The AIR’s eighth anniversary week continues, on Wednesday afternoon, and The AIR brings you great 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. You might’ve heard the sneak previews a couple of days ago, but now you can see what’s in the shows.

At 2 PM (EDT) Beatles Blast brings you an hour of Beatles without words.  Inspired by Herman Linte’s Prognosis episode that debuted on Monday, I decided to collect The Beatles group and solo tracks that either have the vocals mixed out, or never had them in the first place. We threw in one ringer from the soundtrack of Help, but this is just a fun collection of songs without words.

Check out the playlist…

Beatles Blast 112

The Beatles “She’s Leaving Home”
Paul McCartney “The Squid”
George Harrison ” Dream Scene”
John Lennon “Beef Jerky”
Ringo Starr “Nashville Jam”
The Beatles “Flying” “Within You Without You”
Paul McCartney “Frozen J”
Ken Thorne “A Hard Day’s Night”
The Travelling Wilburys “New Blue Moon”
The Beatles “Now And Then”

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 wraps up her trio of shows devoted to this year’s Tony Award Winners.  This week we bring you highlights from the winner of Best Revival of a Musical, Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along.

This smash hit revival of one of Sondheim’s rare flops stars Jonathan Groff as Frank, Daniel Radcliffe as Charley and Lindsay Mendez as Mary. Directed by Sondheim devotee, Maria Friedman, this revival will soon end its extended limited run on Broadway, but it was recorded for eventual video release, either streaming on theatrically.

This revival was nominated for seven Tony Awards, and took home four of them. The musical tells the story of how three friends’ lives and friendship change over the course of 20 years. With one of the three being a talented composer of musicals who, over those 20 years, abandons his friends and songwriting career to become a producer of Hollywood movies.

Like the play 1934 George S. Kaufman play on which it’s based, the show’s story moves in reverse chronology, beginning in 1976 at the friends’ lowest moment and ending in 1957, at their youthful best.

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 morning and afternoon starting at 9 AM, 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 a brand-new episode featuring the stand-up comedy of Gabriel Inglesias.