Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Debut This Week on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio

pure pop radio radioThere is excitement on the air! This week sees Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation debut on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

pop tunes disc smallEvery Tuesday night at 8 pm ET on the Pop Tunes Deejay Show, I will spin the very latest and greatest melodic pop releases by artists you love and some that may be new to you. This week, thrill to top tunes from Tommy Lorente (his brand-new pop and roll single), Daniel Wylie’s Cosmic Rough Riders, Fun of the Pier (their first long player!), Sitcom Neighbor, Jared Lekites (with a great cover of a song by one of my favorites, Coke Belda), Terry Draper, and many more. (Repeats Friday at 2 pm ET)

The Thursday edition of the Pop Tunes Deejay Show (8 pm ET) will feature a mix of catchy melodic pop songs from today and across the decades. It’s a mirthful melange of melodies you won’t want to miss! (Repeats next Monday at 11 am ET)

in conversation new graphic blueOn this week’s all-new Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation (Wednesday at 9 pm ET), I talk to one of my favorite-ever melodic pop artists, the great Richard X. Heyman, whose smashing 12th album, Incognito, has just been released. It’s a spirited half hour show with one of the great instrumentalists, songwriters and performers in melodic pop. You won’t want to miss it. (Repeats Saturday at 2 pm ET)

Don’t miss a minute of the fun: Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 pm ET), and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation (Wednesdays at 9 pm ET).

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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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It’s Summertime All Year Long on Jammin’ James Riley’s Catching a Wave; New Specialty Show Debuts August 29 on Pure Pop Radio

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summer at the beachLay out the blankets, stack the snacks and cold beverages, and slather on the SPF: It’s summertime all year long when Jammin’ James Riley’s Catching a Wave show is on the air! This fun, brand-new hour-long celebration of the catchiest sounds around will fill the airwaves with sun-drenched joy on Monday nights at 9 pm ET, right after Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing, on Pure Pop Radio. The first show airs on Monday, August 29.

The lyric line in Brian Wilson’s great song “Catch a Wave”–“Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world”–speaks to the fun in store for listeners as they soak up the sounds that make Catching a Wave so much fun to listen to. Jammin’ James is stoked to get started. He’s waxing up his summer sounds surfboard as I type these words!

jammin james rileyCatching a Wave is the sounds of summer, surf and good-time rock and roll,” says Jammin’ James. “It’s the only place where it’s summer all year long!” What will you hear on the show? “You’ll hear everything from classic bands like the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, Dick Dale and the Ventures to newer acts such as Messer Chups from Russia, the Explorers Club, Los Straitjackets, and all in between. We’ll also have periodic exclusive interview snippets, countdowns, giveaways, games and all kinds of fun (fun, fun)!”

I’m thrilled to be bringing Jammin’ James Riley’s Catching a Wave to Pure Pop Radio beginning Monday, August 29, at 8 pm ET. Jammin’ James, also host of the Rockabilly ‘n’ Blues Radio Hour, is capturing the fun of the super summer sounds, much of which we’re already playing in rotation. James’s unique mix of songs stocked deep with strong melodies, harmony and an infectious sense of fun, fun, fun will fit in well with our other specialty shows: my interview program, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation; Brian Bringelson’s mix of pop and classic rock, played from vinyl records (Needle Meets Vinyl); the weekly Beatles roundtable discussion, Things We Said Today, and Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing.

Mark your calendars for Jammin’ James Riley’s Catching a Wave premiering Monday, August 29 at 8 pm ET. Meanwhile, just think about all the fun, fun, fun you’ll be having! It’s summertime all year long on Pure Pop Radio!

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X Marks the Spot: Richard X. Heyman Tops the Bill as This Week’s Specialty Shows Make Magic

alan-mic-zRichard X. Heyman stars in an all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation tomorrow night, April 26, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). In fact, all of our specialty shows are new this week.

richard x heyman yeh man 2016Richard X. Heyman joins Alan Haber on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to talk about his re-realization of his classic Hey Man! album, released in 1991 and celebrating its 25th anniversary. The new versions of these great songs exhibit deeper bass and a wider stereo sound field. Many of the instrumental parts are new. It’s a fantastic listening experience (we’re playing all of the new versions of these songs in rotation on Pure Pop Radio).

richard x heyman photoDuring the program, Richard talks about the making of the original Hey Man!, starting from his signing to Sire Records and moving on through the making of the album, its release, and initial reception among the media. It’s another in-depth show you won’t want to miss, tomorrow night, April 26, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

