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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.

Rockin' Steady On Saturday, Earth Day.

Steve from Ohio joins the Snowman during the first hour tonight, and the focus is on happy, happenin' music from the 60's and 70's, especially selected to meet the approval of the hosts. You will like it, because it will be all good stuff. . On this show, we never say, anything goes. We dont' provide something for everybody. We provide the stuff we like best, and believe that people who like our music, will like our show too.

You're invited to an exploding party

Ah it’s a strange old thing, time. Even though it’s the 23rd of April at 2 Pm Eastern time, 7 PM in the UK, when Mushroom FM management gets so desperate for content that the Mosen Explosion comes on, it will in fact be the 24th of April in New Zealand.

It just so happens that the 24th of April will be exactly one year since my last birthday, so I guess that means it’s time for another one. And I couldn’t think of anything better to do than to get up very early on my birthday so I can have an on-air party with you in attendance.

Looking as good as we sound. Announcing our new logo

We love it when all the feedback comes in about how good Mushroom FM is sounding these days. Thank you.

And today, we're unveiling a shiny new logo that's worthy of our output.

Whenever we tweet and post to Facebook, and whenever you visit our website, you'll be greeted by our new logo, a stylish looking Mushroom FM with the two o's in Mushroom looking like button mushrooms. Yum!

Thanks to Steve, the sometimes sidekick for the Snowman, for lending his professional expertise.

French Composers continue to live on Viva

Hello all-
I hope you can join me on Sunday morning at 8am Eastern time or Tuesday at 8pm local time in New Zealand.
This week on Viva, the classical music show, we continue a journey begun last week with the work of Claude Debussy. French composers continue to live with recordings by Poulenc, Faure and Satie. As well as one big work by Debussy, Sonata for flute, viola and harp.

See you then.

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.

Right Back Where We Started From!

Hello Listeners

Sinitta who was after a ”Toy Boy” and a guy who was “So Macho” also released a cover of “Right Back Where We Started From” in the late 80s. This song is very fitting and it is great to be back with you all once again on the wonderful Mushroom FM!

I would love it if you could join me, Anne Cosgrove on Saturday at 4 pm eastern, that’s 9 pm in the UK for two hours of “Only the 80s”. As well as hearing fantastic music from this decade, I have so many features for you to enjoy, these include:

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.

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