new-air-logo-4-24A powerful episode of Life Speaks To Michele Zirkle and all-new editions of Curtain Call and Beatles Blast  anchor a strong day of programming on The AIR. You can tune in at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

From screaming, praying, deceased women and ghost children playing ball to banging and scratching on doors and windows and footsteps with no person in sight, these tales will give you chills. Join Michele and three employees of The Portsmouth Times as they share eerie experiences from days spent working in the former office building on sixth Street in Portsmouth, Ohio, where the former newspaper office was housed since 1952. Life Speaks To Michele Zirkle debuts a new episode Wednesday at 1:30 PM on The AIR. Don’t forget you can learn more about Michele’s views on life and how the spiritual and physical worlds coexist at her website, where you can also find out about her book, Rain No Evil.

Then at 2 PM The Best of The Real with Mark Wolfe sees Mark talking with Clay Sayre.

At 3 PM Mel Larch presents a special episode of Curtain Call that salutes the “Ladies Who Sing.” Tune in for an hour of fantastic female vocalists navigating their way through the Broadway standards. You’ll hear Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Bernadette Peters, Barbara Streisand, Lady Gaga and more on Curtain Call. Check the playlist at the bottom of this post.

At 5 PM, yours truly hosts a special episode of Beatles Blast that pays tribute to the golden anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with a “Frankensteined” version of the album, assembled out of alternate mixes, mono versions of tracks, outtakes, remixes and other different versions of the familiar Sgt. Pepper songs, all still performed by The Fab Four.  Bonus material includes studio chatter, demo versions, the words of the late Sir George Martin and alternate versions of “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever.”

6 PM sees The NEW MUSIC SHOW, followed at 6:30 PM by the now-daily Crazy Show. At 7 PM we have a replay of Life Speaks, followed at 7:30 PM by Word Association with Lee & Rudy.

We maintain our prime-time Wednesday line-up of this week’s Prognosis at 8 PM.  That’s followed by The Comedy Vault at 10 PM. Then at midnight listeners can settle in for an all-night marathon of Radio Free Charleston. All part of the unique programming on The AIR.

Here’s that playlist for Curtain Call:

Aretha Franklin  “It Ain’t Necessarily So”
Diana Krall  “Night and Day”
“When He Sees Me”  from Waitress
Ella Fitzgerald  “Someone To Watch Over Me”
Kerry Ellis and Brian May  “If I Loved You”
Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett  “Anything Goes”
Bernadette Peters  “Time Heals Everything”
“Let’s Hear It For The Boy”  1998 Original cast of Footloose
Betty Buckley  “I Won’t Dance”
Julie Covington  “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”
Barbera Streisand  “As If We never Said Goodbye”
Sarah Brightman  “Chanson D’enfance”
Glenn Close  “With One Look”
Nancy Wilson  “Makin’ Whoopee”
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa  “Summertime”