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Holidays By Request III

For the third year, Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley and Producer Emily Quirk team up for two hours packed with under-appreciated holiday tunes, requested by you! 

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Credit Emily Quirk
Members of Peabody's Coal Train (from L to R): Steve Cybulski, Dave Anderson, and Jason Teaster

This year also features in-studio performaces by a variety of NHPR reporters and producers, including:

  • Nick Capodice, Civics 101
  • Sarah Gibson, Southern NH & education reporter 
  • Taylor Quimby, Patient Zero
  • Jason Moon, Bear Brook
  • Dave Anderson, Something Wild

Scroll to the bottom of this post if you want to hear the songs recorded by NHPR folks, and thanks to everyone who sent in their requests over the last few weeks!
This programs originally aired on December 21st  8-10, and will rebroadcast again on Christmas Eve from 8-10.

Listen to the full program:

Holidays By Request III, Hour Two

Listen to songs performed by NHPR staffers and friends:

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch - performed by NHPR's Taylor Quimby:

Listen to the song

Go Tell It On The Mountain - performed by NHPR's Jason Moon and Sarah Gibson:

Listen to the song

Christmas Is A Coming - performed by NHPR's Sarah Gibson and Nick Capodice, along with their friends Danny Mulligan and Margaret Mitchell:

Listen to the song

All Is Calm - written and performed by former NHPR host and reporter Brady Carlson:

Listen to the song

Shanty Town - performed by Something Wild host Dave Anderson and his band, Peabody's Coal Train:

Listen to the song

Silent Night - performed by Peabody's Coal Train:

Listen to the song

And here's a classic - NHPR's Sean Hurley (as his alter ego Sherwin Sleeves) singing The Christmas La La Song, which he wrote for the Ron and Fez show. (Listen to the story about it here.) 

Lorna from Bow, NH requested Riu Riu Chiu, from The Monkees' Christmas Show (Christmas Day in 1967)


For many radio listeners throughout New Hampshire, Rick Ganley is the first voice they hear each weekday morning, bringing them up to speed on news developments overnight and starting their day off with the latest information.
Before becoming Program Director, Quirk served as NHPR's production manager. During that time she's voiced and crafted the 'sound of the station,' coordinated countless on-air fundraisers, produced segments for Give Back NH, Something Wild, New Hampshire Calling, and developed NHPR's own NHPR Music vertical with features such as Live from Studio D, and long-loved favorites like Holidays By Request.
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