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 another mixtape show with a flimsy premise. The show begins with the Beatles classic, “In My Life” and then, inspired by one of that song’s lyrics, brings you “places I remember.” In other words, it’s the Fab Four, together and solo, singing songs about places they’ve been.
Luckily, with The Beatles, even if the premise is flimsy, the music will always be great.
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 salutes the musical, Oliver!, 60 years after it made its Broadway debut.
Oliver! is a coming-of-age stage musical, with book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the 1838 novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
The msuical premiered at the Wimbledon Theatre, southwest London in 1960 before opening in the West End, where it enjoyed a record-breaking long run. Oliver! opened on Broadway, after being brought to the U.S. by producer David Merrick in 1963. .
In 1963 Lionel Bart received the Tony Award for Best Original Score. Many songs are well known to the public, such as “Food, Glorious Food”, “Consider Yourself” and “I’d Do Anything”.
Mel brings you the 1963 Broadway cast recording, which featured child actor Bruce Prochnik in the title role alongside Georgia Brown, Danny Sewell and Barry Humphries, reprising their West End roles as Nancy, Bill Sikes and Mr. Sowerberry, respectively, and Clive Revill as Fagin and Michael Goodman as The Arftul Dodger.
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 brings you an hour of Beckley native Steve Harvey’s stand-up comedy.