This Week’s Specialty Shows: Michael Carpenter Talks Supahip, Beach Boys and Paul McCartney on In Conversation, and Catchy New Tunes from Roger Joseph Manning Jr. and Gilbert O’Sullivan Anchor Two All-New Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Shows

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Michael Carpenter

Ace musician Michael Carpenter, busy as always and always wonderfully productive, joins me on this week’s Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to go inside the writing and production of the grand new album from the Supahip, his pop and roll project with also ace musician Mark Moldre.

coverAiring this Wednesday night at 9 pm ET on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio, my interview with Michael tackles The Two Sided Face, the Supahip’s followup to 2007’s debut, Seize the World. A mix of rock and roll, pop and country influences fuels this fun collection from Michael and Mark Moldre, who entered the studio each day without a written song to sing; by the end of each day, a song was written, performed and mixed. Working without a net has never sounded so good.

During this program, we play and Michael talks about three songs from The Two Sided Face: “With the Radio On,” “Fourarms,” and “Motor,” the latter a free-swinging pop-rocker with a decidedly Rolling Stones center. We also talk about the Beach Boys–we play Michael’s 2000 loving cover of the group’s “You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone”–and the influence of the Beatles and Paul McCartney. There is more, too, including a particularly apropos track that plays after “Fourarms”; listen and enjoy.

roger joseph manning jr. glamping coverpop tunes disc smallTwo all-new editions of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show roll tomorrow and Thursday night at 8 pm ET. A catchy pure melodic pop song from ex-Jellyfisher Roger Joseph Manning Jr.’s upcoming EP Glamping and a lovely new midtempo popper from the always great Gilbert O’Sullivan shine tomorrow night during a show that also features the latest from the Connection’s Brad Marino; Simon Love; Wilson; Blake Jones and the Trike Shop; McPherson Grant; the Ice Cream Conspiracists; the Supahip; Carpenter, Smith and Jones; David Myhr; the Quick; Lane Steinberg, and Soft Hearted Scientists.

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Thursday night, catchy pop tunes fill the air on another all-new Pop Tunes Deejay Show. Stepping up to the bandstand, Secret Friend, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., the Grand Leve, Ancient Babies, Jon and Julia, Daisy House, Tawny Thiele, the Turtles, Beaulieu Porch, Lane Steinberg, Magpie, Caper Clowns and Nancy Sinatra pop the house with new and new-to-you sounds that will delight you through and through.

That’s this week’s Pure Pop Radio specialty show lineup, broadcast as always by Pop that Goes Crunch Radio. Don’t miss a minute!

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Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, playing the latest and greatest melodic pop songs from today and across the decades, and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere Internet melodic pop talk show, air weekly on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

pop tunes disc smallin conversation new graphic blueListen to the Pop Tunes Deejay Show on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 pm ET (two different shows every week); In Conversation airs every Wednesday night at 9 pm ET. Don’t miss a minute!

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Anton Barbeau Guests on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation and Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show Celebrates Its 50th Edition: This Week’s Specialty Show Lineup Sparkles

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We’ve got another week of sparkling specialty shows ahead, all airing as usual on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio. What’s in store?

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anton barbeau natural causes cover from cd babyThis Wednesday, April 18, at 9 pm ET, Anton Barbeau guests on an all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to talk about his latest album, the fantastic Natural Causes. You’ll hear Anton wax poetic about three of the songs on the album: the wild and woolly “It’s the Coffee that Makes the Man Go Mad,” “Down Around the Radio,” and a remake of “Creepy Tray,” which first appeared as an upbeat bubblegum track on Anton’s 1999 release, Splendid Tray, and is recast in a new version as…well, you’ll have to listen to find out. It’s a truly heartfelt story.

pop tunes disc smallThe first of two all-new Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Shows rolls tomorrow night at 8 pm ET with new spins from Wilson, the Ice Cream Conspiracists, Secret Friend, the Connection, Lannie Flowers, and Scot Sax, whose new album, Drawing from Memory, is one of the highlights of this year’s crop of melodic pop releases.

pop tunes disc smallThursday night at 8 pm ET, we celebrate the 50th edition of the Pop Tunes Deejay Show with a deep dive into the archives, culminating in a supersized episode featuring such artists as Frank Bango, the Cherry Drops, Dave Edmunds, B and Not B, Ray Paul with Emitt Rhodes, Don Dixon, Huw Jacob, the Davenports, Tamas Wells, the 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco, and the Archies. You won’t want to miss this one. Come join the celebration!

