The PopCulteer
February 11, 2022

Friday On The AIR

Friday afternoon, just like last year, we offer up some special Valentine’s-themed episodes of our music specialty shows, including a bonus edition of MIRRORBALL at 1 PM, another brand-new episode in the show’s regular timeslot at 2 PM and an encore of last year’s love-themed edition of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat at 3 PM.

If you want to hear the super-sweet Valentine’s ear candy  yourself, you simply have to move your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay on this page, and  listen to the cool embedded player over at the top of the right column.

At 1 PM, Mel Larch unleashes the first of two arrows through your Disco heart with Friday’s double-shot of MIRRORBALL! The AIR’s showcase of classic Disco music brings you two romance-soaked hours of primo mushy-lovey Disco tunes, and the first one is like a heart-shaped box of chocolates, filled with great beats that you can dance to.

Check out the playlist…


Ultimate “Touch Me Baby/ Love Is The Ultimate”
The Spinners “One Of A Kind Love Affair”
Donna Summer “I Feel Love”
The Salsoul Orchestra “Love Letters”
The Undisputed Truth “You + Me = Love”
Roy Ayers “Don’t Let Our Love Slip Away”
Goody Goody “It Looks Like Love”
KC & the Sunshine Band “Hooked On Your Love”
Barry White “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love”

Then at 2 PM, Mel is back with another hour of love-themed Disco classics, to get you in the mood for a pre- Valentine’s Day weekend-long lovefest. This show is loaded with  romantic classics. Just look…


Love & Kisses “I Found Love”
Roy Ayers “Don’t Hide Your Love”
Frankie Knuckles featuring Adeva “Love Can Change It”
Earth Wind & Fire “Love’s Dance”
Donna Summer “Love To Love You Baby”
D Train “You’re The One For Me”
Gloria Scott “Just As Long As We’re Together”
Chic “My Forbidden Lover”
Carol Williams “Love Is You”
Alec R. Constadinos “Romeo and Juliet”

You can hear MIRRORBALL every Friday at 2 PM (with a bonus show at 1 PM this week), with replays this 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. And Friday night this week, you’ll get a special marathon that combines this year’s double-shot of Valentine’s shows, with last year’s, giving you four hours of romantic Disco to get you in the groove and in the mood. That begins at 8 PM, and then at Midnight you can stick around for more of the marathon as The AIR becomes an all-night Disco!

At 3 PM, Sydney Fileen graces us with a love-themed episode of her own last year, as Sydney’s Big Electric Cat delivered a Valentine to us from the lockdown in the UK. This year we decided to replay this gem of an episode, filled with New Wave at it’s most infatuated.

Check out this playlist:

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Thompson Twins “Love On Your Side”
Joy Division “Love Will Tears Us Apart Again”
Heaven 17 “I’m Gonna Make You Fall In Love With Me”
Klaus Nomi “Falling In Love Again”
XTC “Love At First Sight”
Transvision Vamp “I Don’t Want Your Money (I Want Your Love)”
A Flock of Seagulls “The More You Live, The More You Love”
The Buzzcocks “Ever Fallen In Love”
Julian Cope “Beautiful Love (Live)”
Kate Bush “Hounds Of Love”
Donny Iris “Love Is Like A Rock”
Psychedelic Furs “Love My Way”
Howard Jones “What Is Love”
ABC “Look Of Love”
New Order “Bizarre Love Triangle”
Soft Cell “Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go”
Missing Persons “Hello I Love You”
DEVO “Ton O’ Luv”
Lene Lovich “What Will I Do Without You”
Frankie Goes To Hollywood “Power of Love”
New Musik “All You Need Is Love”
Depeche Mode “Love, In Itself”
Eurythmics “Love Is A Stranger”
Ian Dury and the Blockheads “Wake Up Make Love With Me”
Mike Batt “Love Makes You Crazy”
Oingo Boingo “Wild Sex (In The Working Class)”
Pretenders “Lovers Of Today”
Elvis Costello “Mystery Dance”
Art of Noise “Moments In Love”

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. You can also hear select episodes of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat as part of the overnight Haversham Recording Institute marathon that starts every Monday at 11 PM.

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