Wednesday afternoon The AIR brings you a brand-new episodes of Beatles Blast and a very timely encore episode Curtain Call from 2020.  You can tune in at the website, or or 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, your truly returns to host a collection of mostly solo Beatles songs, plus a set of performances recorded live that kicks off with an unexpected cover. Check out the playlist here:

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Paul McCartney and Beck “Find My Way”
Ringo Starr “Zoom In, Zoom Out”
George Harrison “Wah Wah (day two demo)”
John Lennon “Instant Karma (Elements Mix)”
Paul McCartney “Slidin'”
Toto “With A Little Help From My Friends”
George Harrison “Bangla Desh (live)”
John Lennon and Elton John “Whatever Gets You Through The Night (live)”
Wings “Soily (live)”
Ringo and the All Starr Band “Don’t Go Where The Road Don’t Go (live)”
The Beatles “Dizzy Miss Lizzy (live)”
The Traveling Wilburys “Every Little Thing (extended mix)”

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 on Curtain Call, in advance of this Sunday’s special delayed presentation of the 2020 Tony Awards on Paramount +, we bring you an encore of Mel Larch’s June 2020 episode that speculated on what the nominees might have been, if it weren’t for that meddling pandemic.

You will hear selections from Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Jagged Little Pill, Six, American Utopia and Moulin Rouge. In the background of Mel’s introductions you’ll hear Oscar Peterson playing “Something’s Coming,” from the musical, West Side Story, the controversial revival of which I don’t believe was nominated for anything.

This was as close as we could get to bringing you the annual Curtain Call Tony Nominees show last year. The same musicals I just mentioned will be featured on a “Broadway’s Back” special Sunday night on CBS right after the awards ceremony on Paramount +.

Curtain Call can be heard on The AIR Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM, Friday at 11 AM, Saturday afternoon and Monday at 10 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.