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This Wednesday night, Brian Bringelson checks in with an all-new episode of Needle Meets Vinyl, where all of the music is played from records. This week, Brian spins classic tracks from the Box Tops, Linda Ronstadt, the Move, Big Star, the James Gang, Father John Misty and, yes, the Beatles. The Fabs’ “Savoy Truffle” gets things going this Wednesday night, April 27, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThis Thursday night, April 28, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), the usual gang of Beatles experts gathers around the microphones for an all-new edition of the weekly Fab roundtable, Things We Said Today. Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn talk about Paul McCartney’s current tour; Steve gives his man-on-the-spot report concerning the first show on April 13 at Fresno, California’s Save Mart Center. The crowd was “going crazy,” Steve reports (no surprise there!). The panel also talks about rumors that McCartney will be featured at the upcoming Coachella Festival along with the Who and other classic artists, takes a look at the imminent appearance on streaming media sites of the Traveling Wilburys’ catalog, and looks back on the recently-held Fest for Beatles Fans. It’s another must-listen-to show.

Plan to listen to all of our specialty shows this week–you won’t want to miss a minute!

And now, the fine print:

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere melodic pop interview program hosted by Alan Haber, airs Tuesday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). Archived, podcast versions of interviews are posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page; click here to listen to nearly 60 shows previously broadcast on Pure Pop Radio.

Needle Meets Vinyl is the weekly show during which all songs are played from vinyl records. The music spans the decades during which popular music has flourished. Curated and presented by Brian Bringelson, a member of the band Anchor and Bear and a solo artist under the name Paul Starling, the show airs Wednesday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

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. Things We Said Today airs Thursday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

alan-mic-zeeAlan 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.

Listen to Pure Pop Radio on the go using your Android or iOS devices! Download Our Mobile App.

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Jump Into the Poole With This Week’s Specialty Shows Lineup

alan-mic-small-websiteIt’s another spectacular week of spectacular specialty programming here on Pure Pop Radio. Jump into the Poole with us, folks (see below)…it’s going to be a wild ride!

everylittlethinglogo-smallFirst up, tonight’s repeat edition of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing hits the Beatles sweet spot with a 1966 twofer and a salute to John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band album. We’ve got a feeling you’re going to love this episode, airing tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

Every Little Thing is the premiere, syndicated program playing Beatles group and solo recordings. Hosted by longtime radio personality Ken Michaels, the show airs new episodes frequently on Monday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

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the dowling poole one hyde parkTomorrow night, Tuesday, April 19, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), the members of the Dowling Poole join Alan Haber for a wildly entertaining (if we do say so ourselves) hour on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. The group’s smashing new album, One Hyde Park, is in the spotlight (three songs will be spun). Go inside the making of the album with Willie Dowling, Jon Poole and Givvi Flynn. And learn all you can, as it were, about Level 42! It’s another rousing program, sure to make you smile!

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere melodic pop interview program hosted by Alan Haber, airs Tuesday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). Archived, podcast versions of interviews are posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page; click here to listen to nearly 60 shows previously broadcast on Pure Pop Radio.

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needle meets vinylOn Wednesday night, April 20, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), Brian Bringelson, from the fine and dandy band Anchor and Bear, mans the turntables for his all vinyl show, Needle Meets Vinyl. During this episode, sway to the classic sounds of Paul and Linda McCartney, Elton John, the Beach Boys, Squeeze, and  Don Juan y Los Blancos, among other musical luminaries. It’s another classic series of spins from one of our most treasured musicians.

Needle Meets Vinyl is the weekly show during which all songs are played from vinyl records. The music spans the decades during which popular music has flourished. Curated and presented by Brian Bringelson, a member of the band Anchor and Bear and a solo artist under the name Paul Starling, the show airs Wednesday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

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the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThis week’s sure-to-be-controversial edition of the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, looks at the upcoming compilation Pure McCartney. As you might expect, opinions differ as to whether this compilation is worthy of release, or even necessary. Our famed panelists–Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn–discuss the value of the release and its track listing. Whichever side of the fence you fall on, this is a timely, gripping discussion that you won’t want to miss.

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. Things We Said Today airs Thursday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

alan-mic-zeeAlan 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.

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It’s a Whimsical Week of Specialty Shows on Pure Pop Radio

new pure pop radio logo medium sizeIt’s another Fab week of specialty shows on Pure Pop Radio. Gather round the radio, kids, for a quartet of fabulous programming.

everylittlethinglogo-smallFirst up, tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), is a classic, repeat performance of show 50 of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing, during which the longtime Fab personality rolls through a set of Beatles and solo Beatles dance numbers. Think “I’m Happy Just to Dance With You” and “Wilbury Twist,” among other top-shelf tracks.

