Hey! Santa Claus: R&B Christmas, Part 1 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 countdown to the Countdown, what's up with this virtual party thing?

There’s still time to vote in Mushroom FM’s holiday countdown and to receive an invitation to our Christmas party. But time is running out rapidly with votes closing at the end of Friday 20 December Eastern US time.

IN this series over the last couple of days, we’ve discussed the process of making the list, checking it at least twice, and choosing the selections we’ll play this Sunday starting at 9 AM Eastern based on your votes.

The countdown to the Countdown, how we choose what we play

You have until midnight US Eastern time this Friday to cast your votes in Mushroom FM’s holiday countdown and receive an invitation to our CHristmas party where we play the top 100 on 22 December.

From a listener’s perspective, you may think that this show would be an easy one for the fun guys to prepare for. After all, the listeners are in charge of what songs make the chart, so that’s the music taken care of, right? Well, it’s not quite that simple.

The countdown to the countdown, how your votes are recorded

Voting closes in Mushroom Fm's holiday countdown and Christmas party this Friday at midnight US Eastern time. If you haven't voted yet, it's an accessible process that won't take you too long. Visit

Our holiday countdown and Christmas party's a tradition we've run for some years now. Our aim is that for you, participation is easy, festive and fun. But there's a lot going on behind the scenes.

New Music from Judy Collins, Canadian Band The Dardanelles and Festive Fun with a Wintry Theme, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Yes, we're back live this week with another edition of Come by the Hills. Join me tonight at 8:00 PM Eastern for new music from Judy Collins--yes, you heard it right!--, music from Newfoundland Folk band The Dardanelles by listener request, and more festive favourites with a wintry theme as we are approaching the official beginning of Northern Hemisphere Winter. We'll also have Tolkien-themed music from me featuring the Celtic harp, and of course we'll have a great time as always.

The Duke/Peacock Records Story 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 music does most of the talking, tonight on The Depths.

Greetings fellow music travelers. I have been ill all week, so this weeks journey through The Depths will feature a lot less of me, and a lot more of the progressive FM rock music mix that makes your ears jump for joy.

You will hear the intriguing story about the KISS song, "Beth" and how it tangentially ties KISS to Bob Seger.

This is definitely four hours of late night musical goodness that will make your headphones happy.

Our musical journey begins promptly at 11:00 PM eastern, 8:00 PM, immediately following The Snowman.

"Seconds" continues this week on The Early Years!

After you've enjoyed the tech talk and Christmas music on The Mosen Explosion, don't touch that virtual dial and join me for The Early Years where you'll hear the best music from Rock and Roll's Golden Age (its first quarter century) with an occasional nod to other decades and genres and no Christmas music until next week.

Hark! Lock it in and hark to the Mosen Explosion while doing your civic duty

Dude! I mean, … … dude! We are getting inexorably closer to the moment where the big fat fellow comes down the chimney, leaves you toys and rinks the beer you left out for him. Dude! So there’s plenty of festive fun to be had on this week’s edition of The Mosen Explosion.

That means we are getting even closer to votes closing in this year’s Mushroom FM holiday countdown and Christmas party. All you have to do to score yourself a much sought-after invitation to said party is cast your vote for your top 10 holiday songs. Hurry!

Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: White Christmas

Only on Mushroom escape:
From this Saturday at 2am Eastern, that’s 8pm Saturday in NZ, 6pm in Sydney and 7am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day , it’s the described movie White Christmas from 1954.


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