Start the New Year with WCVE Public Radio
On air, online or on-the-go--ring in the New Year with a musical feast for your ears from WCVE Public Radio.
December 31 at 9:00 p.m. – Toast of the Nation An NPR tradition every New Year’s Eve since the 1970s and on WCVE Public Radio for the past 25 years, Toast of the Nation is perfect for the occasion. It’s jazz that 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. Headliner Wynton Marsalis rings in 2013 Eastern Time playing the music of Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives & Sevens, live from Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center.
January 1 at 11:00 a.m. – New Year’s Day from Vienna 2012 The Vienna Philharmonic presents its ever popular annual New Year’s Day concert from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. You’ll hear your favorite waltzes, polkas and more -- a festive way to start off the New Year on WCVE Public Radio.
January 1 at 7:00 p.m. – The Capitol Steps New Year’s Special Help us roast 2012 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”
“Worst Hair Cut Ever to Demand to See Anyone’s Birth Certificate, Much Less the President’s”
So laugh away at 2012, because unlike any Presidential election, laughter is free.