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Echo Valley is a free, just for fun, radio show that celebrates bubblegum pop music from the 1960's and 1970's.
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Thursday, June 10, 2021

EV156 (S7E6) Celebrate Summer

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Cool off with an hour of bubblegum music! We fondly remember the 1976 John Davidson summer TV series! A dramatic reading of an Archies comic book about protesting the Vietnam War! Is there such a thing as country western bubblegum? Plenty of summer bubblegum pop from The Wombles, T-Rex, The Beach Boys, The Archies, The Partridge Family, The Captain and Tennille, The Cuff Links, Jeff Barry, Mungo Jerry, Jerry Reed, Rainbow Ship, Edison Lighthouse, and Sparks!

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

EV155 (S7E5) Whatever Happened to Sailor Girl?

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Kid Bubblegum wants more love songs! A dramatic reading about Mackenzie Phillips from One Day at a Time who then sings a beautiful song! Elton John covers a bubblegum classic! The Cowsills cover a bubblegum classic! Great bubblegum pop from The Jackson 5, Daddy Dewdrop, Spinach, Everyday Hudson, Danny Bonaduce, The Ohio Express, The Archies, Elephant's Memory, Dolenz, Jones, Boyce and Hart, Bobby Sherman, The Banana Splits and Dave Antrell!

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

EV154 (S7E4) Slow Dancin’

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Let's read about the new fall season (1968)! Kid Bubblegum has requested more slow dance songs! A double bubble from Bubbles! A David Soul duet with Bobby Sherman! What's the deal with all those rapid fire 1/8th notes! A ton of bubblegum fun from The Ohio Express, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Osmonds, Cheryl Ladd, Tommy James and the Shondells, The Harlem Globetrotters, Chris Montez, The Music Explosion, Bubbles, Jorge, ABBA, David Soul, Johnny Rivers, Rex Smith, The Innocence, and Sight and Sound!

Saturday, April 10, 2021

EV153 (S7E3) My Kind of Music


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This hour of bubblegum pop features songs we've never played before! A dramatic reading from an Adam-12 novel! Why is poet Rod McKuen trying to be a rock star? A dance to learn and do from The Archies! Who is the mysterious Bo Cooper? Great bubblegum music from Marzipan, The Matchmakers, The McCoys, The Status Cymbal, Andy Kim, The Archies, Beano, Bobby Sherman, The Peppermint Rainbow, Keith Collie, Charles Penrose, The Sugar Bears, Jack Wild, The Shadows of Knight, Children of Prague, Bo Cooper, The Magic Lanterns and Rod McKuen!

Sunday, February 21, 2021

EV152 (S7E2) I Can Count on You

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Bubblegum and Coca-Cola! A dramatic reading from a candystriper novel! So many bubblegum songs teach us to count! A double bubble from the Bay City Rollers! So much groovy bubblegum pop from The Ohio Express, The DeFranco Family, The Monkees, The American Breed, Paul Davis, Ricky Segall and The Segalls, The Vocal Majority, Tri-Cycle, The Brady Bunch, The New Seekers, The Gloomys, ABBA, Aleesia, and April and Ian Douglas!

Sunday, January 17, 2021

EV151 (S7E1) A Taste of Honey

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Season 7 starts off with a great burst of sweet flavor! An educational reading from the YMCA about the proper etiquette of petting! We learn about the best songwriter you've never heard of- Marty Cooper! A scarcity from little Ronnie Dante! Rare bubblegum from Giorgio! A solid hour of bubblegum fun with music from The Magid Triplets, John Fred and his Playboy Band, The Archies, The Ohio Express, Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra, The Kids from C.A.P.E.R., Giorgio Moroder, Johnny Whitaker, The Inconceivables, The Brady Kids, Brian Hyland, Marty Cooper, The Strange Brothers Show, Ronnie Dante, The Peppermint Rainbow, The Osmonds and Junction!

