An Explosion of Great Talk and Tunes on In Conversation? We’ve Got that and a Whole Lot More!

mic-small 10We’re preparing for tomorrow’s start of our exciting New Music Bowl event (hundreds of new songs and artists added to the Pure Pop Radio playlist), but we’d be remiss if we didn’t deliver to you the rundown of this week’s lineup of specialty shows.

So: Don’t miss this week’s triple play of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation episodes, and all-new editions of Jammin’ James Riley’s Catching a Wave and the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today. It’s another great lineup of the best specialty shows on pop music radio.

waveTo get things off and running, Jammin’ James Riley checks in tonight at 8 pm ET with another new mix of summer sun-drenched tunes on Catching a Wave. You’ll hear Duane Eddy talk about how he gets his “twang” sound, and Mike Love will focus in on the Beach Boys’ harmony sound. Plus: dig songs from the Sabres, Atomic Mosquitos, the Hondells, the Bangles, Carole King, Dick Dale and much, much more. Surf’s up!

tiny-tims-americaTomorrow night, Tuesday, September 13, at a special time–9 pm ET–musician Richard Barone and author Justin Martell sit in with Alan Haber for the first of this week’s two-part In Conversation Tiny Tim spectacular. Richard and Justin talk about the new vinyl release, Tiny Tim’s America, a wonderful recording Mr. Tim made back in 1974.

tiny-time-complete-singlesOn Wednesday night, September 14, at 8 pm ET, part two of In Conversation’s Tiny Tim spectacular finds Now Sounds Records’ Steve Stanley and musician Kristian Hoffman talking about Now Sounds’ comprehensive and entertaining release, The Complete Singles Collection (1966-1970). Steve covers the release from a producer’s and record company standpoint; Kristian, a lifelong Mr. Tim devotee, talks about his passionate liner notes for this release, and offers some words of wisdom from Mr. Tim himself.

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Also on Wednesday night, Bubble Gum Orchestra’s Michael Laine Hildebrandt joins Alan for a very special conversation at 7 pm ET. BGO’s new album, Sticky Love Songs, will be released on September 20; Michael talks about recording this 20-song collection, and we premiere, North America-style, the group’s new single, “You Gave Up on Love,” which features vocals from Pure Pop Radio favorite Lannie Flowers.

the-beatles-things-we-said-todaybeatles-hollywood-bowlWinding up this week’s run of specialty shows, the regular gang of Beatles experts–Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman, and Allan Kozinn–puts the new Live at the Hollywood Bowl CD under their critical microscope on Things We Said Today. How does this new release compare to the 1977 vinyl album? How does it compare to the various bootleg versions that have been issued over the years? Is it worth a purchase? Ken, Steve, Al and Allan tell you all you need to know to make an informed decision on Thursday, September 15 at 8 pm ET.

It’s another great week of specialty shows right here on your number one source for the greatest melodic pop music in the universe from the ’60s to today…Pure Pop Radio.

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Just in the “Nick” of Time: Great Talk, Tunes, and Beatles too on This Week’s Specialty Shows

mic-small 10In other words, it’s another week of spectacular specialty shows coming up right here on Pure Pop Radio.

everylittlethinglogo-smallchuck gundersonWhat’s on tap? We kick off the cool proceedings on Monday, September 5 at 8 pm ET, with an all-new edition of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing, which this time around features an interview with Beatles author Chuck Gunderson and a pair of tracks from the Fab new Live at the Hollywood Bowl album, releasing on September 9.

waveFollowing Every Little Thing on Monday night, it’s the second show from Jammin’ James Riley in our new series, Catching a Wave, at 9 pm ET. Groove along with tracks from the Surfaris, the Chantays, Jan and Dean, Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs, and many more.

philip priceTune in Tuesday and Wednesday, September 6 and 7, for a rousing Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation twofer. On Tuesday, September 6 at 8 pm ET, Winterpills’ Philip Price sits down with Alan Haber for a two-hour marathon session detailing the many, varied stops through his musical career. Listen for tracks from the Maggies, Philip’s solo releases (including an unreleased tune), and Winterpills, whose latest album, Love Songs, is a big airplay item on Pure Pop Radio.

nick piunti - trust your instincts smallnick-piuntiThe next evening, Wednesday, September 7, also at 8 pm ET, we’ve got popster-of-the-hour Nick Piunti dropping in to speak with Alan about his smashing new album, Trust Your Instincts, releasing on Friday, September 9 through Jem Records. You’ll hear three songs from the album and Nick’s comments on them. Plus who knows what else?

