NEWS BLOG (WSAU) WSAU begins its special "Christmas In Wisconsin" programming Thursday at 2pm.
Our Christmas programming is traditional. We play the old songs, we tell the old stories, we remember the way Christmas was from our childhood.
Here are some of our programming highlights:
2:00pm - An hour of Christmas music, hosted by Pat Snyder
3:30pm - Tom King reads "The Little Match Girl"
4:00pm - An hour of Christmas music, hosted by Chris Conley
5:30pm - Matt Lehman reads "Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus"
6:00pm - The WSAU sales department hosts an hour of its favorite Christmas music
8:00pm - Chrismas Eve church service from Zion Lutheran Church in Wausau
9:00pm - Highlights from The Wausau Lyric Chior
10:30p - Selections from the Christmas Festival at St. Olaf College
11:00p - The Messiah
7:00am - An hour of Christmas music, hosted by Tom King
8:30am - Chris Conley reads "The Littlest Angel"
9:00am - Matt Lehman from the WSAU newsroom hosts an hour of holiday music
10:00a - Christmas Morning church service from Zion Lutheran Church in Wausau
11:30a - The WSAU sales department lends their voices to read "Twas The Night Before Christmas"
12:30p - Pat Snyder reads "The Man and The Birds"
WSAU's Christmas programming continues until 7pm on Christmas night
In all honesty, a lot of Christmas programming on the radio stinks. It's a day off for most stations. And a lot of the modern Christmas music is materialistic and doesn't capture the true spirit of the day.
I hope you'll spend some time with WSAU this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We're a family-friendly soundtrack for wrapping presents on Thursday night and opening gifts on Friday morning.
And we wish you a Merry Christmas.
Operations Manager, Midwest Communications-Wausau