Classic ’60s Pop Hit Maker Little Peggy March and Zeek Weekling Sparkle on a Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Two-Fer; Cotton Mather, Michael Oliver, and Poppermost Lead the Charge on the Pop Tunes Deejay Show

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By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

A very special Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation two-fer featuring top popsters from yesterday and today, and two all-new editions of the Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show hit the Pop that Goes Crunch Radio airwaves this week. It is, indeed, a week to remember.

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On Wednesday night at 8:30 pm ET (special time), a very special Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation two-fer kicks off with the one and only Zeek Weekling behind the virtual microphone, talking about the Weeklings’ Fab new take on the Beatles’ “Paperback Writer.” Fans will not be surprised in the least that the venerable Beatles track has been Weekling-ized in the band’s usual, knowing way. Zeek also talks about the band’s upcoming releases (yes, releases); you won’t want to miss a second of this Weeklings-centric conversation.

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Immediately following on Wednesday night at 9 pm ET, Peggy March, formerly known as Little Peggy March, joins me for a tour through her long running career, which began back in 1963 with her hit recording of “I Will Follow Him,” a decades-old staple of oldies radio. We’ll talk about that chestnut, and about the top-flight, recently-released compilation on Ace Records of Peggy’s recordings, If You Loved Me: RCA Recordings from Around the World 1963-1969. Did you know that Peggy recorded a very early Randy Newman song, and a cover of a Mike Love-Brian Wilson number? We’ve got all the details during this lively program, including a Beatles-related story you won’t want to miss. (Both shows repeat Saturday, starting at 2 pm ET)

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The Pop Tunes Deejay Show is alive and kicking this week, with two all-new shows.

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Tuesday night’s get-together at 8 pm ET features mostly new and recently-released music, including the new single from Bubble Gum Orchestra, Cotton Mather, Ray Paul, Poppermost, Stag, Anton Barbeau, and a triple-play from guitarist-extraordinaire Ulf Holmberg, late of the Longplayer Orchestra (Ulf’s new album, The Mighty Shadow, is an instrumental smorgasbord you’re going to love!). (Repeats Friday at 2 pm ET)

Pop Tunes returns on Thursday night at 8 pm ET with an as-yet-not-mixed-together-but-you-know-it’s-going-to-pop-large program featuring the greatest pop in the universe from across the decades. Details to follow. (Repeats Monday, September 11 at 11 am ET)

Mark your calendars: All-new editions of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation with classic popster Peggy March and Zeek Weekling of the Weeklings, and two first-run episodes of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show are coming this week on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio. Don’t miss a minute!

Don’t forget to check the Notes section of the Pop Tunes Deejay Show page on Facebook for the latest show playlists. Click here to be magically transported.

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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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Dig Into this Week’s Trio of Top-Flight Specialty Shows

mic-small 10We offer to you, as November gets ready to morph into December and work of a holiday nature within these hallowed halls continues apace, a trio of our regular specialty shows to keep things of all sorts on track. Your nighttime soundtrack on Pure Pop Radio? Why, we don’t mind if we do.

Oh, and work of a something’s-new-under-the-sun nature is also continuing apace. In fact, this something new should be arriving any time now. Oh, just you wait…!

waveTonight at 8 pm ET, Jammin’ James Riley fires off another summer-infused set of sun-drenched tunes on Catching a Wave. Perched in front of your Internet radio receptacle, you will delight in Jammin’ James’ spins from artists such as Keith Sykes, Eddie and the Showmen, Jan and Dean, the Beach Boys, Dick Dale, and many more.

scott-mcphersons-the-weird-and-the-wonderfulFor this week’s The Weird and the Wonderful, hitting the Internet airwaves at 1 pm ET on Wednesday, Scott McPherson’s gathered up quite the catchy lunchtime meal composed of catchy, top-flight songs, including sumptuous specimens from Jellyfish, Aimee Mann, Paul McCartney, KC Bowman, the Semantics, and George Harrison. Much more, too? Certainly, but you’ll have to tune in to find out the score.

