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Ecl ectism on Viva

Hello all-
This is Mara Kelland and I'm here to share with you the eclectic nature of classical music on Viva this week.

The show airs as always at 8am Sunday [US Eastern] or replays on Tuesday at 9pm in New Zealand.

This week we have music by Debussy, Britten, Rutter, Purcell and Morley [a very special madrigal for the month of May.] Also as spring is here we have a piece from Copland's Appalachian Spring.

I hope you will join me!

We're Celebrating May Day this week on Come by the Hills!

As Monday is May 1, I thought we'd pay some attention to that fact in fine Celtic fashion on Come by the Hills. May Day or May-time was for a long time in European history associated with the end of planting and the beginning of summer. yes, summer used to begin much earlier than June 21, which is why that date is still known as Midsummer's Day in England. The Equinoxes and Solstices used to mark the mid-points, rather than the beginnings of seasons. So, May 1 was the beginning of summer in the old agricultural calendar.

Mayday, Mayday, Mayhem, it's The Mosen Explosion

Mayday Mayday Mayday! That’s what I say.

Sam Britton Joins The Snowman

This week, on SnowWhiteFM, Saturday evening, the first hour will feature a lively and thoughtful conversation with Sam Britton, owner and operator of Missouri Liberty Radio. Sam is a bright guy, with a lot of good insight. And, when he and the Snowman join up in conversation, lots of thought provoking things tend to come up. And, whatever is being discussed, multiple sides of that issue will be considered. And, the Twitter connection will be open, so you can chime in. Not only that, but there will also be plenty of good time music of the 60's and 70's to go along with it.

Aladdin Records part 3 this week on The Juke In The Back

The Juke In The Back” focuses on the “soul that came before rock n’ roll,” the records that inspired Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and countless others.

Hear some of the new Sgt Pepper Mixes early, on today's Richter Scale

On 26 May, The Beatles will be releasing new mixes of their iconic Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. It's one of the most iconic, influential albums of the 20th century, so understandably, there is huge excitement about the new mixes.

Today on the Richter Scale, we've got our hands on some of those mixes, and we're going to play them for you, almost a month ahead of their official release. A couple are from the remixed official album, others are out-takes that will be released as part of the deluxe edition.

One of the best oldies shows around, Treasure Island Oldies, comes to Mushroom FM

In 1997, a talented broadcaster with an encyclopedic knowledge of oldies music had a bold idea. He decided to start an oldies show that would be available on the Internet. If you were listening to streaming radio back then, you'll remember the very grainy, digital sound. But people listened anyway, because the show was that good.

Almost exactly 20 years to the day that the first show aired, we're proud to announce that Treasure Island Oldies with Michael Godin comes to the home of the fun guys.

Thursday night on A Cuppa At The Mosens, accessibility, the carrot and the stick

Jonathan and Bonnie Mosen are talking accessibility this week on A Cuppa at the Mosens, Mushroom FM’s live global call-in show looking at issues from a blindness perspective.

Haven’t we come a long way in a short time? The difference that accessible technology has made in our lives over the last 25 years is staggering.

A birthday present begins tonight on The Early Years on Mushroom FM

When you hear the dying strains of Van Halen's Happy Trails signalling the end of The birthday edition of the Mosen Explosion, don't touch your PC, your mobile device or your internet radio and join me in The Early Years because the birthday celebration continues.
Hello, I'm Steve Cutway. Before talking about tonight's show, I'd like to thank Mushroom FM fun guy, Bruce Toews, for filling in during my two week absence. I will be doing the same thing for him on Funny Fridays in May.

It's Another Episode of Come By The Hills!

I forgot to blog last week, but now that there's a lovely description of Come By The Hills in the schedule, I think I need to be extra vigilant from now on.

We've got an interesting song in "Celtic Covers" this week which, though often thought of as traditional, was written in the 20th century and whose tune has an interesting classical connection! I picked it at random because I had two versions of the song, and then I googled it and all this interesting information came out. I love it when that happens.

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