A Huge Year is Afoot…

purepoplogo2014 is going to be a huge year for Pure Pop Radio. We’ve got huge plans for a couple of new shows, the playlist will be growing in huge ways, and, well, just as an overall thing, the station is going to be getting better all the time, to borrow a phrase. And there’s the huge aspect to consider.

It has always been our plan to keep growing the station. We’ve planted seeds along the way, and this year those seeds will be sprouting and shooting up into the sky, through a couple of clouds and beyond. Running Pure Pop Radio is a calling. It’s our passion. And, it’s our privilege. We’re here to spread the word on great, melodic pop music, and that’s what we will continue to do.

Look for a couple of announcements in the days and weeks ahead. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your support. We appreciate each and every one of you. You, in fact, pop! And now, on with our show (just click on one of the links below)!

 

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Lee Jones from The Solicitors Guests on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on February 4

Meet The Solicitors

Meet The Solicitors

It’s no secret that of all of the elements that go into an interview on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, my favorite is the human one. As much as I live for spreading the word on great music, I’m even more dedicated to telling the stories behind the songs. What is the songwriter’s history? How did he grow up? How did life treat him along the way? How does all of this help shape his music?

We’ve got a wonderful human story for you beginning next Tuesday, February 4. Lee Jones, from the great Australian band The Solicitors, joins me for the deeply felt story of how he got from the many roadblocks that life has delivered to him to his position as songwriter and singer in a band that is destined, I believe, for the top of the pops. I think you will be riveted as Lee unravels quite a heartfelt tale that negotiates a bumpy road, but winds up in a good place, delivering to the world a happy, talented man with a happy life who can strike up the band and get any place rocking and popping in no time.

Don’t miss this one. Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation with Lee Jones from The Solicitors airs on Pure Pop Radio next Tuesday and Wednesday, February 4 and 5, at 8 pm ET, and on Friday, February 7 at 6 pm ET. See you on the radio for a most commanding tale.

Visit The Solicitors’ website.

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Win an Autographed Sproutless: Insights from Retrospect CD from Scott McPherson and Pure Pop Radio!

Sproutless: Insights from Retrospect

Sproutless: Insights from Retrospect

In conjunction with Scott McPherson’s appearance this week on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, during which Scott is talking about the two CD’s he’s just released in tribute to the band Prefab Sprout, we’re giving away an autographed copy of Sproutless: Insights from Retrospect.

All you have to do to win is fill out the form below. Be sure to include your name and email address and type the word “Sprout” in the Comments window. Entries must be received by Sunday, February 2 at midnight ET. Only one entry per person, please.

Win this signed Sproutless CD!

Win this signed Sproutless CD!

Listen to Scott talk about his Sproutless project tonight and Friday by tuning in to Pure Pop Radio. Air times are tonight at 8 pm ET and Friday at 6 pm ET. Click on the links below.

Good luck!

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Here’s Another Clue for You All…

Something’s coming to Pure Pop Radio, and soon! A new thing to enlighten you and brighten your day. Or is it your night that’s in question here? Hmm…

We’re going to be spilling the beans on our new thingumybob tomorrow, but to while away the hours until then we’re put together another poll that may help you deduce our intent. We know…it’s starting to sound like an NYPD Blue episode in here…

Okay, see if you can choose the correct answer to this question:  What has eight legs and has a name that is sorta-kinda a combination of a buzzing thing and the members of Jethro Tull?  What are we going on about?

Check back tomorrow for all the details, won’t you?

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20 New Songs Added to the Pure Pop Radio Playlist!

We’ve gone and done it again: We’ve added 20 more songs by 8 different artists to the Pure Pop Radio playlist. There’s nothing stopping us!

What’s new? Here’s the rundown:

* Andrea Perry – “I’m So Jealous (of Abigail Bellus).” Hot on the heels of her latest album release, the awesome 4, we’ve added Andrea’s latest song to some pretty good company. We love Andrea at Pure Pop Radio; this song is another marvelous example of just how very good she is.

* The Newds – “Go Getter,” “Mr. Happy Sunshine,” and “Chasing Shadows” (from the band’s latest release, Ready). The Newds have knocked it out of the park with some fine, catchy pop songs that really do the trick.

* The Zags – “Tattoo.” This is the brand new single from the group, a wonderful pop confection you’re going to love.

* Toxic Melons – “Change the World,” “More or Less,” “Not in Love,” and “Take Me (Radio Edit).” These are tracks from the band’s upcoming album, Bus Therapy. There’s a kool Kickstarter campaign going on that you might want to get in on. Check it out! You’ll be glad you did!

* Caddy – “Something About Carina.” This is brand new from the band’s forthcoming album, The Better End. Very Teenage Fanclub, and we know you like that sort of thing!

* Marc Platt – “I Dreamed I Saw the Beatles.” Very cool tune from an artist who’s quickly becoming a favorite around these parts. Very Fab, too!

* Markus Holler – “Little Pretender,” “Blind,” “Let Me Run,” “I Don’t Wanna Live Here,” “Ways of Love,” and “Tell Me” (from Markus’s 2002 album, Achin’ for Summer). The head honcho at Sugarbush Records lets his power pop flag fly on this wonderful album, new to Pure Pop Radio. Superb stuff!

* Third of Never – “Green Roses,” “Life Saver,” and “Indian.” Great power pop, co-produced by The Grip Weeds’ Kurt Reil, who also plays several instruments on the album.

Tune in and sample the wonders of these and the more than 4,300 songs now playing in rotation. Dig in now!

 

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Riddle Me This, Pop Fans! Something’s Coming…But What Is It? Hmm?

It’s brain teaser time! A head scratcher! A doozy!

What has eight legs and has a name that is sorta-kinda a combination of a buzzing thing and the members of Jethro Tull?

The answer…in two days hence. Something’s coming! But in the meantime, vote below for what you think is the correct answer. Best of luck!

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We’ve Got Winners! And They Are…(drum roll)…

We’ve just concluded our second contest here on the Pure Pop Radio website. This time around, we were giving away two CD copies and one vinyl record copy of the Drink a Toast to Innocence: A Tribute to Lite Rock compilation.

Let’s have a virtual drum roll, shall we? The winners of the aforementioned prizes are… Dennis DeFrenn and Mark Chadwick (CD’s), and Mike Dees (vinyl album).

Can we have a big hand for our lucky readers and listeners? Yes, we can!

Stick around, because more cool contests are coming up here on the website for your home of the melodic pop hits: Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio!

Congratulations!

 

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