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 Klemm at

JOY programs air during special seasons of the church year, including Advent and Lent.

Lent & Easter 2021 Schedule:
Ash Wednesday — Wed. Mar 2, 1:00 p.m. CT
Lent 1 — Wed. Mar 9, 1:00 p.m. CT
Lent 2 — Wed. Mar. 16, 1:00 p.m. CT
Lent 3 — Wed. Mar. 23, 1:00 p.m. CT
Lent 4 — Wed. Mar. 30, 1:00 p.m. CT
Lent 5 — Wed. Apr. 6, 1:00 p.m. CT
Palm Sunday — Sunday, Apr. 10, 1:00 p.m. CT
Maundy Thursday — Thu. Apr. 14, 1:00 p.m. CT
Maundy Thursday — Thu. Apr. 14, 6:00 p.m. CT (rebroadcast)
Good Friday — Fri. Apr. 15, 11:00 a.m. CT
Good Friday — Fri. Apr. 15, 6:00 p.m. CT (rebroadcast)
Easter Sunday — Sun. Apr. 17, 7:00 a.m. CT
Easter Sunday
— Sun. Apr. 17, 1:00 p.m. CT (rebroadcast)

JOY — Epiphany

Hear marvelous music about the Magi, plus a rare old recording featuring members of the military singing about 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 — Joy to the World!

Hear an hour of the finest carols, the most meaningful, most enduring Christmas music you’ll never hear at the mall!

JOY — The Song of Mary

Hear a major portion of John Rutter’s “Magnificat,” one of the most exuberant settings of that song from the gospel of Luke.

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 — O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Hear several versions of the great Advent carol, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” balanced with a litany of Advent carols and anthems that point us in the direction of Christmas.

JOY — Thanksgiving

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