Pure Pop Radio In Conversation

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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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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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Life is a Minestrone. Soup to Nuts, This Week’s Specialty Shows are the Food of Life

Get ready to chow down on some tasty tunes playing during this week’s run of specialty shows on Pure Pop Radio.

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Win Dana Countryman’s Girlville! CD! And Listen to Dana on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Next Tuesday

Yay! Here comes another fun weekend! Why not kick it off by winning one of two sealed Girlville! New Songs in the Style of Yesterday’s Hits! CDs and making a date to listen to Dana Countryman and special guests on this coming Tuesday night’s edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation?

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Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Flashback: Ron Dante (October 23, 1999)

Veteran recording artist and producer Ron Dante’s place in melodic pop music history was secured forever the very second he stepped up to a microphone and brought life to the music of the Archies. Of course, Ron’s career encompasses much more than the Archies; surely the Cuff Links and Barry Manilow, for whom Ron produced many classic albums, ring a bell.

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Al Sussman on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation The Podcast

(Note: Podcast versions of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation shows will now exclusively be available for listening here on the Pure Pop Radio website, under the In Conversation Podcasts tab. Podcast versions now listed on our PodOMatic podcast page will no longer be available as of tomorrow, Saturday, December 10. The following interview with Al Sussman is our first offering here. Enjoy.)

al-sussman-fans-on-the-run-buttonAl Sussman, Beatlefan executive editor and co-host of the weekly Beatles roundtable Things We Said Today, heard on Pure Pop Radio, recently joined me for another of In Conversation’s “just for fun” shows.

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We’ve Got All the Trimmings! Jammin’ James Riley and Al Sussman Serve Up Tasty Thanksgiving-Week Specialty Shows

This being a short week, what with Thanksgiving looming large in our legend (your obligatory George Harrison reference for today), we’ve got just two, tasty specialty shows for you, sure to spice up any festive holiday spread (and let us not forget, our music library is 9,100-plus tunes strong). Tonight’s all-new episode of Jammin’ James […]

Al Sussman Considers Top Chart Hits (and Near Hits) on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

A preview by Alan Haber  Al Sussman, Beatlefan executive editor and co-host of the weekly Beatles roundtable Things We Said Today, heard here on Pure Pop Radio, returns to Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation next Tuesday, November 22 at 8 pm ET to talk about classic chart hits and near hits. During our wide-ranging discussion, Al and […]

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The Legal Matters and the Nines’ Steve Eggers Make Beautiful Music this Week on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Two of the hottest releases of the year are discussed by two of the most beloved melodic pop groups working today on this week’s sparkling pair of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation episodes. Tomorrow night, Tuesday, November 15 at 8 pm ET, the Legal Matters converge on our In Conversation microphones to talk to Alan […]

A Specialty Show Bonanza? An Exclusive First Airing of Every Little Thing, Starring the Weeklings? You Bet, Hoss!

This week’s lineup of Pure Pop Radio specialty shows is nothing less than a bonanza, a rich run of programs designed to entertain and delight. And now, to get our week’s worth of programming off and running, we’re pleased as punch to announce that Pure Pop Radio is the first affiliate to air tonight’s all-new edition […]

Don’t Miss Tonight’s In Conversation Double Shot: Dana Countryman Tells All, and Lefty and Zeek Weekling are in Studio 2 Heaven

Tonight’s double shot of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation is a can’t-miss night of all kinds of fun. Lefty and Zeek Weekling’s recent appearance on In Conversation rolls again at 8 pm ET. Find out all about the group’s historic sessions in the House that the Beatles Built: Abbey Road, London, England’s Fab mecca, where […]

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The Weeklings and Dana Countryman Star in this Week’s Specialty Show Lineup. Plus: Weeklings Two-Fers! You Can Win the Weeklings’ New Album on CD and Cassette!

This week’s lineup of specialty shows on Pure Pop Radio is set to wow listeners with the premiere of the first single from Dana Countryman’s upcoming super secret album on the great Australian label, Teensville Records, the kickoff of our Eight Days a Week marathon, celebrating the imminent release of the Weeklings’ new album, Studio […]

Pure Pop Radio’s Eight Days a Weekling Marathon Starts Keeping the Beat this Monday, November 7 at 6 am ET!

