Pure Pop Radio Is Back!

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

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Pure Pop Radio, your premiere, 24-hour-a-day Internet radio source for the greatest melodic pop music in the universe from across the decades, is back on the air!

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Alan Haber, your host and programmer

After 10 months of inactivity, Pure Pop Radio has reemerged as a full-fledged 24-hour-a-day Internet radio station blasting the latest new and new-to-you melodic pop music to waiting ears. Our new streaming home is Live365, Internet radio’s new home for smart, enjoyable programming.

Pure Pop Radio began in 1995 as a weekly show on Northern Virginia’s cable radio station WEBR. From the start, the show’s mix of independent and commercial artists thrilled listeners worldwide with catchy sounds that couldn’t be so easily found on the air. When the show became a 24-hour Internet radio station in 2012, the mission was the same and continued as such through the end of July 2017, when the station went dark due to circumstances beyond our control.

Now that those circumstances are no longer an issue, Pure Pop Radio is back and bigger and brighter and full of more melody and hooks than ever before. Our sound is the same as it always has been: a vibrant mix of your favorite and new-to-you melodic pop artists from both the indie and commercial sectors of the world of music.

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The Weeklings
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Michael Carpenter

On our air, indie artists such as Lannie Flowers, Rob Bonfiglio, The Weeklings, Caper Clowns, Anton Barbeau, Linus of Hollywood, Gretchen’s Wheel, Dana Countryman, Ken Sharp, David Myhr, Dave Caruso, Seth Timbs, Michael Carpenter, Nick Piunti, Dropkick, Tommy Lorente and Scot Sax rub elbows with the likes of Gilbert O’Sullivan, the Posies, Harpers Bizarre, the Spongetones, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Klaatu, NRBQ, Matthew Sweet, the Electric Light Orchestra, Sagittarius, Graham Gouldman, 10cc, Buddy Holly, the Four Seasons, First Class, Stephen Bishop, the Association, the Everly Brothers, the Beach Boys, and a little group from Liverpool, England called the Beatles. Pure Pop Radio offers the ultimate mix of catchy melodic pop music for your listening, dancing and romancing pleasure, 365 days a year.

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pop tunes disc smallWe can also be found at our other longstanding Internet home, Pop that Goes Crunch Radio. There, you will continue to exclusively hear both of our long-running specialty shows: Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the Internet’s premiere melodic pop music talk show (Wednesdays, 9 pm ET) that brings your favorite artists to the microphones to talk about their records and careers, and Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 pm ET), a twice-weekly, hour-long mix of new and new-to-you releases. And, let us not forget, my snappy deejay patter!

ppr logo breaking out of paperPure Pop Radio, your premiere 24-hour-a-day source on the Internet for the greatest melodic pop music from across the decades, has returned to the airwaves, pumping into your favorite Internet radio receptacles the catchiest sounds around. We’re thrilled to be back!

Don’t miss a minute!


ppr radio purple background - insetListen to Pure Pop Radio by clicking on the Live365 Listen Now button at left. We’re spinning the greatest melodic pop music in the universe from across the decades, 24-hours a day. Join us, won’t you? You’ll be glad you did!

Two Music Geeks Show Debuts April 22 on Pure Pop Radio

Here at Pure Pop Radio, we’re rolling full steam ahead with cool specialty programming that will surprise and delight you.

Alan Haber: Proud Music Geek!
Alan Haber: Proud Music Geek!

Our latest programming coup, and our second original creation, debuts April 22 at 9 pm ET. The name of the show is Two Music Geeks, an hour-long gab-and-music conglomeration hosted by Alan Haber and Scott W. McKinney, former air personality and Assistant Station Manager at KBEK-FM in Mora, Minnesota.

What exactly will you hear on Two Music Geeks? The setting is simple: Alan and Scott will each pick five favorite tracks, play them and then talk about them. Their spiels will be stocked full of facts and trivia associated with each tune. Sometimes, as in the first edition of the program, songs will be picked at random; in other shows, there will be a theme. No matter the table setting, the shows will be lively and informative and, most importantly, a whole lot of fun.

Two Music Geeks began as an every-so-often Saturday morning interview segment on Scott’s Saturday morning KBEK program. Alan and Scott had a whole lot of fun doing these segments, zeroing in on favorite Beatles and solo-Fabs tunes, songs with great bass lines, and other important topics. With the recent suspension of operations at KBEK, the dynamic duo decided to continue the segments. As they never had a proper name, the moniker Two Music Geeks was borne.

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Scott W. McKinney: Proud Music Geek!

In their 200 decades on this planet, Alan and Scott have been amassing volumes upon volumes full of facts and figures from the college of melodic pop knowledge. They’re practically bursting and needed an outlet to roll out all of their musical know-how. And, hey, what they don’t already know they’ll simply look up, and how!

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(l to r) Alan, Scott

Join Alan and Scott on Two Music Geeks, debuting Tuesday, April 22 at 9 pm ET. New shows will air every three weeks.

Come join us on Pure Pop Radio’s newest specialty program. We do it all for you!

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes
Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes