Pure Pop Radio In Conversation

Scott Brookman In Conversation Show Now on Our PodOMatic Podcast Page. Listen and/or Download!

Virginia popster Scott Brookman has been in the thick of it–“it” being the making-cool-music biz–since the mid-1980’s. He penned songs for the Virginia band Apes of Wrath. He discovered the wonders of the four-track Portastudio and began making cool home demos. He made his way within the confines of the home tapers movement and started […]

Scott Brookman Plays the Hits and More Tonight on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Are you ready for some football?! Well, we can’t help you there, but if you’re ready for some great pop music fueled by great melodies and imagination, performed with gusto by one of the premier practitioners on today’s pop scene, yeah, we can help you with that. Virginia’s own Scott Brookman, whose latest album is […]

Scott Brookman Rocks the House, Pop Style, on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation This Wednesday Night

I’ve been knowing the melodic pop artist they call Scott Brookman for some time now. His recordings are cherished in the pop community, and rightly so–the man has a keen sense of melody that he injects into every song he writes and records. Scott’s latest release, the long-awaited Smellicopter, is typical Brookman, which means that […]

Here at Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, We’re Working Feverishly…

…on our next big, huge, overflowing-with-goodness episode airing next week–Wednesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 1. On those very special days, we’ll be talking to one of the original DIY music guys, the great and powerful Scott Brookman, whose latest album, Smellicopter, is roaring up the charts, as well it should be. See you on […]

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In Conversation is Taking a Weeklong Siesta, But Just Wait ‘Til Next Week!

Our hardworking, nose-to-the-grindstone staff–our dedicated Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation writers, engineers and general do-this, do-that folks–are checked in at some high-end hotel this week–one of the ones that have those fluffy, white bathrobes you can buy for a whole lot of coin. They’re taking a break for whatever reason, meaning that there will not […]

Scott Gagner Interview from In Conversation Now Posted on Our Podcast Page

Now added to the most comprehensive body of interviews with melodic pop music’s biggest stars is our exclusive talk with the great Scott Gagner, whose new album Rise and Shine is a hall-of-fame-worthy collection of sweetly-realized balladry and one of the best records of 2014. If the stars are properly aligned at the end of […]

Andy Klingensmith and Riley Smith are Behind the Microphones Next Week on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Andy Klingensmith makes a welcome return visit next week to Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, hot on the heels of the release of his latest hit platter, Bright Again. Bright Again comes only months after Andy’s first, groundbreaking melody- and harmony-infused folk-pop masterpiece, Pictures Of. Andy’s harmony stacks are something to behold, and he’s a […]

Kurt Reil Interview Podcast Fever, Every Little Thing is Fab, Scott Gagner Wednesday Night on In Conversation. It’s the Week Ahead on Pure Pop Radio!

Get down, get funky pop fans! The week ahead on Pure Pop Radio is nothing less than a sweat-induced, feverish pinata full of melodic pop excitement! First, the fab and gear vibes go crazy tonight at 9 pm ET, March 31, with the latest installment of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing. Ken delivers the Fab […]

Scott Gagner Guests on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on April 2 and 3; Exclusive Acoustic Session Included

On Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, we love to talk to artists who may be new to listeners. Next week, we’re thrilled to be chatting with a singer-songwriter who’s been releasing great records for a number of years and has recently released one that will surely wind up on this year’s best-of lists–a record that […]

Pure Pop Radio Sizzles this Week!

Despite the fact that it’s not summer here at Pure Pop Radio headquarters, we’re hearing the chorus of Sly Stone’s “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” because our airwaves are sizzling with the excitement of this week’s special programming. First up tonight, at 9 pm ET, is this week’s notable edition of Ken Michaels’ Every Little […]

It’s Time to Spill the Beans! Next Week on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, We Present…

So we were playing around yesterday, teasing you all about the identity of next week’s guest on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. Who was going to emote behind the In Conversation microphones? Who was going to go in-depth and lay the details of their musical life on the line? Well, a couple of folks guessed […]

Top Secret! Who’s Next Week’s Mystery Guest on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation?

The name of next week’s guest on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, which we’ll announce tomorrow at noon ET, is cloaked in mystery for no other reason than it’s fun to guess…for you. We already know who we’re talking about! We’ve put the spotlight on more than three dozen melodic pop artists since In Conversation […]

This Week’s Gonna Be Like Finding Brigadoon Two Days a Year! Fantabulous!

It’s like a volcano erupting, like finding Brigadoon two days a year, like winning a stuffed animal in one of those drop-the-claw-and-win-a-prize machines you find in restaurants along the New Jersey Turnpike. It’s like, wow, a pretty darned exciting week ahead on Pure Pop Radio! Coming up tonight at 9 pm ET, it’s the latest […]

Jamie and Steve Circle Around the Microphone on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on March 18 and 19

Jamie and Steve’s just-released EP, Circling, is arguably their keenest, most absorbing release yet. The set takes chances, allows the dynamic duo to stretch a bit, introduces horns to their ever-creative musical mix, presents some complex chord progressions, and rewards listeners with a rousing good time. In other words, business kinda sorta as usual, with […]

Lisa Mychols Interview from Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Now Posted on PodOMatic Podcast Page

Our exclusive interview with Lisa Mychols, from last week’s Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, is now posted on our PodOMatic podcast page and is available for listening and downloading. You won’t want to miss this heartwarming, deeply moving conversation with one of pop music’s brightest lights. A handy list of Spotify links will allow you […]

Pure Pop Radio Welcomes Lisa Mychols to the Airwaves Tomorrow Night!

