The Fest for Beatles Fans’ Mark Lapidos Guests on This Week’s Edition of Things We Said Today

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Mark Lapidos

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThe legendary host and organizer of the Fest for Beatles Fans, Mark Lapidos, talks about the upcoming Fest in Chicago on this week’s lively edition of Things We Said Today, the weekly, premiere Beatles roundtable. The conversation starts flowing tomorrow night, Tuesday, August 4, at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

fest for beatles fansThis year’s Chicago Fest takes place Friday, August 14; Saturday, August 15; and Sunday, August 16 just outside of Chicago at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. During tomorrow night’s program, Mark takes Ken, Steve, Al and Allan on a tour of the Chicago Fest’s scheduled happenings that guarantee a splendid time for all.

fest 2This looks to be a particularly exciting Fest with some spectacular, marquee guests. In the spotlight this year are Bob Eubanks, famous as the original host of the Newlywed Game, but also famous for producing the Beatles concerts at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in 1964 and 1965. One of the very cool events at this year’s Fest will be a feature called The Beatleywed Game (an idea that was suggested by a frequent guest on Things We Said Today, Tom Frangione).

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Al Sussman

Also appearing at this year’s Chicago Fest is none other than one of the legendary personality deejays from the golden age of music radio, Dick Biondi, who ruled the roost at WLS in Chicago. Biondi was the first deejay to play the Beatles in the United States. That’s not all: More special guests abound: The Hollies’ Terry Sylvester, who also played with the Swinging Blue Jeans; Jack Oliver, former president of Apple; super musician and producer, Mark Hudson; and Things We Said Today’s own Al Sussman. All this, plus the great Beatles tribute band Liverpool, featuring Glen Burtnik, and Burtnik’s current group, the Weeklings, whose debut, Beatles-centric album is exploding all over the airwaves, and especially here at Pure Pop Radio.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about all of the exciting events planned for this year’s Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans, being held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, just outside of Chicago, in just under two weeks from now. Tomorrow night’s edition of Things We Said Today is another great show that Beatles fans will not want to miss.

things we said today bannerThings We Said Today is a weekly survey of all things Beatles that is 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 is changing its time slot next week–listen in for the latest episodes on Thursday nights at 8 pm ET, beginning August 13.

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Pure Pop Radio’s Premiere Week Starts Monday, August 10! New DJ Show! New Time Slots! Lots of Pure Pop!

purepoplogoWe’re stepping it up a notch here at Pure Pop Radio! In just two weeks, we’re kicking off our exciting Premiere Week with a brand-new deejay show hosted by our own Alan Haber. And we’re bringing back one of our most popular shows, and slotting our signature Beatles shows into new time slots. We’re making things happen at your original 24-hour-a-day home for the greatest melodic pop music in the universe!

pop tunesAlan Haber’s Pop Tunes Debuts Monday, August 10 at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT)

Alan’s been itching to get back to spinning the pop platters that matter on a good, old-fashioned deejay show; his new hour-long program, Pop Tunes, debuts at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT) on August 10.

Pure Pop Radio's Alan Haber

Pure Pop Radio’s Alan Haber

Each week, Alan will bring you the latest releases from your favorite new and heritage artists, world radio premieres, the weekly Pick Hit that’s zooming up the virtual pop charts and into your heart, theme sets, favorite songs from across the decades, and a treasured segment from the old, weekly Pure Pop Radio show on WEBR: the Student-Teacher Conference, which features a cover of a great melodic pop tune and the original version.

Each week’s new show will repeat on Thursday afternoons at noon ET (9 am PT) and Sunday afternoons at 3 pm ET (noon PT). It’s an extravaganza of pop hosted by Alan Haber and airing each and every week, right here on Pure Pop Radio.

microphone-5Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Hosted by Alan Haber, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, our signature, melodic pop talk show returns on Tuesday, August 11 at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT) with a mix of new episodes and programs from the archives. We kick things off with the 10th anniversary airing of perhaps our most popular show–a marathon interview with XTC’s Andy Partridge, from May 3, 2005. It’s two hours of in-depth back-and-forth with one of pop music’s greatest writers and performers. You won’t want to miss it!

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation will repeat on Sunday afternoons at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT). New interviews with your favorite artists are coming soon. Stay tuned to this website for news you need to know about future episodes!

Our Signature Beatles Shows: Things We Said Today and Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing

The weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, and Ken Michaels’ magical mystery tour of all things Fab, Every Little Thing, are shuffling over to new time slots, beginning the week of August 10.

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThings We Said Today is moving to Thursday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), beginning August 13. Things 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. It’s the premiere weekly meeting place for Beatles fans, and it’s here at Pure Pop Radio.

everylittlethinglogo-smallKen Michaels’ Every Little Thing, now in is second year of broadcasting on Pure Pop Radio, is moving to Monday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), beginning August 10. New episodes will mix with repeats of past programs, giving Beatles fans their weekly fix of group and solo era tracks and Ken’s insightful commentary, plus the weekly Beatles trivia quiz.

Every Little Thing is the premiere, syndicated program playing Beatles group and solo recordings. Hosted by longtime radio personality Ken Michaels, the show airs on Monday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), beginning August 10, on Pure Pop Radio.

It’s a Wrap!

We’re pretty excited to be bringing you the most entertaining shows designed to put a smile on the faces of fans of melodic pop music. From the brand-new Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes to Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation and our two, signature Beatles shows–Things We Said Today and Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing–and, let us not forget, the greatest mix of new and heritage melodic pop music in the universe, Pure Pop Radio has it all!

Join us for all of the excitement, and keep checking back for more information about Pure Pop Radio’s Premiere Week, kicking off on August 10! See you on the radio!

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Beatles Roundtable Things We Said Today Rolls On With a Look at the Traveling Wilburys

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThe hit podcast, Things We Said Today, premiered last week on Pure Pop Radio. The roundtable members–Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman, and Allan Kozinn–rocked the house as they conducted an in-depth interview with Glen Burtnik from the Weeklings.

traveling-wilburys-pictureThe regular panel of top Beatles experts, joined by special guest Darren DeVivo, longtime WFUV radio personality, turn their attention to the subject of the Traveling Wilburys, the pop and roll supergroup that released two great albums in 1988 and 1990. Things We Said Today airs tonight at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio

This week’s hourlong back-and-forth kicks off with a look at the first Wilburys album, Vol. 1, and continues with a discussion of how the band got started recording “Handle With Care,” a song that was originally intended to be a b-side but was thought to be too good for that kind of designation. Thus, the Wilburys were born, delighting music fans worldwide.

Please note that, because last night’s broadcast of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing got gobbled up in a sea of technical difficulties, it will run again tonight before Things We Said Today, at 8 pm ET.

Things We Said Today airs every Tuesday night at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio. See you on the radio!

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