Oedipus To Host His Christmas Special On WFNX
December 21, 2010 at 4:00 AM (PT)
PHOENIX MEDIA/COMMUNICATIONS Alternative WFNX/BOSTON will again broadcast this year's edition of the long-running CHRISTMAS EVE show hosted by legendary radio personality and programmer OEDIPUS.
As always, it will feature music from OEDIPUS' collection of holiday music, along with other exclusive CHRISTMAS-themed surprises. Last year was the first year OEDIPUS made WFNX his official CHRISTMAS EVE home, it had been a fixture on the station’s now-defunct rival WBCN.
"Once again, a BOSTON tradition continues on WFNX." Oedipus said. "How appropriate that this unique CHRISTMAS music is heard on BOSTON's only Alternative. Every year I look forward to sharing these songs that can be heard nowhere else."
When asked about his CHRISTMAS EVE tradition, OEDIPUS stated, "I’ve Been doing it for 30 odd years (yes, I started as a young boy) and is a BOSTON tradition for many. I collect CHRISTMAS music and pride myself on playing the most unique CHRISTMAS music on any dial and guarantee not to play any of those songs that if you heard one more time you would kill yourself. The show is wildly eclectic, mixing every type of music imaginable, truly Alternative. The show is all about peace, love and understanding, nothing cynical or negative. It’s for people wrapping presents, having parties or sexing it up under the tree. One listener reads her Dickens during the show every year. Another couple open gifts. I don’t talk a great deal but do tell some stories of CHRISTMAS. Did you know that CHRISTMAS was actually banned in BOSTON for part of the 17th century? In the early days, the CHRISTMAS holidays were actually a bacchanalian debauchery and much too rowdy for the Puritans. I have BONO reading a CHRISTMAS poem and DYLAN reciting 'Twas the Night Before CHRISTMAS. The show is live and I create it as the show develops, blending songs as I hunt thru the 90+ CDs that I bring into the studio. Over the years it has primarily been 6 hours, 6p CHRISTMAS EVE until midnight CHRISTMAS morning. I, alone in the studio, bring in CHRISTMAS with the listeners. It’s been commercial free as commerce really doesn’t make sense, but there has been the occasional sponsorship: This commercial free CHRISTMAS is made possible by..."