It's a Loreena McKennitt Birthday extravaganza this Week on Come by the Hills!

Anyone who knows anything about me and my love for Celtic music will know that it all started when I heard the music of Canadian artist Loreena McKennitt back in my teens. If it hadn't been for her music, I likely would have enjoyed the Celtic music I heard, but would never have had the courage to try singing it for myself. I can't exactly say why this is, but it is. She was my doorway.

The lights are on at the Mushroom Cap Lounge!

Come join Jeff Molzow and Don Delorme tonight (Friday) as we finally open the doors at the Mushroom Cap Lounge. All the paint has dried, the chairs are down and the kegs are tapped. OK, more truthfully, we think we’ve overcome all our technical issues and most of the fires appear to be out. Come share in the Friday night fun that is always the Mushroom Cap Lounge. In our first hour, if you think you’ve got household repair problems, you might want to think twice about having your plumbing “Snaked” and we’ll find out what happens when Disney loses its head.

Waves Over the Sea Travels the Globe

Hello there listeners. Sabrina here from Kerry in Ireland. Just thought I’d drop you a wee sorry small (what’s happening to my words these days!) note to tell you about this week’s Waves Over the Sea with Gordon on Friday at 4 pm Eastern (that's 9 pm in Edinburgh and Dublin) repeated on Sunday at 1 am Eastern (that's 6 am where we are).

The Sara Hillis Show Gets a New Name!

It's still the same show: a great mix of music from the 50s through the 80s, and it's still on at the same time: noon and midnight Eastern from Monday to Friday, but it's getting a new name. As of this Monday, the Sara Hillis Show will be known simply as Sara Smiles. I've decided to stop taking myself so seriously and surrender to the truth that I do have a smiley sort of voice. So, don't worry if you hear a different promo or see a different title in the schedule. It's still me, only now, I'm officially smiling! And thanks to Hall and Oates, I even have a theme song! How exciting is this?

On Monday's Daily Fibre, I'm talking HomePod with David Woodbridge

The Daily Fibre is Mushroom FM’s technology magazine show. We have the latest tech news with some great music thrown in.

On Monday’s show, I’m talking with assistive technology expert David Woodbridge about Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker, which includes the VoiceOver screen reader. We’ll frankly discuss the device’s strengths and weaknesses compared with other options on the market.

We're Featuring Love this Week on Come by the Hills!

Since Valentine's Day is coming up in a few days, I thought we'd devote this week's Come by the Hills to music about love. There will be songs about romance, seduction, and even marriage. We won't have any of our usual features this week, just lots of music in honour of Valentine's Day. So if you're feeling romantic, tune in on Sunday night after The Early Years or on Friday morning following The Daily Fibre!

No Mushroom Cap Lounge tonight!

Unfortunately, we are still cleaning and painting here at the Mushroom Cap Lounge and the paint fumes are so strong... OK, we're still suffering through some digital disaster recovery here, so we have no way of producing the zainyness that is the Mushroom Cap Lounge tonight. Instead, we'll be running a replay of the Mushroom Munch. We look forward to opening our doors once again next Friday night, after we get done unpainting ourselves in a corner. We look forward to your patronage then.

No Mushroom Munch Today

Due to circumstances, way beyond our control, the Mushroom Munch will not be broadcast today. However, we will of course have some great musical memories to share with you, and hopefully will be back at our regular broadcast time tomorrow.

One half of Waves Over the Sea goes all Romantic

The Irish are well known for their passionate nature. This was easily demonstrated last Saturday by my co-host Sabrina when she lost all control, after some Irish boy kicked an oval shaped object over a bar in Paris. Heavens above you’ve never heard such screams, shouts and yelling! Lord help us if they go on to do the Grand Slam!

The Daily Fibre is spaced out

Every week day at 3 AM, and repeated at 3 Pm Eastern US time, Mushroom FM’s Daily Fibre keeps you on the cutting edge of technology news.

It’s only right, given the magnitude of our top story, that we’re devoting a little over half the programme to extensive coverage of the successful Spacex Falcon Heavy launch. It’s an incredible achievement and we’ll give you the facts, and on locations sounds of the big event.

iOS 11.3 beta 2 is out for developers, we look at some intriguing new things, including an audio demonstration of the new battery health feature.


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