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97.3 KIRO FM's Very Special Holiday Weekend


SEATTLE, WA - 97.3 KIRO FM personalities will celebrate the holidays with listeners by sharing favorite songs, stories and traditions in a series of on-air specials beginning Friday, December 23, 2011.

A Very Special KIRO Christmas Music Special" hosted by Linda Thomas of Seattle's Morning News, will feature Christmas classics from Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and the Beverly Sisters. Contemporary takes by Relient K, Michael Buble and House of Heroes will also air during the special on Friday, December 23 from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m., replays Saturday, December 24 from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 25 from 11:00 a.m. to noon.

The "Terry Jaymes Alive Christmas Special" features Terry Jaymes and 97.3 KIRO FM media critic Tom Tangney counting down their ten favorite holiday movies. Plus Bowling for Soup front man Jaret Reddick reveals his all-time favorite Christmas songs. The "Terry Jaymes Alive Christmas Special" airs Friday, December 23 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., replays Saturday, December 24 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. to midnight and Sunday, December 25 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

On the "Bill Radke Treatment Christmas Special," Bill takes a walk down memory lane with Rachel Belle and Tony Miner from the Ron and Don Show, and his Seattle's Morning News co-pilot Linda Thomas as they remember the best Christmas gifts they ever received. The "Bill Radke Treatment Christmas Special" airs Friday, December 23 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., replays Saturday, December 24 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 25 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

In addition, Linda Thomas will host "A Very Special KIRO Christmas" featuring Christmas and holiday stories, reports and tips from Ron and Don, Rachel Belle, Seattle's Morning News, Geekwire and a special performance by singer/songwriter Jace Everett. "A Very Special KIRO Christmas" special will air Friday, December 23 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.,replays Saturday, December 24 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 25 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

"These programs are designed as special gifts for our listeners. Our personalities share holiday stories, traditions and some of their favorite holiday tunes in hopes of making the holidays warm, bright and uplifting for all who listen," said 97.3 KIRO FM Program Director Larry Gifford. "The Gift," a three-hour holiday tribute to America's military and their families hosted by ABC Radio's Gil Gross, airs Friday December 23 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. and replays on Saturday, December 24 from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. and Sunday, December 25 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The special will feature celebrities and armed forces experts, and will benefit the Fisher House, which provides a "home away from home" for military families to be close with loved ones during hospitalization. This uplifting programming gives listeners a glimpse of military life from the front lines and at home. "The Gift" will feature compelling stories of soldiers in combat and those healing from injuries with support of family and state-of-the-art medicine.

December 23:
3:00-6:00 p.m. - The Gift
6:00-7:00 p.m. - Bill Radke Treatment Christmas Special
7:00-8:00 p.m. - Terry Jaymes Alive Christmas Special
8:00-9:00 p.m. - A Very Special KIRO Christmas hosted by Linda Thomas
9:00-10:00 p.m. - A Very Special KIRO Christmas Music Special hosted by Linda Thomas

December 24:
6:00-9:00 a.m. - The Gift
9:00-10:00 a.m. - Bill Radke Treatment Christmas Special 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. - Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers Game
7:00-8:00 p.m. - Terry Jaymes Alive Christmas Special
8:00-9:00 p.m. - A Very Special KIRO Christmas hosted by Linda Thomas
9:00-10:00 p.m. - A Very Special KIRO Christmas Music Special hosted by Linda Thomas
10:00-11:00 p.m. - Bill Radke Treatment Christmas Special 11:00 p.m.-Midnight - Terry Jaymes Alive Christmas Special

December 25:
8a-9a - Bill Radke Treatment Christmas Special 9:00-10:00 a.m. - Terry Jaymes Alive Christmas Special
10:00-11:00 a.m. - A Very Special KIRO Christmas hosted by Linda Thomas
11:00 a.m.-noon - A Very Special KIRO Christmas Music Special hosted by Linda Thomas
12:00-1:00 p.m. - Bill Radke Treatment Christmas Special
1:00-4:00 p.m. - The Gift
4:00-5:00 p.m. - Terry Jaymes Alive Christmas Special 5:00-6:00 p.m. - A Very Special KIRO Christmas hosted by Linda Thomas

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