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the-weeklings-studio-2-smallOur 11-day-long Eight Days a Weekling marathon, celebrating the release (today!) of Studio 2, the latest beat-o-riffic album from New Jersey’s fabulous foursome, the Weeklings, has come to a close.

But we’re still celebrating! Every track from both Studio 2 and the Weeklings’ first fab album, lovingly called Monophonic, and select solo tracks from Glen “Lefty” Burtnik and Bob “Zeek” Burger, will continue to spin in rotation on our air.

glen-burtnik-and-alan-at-webr-1997During the last 11 days, we’ve brought you command performances of Lefty’s 1997 appearance on the old, weekly Pure Pop Radio show, during which he performed live in the studio, and Lefty and Zeek’s appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, during which the duo chronicled their adventures recording Studio 2 in London’s famous Abbey Road studios. And don’t forget those Weeklings Double Shots that were rocking the airwaves every hour during the marathon!

the-weeklings-cassetteWe also ran a contest: Up for grabs were two Weeklings Prize Packs, containing the Studio 2 CD and the cassette version that features three, count ’em, three extra tracks–covers of the Beatles’ “It Won’t Be Long,” “All I’ve Got to Do,” and a screaming version of “I’m Down” that will leave you absolutely, positively breathless!

winnerWe’re pleased as Merseybeat punch to announce that James Rosen and Patricia Rossi are the winners of our latest contest. James and Patricia will each be receiving a Weeklings Prize Pack in the mail. Congratulations!

the-weeklings-on-abbey-roadThanks to everyone who entered. And extra-special thanks to the Weeklings–Glen “Lefty” Burtnik, Bob “Zeek” Burger, John “Rocky” Merjave, and Joe “Smokestack” Bellia–for making such great music. More contests are coming soon. Keep enjoying Pure Pop Radio, your original 24-hour source for the greatest melodic pop music in the universe! Listen online or on the go! And keep coming back to these pages for reviews of the latest and archival releases, articles, columns, and station updates.

Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio is the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. From the Weeklings to Dana Countryman, Pop 4, Tiny Volcano, and the Kurt Baker Combo, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Become a fifth Weekling by clicking on one of the listen links below.

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All You’ve Got to Do is Enter to Win Weeklings CDs and Cassettes, Morning, Noon and Night!

enter-to-winmic-small 10You could be the one, and you too! Enter below to win a Wonderful Weeklings Prize Pack, featuring the new Weeklings album, Studio 2, on both CD and cassette.

the-weeklings-studio-2-smallthe-weeklings-cassetteOn cassette? Yes, on cassette, and here’s why that’s a big deal: The cassette edition of Studio 2 features not one, not two, but three bonus tracks–three Beatles covers. Thrill to the Weeklings bashing through “It Won’t Be Long,” “All I’ve Got to Do,” and “I’m Down.” Particularly “I’m Down”!

enter-to-win-kidIt’s easy to enter. We’ve got two Wonderful Weeklings Prize Packs to give away. For this contest only, you can enter as many times as you want. Simply fill in the form below and be sure to type “Weeklings” in the Comment box and include your email address so we can get in touch with you if you’re one of the two winners. Enter by Thursday, November 17 at 12 noon ET. Good luck!

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the-weeklings-on-abbey-roadPure Pop Radio’s big-beat-o-riffic Eight Days a Weekling marathon continues through Friday, November 18, the day Studio 2 is released by Jem Records. Listen for Weeklings Double Shots every hour, featuring one Weeklings and one Glen “Lefty” Burtnik or Bob “Zeek” Burger tune. And don’t forget to listen tonight, November 9 at 8 pm ET for a rebroadcast of Lefty and Zeek’s recent appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation.

Pure Pop Radio is your 24-hour-a-day home for the most extensive Weeklings coverage on the Internet. We love the Weeklings. Stay tuned for more!

Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio is the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. From the Weeklings to Dana Countryman, Pop 4, Tiny Volcano, and Kurt Baker, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Become a fifth Weekling by clicking on one of the listen links below.

Listen to Pure Pop Radio on the go using your Android and iOS devices! Download Our Mobile App.

