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It’s always fun to converse with Willie Dowling, Jon Poole and Givvi Flynn; it’s a recipe for a wildly entertaining (if we do say so ourselves) hour of conversation and music. During this fun hour, you’ll hear all about the making of One Hyde Park, the stories behind the atmospheric lyrics, and other wonderful musical topics.
Go inside the making of the Dowling Poole’s One Hyde Park with Willie Dowling, Jon Poole and Givvi Flynn (pictured at left) by listening to and downloading their appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation.Bonus: You’ll learn just about everything you need to know, as it were, about Level 42 (sort of)! 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 7 pm ET (4 pm PT). Archived, podcast versions of interviews are posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page; click here to listen to more than 60 shows previously broadcast on Pure Pop Radio.
It’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!
First 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.
Tomorrow 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.
On 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 Vinylis 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).
This 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 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.
Willie Dowling, Jon Poole and Givvi Flynn, collectively known as the Dowling Poole, sit down with Alan Haber and the ghost of Level 42 (well, sort of) next Tuesday night, April 19, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation.
The occasion is the release of the new Dowling Poole album, One Hyde Park, a typically engaging, varied and well-crafted collection of pop and roll that everyone all over the world will want to spin over and over again.
During the hour, Willie, Jon and Givvi wax poetic about One Hyde Park’s insanely great songs and other matters of the musical heart. Rest assured that ba-ba-bas are fully in evidence, as are hooks galore and a level of creativity and imagination that are quite simply out of this world.
Join Alan and the Dowling Poole for a lively and invigorating hour of talk and music, during which three songs from One Hyde Park will be played and discussed. The fun begins next Tuesday night , April 19, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio.
Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere melodic pop interview program hosted by Alan Haber, normally airs Tuesday nights at 7 pm ET (4 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 more than 60 shows previously broadcast on Pure Pop Radio.
Tell all your friends, wake up your neighbors and let the melodic pop music conversation flow freely from sea to shining sea: Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation has returned to PodOmatic with five brand-new shows featuring your favorite melodic pop artists and personalities.
Now posted and available for online listening and/or download on In Conversation’s PodOmatic page: five new shows featuring the Weeklings’ Glen Burtnik and Bob Burger, Kyle Vincent, Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman, Terry Draper (Klaatu), and the Dowling Poole’s Willie Dowling and Jon Poole. Each show delivers in-depth, behind-the-scenes talk that you need to hear about each artist’s music and topics of importance. Plus, Spotify and YouTube direct song links are provided for each show, where available.
The artists and personalities featured in the five new shows just posted:
Attention, fans of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere melodic pop music talk show on the Internet: Your favorite program is back! In Conversation returns next Tuesday, February 24 and Wednesday, February 25 with brand-new, never-before-heard shows. And that’s not all: More new episodes, featuring the best and brightest in conversation with Alan Haber, talking about their careers and much, much more, will follow very soon.
Coming up next Tuesday, February 24 at 8 pm ET,Terry Draper, groovy solo artist and former member of Klaatu, will be behind the microphone to talk about his most recent album, When the World was Young. Terry will also chat with Alan about his studio, Swamp Manor; black and white movies; and how he writes songs, among other topics. Plus, you’ll hear three tunes from When the World was Young. It’s a very cool hour you won’t want to miss.
Tune in Wednesday, February 25 at 8 pm ET for a chat with Willie Dowling and Jon Poole, who collectively form the Dowling Poole. The group’s smashing album, Bleak Strategies, is at the center of this discussion, but many more topics will be discussed, including how Willie and Jon got together and much, much more. You’ll also hear three songs from Bleak Strategies.
Note that both interviews were recorded last May and, due to a number of difficulties, we are airing them for the first time next week. Look forward to many more interviews with your favorite artists coming soon to Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation! We’re very excited about all of this, and we hope you are too!
Remember that past interviews can be heard any time, day or night, at Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation’s PodOMatic podcast page. Click here to be magically transported!