Spend The Holidays With CPR’s OpenAir: Our Year-End Schedule

December 8, 2016
Photo: OpenAir Holiday Santa Graphic 2016

As we approach the holidays, CPR's OpenAir will wrap up the year with some special holiday programming. 

This year, we've got holiday editions of shows like Mile High Noon, Retrofit, Collector's Crossroads and Off The Charts. There's also A Very Hipster Christmas, New Year's Revolution and more musical celebrations to soundtrack the coming weeks.

See the full schedule below. And don't forget to cast your vote in our listener poll for the best albums of 2016. We'll count down the results live on Jan. 2.

DateTimeProgram 
Sat, Dec. 17Noon

Mile High Noon Holiday Special Alisha Sweeney hosts this Christmas edition of “Mile High Noon” with music from Colorado bands, including a performance from Kyle's Christmas, a local collaboration between members of Rubedo, Other Black, Ancient Elk and more, recorded in our studio.

Sat, Dec. 175 p.m.

Retrofit: Holiday Rarities Mike Flanagan rounds up some of the lesser known holiday tunes from over the years.

Tues, Dec. 20NoonMile High Noon Holiday Special Alisha Sweeney hosts this Christmas edition of “Mile High Noon” with music from Colorado bands, including a performance from Kissing Party recorded in our studio.
Dec. 24-25MidnightMerry Marathon: All Holiday Music Hear 48 hours of reindeer rock, Santa shoegaze, hipster holiday, deck the halls doo wop, peppermint punk and more.

Sat, Dec. 24

NoonMile High Noon Holiday Special Alisha Sweeney hosts this Christmas edition of “Mile High Noon” with music from Colorado bands, including a performance from Kissing Party recorded in our studio.
Sat, Dec. 244 p.m.A Very Hipster Christmas One hour of modern holiday tunes from non-mainstream bands.
Sat, Dec. 245 p.m.Alt '50s Christmas An edgy take on holiday music from the 1950s that includes rock 'n' roll, my baby left me blues and lyrics about space travel and Cold War paranoia.
Sat, Dec. 246 p.m.Collectors Crossroads Christmas A one-hour special of seasonal B-sides and out-of-print rarities.
Fri, Dec. 30NoonBest of Mile High Noon 2016 Alisha Sweeney hosts this year-end edition of “Mile High Noon,” highlighting the top releases of 2016 from the Colorado music scene.
Fri, Dec. 304 p.m.Dearly Departed: Colorado Remembers 2016 A series of Colorado artists performing the music of artists who passed away this year.
Sat, Dec. 31NoonBest of Mile High Noon 2016 Alisha Sweeney hosts this year-end edition of “Mile High Noon,” highlighting the top releases of 2016 from the Colorado music scene.
Sat, Dec. 314 p.m.Off the Charts 2016 Special (Notable No. 1's) Jessi Whitten looks back at memorable albums that reached the top spot on our weekly Top 30 list this year.
Sat, Dec. 315 p.m.Retrofit: Bye Bye 2016 Retrofit rounds up the musicians we lost in 2016. As we say goodbye to David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen and many others, we take comfort in knowing the music never dies.  
Sat, Dec. 317 p.m.New Year's Eve Dance Yourself Clean A New Year means a clean slate, so dance yourself clean on New Years Eve. Say goodbye to another year with our favorite dance songs as your soundtrack. 
Sat, Dec. 3111 p.m.New Year's Revolution An hour of New Year's music from all genres, for all tastes, including a mix of rarities, favorites and a bit of nostalgia. 
Sun, Jan. 1NoonRetrofit: Bye Bye 2016 Retrofit rounds up the musicians we lost in 2016. As we say goodbye to David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen and many others, we take comfort in knowing the music never dies.  
Mon, Jan. 26 a.m. - 6 p.m.Listener Poll 2016 Countdown CPR's OpenAir unveils results of this year’s Listener Poll, counting down the top 100 albums of 2016 as selected by you.