Keep in touch with fellow Weeklings fans by joining our Facebook event page by clicking here! It’s the biggest promotion Pure Pop Radio has ever done because, well, The Weeklings! The Weeklings, New Jersey’s Beatlesque big-beat combo playing original songs that echo the sweet sounds of the Fab Four’s recordings and rare Lennon and McCartney […]

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Terry Draper Opens a Window to His 1980s World on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

A preview and a review by Alan Haber  Terry Draper’s sparkling new collection, the wonderfully expansive Window on the World: The Lost 80’s Tapes, will be released this Friday, October 28; Terry will be speaking with me about it on a special edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation next Tuesday, November 1 at 8 pm […]

Lefty and Zeek Weekling’s Beatlesque Backbeat Powers this Week’s Lineup of Pure Pop Radio Specialty Shows

This week’s lineup of Pure Pop Radio specialty shows provides the swinging backbeat for your evening entertainment. What’s shaking? Lefty and Zeek Weekling provide the Beatlesque backbeat for this week’s all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Scott McPherson spins some underappreciated sides on the latest edition of his lunchtime smash, The Weird and […]

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The Weeklings’ Second Album Spins Gold on Next Week’s All-New Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

A preview by Alan Haber  Roll over, Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news: The world’s most popular Beatlesque foursome, slinging their guitars over their Merseybeat shoulders and bringing the swinging backbeat to the front lines of today’s melodic pop universe, will be spinning and talking about tracks from their forthcoming new album, Studio 2, next […]

All Sorts of Stuff on the Horizon, You Betcha!

And real soon, too. Like a week from this coming Tuesday. Tuesday, October 18 to be exact, at 8 pm ET. An all-new episode of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation that’s going to knock your socks off–the ones with guitars and drumsticks and slabs of vinyl free-falling. The ones you like to wear because it’s […]

An Explosion of Great Talk and Tunes on In Conversation? We’ve Got that and a Whole Lot More!

We’re preparing for tomorrow’s start of our exciting New Music Bowl event (hundreds of new songs and artists added to the Pure Pop Radio playlist), but we’d be remiss if we didn’t deliver to you the rundown of this week’s lineup of specialty shows. So: Don’t miss this week’s triple play of Pure Pop Radio: […]

Tip-toe through Tiny Tim’s America Next Week on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Join us next Tuesday and Wednesday nights on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation for a festive and wide-ranging celebration of one of the most passionate pop culture performers ever to grace the world stage. Come along with Alan Haber and his guests as they tip-toe through Tiny Tim’s America and discover a world defined by some […]

Pop’s Hot Artist of the Moment is on In Conversation Tonight at 8 pm ET

Nick Piunti, pop music’s hot artist of the moment, is on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation tonight at 8 pm ET. No surprise really–he’s top of the pops here at Pure Pop Radio; tracks from his new album, Trust Your Instincts, are playing in hot rotation. And no surprise number two: Nick is blazing a hooky […]

Winterpills’ Philip Price Guests on Tonight’s Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Winterpills’ Philip Price sits down with Alan Haber for a two-hour marathon session tonight on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. The typically in-depth discussion begins at 8 pm ET. During the show, Philip and Alan take a detailed look at the many stops along Philip’s musical career. You’ll find out about the events and influences […]

Just in the “Nick” of Time: Great Talk, Tunes, and Beatles too on This Week’s Specialty Shows

In other words, it’s another week of spectacular specialty shows coming up right here on Pure Pop Radio. What’s on tap? We kick off the cool proceedings on Monday, September 5 at 8 pm ET, with an all-new edition of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing, which this time around features an interview with Beatles author […]

Seth Swirsky Talks Shapes of All Sizes on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

He starts off charting a course around circles and squares and, along the way, tackles the intricacies of negotiating the other shapes that define his life on next week’s all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. Seth Swirsky sits behind the microphone next Tuesday night, August 30, at 8 pm ET and speaks with […]

Bob Lind, Jamie Hoover, the Beatles, and Classic Pop and Rock Star in this Week’s Specialty Show Lineup

Gather ’round your Internet radio receptacles this week for some top-flight specialty shows starring classic singer-songwriters Bob Lind and Jamie Hoover, the Beatles, and some of the greatest classic rock and pop artists of all time. It’s another cool week of fun specialty shows on Pure Pop Radio. (And don’t forget: The debut of Jammin’ […]

Bob Lind and Jamie Hoover Guest on Next Week’s Double-Play Edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Bob Lind, one of music’s most iconic writers and performers, guests on next week’s brand-new, double-play edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation along with Jamie Hoover, who produced many of the songs on Lind’s latest album, Magellan Was Wrong. Alan Haber speaks to both musicians next Tuesday night, August 23, right here on Pure Pop […]

