For yet another Wednesday afternoon, The AIR brings you new episodes of Curtain Call and Beatles Blast. You can tune in at the website, or just stay right here and listen to the convenient embedded radio player lurking elsewhere on this page.
At 2 PM (EDT) Beatles Blast brings you a mixtape salute to one Ringo Starr, in advance of his 83rd birthday, this coming Friday. We don’t have a playlist for you, but this episode is filled with Sir Ritche’s solo songs about Peace and Love.
Beatles Blast can be heard every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursday at 11 PM, Friday at 1 PM, and Saturday afternoon.
At 3 PM (EDT) on Curtain Call, Mel Larch is a day late with a patriotic presentation of the original Broadway Cast Recording of George M!.
George M! is a Broadway musical based on the life of George M. Cohan, the biggest Broadway star of his day who, over a century ago, was known as “The Man Who Owned Broadway.” The book for the musical was written by Michael Stewart, John Pascal, and Francine Pascal. Music and lyrics were by George M. Cohan himself, with revisions for the musical by Cohan’s daughter, Mary Cohan.
The story covers the period from the late 1880s until 1937 and focuses on Cohan’s life and show business career from his early days in vaudeville with his parents and sister to his later success as a Broadway singer, dancer, composer, lyricist, theatre director and producer. The show includes such Cohan hit songs as “Give My Regards To Broadway”, “You’re a Grand Old Flag”, and “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” Mel brings you the original Broadway cast recording from 1968, with Joel Grey as Cohan, and a very young Bernadette Peters as his sister, Josie.
Curtain Call can be heard on The AIR Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM, Friday at 10 AM, Saturday at 8 PM and Monday at 9 AM. A six-hour marathon of classic episodes can be heard Sunday evening starting at 6 PM, and an all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight.
Also on The AIR, Wednesday at 11 PM, The Comedy Vault collects an hour of the comedic music and poetry of Shel Silverstein.