The PopCulteer
June 10, 2022

This week The AIR dives headfirst into the FUNK! Mel Larch funks it up bigtime Friday afternoon on The AIR.  The AIR is PopCult’s sister radio station. You can hear our shows on The AIR website, or just click on the embedded player found elsewhere on this page.

At 2 PM, Mel Larch uncorks a new MIRRORBALL! The AIR’s showcase of classic Disco music presents a funk-heavy collection of classic Disco tracks from the classic era of rhythmic aerobic soical interaction.. This week Mel brings you some of the funkier dance tunes from the classic Disco era with tracks from the funky soul meccas of Philedelphia and Southern California and many funky points between.

For one hour you can go back to the Golden Age of Disco, where the sideburns were long, the skirts were short and the dancing was endless.

Check out the playlist…


MFSB “The Zip”
WAR “You Got The Power”
Gwen McCrae “Poyson”
Jimmy “Bo” Horne “Is It In”
Peter Brown “Do Ya Wanna Get Funky”
Chic “Stage Fright”
Jenny Burton “Nobody Can Tell Me (He Don’t Love Me)”
Slave “Just A Touch of Love”
Shalamar “A Night To Remember”
Phreek “Weekend”
Narada Michael Walden “I Shoula Loved Ya”
First Choice “Let No Man Put Asunder”
Double Exposure “My Love Is Free”
The O’Jays “Put Your Hands Together”

You can hear MIRRORBALL every Friday at 2 PM, with replays Saturday at  9 PM (kicking off a mini-marathon), Sunday at 11 PM, Monday at 9 AM, and Tuesday at 1 PM  exclusively on The AIR.

At 3 PM, we’ll be replaying Sydney Fileen’s special mixtape show devoted to New Wave in 1981. You can find the playlist and background info HERE, once you scroll past one of my rants.

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.

Friday at 9 PM you can tune in for a 12-hour marathon of Curtain Call, presenting Mel Larch’s showcase of musical theatre. This marathon will kick off with Mel’s 2022 Tony Nominations show, to get you ready for the Tony Awards show Sunday night on CBS and Paramount+. Also, because of the Tony’s broadcast, we are moving Mel’s regular Sunday night Curtain Call marathon to Sunday, daytime, so you don’t have to choose between the Mel and Broadway. Sunday night The AIR will bring you six episodes of Bealtes Blast.

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