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Friday, December 22, 2023

Echo Valley 172 (S7E22) Our Elfth Annual Christmas Special

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Twelve years in a row, Echo Valley has celebrated Christmas with a ton of bubblegum! Here we go again! What are the bubblegum roots of Silver Bells? Patty Duke "celebrates" the holidays! Dramatic readings of the poetry of Richard Thomas, John Boy from the Waltons, and he sings! Shirley Jones and Shaun Cassidy sing together! Plenty of cheery candy from The Archies, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Monkees, The Brady Bunch, Bobby Goldsboro, Tommy Roe, George Gobel, Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, The Hondells, The Pipsqueeks, The Trashmen, Fred Flintstone, The Rosebuds, and Owl City!

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Echo Valley 171 (S7E21) Marching to the Music


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Kid Bubblegum starts to write his own original bubblegum song! Whose voice sings the songs on Scooby-Doo? As part of our dramatic reading, Bobby Sherman gives a rousing speech to a football team! Strange gum from Batman's Adam West! Plenty of gummy good stuff from The Rubettes, The Lemon Pipers, The American Breed, The Cowsills, The New Beats, Austin Roberts, Wind (with Tony Orlando), Tommy Roe, The Original Caste, The Partridge Family, Joan Holloway, Peter Lawford, The Rare Breed, Rachel Sweet and Rex Smith!

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Echo Valley 170 (S7E20) Candy Kisses

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A fast moving hour of tasty bubblegum sweetness! Ellen Greenwich sings her own songs! Will Danny Partridge survive a kidnapping? We've heard of Herb Alpert, but who's this Dore Alpert? A double bubble of commercials from The Cyrkle! Adorable Rodney Allen Rippy! A whole bunch of bubblegum pop from Bobby Sherman, Trini Lopez, The Partridge Family, The McCoys, The Ohio Express, Dana Countryman, The Cattanooga Cats, John Fred and His Playboy Band, Cyan, The Garden Gnomes, The Jackpots, The Jalopy Five, and The 1970 English World Cup Team!

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Echo Valley 169 (S7E19) Bubblegum Movies

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We sample some of the great songs from bubblegum movies! A dramatic reading of a Monkees paperback! Can we find the legendary 1970 Olivia-Newton John scifi musical Toomorrow? Sha Na Na talk about Grease! Ken sings! Bubblegum pop from Reunion, Andy and David Williams, and a bunch of great movies like Barbie (2023), Pufnstuf (1970), Melody (1971), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978), Grease (1978), Head (1968), Jem and the Holograms (2015), The Thing You Do (1996), and The Idolmaker (1980).

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Echo Valley 168 (S7E18) Viva Rock Vegas

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Can Kid Bubblegum learn to write songs in Las Vegas? Can Maverick teach us to play poker while singing cowboy songs? Have you ever heard the full length Partridge Family theme? Does Barbie rap? Plenty of great bubblegum music from Tony Christie, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Ann Margrock, Andy Kim, Annemarie, James Garner, Don and the Goodtimes, and First Class!


Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Echo Valley 167 (S7E17) Gimme Dat Ding


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That bubblegum music just keeps bubblin' away! Is Rupert Holmes the secret genius behind bubblegum pop? Who are The Jackpots and why do they deserve a double bubble? Soupy Sales teaches us The Mouse! Learn about Davy Jones' special kiss! A Song from Pogo! Lots and lots of bubblegum pop from The Cuff Links, Andy and David Williams, The Pipkins, The Archies, Every Mother's Son, The 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Brady Bunch, The Kids from Fame, The Monkees, The DeFranco Family, The Flying Giraffe, The Royal Guardsmen, and Bobby Bloom!

Monday, December 19, 2022

Echo Valley 166 (S7E16) Christmas Sugar Cookies Echo Valley 166 (S7E16) Christmas Sugar Cookies

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The 11th Annual Echo Valley Christmas Special! It's ok to open this hour of goodies before Christmas Day! A Brady Bunch Double Bubble! We take your calls! Learn how to put the little tykes to bed! A sentimental tribute to Sesame Street's Bob McGrath! Pacman loves Christmas! Johnny Carson looks at popular Christmas toys! Plenty of stocking stuffers from The Partridge Family, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Davy Jones, The Beach Boys, The Buckingham's, The Archies, Barbie and Ken, The Jackson 5, Dressy Bessy, Detroit Junior, The Ivy League, Marv Meredith, The Flintstones, and Carnegy Hall!

Echo Valley 165 (S7E15) Every Song is You


Another hour of sweet, sweet fun! Kid Bubblegum is taking some college classes in how to write bubblegum music! Has bubblegum come to the Ponderosa? What Barry Manilow hit was a cover of a David Cassidy song? A double bubble from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids! Plenty of bubblegum pop from Josie and the Pussycats, Ohio Express, The Partridge Family, Brass Button, Common Ground, Hello, The 1910 Fruitgum Company, David Cassidy, Ricky Wilde, Bobby Sherman, Lorne Greene, The Monkees, The Vogues and Ed “Kookie” Byrnes!

