Wednesday afternoon The AIR brings you a special new episodes of Curtain Call and Beatles Blast.  You can tune in at the website, or if you’re on a laptop or desktop, you could just stay right here and  listen to the convenient embedded radio player lurking elsewhere on this page.

At 2 PM Beatles Blast presents part two of our crossover with Nigel Pye’s Psychedelic Shack. Just like on Monday, Nigel and I join forces to bring you an hour of great psychedelic bands covering classic Beatles tunes. There are some really cool and obscure gems here, and it’s been a real kick teaming up with Nigel on this unusual trip.

Check out this playlist…

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Tomorrow “Strawberry Fields”
The Sorrows “We Can Work It Out”
The Young Idea “With A Little Help From My Friends”
The Hi-Fis “Yellow Submarine”
Penny Arcade “The Two Of Us”
The Score “Please Please Me”
Hardin & York “Beatles Medley(Lady Madonna/Norwegian Wood)”
Affinity “I Am The Walrus”
Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers “Got To Get You Into My Life”
Jawbone “Across The Universe”
Blonde On Blonde “Eleanor Rigby”
The Hollies “If I Needed Someone”
The Mirage “Tomorrow Never Knows”
Kippington Lodge “In My Life”
The Real McCoy “I Will”
Camel “Magical Mystery Tour”

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, Mel Larch pays tribute to Burt Bacharach, who just passed away a couple of weeks ago, by bringing you the 2010 cast recording of the hit Broadway musical he composed with Hal David, Promises, Promises.

Promises Promises, sporting a book by none other than Neil Simon, is based on Billy Wilder’s classic 1960 comedy The Apartment. The story concerns a junior executive at an insurance company who seeks to climb the corporate ladder by allowing his apartment to be used by his married superiors for trysts.

The musical premiered in 1968 on Broadway and has had several memorable revivals around the globe. This week on Curtain Call Mel brings you the 2010 cast recording, featuring Sean Hayes, Kristen Chenowith and Tony Goldwyn.

At the end of the show Mel offers up an extra treat for Bacharach fans. Check out the playlist…

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“Overture” – Promises, Promises Orchestra
“Half as Big as Life” – Sean Hayes
“Grapes of Roth” – Promises, Promises Ensemble
“Upstairs” – Sean Hayes
“You’ll Think of Someone” – Sean Hayes
“It’s Our Little Secret” – Tony Goldwyn
“I Say a Little Prayer” – Promises, Promises Ensemble
“She Likes Basketball”- Sean Hayes
“Knowing When to Leave” – Kristin Chenoweth
“Where Can You Take a Girl?” – Seán Martin Hingston
“Wanting Things” – Tony Goldwyn
“Turkey Lurkey Time” – Promises, Promises Ensemble
“A House Is Not a Home” – Kristin Chenoweth
“A Fact Can Be a Beautiful Thing” – Sean Hayes
“Whoever You Are, I Love You” – Kristin Chenoweth
“Christmas Day” – Promises, Promises Ensemble
“A House Is Not a Home (Reprise)” – Sean Hayes
“A Young Pretty Girl Like You” – Sean Hayes
“I’ll Never Fall In Love Again” – Sean Hayes
“Promises, Promises” – Sean Hayes
“I’ll Never Fall In Love Again (Reprise)” – Sean Hayes

“I’ll Never Fall In Love Again” – Dionne Warwick

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 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.

Also on The AIR, Wednesday at 11 PM,  The Comedy Vault begins a four-part trip through the history of British Comedy, presented by David Mitchell (Upstart Crow, Peep Show).  The Comedy Vault can be heard every Wednesday at 11 PM, with the featured episodes replayed the following Monday at 8 PM.