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

EV150 (S6E20) Echo Valley Top 40

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Casey Kasem and Professor Bubblegum count down the all-time 40 most-played songs ever on Echo Valley! A special two-hour celebration just in time for Christmas! What is the most played song ever?! (Not to be a tease, but it's not what you think!) You can expect to hear great bubblegum pop from folks like The Archies, The Monkees, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, The Banana Splits, The Ohio Express, The 1910 Fruitgum Company, and many more!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

EV149 (S6E19) Life is a Winner

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It's the Season 6 finale! Was the Share the Gum campaign a success? Kid Bubblegum has been crunching the numbers and we will see if Echo Valley has been saved! While we are waiting for his report, we enjoy two, count 'em, two bubblegum songs from movie star Kurt Russell! A dramatic reading of an Annette Funnicello mystery adventure! We learn a bit about Tony Ronald! Great bubblegum music from The Clinger Sisters, The Strangeloves, The Cattanooga Cats, The Partridge Family, Middle of the Road, Annette Funnicello, The Cowsills, Ray Chaffin, Bobby Sherman, Cellophane Mop, The Brady Bunch, Ricky Shane and The Drifters!

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

EV148 (S6E18) All Together Now

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Kid Bubblegum is all about working together for the common good! A rare double-bubble of Rick Springfield AND an even rarer triple-play of The Groovie Goolies! A lesson on diversity from Herman Munster! A dramatic reading of a Jimmy Olsen comic book wherein he becomes the "Red-Headed Beatle of 1,000 B.C."! Barbie and her cool color doll friends sing! And plenty of super chewy bubblegum pop music from Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Munsters, The Hot Wheels, The Captain and Tennille, The Beatles, Bobby Sherman, Barbie, Christie & Theresa, The War Babies, Paul Davis, Up 'n Adam, Josie and the Pussycats, and Ellie Greenwich!

Sunday, May 24, 2020

EV147 (S6E17) I Can’t Wait Till Tomorrow

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The winners of the Share the Gum Contest are announced! We learn Echo Valley's town motto! A dramatic reading of letters to The Monkees written by ten year-old girls! Did you know there's a poem inscribed on the wall of the Bubblegum Room in the Echo Valley library? Who or what are or is Crabby Appleton!? What became of the Banana Splits horror movie? All this and a whole lot more including oodles of bubblegum pop from The Fifth Estate, The Banana Splits, Union Express, Partridge Family, Crabby Appleton, Judd, Giorgio, The Monkees, The Furnacemen, The Cuff Links, The Simple Image, The Fun and Games Commission, Josie and the Pussycats, William Shakespeare, The Archies and Magpie Stump!

Thursday, May 7, 2020

EV146 (S6E16) Time to Go Home

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Home is where the gum is, so let's go home! Who are Chee Chee and Peppy and what do their pet dogs have to say about it! Fake Jan's best song ever! A song just for us from Echo Valley's favorite elementary teacher! A look at the complete Beaver Cleaver songbook! A dramatic reading from a Leave it to Beaver book written by Beverly Cleary! Plenty of rare bubblegum pop from The Ohio Express, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Jack Wild, The Hudson Brothers, Spider-Man, The Orlons, Beaver and the Trappers, Geri Reischel, Smoke, Slim Goodbody and Friends, Ronnie and Dirt Riders, Rejoice! and Miss Abrams & The Strawberry Point 4th Grade Class!

Sunday, April 19, 2020

EV144 (S6E14) Happy Days

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Happy to share what we share. Happy to know we will always be here.

EV145 (S6E15) Escape to Echo Valley

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Whatever is going on in the rest of the world, it's always safe and sweet in Echo Valley! Which bands did a 1973 British fan magazine annual proclaim as the most popular in the world? Take a closer look at the twin Williams Brothers! Learn more about the career of Gene Pitney! Hear the quintessential bubblegum song, probably for the first time, from a band we know nothing about! Enjoy plenty of super healthy bubblegum music from The Archies, Bobby Sherman, The Captain and Tennille, Giorgio, The Monkees, Banaroo, The Brady Kids, The Cuff Links, The New Seekers, The Bourbon Family, The Safety Patrol, Jerry and the Cracks, and the Hot Chocolate Music Company Ltd.!