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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!

the-weeklings-studio-2-smallIt’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 compositions, take over the Pure Pop Radio airwaves beginning this Monday, November 7 at 6 am ET.  The Eight Days a Weekling marathon continues through Friday, November 18, the day that The Weeklings’ smashing new album, Studio 2, will be released. (Please join our Facebook event page by clicking here.)

What will you hear during the Eight Days a Weekling marathon? Here’s your official schedule; cut it out and affix it to your refrigerator and next to your Internet radio receptacle so you don’t miss a single moment:

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Pure Pop Radio’s Eight Days a Weekling Marathon Schedule:
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the-weeklings-on-abbey-roadBeginning this Monday, November 7 at 6 am ET, Glen Burtnik, Bob Burger, John Merjave and Joe Bellia, collectively known as the fabulous modern, Beatlesque beat combo The Weeklings will take over the Pure Pop Radio airwaves for a total of 11 toe-tapping days.

What will you be listening to, Weeklings wise? Here is everything you need to know:

* Monday, November 7, 6 am ET-Friday, November 18:
Weeklings Double Shots begin airing hourly, with one Weeklings track from either the band’s forthcoming album, Studio 2, or the debut, Monophonic, plus a solo song from either Glen Burtnik or Bob Burger

* Wednesday, November 9, approximately 12 noon ET:
Alan Haber’s in-depth review of The Weeklings’ Studio 2 album is posted on the Pure Pop Radio website (http://purepopradio.com)

glen-burtnik-and-alan-at-webr-1997* Wednesday, November 9, 9 pm ET:
Glen Burtnik’s 1997 in-studio session with Alan Haber on the old, weekly Pure Pop Radio show is heard for the first time in nearly 20 years! Includes two live acoustic performances by Glen and lively conversation

* Thursday, November 10, 8 pm ET:
Glen “Lefty” Weekling and Bob “Zeek” Weekling visit with Alan Haber on a repeat airing of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. The boys go in-depth on the recording of Studio 2 in Abbey Road’s Beatles sanctuary, and talk about a few of the album’s songs, which you’ll hear in glorious monophonic sound!

win* Friday, November 11, approximately 11:45 am ET:
Enter our Eight Days a Weekling contest to win Studio 2 CDs and an extra special surprise! Pure Pop Radio website link to follow.

 

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Don’t miss Pure Pop Radio’s Eight Days a Weekling marathon, beginning in just three days from now. Make a date for Monday, November 7 at 6:00 am ET. Remember…all you need is The Weeklings’ Studio 2 album, releasing on Friday, November 18 from Jem Records! And thanks for listening to your home for the greatest melodic pop music in the universe from the ’60 to today, Pure Pop Radio!

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Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio is the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. From the Weeklings to the Weeklings, the Weeklings, Glen Burtnik, Bob Burger, the Weeklings and the Weeklings, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Become a fifth Weekling by clicking on one of the listen links below.

Listen to Pure Pop Radio on the go using your Android and iOS devices! Download Our Mobile App.

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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.

We have three copies of Circles and Squares to give away. Simply fill in the form below and send it to us by this Thursday, October 20 at 12 noon ET. Don’t forget to include your email address and type “Circles and Squares” in the Comments box. Only one entry per person.

Enjoy listening to Seth Swirsky’s appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, and good luck on winning a copy of Circles and Squares.

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Win Nick Piunti’s Trust Your Instincts CD!

nick piunti - trust your instincts smallIt’s let’s-give-something-away time again here at Pure Pop Radio. We’ve got two sealed copies of Nick Piunti’s soon-to-be-released CD, Trust Your Instincts, in our hot little hands. They could be in yours. (See Alan’s review of this contender for best-of-the-year honors by clicking here.)

As usual, it’s easy to enter. Simply fill in the form that follows and send it on its way to us by this Friday, September 2, at 5 pm ET. Be sure to include your email address and type “Nick” in the comments field.

We’ll pick two winners, each of whom will get this CD on or about the release date, September 9, courtesy of Jem Records. You could be a winner. You, too! Enter today! And good luck!

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Win Tricia Countryman’s Sometimes When I’m Dreaming CD

tricia countryman march2016Tricia Countryman’s new solo album, Sometimes When I’m Dreaming…, is a wonderful, melodic treat. Produced by husband Dana Countryman, this is nothing less than a lovely musical journey built on classic song craft and Tricia’s golden voice.

