It’s a big day for fans of Disco Music today on The AIR.  Mel Larch’s MIRRORBALL marks four years of flying her freak flag high while shaking her groove thing with her 100th episode, airing on a special day and time.  To mark the occasion, The AIR will debut new, Disco-themed episodes of Beatles Blast and Curtain Call this afternoon, leading into MIRRORBALL 100, which will kick off a four-day marathon of every episode of Mel Larch’s Disco showcase to date.

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At 2 PM (EDT) Beatles Blast brings you an hour of Disco-tinged Beatles music, including Disco turns from Paul and Ringo, and a variety of Disco and Soul covers of classic Beatles tunes from  Earth Wind & Fire, The Main Ingredient, John Holt and more.

Check out the playlist…

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Wings “Goodnight Tonight”
Earth, Wind & Fire “Got To Get You Into My Life”
The Main Ingredient “Get Back”
Stars On 45 “Beatles Medley”
Ringo Starr “Simple Love Song”
John Holt “I Will”
Sarah Vaughan “I Want You”
Cafe Creme “Beatles Disco Medley”
David Porter “Help”
Ringo Starr “Drowning In The Sea of Love”

Beatles Blast can be heard every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays most Thursdays at 11 PM, Friday at 1 PM,  and Saturday afternoon. However, this week the MIRRORBALL Marathon will bump those replays to next week.

At 3 PM (EDT) on Curtain Call, Mel Larch mixes her love of Disco with her love of Musical Theatre. Mel presents a mixtape of bizarre Disco takes on Musical Theatre classics. You’ll hear Disco versions of several Andrew Lloyd Webber tunes. Stephen Sondheim gets intepreted by Liza Minelli with The Pet Shop Boys. Ethel Merman shows up, and Mel has songs from Disco-based musicals, Here Lies Love and Summer. The hidden gem may be the opening track: Pattie Brooks, from the legendary flop attempt at melding Disco with Broadway in 1979 Got Tu Go Disco.

Check out this playlist…

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“Got Tu Go Disco” sung by Pattie Brooks from Got Tu Go Disco
“Don’t You Agree” sung by Róisín Murphy, from Here Lies Love
“Buenos Aires” from Festival: Evita by Boris Midney
“Memory” from Cats (Disco Version)
“MacArthur Park” sung by Ariana DuBose from Summer: A Donna Summer Musical
“Something For The Boys” by Ethel Merman
“Losing My Mind” by Liza Minelli & The Pet Shop Boys from Follies
“Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” from Festival: Evita by Boris Midney
“I Am What I Am” sung by Gloria Gaynor, from La Cage aux Folles
“Ladies In Blue” sung by Theresa Anderson, from Here Lies Love
“Nights On Broadway” by The Bee Gees

Curtain Call can be heard on The AIR Wednesday at 3 PM, Most weeks you can hear replays Thursday at 8 AM, Friday at 10 AM, Saturday at 8 PM and Monday at 9 AM. All of those replays will be bumped to next week due to the MIRRORBALL Marathon.

Finally, Wednesday at 4 PM (EDT), Mel marks four years (to the day) of her Disco Music showcase, MIRRORBALL with its 100th episode.

For an “Air Music Special” that nobody involved thought would ever get a second episode, MIRRORBALL proved to be a hugely successful surprise, and is one of The AIR’s most-listened-to programs.

To mark one hundred episodes of MIRRORBALL, Mel decided to bring you a solid hour of her all-time favorite Disco classics. You’ll hear Donna Summer, The Bee Gees, KC & The Sunshine Band, Chic and many other classic Disco artists.

It’s been an amazing journey getting here with what we thought was just a throwaway music special that nobody would listen to. We were wrong, and here we are celebrating with thousands of listeners and a worldwide audience. It was during the late summer of 2019 when Mr. and Mrs. PopCulteer were careenig through Eastern Pennsylvania, listening to The Rialto Report podcast about Andrea True, when Mel remarked on how much she loved classic Disco music, and we began to talk about doing a Disco show for The AIR. The show didn’t happen until the pandemic shut everything down and gave us more free time, and the first MIRRORBALL debuted as an AIR Music Special on May 1, 2020.

Of course, we had to include The Andrea True Connection in this anniversary show. Every song you’ll hear this week is a favorite of Mel’s AND is a certifieable Disco classic!

Check out this all-star playlist…


“Bad Girls” Donna Summer
“Dance Across The Floor” Jimmy “Bo” Horne
“Knock On Wood” Amii Stewart
“Let’s All Chant” Michael Zager Band
“That’s The Way (I Like It)” KC & the Sunshine Band
“Do The Boogaloo” Quango & Sparky
“Native New Yorker” Odyssey
“Le Freak” Chic
“At Midnight” T-Connection
“Bourgie Bourgie” Ashford & Simpson
“More, More, More” Andrea True Connection
“Stayin’ Alive” Bee Gees

Following this special Wednesday edition of MIRRORBALL, we hope you’re still in the mood to dance. Beginning at 5 PM (EDT) we will play every episode, from the first to the latest, with a few breaks in between for replays of the special 100th episode. It’s a four-day-plus MIRRORBALL Marathon on The AIR, wrapping up Sunday at Midnight.