Don’t miss a minute of this week’s Pure Pop Radio specialty shows, broadcast on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio, always poppin’ and rockin’. We’re going to have a great time–join us, won’t you?

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Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, playing the latest and greatest melodic pop songs from today and across the decades, and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere Internet melodic pop talk show, air weekly on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

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Tune in to Pop that Goes Crunch Radio by clicking on the following snazzy-looking button:

 

Pop Tunes! Michael Simmons Summons Summer! This Week’s Pure Pop Radio Shows are Simmering with Pop Joy!

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Gather up sufficient gobs of SPF 30, a basketful of tasty snacks, and your Internet radio receptacle: This week’s Pure Pop Radio specialty shows are hot,and beaming from here to there on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio!

in conversation new graphic greyOn this week’s all-new Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Michael Simmons (sparkle*jets u.k., Yorktown Lads, Popdudes) summons sweet summer vibes as he talks to me about  his just-released top-pop platter, First Days of Summer.

michael simmons album front coverDuring this hour-long show, we take a tour through Michael’s musical history and hear all about how he wrote and produced his new songs. First Days of Summer is a spectacular album, no matter the season; join us to hear all about it. (9 pm ET, Wednesday, April 11).

pop tunes disc smallTwo new hour-long Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Shows spin this week. Tomorrow (Tuesday) night at 8 pm ET, new and new-to-you tracks will be spun from Roy Wood, The Tubes and Olivia Newton-John, David Myhr (the fourth song from his upcoming Lucky Day album), Daisy House, The Junior League, Lannie Flowers (in full Beatlesque mode), McPherson Grant (a lovely new number), The Grand Leve (featuring Longplayer’s Göran Hjerstedt), Bryan Estepa and Coke Belda (a catchy George Michael cover), and more. Plus, my snappy deejay patter!

pop tunes disc smallThis Thursday night at 8 pm ET, another Pop Tunes Deejay Show delivers new and new-to-you tunes from Michael Penn, The Wrecking Two (featuring Teensville Records’ Kyler Schwartz and The Lunar Laugh’s Jared Lekites), The Junior League, Karla Kane (from Secret Friend’s new The Divorce Album), The Supahip (featuring Michael Carpenter and Mark Moldre), Mitchell Adam Johnson (from Spencer McGillicutty), The Kennedys, and lots more. Plus–you guessed it–my snappy deejay patter!

Catch some rays, ’cause here come the sunny sounds of two all-new editions of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show and the latest edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation with special guest Michael Simmons. Don’t miss a minute!

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Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, playing the latest and greatest melodic pop songs from today and across the decades, and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere Internet melodic pop talk show, air weekly on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

pop tunes disc smallin conversation new graphic blueListen to the Pop Tunes Deejay Show on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 pm ET (two different shows every week); In Conversation airs every Wednesday night at 9 pm ET. Don’t miss a minute!

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It’s an All-Star Week for Pure Pop’s Specialty Shows. Secret Friend’s Steven Fox Stops By Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, and Top Popsters Populate Two All-New Editions of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show

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This week, Secret Friend’s affable head musical pal Steven Fox pops in to spread the cheer on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, and your favorite popsters sing sweetly on two all-new editions of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show.

secret friend divorce albumSecret Friend’s new record, The Divorce Album, releases this Friday, April 6. It may well be the ultimate breakup long player, but it sounds like a happy, peppy pop album, and I predict it will be a favorite of many pop fans this year. Falling somewhere sound-wise between Secret Friend’s expansive second album, Sleeper, and the Linus of Hollywood-produced pure pop debut, Time Machine, The Divorce Album serves up six Fox-written and produced songs and six reinventions of those songs produced by other artists. It’s a fascinating approach, heady lyrically but effervescent musically. It’s a clear winner by an artist not afraid to stretch and keep things interesting.

