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December 22, 2016

"Christmas Eve with Oedipus" Celebrates Second Year on 89.7 WGBH


BOSTON, December 22, 2016 — This Saturday, Boston radio legend Oedipus continues a 30-year holiday tradition with his Christmas Eve with Oedipus show, presented on WGBH for the second consecutive year. The Christmas Eve program features a curated collection of music which Oedipus compiles throughout the year, including many new holiday offerings. He also pulls from his own collection of thousands of recordings to create an eclectic mix of classic songs and interesting interpretations of those classics.

"89.7 WGBH and Christmas Eve with Oedipus have one major thing in common: both represent a deep connection to where we live,” said Phil Redo, WGBH General Manager for Radio. “We’re pleased to keep this annual music tradition alive on our air.”

In addition to preparing for his evening program, Oedipus recently joined Henry Santoro, host of Henry in the Hub, for an exclusive interview, which will air on Saturday, December 24 at 8:35 a.m. during WGBH’s Morning Edition.

"Hearing Christmas Eve with Oedipus on 89.7 WGBH is a listener's dream come true,” said Santoro, who is also a daytime news anchor for WGBH News. “Whether you listen alone or with family and friends, it's a tradition that you'll celebrate for years.”

Oedipus’s three-decade career in Boston radio began in 1975 when he was a D.J. at MIT’s college station WTBS (today WMBR), and continued at WBCN where he became program director and hosted the acclaimed Nocturnal Emissions program for 25 years. Oedipus is featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame last summer.

“I’m honored to return to WGBH with my annual Christmas Eve show, which features songs I’ve been collecting for years and a few new gems heard nowhere else and only once a year,” said Oedipus.

Christmas Eve with Oedipus will air on Saturday, December 24, from 6 p.m. to midnight on 89.7 WGBH.

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