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThursday night’s all-new gathering, at 8 pm ET, of our Beatles experts on Things We Said Today sees Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn greet Chip Madinger, co-author of Lennonology, Strange Days Indeed – A Scrapbook of Madness. Chip joins in on an in-depth look at John Lennon’s Imagine album, currently celebrating its 45th anniversary.

That’s this week in specialty shows here on Pure Pop Radio, your original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music in the universe. Dig in…and keep an eye out, because something very cool and explosive is coming soon!

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The Legal Matters and the Nines’ Steve Eggers Make Beautiful Music this Week on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

mic-small 10Two of the hottest releases of the year are discussed by two of the most beloved melodic pop groups working today on this week’s sparkling pair of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation episodes.

the-legal-matters-conradthe legal matters photoTomorrow night, Tuesday, November 15 at 8 pm ET, the Legal Matters converge on our In Conversation microphones to talk to Alan Haber about their brand-new, hall-of-fame album, Conrad. Andy Reed, Chris Richards, and Keith Klingensmith provide the in-depth background on an album that sets a new standard for vocal harmonies. You’ll hear three songs and the stories behind them, including the remarkable “Lull and Bye.”

the-nines-alejandros-visionssteve-eggersThe Nines’ Steve Eggers joins Alan this Wednesday, November 16 at 9 pm ET to go in-depth on his new album Alejandro’s Visions, a lovely tribute to the song styles that fuel the Great American Songbook, doo-wop, Beach Boys-styled harmonies, Jeff Lynne, the Four Freshman and other touchstones. Three songs will be spun, and you’ll find out which records might surprise you if you were able to look through Steve’s record collection!

Don’t miss the Legal Matters and the Nines’ Steve Eggers this week on a pair of all-new episodes of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation.

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A Specialty Show Bonanza? An Exclusive First Airing of Every Little Thing, Starring the Weeklings? You Bet, Hoss!

mic-small 10This week’s lineup of Pure Pop Radio specialty shows is nothing less than a bonanza, a rich run of programs designed to entertain and delight.

the-weeklings-studio-2-smallAnd now, to get our week’s worth of programming off and running, we’re pleased as punch to announce that Pure Pop Radio is the first affiliate to air tonight’s all-new edition of Ken Michaels’ Beatles get-together, Every Little Thing, starring the Weeklings. Ken talks to the Weeklings themselves and plays two sparkling tracks from the group’s new album, Studio 2, which comes out this Friday via Jem Records. Also on tap tonight, beginning at 8 pm ET: the usual top-flight group of songs from the Beatles, from their group and solo years.

waveAlso tonight, November 14 at 9 pm ET, Jammin’ James Riley presents the second part of his exclusive interview with Dean Torrence (he of Jan and), and tracks by Duane Eddy, Dennis Wilson, Hal Blaine and the Young Cougars, Laughing Gravy, and the Ramones. Jammin’ James keeps the spirit of summer sounds alive, every Monday night.

the-nines-alejandros-visionsthe-legal-matters-conradYou can read all about this week’s double shot of all-new episodes of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, featuring the Legal Matters and the Nines’ Steve Eggers, by clicking here. Reserve tomorrow night at 8 pm ET for Alan Haber’s chat with Andy Reed, Chris Richards, and Keith Klingensmith, and Wednesday, November 16 at 9 pm ET for an in-depth conversation with Mr. Eggers.

scott-mcphersons-the-weird-and-the-wonderfulMake a nice sandwich and pour a hot cup of soup in time to check in with Pop 4’s Scott McPherson on Wednesday, November 16 at 1 pm ET. On this week’s edition of The Weird and the Wonderful, Scott will be spinning a selection of songs that wear their influences on their sleeves. Tracks from Elvis Costello, the Spongetones, Teenage Fanclub, XTC, the Sugarplastic, the Fraternal Order of the All (aka Andrew Gold and friends), and the Cowsills are just the collective tip of the musical iceberg on Scott’s seventh show, with tons more shows to come.

