Special Programs

Special programs that are not part of the normal KIOS lineup

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 music's 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.

The Jimi You Never Knew

May 3, 2013

2-HOUR Jimi Hendrix Special:
"The Jimi You Never Knew"
Sunday May 5th at 7:00PM

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 musical feast. WBGO's Rhonda Hamilton anchors the show.

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 Monday, 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

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

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:

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

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