air-color-0003You can bask in an all-new Wednesday on The AIR as we offer up brand-new episodes of On The Road with Mel, Life Speaks with Michele Zirkle Marcum and a very timely new edition of Curtain Call.  We also unveil our new URL,! You can tune in at The AIR Website, or just click the dial right here on this embedded radio player…

The morning kicks off with a replay of this week’s The Swing Shift at 7 AM, followed by a two-hour version of The NEW MUSIC SHOW at 9 AM and a replay of last week’s Curtain Call at noon. All times, EDT, by the way.

meet-mel-0383At 1 PM  we have a brand-new episode of On The Road with Mel, where Mel Larch is joined once again by yours truly as we rave endlessly about The Art Institute of Chicago. We talk in-depth about the amazing collection of some of the world’s most iconic paintings.

Special attention is givien to the works of Seurat, Hopper, Whistler, Picasso, Dali, Chagall and Magritte. We also marvel at the collection of antiquities and try not to laugh at the statues of naked dudes.

ls-logo1:30 PM sees a new episode of Life Speaks with Michele Zirkle Marcum. Michele tells us to “Conquer your fears with grace. Michele shares how she faced her fear of public speaking and overcame panic attacks and now regularly speaks publicly on topics near and dear to her.

The Best of The Real with Mark Wolfe re-presents Mark’s talk with Keith Allen, at 2 PM.

It’s a new Curtain Call at 3 PM, as Mel Larch brings you a a preview of the musicals nominated for the 2017 Tony Awards, including work by Josh Groban and Tim Minchin.

laveyIn this week’s Curtain Call, you will hear: “If I Had My Time Here Again” and “Day One” from Groundhog Day; “Pierre” and “Letters” from Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812; “Welcome To The Rock,” “Prayer” and “Something’s Missing” from Come From Away; and “Waving Through A Window,” Requiem” and “Only Us” from Dear Even Hansen.

Curtain Call wraps up this week’s show with a tribute to Martha Lavey (right), the former Artistic Director of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company, who passed away on April 25. We’ll hear Lavey’s own words as she speaks about the value of theatre.

At 5 PM Beatles Blast brings you an hour of Beatles tunes, solo Beatle tracks and covers of Beatles songs.

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. Herman Linte, plays the classic Genesis concept album, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, along with a few bonus cuts by other progressive rock titans. That’s followed by The Comedy Vault at 10 PM. Then at midnight we mix one episode of Radio Free Charleston with three encore presentations of Prognosis.