Pure Pop Radio’s State of the Union: Everything’s Jake

Or fine, you know. Whichever word suits you, Pure Pop Radio’s website is a gangbusters kind of operation. We’ve just logged our 69,989th view of our 553 posts made over a period of two years and eight months, which is pretty jake, as we are wont to opine. And in case you were wondering, 33,793 […]

Our Mystery Guest Unmasked: Mark Bacino Stars in Tonight’s All-New Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

We’ve unmasked our timely mystery guest appearing on tonight’s all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation: It’s Mark Bacino, longtime Pure Pop Radio favorite, whose smashing, poppy, hey-everybody’s-saying-it’s-jaunty new song “Not that Guy” is being greeted with hugs throughout the melodic pop universe. The show airs tonight at 8 pm ET. Just released, “Not that […]

Timely Mystery Guest Pops Tomorrow Night on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation is well-known for featuring the top pop performers talking about and playing the soundtrack of your lives; tomorrow night, July 26 at 8 pm ET, Alan Haber will be speaking to just such a luminary–an esteemed mystery guest whose just-released, top-flight earworm is putting the spotlight on the ever-so-catchy number that […]

Tricia and Dana Countyman, the Weeklings, and Author Chuck Gunderson Star in this Week’s Specialty Shows

Music makers Tricia and Dana Countryman, and author Chuck Gunderson sit behind the microphones on this week’s Pure Pop Radio specialty shows. You’re in for a real treat. Tonight at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Tricia Countryman checks in with Alan Haber to talk about her just-released solo album, Sometimes When I’m Dreaming…, […]

The Weeklings Speak: Album #2 Update and a Fly-on-the-Wall Account of their Fab Abbey Road Recording Sessions

They shook with delight and didn’t want to leave! The story behind the Weeklings recording their second album at Abbey Road Studios airs three times on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation this Wednesday, July 13 at noon, 4 pm and 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio. Read on for all the details… by Alan Haber If […]

Tricia and Dana Countryman Speak Sweetly on Next Week’s Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Tricia Countryman’s just-released, wonderful solo album, Sometimes When I’m Dreaming…, produced and arranged by her husband Dana, is a lovely musical journey built on classic song craft and Tricia’s golden voice. Next Tuesday night, July 12, at 8 pm ET, Tricia and Dana visit with Alan Haber on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to talk about Sometimes […]

We’re Serving Up the Cream of the Crop On This Week’s Specialty Shows

It’s a week of stars on Pure Pop Radio’s specialty shows: Cream, Denny Laine and Muddy Waters are on the turntable during an all-new Needle Meets Vinyl; Paul McCartney’s golden voice is discussed on an all-new Things We Said Today, and Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche talk about their latest album on Pure Pop Radio: […]

Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche Guest on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Next Tuesday

It is my great pleasure to speak with Suzzy Roche and her daughter, Lucy Wainwright Roche, on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation next Tuesday night, July 5, at 8 pm ET. Listeners will likely be familiar with Suzzy Roche from her many years singing with her sisters Maggie and Terre in the Roches, New Jersey’s […]

Coke Belda and Pure McCartney in the Spotlight on this Week’s In Conversation and Things We Said Today

Musician Coke Belda and another lively discussion of the merits of the just-released Pure McCartney compilation are in the spotlight on this week’s episodes of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation and the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today. Tomorrow night, Tuesday, June 14, at 8 pm ET, musician Coke Belda checks in on Pure […]

Coke Belda Guests on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Next Tuesday, June 14

Master musician and songwriter Coke Belda guests on next week’s all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. The wide-ranging back-and-forth begins at 8 pm ET on Tuesday, June 14. Topics on the table during this fun interview include Coke’s latest album, Nummer Zwei, for which Alan Haber contributed a lively introduction and liner notes; […]

John Woloschuk and Kenny Herbert In Conversation Interviews Now Available for Listening and Downloading

Last week’s interviews with Klaatu’s John Woloschuk and singer-songwriter Kenny Herbert on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation are now available for listening and downloading on our PodOmatic podcast page. Kenny Herbert, one of our most favorite singer-songwriters, spoke to Alan Haber last Monday night about his phenomenal concept album, Forever and Beyond, a gorgeous, romantic song cycle […]

Another Fun Week of Brand-New Specialty Shows Begins Tonight

It’s all new this week on Pure Pop Radio: we’ve got another Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation twofer, a brand-new Every Little Thing (at a special time), a new Needle Meets Vinyl, and a new Things We Said Today. Make a date to have some fun with us! Tonight, June 6, at 8 pm ET, longtime pop music […]

David Bash and Michael Oliver Star in Next Week’s Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Twofer

