Wednesday afternoon The AIR brings you brand-new episodes of Beatles Blast and Curtain Call!  You can tune in at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

At 2 PM, your humble blogger returns with the long-delayed first post “Lost Beatles Project” edition of Beatles Blast.  This week we take an in-depth look at the new Archive remastered edition of Sir Paul’s 1997 album, Flaming Pie. The show opens with the title track of the album, then brings you all six parts of the rarely-heard Oobu Joobu, a “radio show” that was presented as B-sides to the various singles and 12″ mixes released from this album. You’ll hear Mr. McCartney play song fragments and talk about the composition and recording of songs from the album. We wrap up the show with a couple more rare tracks from the boxset of the Flaming Pie album.

Beatles Blast can be heard every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursday at 10 PM, Friday at noon, Saturday at 4 PM, Sunday at 5 PM and Tuesdays at 9 AM, exclusively on The AIR. For the next few weeks you can hear mini-marathon replays of “The Lost Beatles Project” every Sunday at 2 PM.

At 3 PM Mel Larch devotes the entire hour of Curtain Call to tracks from non-cast albums recorded by Broadway stars. Since theaters are still dark due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mel decided to bring you music from the side gigs of Broadway stars when they’re not gracing the stage. Some of them release studio albums, while others perform cabaret shows, either way, they continue to make music outside of the theatre.  You’ll get to hear stars like Ben Platt, Betty Buckley, Michael Ball, Lea Salonga and Huntington’s Michael Cerveris, cutting loose on different songs than they usually get to sing. Check out the playlist…

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Ben Platt “New”
Betty Buckley “I Feel Lucky”
Michael Ball “Bright Eyes”
Lea Salonga “Where Is Love/As Long As He Needs Me”
Ramin Karimloo “Moving Too Fast”
Max Von Essen “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You”
Kristen Chenoweth “Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart”
Jessica Vosk “The Entertainer/Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”
Michael Cerveris “Tenth Grade”
Jan Daley “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”
Barbara Sreisand, Anne Hathaway and Daisy Ridley “At The Ballet”
Mandy Patinkin “Take Me Out To The Ballgame (Yiddish)”
Cassie Levy “Out of the Blue”
Sarah Brightman “Fly”

Curtain Call can be heard on The AIR Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM and 9 PM, Friday at 10 AM and Saturday at 6 PM. An all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight, and an additional marathon can be heard Sunday evenings from 6 PM to midnight.