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A Century of Ernie Kovacs

Not enough people know who Ernie Kovacs is.

The man was a television pioneer and a comedy legend. His TV shows were the American equivalent of the British Goon Show radio program. They helped shape a generation of comedians and stretched the technical limits of primitive television.

Had he not died in a car wreck ten days before he would have turned 43, Ernie Kovacs would still be a household name.

Wednesday, January 23 marks 100 years since his birth, and in tribute, Turner Classic Movies is presenting a night of his television and movies. Shout Factory is re-releasing a boxed set of his ground-breaking TV programs.

On cable and satellite Wednesday night, beginning at 8 PM EST, TCM will broadcast three of his iconic ABC SPECIALS from 1961 & 1962 along with films starring Kovacs including Operation Mad Ball (1957); Wake Me When It’s Over (1960); Bell, Book and Candle (1958) and Five Golden Hours (1960).

Since he died before I was born, my first exposure to Ernie Kovacs came in the 1970s, when PBS stations (locally, WMUL, which is now WPBY) broadcast the best of his shows for the first time in almost twenty years. It was mind-blowing to see such innovative comedy that was all created right before I existed. I can’t really describe how incredible it was seeing Kovacs’ bizarre sense of humor combined with a medium in its infancy in television. He broke forms that hadn’t been established yet. Many of the comedy bits were wordless. Some were just hilariously silly, and lots of them were filled with camera tricks that you would have thought were beyond the abilities available at the time.

Shout Factory is releasing a new 9-disc set boxed set of Ernie Kovacs’ work, which combines two previously-released boxed sets into one. To celebrate the 100th birthday of television’s original genius, this collection combines the previously released volumes of groundbreaking, rule-breaking, surreal and charmingly silly comedy of Ernie Kovacs. Included are over 22 hours of decidedly offbeat entertainment from across his many television shows and specials, all of which showcase an utterly unique sensibility that has influenced such comedy institutions as David Letterman and SNL.

This set includes * Episodes From His Local And National Morning Shows * Episodes From His NBC Prime-Time Show * Kovacs On Music * Five ABC TV Specials * The Color Version of His Legendary Silent Show, Eugene * His Award-Winning Commercials For Dutch Masters Cigars * Short Films, Tributes, Rarities * 18 Bonus Sketches Featuring Many Of His Most Beloved Characters * 3 Complete Episodes Of His Offbeat Game Show Take A Good Look * A Pony For Chris: His Rare TV Pilot For Medicine Man Co-Starring Buster Keaton * The Lively Arts Featuring The Only Existing Filmed Solo Interview With Ernie Kovacs, and The 2011 American Cinematheque Panel.

This all adds up to a fitting tribute to a comedy pioneer who should not be forgotten. Tune into TCM tonight, then order the boxed set so you can enjoy almost everything available from this comedy legend. You can check out a couple of brief clips below…

Tuesday and Wednesday on The AIR

We’ve got some great new programs lined up for you on The AIR this week. Listen at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

We are still following our new schedule. You can find an embedded widget at the bottom of this post so you can see what’s on anytime.

Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM we have a new Radio Free Charleston. This episode opens with Of The Dell, who will be part of the Rubber Soul “With A Little Help From Our Friends” Beatles marathon show in March.

After that, we have a new track from Neostra, the ambient/proggressive project of Dave Roberts, and that kicks off a long block of instrumental music from some of the area’s finest virtuosos. We wrap up the show with a deep dive into the archives for tunes from Stark Raven and Hasil Adkins. Every week this year we plan to close the show with some local classics that harken back to the early days of RFC, some thirty years ago.

Here’s the RFC Playlist:

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Of The Dell “Runnin'”
Neostra “Journey Back Home”
C2J2 “Paces”
Karma To Burn “47”
Trielement “Blue Flamingo”
Scrap iron Pickers “Junkyard Jesus”
Stark Raven “More To Life Than This”
Hasil Adkins “She’s Mine”

Radio Free Charleston can be heard Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM, with replays Thursday at 2 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at noon and Midnight, and Sunday at 3 PM exclusively on The AIR.

