PBS Airings

The television special, "Holiday Handbells," produced in partnership between UNC-TV and The Raleigh Ringers, will be airing on many American Public Television stations across the country during the holidays.   

Over the years, two one-hour concert specials were created from the first DVD and broadcast on over 250 American Public Television stations in 45 states. "Holiday Handbells," based on our second DVD, is our newest one-hour holiday special and aired over 400 times in 38 states in its first year of national distribution.

Below is a listing of the showings of this special we've learned about for 2022. Please tell your friends, relatives and neighbors to watch for our show!

Please contact your local PBS station and request our program. To find the station in your area click on American Public Television Stations Near You.

wdt_ID State Region Station Date/Time
29 Illinois Charleston WEIU December 16 @ 9:00 pm
30 Illinois Charleston WEIU December 17 @ 11:00 pm
31 Illinois Charleston WEIU December 18 @ 3:00 pm
32 Illinois Charleston WEIU December 24 @ 11:00 pm
38 Indiana Indianapolis WFYI 1 December 18 @ 2:00 pm
59 North Carolina Raleigh/Durham North Carolina Channel December 14 @ 10:00 pm
60 North Carolina Raleigh/Durham North Carolina Channel December 15 @ 3:00 am
61 North Carolina Raleigh/Durham North Carolina Channel December 15 @ 11:00 am
62 North Carolina Raleigh/Durham PBS NC December 20 @ 10:00 pm
63 North Carolina Raleigh/Durham PBS NC December 21 @ 4:00 am
64 North Carolina Raleigh/Durham North Carolina Channel December 24 @ 4:00 pm
65 North Carolina Raleigh/Durham PBS NC December 24 @ 6:00 pm
66 North Carolina Raleigh/Durham PBS NC December 25 @ 2:00 am
67 North Carolina Raleigh/Durham North Carolina Channel December 25 @ 8:00 am
68 North Carolina Raleigh/Durham North Carolina Channel December 25 @ 6:00 pm
69 North Carolina Raleigh/Durham North Carolina Channel December 26 @ 12:30 am
70 North Carolina Raleigh/Durham North Carolina Channel December 26 @ 9:00 am
75 Ohio Toledo WGTE December 10 @ 9:00 pm
76 Ohio Toledo WGTE December 15 @ 10:00 pm
77 Ohio Toledo WGTE December 16 @ 4:00 pm
78 Ohio Toledo WGTE December 25 @ 7:00 pm
84 Pennsylvania State College WPSU December 24 @ 10:00 pm
85 Pennsylvania State College WPSU December 25 @ 10:00 am
108 Minnesota Austin KSMQ December 19 @ 8:00 pm
109 Minnesota Austin KSMQ December 24 @ 5:00 pm
110 Minnesota Austin KSMQ December 25 @ 4:00 pm
111 California Burbank KCET December 25 @ 4:00 am
112 Ohio Athens WQUB OHIO 20.5 & 44.5 December 2 @ 8:00 pm
113 Ohio Athens WQUB OHIO 20.5 & 44.5 December 14 @ 11:00 pm
114 Ohio Athens WQUB OHIO 20.5 & 44.5 December 23 @ 8:00 pm
115 Ohio Athens WOUB CLASSIC 20.2 & 44.2 December 10 @ 8:00 am
116 Michigan Grand Rapids WGVU-HD December 25 @ 1:00 pm
117 Oklahoma Oklanhoma City OETA December 22 @ 7:00 pm
118 Utah Salt Lake City UEN-TV December 24 @ 11:00 pm
119 Wisconsin Madison Wisconsin Channel XX.2 December 17 @ 3:00 pm
120 Wisconsin Madison Wisconsin Channel XX.2 December 22 @ 4:00 am
121 California San Bernardino KVCR December 24 @ 10:00 pm
122 Texas Dallas KERA December 25 @ 7:00 am
123 Pennsylvania Harrisburg WITF December 20 @ 8:00 pm
124 Pennsylvania Harrisburg WITF December 21 @ 1:00 am
125 Pennsylvania Harrisburg WITF December 25 @ 10:00 am
126 South Carolina Columbia ETV-HD December 25 @ 3:00 pm
127 South Carolina Columbia ETV World December 27 @ 7:00 am
128 Maryland Baltimore MPT December 24 @ 11:00 pm
129 New Jersey Englewood NJ PBS December 12 @ 4:30 pm
130 New Jersey Englewood NJ ALL ARTS November 29 @ 7:00 pm
131 New Jersey Englewood NJ ALL ARTS December 1 @ 4:00 pm
132 New Jersey Englewood NJ ALL ARTS December 2 @ 4:00 am
133 New Jersey Englewood NJ ALL ARTS December 2 @ 8:00 am
134 Texas Midland KPBT December 2 @ 8:00 pm
135 Iowa Johnston IPTV December 25 @ 3:00 pm
136 Nevada Reno KNPB December 25 @ 4:00 am
137 Vermont Burlington WCFE December 21 @ 5:00 pm
138 Florida Tampa WEDU December 23 @ 11:00 pm
139 Florida Tampa WEDQ December 25 @ 9:00 pm
140 Florida Tampa WEDQ December 24 @ 11:00 pm
141 Illinois Moline WQPT December 24 @ 1:00 pm
142 North Carolina Charlotte WTVI December 24 @ 10:00 pm
143 North Carolina Charlotte WTVI December 19 @ 11:00 pm
144 North Carolina Charlotte WTVI December 20 @ 5:00 pm
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Concerts & Events

Audience Comments

"The music was beautiful, the entertainment hilarious, and the whole experience was wonderfully worthwhile. We loved it so much we tried to get a flight changed to come hear your concert again!"

- Anonymous Fan

“What skill and diversity of music! I could have listened another three hours! Thank you for the inspiration and entertainment!”

- Anonymous Fan

“I never would have thought I'd want to go to a handbell concert, but when I heard handbell rock ’n’ roll on the radio, I told my friends, ‘We're going!’ And it was just great.”

- Anonymous Fan

"The Raleigh Ringers are the best handbell ensemble on the globe!!!!”

Greg Pysh
Minister of Music and Composer
Midland, Texas

“Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! They never cease to amaze me. Their playing is so musical, their technique impeccable.”

Cordetta Valthauser
Handbell Soloist
Cleveland Area, Ohio

"Thank you all for being ambassadors of superb musicianship, amazing technique, and sharing the joy of doing something you love, which is contagious.”

Carolann Haley
Assistant to Director of Music Ministries
National Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C.

“The Raleigh Ringers are truly a wonderful instrument. It is a joy to watch how precisely they respond to director David Harris' musical goals, and how audiences respond as well. This group has definitely attained 'handbell superstar' status.”

Jason Tiller
Sonos Handbell Ensemble
San Francisco, CA

“The best part was, in spite of all the amazing things that they can do with bells – the bass ringer assignments, flawless technique, and all of those kind of things – the best part was that it was musical. I simply enjoyed the music.”

Dean Wagner
Associate Director of Music and Organist
First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

“...I did not know how good 'good' is in bell ringing until I heard you. It was simply superb, and you must have known that from the unusually enthusiastic response from the audience.”

Ross MacKenzie
Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua, New York