FOLLOWING IN a proud family tradition, two of Ramblin' Lou Schriver's daughters are taking to the radio airwaves at holiday time. Linda Lou and Lori Ann Schriver are presenting their own Christmas show at noon Saturday on WXRL (AM 1300).
The two-hour show, which will feature yule songs by the newest recording artists plus stories and country holiday customs, follows "Ramblin' Lou's Family Band Christmas," which airs at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The 30th annual family Christmas concert is a live performance from the WXRL radio studios in Lancaster.
Leading the Family Band is Ramblin' Lou on guitar, with his wife Joanie Marshall on vocals and lead guitar, Linda Lou on vocals and bass, Lori Ann on violin, Lynn Carol on vocals and keyboard, Lou Jr. on drums and Kathy Stevenson on accordion.
The show will feature a variety of old and new country tunes, plus well-known Christmas songs like "Silver Bells," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Silent Night," "White Christmas," "Blue Christmas" and "Jingle Bell Polka."
Linda Lou, a Nashville recording artist, will do a number of solos, including "Winter Wonderland," "Christmas Time's A-Comin'," "Fool Such as I," "Love Me Tender" and "You Really Had Me Going." She is a regular member of "Jamboree USA," a live country music radio show originating from WWVA (AM 1170) in Wheeling, W.Va.
Lynn Carol, also a member of "Jamboree USA," will sing "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "O Holy Night" and "You and Me." Lori Ann is planning a special rendition of "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer."
Lou Jr. will play a drum solo on "Caravan" and Kathy Stevenson will sing "Jingle Bell Rock." Debbie Imiolo, a family friend and recent graduate of the Eastman School of Music, has arranged "Carol of the Bells" on marimba and bells. Ms. Imiolo is an elementary music teacher in Cattaraugus school system.
A special visit is planned by Santa Claus and his helper, "Wink" Fearby of Tonawanda.
The Family Band is doing its annual benefit show at Buffalo's Veteran's Hospital at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Helping out Santa on this outing is Charlie Fleishman of North Tonawanda.
The band also will perform at a round & square dance at 8 p.m. Jan. 26 and Feb. 9 at Lancaster Knights of Columbus and Feb. 16 and March 9 at Oakfield Fire Hall. The dances are broadcast live over WXRL.
Other holiday specials on WXRL include: "Christmas From the Heart With Barbara Mandrell" at 11 a.m. Tuesday; "The Earl Morgan Family Christmas Show" at 10 a.m. Wednesday and "Christmas With Sandy Cory" at 9 a.m. Thursday. Sandy, the widow show grows
of Lou's longtime band member "Accordion Zeke," is planning a special holiday remote broadcast at noon Dec. 26. from Dee's Diner in Pembroke. Ms. Cory also does a live weekly show at 7 p.m. Mondays from the diner.
Greg Chwojdak's "Polkamotion Christmas Show" airs at noon Dec. 23 and "Christmas Around the Country" is scheduled at 11 a.m. Dec. 24.
Hillview Elementary School Choralettes will sing carols at 7:30 a.m. Christmas Day, followed by Jeff Pieczynski's Christmas Polka Party at 8 a.m., a Hispanic religious program at 11 a.m. and Angel Quiros' Hispanic Christmas at noon.
Ricky Skaggs offers a three-hour "Golden Decade" show at 11 a.m. Dec. 31. Jeff Pieczynski offers another polka special at 8 a.m. New Year's Day, followed by Ramblin' Lou's annual tribute to Hank Williams at 11 a.m. and Angel Quiros' Hispanic New Year's show at noon.