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Aladdin Records part 2 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.

The Richter Scale, Starting This Friday!

There are many great Rock Bands whose first albums are widely considered to be their best. Meat Loaf’s Bat out of Hell, The Doors’ eponymous album, Guns N' Roses’ Appetite for Destruction, etc. All these artists had more hits, but they never quite reached the lofty peaks they summited with their debut albums.

This Friday you can tune into the very first episode of The Richter Scale, Live on Mushroom FM. Will this be the best episode of The Richter Scale there will ever be? Gee, I sure hope not, but it’s probably worth tuning in just in case.

On A Cuppa at the Mosens, have your say on parenting when blind

It’s the most important job anyone can have, and, blind or not, there is no shortage of tips, tricks and opinions on how to do it right.

Recently, we featured a blind parents’ panel discussion on a highly-downloaded episode of The Blind Side Podcast. On that podcast, we promised an episode of A Cuppa at the Mosens, where listeners could phone in and share their experiences of being a blind parent. That episode is this week.

Don't miss all the great new shows coming to Mushroom FM

Introduction from Jonathan Mosen

In the middle of August 2016, Mushroom FM switched to a format showcasing what in my view are the best four decades for popular music, the 1950s through to the 1980s.

As someone who has been a program director and commercial radio, I know that format changes are risky. Then again, I've learned that most of the truly significant things in life can't be had without risk.

It’s Easter Time in the Shed.

Please join me from 11pm Eastern tonight, that’s 3pm Sunday in New Zealand and 4am in the UK.
No Triple Threat or Live and Loud segment this week.
Instead, like last Easter, I’ll be playing the entire Jesus Christ Superstar .
To contact the show e-mail: anthony at mushroomfm dot com
Or find me on Twitter: @kiwisnake
Look forward to seeing ya in just over an hour!

On the Mosen Explosion, the biggest explosion of them all

What a blast it was to receive such a positive response to last week’s show which celebrated the great Tom Lehrer’s 89th birthday. And yes, I use the word “blast” in the context of this promo most deliberately! It’s nice to know so many of the Mushroom Crowd appreciates his irreverent humour and wit, along with his musical and literary genius.

One of the songs we played on last week’s show is an old favourite of mine, a song about nuclear annihilation done in the style of a rousing gospel hymn, called “We will all go together when we go”.

Debussy Is Living on Viva: The Classical Music show!

Hello all, this week on Viva at 8am Eastern on Sunday or 4am Eastern on Tuesday we take an in-depth look at the music of Claude Debussy ]1862-1918].

We hear his impressions of the sea [La Mer] and of young children. And his nocturnes from 1899.
Join me on Viva, the classical music show here on MushroomFM.

The Snowman Celebrates Easter Eve

This Saturday evening, on SnowWhiteFM, it is Easter Eve, and we're celebrating the occasion.

Calling Names in The Shed.

If you’ve been listening to the Shed over the last three weeks, either live or via the replay, you’ll be aware of a discussion we’ve been having.
We’ve been talking about songs with people’s names in the title.
Things like, ‘The Wind cries Mary’ or ‘Daniel’, just to name a couple.
As promised, from 11pm Eastern tonight, that 4am Sunday in the UK and 3Pm Sunday here in good old New Zealand, we will be featuring songs with people’s names somewhere in the title.

This week on The Mosen Explosion, happy birthday Tom Lehrer

One of my favourite satirists and comedians of all time, Tom Lehrer, blows out 89 candles on the 9th of April.

Tom Lehrer wrote songs when it interested him, and didn’t when it didn’t. This means that his total body of work is small, but the quality is absolutely superb.

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