We continue with our new schedule on our sister internet radio station The AIR, and Wednesday brings new episodes of Beatles Blast and Curtain Call. You can listen at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

In the morning, following our regular 7 AM replay of the previous day’s episode of The Swing Shift, we will bring you up to date with Prognosis at 9 AM and Psychedelic Shack at 11 AM.  At noon tune in for Word Association iwth Lee & Rudy, followed by 90 minutes of The AIR Music Mix.  After two-and-a-half years, On The Road with Mel is going on hiatus.  Life Speaks to Michelle Zirkle will relocate to a weekend timeslot, but will return for special new episodes through the week as Michelle’s schedule allows. Beatles Blast will stay where it was, at 2 PM. You can find the playlist for this week’s new Beatles Blast (hosted by Your PopCulteer, himself) at the bottom of this post.

At 3 PM Curtain Call, Mel Larch’s weekly showcase of the best of musical theatre, will expand to three hours, with each week’s new hour followed by two classic replays.

This week Mel’s new hour of show tunes is packed with great numbers from shows like SpongeBob Squarepants: The Musicalo, Getting The Band Back Together and Hamilton and at the end of the show, Mel pays tribute to Carol Channing, the Broadway legend who passed away yesterday at the age of 97.  Check the playlist:

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“Best Day Ever” From SpongeBob Squarepants The Musical
“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” Rock of Ages OBC
“Best Worst Mistake” If Then
“The Best of Times” Elizabeth Parrish and George Hearn
“Best Day of My Life” Gettin’ The Band Back Together
“The Best In The Business” Late Nite Comic
“The Baddest and The Best” Bad Girls The Musical
“All for The Best” Godspell
“Best of Wives and Best of Women” Hamilton
“My Best Love” Flower Drum Song
“The Best Night of My Life” Applause (Penny Fuller)
“Best Day of My Life (Reprise)” Gettin’ The Band Back Together
“My Big Best Shoes” Valmouth
“More Than Survive” Be More Chill
“Show Stoppin’ Number” The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals
“So Long, Dearie” Carol Channing

Curtain Call can be heard Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 7 AM and 8 PM and Saturday at 6 PM. An all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight.

Prior to that, at 2 PM, Beatles Blast looks at how The Beatles are credited with inspiring progressive rock, and brings you an hour of great Prog Rock takes on The Fab Four.  Here’s the playlist:

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The Beatles “A Day In The Life”
YES “Every Little Thing”
Jordan Rudess “Here, There and Everywhere”
Roy Wood “Polythene Pam”
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel “Here Comes The Sun”
David Bowie “Across The Universe”
John Wetton and Robby Krieger “All You Need Is Love”
Rick Wakeman “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away”
Greg Lake “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away”
Vanilla Fudge “Eleanor Rigby”
Peter Gabriel “Strawberry Fields Forever”
Klaatu “Sub Rosa Subway”

Beatles Blast offers up a new episode every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursdays at 9 PM, Saturday mornings, and Sunday at 5 PM, exclusively on The AIR.