Ring in 2022 with WVPE!
New Year’s Eve – Friday December 317 p.m. – Musicians Memorial 2020During the Musicians Memorial Special 2021, music host Paul Ingles remembers a partial list of some of the major artists, from several musical genres, who were lost to us in 2021. Featured artists are Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Nanci Griffith, reggae stars Lee “Scratch” Perry, Bunny Wailer and Robbie Shakespeare, Dusty Hill of ZZ Top, pop star BJ Thomas, Stephen Sondheim of Broadway, DMX and Biz rappers Markie, Rusty Young and Paul Cotton of Poco, Michael Nesmith and Suite.
10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. – Toast of the NationAn NPR tradition every New Years Eve since the 1970s, Toast of the Nation is the perfect audio supplement for the occasion. It’s party jazz that you can party all night long. New Years Day 2022
New Year’s Day – Saturday January 1, 2022
7 p.m. – 2021: The year in musicMusic critics and Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their picks for the best albums of 2021.
Monday, January 3, 2022
7 p.m. – BBC World Service Special: When the Beatles didn’t meet ImeldaIn 1966, The Beatles performed in front of gigantic crowds during a visit to the Philippines. We hear the story of the international incident that followed, after they turned down an invitation from the now infamous First Lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos.