The 2019 Tony Awards Ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS This Sunday, June 9, at 8 PM. A few weeks ago Mel Larch presented a couple of shows devoted to the Tony Awards. You can listen at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

At 3 PM Mel Larch presents a replay of an hour of great musical theater on Curtain Call. It’s our third annual Tony Awards preview, with songs from each of the nominated musicals, presented just one day after they were announced.

In this show you will hear multiple songs from each of the nominees for Best Musical: Hadestown, The Myth, The Musical; Beetlejuice The Musical, The Musical, The Musical; Tootsie; Ain’t Too Proud To Beg: The Life and Times of The Temptations; and The Prom. We also have one song each from the revivals of Kiss Me Kate and Oklahoma.

Wednesday afternoon on The AIR, you can hear samples of the nominees for this year’s Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical.

After the new hour of Curtain Call, stick around for two additional episodes from the Curtain Call archives: an hours of music from past Tony Winners, and in the third hour of our weekly Curtain Call block you can hear an encore of the show that featured nominees for 2017.  Curtain Call can be heard Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 7 AM and Saturday at 6 PM. An all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight.

This all follows a new episode of Beatles Blast, at 2 PM. At 2 PM on Beatles Blast, yours truly hosts the second of a ten-part look at rare and unreleased music by The Beatles. For most of the summer, Beatles Blast will follow this format and bring you The Lost Beatles Project. This will be a treat for the die-hard fans as we mine the best of the recently-released archive projects by the band, and mix in rare releases and wild remixes from their band and solo years. We won’t be posting playlists for these shows because the whole point is that each of these programs will be a revelatory surprise.

Beatles Blast can be heard every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursday at 9 PM, Friday at 11 AM, Sunday at 5 PM and Tuesdays at 9 AM, exclusively on The AIR.