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."
In the early 1960s, comedian Vaughn Meader recorded a satirical album in which he poked some gentle fun at President John F. Kennedy. He wasn't the first person to imitate a sitting president, but Meader was the first to add such a satirical bent to his work.
It was ground breaking at the time, and his first JFK recording, The First Family, became the fastest-selling album in U.S. history up to that point.