Category Archives: APM Celebrates

Specials for summer holidays, milestones and appetites

The latest specials from APM Celebrates honor our nation’s independence, first Moon landing and favorite foods, and the 200th birthday of a classical music prodigy.  

Promote your broadcasts with digital ads for your website, social media and newsletters. Available now in the ‘Marketing Tools’ section of APM Celebrates program pages.

Arts & Culture

Witness History: The Race to the Moon

One hour. Available July 1-31, 2019.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with this moving and memorable new special from the BBC World Service, featuring highlights from its Witness History programs and presenters.

“The Race to the Moon” presents stories and recollections of key moments from diverse voices – all of whom recollect the Moon landing with fondness and pride.

Let’s Be Frank: TBTL Salutes The Great American Hot Dog(Encore)

One hour. Available July 1–September 30, 2019.

Join hosts Luke Burbank and Andrew Walsh over a sizzling grill as they celebrate one of America’s most beloved and most ridiculed foods: The Hot Dog.

Perfect for Independence Day, Labor Day and the entire summer grilling season, this lighthearted encore special takes audiences from the grill to the ballpark, and shines a funny, mouthwatering spotlight on an American favorite (and veggie alternatives), with special guest Francis Lam, host of The Splendid Table.

Classical Music

To Honor and Inspire: U.S. Military Bands Special

One hour. Available July 1-12, 2019.

Andrea Blain hosts this uplifting, patriotic new special featuring performances by the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine bands, including marches by Sousa, Jewell and Gould, and classical works by Copland, Saint-Saens and Holst. 

Let Freedom Sing (New for 2019)

One hour. Available July 1-12, 2019.

Join Julie Amacher for this new Independence Day celebration with traditional, patriotic choral music performed by the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra.

Clara Schumann: ‘A fallen, abominable, wicked girl’

One hour. Available September 1-30, 2019.

September 13, 2019 is the 200th birthday of world-renowned performer and composer Clara Schumann.

Classical concert pianist and storyteller Jade Simmons hosts this celebration of Schumann’s extraordinary life and inspiring musical achievements, and the challenges of being a female prodigy in the 19th century.

Winter specials from APM Celebrates

New specials celebrate winter holidays, history months and remembrance days.

Promote your special programming with digital ads for your website, social media pages, and newsletters. You’ll find them under ‘Marketing Tools’ on the APM Celebrates program pages.

NOTE: You must subscribe to ContentDepot pages for this year’s specials, even if you aired the same title last year.

Kaddish: Reflections on the Holocaust in Music and Words (Encore)
One hour. Available now through May 16, 2019

 Mindy Ratner hosts this powerful, 2017 encore special, with first-person stories by survivors, and works by composers affected by the Holocaust. The program offers thoughtful reflections for International Holocaust Memorial Day (Jan. 27) and Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day, May 1-2).

Order 9066: Japanese American Incarceration in WWII
Three one-hour episodes. Available January 28-March 31, 2019

Order 9066 chronicles the history of World War II incarceration with first-person accounts of those who lived through it. Hosted by Sab Shimono and Pat Suzuki, veteran actors who were both incarcerated at the Amache camp in Colorado, this three-episode series offers a moving tribute for Japanese American Remembrance Day (Feb. 19).

Love is on the Air: A TBTL Valentine’s Day Special
One hour. Available February 1-March 1, 2019

 Too Beautiful to Live (TBTL) podcast hosts Luke Burbank and Andrew Walsh share stories of puppy love, first crushes, and misadventures of the heart. This lighthearted new special is perfect for Valentine’s Day and winter weekend programming.

Witness: Black History Month
One hour. Available February 1-28, 2019

The BBC World Service presents a new special edition of its Witness program, with incredible, first-person interviews about the African-American experience. This year’s special includes interviews with civil rights activist Gloria Richardson, Superbowl quarterback Doug Williams, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee.

Irish Inspirations: Women in Irish Classical Music
One hour. Available February 28-March 31, 2019

Host Andrea Blain presents this celebration of the lives and achievements of Irish female musicians and composers. Perfect for Women’s History Month and St. Patrick’s Day.

Witness: Women’s History Month
One hour. Available March 1-31, 2019

The BBC World Service presents this new edition its Witness program to celebrate women’s lives and stories. Audiences will hear interviews with Eleanor Roosevelt’s granddaughter, a woman who ran a secret school for girls in Afghanistan under the Taliban, and the astounding journey of the remains of Eva Peron, one of Latin America’s most popular politicians.

Contact your Station Representative to learn more about APM Celebrates, our unique package of holiday programs and more.