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Echo Valley 164 (S7E14) ABC


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There sure are a lot of bubblegum songs that like the alphabet! What makes up the New Sound?! Who are the Liverbirds and how do they pronounce their name?! Enjoy an hour of bubblegum music from The Bay City Rollers, The Brady Bunch, Alacran, Albert Hammond, The Monkees, ABCMouse, East Main Street Explosion, Sparrow, The Liverbirds, Goldie and the Gingerbreads, Barry Kirk, and Steve Day and the Syndicate!

Monday, July 4, 2022

Echo Valley 163 (S7E13) It’s Too Groovy


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Truck drivers chew bubblegum! The New Zealand super group, The Avengers! Does Shaun Cassidy ever call his mom? Is there such a thing as country-western bubblegum? Some proto-gum from The Crows! An hour of too groovy bubblegum pop from The James Boys, The Archies, C.W. McCall, Doug Powell, The Rubettes, Lidsville, Annette Funnicello, The Brady Kids, Gilbert O'Sullivan, The Ohio Express, The Troggs and The Hardy Boys!

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Echo Valley 162 (S7E12) Ja-ba-da, Ja-ba-da!

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Can we break the Echo Valley record for most bubblegum songs played in an hour? A dramatic reading of the theme from The Cattanooga Cats! Shaggy raises money for Jerry's kids!  A tribute to the great old Disney TV themes like Johnny Tremain and Zorro! Bobby Rydell thanks you personally! As much bubblegum as we can fit into one episode by The Sugar Bears, Bobby Rydell, Cattanooga Cats, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble, Jim Nabors, Ricky Segell, Paul Winchell, The Banana Splits, The Cowsills, The Archies, The Kids from C.A.P.E.R., The Hardy Boys, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, The Harlem Globetrotters, Scooby-Doo and Shaggy, The Secrets, The Bleus, The Arrangement, Slim Goodbody and Friends, The Beeds, The Charles E. Funk Rebellion and The Playful Pups!

Friday, December 17, 2021

Echo Valley 161 Sugar for Christmas

The Special 10th Annual Very Special Echo Valley Christmas Special! Celebrate with Tippy Teen, America's Swingiest Teener! The Cowsills sing about happiness. A new Christmas bubblegum song from Dann and Servino! The Osmonds complain about the lack of snow in LA! A coal bin full of bubblegum pop music from The Monkees, The Beach Boys, The Cyrkle, The Blue Magoos, The Hep Stars, The LIttle Kids, The Jingle Janglers, Judy and the Duets, The Fans, Sadina, Dimitri Syde, Charlie Cosmic, Daniel LaRusso, and Samantha Blanchard, Susan Cowsill, The Truth, and The Osmonds!

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Echo Valley 160 (S7E10) Sweet Taste of Love


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Especially tasty bubblegum pop in this hour! A dramatic reading from the Star Trek fotonovel Trouble with Tribbles! A double bubble from The Ohio Express! Thousands of calories of bubblegum fun from The Archies, The Goodies, Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution, Ron Dante, Union Express, Lu Ann Sims, The Sugar Bush, The Strangeloves, Leonard Nimoy, Howdytoons, Jimmy Durante, Groucho Marx, Danny Kaye, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Sammy Davis, Jr., The Hardy Boys, Marshmallow Soup Group, The Fun and Games, Andy Partridge and Harlan County.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Echo Valley 159 (S7E9) Bubblegum for Halloween


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Our first ever Halloween episode of Echo Valley! A nightmare teen ballad from a great girl group you've never heard of, The Whyte Boots! A dramatic reading of Scooby-Doo and his Haunted Doghouse! A bag full of groovy and ghoulish bubblegum music from Jumpin' Gene Simmons, Sugar Bears, Groovie Goolies, The Munsters, Billie Hayes, Cattanooga Cats, The Fifth Estate, The Ohio Express, The Attraction, Charlotte Diamond, The Fleshtones, The DeFranco Family, Young Blood, and Johnny Whitaker.


Sunday, October 10, 2021

Echo Valley 158 (S7E8) Harvey Comics 45s

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We play a couple Harvey Comic Book bubblegum records from the early 70's (the released songs about Casper and Richie Rich and Sad Sack and such) and have no choice but to track them all down! We celebrate the Danish group Cartoons! A dramatic reading of a Lois Lane comic book in which she flirts with Pat Boone! A ton of fabulous bubblegum pop by The Comix, Cartoons, Chris Knight and Maureen McCormick, Pat Boone, Blue Swede, Earl Grant, The New Lime, The Burris Young 'Uns, Hammond and Hazelwood, and Wendy the Good Little Witch!


Monday, July 19, 2021

EV157 (S7E7) Catchy Catchy Groove


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Why are bubblegum songs so catchy? Listen to an hour of gum that sticks in your head! A dramatic reading from a Brady Bunch novel! Great bubblegum pop from The Archies, The Ohio Express, The 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Wombles, The Bay City Rollers, Bobby Sherman, Tony Ronald, The Fun & Games, Chris Montez, The Pipkins, Hansen, The Village People, and The Jackson 5!

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!