Wednesday afternoon The AIR brings you a special new episodes of Curtain Call and Beatles Blast.  You can tune in at the website, or if you’re on a laptop or desktop, you could just stay right here and  listen to the convenient embedded radio player lurking elsewhere on this page.

At 2 PM Beatles Blast Dives headfirst into the new Super Deluxe Edition of The Beatles’ Revolver album, with an hour of new mixes, previously unheard demos and rehearsals and all sorts of cool studio outtakes.

Revolver is considered the band’s best album by huge chunk of Beatles fandom, and it’s amazing how they were able to use audio technology invented for The Beatles Get Back project to isolate the voices and instruments on the original four-track recordings to create a bold new mix. The bonus cuts are revelatory, showing how the band wrote their songs and tracing the evolution of different tracks.

This week’s show gives you a taste of this must-have boxed set of Beatles’ rarities.

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 on Curtain Call, Mel Larch salutes  25 years of Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway. Naysayers didn’t see how an animated film about talking and singing animals could be translated to the stage but Julie Taymor devised a way to do it that works so well that the play is still running on The Great White Way and touring all over the world.

With additional songs by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor, and Hans Zimmer fleshing out the songs written for the movie by Elton John and Tim Rice, and innovative puppets helping represent the animals, The Lion King has proven to be a timeless classic of the stage.

In this episode of Curtain Call, Mel assembles a mixtape from the Original Soundtrack Album, the Original Broadway Cast album and even the Mexican Cast Album to  pay tribute to the many successful iterations of this beloved musical.

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 revisits its fifth episode, as our comedy showcase takes the rest of 2022 off.. The Comedy Vault can be heard every Wednesday at 11 PM, with the featured episodes replayed a couple of weeks later, Monday at 8 PM. New episodes begin again in January.