Celebrate the new year with new specials

New specials celebrate winter holidays, history months and remembrance days.

Promote your special programming with digital ads for your website, social media pages, and newsletters. You’ll find them under ‘Marketing Tools’ on the APM Celebrates program pages.

NOTE: You must subscribe to ContentDepot pages for this year’s specials, even if you aired the same title last year.

Kaddish: Reflections on the Holocaust in Music and Words (Encore)
One hour. Available January 3-May 16, 2019

 Mindy Ratner hosts this powerful, 2017 encore special, with first-person stories by survivors, and works by composers affected by the Holocaust. The program offers thoughtful reflections for International Holocaust Memorial Day and Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day).

Order 9066: Japanese American Incarceration in WWII
Three one-hour episodes. Available January 28-March 31, 2019

Order 9066 chronicles the history of World War II incarceration with first-person accounts of those who lived through it. Hosted by Sab Shimono and Pat Suzuki, veteran actors who were both incarcerated at the Amache camp in Colorado, this three-episode series offers a moving tribute for Japanese American Remembrance Day.

Love is on the Air: A TBTL Valentine’s Day Special
One hour. Available February 1-March 1, 2019

 Too Beautiful to Live (TBTL) podcast hosts Luke Burbank and Andrew Walsh share stories of puppy love, first crushes, and misadventures of the heart. This lighthearted new special is perfect for Valentine’s Day and winter weekend programming.

Witness: Black History Month
One hour. Available February 1-28, 2019

The BBC World Service presents a new special edition of its Witness program, with incredible, first-person interviews about the African-American experience. This year’s special includes interviews with civil rights activist Gloria Richardson, Superbowl quarterback Doug Williams, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee.

Irish Inspirations: Women in Irish Classical Music
One hour. Available February 28-March 31, 2019

Host Andrea Blain presents this celebration of the lives and achievements of Irish female musicians and composers. Perfect for Women’s History Month and St. Patrick’s Day.

Witness: Women’s History Month
One hour. Available March 1-31, 2019

The BBC World Service presents this new edition its Witness program to celebrate women’s lives and stories. Audiences will hear interviews with Eleanor Roosevelt’s granddaughter, a woman who ran a secret school for girls in Afghanistan under the Taliban, and the astounding journey of one of Latin America’s most popular politicians.

Contact your Station Representative to learn more about APM Celebrates, our unique package of holiday programs and more.

New winter specials, assets

We have a wide variety of specials to meet your audiences’ needs during the holidays and more reflective winter days — and the on-air and online promotional tools you need to promote them.

Whether you’re looking for programs that celebrate the Christmas season, offer emotional support for those feeling less than festive, share financial perspective, or honor upcoming memorials and history months, we have something special for your audiences.

See all 18 specials, each with promo spots and marketing tools to boost your AQH and audience engagement.

 

 

Winter specials make the season bright

Give your audiences moments to relax and reconnect this season with specials that satisfy curiosity and celebrate good taste:

Arts & Culture

Marketplace: Divided Decade
One hour. Available November 1, 2018-January 7, 2019.

Kai Ryssdal hosts this year-end retrospective of Marketplace’s coverage on the 2008 financial crisis’ impact on housing, jobs, inequality, and finance, along with listener stories, and historic interviews with those tasked with saving and reforming the U.S. economy.

Brains On! The Science of Cooking
One hour. Available November 1, 2018-January 4, 2019.

Hosts Molly Bloom and Nantene Ba break down four elements essential to cooking: Mix, Chop, Heat and Chill. Special guests include The Splendid Table’s Francis Lam, and America’s Test Kitchen hosts and contributors: Molly Birnbaum, Dan Souza, Tucker Shaw, Katie Leaird, Kristin Sargianis and Elle Simone.

Happy(ish) Holidays from Terrible, Thanks for Asking
One hour. Available November 16, 2018-January 4, 2019

Some people celebrate the holidays with cheer and eggnog; others endure them with forced smiles and heavy hearts. Host Nora McInerny knows holidays can be hard. With special guests and stories from listeners, Nora offers an honest look at why some people aren’t so jolly this time of year.

Classical Music

Candles Burning Brightly (Encore)
One hour. Available November 22-December 31, 2018.

 Mindy Ratner hosts this 2017 encore celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. “Candles Burning Brightly” explores Chanukah foods, traditional activities, and plenty of music.

All is Bright: Contemplative Music for Christmas
One hour. Available November 29-December 31, 2018.