Sunday, March 1, 2020

EV143 (S6E13) Lou Christie

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A closer look at bubblegum great Lou Christie! A dramatic reading of a Brady Bunch comic book! An exclusive new bubblegum tribute song from Rich Kid Expre$$! We remember bubblegum enthusiast Bennie D. Ketron! And, oh yea, a reminder about  the Share the Gum contest!! You can win a piece of bubblegum history! Plenty of great bubblegum pop from the Ohio Express, The Brady Kids, The Love Affair, the 1910 Fruitgum Company, Rich Kid Expre$$, The Rich Kids, The Rubettes and The Hollies!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

EV142 (S6E12) Share the Gum

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Have you heard about the contest!? The Bubblegum Board of Directors has a plan to save Echo Valley and it's all about YOU! Spread the word! Share the gum! Win unbelievably wonderful collectibles from the Echo Valley Archives! Hand-picked by Kid Bubblegum! Details are in this episode! A focus on Wesley Eure from Land of the Lost and a dramatic reading of a Land of the Lost Golden Book! Songs you've never heard from Bobby Sherman and The Original Caste and Octopus and The Pastors! Plenty of great bubblegum music from The Osmonds, The Partridge Family, The Ohio Express, The Newbeats, Niagara, The Next Five, The Tricycles and The Kids from Fame!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

EV141 (S6E11) We Wish You a Bubblegum Christmas

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Time for the 9th Annual Echo Valley Christmas Special! Discover the bubblegum in an Andy Williams TV Christmas special! A dramatic reading from an Archies Christmas comic classic! A joyful sad Christmas song marathon! Strange Christmas gum from Mae West! Plenty of thematically appropriate bubblegum from The Partridge Family, Marty Wilde, Claudine Longet, The Osmonds, Pink Floyd, Bobby Sherman, Bobby Goldsboro, Herman's Hermits, Banaroo, The Twistin' Kings, The Archies, The Christmas Spirit, Gary US Bonds, Lise Miller, The Wombles, and the 1910 Fruitgum Company!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

EV140 (S6E10) Save Echo Valley

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Meet the Bubblegum Board of Directors who are trying to save Echo Valley! Professor Bubblegum and all of Echo Valley are upbeat and optimistic, just like bubblegum pop itself. Music about, by, and inspired by the Board of Directors, including Kid Bubblegum's favorite song ever! A dramatic reading of a Josie and the Pussycats children's book! Do you know Barbie's last name? Plenty of great bubblegum music by The Archies, Barbie, The Brady Kids, Giorgio Moroder, Wind (with Tony Orlando), Proud Mary, Josie and the Pussycats, The Comix, The Pipkins, and Bruce Roberts!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

EV139 (S6E9) Kid Bubblegum and the Time Machine

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TV GUIDE Close up: This special dramatic episode of Echo Valley, the bubblegum music podcast, airs without a laugh track and with limited commercial interruption. The cast includes Professor Bubblegum and Kid Bubblegum.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

EV138 (S6E8) Don’t Forget the Gum

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The old Professor is getting a bit forgetful, but we still get a good hour of bubblegum pop music! A dramatic reading from a Banana Splits comic book! Some nice words from Jimmy Osmond! An early rarity from Tommy Boyce! A recent rarity from Micky Dolenz! Plenty of jolly good gummy fun from The Bay City Rollers, The Wombles, Beano, Dolenz, Jones, Boyce and Hart, The Yo-Yos, The Collage, The Raindrops, Gene Thomas, Street People, and Together!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

EV137 (S6E7) Who Wants Some Gum?