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayWinding up this week’s specialty show lineup is our esteemed panel of Beatles experts on an all-new edition of Things We Said Today, the premiere Fabs roundtable. This week, Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn talk about the Beatles and politics, and discuss Paul McCartney’s latest soundtrack song: Does our panel feel that “In the Blink of an Eye,” featured in the new animated film, Ethel and Ernest, makes the grade? Tune in and find out.

al-sussman-fans-on-the-run-buttonWhat a week! We’ve got one more all-new In Conversation show to bring you before the Thanksgiving holiday: one of our “Just for Fun” sessions, this time around with Beatlefan magazine executive editor Al Sussman. Details are forthcoming. You won’t want to miss this show!

See you on the radio for this week’s lineup of Pure Pop Radio specialty shows!

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Don’t Miss Tonight’s In Conversation Double Shot: Dana Countryman Tells All, and Lefty and Zeek Weekling are in Studio 2 Heaven

Tonight’s double shot of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation is a can’t-miss night of all kinds of fun.

the-weeklings-abbey-roadthe-weeklings-studio-2-smallLefty and Zeek Weekling’s recent appearance on In Conversation rolls again at 8 pm ET. Find out all about the group’s historic sessions in the House that the Beatles Built: Abbey Road, London, England’s Fab mecca, where Lefty, Zeek, Rocky and Smokestack recorded their smashing new album, Studio 2, which will be released on November 18 by the House that Builds the Hits, Jem Records.

dana-countryman-bwPure Pop Radio favorite Dana Countryman’s next album, due out in January, is preceded by a wonderful single that releases tomorrow, Friday, November 11. Dana joins Alan Haber on In Conversation tonight at 9:15 pm ET to talk about the song and the album in an exclusive chat you won’t want to miss! That’s right: Dana unveils the scoop about his exciting new album exclusively on In Conversation tonight. You won’t want to miss it! You’ll hear the new song, exclusive to our humble station through November 15 (it’s destined to be one of your favorite tracks of the year) and Dana’s voice-and-piano demo! Wow!

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The Weeklings and Dana Countryman Star in this Week’s Specialty Show Lineup. Plus: Weeklings Two-Fers! You Can Win the Weeklings’ New Album on CD and Cassette!

mic-small 10This week’s lineup of specialty shows on Pure Pop Radio is set to wow listeners with the premiere of the first single from Dana Countryman’s upcoming super secret album on the great Australian label, Teensville Records, the kickoff of our Eight Days a Week marathon, celebrating the imminent release of the Weeklings’ new album, Studio 2, and a whole lot more. Plus: Dig our hourly Weeklings Two-Fers, now playing through November 18. Now, looking ahead…

the-weeklings-on-abbey-roadNext week: A Pure Pop Radio First Airing:
A very special edition of Ken Michaels’ Beatles extravaganza Every Little Thing with the Weeklings! Details forthcoming.

Okay. Let’s get to the info you need to know! Here’s the quick hit list of this week’s shows:

  • Jammin’ James Riley’s Catching a Wave (Tonight, 9 pm ET)
  • Scott McPherson’s The Weird and the Wonderful (Wednesday, November 9, 1 pm ET)
  • Glen “Lefty Weekling” Burtnik’s in-studio appearance on the old, weekly Pure Pop Radio show (Wednesday, November 9, 9 pm ET)
  • Lefty and Zeek Weekling on a rebroadcast of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation
    (Thursday, November 10, 8 pm ET)
  • Dana Countryman on an all-new Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation (Thursday, November 10, 9:15 pm ET)

And here’s the inside scoop on each of this week’s shows:

  • the-weeklings-studio-2-smallWe’re celebrating the imminent release of the Weeklings’ fab new album, Studio 2, recorded in Abbey Road’s same-named Beatles sanctuary, with our Eight Days a Weekling marathon. Beginning today, hear hourly Weeklings Double Shots through Friday, November 18; Glen “Lefty” Burtnik’s 1997 in-studio live performance on the weekly Pure Pop Radio Show (Wednesday, November 9, 9 pm ET), and a rebroadcast of Lefty and Zeek’s appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation (Thursday, November 10, 8 pm ET).
    Your handy-dandy cutoutable Eight Days a Weekling schedule can be found here. Also here: Find out about this week’s contest to win not only a Studio 2 CD but also the album on cassette with three Beatle cover bonus tracks unavailable anywhere else. (Look for the contest this Thursday, November 10).
  • dana-countrymanPure Pop Radio favorite Dana Countryman’s next album, due out in January, is preceded by a wonderful single that releases this Friday, November 11. Dana joins Alan Haber on In Conversation to talk about the song and the album in an exclusive chat you won’t want to miss! You’ll hear the song, exclusive to our humble station through November 15 (it’s destined to be one of your favorite tracks of the year) and Dana’s voice-and-piano demo! (Thursday, November 10, 9:15 pm ET)
  • waveThis week’s all-new edition of Jammin’ James Riley’s Catching a Wave features part one of a two-part interview with none other than Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean and tracks from the Atlantics, Dick Dale, the Beach Boys and so much more. (Monday, November 7, 9 pm ET)
  • scott-mcphersons-the-weird-and-the-wonderfulPop 4 and Tiny Volcano’s Scott McPherson checks in with the sixth all-new episode of The Weird and the Wonderful lunchtime show (Wednesday, November 10, 1 pm ET). This time around, it’s a tribute to the great band Prefab Sprout, featuring tracks from the band and artists covering and tipping their musical hats. It’s an hour of pure delight!

Pure Pop Radio has your specialty show needs covered this and every week!

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Lefty and Zeek Weekling’s Beatlesque Backbeat Powers this Week’s Lineup of Pure Pop Radio Specialty Shows

mic-small 10This week’s lineup of Pure Pop Radio specialty shows provides the swinging backbeat for your evening entertainment.

What’s shaking? Lefty and Zeek Weekling provide the Beatlesque backbeat for this week’s all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Scott McPherson spins some underappreciated sides on the latest edition of his lunchtime smash, The Weird and the Wonderful, Jammin’ James Riley talks to Pure Pop Radio favorite Randell Kirsch on a first-run Catching a Wave, and our regular panel of Beatles experts, along with Dr. Kit O’Toole, looks at the reinvention of George Harrison in the 1980s on the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today.

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This week’s big event, airing at 8 pm ET this Tuesday, October 18 on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, finds Lefty and Zeek Weekling (aka Glen Burtnik and Bob Burger) talking to Alan Haber about The Weeklings’ upcoming second album, Studio 2, being released by Jem Records. Recorded in Abbey Road’s Studio 2, the exciting long player features eight Weeklings originals and four rare Lennon and McCartney compositions, three of which even dedicated Beatles fans might not even know about. You’ll hear three songs from Studio 2 and listen to Lefty and Zeek recount their London, England adventures and the stories behind their new recordings. It’s a Fab hour-and-a-smidge you won’t want to miss.

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Tonight at 8 pm ET, Jammin’ James Riley kicks off our specialty show week with an all-new trip to the sun-soaked land of summer-drenched tunes on Catching a Wave. Jammin’ James talks to Pure Pop Radio favorite Randell Kirsch and spins some of his songs, plus classics from Al Jardine and Friends, The Legendary Masked Surfers, Papa Doo Run Run, and many more of your favorite artists.

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Scott McPherson checks in this Wednesday, October 19 at 1 pm ET, with another all-new edition of his lunchtime hit, The Weird and the Wonderful. Scott’s playlist is chock full of songs that have been underappreciated by the masses; cuts from Millard Powers, Kevin Moore, and Andy Thompson are the order of the day. Join Scott for the musical accompaniment to your weekly soup and sandwich combo. A splendid time, etc.

Tthe-beatles-things-we-said-todayhe 1980s Reinvention of George Harrison
This Thursday night, October 20 at 8 pm ET, the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, takes a look at George Harrison’s reinvention in the 1980s with Dr. Kit O’Toole, who makes a return appearance on the show. The panel also talks about the new film, The Lennon Report, a fictional look at that fateful night, December 8, 1980. Steve Marinucci has seen the film, and gives his on-the-spot report.

Look forward to this coming week’s worth of top-flight specialty shows here on Pure Pop Radio. We’ve got your evening entertainment covered!

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