needle meets vinylThe specialty show excitement continues on Wednesday night with this week’s all-new Needle Meets Vinyl at a special time. Tune in right after the Nick Piunti interview, at approximately 9 pm ET, for another great all-vinyl mix from host Brian Bringelson, featuring songs from George Harrison, Electric Light Orchestra, Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band, Big Star, and many more of your favorite artists from across the decades. Sweet.

the-beatles-things-we-said-todaykit o'tooleWe finish this exciting week of specialty shows with the latest back-and-forth from our panel of Beatles experts on Things We Said Today on Thursday, September 8 at 8 pm ET. This time around, Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman, and Allan Kozinn discuss Paul McCartney’s album Press to Play with returning guest Dr. Kit O’Toole, author of the Deep Beatles column and the book Songs We Were Singing. Also up for discussion is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles final concert, held at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, and a concert appearance by the Claypool Lennon Delirium; Ken was there and he has an on-the-spot report.

So, looking to the week ahead in specialty shows: Don’t miss a second of Alan’s interviews with Winterpills’ Philip Price and Nick Piunti on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, all-new editions of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing and the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, as well as the second Catching a Wave show from Jammin’ James Riley and the latest all-vinyl mix from Brian Bringelson on Needle Meets Vinyl. Pure Pop Radio has the goods this week…and every week!

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This Week’s Specialty Shows: Pure Pop Radio Visits Things We Said Today, Plus All-New Editions of Every Little Thing and Needle Meets Vinyl

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayken michaels“Catch the latest installment of Things We Said Today as we interview Alan Haber, who programs the wonderful Pure Pop Radio music (station),” said Ken Michaels in his promotional blurb posted last week on Facebook. “Alan discusses many of the Beatlesque artists featured on the channel, which all lovers of great pop music should listen to!!!”

Alan Haber: Proud Music Geek!And I couldn’t have said it better myself. Indeed, I am the guest on this week’s all-new edition of Things We Said Today (TWST), the weekly Beatles roundtable hosted by Fab experts Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn (8 pm this Thursday night, July 21). During this program, I tell the esteemed panel about Pure Pop Radio and answer their questions about various aspects of its operation. Plus, as a follow-up to a TWST aired this past February, I talk about Beatlesque music played on the station.

Tune in this Thursday night, July 21 at 8 pm ET, to hear me on Things We Said Today, the premier Beatles talk show.

Before then, you should get your weeknight listening in gear with tonight’s all-new edition of Every Little Thing, airing at 8 pm ET. Ken Michaels talks to author Kit O’Toole and plays a selection of songs that were released as singles in the United States but not in the United Kingdom.

needle meets vinylThis Wednesday night, July 20 at 8 pm ET, Brian Bringelson rolls out a fascinating edition of his Needle Meets Vinyl show. This week, Brian spotlights some of music’s most influential drummers, with tracks featuring Ringo Starr, Hal Blaine, Jim Gordon, Jim Keltner, and Richard Pistol Allen. And it’s all played from vinyl! You won’t want to miss this one!

To recap: Join me when I guest this Thursday on Things We Said Today, listen to Ken Michaels on an all-new edition of Every Little Thing, and keep the backbeat along with Brian Bringelson on an all-new Needle Meets Vinyl. Indeed, it’s another fun week of specialty shows right here on your number one source for the greatest melodic pop music in the universe, Pure Pop Radio.

– Alan Haber

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Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Returns Tonight With XTC’s Andy Partridge

purepoplogoThe triumphant return of our signature melodic pop talk show, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, is happening tonight, Tuesday, August 11, at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT). We’re looking back to May 3, 2005 when our wide-ranging interview with XTC’s Andy Partridge first aired. Andy talks with Alan Haber about his career with the band and his mammoth collection of demos and orphaned tracks contained within the Fuzzy Warbles series, plus a whole lot more.

andy partridgeThis two-hour show, which will repeat this Sunday at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT), is one of the most popular we’ve ever aired. Andy has no shortage of great stories or opinions, which makes for a lively discussion that will surely delight XTC and Partridge fans. A few songs from the band and Andy’s solo years will be heard during the program.

For more interviews with both current and heritage pop artists, visit the Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page. More than 60 interviews are on hand to listen to and/or download, with more on the way. Click here to be magically transported.

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation airs Tuesday nights at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT) and repeats 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!

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