By now, the last of the July 4th bunting has been taken down, the fireworks are packed away for New Year's Eve, and all the patriotic parades are over and done. The middle of July is reserved for hot summer nights, weekends at the lake, and occasionally "Christmas In July.”
Rob Martinez, WBOI's resident holiday music expert, will broadcast a new all-request version of his usually-in-December show "The Nights Before Christmas" on Wednesday July 19th from 9 to 11 PM.
"This is our third annual Christmas In July show - I cannot thank WBOI enough for the opportunity for listeners to request their favorite holiday shows," Martinez said. "As in years past, we're getting requests from all over Northeast Indiana, the United States, even as far away as England and Norway. We're excited our radio signal reaches a local and global audience."
“All of the music programming on 89.1 WBOI is produced by volunteers from the community. Rob’s Christmas specials are a wonderful gift that makes our station unique,” said Peter Dominowski, WBOI President and General Manager.
There are request slots still available for the show. "I hope to fill all the openings - I'd hate to break out the Mannheim Steamroller to fill the time," Martinez added. "Please think of the children everyone - get your requests in!"
Here's how to submit your requests for the "Christmas in July" show:
Click on the cover photo at the Facebook page of "The Nights Before Christmas": www.facebook.com/nightsbeforechristmas
Or email Rob: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leave the following info: your name / hometown / artist / title
All requests must be received by Mon July 17th at 12 midnight EDT.