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Festive Holiday Shows Lead Up to a Holiday Popapalooza that Will Knock Your Christmas Socks Off

Pure Pop Radio's fourth annual Holiday Popapalooza, 36 straight jingle bells-ian hours of Christmas pop songs and custom IDs, jingles and songs from your favorite artists, begins in just over a week from today. The music starts rolling at noon ET on Christmas Eve and continues throughout all of Christmas day (check out our Facebook event page for more information).

pop tunes discLeading up to our Holiday Popapalooza, we've got a pair of new episodes of the Pop Tunes Deejay Show--the first with Ameripopicana kings The Taters, during which they play two songs live in the studio, and the second with Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman, who joins me to talk about and play a sumptuous selection of solo Beatles and novelty holiday songs (find out all about these shows by clicking here).


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Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show Returns Just in Time for the Holidays!

Two all-new holiday-themed editions of Alan Haber's Pop Tunes Deejay Show debut next week: The Taters star on Tuesday, December 20 at 8 pm ET; Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman sits in on Wednesday, December 21 at 8 pm ET

With just 10 days to go before Santa squeezes down those old, musty chimneys bearing gifts, we all need a radio show that delivers some much-needed warm-and-fuzzy feelings to melodic pop music fans all over the world. We need...The Pop Tunes Deejay Show!
After a little more than a year of hibernating in the place that old radio shows go to recharge their nine-volt batteries, The Pop Tunes Deejay Show, hosted by yours truly, is back with two all-new episodes that celebrate the holiday season. And, really, if an old radio show is going to do such celebrating, that old radio show might as well bring in the big guns.


Boo! The Taters Join Alan Haber for the Pop Tunes Deejay Show Halloween Party Tomorrow at 2 pm ET. It’s Booriffic!

Join Ameripopacana Musical Mirth Makers The Taters and Your Humble Halloween Host for a Booriffic, Very Special Pop Tunes Deejay Show Halloween Party!

pop tunes disc smallJoin ameripopacana musical mirth makers The Taters and me, your humble Halloween host, tomorrow afternoon at 2 pm ET for a very special, booriffic edition of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, first broadcast on October 26, 2015.

the tatersThe Taters and yours truly, dressed to the nines in our spooky garb, will be in our scary, spooky haunted broadcasting house complete with living skeletons, booing ghosts, and your favorite pun-wielding, joke-telling, pop culture fanatical Taters, sitting in front of our orange (hey, it’s Halloween!) microphones, for a really fun time. Join us, won’t you? Costumes optional!


Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show Rolls Out the New Tunes Tonight at 8 pm ET

pop tunes disc smallAlan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show returns tonight at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT) with an all-new episode that puts the spotlight on a whole lot of new songs from new and heritage melodic pop artists now playing in rotation on Pure Pop Radio.

In other words, new is this week’s buzzword on Pop Tunes. Stepping onto the stage and singing their hearts out are Kurt Baker, Sports Fan, Michael Carpenter, the Cherry Drops, Scot Sax and Rob Bonfiglio (with a world premiere exclusive song!), Trolley, the Nines, the Dahlmanns, Sproutless, Seth Timbs, and the Handcuffs. Wow! But that’s not all: You also get Pop Tunes’ traditional One and Begun and One and Done sets, and the weekly Beatle Blast, this week featuring George Harrison.


Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show Will Return Next Week

pop tunes disc smallThis week’s Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show has been promoted…to next week’s Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show. In other words, no show tonight, but next Monday night at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT) is a lock, or as much of a lock as things have been around here the past few months.

There is lots of new music to be heard, so expect a good chunk of that on next Monday night’s show; listen for a few theme sets, the weekly Beatles Blast, and who knows what else.

So, next Monday night, November 16 at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT) for a brand-new edition of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, starring the one and only, let’s hear it from the cheap seats…Alan Haber!


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

Alan Haber's Pure Pop RadioEven 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 each of these shows for your entertainment soon.

Meanwhile, Pure Pop Radio, the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today, is streaming to your radio receptacles even as we type these words. We’ve added hundreds of new songs and artists to our playlist in the past few weeks. The total number of tracks on our books now totals nearly 8,000, so you know you’re always hearing the most extensive variety of music available anywhere. We will begin reporting on the new songs added to our playlist very soon.


Ghosts and Goblins and Pumpkins, Oh My! Pure Pop Radio’s Halloween Extravaganza Starts Tonight!

pumpkin halloweenIt probably won’t come as a galloping shock to you that we here at the fun-is-our-middle-name Pure Pop Radio headquarters are big fans of Halloween, the creepiest, scariest, spookiest, and pumpkiniest holiday ever (although we’ve been known to also wax pretty nutty about Arbor Day; oh, what we can do with tree branches and a whole lotta bark).

With Halloween week here at least, we’re getting ready to trick-or-treat full blast in our Aaron Sorkin costumes, door to door, at the same time as we’re running two–count ’em, two–special editions of our popular deejay shows to help you celebrate the candy-riffic season (our Beatles shows, Every Little Thing and Things We Said Today, are taking a break this week; they’ll return next week).


Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show Brought the Weather to You This Week

pop tunes disc smallAlan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show brought the rain, the mist, the snow, the spring and the sun to you this week in a special show called Your Weather Station!

What did Alan play, you ask? Amidst the raindrops, mist, snowflakes, spring flowers and summer sun, we spun the following:

Set One | One and Begun
1. Supertramp | “It’s Raining Again” from “…famous last words…”

Set Two | Rain
1. The Box Tops | “I Pray for Rain” from The Letter/Neon Rainbow
2. The Grip Weeds | “Rainy Day #1 and 2” from Inner Grooves
3. Mark Lindsay | “Rainy Day Children” from Life Out Loud
4. Sgt. Popgrass | “Rain”
5. Four O’Clock Balloon | “Stood in the Rain” from Four O’Clock Balloon


Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Salutes the Weather From a Seasonal Perspective. Tonight!

pop tunes disc smallumbrellaWe’re back, and just in time! Alan Haber, all decked out in a resplendent yellow raincoat, thigh-high boots and warm, woolen mittens, holds the official Pop Tunes Deejay Show promotional umbrella over tonight’s array of catchy numbers celebrating weather in many, if not all, of its forms. The musical forecast begins tonight at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT) on Pure Pop radio.

Supertramp’s rather catchy pop song, “It’s Raining Again,” a top 15 Billboard Hot 100 hit in 1982, starts off the show with a salute to rain, which many consider a soothing situation–unless, of course, you’re out driving in it with your windshield wipers set on high. The music pours down with the Box Tops, the Grip Weeds, Mark Lindsay, Sgt. Popgrass and Four O’Clock Balloon holding court.


Your Official Pop Tunes Deejay Show Track List is Here!

pop tunes disc smallWe’re continuing to throw a party every Monday night on Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show. Did you hear show seven last night? If you missed it, or want to hear it again, you can listen this Thursday at noon ET (9 am PT) and this Sunday at 3 pm ET (noon PT).

Alan Haber: Proud Music Geek!

Your host, Alan Haber

Here’s what Alan played last night:

Set One: One and Begun
Bay City Rollers | “Saturday Night” from The Definitive Collection

Set Two: Rolling Stones Now!
The Rolling Stones | “I Wanna Be Your Man” from GRRR!
The Rolling Stones | “Get Off of My Cloud” from December’s Children (and Everybody’s)
The Rolling Stones | “Let’s Spend the Night Together” from Between the Buttons
The Connection | “Connection” from the “Crawling from the Wreckage” single)
The Rolling Stones | “Dandelion” from Through the Past, Darkly: Big hits, Vol. 2