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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.

More Celtic Music This Week on Come By The Hills!

Come By The Hills is coming your way again this week with three more hours of the best in Celtic music from around the world. We'll have a good selection of jigs and reels, a balad or two, an amazing Celtic harp experience, and a "Celtic Cover" which is recycled but which is no less interesting for that.

So if it's Celtic music you crave, tune into Mushroom FM on Sunday night at 8:00 PM Eastern for Come By The Hills! The show is replayed every week on Friday morning at 4:00 AM Eastern, 9:00 AM in the UK and Ireland.

Jimmy Liggins this week on The Juke in the Bac,

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.

Come Laugh With Me

It's been a very rough week for many of us on a personal level, and certainly there is considerable international tension these days. With all that happening, perhaps more than ever, now, we need a smile, not to minimize the hurt that's so prevalent these days, but rather just to help us cope with situations most of us can't even begin to comprehend.

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