David Bash, lifelong popster, music scholar and head honcho at International Pop Overthrow, and master musician and songwriter Michael Oliver star in next week’s Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation twofer, airing Monday, June 6 and Tuesday, June 7. On Monday June 6, meet David Bash like you’ve never known him before, in the most in-depth […]

Listen to and Download Scott McPherson’s Appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Scott McPherson’s May 10 appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation is now available for listening and downloading on our PodOmatic podcast page. One-fourth of Pop 4, one-half of McPherson Grant and all of Tiny Volcano, Scott sat virtually across from Alan Haber and talked about some of his favorite pop songs from the ’60s and […]

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Big Week Ahead for Pure Pop Radio’s Specialty Shows

Pure Pop Radio’s got you covered this week; our specialty shows are sizzling with melodic pop power! What’s in store? We’ve got two major Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation shows, a classic spin of treasured vinyl on Brian Bringelson’s Needle Meets Vinyl, and a hot-button edition of the Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today. Tonight […]

Scotland Meets Canada Next Week on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

The first of two weeks of brand-new Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation twofers pairs a melodic pop master from Scotland with a classic popster from Canada for a fun ride full of great talk and wonderful music. It all begins next Monday night at 8 pm ET with an hour-long talk with Pure Pop Radio favorite […]

Pop 4’s Scott McPherson Plays and Talks About His Favorite Pop Songs on this Week’s Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Master musician and pop stylist Scott McPherson, one-fourth of Pop 4 and one-half of McPherson Grant and all of Tiny Volcano, sits virtually across from Alan Haber on this week’s all-new edition of the premiere melodic pop music talk show, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. The fun begins tomorrow night, Tuesday, May 10, at 8 […]

Pure Pop Radio Rolls Further Into May Next Week with a New In Conversation, and a Whole Lot More

What we’ve got in store for you next week here on the Pure Pop Radio website and on Pure Pop Radio, the 24-hour station, well, you just strap yourself in and let the magic flow! We’re gearing up for more new music reviews and adds to our playlist. Because stuff happens and it happened yesterday, […]

Yeh Man! Listen to and Download Richard X. Heyman’s Appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Richard X. Heyman’s appearance last week on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation is now available for listening and downloading from the show’s PodOmatic podcast page. On this typically in-depth show, Richard  spoke to Alan Haber about his re-realization of his classic Hey Man! album, released in 1991 and now celebrating its 25th anniversary. The new […]

Next Week: Super. Spectacular. Off-the-Charts Fantabulous.

We’ve had big weeks before, but next week promises to be perhaps our biggest of all time: We’re rolling out four days of new songs and artists just added to our playlist, three brand-new specialty shows, and maybe a few surprises. You never know what surprises are up our sleeves (even Lucy looks surprised)! The […]

Listen to and Download the Dowling Poole’s Appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

The members of the Dowling Poole visited with Alan Haber last Tuesday evening on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to talk about their smashing new album, One Hyde Park. You can now listen to and download the program by making your way over to our PodOmatic podcast page. It’s always fun to converse with Willie […]

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X Marks the Spot: Richard X. Heyman Tops the Bill as This Week’s Specialty Shows Make Magic

Richard X. Heyman stars in an all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation tomorrow night, April 26, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). In fact, all of our specialty shows are new this week. Richard X. Heyman joins Alan Haber on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to talk about his re-realization of his […]

Richard X. Heyman Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Hey Man! on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Preview by Alan Haber In 1991, the Space Shuttle Atlantis was launched from Florida’s Cape Canaveral; the very first website, info.cern.ch, was created; and Terminator 2: Judgment Day was the number one movie of the year. But the biggest event, for pop music fans, at least, was the release of Richard X. Heyman’s classic album, Hey […]

Jump Into the Poole With This Week’s Specialty Shows Lineup

It’s another spectacular week of spectacular specialty programming here on Pure Pop Radio. Jump into the Poole with us, folks (see below)…it’s going to be a wild ride! First up, tonight’s repeat edition of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing hits the Beatles sweet spot with a 1966 twofer and a salute to John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band […]

Jump Into the Dowling Poole Next Tuesday on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Willie Dowling, Jon Poole and Givvi Flynn, collectively known as the Dowling Poole, sit down with Alan Haber and the ghost of Level 42 (well, sort of) next Tuesday night, April 19, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. The occasion is the release of the new Dowling Poole […]

It’s a Whimsical Week of Specialty Shows on Pure Pop Radio

It’s another Fab week of specialty shows on Pure Pop Radio. Gather round the radio, kids, for a quartet of fabulous programming. First up, tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), is a classic, repeat performance of show 50 of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing, during which the longtime Fab personality rolls through a […]

