joy to the world

16 Hours of Holiday Jazz
10:20 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Joy to the World All Christmas Day on WV Public Radio

Catherine Russell
Credit Brian Blauser

All Joy All Day Christmas -- Sixteen hours of holiday jazz music to unwrap your presents and enjoy with your family. Bob Thompson’s guests will include Dwight Lennox, Kim Nalley, Tom Lellis, Diane Marino, and others.

Here is the guest lineup:

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Holiday Jazz
2:05 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Joy to the World - 'Angels We Have Heard on High'

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

  Enjoy this version of Angels We Have Heard On High, performed by Bob Thompson and the Bob Thompson Unit. It was recorded live during our annual Joy to the World holiday concert.

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West Virginia Morning
9:30 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Education Reform Continues, Power Outages and the Elderly, A Clockmaker Turns 90, & Bob Thompson

Credit Rick Haye, Marshall University Communications

Lawmakers continue to address the issue of student achievement with new or updated programs, a Marshall University professor investigates how power outages affect the elderly, our friends at Traveling 219 bring us a report on Tucker County clock maker Doyle Kisner, and jazz pianist Bob Thompson takes his holiday tradition, 'Joy To The World' on the road around West Virginia for the first time.

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Jazzy holiday music
8:27 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Joy to the World Featuring Kim Nalley on West Virginia Public Radio

Listen to Joy to the World 2011 on Dec. 12 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio

Recorded in 2010, this evening's Joy to the World radio program features special guest vocalist Kim Nalley; Named one of the “Ten Most Influential African Americans in the Bay Area,” Nalley has an international reputation as one of the world’s best jazz & blues vocalists.

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Radio Holiday Specials
1:03 pm
Sat November 30, 2013

Special New Year's Programming for Radio Fans

Dec. 31: Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday New Year's Edition 2013

Mark your calendars for these special programs  from West Virginia Public Radio. We'll help you celebrate the year than was and  ring in the new one.

Let us know what you think about these shows! Go to our Facebook page, tweet us or e-mail

New Year's Eve

9 a.m. -- Inside Appalachia Year in Review

10 a.m. -- Former Governors Caperton and Wise on the Future of Education

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Holiday Event
10:38 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Joy to the World Tickets On Sale

Vocalist Heather Masse is the special guest vocalist for Joy to the World's first ever tour in 2013.
Credit Courtesey Photo

Three concerts in three cities

Live performances:

Thursday, Dec. 12 in Charleston,

Friday, Dec. 13 in Elkins, and Saturday

Saturday, Dec. 14 in Morgantown

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