Boo! The Taters Join Alan Haber for the Pop Tunes Deejay Show Halloween Party Tomorrow at 2 pm ET. It’s Booriffic!

Join Ameripopacana Musical Mirth Makers The Taters and Your Humble Halloween Host for a Booriffic, Very Special Pop Tunes Deejay Show Halloween Party!

pop tunes disc smallJoin ameripopacana musical mirth makers The Taters and me, your humble Halloween host, tomorrow afternoon at 2 pm ET for a very special, booriffic edition of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, first broadcast on October 26, 2015.

the tatersThe Taters and yours truly, dressed to the nines in our spooky garb, will be in our scary, spooky haunted broadcasting house complete with living skeletons, booing ghosts, and your favorite 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!

To get you in the ghostly spirit, The Taters have recorded a very special Halloween greeting for you, our treasured Pop Tunes fans. Press the button, if you dare!:

 

the-taters-dont-screamThat’s right–Craig Evans, Brad Tucker and Chris Mendez from the jolly ameripopacana band The Taters are my special guests tomorrow afternoon at 2 pm ET, talking about their scary good EP, Don’t Scream! Songs to Keep You Up at Night! (Get it here!) The boys, puns ‘n’ jokes ‘n’ pop culture references at the ready, help me, in between the greatest puns and jokes ever told, to play some well and not-so-well-known Halloween tunes. Who from? The late, great 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 spook-a-thon!

Alan Haber: Proud Music Geek!

Gather ’round the Halloween radio receptacle for a blast through our musically-appointed haunted house for a very special rebroadcast of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show’s Halloween Party! Tune in at 2 pm ET tomorrow…that’s Halloween! Scare you there!

alan-mic-zeeAlan 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 Monkees, The Legal Matters, Nick Piunti, The Nines, The Taters and The Beach Boys, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Tune in by clicking on one of the listen links below.

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Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show Rolls Out the New Tunes Tonight at 8 pm ET

pop tunes disc smallAlan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show returns tonight at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT) with an all-new episode that puts the spotlight on a whole lot of new songs from new and heritage melodic pop artists now playing in rotation on Pure Pop Radio.

In other words, new is this week’s buzzword on Pop Tunes. Stepping onto the stage and singing their hearts out are Kurt Baker, Sports Fan, Michael Carpenter, the Cherry Drops, Scot Sax and Rob Bonfiglio (with a world premiere exclusive song!), Trolley, the Nines, the Dahlmanns, Sproutless, Seth Timbs, and the Handcuffs. Wow! But that’s not all: You also get Pop Tunes’ traditional One and Begun and One and Done sets, and the weekly Beatle Blast, this week featuring George Harrison.

All this plus Dana Countryman’s “(Theme to) Pop Tunes.” Let us repeat: Wow! Tune into Pure Pop Radio tonight at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT) for all of the fun and settle into your comfy chair with Alan Haber and the greatest melodic pop music in the universe!

purepoplogoAlan 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.

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Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show Will Return Next Week

pop tunes disc smallThis week’s Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show has been promoted…to next week’s Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show. In other words, no show tonight, but next Monday night at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT) is a lock, or as much of a lock as things have been around here the past few months.

There is lots of new music to be heard, so expect a good chunk of that on next Monday night’s show; listen for a few theme sets, the weekly Beatles Blast, and who knows what else.

So, next Monday night, November 16 at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT) for a brand-new edition of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, starring the one and only, let’s hear it from the cheap seats…Alan Haber!

purepoplogoAlan 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.

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Our Specialty Shows are Taking a Breather This Week…and More

Alan Haber's Pure Pop RadioEven as work continues behind the scenes on various projects, our specialty shows–Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing, the weekly Beatles roundtable Things We Said Today, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Brian Bringelson’s Needle Meets Vinyl, and Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show— are taking a well-deserved rest this week. We hope to have new episodes of each of these shows for your entertainment soon.

Meanwhile, Pure Pop Radio, the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today, is streaming to your radio receptacles even as we type these words. We’ve added hundreds of new songs and artists to our playlist in the past few weeks. The total number of tracks on our books now totals nearly 8,000, so you know you’re always hearing the most extensive variety of music available anywhere. We will begin reporting on the new songs added to our playlist very soon.

Alan Haber: Proud Music Geek!

Your host, Alan Haber

christmas bellsWe’ve got a lot of exciting things to bring to you in the next couple of months, including Alan’s annual Favorite Records of the Year–The Stars of ’15 feature, coming up in December, and our third annual Holiday Popapalooza, which begins at noon ET on December 24, and continues through all of Christmas day.  New this year: We start seeding our on-air sound with holiday songs on the day after Thanksgiving.

listening to the radioAnd there’s more on the horizon. We are as committed today as we were 20-plus years ago to bringing you the greatest melodic pop music in the universe, so why not click on one of the listen links below, tune in and sing along?

