posted December 12, 2013

Vespers 2013 to be Aired by Radio, TV

The annual Hope College Vespers program is broadcast by radio stations across the country and televised in West Michigan by WGVU-TV.

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 2013 services were held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-8. Participating groups included the College Chorus, Chapel Choir, and Symphonette, as well as organists and instrumental ensembles.

SEE PHOTOS FROM 2013 VESPERS

Here is a summary of stations which have indicated they will be broadcasting 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 (bos@hope.edu) with contact information (station name, contact name, phone/email information).

2013 TV BROADCAST

MICHIGAN
WGVU-TV 35 & TV 52
Dec. 24, 11 p.m.
Dec. 25, 8 a.m., Noon & 8 p.m.

2013 RADIO BROADCASTS

CONNECTICUT
WIHS-FM--Middletown

ILLINOIS
WRMN-AM--Elgin

INDIANA
WGVE-FM--Gary
WKZI-AM/WPFR-AM/FM--W. Terre Haute

IOWA
KCMR-FM--Mason City
KIWA-FM--Sheldon
KDCR-FM--Sioux Center

KANSAS
KKLO-AM--Leavenworth

KENTUCKY
WNKJ-FM--Hopkinsville
WBCE-AM--Wickliffe

MICHIGAN
WLEW-AM--Bad Axe
WJJM-AM/FM--Benton Harbor
WCHT-AM--Escanaba
WDBC-AM--Escanaba
WFUR-FM--Grand Rapids
Dec. 23, 4 p.m.
WCSR-AM/FM--Hillsdale
WHTC-AM--Holland (also streamed on WHTC.com)
Dec. 14, 6 p.m. ET
Dec. 18, 6 p.m. ET
Dec. 22, 5:30 p.m. ET
WTHS-FM--Holland (Hope Student Station)
Dec. 22, Noon ET
Dec. 23, 8 p.m. ET
Dec. 24, Noon & 8 p.m. ET
Dec. 25, 8 a.m., Noon, 8 p.m. ET
WMPC-AM--Lapeer
WLDN-FM--Ludington
WPHM/WHLS-AM--Port Huron
WBLV/WBLU-FM--Twin Lake
WGNB-FM--Zeeland
Dec. 23, 9 p.m. ET

NEVADA
Pilgrim Radio Network--Carson City

NEW YORK
WXXI-FM--Rochester
WMHR-FM--Syracuse

NORTH CAROLINA
WHIP-AM--Mooresville

OREGON
KPDQ-FM--Portland

PENNSYLVANIA
WTLR/WQJU-FM--State College

TENNESSEE
WHCB-FM--Bristol

WASHINGTON
KACS-FM--Chehalis
KNHC-FM--Seattle
KGNW-AM--Seattle