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The Crisis in Echo Valley continues as the population is dropping, bubblegum fans are missing, and Kid Bubblegum's years of tweets (whatever those are) are gone and unremembered! Is there anybody out there? In the meantime, there's reason for optimism as we talk to the creators of Joey and Ron, a new bubblegum musical opening in New York City! A dramatic reading from an Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan comic book! It's the 50th anniversary of Sugar, Sugar! Lots and lots of great bubblegum music from The Archies, Bobby Sherman, Christopher Knight and Maureen McCormick from The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Telly Savalas, Central Park, Rodney Allen Rippy, Sydney Elliott, The Orlons, Barry Mann, The Exiles, The Chan Clan, and the cast of Joey and Ron (the new stage musical)!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

EV136 (S6E6) Where is the Gum?

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The post office can't find us! A dramatic reading of The Partridge Family and a haunted house! A spotlight on Austin Roberts! Kidd Video moves in to Echo Valley! A pop medley from the Brady Bunch Variety Hour! Plenty of great bubblegum from Ron Dante, Sweet Basil, Boyce and Hart, The Drifters, Kidd Video, Kris Jensen, Kermit the Frog and The Muppets, Arkade, Ritchie Luvworth, The Partridge Family, The Monkees, Edison Lighthouse, The Hardy Boys, Jeff Barry, The Buckinghams and Bobby Sherman!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

EV135 (S6E5) Andy Kim

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Discover the bubblegum greatness of Andy Kim! A dramatic reading from a Partridge Family comic book! A history lesson on The Hot Wheels Saturday morning cartoon! And is there a Crisis in Echo Valley...? Plenty of great bubblegum pop music from Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Archies, The Kids from Fame, Baron Longfellow, Bobby Bloom, The Partridge Family, Alan Vallone, and The Amen Corner!

Monday, May 27, 2019

EV134 (S6E4) The Strangeloves

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What was the first bubblegum band? (Is that a SPOILER in the title?) Professor Bubblegum shares part of his doctoral dissertation! Giorgio disguised as "Johnny Schilling"! A dramatic reading from  a guide to love for teenagers! Plenty of great bubblegum pop music from The Strangeloves, The Beach-Nuts, Rock & Roll Dubble Bubble Trading Card Company Of Philadelphia 19141, The McCoys, The Sheep, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Archies, The Sugar Bears, Andy and David Williams, Little Jimmy Osmond, The Yellow Brick Road, and The Wreck-A-Mended!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

EV133 (S6E3) Bubblegum Disco

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Enjoy an hour of super fun dance-able music designed to appeal to unsophisticated young people! We look at the disco aspects of bubblegum pop! A dramatic reading of a Kaptain Kool and the Kongs comic book! Two of bubblegum's best are responsible for the disco era! The Brady Bunch sings disco! Kristy McNichol on the TV Show Family catches disco fever! Plenty of great bubblegum music from Ron Dante, The Osmonds, Kristy McNichol, Ricky Wilde, The Muppets, Telly Savalas, Giorgio, First Class, Rick Dees, ABBA, and The Village People!

Monday, April 22, 2019

EV132 (S6E2) Peter Tork

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An hour of bubblegum pop! We remember Peter Tork of The Monkees! We only play records we have never played before! A look at the Cattanooga Cats! An exciting Brady Bunch mystery in New York City! A time machine proto-bubblegum classic from Sam Cooke! Plenty of bubblegum pop from The Muppets, Giorgio, The Rare Breed, The Montana's, Judd, Freddie and the Dreamers, The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, The Rock Flowers, Rumbles Ltd., We in a Nutshell, and The Jalopy Five!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

EV131 (S6E1) Sugar Coated Candy Love

Season 6 starts us off with a bouncy hour of sugar-powered pop music! A dramatic reading from a Harlem Globetrotters comic book! A look at British teen idol Marty Wilde! Great bubblegum from Fraggle Rock, The Archies, The Sugar Bears, Andy Kim, The Pipkins, Boyce and Hart, The Cuff Links, Pickettywitch, The Groovie Goolies, Giorgio, Jack Wild, Ken Stella, The Sugar Canyon, Brother Bones and His Shadows, and Gary Lewis and the Playboys!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

