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Pure Pop Radio’s Holiday Popapalooza is almost here: Beginning tomorrow, Christmas Eve, at noon ET, we’ll be spinning 36 straight hours of Christmas pop classics from across the decades. You’ll hear all of your favorite artists and beloved standards as you wrap presents, visit with family and friends, and enjoy the happiest day of the year.
In addition to our deep vault of Christmas pop music, we’ve got new Christmas classics from a wide variety of favorite artists, including Jeremy, Adam Walsh, Peter Lacey, Seth Timbs, Trolley, and the PondHawks. Plus, we have a wonderful new Christmas message from Coke Belda. And so much more.
If you wouldn’t mind visiting our Facebook event page and clicking on one of the buttons to let us know you’re interested or going to listen, we’d really appreciate it. Click here to be magically transported.
Tune your Internet radio receptacles to Pure Pop Radio tomorrow, Christmas Eve, at noon ET, and listen straight through to the last moments of Christmas day. We’re spinning 36 straight hours of merry sounds and Christmas cheer…don’t miss a single musical snowflake!
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 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.
Even 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.
We’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.
And 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 thelisten links below, tune in and sing along?
The tree is trimmed, the wreath is hung, festive feelings are in the air and snow is in our memories (because there is no snow in the forecast). Magic is all around us as we prepare to dive into our second annual Holiday Popapalooza, which begins tomorrow, December 24, at noon ET and continues through all of Christmas day. We’ve added six extra hours of fun this year for a total of 36 straight hours of very cool Christmas pop music to help you celebrate the season in style.
We’ve got you covered while you trim your tree, wrap presents, drink eggnog, and cuddle under the covers in front of the fireplace while you wait for Santa to arrive. We’ve got your official seasonal soundtrack from your favorite melodic pop artists and crooners throughout the years. We’ve got jangle and a whole lot of jingle. And, we’ve got a ton of specially-recorded holiday IDs and jingles from the singers and songwriters that electrify the melodic pop universe year round. In all, we’ve added nearly 200 new songs and IDs and jingles this year for the most variety of any holiday radio broadcasts around the world.
We hope you will tune your ears to this very special, 36-hour-long broadcast. Remember that you can listen on the go by downloading our apps for listening with Android and iOS devices (see below for link). Our Holiday Popapalooza has been a long time in the making. Our elves and other helpers have been working hard to bring an avalanche of cheer to you, our faithful listeners. We hope you have a great time and we wish you all the best for the holidays. Happy Christmas to you, one and all!
(Check out our Facebook event page and become an official part of our Holiday Popapalooza event! Click here to be magically transported!)
Everyone’s excited about Pure Pop Radio’s Holiday Popapalooza–even Santa and his reindeer can’t wait until the sounds of cheery jingle and jangle hit the airwaves at noon ET on Christmas Eve day!
Come Dasher, come Dancer, come Donner and Blitzen and Brian Wilson and Christian Phillips and the Beatles and Bill Lloyd and Cliff Hillis and the Grip Weeds and the JAC and the Ramones, the Spongetones and the Butties and hundreds of other artists and songs of the season! Come one and all to your Internet radios and computers for 36 straight hours of holiday joy punctuated by a snow-covered mountain’s worth of melody and harmony! Come for the music and don’t forget to bring the mistletoe!
Pure Pop Radio’s Holiday Popapalooza kicks off at noon ET on December 24 and continues straight through to 11:59 pm on Christmas Day.New this year: Custom IDs and jingles from many of your favorite melodic pop artists. Assembled by our team of music-minded elves, our merry mix of classic Christmas favorites and contemporary holiday song craft will provide the soundtrack for the happiest time of the year. And rejoice in the knowledge that this year, you can take our Holiday Popapalooza with you wherever you go by downloading our handy apps for listening on Android and iOS devices. See the link below to take the music with you!
Why not ride your sleigh to our Facebook event page and join your fellow melodic pop music fans in the happiest holiday event of the season? Click here to be magically transported. And keep a lookout for updates and pictures and all sorts of goodies leading up to the big event: Pure Pop Radio’s Holiday Popapalooza.
Grab a glass of egg nog, wear your favorite Christmas sweater proudly, and join us on December 24 for a good time that will be had by all. Music, memories, and Pure Pop Radio make the holiday season bright!
We’re having a banner year here at Pure Pop Radio, with the station entertaining people all around the world 24 hours a day with the greatest melodic pop music around, and this very website, which is growing by leaps and bounds with each passing day. We’ve run several, big events this year, during which we’ve added many hundreds of new tracks to our playlist. And we’ve been planning, behind the scenes, to end the year with an enormous, melodious, power poppin’ bang.
Our First Annual Favorite Records of the Year List: Stars of ’14! Set Your Alarm Clocks for Tuesday, November 18!
On October 24, 1963, the Beatles performed an exciting set of seven songs for the Swedish radio program, Pop ’63. The original, ahem, rare CD of that performance was called Stars of ’63. In the spirit of that great radio event, we’re putting on an exciting show of our own: our first ever list of favorite records of the year that we’re calling Stars of ’14 (yes, we used to roll out best-of lists back on the old, weekly Pure Pop Radio shows, but this is the first time we’re doing a list here on the Pure Pop Radio website).
Under the banner of Stars of ’14, we’ll be presenting you with a detailed list of 20 of our favorite records of this year (not a best-of!) and an addendum featuring some of our favorite, random pop moments. Look for Stars of ’14 on Tuesday, November 18. We hope that, as a result of reading our list, you are moved to discover artists and/or albums you may have missed during this year, a year that has produced an even better-than-usual crop of releases. Print out our list and visit your local brick-and-mortar music stores, or your favorite online shops (like the ones on the artists’ websites), to stock up on holiday gifts for yourself and others. Hey, Thanksgiving is a little less than a month away, and pretty soon after that the holiday bells will be ringing!
Pure Pop Radio’s Second Annual Holiday Popapalooza!
Speaking of holiday bells… If you were with us last year, you treasured Pure Pop Radio’s 24-hour marathon of melodic pop Christmas songs that began on Christmas Eve and continued through the whole of Christmas Day. This year, we’re serving up another 24 hours of holiday pop music, beginning at 12 noon on December 24 and continuing through 11:59 pm (plus or minus a minute or two!) on Christmas day. That’s actually 30 straight hours of the sweet sounds of the season you know and love! We’ll have all of your old favorites and a few-plus of tunes that will hopefully become your new favorites. It’s all for you on the original 24-hour-a-day online melodic pop radio station, Pure Pop Radio.
Look forward to our second annual Holiday Popapalooza on December 24 and 25, and our first annual list of favorite records of the year, Stars of ’14, on Tuesday November 18! And thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts, for stopping in here at our website and enjoying the year-round sounds of Pure Pop Radio!