This Wednesday afternoon, on the eve of a midweek holiday, The AIR, presents new episodes of Beatles Blast and Curtain Call.  You can listen at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

At 2 PM on Beatles Blast, yours truly hosts the fifth 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.

At 3 PM Mel Larch presents a new hour of great musical theater on Curtain Call.  This week Mel brings you recordings from the cast album of the 2019 Tony winner for Best Revival of a Musical, Oklahoma. You’ll hear new performances with new arrangements of all the classic songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s legendary show, including Tony winner Ali Stroker’s rendition of “I Cain’t Say No.”

After the new hour of Curtain Call, stick around for two additional episodes from the Curtain Call archives. Curtain Call can be heard Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM and 8 PM, Friday at 10 AM and Saturday at 6 PM. An all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight, and an additional marathon can be heard Sunday evenings from 6 PM to midnight..

Thursday, aside from being the Fourth of July, will see the return of new episodes of Radio Free Charleston International to the 3 PM timeslot. This week should be interesting indeed because in addition to knowing that listenership will be very low due to the holiday, your PopCulteer (and RFCI host) is battling a narsty Summer cold, and will probably throw together a show consisting of the longest songs that he hasn’t played yet, just so he can talk less and conserve his voice. Check PopCult tomorrow to see what I come up with.