You’ll be Shouting “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!” During This Week’s Beatles Shows!

purepoplogoThis week’s editions of our signature Beatles shows, Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing and the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, are must-listens for all Fab Four fans. Every Little Thing airs tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT); Things We Said Today airs this Thursday night at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

everylittlethinglogo-smallWe go back to December 8, 2014 for tonight’s repeat broadcast of one of Ken’s classic shows. Tonight’s hour presents a top-notch 1977 twofer that pairs Wings’ pounding “Girls’ School” with Ringo Starr’s “Can She Do It Like She Dances.” And, in a loving tribute to the late, great Harry Nilsson, Ken spins six classic numbers, starting with the singer’s version of the Beatles’ “You Can’t Do That” and ending with Ringo’s “Stop and Take the Time to Smell the Roses,” which he co-wrote with Nilsson.

All this plus Ken’s Beatles trivia question–get your thinking caps on!–on tonight’s rebroadcast of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing.

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.

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the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThe regular panel of experts assembles around the virtual roundtable for this Thursday’s edition of Things We Said Today. On the docket are multiple topics of interest, including news that footage exists from the rehearsals for the first appearance by the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show. The news of this footage was originally announced on Chris Carter’s Breakfast With the Beatles program on Los Angeles radio station KLOS-FM.

Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn also discuss the existence of stereo versions of songs that were included in the television film about the Beatles’ Shea Stadium concert. Also discussed is the idea of the group releasing material from the vaults that fans would want to own. Does it hurt the Beatles that so much of this material remains unreleased?

All this and more makes this Thursday night’s edition of Things We Said Today another program that Beatles fans simply can not 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, which airs Monday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio, 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.

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The Beatles and the Stones Duke it Out Tonight on Things We Said Today

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayIn this corner of the ring, Keith Richards says Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is “a mishmash of rubbish.” In an interview with Esquire magazine, Keith also pooh-poohed the Rolling Stones’ Their Satanic Majesties Request. It may well be a case of all things being equal, or thereabouts.

On tonight’s timely edition of Things We Said Today, the weekly Beatles roundtable, Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn put all of their Fab cards on the table as they talk with super Stones fan Michael Lynch, who, as it happens, wrote the Things We Said Today theme song.

sgt. pepperstonesLynch, as it happens, is a huge fan of both the Beatles and the Stones. He turns out to be the perfect person to look objectively at Richards’ comments and assess their validity. Does Keith say things for shock value? Are Pepper and Majesties really good albums? It may surprise listeners that Lynch is a big Stones fan who prefers Pepper to Majesties. He actually gives the nod to Magical Mystery Tour over Pepper, and likes the Stones’ Between the Buttons more than Majesties.

Was there a rivalry between the Beatles and the Stones? What does all of this mean? You’ll find out tonight, as the experts put their heads together. You might just be surprised to find which group comes out of the ring with a knockout!

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, which airs Monday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio, 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.

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Ken, Steve, Al and Allan Speak Words of Wisdom on Tonight’s Edition of Things We Said Today

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThings We Said Today, the weekly Beatles roundtable hosted by the top experts in Fab fandom, sets its sights on the Let It Be album and movie on tonight’s episode, kicking off at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

the-beatles-let-it-be-albumIt’s been 45 years since Let It Be was released as an album and a film. Do you remember where you saw it, and when? Ken, Steve, Al and Allan talk about that and what they thought of the album. They also discuss how they would like to see the movie be re-issued; does a DVD or Blu-ray with bonus video and audio sound like a plan? And why hasn’t it come out again after so many years? What’s behind the delay?

All of these questions will be answered on tonight’s edition of Things We Said Today. The show begins at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio. Simply click on one of the listen links below to hear the conversation.

Things We Said Today is a weekly survey of all things Beatles that is 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 every Tuesday night at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

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Two Music Geeks. Show Number Two: Bang Zoom! We’re a Hit, We Are!

The Two Music Geeks Say: It's Chic to be a Geek!

The Two Music Geeks Say: It’s Chic to be a Geek!

It’s official: Two Music Geeks is a bona fide kind of appointment type radio show! Show number two, which focused on songs about all types of girls, built on the promise of show number one and sends a clear message to radio land: These two music geeks, Alan Haber and Scott W. McKinney, fresh from their geeky man caves where band bumper stickers and posters are strewn all over the place, are here to stay. They’ve got a combined 200 years of music knowledge in those noggins of theirs and they’re ready to keep drawing on it for future programs.

There are two, in fact, just about ready to go. The first, a special get-together that pays tribute to our fallen pop stars, airs on Memorial Day evening, May 26, at 9 pm ET. It was hard for these two music geeks to choose who to honor in talk and song, but they arrived at a group of wonderful artists that you’re sure to enjoy, including Buddy Holly, Hurricane Smith, the Everly Brothers (for Phil Everly), the Free Design (for Chris Dedrick, Gerry Rafferty, Phil Seymour, the Dave Clark Five (for Mike Smith), and many more. It’s two hours of paying tribute to those that have gone–an equally somber and uplifting show that we think you’ll enjoy and remember always.

Scott W. McKinney: From live and local radio to the world over. Welcome, Scott, to Pure Pop Radio!

Scott W. McKinney: From live and local radio to the world over. Welcome, Scott, to Pure Pop Radio!

Also coming up is a show that puts the geeky spotlight on horn bands and records that feature horns prominently. We’re going to keep the list of artists being given the geeky treatment in this particular show quiet for now, but you can bet that it won’t be long before we spill. Watch this space for all of the details, coming soon!

Pure Pop Radio's Alan Haber: A hundred years of music knowledge put to good use!

Pure Pop Radio’s Alan Haber: A hundred years of music knowledge put to good use!

Thanks again for all of the love, folks. Alan and Scott appreciate all of the hugs and kisses and geeky poems and bottles of Yoo-hoo that have come and continue to come their way. Keep ’em coming, and be there, next to your Internet radios for the Memorial Day program. Until then!

 

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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.

Scott W. McKinney: Proud Music Geek!

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!

(l to r) Alan, Scott

(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!

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