Wednesday afternoon The AIR brings you new episodes of Curtain Call and Beatles Blast.  You can tune in at the website, or if you’re on a laptop or desktop, you could 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 tribute to Abbey Road, with cover versions of every song on that classic album, some of them twice. It’s a wild mix of veteran prog-rockers, 1960s legends, alternative rock icons, and a few people you probably never heard of before. Heck, we even have three keyboardists who spent time in YES.

The hour kicks off with the entire album recreated via covers, and then we end with four bonus versions by folks like The Surpremes, Nick Cave and Chumbawumba.

Check out the playlist…

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“Come Together” Durga McBroom, Jackie Lomax & Snowy White
“Something” Charles Jones & Sonny Landreth
“Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
“Oh! Darling ” Eric Dover & Carmine Appice
“Octopus’s Garden” Matt Axton & Brian Auger
“I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” Arthur Brown & Steve Stevens
“Here Comes The Sun’ Ron Bumblefoot Thal
“Because’ Rebecca Pidgeon & Patrick Moraz
“You Never Give Me Your Money” Graham Bonnet & Rick Wakeman
“Sun King” James Booth & The Return, Albert Lee & Geoff Downes
‘Mean Mr. Mustard” Jack Russell
‘Polythene Pam” Matthew Sweet
“She Came In Through The Bathroom Window” Adam Gaynor & Paul Shaffer
“Golden Slumbers” Terry Reid
“Carry That Weight” Gregg Bissonette
‘The End” Frank Dimino & Steve Hillage
“Her Majesty” Gary Wilson
“Come Together” The Supremes
“Something” Martha Reeves
“Here Comes The Sun” “Nick Cave
“Her Majesty” Chumbawumba

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 presents a  collection of performances from new musicals, and closes the show with a couple of tunes played in tribute to Inga Swenson and the composer, Tom Jones, both of whom recently passed away. .

The show opens with another new track from the current revival of Sweeny Todd.

Following that, Mel tells you about four interesting new musicals that are either newly-staged, or still in the concept phase. You’ll hear samples of Mayflies: A New Musical, Relapse The Musical Concept Album, Cupid’s Daughters a Mythical Musical and Beasties: A Sci-Fi Rock Opera. Mel tells you a little bit about each show, and then wraps up with a couple of songs from 110 In The Shade.

Check out the playlist…

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“Not While I’m Around” from Sweeney Todd (2023)

“Looking Back,” “Running On Empty,” “Jigsaw” from Mayflies: A New Musical

“Wasteland,” “Flush,” “Serenity” from Relapse The Musical Concept Album

“Brightest Love,” “Long Dark Road,” “Run to You” from Cupid’s Daughters a Mythical Musical

“Forever Girl,” “Stand Up And Be Counted,” “Even The Cool Succumb,” “You’ve Gotta Understand” from Beasties: A Sci-Fi Rock Opera

“Love Don’t Turn Around,” “Simple Little Things” featuring Inga Swenson from 110 In The Shade 

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  presents an encore episode featuring Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner’s 2,000 Year-old Man.