You can win Tricia’s Sometimes When I’m Dreaming… CD by filling in the form below and sending it on to us by next Wednesday, July 20 at noon ET. (This is a new entry deadline; this contest was part of a story about this week’s specialty shows posted yesterday and may have been missed by some readers.)

Please enter only once, and don’t forget to include your email address and type “Tricia” in the Comment box. Good luck!

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Win One of Three Signed Copies of Dan Pavelich’s Lost Hits of the 80’s!

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Dan Pavelich

lost hits of the 80sIn conjunction with today’s exclusive interview with musician and cartoonist Dan Pavelich, whose ace album, Lost Hits of the 80’s, features songs styled as if they actually came from that decade and were recorded by bands that actually existed, we’re giving away three signed copies of the CD that’s sweeping the nation with big tunes, big hair and big synths.

Lost Hits of the 80’s plays like the fun soundtrack to a movie about a decade that produced good songs, and, it must be said, lots of big hair. Imagined groups, such as Atari Hand Cramp, Pest Control, and Asmatics UK, are brought to life with the help of such talented collaborators as Pop 4’s Andrea Perry, Lisa Mychols and the Well Wishers’ Jeff Shelton; highlights of the record include Redd Roxx’s poppy “No Regret,” sung by the Waking Hours’ Tom Richards; the steady, rocking “Camera Shy” by the Vaporizers; and the Images’ slowed down, impassioned take on the Romantics’ “Talking in Your Sleep,” the only cover on the album.

purepoplogoYou can win one of three copies of Lost Hits of the 80’s by filling in the form below and sending it on its merry way to us. Be sure to type your email address where noted, and type “The 80’s!” in the Comments box. Lots of typing, we know. As always, only one entry per person. Entries must be received here at Pure Pop Radio headquarters by next Tuesday, October 13, at 5 pm ET. Void where prohibited by hair stylists to the stars and beyond.

Good luck!

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Contest Update: Dana Countryman Pop 3 CD Giveaway Extended! You Can Still Win!

dana pop 3dana-pianoSince we’ve been off the grid, more or less, the last couple of weeks, we recognize that our latest contest, which looks to bestow upon four lucky winners a signed copy of Dana Countryman’s latest CD, Pop 3! Welcome to My Time Warp!, may have gotten lost in the shuffle of our inactivity.

So we’re extending the contest deadline to this coming Sunday, October 11, at 6 pm ET. All you have to do to enter is fill in the form below. Don’t forget to type your email address, and while you’re typing, be sure to put “Pop 3!” in the Comments box. That’s it. Send the form our way and, as they say, “You might win!”

As always, you must contend with the fine print: Only one entry per person. Entries must be received, as is noted above, by Sunday, October 11, at 6 pm ET. Void where prohibited by gumball drops and boxes of Yodels all stacked up neatly to the ceiling.

purepoplogoGood luck from your friends at Pure Pop Radio, the original 24-hour-a-day Internet radio station playing a steady, original stream of the greatest melodic pop music in the universe. Our playlist is now more than 7,600 songs strong, so you get the most variety of songs anywhere. Like us on Facebook and enjoy!

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Win Dana Countryman’s Pop 3! Welcome to My Time Warp!

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Dana Countryman

dana pop 3In conjunction with tonight’s brand-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation with Dana Countryman, rolling at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio, we’re giving away four copies of Dana’s new CD, Pop 3! Welcome to My Time Warp!

As always, it’s easy to enter. Simply fill in the form below; be sure to include your email address and type “Pop 3!” in the Comments box. Send your entry our way and that’s it. The Fine Print: Entries must be received by Friday, October 2 at 5 pm ET. Only one entry per person. Winners will be notified after October 2.

So, go on. Enter. Maybe you’ll be a winner. Fingers crossed! Good luck!

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We Have a Winner!

vanilla 2.0Put your hands and toes together for Steve Kutney, who is the winner of our Vanilla 2.0 contest. Congratulations! Your CD will be winging its way to you shortly.

Watch for more contests coming soon!

Alan Hpurepoplogoaber’s Pure Pop Radio is the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. From the Beatles to the Spongetones, the Nines, Kurt Baker, the Connection and the New Trocaderos, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Tune in by clicking on one of the listen links below.

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