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Deep Dive meets sweet Caroline

This week on Deep Dive we enjoy the excellent voice and great songwriting skills of Neil Diamond. We meet Cracklin' Rosie, here a song sung blue, and play me.

Tune in at 4 PM Eastern Monday, 6 AM in Eastern Australia. Or at 6 AM Eastern Wednesday, 8 PM in Eastern Australia. We are coming into that weird time-changing part of the year, so watch your times in the next few weeks. I'll try to keep up but I have been known to get it wrong. Just say Play Mushroom FM to your SmartThing and you will be there.

Dinah Washington, part 1 – 1943-46 today 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.
Dinah Washington was more than just the “Queen of The Jukeboxes,” “Queen Of The Blues” and any other prestigious but vacant title you could pin on her.
Dinah was the real deal. As one of the best selling artists of the 20th Century, Dinah was no pop sensation or flash in the pan. She was a consummate artist, who developed a playful, yet serious style of phrasing all her own.

Sunday's nearly here, so there's plenty of great kids' songs and stories on Small World, only on Mushroom Escape

It’s Jonathan Mosen back with another edition of Small World, the kids’ programme for the whole family. This week, depending on where you live in this small world of ours, there is one very important thing you might need to know. In New Zealand, and possibly some other countries in this part of the world, the clocks are springing forward. That means that for those whose clocks are going ahead by an hour, the show will start one hour later than before.

A Definitive Visit with Loreena McKennitt, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello! Sara Hillis here, and I'm beyond excited about this week's episode of Come by the Hills, Mushroom FM's Folk and Celtic music show! Against the odds of Covid-related delays and any number of other shipping problems, my copy of Loreena McKennitt's thirtieth-anniversary commemorative boxed set of The Visit, the Definitive Edition arrived at my door on the day of its release! So, as a result, the show I had planned to mark this occasion for the first or second week of October is now less than twenty-four hours away!

How it all began five years ago tomorrow on The Early Years!

After you've enjoyed Come By The Hills with Sara Hillis, tomorrow afternoon from 02:00 to 05:00, don't touch that dial, device, PC, Mac or smart speaker and join me in The Early Years where and when 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.
That's what I say in 2021 but that's not what I said five years ago tomorrow, Sept. 25, 2016. Then, I said this.

Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Sleepers and Sixteen Candles.

From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 4pm Saturday in NZ, 2pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movies Sleepers from 1996 and Sixteen Candles from 1984.
Sleepers is a 1996 American legal crime drama film written, produced, and directed by Barry Levinson, and based on Lorenzo Carcaterra's 1995 book of the same name.

Dinah Washington, part 1 – 1943-46 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.
Dinah Washington was more than just the “Queen of The Jukeboxes,” “Queen Of The Blues” and any other prestigious but vacant title you could pin on her.
Dinah was the real deal. As one of the best selling artists of the 20th Century, Dinah was no pop sensation or flash in the pan. She was a consummate artist, who developed a playful, yet serious style of phrasing all her own.

Deep Dive visits secret gardens

This week on Deep Dive we discover which fun guy loves Judy Collins. We look from both sides now, here about when I go, and learn when to send in the clowns. Judy Collins is a wonderful talent with a long career so there is much to choose from.

Join me, and the other fun guy, at 4 PM Eastern Monday, which is 6 AM Tuesday in Eastern Australia. Or at 6 AM Eastern Wednesday, which is 8 PM in Eastern Australia. Just walk up to your SmartSpeaker of choice and say commandingly, play Mushroom FM and you will be there.

Ike Turner today 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.

Sunday is nearly here, so that means another Small World only on Mushroom Escape

It’s Jonathan Mosen back with another edition of Small World, the kids’ programme for the whole family. I’ve delved into our huge Small World…or is it small huge world??? No, no, it’s definitely huge Small World collection, and I have another two great hours of family entertainment for you.

You’ll hear the classics fiddled with like you’ve never heard them fiddled with before.

I’ll play you a couple of bedtime stories, but you have to promise me to try not to fall asleep or I’ll get lonely!

We meet a whale who has some big and unusual dreams.

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