8th Annual Echo Valley Christmas Special

 It's the very special 8th annual special Echo Valley bubblegum music Christmas Special! Our first taste of The Monkees' new Christmas album! A dramatic reading with Leonard Nimoy! And, in a double bubble of sorts, Mr. Nimoy sings of Bilbo Baggins! The million dollar quartet of David Cassidy, Shirley Jones, Barbara Eden and Frank "Music Box Dancer"Mills! Veronica confesses her love for Archie Andrews! The Brady kids put up our Christmas tree! Who would steal the baby Jesus on Dragnet?! Plenty of great holiday bubblegum music from The Archies, the 1910 Fruitgum Company, T. Rex, The Beach Girls, Cliff Richard, Bobby Goldsboro, Banaroo, The Cowsills, The Wombles, Derek and Ray, Laughing Wind, Judy and the Duets, and Captain and Tennille! Ho ho ho!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

EV130 (S5E30) Best of Season 5

We look back at Season 5 of Echo Valley with our favorite segments and the best bubblegum music! Also, we count down the top ten most popular songs from Season 5! Plenty of great bubblegum music from The Archies, The Banana Splits, David Cassidy, the 1910 Fruitgum Company, Jonathan King, Danny Bonaduce, The Fun and Games, and more!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

EV129 (S5E29) Kristy McNichol

Whatever happened to Kristy McNichol? A dramatic reading of a 1979 article about her! Ignoring many requests, we again play Puppy Bobby by Café Con Leche! Another sad song marathon!Plenty of great bubblegum pop music by The Archies, Giorgio, The Twilights, The Dixie Cups, Desi Arnaz, The Pipkins, The McCoys, The Flying Circus, The Ohio Express, Sun, Andy Kim, Austin Roberts, KISS, Brown Rice, Kristy and Jimmy McNichol, Middle of the Road, and The Tokens!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Ev128 (S5E28) The Clapping Song

The Munsters were a bubblegum band?! Learn more about Shirley Ellis' hit The Clapping Song than you knew was there to be known and how is a 1930 country/blues hit by the Light Crust Doughboys involved? A dramatic reading of Lily Munster's shopping trip! The Music Explosion admire The Beatles! Plenty of great bubblegum pop music from The Partridge Family, Alvin Stardust, Tony Ronald, Jigsaw, Ray Russell, Ron Dante, New Dream, The Go-Go's (not THOSE Go-Go's), The Rubettes, The Coronados and Sydney Elliott!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

EV127 (S5E27) Bingo Bingo

Who's Arnie Corrado? What is Rollermania? How do dolphins and porpoises differ? Those questions and more are answered on this rip-roaring, jam-packed, sugar-filled episode of Echo Valley! A dramatic reading of a Flipper comic book! Plenty of great bubblegum music by The Hudson Brothers, Austin Roberts, The Bay City Rollers, The Archies, The 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Monkees, The Arbors, Crazy Elephant, The Cryan Shames, Bobby Sherman, The Bugaloos and The Fun and Games Commission!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

EV126 (S5E26) Short and Sweet

Bubblegum songs tend to be short. And sweet. But can even Professor Bubblegum fit 40 songs into a single episode of Echo Valley? (SPOILER ALERT: yes, yes he can.) Plus a dramatic reading from a Partridge Family novel! Archie dances! Plenty of great gum from The Cattanooga Cats, Jack Wild, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids, Songs from the Pogo, HR Puff'n' Stuf, Dr. Shrinker, Electrawoman & Dynagirl, Lost Saucer, Wonderbug, Far Out Space Nuts, The Bugaloos, Bigfoot and Wildboy, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Lidsville, John Kincade, The Tremeloes, Scott Stutzman, The Chicago Loop, Partridge Family, The Tokens & The Kirby Four, The Gants, Josie and the Pussycats, Bugs Bunny Road Runner Show, Christoper Knight, Colette, Brady Bunch, Cast of Return to Riverdale (1990), Kaptain Kool and the Kongs, The Muppets, The Pipkins, The Archies, Chan Clan, Saturday Morning Cartoon Show, Banana Splits, The Innocence, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm, Bobby Sherman, Beach Boys and Society's Children!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

