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WEMC Spreads Yule Cheer

Posted on November 30th, 2005

Jim Bishop, public information officer at EMU and host of the Friday Night JukeboxJim Bishop, public information officer at EMU and host of the "Friday Night Jukebox" airing 9 p.m. Fridays on WEMC, will sprinkle sounds of the holiday season into the music mix every week, leading up to a "50′s Christmas" on Dec. 23.

Do you hear what I hear?

Sounds of the holiday season will fill the air as WEMC, the radio voice of Eastern Mennonite University, features Christmas music the entire month of December.

Under the banner of "WEMC’s Classical Christmas," the station’s holiday programming will feature Christmas carols, instrumental arrangements of carols and longer works composed for the season, such as Handel’s "Messiah" and Vivaldi’s "Gloria," WEMC general manager Jon Kauffmann-Kennel said.

The station will also feature special Christmas programs from such performers as Wheaton College, Concordia College and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Mondays through Fridays, the music will air 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, Kauffmann-Kennel noted.

Individuals, businesses and congregations can sponsor a day or a portion of a day of the holiday music. Those interested should contact Kauffmann-Kennel at 432-4287 or at wemc@emu.edu.

WEMC, 91.7 on the FM dial, broadcasts from 6 a.m. to midnight daily. Founded in 1955, it is Virginia’s first public radio station.

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