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Ghosts and Goblins and Pumpkins, Oh My! Pure Pop Radio’s Halloween Extravaganza Starts Tonight!

pumpkin halloweenIt probably won’t come as a galloping shock to you that we here at the fun-is-our-middle-name Pure Pop Radio headquarters are big fans of Halloween, the creepiest, scariest, spookiest, and pumpkiniest holiday ever (although we’ve been known to also wax pretty nutty about Arbor Day; oh, what we can do with tree branches and a whole lotta bark).

With Halloween week here at least, we’re getting ready to trick-or-treat full blast in our Aaron Sorkin costumes, door to door, at the same time as we’re running two–count ’em, two–special editions of our popular deejay shows to help you celebrate the candy-riffic season (our Beatles shows, Every Little Thing and Things We Said Today, are taking a break this week; they’ll return next week).

Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show Meets Halloween and the Taters

the taters
The Taters

pop tunes disc smallTonight–Monday, October 26 at 9 pm ET–on a special edition of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, we’re in our reconfigured, spacious studio, now a spooky haunted house complete with living skeletons, booing ghosts, and three pun-wielding, joke-telling, pop culture fanatical Taters sitting in front of our orange (hey, it’s Halloween!) microphones, for a really fun time. Join us, won’t you? Costumes optional!

The Taters have recorded a very special Halloween greeting for you, our treasured Pop Tunes fans. Listen:

That’s right–Craig Evans, Brad Tucker and Chris Mendez from the jolly Ameripopicana band the Taters are Alan’s special guests, talking about their scary good EP, Don’t Scream! Songs to Keep You Up at Night! The boys, puns ‘n’ jokes ‘n’ pop culture references at the ready, help our intrepid host play some well- and not-so-well-known Halloween tunes. Who from? Zacherle, the Tremblers, Caravan of Thieves, Jackdaw 4, Groovie Goolies, Blue Ash, Jamie and Steve, and, of course, the Taters! The tunes, the laughs and the scares come fast and furious in this 90-minute holiday free-for-all!

Alan Haber: Proud Music Geek!
Your Host, Alan Haber

If you miss this jolly and scary program, fear not: You can listen again this coming Saturday, October 31–Halloween Day (and Night!) at noon ET (9 am PT) and 9 pm ET (6 pm PT). It’s a whole lotta Taters and Habers (well, just one pretty scary Haber!) on a very spooky edition of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show. Halloween has never been so much fun!

Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes is a cool deejay show playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. The show airs every Monday night at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio, and repeats on Thursday afternoons at noon ET (9 am PT) and Sundays at 3 pm ET (noon PT). Please like us on Facebook by clicking here.

Needle Meets Vinyl Meets Halloween for a Scary Good Time!

needle meets vinyl

Brian Bringelson
Brian Bringelson

Our newest specialty show, airing Wednesday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), kicks into spooky-high gear for this week’s edition. It’s an All-Halloween Special, curated and presented by Anchor and Bear’s Brian Bringelson (aka Paul Starling).

As usual, Brian draws from across the wide swath of genres to fill his trick-or-treat bag with gold. You’ll hear tracks from the Beatles and the solo Beatles, Donovan, the Kinks, Neko Case, Nick Drake, the Beach Boys, Of Montreal, and a host of others perfect for Halloween play.

Can’t catch this Wednesday night’s broadcast? Put yourself at ease–just keep your costume at the ready and tune into Pure Pop Radio on Halloween, October 31, at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT).

Needle Meets Vinyl is the weekly show during which all songs are played from vinyl records. The music spans the decades during which popular music has flourished. Curated and presented by Brian Bringelson, a member of the band Anchor and Bear and a solo artist under the name Paul Starling, the show airs every Wednesday night at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). An encore performance runs on Sunday afternoons at 1 pm ET (10 am PT). Needle Meets Vinyl has its own Facebook page; click here to be magically transported, and please hit the “like” button. Thanks!

Pure Pop Radio’s One-Two Pumpkin Punch

purepoplogoDon’t miss our Halloween-themed shows this week:

  • Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show with the Taters, tonight at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT), with repeats on Halloween at noon ET (9 am PT) and 9 pm ET (6 pm PT)
  • Brian Bringelson’s Needle Meets Vinyl, this Wednesday night, 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), with a repeat performance on Halloween night at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT).

Just like the Addams Family, we’re creepy and we’re kooky, mysterious and spooky. In point of fact, we’re all together ooky! We’re the Pure Pop Family, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year–the original all-day-and-all-of-the-night continuous Internet stream pulling from more than 7,500 melodic pop songs for your continual enjoyment. Simply click on any of the links below to listen! Spooky!

purepoplogoAlan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio is the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. From the Beatles to the Spongetones, the Nines, Kurt Baker, the Connection and the New Trocaderos, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Tune in by clicking on one of the listen links below.

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