[ holiday/radio/marathon ]
By now you should know the deal: WPRB DJ Jon Solomon, the Second Most Famous Christmas Jew and a good friend of mine, goes on the air at 6 p.m. on the Eve and doesn't sign off until 24 hours later. In between, he spins only the craziest, misguidedest, deepest holiday cuts in his formidable archives. Along the way, he gets wonderfully delirious and exhausted. You can hear it in his voice; you can see it on the webcam: The guy is losing it by hour 14 or so. "This year you'll hear everything from Lollywood soundtracks to rare African recordings to unreleased demos from locals," Jon says. "I've asked a number of friends to record 'holiday stories' for this year's show that will debut during the program. There's also a 1984 WPRB Christmas Show I recently had digitized which I'll air excerpts from that likely haven't been heard since the original broadcast."
Sat., Dec. 24, 6 p.m. through Sun., Dec. 25, 6 p.m., 103.3 FM WPRB, wprb.com