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!
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Sunday, January 17, 2021
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!