Wednesday afternoon The AIR brings you special brand-new episodes of Beatles Blast and Curtain Call! 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 Beatles Blast mixtape salute to Sir Paul McCartney, who just released a brand-new album, recorded solo, during the lockdown (or “rockdown” as he calls it). We bring you the highlights of his post-Beatles musical career ranging from his early singles through album tracks from every decade since the 1970s. Along the way, we include at least one track each from McCartney (1970), McCartney II (1980) and his latest, McCartney III (2020).
Beatles Blast can be heard every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursday at 10 PM, Friday at 1 PM, Saturday afternoon, and the following Tuesday at 9 AM.
At 3 PM on Curtain Call, Mel Larch spends half of her show paying tribute to Rebecca Luker, who passed away late last year. This Tony-nominated Broadway Veteran, who starred in such shows as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, The Phantom of The Opera and Fun Home, among many others, left a legacy of grand works, the last of which we will hear highlights from in this show.
All The Girls was a 2018 revue that celebrated the friendship of Luker and Sally Wilfert and the many facets of womanhood. Drawing inspiration from the American Songbook, pop and rock as well as their own experiences as women in musical theater, this revue featured songs from Hamilton and by Stephen Sondheim, Peter Allen, Stephen Schwartz, and more.
The second half of Curtain Call this week is a special surprise that we won’t tell you about here. You’ll just have to tune in for a joyous musical theatre happening. It really gets 2021 off to a great start.
Curtain Call can be heard on The AIR Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM and 9 PM, and Saturday at 8 PM. 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.