winston, read by Laura Marr, produced by KIOS-FM 8:00pm - Jazz Piano Christmas XXIII
NPR Music brings you another great concert from...

Here's an overview of the special holiday programs we'll be airing on Tuesday, December 25: 9:00am - Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites
Hosted by Lynn Neary, Christmas stories featured on NPR over the years by Jay Allison, Lee Stringer, Sylvia Seymour and Paul Auster, Bailey White, John McIlwraith, Jay O'Callahan, Chuch Kramer, David Sedaris, Scott Simon, and John Henry Faulk 10:00am - Tinsel Tales II
Hosted by Lynn Neary, more Christmas stories featured on NPR over the years by...

Thu., Jan. 2, 12:00 noon - Capitol Steps, Politics Takes a Holiday, New Years Edition Help us roast 2013 to a crisp with the Capitol Steps and their annual year-in-review awards ceremony called "Politics Takes a Holiday!" This year will feature all new awards, such as: Best Use of $3 Billion Dollars to Run for President Worst Place in Public to Admit You Had a Binder Full of Women Most Prostitutes to Ever Fit into the Secret Service's Hotel Worst Hair Cut Ever to Demand to See Anyone's Birth...

KIOS will air the final show in the 2012 Jazz Heritage Series on Friday December 7th at 2:00PM.

Levon Helm Rambles Home: An Appreciation will air Sunday June 17th at 7:00PM. This one-hour special features music and commentary about the late musician Levon Helm, drummer for the seminal Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, The Band, and a revered solo artist. Helm died on April 19th at the age of 71 from a recurrence of throat cancer. The program features Helms vocals and drumming with The Band, as well as some of his post-Band performances with special attention given to his Midnight Ramble...

KIOS will air a special to usher in Jazz Appreciation Month in April. The Art of the Jazz Solo can be heard Friday April 6th at 2:00PM. The one-hour program is part of a series from Interlochen Public Radio in Michigan called The New Jazz Archive hosted by Jeff Haas. The Art of the Jazz Solo goes inside the art and craft of one jazzs most quintessential elements: the solo. Well hear from veteran jazz instructor Bill Sears about the challenge of teaching students the art of jazz improvisation,...

Once again this year KIOS will air highlights from the UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival.
The one-hour 2012 edition will air Thursday March 29 at 8:00PM. The festival took place on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and featured a wide array of high school jazz bands ranging from small combos to big bands. On this years broadcast youll hear performances by Omaha Central, Omaha Burke, Westside, Papillion-LaVista, Millard North,Thomas Jefferson, Kearney, Lewis Central and...

Special airs January 2nd on KIOS. Tune in January 2nd at 2:00PM for a one-hour special, Ray Charles: Singular Genius. Youll hear music from the new box set Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles including such hits as I Cant Stop Loving You, Hit The Road Jack and Georgia. The program also includes interviews with Charles and with music historian Billy Vera, guitarist George Benson , Concord Records President Richard Burke and Chicago radio personality Herb Kent. They reflect on the music...