WUTC-FM 88.1 will provide an entire day of holiday programs with a distinctive public radio twist beginning at 6 a.m. on December 25. A special Christmas edition of National Public Radio’s news magazine, “Morning Edition,” will be first, followed by:

10 a.m. – A public radio two-hour seasonal tradition of Handel’s Messiah will be performed by combined choirs from Philadelphia

Noon – Upbeat Christmas songs will be performed by the Morehouse and Spellman college glee club

1 p.m. – NPR news features and essays will express the meaning of Christmas across America

2 p.m. – Christmas is celebrated in different parts of the country with performances in concert halls and auditoriums

3 p.m. – Grammy Award winning group Klezmatics will perform traditional Jewish favorites with a concert of Hanukkah music

4 p.m. – NPR will be airing a Christmas edition of its afternoon news magazine “All things Considered ”

Evening programs return to musical entertainment for the holidays:

8 p.m. – Grammy Award winning group Blind Boys of Alabama will be putting a gospel spin on some Christmas classics

9 p.m. – Hear jazz performers rework Christmas favorites for the new edition of “Jazz Piano Christmas”

10 p.m. – Tune in to the 2007 Paul Winter Solstice Concert at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City

Media Relations Contacts: Email Chuck Cantrell or call (423) 425-4363.