December 4, 2013
Regis Philbin hosts ‘Bing Crosby Christmas Radio’
The channel will run from Dec. 20 to Dec. 26.
Love those classic Christmas tunes?
Look for Regis Philbin to return this year as host of SiriusXM’s holiday pop up channel, Bing Crosby Christmas Radio.
The limited-run 24/7 channel will feature vintage Crosby holiday radio programs from 1942-1962 — including specials with Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Bob Hope, Orson Welles, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, The Andrews Sisters, Johnny Mercer, Ethel Barrymore and Edgar Bergen with his daughter, Candice.
“Bing Crosby (who died in 1977) has been my idol and greatest inspiration from the first time I heard him on the radio when I was a young child to the thrilling moment I met and sang for him on The Joey Bishop Show,” says Philbin, 82, in a release about the show.
For the first time, Crosby’s wife Kathryn, 80, and son Harry will join Philbin in the studio for a Q & A session at SiriusXM’s studio, and a special music show on which Kathryn will share her favorite Bing Christmas songs and the memories/stories behind them. Daughter Mary and son Nathaniel will also share memories of dad.
Bing Crosby Christmas Radio launches Dec. 20 at 12:00 pm ET and airs through Dec. 26 at 12:00 pm ET on SiriusXM channel 111.