Spring is here and we have hit Wednesday afternoon, and The AIR still manages to bring you new episodes of Curtain Call and Beatles Blast that are both filled with great new cool stuff.  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 an hour of Beatles music from the band, from one solo member, from four offspring of the Fab Four, as well as two themed sets of cover tunes.

We open the show with a new song from James McCartney, and a really cool thing about is that it’s co-written with Sean Ono Lennon.  That tune, and Ringo’s latest single, just came out last week. We also have recent releases from Dhani Harrison and Julian Lennon.

After that we bring you a set of covers of early Beatles tunes from the likes of The Rezillos and Marshall Crenshaw.  That’s followed by a set of Beatle covers sung by female singers. We wrap up the show with a couple of songs from Let It Be, to call notice to the scheduling (finally) of a restored version of Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s 1970 documentary of the same name,  which will be available, in fully-restored form, on Disney +. starting May 8.

Check out the playlist…

Beatles Blast 109

James McCartney “Primrose Hill”
Ringo Starr “February Sky”
Julian Lennon “Every Little Moment (Lo Fi)”
Dhani Harrison “Damn That Frequency”
The Rezillos “I Wanna Be Your Man”
The Big Three “Some Other Guy”
Grafite “Ask Me Why”
Sonia Evans “She Loves You”
Marshall Crenshaw “Love Me Do”
Michael Carpenter “I’ll Get You”
Cilla Black “Yesterday”
The Corrs “The Long and Winding Road”
Shirley Bassey “The Fool On The Hill”
Nina Simone “Here Comes The Sun”
Natalie Merchant “Nowhere Man”
Nana Mouskouri “Let It Be”
The Beatles “Let It Be”and “I Me Mine”

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 serves up a slate of songs from some of the many new shows that have opened (or will soon open) on Broadway this Spring.

She brings you music from Hell’s Kitchen, 42 Balloons, The Outsiders, Teeth, The Notebook and The Gardens of Anuncia.  Mel will tell you a little bit about each show, some of which may very well wind up with Tony nominations in the coming weeks.

There’s a ton of new musicals opening right now,  and several long-awaited cast albums are due out soon, so expect a couple more shows like this from Mel coming up soon.

Check out the playlist…

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“Kaleidoscope” from Hell’s Kitchen (by Alicia Keys)
“Prologue” “Somebody’s Story” “42 Balloons and a Lawn Chair” from 42 Balloons
“Soda’s Letter” “Stay Gold” “Great Expectations” from The Outsiders
“Teeth” “Modest Is Hottest” “Precious Gift”
“If This Is Love” “Leave The Light On” from The Notebook
“Opening” “Listen To The Music” from The Gardens of Anuncia

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 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 classic episode that I haven’t chosen yet, as I write this.