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Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Rain Man and Ghostbusters.

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 Rain Man from 1988 and Ghostbusters from 1984.
Rain Man is a 1988 American road comedy-drama film directed by Barry Levinson, from a screenplay written by Barry Morrow and Ronald Bass.

The Flamingos part 2 – 1954-56 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.
The “Juke In The Back” jumps and grooves this week as Matt The Cat presents part 2 of a three part feature on The Flamingos, one of the most influential and best remembered vocal groups of the 1950s.

Deep Dive gets rickrolled

This week on Deep Dive we enjoy the powerful voice of UK singer Rick Astley. We hear that he's never gonna give you up, that he has angels on his side, and that she wants to dance with me. And of course, we hear about Rickrolling. What is Rickrolling you ask? Well, you'll have to tune in to find out.

You can hear deep dive at 4 PM Eastern Monday, which is 6 AM Tuesday in eastern Australia. Alternatively, you can listen at 6 AM Eastern Wednesday, which is 8 PM in eastern Australia. Simply say to that smart speaker of yours to play mushroom FM, and you will be right there.

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.

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