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Holidays By Request III

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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! 

(Note: to download the audio files on this page, right-click on the player arrow and select "open in new tab." Then click on the three dots next to the player on display to download the .mp3 file.)

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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:

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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:

youre_a_mean_one_mr_grinch_-_taylor_quimby.mp3
Listen to the song

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

go_tell_it_on_the_mountain_by_jason_moon_and_sarah_gibson.mp3
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:

christmas_is_a_coming_-_sarah_gibson_nick_capodice_margaret_mitchell_and_danny_mulligan.mp3
Listen to the song

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

all_is_calm_by_brady_carlson.mp3
Listen to the song

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

shantytown_by_peabodys_coal_train.mp3
Listen to the song

Silent Night - performed by Peabody's Coal Train:

silent_night_by_peabodys_coal_train.mp3
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)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_hlYgCNFZc

 

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.
Emily has worked for NPR member stations since 2007. Before joining the NHPR staff in 2012, she served as local host for All Things Considered as well as Director of Business and Foundation Support for KUSP, Santa Cruz, CA. While living in Santa Cruz, she also produced 2 weekly music programs Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Free Radio Santa Cruz) and Taste of Honey (KUSP).

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