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Whimsical Ray Paul Guests on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

The first in a series of new Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation episodes rolls this coming Monday, April 11, at a special time: 9 pm ET (6 pm PT). And the message is clear: Ray Paul, record maker, is back. Sixteen years after releasing his ace compilation CD, The Charles Beat, and 36 years after […]

Harpers Bizarre Special: Interviews with Harpers’ Dick Scoppettone and Now Sounds Records’ Steve Stanley Now Available on In Conversation’s PodOmatic Podcast Page

Last week’s in-depth interviews on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, comprising our festive salute to Harpers Bizarre, one of the great soft-pop groups of all time, are now available for listening and downloading on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation‘s PodOmatic podcast page. These interviews present the fascinating history of Harpers Bizarre and the pre-Harpers band, the Tikis. […]

Beatles, Solo Beatles, Association, Oh My! Our Specialty Shows Dazzle This Week!

Hot on the heels of last week’s triumphant salute to the great soft-pop group Harpers Bizarre (now available for listening and downloading from Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation‘s PodOmatic podcast page), our regular specialty shows ring the bell for Beatles, solo Beatles, and Association magic. Tonight’s repeat edition of Ken Michaels’ Beatles spectacular, Every Little […]

Join Us for Our Three-Night Harpers Bizarre Salute, Beginning Tonight at 8 pm ET

Pure Pop Radio’s festive three-night salute to Harpers Bizarre, one of the great soft-pop groups of all time, begins tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) with the first of an exclusive two-part interview with Harpers’ Dick Scoppettone. Tonight on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, you will hear all about the history of Harpers Bizarre and the […]

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Brett Harris In Conversation Interview Posted on PodOmatic Podcast Page… Plus, Brett Live!

My in-depth interview with singer-songwriter Brett Harris is now available for listening and downloading from Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation’s PodOmatic podcast page. Brett’s new album, Up in the Air, is a fantastic collection of wonderfully realized pop songs. We’ve been playing Brett on Pure Pop Radio for awhile; I’m happy to have him in […]

Harpers Bizarre’s Dick Scoppettone and Now Sounds’ Steve Stanley Star in Pure Pop Radio’s Three-Night Soft-Pop Spectacular

I am proud to announce that Harpers Bizarre’s Dick Scoppettone (pictured at left) and Now Sounds’ Steve Stanley (pictured at right) star in Pure Pop Radio’s three-night-long salute to Harpers Bizarre next Tuesday, March 1, Wednesday, March 2, and Thursday, March 3. A wonderful array of soft soundin’ music and talk awaits you. (Join our Facebook event page by […]

In Conversation Interview with Emitt Rhodes Producer Chris Price is Now Posted on Our PodOmatic Podcast Page

Alan Haber’s in-depth interview with Emitt Rhodes producer Chris Price, first broadcast on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on February 16, is now posted on the show’s PodOmatic podcast page for listening and downloading. During the interview, Chris takes listeners on a tour of his magical time with Emitt, from the friends’ initial meeting in […]

Brett Harris Visits Alan On In Conversation; This Week’s Specialty Shows Pop!

Before we get rolling today, make a note to visit these pages this coming Wednesday, February 24, when we’ll be making a special announcement about next week’s three-night broadcast celebrating one of our favorite major melodic pop groups. Meanwhile… Our specialty shows are overflowing with riches this week. Well, that’s the case every week, if […]

Listen to and Download Terry Draper’s February 9 Appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Terry Draper’s February 9 appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation is now available for listening and downloading from the show’s PodOmatic podcast page. During the program, Terry takes listeners on a tour of his latest release, Searching. The album’s clever songwriting and three-dimensional arrangements, not to mention top-flight performances from Terry and guests such […]

Emitt Rhodes’ Rainbow Ends: Go Inside the Album with Producer Chris Price Tomorrow Night on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Only 11 days to go until the release of Emitt Rhodes’ first album in 43 years: Rainbow Ends joins the pop craftsman’s peerless catalog on February 26, courtesy of Omnivore Records, in both CD and vinyl formats. To get you ready for the February 26 release of Rainbow Ends, producer Chris Price joins Alan Haber tomorrow night, February […]

Specialty Shows Dazzle This Week on Pure Pop Radio

The hosts of our regularly scheduled specialty shows are ready to go with brand-new episodes crafted for you, our loyal listeners. This week on Pure Pop Radio, every little thing is ready to roll! Speaking of Every Little Thing, host Ken Michaels is rolling out a tribute to the Everly Brothers tonight at 8 pm […]

