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We're with U, our radiothon for Ukraine, available on-demand from the Mushroom FM website

On 16 April, the online blind community raised over 85,000 USD as we united for blind people in Ukraine, and those who have become refugees because of Russia's invasion.

We broadcast a concert for over 11 hours, in which we heard performances from more than 110 blind musicians and a few allies.

Listeners were in awe of the talent so generously donated by the performers. Many have asked if there might be an album. We would love to see this happen so we can raise even more money, please watch this space.

We're With U, and A Replay on the Replay, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Well, today's the day! We're With U, the virtual concert in support of blind Ukrainians, starts in just a few short hours at 2:00 PM Eastern. This means that there will be no Come by the Hills in its original time slot. However, where the replay should go, we'll have something from the archives from October 16, 2021. It will be our tribute to Paddy Moloney of the chieftains.

So, be sure to catch We're With U today at 2:00 PM Eastern, and check out Come by the Hills on Tuesday at 5:00 AM Eastern! Please give what you can to support the We're With U cause!

Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: The Ten Commandments.

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 movie The Ten Commandments from 1956.
The Ten Commandments is a 1956 American epic religious drama film produced, directed, and narrated by Cecil B. DeMille, shot in VistaVision (colour by Technicolor), and released by Paramount Pictures.

Blind Ukrainians need our help. Join us this weekend for our We're with U radiothon. #BlindWithU

This Saturday at 2 PM North American Eastern time, 7 PM in the UK, 8 PM in Ukraine, 1800 UTC, which equates to Sunday at 6 AM in New Zealand, 4 AM Eastern Australia time, Mushroom FM will be broadcasting We’re with U, a benefit concert for blind people still in Ukraine and those who are now refugees.

It's rare, it's live, it's a live, rare Mosen Explosion on Thursday

Remember those weekends long ago, where there would be a live Mosen Explosion?

Well, my schedule doesn't allow for that very much, but I will be on the air live on Thursday between 1 and 3 Pm Eastern, 6 and 8 PM UK. Thanks to Sara for letting me borrow an hour of her replay slot.

The Flamingos part 1 – 1953-54 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.

Deep Dive meets a smooth operator

This week on Deep Dive we enjoy the mellifluous voice of African-English singer Sade. We hear that love is king, are by your side and meet that smooth operator. Her talent has been enjoyed for many years.

Tune in at 4 PM Eastern Monday, which is now 6 AM Tuesday in Eastern Australia. Or at 6 AM Eastern Wednesday, which is 8 PM in Eastern Australia. Simply command your SmartSpeaker to play Mushroom FM and you will be whisked there.

Mushroom FM, home of the fun guys.

Once More with Feeling, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello! Sara Hillis here to tell you what's coming up this week on Come by the Hills! This time, it's an encore presentation (which is just a snobbish way of saying rerun) of this year's Robby Burns Day special. So there'll be lots of scottish tunes and tales for your enjoyment! I hope you will find it fun while I deal with this very obnoxious weather-related headache that has descended upon me over the past few days, and I thank you for your patience and indulgence!

Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: La La Land, and Moonlight.

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 La La Land from 2016, and Moonlight from 2016.
La La Land is a 2016 American musical romance film written and directed by Damien Chazelle.
It stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a struggling jazz pianist and an aspiring actress, respectively, who meet and fall in love while pursuing their dreams in Los Angeles.

Marvin Phillips 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.
Marvin Phillips is important to post WWII rhythm & blues, because he, along with Jesse Belvin, helped to popularize the R&B duo.
Jesse and Marvin scored an enormous hit in 1952 with the ballad, “Dream Girl,” thus paving the way for future R&B duos like Shirley & Lee, Gene & Eunice, Robert & Johnny, Don & Dewey and Marvin’s own, Marvin & Johnny.

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