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Celebrating Ringo Starr's 76th birthday today

One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Ringo Starr, was born 76 years ago today. That sure is worthy of celebration.

Join me, Jonathan Mosen, right after Steve Cutway at 6 Pm Eastern, 11 PM UK, as for two hours we say happy birthday to Ringo. The first hour, our regular 60s slot, features nothing but music by The Beatles, particularly songs where Ringo sang lead vocals. Other tracks we'll play showcase his skills as the best rock drummer.

In my second hour, where we're stuck in the 70s, we'll draw from Ringo's well known and lesser-known 70s track.

Living it up in the shed.

That certainly wasn’t the case last weekend, however from 11PM Eastern tonight, I’m making up for lost time.
Four hours of music from 4am Sunday in the UK, and 3PM Sunday here in good old New Zealand.
You’ll hear about my week, in particular what happened to me last weekend.
The triple threat is back, and so is the Live and Loud segment.
You can also get your requests in, in fact the more you request the less random my choices become.
Just simply e-mail: anthony at mushroomfm dot com
Or hit me up on Twitter: @kiwisnake

Eye Eye Eye? Another Mosen Explosion's coming up.

If you were listening to last week's show, or indeed some of my new week-day shows here on the 'Shroom, you will have heard that I have been stricken, stricken I tell you, but this crazy eye pain. It's not a common thing for me at all, and I don't like it, because it seems ridiculous to be pained by an organ that's totally dysfunctional and useless, because that makes me feel dysfunctional and useless.

It's a red, white, and blue Bonair

It’s a red, white, and blue Bonair—Saturday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. here on mushroomfm.com and in all your favourite music apps. As it’s the Fourth of July weekend in the States, we’ll have the usual Bonnie banter, talk about how to grill the perfect hamburger and hot dog, and play songs with red, white, or blue in the artist or song title along with other groovy grilling party tunes. So grab a cold one, and join this expat for two hours of great music and musing. If you’d like to contact the show, email bonnieatmushroomfm.com or tweet @bonniemosen.

It's easier than ever to broadcast with us. An audio demo explains

Have you heard all of the cool new shows coming from our Mushroom Pot yet? It’s entering week three of service today. Based on measurements of traffic to our servers, it seems that many of you have discovered all the great new shows, and are listening longer. Thank you so much.

Announcing the departure of Brian Hartgen

Hi everyone, it's with sadness but grateful thanks for his immense contribution that I advise the Mushroom FM family that Brian Hartgen has resigned from Mushroom Fm to pursue other projects. This is a totally amicable parting and we wish him all the best for the future.

The Mosen Explosion in interesting times

When the Mosen Explosion goes to air this week, it'll be the 26th in our official time zone of US Eastern. But in little old New Zealand, it will be bright and early on the 27th. And by an incredible co-incidence, the 27th of June is the wedding anniversary of two regular contributors to the show. Remarkable how these things happen, eh? Bonnie is celebrating a wedding anniversary, which no doubt she will talk about in her Bonnie bulletin, and so too am I. How cool is that?

Farewell and thanks to jeremy Hartley

Sadly, for health and other personal reasons, Jeremy feels unable to continue to produce Say it with Jazz at the moment.

Those of us who've been loyal fans of Say It With Jazz have immense admiration for Jeremy's meticulous research and extremely high standard of presentation.

We'll miss having him around, and hope that his circumstances will allow him to join us again in future. We're glad he intends being a regular listener to the 'Shroom, so we'll all be able to keep in touch. Thanks Jeremy for your great contribution.

Program Reorganization

The Snowman Radio airs Saturday evening, from 8 to 11 PM eastern time.
As the program has developed, it has split into two major segments; one that is more focused on talk,and the other focused on the music. But, the talk segment has been in the middle of the program, dividing two major music segments.
My friend Steve has been joining me in the middle hour.
For some time now, I have had concern about how to satisfy what I see as two distinct audience segments, the talkers who aren't into the music, and those who don't want to hear all that talk.

Will you join me in the shed?

It’s less than an hour away!
11pm Eastern, or 4am Sunday in the UK, or 3Pm Sunday here in New Zealand.
I’ll be opening the doors once more, with a four hour journey of music, and plenty of listener interaction ahead.
The triple threat and live and loud segments are back, and of course requests are welcome.
Just e-mail anthony at mushroomfm dot com
Or find me on Twitter: @kiwisnake
Look forward to seeing ya!

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