EV125 (S5E25) Joey Levine

A look at the songwriting career of one of bubblegum's greatest, Joey Levine! A dramatic reading of a Jetsons children's book! A bubble entendre from The Bats! The exclusive Echo Valley cut of Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah from The Jetsons! Plenty of great bubblegum music from The Ohio Express, The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, Tony Burrows, Bay City Rollers, Hudson Brothers, Groovie Goolies, Mungo Jerry, The Innocence, The Tradewinds, The Barbarians, The Third Rail, The Jet Stream, The Capitols and The Vogues!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

EV124 (S5E24) Bubblegum Wisdom

 Advice for the young people from bubblegum's best! Worried about sex, drugs and rock and roll? Confused by the mysteries of love? We answer all your questions on this very wise episode of Echo Valley! A dramatic reading from a Susan Dey book on how to flirt! Spotlight on the singing sages from Space Coaster! Tribute to Schoolhouse Rock's Bob Dorough, We apologize in advance as we hear not one, but two uncomfortable songs (about the age of consent and bad touch)! The Archies get serious! Plenty of great bubblegum from Patty Duke, The Osmonds, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Josie and the Pussycats, Jonathan King, Space Coasters, Slim Goodbody and Friends, Jay and the Americans, The Ohio Express, The Vogues, The Mind's Eye, The In Crowd, and Ronnie Burns!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

EV123 (S5E23) Scooby-Doo and Lancelot Link

Today's artists pay tribute to Lancelot Link! And Scooby-Doo! Rarely heard early Ron Dante singles by The Detergents! A dramatic reading of a Baskin-Robbins 31-Flavors Ice Cream comic book! Plenty of great bubblegum pop from Tommy Roe, The Beagles, Beano, Scramble, The Brady Kids, The Amazing Pickles, Bohanna, Bobby Rydell, Tommy James and the Shondells, Rock & Roll Dubble Bubble Trading Card Company Of Philadelphia 19141, The Buckinghams, A Man Called Flintstone, Baha Men, Mondo Fumatore, Trap City EU, Yemi Rush, Shaggy, The Velmas, Martin Zeller, Kurt Gallagher, Paul Gilbert, and Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

EV122 (S5E22) The Cowsills

The spotlight is on The Cowsills! We read a scarce comic book of The Cowsills and how they came to be! We play a bunch of their early songs you have never heard before! Also, (fair warning) there is a rare Echo Valley Sad Song Marathon! And plenty of great bubblegum music from The Archies, Boyce and Hart, Andy Kim, Andy and David Williams, The Ohio Express, Giorgio, Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones, Sugar Bears, Cattanooga Cats, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Partridge Family, Len Barry, The Fun and Games, and New World!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

EV121 (S5E21) Rare Bubblegum

 A whole hour of bubblegum pop music that you've never heard before! Probably. A dramatic reading of Brady Bunch's Florence Henderson's thoughts about TV husband Robert Reed (SPOILER ALERT: He's a perfectionist)! A solo number from Marcia Brady (Maureen McCormick)! Plenty of great bubblegum from Ron Dante, The Kids from C.A.P.E.R., Joey Levine, Barbie and Ken, Apache Dropout, Micky Dolenz, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Ohio Express, Giorgio, Edison Lighthouse, Elton John (as Reg Dwight and Bluesology), Robert Reed, Phil Harris, The Rubettes, Tommy James and the Shondells, The Hudson Brothers, John Wagner Foundation, and Jimmy Osmond!

