The summer is in full swing but for Rob Martinez, the calendar always reads Christmas. 89.1 WBOI's resident holiday music expert wanted to celebrate the month of July with a special one time version of his show "The Nights Before Christmas". This special airs on Tuesday, July 7th from 8 PM to 10 PM.
"We've watched our Facebook page explode with new likes since January," Martinez said. "It's gone from 150+ likes to over 450+ in less than six months. I really wanted to do a show for these new potential listeners so they don't have to wait until December."
Rob conceived the plan for an all-request show in July of 2014 but didn't think it was feasible to do. When the numbers of Facebook followers doubled this year, he approached 89.1 WBOI President and GM Peter Dominowski to pitch the idea.
"Rob is our resident Christmas expert," Dominowski said. "His contagious passion for holiday music will help make a hot and humid month a little more bearable.” ‘Christmas In July’ is another example of how 89.1 WBOI connects with the audience and serves the community".
Here's how to submit your requests for the "Christmas in July" show:
Visit the Facebook page of "The Nights Before Christmas":
Or email Rob: email@example.com
Leave the following info: your name / hometown / artist / title
All requests must be received by Sun July 5th at 12 midnight EDT.