"The Nights Before Christmas" is Back in July and Wants Your Holiday Music Requests!

Jun 20, 2016

Rob Martinez is the host of The Nights Before Christmas and has one of the largest privately owned Christmas music collections in the United States.
Credit Rob Martinez

  July is a patriotic month - Independence Day, fireworks, and parades.  One holiday that used to fly under the radar was "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 6th from 9 to 11 PM to mark the occasion.   

"Our first all-request show last year was simply amazing" Martinez said.  "I expected to get about 20 requests and I would fill out the rest of the show.  We had people all over Northeast Indiana, the United States, even Canada and Sweden with their requests.  I was able to squeeze all 37 songs into the show!"

“We’re really excited to have Christmas in July  for a second year,” 89.1 WBOI Program Director Katy Anderson said. “It’s a really fun way to interact with our listeners and spread some cheer!”

Once again, you pick the music Rob will play on the show.  "I hope we can match our total from last year," Martinez added.  "Here's hoping your favorite holiday song will be one!"

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":


Or email Rob:  nightsbeforechristmas@gmail.com

Leave the following info:   your name / hometown / artist / title

All requests must be received by Sun July 3rd at 12 midnight EDT.