The PopCulteer
July 29, 2022

Your humble blogger and host is on his way to Louisville for a much-needed toy-soaked respite from real life today, so you won’t get a long essay or anything, however, it’s Friday and that means that The AIR dives headfirst into the Disco wonderland of MIRRORBALL!

Mel Larch dances it up bigtime Friday afternoon on The AIR.  The AIR is PopCult’s sister radio station. You can hear our shows on The AIR website, or just click on the embedded player found elsewhere on this page.

At 2 PM, Mel Larch uncorks a new MIRRORBALL! The AIR’s showcase of classic Disco music presents a  collection of classic Disco tracks from the classic era of rhythmic aerobic social interaction.This week Mel brings you a random and spectacular designer handbag full of dance tunes from the classic Disco era with tracks from the beginning and the end of the Disco era,  and many funky points between.

For one hour you can go back to the Golden Age of Disco, where the sideburns were long, the skirts were short and the dancing was endless.

Check out the playlist…


The Weather Girls “It’s Raining Men”
Gene Chandler “Get Down”
The Trhee Degrees “The Runner”
Tavares “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel”
Edwin Starr “Happy Radio”
Heatwave “Groove Line”
Dan Hartman “This Is It”
Teena Marie “Behind The Groove”
Giorgio Moroder “I Wanna Rock You”
Ashford & Simpson “The Jungle”
The S.O.S. Band “Take Your Time (Do It Right)”
Alicia Bridges “I Love The Nightlife”

You can hear MIRRORBALL every Friday at 2 PM, with replays Sunday at 11 PM, Monday at 9 AM, and Tuesday at 1 PM  exclusively on The AIR.

At 3 PM, we’ll be replaying Sydney Fileen’s special 75th episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat. You can find the playlist and background info HERE.

Sydney’s Big Electric Cat is produced at Haversham Recording Institute in London, and can be heard every Friday at 3 PM, with replays Saturday afternoon, Monday at 7 AM, Tuesday at 8 PM, Wednesday at Noon and Thursday at 10 AM, exclusively on The AIR.

Friday at 9 PM you can tune in for a 35-hour marathon of Radio Free Charleston, because I want to SUPPORT THE LOCAL SCENE. The rumor that I’m only doing this because it makes it way easier to schedule the station while I’m out of town is a DIRTY FIB!

That’s what’s on The AIR Friday and this weekend, and that is this week’s PopCulteer. Check back every day for fresh content and loads of our regular features.