We are honored and thrilled to welcome Lisa Mychols as tomorrow night’s very special guest on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. Lisa has been a longtime favorite at Pure Pop Radio since the very early days of her career. During this wide-ranging interview, we hear from her about her music making process and spin some […]

Richard Barone Interview from Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Now Posted On Our Podcast Page

Our career-spanning interview with Richard Barone is now posted for listening and downloading on our PodOMatic podcast page. Comprising two separate talks, our latest program goes the extra mile to bring Richard’s fans up to the minute with his latest goings-on. The very first Bongos platter, Drums Along the Hudson, was recently released on Jem […]

Lisa Mychols Guests on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on March 4 and 5

We are honored and thrilled to welcome Lisa Mychols as next week’s very special guest on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. Lisa has been a longtime favorite at Pure Pop Radio since the very early days of her career. During this wide-ranging interview, we hear from her about her music making process and spin some […]

Richard Barone Guests on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Tomorrow, February 25

We’ve got a wonderful treat for you tomorrow night: Richard Barone joins us on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation for a wide-ranging chat about his musical life with the Bongos and as a solo recording artist and performer. Just released this past week on February 18 is a 27-track reissue of the very first Bongos […]

Richard Barone Guests on Next Week’s Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Continuing our penchant for featuring only pop music’s brightest lights in talk and song, next week’s Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation features Richard Barone, who has consistently made great music with his band, The Bongos, and in his thriving solo career. We spoke with Richard about a variety of topics, including his friendship with the […]

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Takes a Break This Week

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation is taking a break this week. We’re recharging our batteries so we can bring you another outstanding, in-depth interview with one of melodic pop music’s greatest stars next week. To tide you over while we tidy up our studio and watch reruns of NYPD Blue, why not venture on over […]

Walter Clevenger Interview from Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Posted on PodOMatic

Missed last week’s A-Z interview with the great Walter Clevenger? Fear not. This career spanning talk, which takes you through Walter’s life in music, from the first songs he heard and his early influences to getting his performing feet wet and overcoming obstacles as his life and art meet the future, is now posted on […]

Come and Get It! In Conversation Interview with Lee Jones (The Solicitors) is Now On Our Podcast Page

Fear not if you missed our emotional, in-depth interview with Lee Jones from the great Australian band, The Solicitors. The interview is now posted on our PodOMatic podcast page for listening and/or downloading. Lee’s story is equal parts heartbreaking and triumphant. You won’t want to miss this one.

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EXCLUSIVE: Walter Clevenger Guests on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation the Week of February 10; 3 New Songs to Be Played

We say it all the time, but that’s because it’s true: Our raison d’être is talking to pop music’s brightest lights and getting under the hood, so to speak. What makes these great artists tick? How do life’s twists and turns inform their art? The great Walter Clevenger, who’s been releasing terrific records since 1997, […]

Scott McPherson In Conversation Interview Now Posted on Our PodOMatic Podcast Page

Don’t worry if you missed our interview with the creator and artist behind the wonderful tributes to Prefab Sprout, Sproutless: Insights from Retrospect and Moveable Feast. You can listen and/or download the interview now by going to the Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation PodOMatic podcast page. The podcasts now come with handy, dandy Spotify links […]

Lee Jones from The Solicitors Guests on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on February 4

It’s no secret that of all of the elements that go into an interview on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, my favorite is the human one. As much as I live for spreading the word on great music, I’m even more dedicated to telling the stories behind the songs. What is the songwriter’s history? How […]

Win an Autographed Sproutless: Insights from Retrospect CD from Scott McPherson and Pure Pop Radio!

In conjunction with Scott McPherson’s appearance this week on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, during which Scott is talking about the two CD’s he’s just released in tribute to the band Prefab Sprout, we’re giving away an autographed copy of Sproutless: Insights from Retrospect. All you have to do to win is fill out the […]

What’s It All About? Listen and Download All of The Interiews from Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation’s Special Drink a Toast to Innocence: A Tribute to Lite Rock Week

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation’s special Drink a Toast to Innocence: A Tribute to Lite Rock Week ended this past Saturday, capping off six days of talks with Producer Andrew Curry and nine of the artists who contributed tracks to the project. All 10 interviews are now posted on the In Conversation PodOMatic podcast page, […]

Bill Lloyd on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Now Available to Listen and Download

Our in-depth, career-spanning interview with musician Bill Lloyd is now available on our PodOMatic podcast page for listening and/or downloading. Bill talked to us about his early bands, such as Sgt. Arms, his writing for other artists, his time with Foster & Lloyd, his wonderful solo career, and much more.  Don’t miss this chance to […]

Drink a Toast to Innocence Interview Extravaganza Coming Next Week on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

We shouted it from the rooftops throughout 2013, and now it’s come true: Drink a Toast to Innocence: A Tribute to Lite Rock has been showered with huzzahs from seven music critics, websites and a rockin’ National Public Radio affiliate down in sunny Florida. And we’re going to celebrate all next week on Pure Pop […]

Bill Lloyd Talks Career and Much More on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Coming up next week on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Pure Pop Radio’s signature pop music interview program, the great Bill Lloyd talks about his career, writing and performing songs with Radney Foster for the great duo Foster and Lloyd, writing songs for other artists, and, of course, writing and performing songs in his solo […]