Wednesday afternoon The AIR brings you brand-new “mixtape” styled episodes of Beatles Blast and Curtain Call!  You can tune in at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

At 2 PM, your humble blogger returns with a one-hour mixtape of quirky and wonderful covers of songs by the Beatles, together and solo, on Beatles Blast.  We celebrate the late-summer joy of singing Beatles songs with a collection of cool interpretations by a diverse collection of amazing artists. Check out the playlist.

Beatles Blast can be heard every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursday at 10 PM, Friday at noon, and for this weekend, nothing on the weekend due to our RFC Labor Day Marathon, exclusively on The AIR.

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs “Gimme Some Truth”
The Smithereens “All I’ve Got To Do”
Sarah McLachlan “Blackbird”
Jeff Lynne “With a Little Help/Nowhere Man”
Steve Harley “Here Comes The Sun”
Heather Nova “We Can Work It Out”
Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs “Beware of Darkness”
Wislon Pickett “Hey Jude”
World Party “Man We Was Lonely”
Edwin Starr “My Sweet Lord”
Fiona Apple “Across The Universe”
Golden Earring “I’ll Be Back”
Steve Earle “I’m Looking Through You”
The Jam “And Your Bird Can Sing”
Journey “It’s All Too Much”
Ben Harper “Strawberry Fields”
Yonder Mountain String Band “Think For Yourself”

At 3 PM Mel Larch devotes the entire hour of Curtain Call to a mixtape of songs from hit musicals from about 60 years ago, give or take five years. It’s the “greatest hits” of one of musical theater’s golden ages, presented as a bit of a time capsule in this year when stage productions are on pause. Check out this playlist:

“Put On A Happy Face” from Bye Bye, Birdie
“I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story
“Sit Down You’re Rockin’ The Boat”
“Getting To Know You” from The King And I
“If I Were A Rich Man” from Fiddler On The Roof”
“Food, Glorious Food” from Oliver!
“Do-Re-Mi” from The Sound of Music
“Wouldn’t It Be Luverly” from My Fair Lady
“Camelot” from Camelot
“Don’t Rain On My Parade” from Funny Girl
“Brotherhood of Man” from How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
“Whatever Lola Wants” from Damn Yankees
“Try To Remember” from The Fantastiks
“I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair” from South Pacific
“So Long, Farewell,” from The Sound of Music

Curtain Call can be heard on The AIR Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM and 9 PM, and Friday at 10 AM. An all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight.