Joy Program LogoDescribed as an hour featuring the “JOY expressed in some great music,” Ron Klemm weaves sacred classics from history’s finest composers, together with sparkling arrangements of hymns and church anthems, into a colorful fabric of musical delight. Brief, heartfelt commentary focuses the listener’s attention on the text: some in familiar settings, others not as well known. Ron’s experience with and love for classical and church music makes for an inspiring hour of priceless musical gems. Contact Ron via email:

Special JOY programs air from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central from Thanksgiving 2019 through Epiphany 2020.

Thursday, November 28: “Thanksgiving”
Friday, November 29: Encore of “Thanksgiving”
Wednesday, December 4: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
Wednesday, December 11: “Messiah”
Wednesday, December 18: “The Song of Mary”
Tuesday, December 24: “Joy to the World!”
Wednesday, December 25: Encore of “Joy to the World!”
Wednesday, January 1: New Year’s Day
Monday, January 6: Epiphany

JOY — New Year

Hear music appropriate for turning the calendar, including settings of Psalm 90, some rarely-heard New Year carols, and Christmas carols for the Christmas season.…

JOY — Messiah

Hear a major portion of “Messiah,” and also Advent carols sung by the National Lutheran Choir, the Bach Society of Saint Louis, and others.…

JOY — Thanksgiving

Sample hymns and anthems spanning four centuries, plus time-honored expressions of Thanksgiving from Johann Sebastian Bach and his influencers.…