WYEP's New Year Programming


2017 New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Programming, 12/31-1/1


We have a special programming on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Below is a list of what will be different and what will be the same on our programming schedule.



Sunday, December 31st


  • 5-8 PM: An American Sampler - Host Ken Batista presents the best music of 2017 aired on the show.
  • 8-midnight: Countdown to 2018 - Great party music for listeners, including a countdown to midnight and "Auld Lang Syne" to ring in the new year. Perfect whether you're having a New Year's Eve party, are heading downtown to First Night, or want to watch TV coverage of the ball dropping with the sound turned down!


(Bluegrass Jam Session and Thistle and Shamrock will be preempted.)


Monday, January 1st


  • 5-10 AM, 2-7 PM, and 11 PM-4 AM - Year in Review Show - Rosemary Welsch counts down WYEP's top 50 albums of 2017, along with musical highlights of the year.


  • 1-3 AM, 10 AM-noon, and 7-9 PM - Departures - A look back at great musicians we lost in 2017. Hosted by Brian Siewiorek.


  • 3-5 AM, noon-2 PM, and 9-11 PM - Local Year in Review - A spotlight on some of the best releases by local musicians in 2017. Hosted by Cindy Howes.