Alan 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 Beach Boys to the Kurt Baker Combo, Michael Carpenter, Terry Draper, Richard Barone, Teenage Fanclub, Big Star and the Weeklings, not to mention Richard X. Heyman, the Connection, Nick Piunti and the Nines, we play the hits and a whole lot more.
Pure Pop Radio began on WEBR, a Northern Virginia cable radio station in 1995, not long after I hosted two short-lived shows: Lost Treasures and Guilty Pleasures, a two-hour feast of deep cuts and rarities, and an all-Beatles program. I was searching for another radio vehicle, though, and found it one day while looking at a wall of import singles in a local record store. I noticed that the titles I was attracted to were of the melodic pop variety. Melodic pop has been my favorite kind of music since I began listening to AM radio as a kid in the 1960s.
Borrowing from the title of Nick Lowe’s Pure Pop for Now People album, I began the weekly Pure Pop Radio show, which has run fairly continuously for the past 21 years. The weekly show became a 24-hour Internet radio station in 2012. Pure Pop Radio features a continuous mix of melodic pop music from the ’60s to today, with a full slate of specialty shows airing in the afternoons and evenings. Melody and harmony are at the heart of everything we broadcast.
My great privilege and joy has been and continues to be the opportunity to support the indie melodic pop community by playing artists’ music on the air and writing about it on the Pure Pop Radio website. New music is continually added to our ever-growing playlist, now totaling over 9,500 songs.
If you are a melodic pop artist and would like your music considered for airplay and review, please contact me by filling out the form on the Submit Music for Airplay and Review page.
Within this website, you will find reviews of melodic pop music releases, articles, interviews, station updates, and more. I invite you to explore–I believe you will be delighted with what you find.
Thank you for visiting, and thank you for listening to and supporting Pure Pop Radio. Please click the follow button on the right side of our pages to ensure that you will always be up-to-date with our latest posts.
See you here in cyberspace, and on the radio!
— Alan Haber