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 2011 services were held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-4. 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 the 2011 Vespers. 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).

Learn more about Christmas Vespers at Hope College

See photos from previous Vespers:
http://www.hope.edu/pr/gallery/10vespers1.html

2011 TV BROADCAST

MICHIGAN
WGVU-TV 35 & TV 52
Dec. 19, 8 p.m.
Dec. 24, 11 p.m.
Dec. 25, Noon & 7 p.m.
Dec. 28, 3 p.m.

2011 RADIO BROADCAST

ALABAMA
WTBJ-AM--Oxford

ARIZONA
KNLB-FM--Lake Havasu City

CALIFORNIA
KGBA-FM--El Central

IOWA
KCMR-FM--Mason City
KDCR-FM--SiouxCenter

ILLINOIS
WKZI/WPFR-AM/FM--Dennison

KENTUCKY
WNKJ-FM--Hopkinsville

KANSAS
KKLO-AM--Leavenworth

MICHIGAN
WAAM-AM--Ann Arbor
WLEW-AM--Bad Axe
WJJM-AM/FM--BentonHarbor
WCHT-AM--Escanaba
WDBC-AM--Escanaba
WFUR-FM--Grand Rapids
WCSR-AM/FM--Hillsdale
WHTC-AM--Holland
WTHS-FM--Holland
WNMU-FM--Marquette
WPHM/WHLS-AM--Port Huron
WGNB-FM--Zeeland

NEW YORK
WMHR-FM--Syracuse

NORTH CAROLINA
WHIP-AM--Mooresville

OHIO
WEEC-FM--Springfield

PENNSYLVANIA
WLIH-FM--Wellsboro

TENNESSEE
WFLI-AM--Chattanooga

WASHINGTON
KACS-FM--Chehalis
KNHC-FM--Seattle