The PopCulteer
April 28, 2023

We’re bidding farewell to April already and Friday afternoon we offer up a new episode of MIRRORBALL to help you dance the month away. The AIR is PopCult‘s sister radio station. You can hear listen at The AIR website, or just click on the embedded player found elsewhere on this page.

At 2 PM, Mel Larch uncorks a new MIRRORBALL!  In advance of a special third-anniversary treat coming next Monday, this weekThe AIR’s showcase of classic Disco music presents a decidedly random collection songs from the heyday of polyester, gold lamé, mirrored balls and lighted dancefloors. We don’t have a fancy theme this week, just meaty, beaty, funky Disco music.

Check out the playlist…


Ecstasy, Passion & Pain “Touch and Go”
The Trampps “Hooked For Life”
Stacy Lattisaw “Jump To The Beat”
The Spinners “Are You Ready For Love”
Donna Summer “Love’s Unkind”
Peter Brown “Dance With Me”
The Three Degrees ‘You’re The One”
T Connection “Saturday Night”
Gino Soccio “Dancer”
Chic “My Feet Keep Dancin”‘
Randy Crawford “Steet Life”
Foxy “The Way You Do The Things You Do”
Candi Staton “When You Wake Up Tomorrow”

You can hear MIRRORBALL every Friday at 2 PM, with replays throughout the following week, Saturday at 9 PM, Sunday at 11 PM, Monday at 9 AM and Tuesday at 1 PM.

Next Monday marks three years of MIRRORBALL on The AIR, and to celebrate we’re going to kick off the Monday Marathon at 9 PM with yet another BRAND-NEW episode of MIRRORBALL, which is also a special 75th episode, devoted to the Disco hits of the year, 1975. Be there, or be stuck listening to Donny and Marie.

At 3 PM, Sydney Fileen a classic early episode of  of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat.  This time around, Sydney brings you an hour of her regular mix of classic New Wave tracks from folks like The Teardrop Explodes, Kate Bush, Wang Chung, New Order and more. The second hour is devoted to a rare live recording of The Fixx, from 1983.

Check out this intriguing playlist…

Sydney’s Big Electric Cat   025

The Teardrop Explodes  “When I Dream”
Camouflage  “The Great Commandment”
Kate Bush  “Running Up That Hill”
Wang Chung  “Dance Hall Days”
Moti Special  “Cold Days, Hot Nights”
Animotion  “I Engineer”
Fox The Fox “Precious Little Diamond”
New Order  “True Faith”
Al Corely  “Square Rooms”
Black  “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”
Eighth Wonder  “I’m Not Scared”
Thompson Twins  “Doctor Doctor”
Squeeze “Black Coffee In Bed”

The Fixx Live in 1983

“One Thing Leads To Another”
“Cameras In Paris”
“Stand Or Fall”
“Saved By Zero”
“The Fool”
“Reach The Beach”
“Red Skies”
“I Found You”

Sydney’s Big Electric Cat is produced at Haversham Recording Institute in London, and can be heard every Friday at 3 PM, with replays Saturday afternoon,  Monday at 7 AM, Tuesday at 8 PM, Wednesday at Noon and Thursday at 10 AM, exclusively on The AIR.

That’s what’s new on The AIR Friday, and that is this week’s PopCulteer. Check back for our regular features every day.