This Wednesday afternoon The AIR, presents new episodes of Beatles Blast and Curtain Call.  You can listen at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

At 2 PM on Beatles Blast, yours truly hosts the tenth part of an ongoing look at rare and unreleased music by The Beatles. For most of the summer, Beatles Blast will follow this format and bring you The Lost Beatles Project. This will be a treat for the die-hard fans as we mine the best of the recently-released archive projects by the band, and mix in rare releases and wild remixes from their band and solo years. We won’t be posting playlists for these shows because the whole point is that each of these programs will be a revelatory surprise.

Beatles Blast can be heard every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursday at 9 PM, Friday at 11 AM, Sunday at 5 PM and Tuesdays at 9 AM, exclusively on The AIR.

At 3 PM Mel Larch presents a new hour of great musical theater on Curtain Call.  This week Mel shines the Curtain Call spotlight on overtures, those short, mostly instrumental bits of music that open many musicals, presenting themes and melodies as a preview and prelude to the evening’s entertainment. Seamlessly edited together into one lushly-orchestrated hour of music, you will hear the overutures from Over Here, Threepenny Opera, Comfort Women, The Who’s Tommy, Prince of Broadway, Tell Me More, It’s A Bird- It’s A Plane- It’s Superman, God Bless You Mrs. Rosewater, Tip Toes, Mack and Mabel, Milk and Honey, Miss Spectacular, Mame, Funny Girl, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,  and Newsies.

After the new hour of Curtain Call, stick around for two additional episodes from the Curtain Call archives. Curtain Call can be heard Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM and 8 PM, Friday at 10 AM and Saturday at 5 PM. An all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight, and an additional marathon can be heard Sunday evenings from 6 PM to midnight..