Wednesday afternoon on The AIR Mel Larch pays tribute to The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, on a very special episode of Curtain Call. You can hear it at 3 PM. Just tune in to the website, or on the embedded player below for this week’s slate of stimulating programs.

At 3 PM Wednesday on Curtain Call, Mel Larch celebrates the life of Aretha Franklin and shines the spotlight on the late singer’s great love of musical theater. In this hour program you will hear The Queen of Soul perform songs from Annie Get Your Gun, A Chorus Line, Funny Girl, West Side Story, Porgy and Bess and other great shows, plus you’ll also hear a couple of her classic hits. For many years Aretha Franklin had been working toward making her life story into a stage musical, and we hope that her dream is realized soon.

Curtain Call can be heard Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 7 AM and 8 PM and Saturday at 6 PM. An all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight.

The rest of our programming day follows the new routine: Our musical morning line-up on Wednesday continues with The Swing Shift at 7 AM, followed by Prognosis at 9 AM, Psychedelic Shack at 11 AM and an encore of a classic Curtain Call at Noon.  We are re-presenting classic episodes of On The Road with Mel at 1 PM.

At 1;30 PM and 7 PM, Life Speaks to Michele Zirkle presents part one of her recent Salt Cave Meditation. At 2 PM Beatles Blast presents one-hour audio blast of music by and about the lads from Liverpool. This week listen to the longest songs the Beatles released, both as a group and solo. 5 PM sees a replay of this week’s hot new episode of The Swing Shift.

At 7:30 PM, we have gone into the AIR Archives and unearthed the missing seven episodes of Word Association with Lee and Rudy. These shows were misplaced on a stray hard drive and have not been heard in more than two years. This week we bring you the last of this batch of missing gems, as Rudy lectures Lee about the history of Harvey Comics.

Stay tuned all day, every day, for incredible music, thought-provoking talk and gut-busting comedy exclusively on The AIR. And check out the full schedule below, including our full day of fine programming…