Monday, February 5, 2018

EV120 (S5E20) David Cassidy

 We pay tribute to bubblegum's greatest of them all with songs spanning all of David Cassidy's career, from his very first recording to his very last performance! Duets with Shaun Cassidy, Shirley Jones, and (almost) Susan Dey! The secret origins of The Partridge Family! The surprise appearance of The Partridge Family at Kid Bubblegum's triumphant concert, Jingle Jangle in the Jungle! And, in a touching tribute from Kid Bubblegum to his idol, he ends the show with a Partridge Family song, the program's absolute favorite Partridge Family song, and yet we've never played it before. Until now.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

EV119 (S5E19) A Bubblegum Christmas Card to You

Our special annual very special Echo Valley Christmas Special! A bubblegum duet with Michael Jackson and The Pipkins! A dramatic reading of an Alvin and the Chipmunks comic book with Alvin and the Chipmunks technology!  A sad Christmas song marathon! A Christmas tribute to David Cassidy! Plenty of great bubblegum holiday music from Ohio Express, Ron Dante, Ron Winters, Kristy McNichol (and her brother Jimmy), Tommy James, Dana, Bob McGrath (from Sesame Street), Johnny Tillotson, Little Georgie Holiday, The Flirtations, Oliver Twist, The Rosebuds, and the Peppermint Kandy Kids!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

EV118 (S5E18) Waldo P. Emerson Jones

Can an obscure Archies song tell us all we need to know to fill an hour with great bubblegum music? Kid Bubblegum seems to think so, but Professor Bubblegum has his doubts. Along the way, we get a dramatic reading of a Kaptain Kool and the Kongs comic book, rediscover the Hudson Brothers and their friend Chucky Margolis, learn that Paul Simon wrote a classic proto-bubblegum hit, search fruitlessly for a Jimmy Page-bubblegum connection, and, unexpectedly, the whole hour becomes about Rick Springfield for some reason. Enjoy plenty of great bubblegum pop from The Archies, The Rubettes, Shadows of Knight, Rock Hudson and Bea Arthur, Simon and Garfunkel, Picketywitch, Johnny Farnum, Vince Guaraldi, Status Quo, Neil Christian, and Everybody Was in the French Resistence...Now!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

EV117 (S5E17) Clap Your Hands and Stamp Your Feet

Who is Sajid Khan and why did the Monkees' record company give him his own bubblegum album? A dramatic reading from a Banana Splits comic book! Dutch singer Bonnie St. Claire moves into town! Plus plenty of great bubblegum music from The Rubettes, The Pipkins, The Short Circus, The McCoys, Sally Field, Polka Dot (Ron Albanese), The Muppets, The Cattanooga Cats, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Boss Blues, Andy and David Williams, and New Dream!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

EV116 (S5E16) Karen Valentine Beauty Secrets

A groovy opening medley from the long lost Brady Bunch Hour variety show! The bubblegum sensibilities of Katrina and the Waves! A dramatic reading of a 1970 Karen Valentine interview! Plenty of great bubblegum pop music from The Hudson Brothers, Bobby Sherman, The Wombles, Tony Burrows, The Sweet, The Kasenetz-Katz Super Circus, Judy Thomas, The Monkees, The Hot Wheels, The Sufaris, Johnny Whitaker, Boyce and Hart, and Brian Hyland!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

EV115 (S5E15) Mission Magic

Rick Springfield stars in a spin-off of the Brady Kids cartoon! A dramatic reading of a Brady Bunch adventure novel with authentic Brady background music! How did Annette Funicello get her name? Who is Roobarb?! Plenty of bubblegum pop music from The Cattanooga Cats, Rick Springfield, The Archies, The Rich Kids, The Brady Kids (featuring a Barry Williams solo), Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm, The Cowsills, Bobby Sherman, The New Christy Minstrels, The Banana Splits, Banaroo, The Hardy Boys, The Rubettes, and Bob B. Sox and the Blue Jeans!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

EV114 (S5E14) Bubblegum Dream

Professor Bubblegum dozes off and dreams of a wonderful world where bubblegum pop music dominates hit radio! His reverie includes great bubblegum music by The Music Explosion, Boyce and Hart, The Buckinghams, The Banana Splits, The Partridge Family, Mac and Katie Kissoon, The Fun and Games, Capt. Groovy and his Bubblegum Army, Crazy Elephant, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Andy Kim, The Bugaloos, Josie & the Pussycats, The Harlem Globetrotters, The Pipkins, The Brady Bunch, The Monkees, The Hot Wheels, The Archies and Danny Bonaduce!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

