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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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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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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’s Countdown to Christmas Rolls On with All-New Specialty Shows This Week

cropped-ppr-radio-white.jpgPure Pop Radio's Countdown to Christmas rolls on this week with all-new editions of our festive specialty shows. everylittlethinglogo-smallTonight at 8 pm ET on Ken Michaels' Every Little Thing, the longtime spinner of fab Beatles tunes delivers a tasty two-fer that celebrates one of Ringo Starr's best solo albums, Time Takes Time. Also on tap: Paul McCartney sits behind the drum kit on a variety of songs for which the Cute Beatle provided the snappy backbeat, including Steve Miller's "My Dark Hour" and the Wings classic, "Helen Wheels."


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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

twoThis 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).

waveTonight’s all-new episode of Jammin’ James Riley’s Catching a Wave (8 pm ET) serves up a potpourri of summertime sounds from such artists as Dick Dale, Kylie Hughes, the Monkees, Papa Doo Run Run, the Explorers Club, and Dion. Wax up your surfboards and tune in to feel the warmth of the musical summer sun.


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

A preview by Alan Haber alan 5 small

al sussmanAl 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 I focus on the years 1964-1969, Fab years all. The longtime fan of great music and observer of chart trends chose two songs from each year to talk about–one a number one hit and the other a song that should have been a hit.


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Eight Days a Weekling Marathon: Hear Glen “Lefty” Burtnik Play Live in Studio on Historic Pure Pop Radio Weekly Show

glen-burtnik-at-strawberry-fields* Glen “Lefty” Weekling’s in-studio appearance on the weekly Pure Pop Radio show on July 5, 1997 features a spirited interview and two live, acoustic performances
* Part of Pure Pop Radio’s Eight Days a Weekling Marathon, celebrating the release of the Weeklings’ Studio 2 album on November 18
* Hear it on Wednesday, November 9 at 9 pm ET

On Wednesday, November 9 at 9 pm ET, hear Glen “Lefty Weekling” Burtnik play live in-studio during a 1997 appearance on the old weekly Pure Pop Radio show as part of our Eight Days a Weekling marathon, celebrating the release on November 18 of The Weeklings’ new album, Studio 2. 


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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 alan 5 small

terry-draper-wotw-coverTerry 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 ET.

The use of the word world in the title of this fine collection is as apt as apt can be. The world that Terry is inviting listeners into is uniquely Draperesque, and not only contains the 10 previously unheard songs from the 1980s that make up the album proper (presented in no less than three formats), but also a pair of songs crafted in the Europop style, five of Terry’s songs sung by female vocalists, five completed songs designated by Terry as “not yet finished,” two videos, and a digital booklet containing photos and both technical and personal annotation. Also included is a letter from Terry that draws on his musical history, from his first band to the release of this album.


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A Podcast and a Giveaway, Oh My! Listen and Win!

winDid you miss Seth Swirsky’s August 30 appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation? Would you like to win a copy of Seth’s new CD, Circles and Squares? If the answer to both questions is yes, head on over to In Conversation’s PodOmatic podcast page to listen to Seth’s back-and-forth with Alan Haber, and enter our exclusive contest below.

seth swirsky new album coverseth swirsky photoSeth spoke to Alan about how his career accomplishments have brought him to his most recent compositions; Seth takes a look at three of Circles and Squares’ songs in particular and peels back the layers of emotion that define them.


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