© 2023
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Celebrating Christmas from Ireland to the 'Ho Ho Holy Land' | On Every Main Street

OEMS Christmas.jpg
Issa Kassissieh (left) and Neville Gardner (right)

On this special holiday edition of On Every Main Street, Greg Capogna brings stories of Christmas from around the world. To begin, he speaks with Issa Kassissieh, the "Jerusalem Santa," to learn more about why - and how - he decided to start bringing holiday cheer to the "Ho Ho Holy Land."

Greg Capogna

Then, Greg explores the many facets of Irish Christmas, from the Wren Boys to the Christmas Day swim, to traditional holiday foods and more with Neville Gardner, owner and founder of McCarthy's Red Stag Pub and Donegal Square in Bethlehem.

Tune in to On Every Main Street Mondays from 6:30 to 7:00 PM following Lehigh Valley Arts Salon.

(Original air-date: 12/12/22)

Greg began his role as WDIY's Executive Director in October, 2018. He brings 30 years of broadcast management experience to the station, having held executive positions with the nation’s largest commercial radio corporations including Cumulus Media, Citadel Broadcasting, and Clear Channel Communications in the south and midwest. Before starting his role at WDIY, he also spent five years as a consultant in marketing, sales and sales management to radio stations in the south. He holds a BAA from Central Michigan University in broadcast journalism and lives in Bethlehem.
Related Content