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Oh No! It’s Surf vs. the Flying Saucers! Don’t Worry: Jammin’ James Riley and our Specialty Show Hosts Will Protect You!

We've got big news for you later this week, about a brand-new lunchtime show premiering next week on Pure Pop Radio, so stay tuned for that. Meanwhile, something is brewing out there... It may be the battle of the century, with surf coming up against an invasion of flying saucers, but don't you worry: Jammin' James Riley has you covered on this week's all-new edition of Catching a Wave. But that's not all...


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Charlatan Record Cartel’s Pacific Northwest Band Bonanza is 2017’s Biggest Heretofore Unknown Musical Bounty

Tacoma, Washington's Charlatan Record Cartel's explosive satchel of tracks from across the pop spectrum, set to release throughout this year, is this year's most exciting and potentially influential pop music bounty that you will encounter this year. Roll over Beethoven, and tell everyone you know the news.


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Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Flashback: Wondermints (December 12, 1996)

Wondermints' debut, self-titled album, released on the Big Deal label in 1996, provided more than ample proof that Darian Sahanaja and Nick Walusko were a collective force to be reckoned with. Steeped in the hallowed traditions of melodic pop, but not afraid to bank slightly left or right in the service of a surprising and inventive approach, the band was in the pocket from the start.


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The Weird and the Wonderful Travels Back to the Days of New Wave: This Week’s Specialty Shows are a Collective, Very Cool Trip!

This week's lineup of specialty shows on Pure Pop Radio is a cool trip back to the coolest sounds around! Cool! We start this week's proceedings with tonight's all-new edition of Ken Michaels' Every Little Thing at 9 pm ET. Ken spins an hour-long tribute to George Harrison, whose birthday we'll be celebrating in just five days...


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New on Pure Pop Radio 02.15.17: The New Trocaderos and the Nerk Twins

This week's second batch of reviews of new and new-to-you songs and artists added to the Pure Pop Radio playlist includes the latest powerhouse release from the New Trocaderos, and a quartet of rare songs from the Nerk Twins. Take it away, Kurt, Geoff, Brad, Kris, Rick, Herb and Jeff:


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New on Pure Pop Radio 02.14.17: Starring Pop Co-Op (with the Spongetones’ Steve Stoeckel), James Starflower, The Lunar Laugh, and More

We're continuing to add more new and new-to-you music to the Pure Pop Radio playlist just about every day. Today, we've got reviews of seven albums from which we're now spinning tracks in rotation. Click below to read all about it!


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What a Week! Pop Co-Op World Premieres! New Specialty Shows! And the Greatest Melodic Pop from the ’60s to Today, 24-Hours a Day, on the Number One Radio Station for Sweethearts: Pure Pop Radio!

Every week is pretty special here on Pure Pop Radio, but this week... this week? Everything's sweet for all of the sweethearts out there in radio land. This is the week that everything on our air is extra-special! World premiere tracks from the debut album by Pop Co-Op, with the Spongetones' Steve Stoeckel, and all new specialty show episodes! You'll love it all!


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New on Pure Pop Radio 02.09.17: Michael Carpenter Times Two, and The Del Zorros

We continue to add new and new-to-you songs and artists to the Pure Pop Radio playlist; here are just a few of the latest nuggets playing in rotation, from Michael Carpenter (a duo song with Allan Caswell, and an album with the April Family), and the Del Zorros.


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Every Little Thing About This Week’s Specialty Show Lineup Pops

We're popping this week with another top-flight lineup of specialty shows, a mix that sees musician Brian Bringelson return with an all-new edition of Needle Meets Vinyl and the rest of our cast of melodic pop characters turn in top-flight editions of their respective shows.


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Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Dana Countryman’s Girlville! (January 17, 2017)

Frequent Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation guest Dana Countryman returned to the program on January 17 to talk about his wonderful new album, Dana Countryman’s Girlville! New Songs in the Style of Yesterday’s Hits! This loving tribute to the girl group sounds of the early 1960s, which features, among other guests, Klaatu's Dee Long, is Dana's passion project, fully realized with the help of many fantastic singers who bring to life the emotions of a 16-year-old girl living during the period that brought to light so much terrific music.


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