At 2 PM Tuesday Nigel Pye checks in from Haversham Recording Institute with a 60-minute mixtape of groovy Psychedelic Rock. Here’s what Nigel has in store this week:

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The Nice “Tantalizing Maggie”
Matt Berry “Any Color You Like”
The C Sides Project “Stand Up”
The Kinks “Phenomenal Cat”
Barry Gray Orchestra “Thunderbirds”
The Dukes of the Stratosphere “The Mole From The Ministry”
Strawberry Alarm Clock “The World’s On Fire”
The Turtles “Love Minus Zero”
Sly & The Family Stone “I Want To Take You Higher”
Bubble Puppy “Hot Smoke & Sassafrass”
The Monkees “Apples Peaches Bananas and Pears”
Liz Phair and Material Issues “Banana Splits Theme”
Julian Lennon “I Don’t Wanna Know”
The Animals “Sky Pilot”

Psychedelic Shack can be heard Tuesday’s at 2 PM, with replays Wednesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 9 AM and 10 PM and Saturday at 7 AM and the following Tuesday at 9 AM.

Tuesday at 3 PM your PopCulteer returns to host a new hour of The Swing Shift as we continue to bring you the best Swing Music of the last century. This week we present a solid hour of The Brian Setzer Orchestra, in honor of the maestro’s 60th birthday, later this year.

Here’s the playlist:

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Brain Setzer Orchestra Special

“Good Rockin’ Daddy”
“Route 66”
“A Nightengale Sang In Berkeley Square”
“A Town Without Pity”
“The Man With The Magic Touch”
“That Mellow Saxophone”
“This Cat’s On A Hot Tin Roof”
“Jump, Jive and Wail”
“Since I Don’t Have You”
“Americano”
“Mack The Knife”
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
“Ghost Radio”
“Jumpin’ East of Java”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM, Thursday at 7 PM and Saturday at 9 AM, only on The AIR. You can also hear all-night marathons, seven hours each, starting at Midnight Thursday and Sunday evenings.

On Wednesday at 2 PM, Beatles Blast presents a one-hour audio collage that looks deep inside the making of The White Album, using material that, for the most part, was not included in the recent Super Deluxe boxed set. You can expect studio chatter, rehearsals, run-throughs and song fragments that give you and insight into the work process of The Fab Four.

Beatles Blast offers up a new episode every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursdays at 9 PM, Saturday mornings, and Sunday at 5 PM, exclusively on The AIR.

Wednesday at 3 PM Mel Larch once again guides us into the world of musical theater with Curtain Call. This week’s new show opens with a tune from Cats, and presents of old and new show tunes performed by folks like Lin Manuel Miranda, Patti Lupone and Shelly Winters.

Here’s the playlist:

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“The Jellicle Ball” from Cats
Lin Manuel Miranda “Trip The Light Fantastic” from Mary Poppins Returns
“Tonight Belongs To You” from The Prom
“Bat Out of Hell” from Bat Out of Hell
“Meadowlark” Patti Lupone from The Baker’s Wife
“The Blessed Trinity” From Poppy
“Bordello” from Bordello
“Entr’acte” from Can Can
“I Was Young” “from Charlie Girl
“Today is a Day For A Band To Play” from Drat The Cat
“You Don’t Have To Do It For Me:” Shelly Winters from Minnie’s Boys

Curtain Call can be heard Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 7 AM and 8 PM and Saturday at 7 PM. An all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight and a six-hour marathon can be heard every Sunday evening at 6 PM.

Remember, you can tune in to The AIR at all hours of the day and night for a variety and quality of programming that you will not find anywhere else. Check PopCult regularly to see what our new schedule will bring. Or just scroll this handy widget…

MEGO Storms Into 2019 With New Action Figures

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Within two hours of me posting the Toy News update in last week’s PopCulteer, the floodgates opened with news of the upcoming general release of MEGO figures (AKA “Wave 4), which will be available from any retailer who wishes to sell them beginning in March or April. These pictures were all over social media all weekend, but are being reposted here for the sake of completeness, and as a service to those collectors who do not spend all their time on Facebook.

Last year MEGO action figures were sold exclusively at Target stores and at Target online. That period of exclusivity is over, but Target will still be selling MEGO figures, and some of the figures we showed you last Friday may be exclusive to the store. Details are still a little fuzzy on which stores will have which figures, but most of them will be sold at multiple retailers.

