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!
By Alan Haber – 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!
Coming up tomorrow night between 8 and 9 pm ET, we’re helping all of the sweethearts out in radio land to celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day with the world premiere of two instant classics from the brand-new album by Pop Co-Op, featuring The Spongetones’ Steve Stoeckel, Mr. Encrypto’s Bruce Gordon, Stacy Carson, and Joel Tinnel. It’s the explosive debut of a poptastic foursome nestled in four different states–hence the album title, Four State Solution.
We’re debuting two top tracks from this album, sure to be a favorite among seasoned pop music fans: Stoeckel’s toe-tapping melodic pop-rocker, the Rockpile-with-a-hint-of-modern-country “Feint of Heart,” and Carson’s Left Banke/Spongetones-ish ballad “A Trick of the Light.” Introduced by your humble Pure Pop Radio host, these are two numbers you’ll want to be calling up in your CD player for a long time to come. We are proud to be debuting tracks from Pop Co-Op’s Four State Solution, along with Dana Bonn and Carl Cafarelli at Westcott Radio’s This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio show (click here to dig into the magical background of Pop Co-Op and Dana and Carl’s celebration of the group’s album last night).
That’s tomorrow night, Tuesday, February 14: Saint Valentine’s Day…8-9 pm ET right here on the melodic pop music radio station for sweethearts, Pure Pop Radio. The members of Pop Co-Op are here to tell you where it’s at:
But that’s not all. We get this very special week of sweet treats started with tonight’s all-new Catching a Wave. Jammin’ James Riley rustles up a sun-soaked program of catchy classics, including tracks from the Nebulas, Deke Dickerson and the Trashmen, the Aqualads, Meshugga Beach Party, Pure Pop Radio favorites the Cherry Drops, the Beach Boys, Hawaii Samurai, and many more. Surf’s up at 9 pm ET tonight.
Scott McPherson, top dawg at Tiny Volcano and one-fourth of the mighty Pop 4, helps your soup-and-sandwich combo go down extra smooth with a quite digestible all-new episode of The Weird and the Wonderful. This week, Scott’s serving up “a brand-new spin on an old thing,” as he points out: a smorgasbord of tracks that constitutes a virtual ’70s Retro Revival. Bonafide ’70s artists and today’s young bands team up to get your lunchtime party started: Sly and the Family Stone, Willie Hutch, the Lemon Twigs, T. Rex, Arcade Fire, Ty Segall, and Matthew Sweet are just some of groovy cats performing from Scott’s virtual bandstand. Tune in at 1 pm ET this Wednesday, February 15.
Wrapping up this week’s sweet array of specialty shows on Pure Pop Radio, our usual group of Beatles experts–Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn–settles into their comfy chairs around the Things We Said Today microphones to speak to the founder of the Fest for Beatles Fans, Mark Lapidos, who previews the exciting events happening at the upcoming New York Metro Fest, being held March 3-5 at the brand-new Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson. Guests include the legendary musician and artist Klaus Voormann, no less than three members of Wings–Denny Seiwell, Steve Holley, and Laurence Juber–Joey Molland, and the Merseybeats’ Billy Kinsley. A splendid time is, well, you know!
That’s this week on Pure Pop Radio: The world premiere of two top tracks from Pop Co-Op’s debut album Four State Solution, and new episodes of Jammin’ James Riley’s Catching a Wave, Scott McPherson’s The Weird and the Wonderful, and the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today. What a week for melodic pop sweethearts everywhere!