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Cheers to the New Year!

Happy New Year from Texas Tech Public Media! We're grateful for our incredible viewers and listeners who fuel the success of our local PBS and NPR stations. Together, we provide West Texas with essential public media resources, and your unwavering support is key to our success.

This new year holds fresh possibilities, and we're eager to deliver engaging and inspiring content. Join us on this journey as we connect, inform, and entertain our wonderful community.

As we bid farewell to the past year, let's carry the spirit of togetherness into 2024, making it a year to be remembered. Here's to another trip around the sun that’s full of educational enrichment, empowering connections, fresh stories, and exciting things to come! 

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Travel to Christmas Markets in Austria and Germany in 2024!

Missing the holiday cheer already? Have something special to look forward to in December 2024! Join us on December 9, 2024, as we explore the enchanting Christmas Markets of Austria and Germany with Collette.


Unpack once and stay 5 nights in Innsbruck, nestled in the heart of the Amazing Alps. Enjoy fairytale cities where age-old culture is interwoven into seasonal specialties. There will be plenty of time for gluhwein (Glue-Vine) and shopping in all the classic Christmas markets, and so much more!


Collette covers the details— from arranging flights, meals, hotels, and local experiences. Your only job is to have the time of your life!


For more information, contact Collette at 1-800-581-8942. Please refer to booking #1205992.

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra - Ticket Giveaways

We have more upcoming opportunities for you to win tickets to see the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra perform at local venues like The Buddy Holly Hall and LHUCA!

Want to win tickets to see performances by the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra? Follow us on Instagram and keep an eye out for our next giveaway.


A Carol of Lights Performance Returns to the Spotlight

Last month in December, we helped orchestrate a Christmas miracle to bring back the enchanting performance of Annie Chalex Boyle's "O Holy Night" during the 65th Annual Carol of Lights.

Technical glitches prevented event attendees and broadcast viewers from hearing the grand performance during the event, but thanks to a collaboration between Texas Tech Public Media, the Texas Tech School of Music, and pianist Mark Lowrey, we were able to present Annie’s performance the way it was meant to be heard during our rebroadcast of the 65th Annual Carol of Lights on December 8, 2023. 

Read all about the magic in our blog post.

Annie Chalex Boyle performs "O Holy Night"

Stream the performance on our YouTube channel!

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From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2024

GREAT PERFORMANCES continues the tradition of ringing in the New Year at Vienna’s Musikverein with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Hugh Bonneville hosts the GREAT PERFORMANCES: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2024 on Monday, Jan. 1 @ 7:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. 

Finding Your Roots

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. celebrates 10 seasons of Finding Your Roots, premiering Tuesday, January 2 @

7:00 p.m. Eighteen celebrities 

are featured, and for the first time three non-celebrity guests are profiled.

Citizen's Guide to Preserving Democracy

Citizen's Guide to Preserving Democracy debuts Tuesday, January 2 @ 9:00 p.m. What are the habits of good citizens?

Taco Mafia

A group of Austin taqueros form a close bond supporting each other in Taco Mafia, premiering Thursday, January 4 @ 8:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

Samantha Brown's Places to Love

New episodes of Samantha Brown's Places to Love begin Saturday, Jan. 6 @ 11:00 a.m.


Test Kitchen

Season 24 of America's Test Kitchen launches Saturday, January 6 @ 4:30 p.m.

Co-host Julia Colin Davidson, along with new test cook Erica Turner, returns with new recipes, tips and techniques.



Season premieres of MASTERPIECE’S Miss Scarlet and The Duke and 

All Creatures Great and Small begin Sunday, January 7 @ 7:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Cost of Inheritance, An America Reframed Special

Cost of Inheritance, An America Reframed Special (Monday, January 8 @ 9:00 p.m.) presents real people and their family histories to the reparations debate.


Beyond Utopia


Beyond Utopia (Tuesday, January 9 @ 8:00 p.m.) 

follows the harrowing story of a family fleeing oppression in North Korea, revealing a world rarely seen.


Big Little Journeys

NATURE: Big Little Journeys (Wednesday, January 10 @ 7:00 p.m.) tracks the epic journeys of the tiniest animals as they search for a home or mate.

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Additional kids’ programming is available on the PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel on 5.3.

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Astrid | Season 3 | Streaming January 5

Astrid, an autistic woman with a brilliant mind who works in the judicial police’s library, helps Commander Raphaelle solve the most complex cases. In French with English subtitles.

Binge the eight-episode season of this drama with Passport.

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MASTERPIECE All Creatures Great and Small | Season 4 | Streaming January 7

Returning to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, Season 4 continues with timeless tales and heart-warming stories, picking up in springtime of 1940 with change on the horizon for everyone in Skeldale House. James and Helen wonder when the right time might be to start a family, not knowing whether or not James will be called up to serve in the Royal Air Force (RAF). Tristan’s absence is felt by all, but no one more than Siegfried who attempts to hold the growing household, and himself, together as he braves this new world. Mrs Hall and Helen’s friendship blossoms as they look to the future and new trainee veterinary student Richard Carmody arrives, causing complications in the house.

Binge all seven episodes of this series starting on the night of its broadcast premiere with Passport. 

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MASTERPIECE Miss Scarlet & The Duke | Season 4 | Streaming January 7

In Season 4, Eliza has taken over the business of Nash & Sons (not that he has any sons) and things are not going entirely smoothly, although help comes from some familiar sources. Outside of work, her relationship with William “The Duke” Wellington builds towards a looming decision that will shape both their lives.

Binge all six episodes of this series starting on the night of its broadcast premiere with Passport. 

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Funny Woman | Season 1 | Streaming January 7

Funny Woman is the story of Barbara Parker, a small-town beauty queen who dares to have bigger dreams. It’s the 1960s when Barbara sets off for London, determined to follow in the footsteps of her idol, American actress and comedienne Lucille Ball.

Binge all six episodes of this series starting on the night of its broadcast premiere with Passport.

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Call the Midwife Season 12 Catch Up | Streaming January 13

It’s 1968, and the nuns and nurses from Nonnatus House return for more midwifery and family life. The midwives welcome a new nun, Sister Veronica, and tension in Poplar arises following the effects of Enoch Powell’s “Rivers of Blood” speech.

Rewatch and binge all eight episodes of Season 12 with Passport before the rebroadcast in February 2024. Each episode will also be available in FVOD for 4 weeks beginning Saturday, February 10th.

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