Wednesday afternoon The AIR brings you brand-new episodes of Beatles Blast and Curtain Call!  You can tune in at the website, or if you’re on a laptop or desktop, you could just stay on this page, and  listen to the convenient embedded radio player lurking over in the right-hand column of this blog.

At 2 PM,  we serve up a mixtape collection of obscure Paul McCartney B-sides, ranging from the 1970s to the 1990s. These are gems of songs that, for whatever reason, did not make it onto an album, instead winding up on the B-sides of singles or 12″ singles. Some of my favorite songs by Paul from this era were consigned to B-side infamy.

Check out the playlist…

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McCartney’s B Sides

“Ode To A Koala Bear”
“No More Lonely Nights (Dance Mix)”
“My Carnival”
“Tough On A Tightrope (remix)”
“Back On My Feet”
“Flying To My Home”
“Ou Est Le Soleil?”
“C Moon”
“B-Side To Seaside”
“I’m Partial To Your Abracadabra”
“Party Party”
“On The Wings Of A Nightengale”
“Incredible Thing”

Beatles Blast can be heard every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursday at 10 PM, Friday at 1 PM,  and Saturday afternoon.

At 3 PM on Curtain Call, Mel Larch dishes up a mixtape of her own. It’s “Showstoppers With A Twist” as Mel brings you…different versions of classic tunes from musical theater.  Some of these are from solo albums, some are from revivals, some are from concerts, and Mel even brings you famous musical numbers performed in Spanish and Yiddish, and in rock and jazz. She starts out with a couple of tunes from Hamilton, performed by the Workshop Cast.

See what other surprises Mel has in store…

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Showstoppers With A Twist

“My Shot” Hamilton (Workshop Cast)
“You’ll Be Back” Hamilton (Workshop Cast)
“Anything Goes” by Elaine Page
“I Dreamed A Dream” Patti Lupone”
“Merrily We Roll Along” Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC
“Nice Work If You Can Get It” Dick Van Dyke”
“Children Will Listen” Susan Egan
“A Little Priest” Michael Cervaris and Patti Lupone
“Some Enchanted Evening/All I Do Is Dream of You” Kyle Taylor Parker
“Suddenly Seymour” Tammy Blanchard and Jonathan Groff
“If I Were A Rich Man” from Fiddler On The Roof in Yiddish
“The Greatest Show” Panic At The Disco
“Pretty Women” Terry Vosbein & The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra
“There’s No Business Like Show Business (reprise)” Bernadette Peters
“Todo Se Tine De Rosa (Everything’s Coming Up Roses)” Kika Edgar

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.