Every Little Thing is the premiere, syndicated program playing Beatles group and solo recordings. Hosted by longtime radio personality Ken Michaels, the show airs a mix of new and archived shows on Monday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

ray paul promo shotHot on Every Little Thing’s heels, we’ve got Alan Haber’s in-depth conversation with musician Ray Paul, whose smashing forthcoming album, Whimsicality, is one of the great pop albums of the year. On this all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, airing tonight, right after Every Little Thing at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT), you’ll hear three great songs from the record. Hear Ray talk about the writing and production in his own “whimsical” way. And listen for tracks from Whimsicality; we’re playing all of them in rotation exclusively on our station.

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere melodic pop interview program hosted by Alan Haber, airs Tuesday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) and repeats on Sunday afternoons at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT). Archived, podcast versions of interviews are posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page; click here to listen to nearly 60 shows previously broadcast on Pure Pop Radio.

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But wait…there’s more! This Wednesday night, April 13, at 8 pm ET (5 p PT), Brian Bringelson stacks the vinyl high for a new edition of Needle Meets Vinyl, spinning classic tracks from Question Mark and the Mysterians, the Beach Boys, Neko Case, Bob Dylan and a four-piece from Liverpool, England you may well have heard of.

Needle Meets Vinyl is the weekly show during which all songs are played from vinyl records. The music spans the decades during which popular music has flourished. Curated and presented by Brian Bringelson, a member of the band Anchor and Bear and a solo artist under the name Paul Starling, the show airs every Wednesday night at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). An encore performance runs on Sunday afternoons at 1 pm ET (10 am PT).

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayCapping off our fab week of specialty shows, we’ve got one of our favorite editions of the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, this Thursday, April 14, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozzin talk to famed Beatles author Bruce Spizer, whose scholarly, and fun, books, have delighted fans for many years. A few of these books are now available in updated, digital editions. Bruce uncovers the details of the Beatles’ butcher cover saga, and takes a look at the questions, and answers, surrounding the non-release of the group’s famous Hollywood Bowl concert on CD.

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 byBeatlefan 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 airs Thursday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

Don’t miss a minute of some great specialty programming this week. Pure Pop Radio is making the good times roll!

alan-micAlan 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. (And dig our new, coolness-adorned logo from musician Jamie Grant (McPherson/Grant)!)

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Next Week: Welcome Back Pure Pop Radio’s Specialty Shows

Next week marks the triumphant return of three of Pure Pop Alan Haber's Pure Pop RadioRadio’s popular specialty shows. Welcome back Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing, the weekly Beatles music program of record; Things We Said Today, the weekly Beatles roundtable hosted by a quartet of Fabs experts; and Brian Bringelson’s Needle Meets Vinyl, where all of the music revolves at 33 1/3 rpm.

All three of our specialty shows return in their regularly-scheduled time slots. On Monday, February 1 at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), Every Little Thing will fill the airwaves with an episode featuring an interview with author Anthony Robustelli and a quartet of Beatle-esque-sounding solo songs. On Wednesday, February 3 at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), a wide variety of sumptuous sounds from the Who, the Beatles, the Beach Boys and the Guess Who, among others, will spin at 33 1/3 rpm on Needle Meets Vinyl. And on Thursday, February 4 at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn will talk about Beatles producer Sir George Martin’s 90th birthday, celebrated on January 3, and the Beatles music now streaming on nine online services, including Spotify, on Things We Said Today.

pop tunes disc smallAlan Haber’s Pop Tunes will return soon. Check back here for details on the first new episode of 2016.

everylittlethinglogo-smallEvery Little Thing is the premiere, syndicated program playing Beatles group and solo recordings. Hosted by longtime radio personality Ken Michaels, the show airs a mix of new and archived shows on Monday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

needle meets vinylNeedle Meets Vinyl is the weekly show during which all songs are played from vinyl records. The music spans the decades during which popular music has flourished. Curated and presented by Brian Bringelson, a member of the band Anchor and Bear and a solo artist under the name Paul Starling, the show airs Wednesday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThings 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. Things We Said Today airs Thursday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

purepoplogoAlan 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.

Listen to Pure Pop Radio on the go using your Android and iOS devices! Download Our Mobile App.

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

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Our Specialty Shows are Taking a Breather This Week…and More

Alan Haber's Pure Pop RadioEven 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.

Alan Haber: Proud Music Geek!

Your host, Alan Haber

christmas bellsWe’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.

listening to the radioAnd 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 the listen links below, tune in and sing along?

Stick with us…the best is yet to come!

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