Ring in 2016 with NCPR special programs


The old year on the way out. Photo: Anthony Quintano, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Usher out the old year and bring in the new with North Country Public Radio. Here is a line-up of special programs to take you through New Year’s Eve and on through the first day of 2016

New Year’s Eve and through the night

3-5 pm: String Fever on the Road. Host Barb Heller will bring you the show live from Ampersound Music in Saranac Lake.

7-8 pm: The Capitol Steps-Politics Takes a Holiday. Their annual political year in review in satire and song.

8 pm to 1 am: New Year’s Eve Party on the Radio. Radio Bob Sauter and Ellen Rocco share favorite party tunes–rock & roll, blues and more. Email requests to [email protected] and [email protected]. Watch the party live in streaming video on the NCPR and NCPR Music home pages.

The New Year comes in for a landing. Photo: Anthony Quintano, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

The New Year comes in for a landing. Photo: Anthony Quintano, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

1-3 am: Beat Authority Grooves Edition. Host David Sommerstein continues the music with great grooves to welcome the new year.

3-5 am: Jazz at the Ten Spot Goes Smooth. Our shy guy, Guy Berard, plays smooth jazz* for the early morning hours.

*Guy takes exception to this characterization in a comment below.

New Year’s Day

1-2 pm: A Shortcut Through 2015. A unique retrospective of the past year, including audio of the major events of 2015–the cultural highs and lows, mixed with music of the year and including tributes to those who have left us and a glimpse into what brought us here.  Independently produced by Peter Bochan. Distributed by PRX.


4 Comments on “Ring in 2016 with NCPR special programs”

  1. Pete Klein says:

    Sorry. I won’t stay up to see the New Year. I’ll say hello in the morning.

  2. ncpradmin says:

    Gee Pete, given your publications, I would have figured you for a night owl. That being said, more than once I have watched the ball drop at midnight with my eyes closed, snoring my way into the future. Dale Hobson, NCPR

  3. Hank says:

    The New Year’s Eve music program from 8 PM to whenever has become a staple of our household for a number of years now. We look forward to this year’s edition with two of the best in the music business – Ellen & Radio Bob.

    Happy New Year, NCPR!

  4. Guy Berard says:

    Jazz at the Ten Spot NEVER plays “Smooth” jazz. Ballads, yes, quiet jazz, yes, reflective jazz, yes, but NEVER “Smooth”.

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