posted December 5, 2012

Christmas Vespers Broadcast/Telecast Information Announced

The annual Hope College Vespers program is broadcast by television and radio stations across the country.

Christmas Vespers was first held on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941. The timing was fateful--the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor only hours before, precipitating the entry of the United States into World War II. Vespers has since become a community tradition to begin the season of Advent.

The 2012 services were held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2. Participating groups included the College Chorus, Chapel Choir, and Symphonette, as well as organists and instrumental ensembles.

Here is a summary of stations which have indicated they will be broadcasting Vespers. The telecast is from the 2011 Vespers while the audiocast is  from 2012. Please consult the station to determine their broadcast date and time.

If there is a radio station in your area who you feel would be interested in the program, please email us (trenner@hope.edu) with contact information (station name, contact name, phone/email information).

SEE PHOTOS FROM 2012 CHRISTMAS VESPERS

TV Telecasts of 2011 Vespers

MICHIGAN

WGVU-TV 35 & TV 52
Dec. 24, 11 p.m.
Dec. 25, Noon & 8 p.m.
Dec. 27, 4 a.m.
Dec. 28, 2 a.m.

Radio Broadcasts of 2012 Vespers

ALABAMA

WTBJ-AM--Oxford

ILLINOIS

WKZI/WPFR-AM/FM--Dennison 

IOWA

KCMR-FM--Mason City

KDCR-FM--Sioux Center

KENTUCKY

WNKJ-FM--Hopkinsville

KANSAS

KKLO-AM--Leavenworth

MICHIGAN

WLEW-AM--Bad Axe

WJJM-AM/FM--Benton Harbor

WCHT-AM--Escanaba

WDBC-AM--Escanaba

WFUR-FM--Grand Rapids
Wed., Dec. 19, 7 p.m.

WCSR-AM/FM--Hillsdale

WHTC-AM—Holland
Sat., Dec. 15, 6 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 19, 6 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 23, 5:30 p.m.

WTHS-FM--Holland
Dec. 23, Noon & 6 p.m.
Dec. 24, Noon & 6 p.m.
Dec. 25, Noon & 6 p.m.

WNMU-FM--Marquette

WPHM/WHLS-AM--Port Huron

WBLV/WBLU-FM--Twin Lake

WGNB-FM—Zeeland
Tues., Dec. 25, 7 p.m.

NEW YORK

WXXI-FM--Rochester

WMHR-FM--Syracuse

NORTH CAROLINA

WHIP-AM--Mooresville 

OHIO

WEEC-FM--Springfield

TENNESSEE

WFLI-AM--Chattanooga

TEXAS

KEWL/KPGG-FM--Taxarkana 

WASHINGTON

KNHC-FM--Seattle

KGNW-AM--Seattle