During this lively edition of In Conversation, you’ll learn about the origins of this album and hear all about the writing and production of the songs. Direct from Thailand, meet Steven Fox this Wednesday at 9 pm ET.

pop tunes disc smallThe first of two Pop Tunes Deejay Shows airs tomorrow night, Tuesday, at 8 pm ET. Don McLean kicks things off with the complete version of his hard-to-beat-after-all-these-years classic “American Pie.” Also on the agenda: new and recent top tracks from Adrian Whitehead, Ian Thompson, The Gold Needles, Jeff Litman, Farrington, Magpie, and more top sounds from across the decades.

michael simmons album front coverWe’re back with another Pop Tunes Deejay Show this Thursday night at 8 pm ET. All Day Sucker’s classic 2004 track “Get High” leads this packed show, which features new and new-to-you spins from Matt Bruno, Roger Klug, Crime Scene, Michael Simmons, Lord High Admirals, Fireproof Sam and the Network Stars, Dropkick, The Orange Peels, Radio Days, and TC&I (XTC’s Colin Moulding and Terry Chambers). And more, too, including my snappy deejay patter!

It’s all for you–another all-star week of top pop programming from Pure Pop Radio, as broadcast by Pop that Goes Crunch Radio. Don’t miss a minute!

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Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, playing the latest and greatest melodic pop songs from today and across the decades, and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere Internet melodic pop talk show, air weekly on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

pop tunes disc smallin conversation new graphic blueListen to the Pop Tunes Deejay Show on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 pm ET (two different shows every week); In Conversation airs every Wednesday night at 9 pm ET. Don’t miss a minute!

Tune in to Pop that Goes Crunch Radio by clicking on the following snazzy-looking button:

 

This Week’s Specialty Show Lineup: Linus of Hollywood Tells All on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, and Two All-New Pop Tunes Deejay Shows Thrill With the Latest Melodic Pop Sounds

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This week, Linus of Hollywood brings a sense of good old cabin-essence to Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, and two all-new editions of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show thrill with the latest and greatest melodic pop sounds from across the decades.

LOH - Cabin Life Cover V2-3It’s been nearly 20 years since Linus of Hollywood’s debut platter, Your Favorite Record, charmed listeners for whom melody was, and continues to be, king. Linus’s new release, Cabin Life, is the main topic of conversation during his 70-minute appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation this Wednesday at 9 pm ET on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

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In addition to talking about and playing a pair of wonderful songs from Cabin Life, Linus also dishes about his move to Los Angeles as a 21-year-old looking for his big musical break, his time spent as a member of the punk-pop band Size 14 (and wait until you hear who played keyboards on their album!), his work with soft-pop queen Margo Guryan, and the writing and recording of what may well be his best album, Cabin Life. It’s another in-depth back-and-forth you won’t want to miss.

pop tunes disc smallTomorrow night (Tuesday) on Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show (8 pm ET), you’ll dig a set of pretty ballads from Bread, PFR and Jellyfish; new songs from Farrington, Magpie, Chris Richards and the Subtractions, Fireproof Sam and the Network Stars, Lord High Admirals, Radio Days, Nick Batterham, and Chris Price; and classics from Paul McCartney, Marc Jonson and more.

This Thursday night, also at 8 pm ET, another hour of new and new-to-you melodic pop tunes comes at you on another all-new Pop Tunes Deejay Show from the Hudson Brothers, the Carousels, Brian Jay Cline, the Jeremy Band, the Bonzo Dog Band, Dropkick, Ken Sharp, Todd Rundgren, and lots more, including a triple play from David Myhr. Plus, as on all Pop Tunes Deejay Shows, my snappy deejay patter!

Don’t miss another week’s worth of outstanding Pure Pop Radio programming, heard on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio. Enjoy!

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Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, playing the latest and greatest melodic pop songs from today and across the decades, and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere Internet melodic pop talk show, air weekly on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

pop tunes disc smallin conversation new graphic blueListen to the Pop Tunes Deejay Show on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 pm ET (two different shows every week); In Conversation airs every Wednesday night at 9 pm ET. Don’t miss a minute!

Tune in to Pop that Goes Crunch Radio by clicking on the following snazzy-looking button:

Pop Springs Eternal! Pure Pop’s Salute to Spring…Showers the World with Tunes and Talk this Week

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springThe world will be a groovier place tomorrow. How could it not be? Tomorrow is the first day of Spring, when flowers bloom, birds are heard singing their hearts out, the air becomes more agreeable, and baseball season begins. How could the first day of Spring be anything other than the day the world turns ’round?

pop tunes disc smallIt is nothing less than a lucky stroke that the first of two all-new editions of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show airs tomorrow night, Tuesday, at 8 pm ET on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio. The program blooms with Crowded House’s lovely song “Weather With You” and slides from there into an extended set of songs celebrating the beginning of the Spring season; Henry Gross, the Paley Brothers, the Lilac Time, the Beach Boys, Gleeson and Elvis Presley, among others, bow to the wonder of it all.

