This Week’s Specialty Shows on Pure Pop Radio are Full of Pop Goodness

Alan Haber's Pure Pop RadioOur regularly-scheduled specialty shows, scheduled regularly and brimming with pop goodness, are poised to knock your musically-inclined socks off this week. We’re excited to bring the latest episodes of Ken Michael’s Every Little Thing, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Brian Bringelson’s Needle Meets Vinyl, and the weekly Beatles roundtable Things We Said Today to your ears. Our collective index finger is about to hit play on what promises to be another run of outstanding melodic pop programs.

everylittlethinglogo-smallTonight’s repeat edition of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing, first broadcast on Pure Pop Radio in October 2014, presents an interview with author Bruce Spizer, whose books chronicling the Beatles’ record releases are amongst the most vital tomes ever printed, and a set of Fab songs involving classic artist Tom Petty. The show rolls at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

terry draperTomorrow night on an all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Klaatu’s Terry Draper talks to Alan Haber about his new album, Searching, a hall-of-fame-worthy release that belongs in every melodic pop fan’s collection. You’ll hear Terry wax poetic, and we’ll spin several songs from what Alan called the first great album of 2016. Tune in at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) tomorrow night for this all-new, very special program.

needle meets vinylThe latest, all-new edition of Brian Bringelson‘s always-entertaining Needle Meets Vinyl program kicks off with the Shins’ “Simple Song” and concludes with the Beach Boys’ version of Lennon and McCartney’s “With a Little Help from My Friends.” In between, Brian plays tracks from Rainbow Ffolly, Fleetwood Mac, Spinal Tap, Neko Case, and a whole lot more. And remember: all of the songs are played from vinyl. The fun begins this Wednesday night, February 10, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThis week’s Things We Said Today finds our regular panel of Beatles experts–Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn–talking about artists who record what Fab fans consider to be music that is Beatlesque in nature. Artists like the Knickerbockers, ELO, Emitt Rhodes, Harry Nilsson, Roy Wood, Cheap Trick and the Fut (remember them?) are discussed and offered up as some of the best practitioners of Beatlesque sounds. Tune in at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) this Thursday, February 11 for another rousing, Fab discussion.

everylittlethinglogo-smallEvery Little Thing is the premiere, syndicated program playing Beatles group and solo recordings. Hosted by longtime radio personality Ken Michaels, the show airs a mix of new and archived shows on Monday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

needle meets vinylNeedle 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 Wednesday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThings We Said Today is a weekly survey of all things Beatles that’s hosted by a quartet of Beatles experts–today’s Fab Four, if you will. Ken Michaels, host of Every Little Thing, is joined by Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman, Steve Marinucci (Beatles Examiner), and Allan Kozinn, longtime music critic. Other well-known Beatles experts sometimes sit in with the core group. Things We Said Today airs Thursday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

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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Kurt Reil Interview Podcast Fever, Every Little Thing is Fab, Scott Gagner Wednesday Night on In Conversation. It’s the Week Ahead on Pure Pop Radio!

Get down, get funky pop fans! The week ahead on Pure Pop Radio is nothing less than a sweat-induced, feverish pinata full of melodic pop excitement!

Ken Michaels' Every Little Thing...For the Beatles Fan Who Craves All Things Fab! Airs Every Monday at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio!

Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing…For the Beatles Fan Who Craves All Things Fab! Airs Every Monday at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio!

First, the fab and gear vibes go crazy tonight at 9 pm ET, March 31, with the latest installment of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing. Ken delivers the Fab Four vibes as he presents an interview with George Harrison in which George speaks about perhaps his biggest Beatles number, selections from the McCartney II remaster, and a salute to the great Larry Williams, featuring his songs as recorded by the Fabs, John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band, Paul McCartney, and John Lennon. Don’t be a “Bad Boy” or a “Dizzy Miss Lizzie”–join Ken for another hour-long slice of Beatles fun!

Win a signed copy of the Grip Weeds' Inner Grooves!