Thus far, we know of a few online retailers who are taking pre-orders, but it’s a safe bet that more will spring up as we get closer to the arrival date for these cool new action figures. Because some of the dealers offering pre-sale prices are bad about jacking up the prices, we’re not going to provide any links until these are actually available. The suggested retail price for the single-pack eight-inch figures is $14.99. Any retailer charging more than that should be avoided.

What was announced last Friday were several all-new figures, some significant variants of figures that were released in 2018, and few repackaging of popular figures with minor changes to the costume and card art.

At the head of this post you see Lt. Uhura, one of four Star Trek figures in this wave. This is the “regular” Uhura, as opposed to the “Mirror Universe” Uhura that was sold in a two-figure set at Target last fall.

Below we’ll look at the rest of the new line-up. These photos are likely pre-production packaging samples, and the finished product may look quite different from these in some cases.

Right off the bat, we have to look at Elvis Presley. This one has been a bit controversial because, as you can see, the headsculpt shown in the sample photo does not look much like the King. In fact, it’s a dead ringer for West Virginia’s own Dancing Outlaw, a man with an Elvis fixation, Jesco White. Reportedly, the final product will not look like this, but if it does, this things going to sell like crazy here in the Mountain State.
Another choice that has gotten mixed reactions online are these four figures based on the show, Impractical Jokers. You can see them above and below.
While i have to admit to not being a fan of the show at all, this license has the potential to be a breakout success, since it’s very popular with kids, and unlike Funko Pops, these MEGO figures can be used to recreate some of the stunts from the show. This may well be the first new MEGO line to get a playset of some sort.
Aside from Uhura, the next wave of MEGO figures will include Kirk and Spock in their Dress Uniforms, and a more elaborate Romulan Commander. Putting new outfits on existing figures allowed MEGO to get these ready for production in time to be in stores this Spring. Among the new features, Spock is making his “Live Long and Prosper” hand gesture.
Possibly exclusive to Target, we find Andre the Giant. A wonderful choice, we are holding out hope that he’s significantly taller than the other MEGO figures.
Jimi Hendrix shows up in a more iconic outfit than his first release.
Bruce Lee enters the Legends line up with what could be the first of several figures.
The grand-slam home run of Wave Four is this fantastic Nosferatu figure, part of the new “Horror” line. Brilliant sculpting and tailoring make this a must-have figure.
Another Horror entry is The Invisible Man. The entire figure will be molded in clear plastic. We don’t know if his bandages and sunglasses will be added before this reaches stores, but it’s pretty cool either way.
I don’t think they’re going to have any trouble selling this Horror entry, either. Freddy looks pretty fantastic.
Last year’s Movie Classic figures at Target get a few changes as they move to the Horror line. Dracula gets a red-lining in his cape. The Werewolf now has a blue shirt, instead of a red one, and Frankenstein not only has a new black outfit, but he glows in the dark, too.
Finally we have six new entries in the 14″ DC Comics series. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are all in their “New 52” gear. The Joker has his jacket, but a much less elaborate shirt and vest, and our all-new additions are Aquaman and his nemesis, Black Manta.

We will continue to keep you updated on the new MEGO figures as more details become available (hopefully not on a Friday afternoon right after we’ve knocked off for the weekend next time). As soon as we posted this, MEGO tweeted that more news is coming soon.

 

Inspired by a view from our hotel window during last month’s trip to Chicago, this is your PopCulteer indulging in a bit of expressionism to show a vital city thouroughfare after dark. All month long I’m trotting out Chicago-inspired digital art, and I’m trying to make each one different.

As always, click the image to see a bigger version.

Meanwhile, over on The AIRThe Monday Marathon remains shrunken from 24 hours to 8. It still kicks off at 7 AM, every Monday, and it still showcases one of our popular music programs, but now it wraps up at 3 PM, to make way for two weekly marathon presentations of the best of two of our regular shows.  At 3 PM you can settle in for eight hours of great New Wave music with Sydney’s Big Electric Cat. Then at 11 PM you can spend you overnights with eight hours of the best Progressive Rock of the last half-century on Prognosis. Today’s Monday Marathon features Radio Free Charleston International, hosted by your humble PopCulteer.

