I get a lot of emails from people asking, “Where do you find this music that you review? It’s not on my radio station?”
It is a mystery why melodic pop/power pop/pure pop is not more popular on today’s radio. And I won’t turn this into a diatribe against corporate radio, although it would be easy to go off on that tangent. To tell the truth, I don’t even listen to music on traditional radio.
Instead, I turn to Internet radio.
There are torch bearers across the country broadcasting the gorgeous strains of pop music artists wanting to be compared to the Beatles, Beach Boys and Big Star. And they’re hard to find. With the help of fellow power pop fan Elizabeth Racz, I’ve created a list of all these stations – a list that will give you what you need 24 hours a day.
(All times posted are Eastern Standard Time)
- Come to the Sunshine
Mondays from 6-8 p.m. (and podcast)
- Play me Some of That
- Poptopia Parkway
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
- Snap, Crackle, POP!
Friday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Pop Top – Radio Free Nashville
Friday, 6 p.m.
- Pop Garden Radio
Fridays at midnight
- Twirl Radio
Saturdays 7-9 p.m.
- The Time Machine with Michael McCartney
Saturday, 8 – 11 p.m.
- Power Pop Stew
Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. and 24/7
- Ice Cream Man Power Pop (podcast)
- Power Pop Portal – archives
- Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio
- Obvious Pop (podcast)