EV113 (S5E13) The Beagles

 We learn about The Beagles, the first made-for-TV bubblegum band! Are episodes of this 1966 cartoon series gone forever? Does David Cassidy feel like he is a manufactured piece of merchandise?! We read a groovy vintage interview with Every Mother's Son, the group that loves you! Spotlight on Manfred Mann! Plenty of great bubblegum pop music by The Archies, Tommy Roe, Bobby Sherman, The Beatles, The Cowsills, The Cuff Links, the Crystals, Partridge Family, The Raspberry Pirates, The Love Affair, Micky Dolenz and Wilson Pickett!

Monday, July 3, 2017

EV112 (S5E12) Jingle Jangle

The Archies' Jingle Jangle enters the Bubblegum Hall of Fame! A brief sentimental shout out to the sweet but  tragic life of Buffy from Family Affair! We discover the gummy side to the band Paper Lace! A dramatic reading from an Emergency TV comic book! A strange german "schlager" take on a John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John Grease duet! Plenty of great bubblegum pop music from The Ohio Express, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Bobby Sherman, The Archies, Paper Lace, Annette Funicello, Dieter Hallervorden and Helga Feddersen, Banana Splits, Capt. Groovy and His Bubblegum Army, Wahonka, Beano, Johnny Whitaker, Middle of the Road, The Bubble Gum Machine, and The Harlem Globetrotters!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

EV111 (S5E11) Bubblegum Circus

The bubblegum circus has come to Echo Valley! Clowns, carnivals and funny monkeys! A focus on Electric Company's Short Circus! We visit TV's Super Circus from 1950! A dramatic reading from a Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp comic book! Learn about Jackie Lee! Plenty of bubblegum pop music from Andy Kim, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm and the Bedrock Rockers, The Hardy Boys, Jack Wild, Kermit the Frog, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Brian Hyland, Soulful Dynamics, Cattanooga Cats, Rumpelstilskin Kartoon, Normand Gelinas, and The Avengers!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

EV110 (S5E10) The Hardy Boys

We focus on the animated Hardy Boys' Saturday morning bubblegum band! Did you know that Frank Hardy was a member of The Grass Roots? Political bubblegum with Boyce and Hart and The Brady Bunch's Eve Plumb. A dramatic reading from a Hardy Boys comic book! Plenty of great bubblegum pop with The Archies, Ohio Express, The Fun and Games, The Strangeloves, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Love Generation, Teresa Brewer, Alan Blakely, Soulful Dynamics, and The Grass Roots.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

EV109 (S5E9) Tony Orlando

A look at the bubblegum world of Tony Orlando! Paul Revere and the Raiders first record! The Archies' Ron Dante helps launch the career of teen supergroup wannabe, Silvermoon! A dramatic reading from For Teens Only magazine, 1968! A rare record from Rare Breed! Plenty of great bubblegum pop music from The Harlem Globetrotters, Tony Orlando and Dawn, The Silvermoon, Wind, Andy and David Williams, Boyce and Hart, The Music Explosion, The Archies, Bobby Sherman, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Ohio Express, and Joey and the Continentals!

Monday, March 13, 2017

EV108 (S5E8) Josie and the Pussycats

Songs from three different versions of Josie and the Pussycats! Spotlight on The Sugar Bears! A dramatic reading from a Ding Dong School book! New bubblegum from The Monkees!Two different bands, two different song titles, same Ron Dante, same song? Plenty of great bubblegum pop music from Giorgio, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Salt Water Taffy, The Cuff Links, Two Dollar Question, The Wombles, Union Express, Miss Francis, Kenny O'Dell, Hollywood Players, Tammy and the Lords of Misrule, and St. Christopher's Gregorian Chant!