St. Olaf Christmas Festival Special Program

On the first full weekend in December each year, more than 15,000 people come to St. Olaf College, the home of Sing For Joy, to experience traditional Scandinavian meals, atmosphere and fellowship — and to attend the St. Olaf Christmas Festival concerts.

Each year, Sing For Joy is proud to present a special radio presentation of the festival. For many thousands, the annual broadcast of the festival on radio stations across the U.S. has become a part of their Christmas observance.

The festival features splendid music of the season, performed by the St. Olaf Choir, the Chapel Choir, the Manitou Singers, the Cantorei, the Viking Chorus and the St. Olaf Orchestra, separately and as a massed ensemble. In all, more than 500 student musicians take part.

The Wondrous Gift is Given is the theme of this year's presentation, recorded in December of 2012. Artistic Director of the Festival is Dr. Anton Armstrong, conductor of the St. Olaf Choir. Sing For Joy host Pastor Bruce Benson is narrator for this radio broadcast.

Find your local station

The following radio stations have registered to air this special program and seasonal selections. This information will be updated as additional stations register. For additional information on airings, please check with your local station.

  • City & State
    Station ID
    Frequency
    Date & Time of Broadcast
  • Riverside, CA
    1570 AM
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  • Middletown, CT
    104.9 FM
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  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
    internet radio
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  • Cresco, IA
    KCZQ
    102.3 FM
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  • Decorah, IA
    1240 AM
    December 22, check local listings
  • Grinnell, IA
    1410 AM
    December 24, 3:30 PM
  • Hampton, IA
    104.9 FM
    December 25, 8:30 AM
  • Mason City, IA
    97.9 FM
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  • Mt. Pleasant, IA
    1130 AM
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    105.5 FM
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  • Sioux Center, IA
    88.5 FM
    December 25, 1:30 PM
  • Rockford, IL
    99.3 FM
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  • El Dorado, KS
    88.1 FM
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  • McPherson, KS
    96.7 FM
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  • Henderson, KY
    860 AM
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    96.5 FM
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  • New Orleans, LA
    WSHO
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  • Cambridge, MA
    95.3 FM
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  • Salisbury, MD
    89.5 FM
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  • Grand Rapids, MI
    1570 AM
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    102.9 FM
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  • , MN
    KRPR
    89.9 FM
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  • Baxter, MN
    1340 AM
    December 24, check local listings
  • Blue Earth, MN
    1560 AM
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  • Cloquet, MN
    WKLK
    96.5 FM
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  • Crookston, MN
    1260 AM
    December 24, 9:00 AM
  • Fairmont, MN
    1370 AM
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  • Fergus Falls, MN
    1250 AM
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  • Grand Rapids, MN
    1320 AM
    December 24, 6:30 PM
  • Hastings, MN
    1460 AM
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  • Jackson, MN
    1190 AM
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  • Little Falls, MN
    960 AM
    December 25, 11:00 AM
  • Madison, MN
    92.1 FM
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  • Mankato, MN
    89.7 FM
    December 25, check local listings
  • Marshall, MN
    103.3 FM
    December 25, 5:00 PM
  • Morris, MN
    1230 AM
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    95.7 FM
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  • New Ulm, MN
    860 AM
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  • Northfield, MN
    1080 AM
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  • Ortonville, MN
    KDIO
    1350 AM
    December 25, 10:00 AM
  • Owatonna, MN
    1390 AM
    December 13, 10:00 AM
  • Plymouth, MN
    1030 AM
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  • Preston, MN
    103.1 FM
    December 22, 2:30 PM
  • Rochester, MN
    97.5 FM
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  • Sauk Rapids, MN
    1010 AM
    December 25, check local listings
  • Willmar, MN
    1340 AM
    December 14, 9:00 PM
     
    96.3 FM
    December 14, 9:00 PM
  • Winona, MN
    1380 AM
    December 24, 11:30 AM
     
    1230 AM
    December 24, 4:30 PM
     
    101.1 FM
    December 24, 9:00 AM
  • Cameron, MO
    100.1 FM
    December 24, 9:00 PM
  • Monett, MO
    95.9 FM
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  • Salisbury, NC
    1490 AM
    December 24, check local listings
  • Wake Forest, NC
    89.7 FM
    December 17, 7:00 PM
  • Grand Forks, ND
    1310 AM
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    107.9 FM
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  • Minot, ND
    1320 AM
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  • McCook, NE
    1360 AM
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  • Manahawkin, NJ
    WYRS
    90.7 FM
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    WLNJ
    91.7 FM
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  • West Shokan, NY
    88.3 FM
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  • Lebanon, OR
    920 AM
    December 24, 8:30 PM
     
    1580 AM
    December 25, 8:30 AM
     
    920 AM
    December 25, 8:30 AM
     
    1580 AM
    December 24, 8:30 PM
  • Lancaster, PA
    94.5 FM
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  • Scranton, PA
    Radio Pell
    CC
    December 24, 7:30 AM
  • Warminster, PA
    WRDV
    89.3 FM
    December 24, 6:00 PM
  • Milbank, SD
    1510 AM
    December 24, 7:00 PM
     
    98.3 FM
    December 24, 7:00 PM
  • Mitchell, SD
    KORN
    1490 AM
    December 25, 7:00 AM
  • Sioux Falls, SD
    1140 AM
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  • Yankton, SD
    WNAX
    570 AM
    December 24, 9:00 PM
     
    WNAX
    570 AM
    December 25, 10:00 AM
  • Fort Stockton, TX
    94.3 FM
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    860 AM
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  • Terrell, TX
    1570 AM
    December 24, check local listings
  • Chesapeake, VA
    WFOS
    88.7 FM
    December 22, 10:00 AM
  • Roanoke, VA
    89.7 FM
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  • Blaine, WA
    550 AM
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  • Chippewa Falls, WI
    WCFW
    105.7 FM
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  • Chippewa Falls, WI
    103.7 FM
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  • Hartford, WI
    104.9 FM
    December 24, 9:30 PM
  • River Falls, WI
    WEVR
    106.3 FM
    December 24, 8:00 PM
     
    WEVR
    106.3 FM
    December 25, 9:00 AM
     
    WEVR
    1550 AM
    December 24, 8:00 PM
     
    WEVR
    1550 AM
    December 25, 9:00 AM
  • Sturgeon Bay, WI
    93.9 FM
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    910 AM
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  • Viroqua, WI
    1360 AM
    December 25, 8:00 AM
  • Bluefield, WV
    970 AM
    December 24, 8:00 AM