As the year draws to a close, 89.5 WHRV’s Out of the Box with Paul Shugrue is set to take listeners on an auditory journey through the best music of 2023. Known for its dedication to showcasing new and exciting music all year round, Out of the Box has such a rich catalog that it takes over a month to highlight the year’s best!

The “Out of the Box Retrospective Season” continues until the end of the year, promising every show to be a unique exploration of 2023’s musical landscape. From Monday to Thursday nights between 7-9 PM and on Saturday afternoons from 1-5 PM, tune in for a curated selection of this year’s standout tracks.

Each show during the retrospective season focuses on a different aspect of the year’s best music as heard on Out of the Box.

Check out the lineup:

Wed 11/29: A Celebration of Female Artists, showcasing the talent and diversity in today’s music scene.

Thurs 11/30: Live Releases, reliving some of the most memorable live musical moments of the year.

Sat 12/2 & 12/16: The Deepest Albums of the Year (Parts 1 and 2), delving into the albums that made a significant impact in 2023.

Mon 12/4: Debut Albums, spotlighting the fresh and emerging talents who made their mark this year.

Tues 12/5: Veteran Artists (over 50), honoring the seasoned musicians who continue to inspire.

Wed 12/6: Coolest Covers, featuring some of the most creative and captivating cover songs of the year.

Thurs 12/7: Local Artists, shining a light on the vibrant music scene right here in our community.

Sat 12/9: Most Awesome Songs of the Year, a compilation of the tracks that defined 2023.

Mon 12/11 and beyond: A focus on genre-specific releases, including Rock, Americana, Blues, and the best collaborations.

Mon 12/18-Mon 12/25: A special Out of the Box Christmas Music segment to get into the holiday spirit.

Tues 12/26 and Wed 12/27: The Albums of the Week, parts 1 and 2, revisiting the top picks from each week of the year.

Thurs 12/28: Grammy-nominated Out of the Box artists, showcasing those recognized at the highest level in the music industry.

Sat 12/31: The Best Music of the Past 20 Years, a special show to ring in the New Year.

Don’t miss a beat of this exciting retrospective season. All shows will be available online after their airdate at It’s the best of the year for the rest of the year on Out of the Box – your destination for discovering new music and revisiting the year’s musical highlights.