This Week’s Specialty Shows on Pure Pop Radio are Full of Pop Goodness

Our regularly-scheduled specialty shows, scheduled regularly and brimming with pop goodness, are poised to knock your musically-inclined socks off this week. We’re excited to bring the latest episodes of Ken Michael’s Every Little Thing, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Brian Bringelson’s Needle Meets Vinyl, and the weekly Beatles roundtable Things We Said Today to your […]

Go Inside Emitt Rhodes’ New Album With Producer Chris Price and Visit with Terry Draper on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Internet radio’s premiere melodic pop talk show, returns on Tuesday, February 9th, for the first of two brand-new installments. First up: Terry Draper, whose new album, Searching, Alan reviewed on January 21st, calling it the “first great album of 2016.” On February 16th, producer Chris Price will take listeners through […]

John Woloschuk and Maxi Dunn Interviews Now Posted to Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation’s PodOmatic Podcast Page

Alan Haber’s in-depth interviews with Klaatu’s John Woloschuk and Liverpool-based singer/songwriter Maxi Dunn are now available for downloading and listening on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation’s PodOmatic podcast page. John Woloschuk wrote many classic and creative songs that Klaatu brought to three-dimensional life on their five studio albums. During this special program, John spoke in-depth […]

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Klaatu’s John Woloschuk Guests Tonight on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Klaatu’s John Woloschuk talks to Alan Haber on tonight’s exclusive, all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. Make a note: This very special program airs tonight, Wednesday, November 18 at a very special time: 9 pm ET (6 pm PT), after Brian Bringelson’s Needle Meets Vinyl, which will also air at a special time: 7:30 […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Klaatu’s John Woloschuk Talks to Alan Haber on this Week’s Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Klaatu’s John Woloschuk talks to Alan Haber on this week’s exclusive, all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. Make a note: This very special program airs this coming Wednesday, November 18 at a very special time: 9 pm ET (6 pm PT), after Brian Bringelson’s Needle Meets Vinyl, which will also air at a […]

Next Wednesday’s Mystery Musician Guesting on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation is…

…well, that would be telling! On Monday, November 16, we’re announcing the name of the mega-cool, mystery musician who’s appearing on next Wednesday night’s all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. Mark you calendars and set your alarm clocks. Tell your significant other to remind you. Jot down a reminder in your electronic thingamajig. […]

Extremely Mega-Cool Mystery Musician Guests on Next Wednesday’s All-New Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. Who Can It Be, Now?

Who can it be, now? Who, oh who can it be…behind the microphone next Wednesday night (a very special night) on an all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation? Next Wednesday night (a very special night) at a very special time, 9 pm ET (6 pm PT), a very special mystery musician, whose wonderful, imaginative, […]

Our Specialty Shows are Taking a Breather This Week…and More

Even as work continues behind the scenes on various projects, our specialty shows–Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing, the weekly Beatles roundtable Things We Said Today, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Brian Bringelson’s Needle Meets Vinyl, and Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show— are taking a well-deserved rest this week. We hope to have new episodes of […]

Author Candy Leonard Talks Beatleness on Tonight’s Repeat Airing of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Author Candy Leonard puts a name to the feeling that Beatles fans have always had about their favorite group. Candy’s wonderful book, Beatleness, is a fascinating trip through Fab Four history with a decidedly different perspective–rather than simply recount the group’s history, she spoke to hundreds of Beatles fans who told her how they felt […]

Maxi Dunn Guests Tomorrow Night on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Liverpool-based singer-songwriter Maxi Dunn, whose new album, Operation Bubble, is being readied for release, hopefully this year, is Alan Haber’s very special guest on tomorrow night’s all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation.  The program airs at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio. During this charming interview, Maxi talks to […]

Dana Countryman Interview Posted on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation’s PodOmatic Podcast Page

Alan Haber’s extensive interview with pop craftsman Dana Countryman, first broadcast on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on September 22, is now posted to the show’s PodOmatic podcast page. Listen and download to your heart’s content. In this typically wide-ranging program, Dana goes behind-the-scenes about his smashing new album, Pop 3! Welcome to My Time […]

New Interview with Vanilla’s Jayson Jarmon Posted on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation’s PodOmatic Podcast Page

Alan Haber’s marathon interview with Vanilla’s Jayson Jarmon is now available for listening and downloading from Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation’s PodOmatic podcast page. Jayson goes behind-the-scenes for a detailed tour through his musical life that includes an ongoing membership in Liar’s Club and his current band, Vanilla. Three songs from Vanilla’s new album, 2.0, […]

