As published in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, The Bulletin, Dec. 12, 2002, page 2 (3)
Reprinted with permission from Frank Church , News Director, UW Oshkosh News Bureau

Holiday music program begins 14th year

          Gerry Grzyb (Sociology), a self-described "holiday music obsessive" who many consider the Fox Valley guru of yuletide tunes, will present his 14th annual series of Christmas music programs Monday, Dec. 16, through Tuesday, Dec. 24.

          For the first time, part of the series will be broadcast on Appleton radio station WLFM-91.1 FM in addition to WRST-90.3 FM at UW Oshkosh.

          On WRST, the show will air from 1 to 6 p.m. most days and 1 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 21 and 22.

          On WLFM, the Wisconsin Public Radio station at Lawrence University, it will air from 1 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 21 and 22.

          "On those two days, I intend to do a condensed version of what I'm doing on the other seven days to provide the new Appleton listeners with a representative taste of what my shows are like," said Grzyb. "It will also give Oshkosh area listeners who can't tune in on weekdays a chance to hear some of the things I played during the week."

          In the future, Grzyb said, he hopes to get even more stations to carry his annual holiday music show.

          A new feature this year: Grzyb will play every Christmas recording that ever hit the bestseller charts, at least up until 1950. The oldest is a 1904 recording of O Come All Ye Faithful by the Columbia Quartette.

          Grzyb, one of the judges in the "Seasonal Music" category for the Association For Independent Music's "Indie" awards for the past five years, will again give away free Christmas CDs during the weeklong holiday music show.

          "I've got dozens of new Christmas CDs to give away," he said.

For more information, see the Dr. Gerry Grzyb's "The Christmas Show" page.