HARLINGEN, RGV – Rose and Richard Loya produced rock ’n’ roll shows for RGV Public Radio 88 FM for a number of years.

When the Diocese of Brownsville sold the station earlier this year, their shows, along with other locally produced programming, was lost to the airwaves.

As a treat for the holiday season, the Loyas have kindly allowed the Rio Grande Guardian to run a couple of their Christmas shows.

The above podcast features the first of these shows. Part Two will be posted on December 25.

Rose Loya joined the team at KMBH a few years ago as a volunteer with JukeBox Memories, which featured rock ’n’ roll music from the 1950’s and 1960’s. It was a very popular program.

Rose Loya was born in Corpus Christi but grew up in Harlingen, attending school in Harlingen also. She was recruited by Richard Loya to fill a void on 88FM with JukeBox Memories, and gained a strong following.

Richard Loya had a short stint with KMBH in 2007 and produced several radio shows through the years on his own. He was the producer of the Rock ’n’ Roll show and JukeBox Memories.

We hope you enjoy the festive music.