Every day this week we will unveil the new programming schedule for that day on The AIR, right here in PopCult, and if all goes according to plan, we should have new episodes of ALL of our music shows this week.

You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

 

In 1974, famed daredevil, Evel Knievel was at the height of his fame, and it was decided that this folk hero stuntman should have his own television show. Of course, Knievel himself was too busy and too disinterested in acting to star in such a show. In a movie on his life a few years earlier, George Hamilton, he of the famed suntan, starred as the motorcycle legend, with Knievel himself performing the motocycle stunts.

When it was decided to try to bring Evel Knievel to the small screen, the task fell to a then-unknown, Sam Elliott (seen right), many years before he reached the full heights of his own stardom in Tombstone, Gettysburg and The Big Lebowski.  Commissioned by Viacom for CBS, the pilot was not picked up, and instead flamed out and missed the landing-ramp.

This pilot was directed by Michael O’Herlihy, a veteran of Star Trek, Gunsmoke and MASH, and it was written by Richard Admas, who’d scripted shows like Combat and Kojak. In this pilot, Evel has to face off against a female daredevil in a “Battle of the Sexes.” The cast is rounded up by recognizable TV veterans Gary Barton and Nobile Willingham, and the female daredevil is played by Karen Philipp, a former singer for Brasil 66.

It’s not hard to see why the show wasn’t picked up. It’s goofy as hell, especially in that it shows Knievel as a law-abiding citizen. Three years after the production of this pilot, he was convicted of assaulting Shelly Saltman, one of the producers of the failed Snake River Canyon jump, with a baseball bat for writing an unflattering book about the daredevil. That stunt cost Knievel all his endorsements and toy deals, and eventually lead him into bankruptcy.

Despite that dark period, the man rebounded and recovered, and by the time he passed away in 2007, was a celebrated pop culture icon. Evel Knievel remains a beloved folk hero and this unsold TV pilot is a wild reminder of just how big a star he was in the 1970s.

 

The RFC Flashback: Episode 167

This week we go back to September, 2012 for the middle of our trilogy of episodes devoted to The Wood Boys production of “Tribute To The Troops II.” Originating from the amphitheater at Saint Albans City Park, this benefit show included a ton of great local talent. This week you will hear music from Breedlove, The Under Social, Remains UnNamed and Johnny Compton.

Before the music starts, we brought you a short film that showed the work of one of the beneficiaries of Tribute To The Troops II, The Wounded Warrior Project. This is a great cause that helps our wounded and maimed soldiers segueway back into society after their service.

Remains Unnamed perform their original song, “Flatline.” They are followed by Under Social and Breedlove. Johnny Compton (who is now in the band, Luna Park, with Under Social’s Stacee Lawson Stanely) plays us out with an acoustic cover of “Highway Song.”

Next week, we wrap up our flashback coverage of Tribute To The Troops II with Deck of Fools, Point of Jerus, and more from In The Company of Wolves and HarraH, plus a short film about The West Virginia National Guard Foundation.

 

The PopCult Toybox News Round Up

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January 18, 2019

This week we are playing catch-up with the world of toys, about a month before the big International Toy Fair in New York. There’s been a lot of news breaking early, as some details of toys to come have leaked at toy fairs in other countries, and there were some big business moves, so let’s take a look at what’s new in the toyland…

DC Comics Action Figures

The big news that broke before Christmas was that the license to make DC Comics action figures will be switching from Mattel to Spin Master in 2020. I’ve already written about it, and there isn’t much new to add, except that it’s become clear that Mattel did not even pursue the license, as I speculated. They wanted out, largely because the toys just haven’t been selling well based on the DC Universe movies.

There just hasn’t been a lot of news out of Mattel about their upcoming lame-duck year.

However, about a week ago the director of the upcoming Shazam movie unveiled a few of the toys based on that film, and less than a week later they were spotted (by me) locally in Walmart.

 

MEGO Wave Four

After a succesful relaunch at Target last year, MEGO is planning to hit the ground running in 2019. Figures for Wave 4 are being announced, and some of them are already leaking into stores several week before they’re supposed to.