Dana Countryman Delivers the Pop on Tomorrow Night’s Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Tomorrow night’s first-run edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation presents Mr. Pop, or as he’s more commonly known, Dana Countryman, in another in-depth discussion that melodic pop fans all over the world will treasure. The show begins tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 22, at a special time: 9 pm ET (6 pm PT) on Pure Pop […]

Pop 4 Interviews are Now Posted on the Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation PodOmatic Podcast Page

If you missed last week’s conversations with the members of supergroup Pop 4, you can now listen to and/or download them from Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation’s PodOmatic podcast page. Find out all about the members’ musical histories and discover the secrets of the making of the group’s smashing debut album, Summer. Both of last week’s […]

Jayson Jarmon Guests Tomorrow Night on a Tasty Edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation is back tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 15, at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT) with the first part of another, all-new conversation with one of melodic pop music’s top talents. Jayson Jarmon from Vanilla sits behind the microphones to talk with Alan Haber about his musical history and the band’s […]

Go Behind the Scenes Tonight With the Members of Supergroup Pop 4 on Part One of a Very Special Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Pop 4’s Summer, just released and putting big smiles on faces all around the world, is the subject of this week’s special two-part edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. Part one, featuring the group’s Scott McPherson, airs tonight at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio. In tonight’s show, Scott takes […]

Pop 4 Sing (and Talk) Some Beautiful Tunes on a Two-Part Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Beginning Tomorrow Night!

All four members of the melodic pop supergroup Pop 4 gather around the microphones for some in-depth chat with Alan Haber on a brand-new, very special, two-part edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. Part one, airing tomorrow night, September 8, at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT), features Scott McPherson, who sets the stage […]

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Interview with Bill Lloyd Now Available for Listening and/or Downloading on Our PodOmatic Podcast Page

Alan Haber’s interview with Bill Lloyd, first broadcast last Tuesday on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, is now available for listening and/or downloading on the show’s PodOmatic podcast page. Bill talks extensively about his new single, which pairs two great pop songs, “Yesterday” and “Miracle Mile.” The single, available for download on iTunes, also appears […]

Author John Borack Talks Elvis Costello on a Rebroadcast of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Tonight’s rebroadcast of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation takes listeners back to the end of April of this year, for a program during which author and Goldmine magazine columnist John Borack talks about the tribute to Elvis Costello he co-produced with his friend Olivia Frain. Tune in at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT) tonight. […]

Bill Lloyd Guests on Tonight’s New Edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Veteran music maker Bill Lloyd sits down with Alan Haber to talk about his new single on tonight’s brand-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. It’s another great hour of talk and tunes that you won’t want to miss. The fun begins at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT). Bill’s new single, pairing two terrific […]

Circle Sunday Afternoon for Repeat Broadcasts of Pop Tunes and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Put a big red circle around your afternoon hours for this Sunday: Repeat broadcasts of the second Pop Tunes deejay show and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation with the Weeklings are coming your way. On Sunday at 3 pm ET (noon PT), a repeat of the second Pop Tunes deejay show fills your ears with […]

The Weeklings Keep the Beat on Tonight’s Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

The Weeklings roll into a conversation with Alan Haber on tonight’s repeat edition of the premiere melodic pop music talk show, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. The fun begins at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT). With the band having just taken the Windy City by storm at the Fest for Beatles Fans, it’s a great […]

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Returns Tonight With XTC’s Andy Partridge

The triumphant return of our signature melodic pop talk show, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, is happening tonight, Tuesday, August 11, at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT). We’re looking back to May 3, 2005 when our wide-ranging interview with XTC’s Andy Partridge first aired. Andy talks with Alan Haber about his career with the band […]

Pure Pop Radio’s Premiere Week Kicks Off Next Monday, August 10! Set Your Alarm Clocks!

The excitement is only a week away! Pure Pop Radio’s exciting Premiere Week explodes on the airwaves beginning next Monday, August 10. What’s in store? A brand-new deejay show hosted by our own Alan Haber, and the return of one of our most popular shows, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. And your favorite Beatles programs will […]

Pure Pop Radio’s Premiere Week Starts Monday, August 10! New DJ Show! New Time Slots! Lots of Pure Pop!