 Give audiences a break from the fa-la-la with an hour of gorgeous, contemplative choral music. Hosted by Lynne Warfel, this new special features Cantus, Chanticleer, Cambridge Singers, Bryn Terfel, Emma Kirkby, Jessye Norman, and a variety of choirs.

Carols & Cheer
One hour. Available November 29-December 31, 2018.

Sing along with this year’s mix of holiday classics and contemporary hits. Host Scott Blankenship shares his favorite Christmas carols of the season, performed by today’s leading artists and ensembles.

Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square
One hour. Available November 29-December 31, 2018.

The world-renowned Tabernacle Choir presents rich arrangements of familiar carols, and lesser-known melodies that are fast becoming the new classics. Julie Amacher hosts this annual favorite.

Hollywood Holiday
One hour. November 29-December 31, 2018.

Enjoy a holiday blend of silver bells and silver screens! Saturday Cinema host Lynne Warfel presents a unique musical retrospective of some of Hollywood’s most cherished Christmas-themed movies.

Welcome Christmas!
One hour. Available November 29-December 31, 2018.

 New for 2018, this perennial Christmas favorite features VocalEssence, one of the world’s premier choral ensembles. John Birge hosts an hour of traditional carols and new discoveries, including the world premiere of two carols from the annual Christmas Carol Contest.

A Chanticleer Christmas
One hour. Available December 13-31, 2018.

Brian Newhouse presents unforgettable choral music and commentary, with performances by Chanticleer, the 12-man “orchestra of voices.” Audiences will be captivated by this year’s live concert of holiday classics and new favorites.

St. Olaf Christmas Festival
Two hours. Available December 13-31, 2018.

 Host Valerie Kahler shares the sights and sounds of one of the nation’s most cherished holiday celebrations. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, and orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity, and features more than 500 student musicians in five choirs, and the St. Olaf Orchestra.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
90-minute and two-hour versions. Available December 24-25, 2018.

Michael Barone hosts this live service of spoken word and music (choral and organ) broadcast from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King’s College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.

 

“Turkey Confidential” serves up Thanksgiving support

The Splendid Table continues its annual Thanksgiving tradition with “Turkey Confidential” – two hours of live call-in support, turkey triage and culinary inspiration.

Hosted by Francis Lam, this year’s guest list includes Dorie GreenspanPati Jinich, and Samin Nosrat. They’ll share their favorite Thanksgiving dishes, memories and quick fixes, and help Francis answer listeners’ questions. Whether someone is looking to create the perfect cranberry relish or forgot to thaw the turkey, Francis and his guests will soothe frazzled nerves and entertain hosts and guests alike.

Francis will also be joined by phone by the inimitable Lynne Rossetto Kasper! She’ll share her Thanksgiving plans after years of celebrating the biggest cooking day of the year in the studio.

  • Find recipes, FAQ and more you can share with your audiences at SplendidTable.org.
  • See programming details and download promotional assets on our web page.
  • Four promo spots are available now on ContentDepot.

 

New Specials Celebrate Fall and Winter

Wrap up your holiday programming early with new APM Celebrates specials from October through December. Explore the decade since the financial crisis and the science behind all that holiday cooking, offer culinary and emotional support, and share the season’s most joyous music.

Visit individual program pages for details, marketing tools and more:

Arts & Culture

Classical Music

NOTE: You must subscribe to ContentDepot pages for this year’s specials, even if you aired the same title last year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Summer with New Specials

We’re celebrating summer by firing up the grill, enjoying fun scientific debates, enjoying some of our country’s best music, and paying tribute to an American great—Leonard Bernstein.

“Let’s Be Frank: TBTL Celebrates The Great American Hot Dog” 
One hour. Available June 29-September 30, 2018

Brains On! Dolphins vs. Octopuses”
One hour. Available July 12-August 31, 2018

“Let Freedom Sing” (encore)
One hour. Available June 15-July 9, 2018

“Bernstein: From Broadway to Hollywood” 
One hour. Available August 1-31, 2018

“Leonard Bernstein: America’s Music Teacher” 
Two hours. Available August 1-31, 2018

Contact your Station Representative to learn more about APM Celebrates.

Celebrate Earth Day with New Specials

Give your audiences new ways to celebrate this Earth Day with audio explorations of our changing environment – from the skies above to the oceans’ depths.

“Earth Rx: Climate Solutions for a Changing Planet”
From MPR News
One hour. Available through April 30, 2018

“Ocean Stories”
From BBC World Service
Two one-hour episodes. Available through May 6, 2018

Be sure to download our customizable digital ads to promote your broadcasts! Find them under ‘Marketing Tools’ on each program page.