secret friend divorce albumBut that’s only the beginning: We’ve got an exclusive first play of a groovy new song from Secret Friend’s forthcoming record, The Divorce Album, bowing April 6; the new single from Caper Clowns; Marc Jonson’s rollicking and tuneful tribute to Pat DiNizio and the Smithereens; new music from Anton Barbeau and Michael Simmons, and much, much more.

david myhr lucky day coverThursday night at 8 pm ET, another all-new hour-long spin fills the airwaves and the Pop Tunes Deejay Show brings you new music from Brian Jay Cline, David Myhr, Spencer McGillicutty’s Mitchell Adam Johnson, Fireproof Sam and the Network Stars, and Linus of Hollywood, plus classics from Bertling Noise Laboratories, Longplayer, and Chris Brown. And my snappy deejay patter!

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This Wednesday night on an all-new Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Kyle Vincent stops by to talk with me about his new album Miles and an Ocean. We discuss a variety of topics, including the wonder of Barry Manilow and working with the Rubinoos’ Tommy Dunbar. We also play, and talk about, songs from Miles and an Ocean and 2016’s Kyle Vincent Sings the Great Manilow Songbook. It’s another in-depth chat you won’t want to miss.

Join us as we celebrate the wonders of Spring by tuning in to two all-new editions of the Pop Tunes Deejay Show and a wide-ranging conversation with Kyle Vincent on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. Pop springs eternal with Pure Pop Radio’s specialty shows on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio!

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Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, playing the latest and greatest melodic pop songs from today and across the decades, and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere Internet melodic pop talk show, air weekly on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

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Tune in to Pop that Goes Crunch Radio by clicking on the following snazzy-looking button:

 

This Week’s Specialty Shows Pop: Dropkick’s Andrew Taylor Guests on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, and The Latest Hits Zoom Up the Charts on Two All-New Pop Tunes Deejay Shows

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Settle into your comfy chair. The pop is catchy on this week’s Pure Pop Radio shows on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio. To wit: Scotland’s master of melodic pop, Andrew Taylor, guests this Wednesday night on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, and the latest hit sounds from such top popsters as Anton Barbeau, David Myhr and Lannie Flowers spin on two all-new editions of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show.

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dropkick longwave 2018 coverDropkick is one of the current kings of melodic pop, showcasing their glorious rich harmonies on album after album of winning sounds. The group’s Andrew Taylor, direct from Scotland, talks to me this Wednesday night at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation about his group’s fantastic new album, Longwave. Andrew goes in-depth on three of the record’s songs, and we take a look at his influences and the striking album cover design.

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Tomorrow (Tuesday) night’s 60-minutes-plus, all-new edition of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show (8 pm ET) features a bevy of top popsters singing their wares. You’ll hear from Fireproof Sam and the Network Stars, featuring, among a cast of seemingly thousands, KC Bowman, Karla Kane and Khoi Huynh from the Corner Laughers and Bradley Skaught from the Bye Bye Blackbirds; Anton Barbeau; David Myhr; Ken Sharp (his tribute to Todd Rundgren’s Utopia is a wonderful slice of tip-of-the-hat love); Lannie Flowers, and Michael Simmons, among others. Plus: thrill to my snappy deejay patter!

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On this Thursday night’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show (8 pm ET),
new platters from Radio Days, the Weeklings, the Well Wishers, the Rallies, Linus of Hollywood and the Orange Peels spin alongside tunes from Anton Barbeau, Michael Simmons and David Myhr. It’s a super-sized, 70-plus minutes of pure melodic pop joy. And, of course, my snappy deejay patter!

That’s this week’s specialty show lineup from Pure Pop Radio, broadcast by none other than the rockin’ and poppin’ Pop that Goes Crunch Radio. Don’t miss a minute!

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Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, playing the latest and greatest melodic pop songs from today and across the decades, and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere Internet melodic pop talk show, air weekly on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

pop tunes disc smallin conversation new graphic blueListen to the Pop Tunes Deejay Show on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 pm ET (two different shows every week); In Conversation airs every Wednesday night at 9 pm ET. Don’t miss a minute!

Tune in to Pop that Goes Crunch Radio by clicking on the following snazzy-looking button: