KCHO Sunday Nite

KCHO Sunday Nite premiered in the fall of 1986 as a tip of the hat to the older era of radio that I remembered as a youth. This show was a combination of jazz, comedy, radio drama, science fiction, studio guests, and live jazz performances all produced from within the confines of our small Studio B in the basement of the CSU, Chico Merriam Library.

December 6, 1987 - "An Evening of Xmas Jazz"

Ever since I first heard Herb Wong host Christmas Day on KJAZ, I knew that Christmas was one of the hippest times of the year. While we did not have the KJAZ library to pull from, I always thought everyone deserved a swinging yuletide celebration.

The surviving recording captured 2:33:12 of this evening's show from 9:02pm until 11:35pm.

Artist Track Album
Ask Dr. Science Vacuum Cleaners (partial) Duck's Breath Homemade Radio
Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea Deck the Halls Jingle Bell Jazz
CSU, Chico Jazz Ensemble I Spring Can Really Hang You up the Most Live Jazz Nite
Wynton Marsalis We Three Kings of Orient Are God Rest ye Merry Jazzmen
Bob and Ray News Conference #2 Bob and Ray Radio Show
Vince Guaraldi Oh Christmas Tree A Charlie Brown Christmas
Ray Charles What Child is This? The Spirit of Christmas
Allan Sherman The 12 Gifts of Christmas For Swinging Livers Only
Ron  Escheté God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen Christmas Impressions
Charlie Parker White Christmas Mr. Santa's Boogie
Ramsey Lewis Winter Wonderland The Sound of Christmas
Elvin Jones Santa Claus is Coming to Town Mistletoe Magic
Ask Dr. Science Germs, Bacteria, and Viruses Duck's Breath Homemade Radio
Ella Fitzgerald Frosty the Snowman Ella Wishes you a Merry Christmas
Bob Dorough & Miles Davis Blue Xmas to whom it May Concern Jingle Bell Jazz
CSU, Chico Jazz Ensemble I Lazy Day Live Jazz Nite
Vince Guaraldi Christmas Time is Here A Charlie Brown Christmas
Arthur Blythe Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire God Rest ye Merry Jazzmen
Full Faith & Credit Big Band O Holy Night Mistletoe Magic
D. B. Homemade Radio Educational Informational Radio (#19) Duck's Breath Homemade Radio
Ron  Escheté It Came upon a Midnight Clear Christmas Impressions
Gatemouth Moore Christmas Blues Mr. Santa's Boogie
Dexter Gordon Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen
Tom Lehrer A Christmas Carol An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Deck the Halls with Boston Charlie With the Ike Isaacs Trio
D. B. Homemade Radio Star Wrestler (#17) Duck's Breath Homemade Radio
Richie Cole & Art Pepper Sleigh Ride Mistletoe Magic
Ken Nordine Word Jazz (partial) Ken Nordine's Word Jazz