Wednesday afternoon on The AIR Mel Larch presents a brand-new episode of Curtain Call. You can hear it at 3 PM. Just tune in to the website, or on the embedded player below for this week’s slate of stimulating programs.

At 3 PM Wednesday on Curtain Call, Mel Larch brings you a new hour of the best of musical theater, and opens the show with a rare demo of “I’m Not A Loser,” the song that They Might Be Giants wrote for SpongeBob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical (which I reviewed HERE). We caught the show during our recent trip to New York City, and the song, sung by Squidward, is one of the many showstoppers we witnessed during the evening. Following this week’s new hour, we will replay last year’s episode of Curtain Call that presented the entire original cast recording of SpongeBob Squarepants, so you can compare this demo to the finished piece.

The rest of this week’s new hour presents a varied mix of wonderful showtunes from major hits and obscure curiosities, featuring performers like Vanessa Williams and Keith Carradine. Check out the playlist right here:

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“I’m Not A Loser” They Might Be Giants Demo
“Belmont Ave.” A Bronx Tale
“Queenie Was A Blonde” The Wild Party
“The Big Time” Will Rogers Follies
“Could You Use Me” Girl Crazy
“The Party of a Lifetime” Charlie Girl
“Any Place I Hang My Hat is Home” St. Louis Woman
“King of New York” Newsies
“Stan’ Up and Fight” Carmen Jones OBC
“What A Remarkable Age This Is!” Titanic OBC
“Falstaff and Talbot” Jeanne The Musical
“Lady of the Manor” Valmouth
“Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen” A Chorus Line
BG music Overture from On The Twentieth Century

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.

The rest of our programming day follows the new routine: Our musical morning line-up on Wednesday continues with The Swing Shift at 7 AM, followed by Prognosis at 9 AM, Psychedelic Shack at 11 AM and an encore of a classic Curtain Call at Noon.  We are re-presenting classic episodes of On The Road with Mel at 1 PM. At 1;30 PM and 7 PM, Life Speaks to Michele Zirkle presents an Ociean Healing Meditation. At 2 PM Beatles Blast presents one-hour audio blast of music by and about the lads from Liverpool. This week listen to the songs that people thought were by the Beatles, but which, in fact, weren’t really. 5 PM sees a replay of this week’s hot new episode of The Swing Shift. At 7:30 PM, we begin replaying Word Association with Lee & Rudy, from the very first episode. We’re hoping to crank out a batch of new shows in this series soon.

Stay tuned all day, every day, for incredible music, thought-provoking talk and gut-busting comedy exclusively on The AIR. And check out the full schedule below, including our full day of fine programming…