Win a signed copy of the Grip Weeds’ Inner Grooves!

Second, the interview with the Grip Weeds’ Kurt Reil that ran last week on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation is now up and at ’em on our PodOMatic podcast page. Find out all about the Grip Weeds’ latest album, a great collection of “Rare and Under-Released” tunes that will amaze and delight your ears. It’s another one of our patented in-depth talks that practically blows your mind! Don’t miss it!

And, finally, third and not least, the terrific Scott Gagner, whose new album, Rise and Shine, is a hall-of-fame-worthy collection of all manner of lovely ballads that I predict will wind up on many of this year’s best-of lists, is this week’s guest on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. Yes, Rise and Shine is that good–great, even. You’ll hear Scott talk about his musical life leading up the release of Rise and Shine and hear about songs included in that album. It’s a spirited talk that will fascinate you and draw your attention to another of the great melodic pop albums that practically call out to you. Air dates are this Wednesday, April 2 and Thursday, April 3 at 8 pm ET.

 

Scott Gagner's marvelous Rise and Shine

Scott Gagner’s marvelous Rise and Shine

So, set your alarm clocks for all of these very cool, melodic events and make your week one to remember! Enjoy!

 

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

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Listen to Kurt Reil on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on PodOMatic!

Listen to Kurt Reil on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on PodOMatic!

This Week’s Gonna Be Like Finding Brigadoon Two Days a Year! Fantabulous!

It's like finding Brigadoon, we tell ya!

It’s like finding Brigadoon, we tell ya!

It’s like a volcano erupting, like finding Brigadoon two days a year, like winning a stuffed animal in one of those drop-the-claw-and-win-a-prize machines you find in restaurants along the New Jersey Turnpike. It’s like, wow, a pretty darned exciting week ahead on Pure Pop Radio!

Ken Michaels' Every Little Thing...For the Beatles Fan Who Craves All Things Fab! Airs Every Monday at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio!

Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing…For the Beatles Fan Who Craves All Things Fab! Airs Every Monday at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio!

Coming up tonight at 9 pm ET, it’s the latest edition of the fabbest Beatles radio show this side of Liverpool: Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing. This time around, Ken is spinning a classic tune from Mary Hopkin, interviewing famed recording engineer Dennis Ferrante, who worked with John Lennon, and going all acoustic for a special set. As usual, Every Little Thing is not to be missed!

The animated Jamie and Steve in the "Imaginary Cafe" video, created by Cool King Chris

The animated Jamie and Steve in the “Imaginary Cafe” video, created by Cool King Chris

This week, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation is celebrating the release of the latest recordings from Jamie and Steve, aka Jamie Hoover and Steve Stoeckel. The duo’s new release is an EP called Circling, and it’s another home run–another reason to celebrate melodic pop music. Jamie and Steve gather around the In Conversation microphones to talk in-depth about four of the songs, and you get to hear them, masterpieces all. Tune in tomorrow night–Tuesday, March 18–at 8 pm ET for all of the fun. The show replays on Wednesday, March 19 at 8 pm ET.

And, speaking of In Conversation, our lively, funny, full-of- cool-information and rockin’ and poppin’ interview with Cool King Chris and, wearing his producer’s hat, Jamie Hoover, which aired last week, is now available for listening and/or downloading on our PodOMatic podcast page. Never before have we put the spotlight on musical magicians who apparently moonlight as standup comedians, but there’s always a first time. This one’s going into the In Conversation Hall of Fame, folks!

Cool King Chris Makes Magic at the Microphone!

Cool King Chris Makes Magic at the Microphone!

So don’t miss this week’s top-flight Pure Pop Radio events: Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing, tonight at 9 pm ET; Jamie and Steve on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, tomorrow night and Wednesday night at 8 pm ET; and last week’s In Conversation interview with Cool King Chris and Jamie Hoover, now posted on our PodOMatic podcast page for listening and/or downloading.

Much more to come this week here on the Pure Pop Radio website. Stay tuned!

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on PodOMatic!

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on PodOMatic!