We have hit Wednesday afternoon, and The AIR brings you new episodes of Curtain Call and Beatles Blast that both focus on what’s new.  You can tune in at the website, or just stay right here and  listen to the convenient embedded radio player lurking elsewhere on this page.

At 2 PM (EDT) Beatles Blast brings you a one-hour mixtape of  that attempts to create “The Fantasy Final Album” by The Beatles. I put this together using the “new” tracks from 1995 and 2023, along with select solo tracks that sound Beatlesque, and I realize that millions of people have been doing mixtapes like this ever since The Beatles broke up, but this is my latest attempt. To make it more like an old-school LP, I take a short break in the middle so I can “turn it over” and play the B-side. Check out the playlist…

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The Fantasy Final Album

“side one”

“Real Love”
“Return To Pepperland”
“When We Was Fab”
“English Garden”
“Now and Then”
“Same Love”
“Sat Singing”

“side two”

“Free As A Bird”
“This One”
“Tears Of The World”
“I Really Love Her”
“Grow Old Along With Me”
“Never Without You”
“Stop, You Don’t Know Where She Came From”
“Now and Then (Reprise)”

Beatles Blast can be heard every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursday at 11 PM, Friday at 1 PM,  and Saturday afternoon.

At 3 PM (EDT) on Curtain Call, Mel Larch celebrates everything new on the musical theatre front, with a preview song of a musical for which we saw the world premiere in Chicago last week, and then shining the spotlight on three musicals currently running on Broadway.

Check out this playlist…

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“Where I Want To Be” from Boop!

From Harmony: “Harmony,” “Your Son Is Becoming A Singer,” “The Wedding” and “We’re Goin’ Loco.”

From How To Dance In Ohio: “Under Control,” “Getting Ready for The Dance,” “So Much In Common,” and “Building Momentum.”

From Merrily We Roll Along: “Merrily We Roll Along,” “Franklin Shepard Inc.,” “Now You Know,” and “Opening Doors” Also the backer’s audition version of a trunk song, “We’re Awfully Glad That You Came.”

Curtain Call can be heard on The AIR Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM, Friday at 10 AM, Saturday at 8 PM and Monday at 9 AM. A six-hour marathon of classic episodes can be heard Sunday evening starting at 6 PM, and an all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight.

Also on The AIR, Wednesday at 11 PM,  The Comedy Vault brings you an hour of god only knows what because I haven’t put the show together yet.