Stick with us…the best is yet to come!

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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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Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show Brought the Weather to You This Week

pop tunes disc smallAlan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show brought the rain, the mist, the snow, the spring and the sun to you this week in a special show called Your Weather Station!

What did Alan play, you ask? Amidst the raindrops, mist, snowflakes, spring flowers and summer sun, we spun the following:

Set One | One and Begun
1. Supertramp | “It’s Raining Again” from “…famous last words…”

Set Two | Rain
1. The Box Tops | “I Pray for Rain” from The Letter/Neon Rainbow
2. The Grip Weeds | “Rainy Day #1 and 2” from Inner Grooves
3. Mark Lindsay | “Rainy Day Children” from Life Out Loud
4. Sgt. Popgrass | “Rain”
5. Four O’Clock Balloon | “Stood in the Rain” from Four O’Clock Balloon

Set Three | Mist
1. Ray Stevens | “Misty” from The Best of Ray Stevens – 20th Century Masters – The Millenium Collection
2. Lesley Gore | “Misty” from I’ll Cry If I Want To
3. Chocolate Watch Band | “Misty Lane” from Melts In Your Brain, Not On Your Wrist: The Complete Recordings 1965-1967
4. The Chesterfield Kings | “Misty Lane”

Set Four | Snow
1. Vegas  With Randolph | “Snow Day (Pure Pop Radio Version)” (Featuring Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio weather report)
2. Mickey Rooney | “Susie the Snow Girl”
3. The Pearlfishers | “Snowboardin'” from A Sunflower at Christmas
4. Lou Christie and the Tammys | “Summer Snow” from Egyptian Shumba: The Singles and Rare Recordings – 1962-1964

Set Five | Spring
1. The Paley Brothers | “Spring Fever” from The Complete Recordings
2. The Legal Matters | “Rite of Spring” from The Legal Matters
3. Andrea Perry | “Spring” from Four

Set Six | Beatles Blast/One and Done
1. The Beatles | “I’ll Follow the Sun” from Beatles ’65

We hope you enjoyed the show, a real fun one to put together and listen to! Next Monday night, October 26, tune in for our first annual Halloween edition of Pop Tunes, starring Alan’s very special co-hosts, the Taters! There will be lots of spooky doings, cool scary songs, and lots of laughter. Don’t miss it! (This show also repeats on October 31, Halloween, at noon ET (9 am PT) and 9 pm ET (6 pm PT). See you on the radio!

purepoplogoAlan 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.

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Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Salutes the Weather From a Seasonal Perspective. Tonight!

pop tunes disc smallumbrellaWe’re back, and just in time! Alan Haber, all decked out in a resplendent yellow raincoat, thigh-high boots and warm, woolen mittens, holds the official Pop Tunes Deejay Show promotional umbrella over tonight’s array of catchy numbers celebrating weather in many, if not all, of its forms. The musical forecast begins tonight at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT) on Pure Pop radio.

Supertramp’s rather catchy pop song, “It’s Raining Again,” a top 15 Billboard Hot 100 hit in 1982, starts off the show with a salute to rain, which many consider a soothing situation–unless, of course, you’re out driving in it with your windshield wipers set on high. The music pours down with the Box Tops, the Grip Weeds, Mark Lindsay, Sgt. Popgrass and Four O’Clock Balloon holding court.

snow untouchedA set of tunes about mist–also a soothing prospect, unless you’re driving in it–follows, starring Ray Stevens, Lesley Gore, the Chocolate Watch Band and the Chesterfield Kings. From mist, Alan turns his attention to snow, also a soothing…well, you know. Vegas With Randolph (with guest star and weather forecaster Alan Haber), Mickey Rooney (yes, Mickey Rooney), the Pearlfishers, and Lou Christie and the Tammys make snow bunnies before winter turns to spring and the music salutes the season of rebirth; the temperatures begin to rise, the weather becomes easier to bear overall, points made clear by way of music from the Paley Brothers, the Legal Matters and Andrea Perry.

To close out tonight’s show, this week’s Beatle Blast teams up with Pop Tunes’ traditional One and Done closing set for the lovely number, “I’ll Follow the Sun.”

Alan Haber: Proud Music Geek!

Your Host, Alan Haber

It’s all for you tonight–a weather-riffic 65 minutes with the best melodic pop music saluting rain, mist, snow, spring and the sun, on a very special edition of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show. Tune in at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT) and don’t forget to bring your umbrella!

purepoplogoAlan 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.

Listen to Pure Pop Radio on the go using your Android or iOS devices! Download Our Mobile App.

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