We’re stepping it up a notch here at Pure Pop Radio! In just two weeks, we’re kicking off our exciting Premiere Week with a brand-new deejay show hosted by our own Alan Haber. And we’re bringing back one of our most popular shows, and slotting our signature Beatles shows into new time slots. We’re making […]

John Borack Interview About Beyond Belief: A Tribute to Elvis Costello Now Posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic Podcast Page

John Borack’s in-depth conversation with Alan Haber, covering the creation, production and release of Beyond Belief: A Tribute to Elvis Costello, is now available for listening online and/or downloading on the Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page. Beyond Belief: A Tribute to Elvis Costello, which collects the work of 50 artists paying homage […]

John Borack Guests Tonight on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Esteemed pop music journalist John Borack guests on tonight’s edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, discussing the momentous tribute to Elvis Costello that he produced with Olivia Frain. The program begins at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio. (Click on one of the links below to listen.) Beyond Belief: A Tribute to Elvis […]

David Myhr Interview Posted on the Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation PodOmatic Podcast Page

David Myhr’s recent talk with Alan Haber on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation is now available for listening online and downloading on the In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page. David talks about his recently-released digital single, a classic double a-side that features a poppy cover of Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney’s “Veronica.” This track originally appeared […]

The Grip Weeds’ Kurt Reil Is On Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Tonight!

The mighty Grip Weeds’ How I Won the War, a great musical statement from one of pop and rock’s top bands, releases tomorrow. Tonight, Monday, April 6 at 8 pm ET, Kurt Reil goes behind-the-scenes on the record, nothing less than the band’s  career-high, top sonic achievement. This show takes the soup-to-nuts approach that In […]

The Grip Weeds Have Won the War! Kurt Reil Talks About the Band’s Great New Album on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation This Coming Monday Night at 8 pm ET

The time has come for the release of the brand-new album from the mighty Grip Weeds: How I Won the War, a great musical statement from one of pop and rock’s top bands, releases this coming Tuesday. The night before, on Monday, April 6 at 8 pm ET, Kurt Reil guests on Pure Pop Radio: […]

Interview With Author Candy Leonard (Beatleness) Is Posted On the Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcast Page

Our Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation interview with author Candy Leonard, whose wonderful book, Beatleness, is being enjoyed by Beatle people all around the world, is now posted on our PodOmatic podcast page. Click here to listen. (The show was first broadcast on March 26.) Enjoy! Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation is Internet radio’s premiere […]

David Myhr Talks About His New Digital Single and More this Wednesday on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

David Myhr makes a return visit to Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Wednesday night, April 1, at 8 pm ET on the occasion of the release of his new digital single which pairs two songs he recorded for compilations. Of course, other interesting topics are on tap. David’s digital single, a classic double a-side, features […]

Author Candy Leonard Talks About Beatleness on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Author Candy Leonard puts a name to the feeling that Beatles fans have always had about their favorite group. Candy’s wonderful book, Beatleness, is a fascinating trip through Fab Four history with a decidedly different perspective–rather than simply recount the group’s history, she spoke to hundreds of Beatles fans who told her how they felt […]

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the Internet’s Premiere Melodic Pop Music Talk Show Podcast Returns to PodOmatic With Five New Shows!

Tell all your friends, wake up your neighbors and let the melodic pop music conversation flow freely from sea to shining sea: Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation has returned to PodOmatic with five brand-new shows featuring your favorite melodic pop artists and personalities. Now posted and available for online listening and/or download on In Conversation’s […]

Beatlefan Magazine Veteran Al Sussman Takes Center Stage on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

This coming Thursday night, March 12, at 8 pm ET, we welcome Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman to our Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation microphones. Al’s first book, Changin’ Times, November 22, 1963 – March 1, 1964: 101 Days that Shaped a Generation, is a fascinating and informative journey through the dramatic historical events that […]

Meet the Weeklings Again on Tonight’s Special Rebroadcast of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

For those of you who missed the Weeklings’ Glen Burtnik and Bob Burger on this past Thursday night’s premiere of their appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, we have great news: The show will be airing again tonight at 6 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio (listening links below). This is a fun hour […]

The Weeklings and Kyle Vincent Make Pure Pop Magic this Week on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation!

Last week, Pure Pop Radio’s signature melodic pop music talk show, In Conversation, electrified the airwaves by airing first-time-broadcast interviews with Terry Draper and the Dowling Poole. We’re still fired up; this week, the Weeklings, with Glen Burtnik and Bob Burger, and Kyle Vincent step in front of our microphones and speak with Alan Haber […]

Let them All Talk! Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Returns with Terry Draper, the Dowling Poole and More!

Attention, fans of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere melodic pop music talk show on the Internet: Your favorite program is back! In Conversation returns next Tuesday, February 24 and Wednesday, February 25 with brand-new, never-before-heard shows. And that’s not all: More new episodes, featuring the best and brightest in conversation with Alan Haber, […]