In our week of all-new shows, Halloweenesque programming, we have hit Wednesday afternoon, and The AIR brings you new episodes of Curtain Call and Beatles Blast that attempt to have a scary theme.  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.

At 2 PM (EDT) Beatles Blast brings you a one-hour mixtape of “Dark Beatles.” If you think that The Beatles didn’t do that much dark music, you’d be right. I was able to scrape together some sorta dark-sounding tunes by the group together and solo, with one cover, to attempt to simulate the Halloween spirit. This was the best I could come up with…

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Dark Beatles Mixtape

The Beatles “Helter Skelter”
George Harrison “Beware of Darkness”
Ringo Starr “Spooky Weirdness”
John Lennon “I’m Losing You”
Harry Nilsson and Ringo “Moonbeam”
Paul McCartney “Talk More Talk”
The Beatles “She Said, She Said”
John Lennon “Scared”
Paul McCartney “This Never Happened Before”
George Harrison “The Devil’s Radio”
Ringo Starr “Without Understanding”
George Harrison “Art of Dying”
Wings “Old Siam Sir”
Sonic Youth “Within You, Without You”‘
The Beatles “Tomorrow Never Knows”

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 tries to celebrate the macabre season with considerably more success.

Mel serves up an assortment of spooky showtunes from the stage and screen. The shows she samples range from obscure oddities to massive hits, and it’s all great Halloween fun.

Check out this playlist…

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“Dude! What Is It-Hold Me, Bat Boy” From Bat Boy
“Do The Necronomicon” from Evil Dead: The Musical
“It’s Alive” and “Zombie Prom” from Zombie Prom
“The Exorcism” from Exorcistic!
“Raise A Little Hell” from Stranger Things: The Unauthorized Musical
“This Is Halloween” and “Oogie Boogie’s Song” from The Nightmare Before Christmas
“Dance With The Devil” from The Witches of Eastwick
“The Witches” “Queen of Dark” and “The Invocation” from Which Witch
“The Nightmare” and “”You Can Get Away With Anything” from The Woman In White
“Evil Fiend” from Frankenstein :The Movie Musical
“Don’t Feed The Plants (Unused movie version)” from Little Shop of Horrors

Mel thought about playing something from Beetlejuice, but she didn’t want to cause any inappropriate touching or vaping among her audience.

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 brings you an hour of Halloween Novelty songs.