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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with contact information (station name, contact name, phone/email information).
2013 TV BROADCAST
WGVU-TV 35 & TV 52
Dec. 24, 11 p.m.
Dec. 25, 8 a.m., Noon & 8 p.m.
2013 RADIO BROADCASTS
WKZI-AM/WPFR-AM/FM--W. Terre Haute
Dec. 23, 4 p.m.
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
Dec. 23, 9 p.m. ET
Pilgrim Radio Network--Carson City