What we know for sure is that the 14″ DC Comics line at Target wlll include Black Manta, the arch enemy of Aquaman, and we are likely to get the King of the Sea as well.

In the 8″ line, four legend figures have been announced, Joe Namath, Muhammed Ali, Farrah Fawcett and Marilyn Monroe. Namath, Ali and Fawcett were all immortalized in toy form by MEGO back in the 1970s. Ali and Monroe have reportedly been found at Target stores in San Diego and Texas, even though they’re not due out officially until early March.

Here’s a look at the figures, lifted from the MEGO Ambassador Facebook page

The 14″ Black Manta. Could Aquaman be on the way to stop this menace?
Broadway Joe returns to MEGO, for the first time in the 8 inch size.
In case anyone was wondering why Farrah Fawcett’s character was not among the first three Charlie’s Angels figures that MEGO released last year, it seems they were saving her for this.
Depecting the famous “Eight-inch itch” or something like that, it’s Marilyn Monroe.
A look at the back of the Marilyn card. The new packaging design is a vast improvement over last year’s look.
Ms Monroe and Muhammed Ali have reportedly already leaked into Target stores, several weeks early.

We also have word that MEGO will no longer be confined to Target stores. Their exclusivity deal was up December 31 of last year. We don’t know which other retailers besides Target will carry the figures yet, but indications are that there will be more than one additional retailer, and they may have different assortments of figures.

We’ll keep you posted as more details emerge.

New from NJ Croce

On the bendie figure front, Our friends at NJ Croce have announced their new line for 2019. Aside from that very cool “First Appearance” Batman that you see at the head of this post,We have more from NJ Croce after the jump…

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We have a full-blown PopCulteer coming your way Friday afternoon, but ths morning we’re going to tell you about today’s schedule on The AIR, as Friday  sees new episodes of Radio Free Charleston International and Sydney’s Big Electric Cat. You can listen at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

Friday mornings now kick off with a 7 AM replay of the week’s new episode of Prognosis, followed by Word Association with Lee & Rudy at 9 AM and The BS Crazy Show at 9:30. This one-hour combo of Word Association and The BS Crazy Show will repeat at 9 PM, for those of you who don’t want to listen to these NSFW programs at work.

At 10 AM The AIR will broadcast The Best of The Real with Mark Wolfe. At 11 AM we’ll bring you two hours of The AIR Music Mix, which this week means a replay of both episodes of our crossover between Curtain Call and The Swing Shift..

Then at 1 PM we will debut the week’s new edition of Radio Free Charleston International. This week, inspired by Herman Linte’s symphonic edition of Prognosis, your host (and PopCulteer), assembled a two-hour mixtape featuring his favorite music by his favorite artists of all time. The playlist for this show will appear at the bottom of this post.

At 3 PM Sydney’s Big Electric Cat presents a special 40th anniversary salute to The Cure, with two solid hours of early music by the band, dating back to their New Wave Music roots. We don’t have the full playlist, but you can expect all their biggest hits in this two-hour special.

These are the quick notes to whet your appetite for The AIR, and before we go, here’s the playlist for the 1PM and 10 PM airings of RFC International...

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Art of Noise “Close (The The Edit)”
YES “Arriving UFO”
ELO “Mr. Blue Sky”
The Beatles “All You Need Is Love”
DEVO “Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA”
Elvis Costello “Green Shirt”
Kate Bush “Suspended in Gaffa”
Oingo Boingo “Nasty Habits”
Emerson Lake and Palmer “Tarkus”
Mike Batt “Love Makes You Crazy”
Lene Lovich “What Will I Do Without You”
Joe Jackson “Soul Kiss”
Hazel O’Connor “Breaking Glass”
Elvis Costello and Glenn Tilbrook “From A Whisper To A Scream”
The Stranglers “The Raven”
The Aquabats “Play Doh”
Frank Zappa “Flakes”
Franz Ferdinand “Take Me Out”
The Beatles “Hey Bulldog”
Madness “Rise and Fall”
DEVO “Gates of Steel”
Kate Bush “Army Dreamers”
Gary Numan “Cars”
Royal Crown Revue “Hollywood Tale”
Oingo Boingo “Goodbye, Goodbye”

Notes On Prognosis and PopCult

We continue to bring you our new year’s new schedule on The AIR, and Thursday sees a new episode of Prognosis. You can listen at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

Our new Thursday morning sees Psychedelic Shack gaining an addtional replay at 9 AM, followed by a replay of the previous week’s edition of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat at 10 AM and Radio Free Charleston International at Noon. Then at 2 PM we replay this week’s new episode of Radio Free Charleston, before kicking into a brand-new Prognosis at 3 PM.

This week Herman Linte presents two hours of symphonic renditions of progressive rock at 3 PM on Prognosis, with this new episode featuring the music of YES, The Nice, Alan Parsons Project, Genesis Frank Zappa and more. in an orchestral setting. This is a special presentation with one hour and fifty-eight minutes of (almost) uninterrupted music. Then at 5 PM we follow that with a classic episode of Prognosis, giving you four solid hours of challenging and progressive music.

We had planned to bring you more posts in PopCult this week, but real-world intrusions, including an unexpectedly large car repair bill have set us back a bit, but we’re hoping to make up some lost time on Friday. Bear with us, and remember that we will always strive to bring you at least one fresh post per day.

We continue with our new schedule on our sister internet radio station The AIR, and Wednesday brings new episodes of Beatles Blast and Curtain Call. You can listen at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

In the morning, following our regular 7 AM replay of the previous day’s episode of The Swing Shift, we will bring you up to date with Prognosis at 9 AM and Psychedelic Shack at 11 AM.  At noon tune in for Word Association iwth Lee & Rudy, followed by 90 minutes of The AIR Music Mix.  After two-and-a-half years, On The Road with Mel is going on hiatus.  Life Speaks to Michelle Zirkle will relocate to a weekend timeslot, but will return for special new episodes through the week as Michelle’s schedule allows. Beatles Blast will stay where it was, at 2 PM. You can find the playlist for this week’s new Beatles Blast (hosted by Your PopCulteer, himself) at the bottom of this post.

At 3 PM Curtain Call, Mel Larch’s weekly showcase of the best of musical theatre, will expand to three hours, with each week’s new hour followed by two classic replays.

This week Mel’s new hour of show tunes is packed with great numbers from shows like SpongeBob Squarepants: The Musicalo, Getting The Band Back Together and Hamilton and at the end of the show, Mel pays tribute to Carol Channing, the Broadway legend who passed away yesterday at the age of 97.  Check the playlist:

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“Best Day Ever” From SpongeBob Squarepants The Musical
“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” Rock of Ages OBC
“Best Worst Mistake” If Then
“The Best of Times” Elizabeth Parrish and George Hearn
“Best Day of My Life” Gettin’ The Band Back Together
“The Best In The Business” Late Nite Comic
“The Baddest and The Best” Bad Girls The Musical
“All for The Best” Godspell
“Best of Wives and Best of Women” Hamilton
“My Best Love” Flower Drum Song
“The Best Night of My Life” Applause (Penny Fuller)
“Best Day of My Life (Reprise)” Gettin’ The Band Back Together
“My Big Best Shoes” Valmouth
“More Than Survive” Be More Chill
“Show Stoppin’ Number” The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals
“So Long, Dearie” Carol Channing

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.

Prior to that, at 2 PM, Beatles Blast looks at how The Beatles are credited with inspiring progressive rock, and brings you an hour of great Prog Rock takes on The Fab Four.  Here’s the playlist:

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The Beatles “A Day In The Life”
YES “Every Little Thing”
Jordan Rudess “Here, There and Everywhere”
Roy Wood “Polythene Pam”
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel “Here Comes The Sun”
David Bowie “Across The Universe”
John Wetton and Robby Krieger “All You Need Is Love”
Rick Wakeman “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away”
Greg Lake “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away”
Vanilla Fudge “Eleanor Rigby”
Peter Gabriel “Strawberry Fields Forever”
Klaatu “Sub Rosa Subway”

Beatles Blast offers up a new episode every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursdays at 9 PM, Saturday mornings, and Sunday at 5 PM, exclusively on The AIR.