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Fab Files- What's It About? How Can You Listen?
29 August 2013
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wetsroosa
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At the helpful suggestion of one of the moderators, I'm going to start putting Fab Files' forthcoming episodes in this topic, and will date them so you guys know what episode is coming up. I didn't want to be filling up the Radio/TV section too much, so it just made sense to do it all here. 

For those not in the know, Fab Files is the little public radio show I produce and host that looks weekly in the music, the legacy and the mystique of the Beatles. There are other Beatles-specific radio shows (Breakfast with the Beatles is probably the best known), but Fab Files is unique in that we devote an entire hour-long episode focusing on a certain topic. Past episodes include the Paul is Dead hoax, Best and Worst Beatles Covers, the Anthology albums (one episode dedicated to each Anthology album), Beatles vs. Rutles,  Beatles influences ("Watch Your Step" inspiring "I Feel Fine," etc.), songs about the Beatles, music from the Beatle kids, Mono vs. Stereo and so much more. 

Here's how to get Fab Files on your computer:

1.) Go to http://www.wets.org

2.) Click the "Listen Live" link at the top right corner of your screen.

3.) It'll take you to a page where you have the options of three radio streams: HD1, HD2, and HD3. Fab Files airs on HD2. You have the options of hearing it via Windows Media (probably the easiest way, especially on a PC), on iTunes, on your iPhone, or on Shoutcast.

The show airs Saturday afternoons at 3 PM EDT and repeats Sunday nights/Monday mornings at midnight EDT. 

And that's how you can access the show! Hope you can tune in, and feedback is always encouraged!

"It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries. Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good."

29 August 2013
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This week's episode focuses on the year 1970, a year when the Beatles broke up and pursued solo projects. We'll look at all of those projects, from Beaucoups of Blues to McCartney to All Things Must Pass, among others. We'll also look into the Spectorization of Let It Be, and Yoko sings… or warbles… for us all. 1970, on this week's Fab Files Saturday August 31st at 11 AM (EDT) and Monday September 2nd at midnight on WETS HD2. See the very first post in this topic for info on how to pick up the show online!

"It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries. Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good."

29 August 2013
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It's a good idea to put them all here. I'll be listening in every now and again from here on! :D

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29 August 2013
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^^ Same here! I'm glad you got the mods' blessings.

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4 September 2013
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Hope you all enjoyed last week's 1970 episode, and coming up this week on the Fab Files, it's our last year in review for the Fab Four as I take a look back at 1974, a year that saw unprecedented chart success for Paul, John and Ringo. But not for George, as sadly laryngitis got him good, as you'll hear this week. Plus, Yoko Ono and Elton John! Not together, though. 1974, on this week's Fab Files Saturday morning at 11 AM (EDT) and late Sunday night at midnight (EDT) on WETS HD2.  See the very first post in this topic for info on how to pick up the show online! And now Fab Files is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fabfilesonWETSFM

 

"It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries. Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good."

11 September 2013
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Alright audiophiles, we're going Mono vs. Stereo on this week's Fab Files episode as we investigate the differences in the sound of the songs from mono to stereo as well as some differences in the songs as well. What's with the false start on "I'm Looking Through You"? What's duophonic stereo? And who's Dave Dexter, Jr? Tune in and find out! Mono vs. Stereo, on this week's Fab Files Saturday, September 14 at 11 AM (EDT) and late Sunday September 15 at midnight (EDT) on WETS HD2.  See the very first post in this topic for info on how to pick up the show online! And now Fab Files is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fabfilesonWETSFM

"It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries. Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good."

17 September 2013
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This week on the Fab Files, we listen to the rare 1964 documentary album from Capitol called The Beatles' Story, which was made to capitalize on the fans' neverending appetite for anything Beatles. This album DARES to ask it all: How did they get started? Who invented the Beatle haircut? How does John feel about Cynthia? And most importantly, will Beatlemania ever die? (Spoiler alert: no.) The Beatles' Story on this week's Fab Files Saturday September 21 at 11 AM (EDT) and late Sunday September 22 at midnight (EDT) on WETS HD2. See the very first post in this topic for info on how to pick up the show online! And now Fab Files is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fabfilesonWETSFM

"It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries. Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good."

26 September 2013
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For those who tuned in to the Fab Files last Saturday and wondered what happened to the promised The Beatles' Story episode, I forgot to insert it in the Saturday 11 AM (EDT) time slot, so instead the Mono v. Stereo episode got replayed. If you tuned in late last Sunday at midnight (EDT), you did catch The Beatles' Story. Fear not Beatle fanatics, the episode featuring The Beatles' Story will be played Saturday October 5 at 11 AM (EDT) with a re-broadcast late Sunday October 6 at midnight (EDT) on WETS HD2.
 
As for this week, it's a special Fab Files as we look back at the music of Jackie Lomax, a friend of the Beatles and the first ever artist signed to Apple Records, who passed away on September 16th, 2013. We'll hear some of his music from his Apple Records days, as well as his solo works and his work with two short-lived bands. The Music of Jackie Lomax, on this week's Fab Files Saturday September 28 at 11 AM (EDT) with a re-broadcast late Sunday September 29 at midnight (EDT) on WETS HD2. See the very first post in this topic for info on how to pick up the show online! And now Fab Files is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fabfilesonWETSFM

"It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries. Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good."

3 October 2013
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Two weeks ago, I promised The Beatles' Story episode of the Fab Files, the episode that looked at the 1964 documentary album that slightly exaggerates the Beatles' rise to world domination. Only, I played the wrong episode. Well, this week, The Beatles' Story will be played in full… for real… no seriously, I mean it this time. The Beatles' Story, on this week's Fab Files, Saturday October 5 at 11 AM (EDT) with a re-broadcast late Sunday October 6 at midnight (EDT) on WETS HD2. See the very first post in this topic for info on how to pick up the show online! And now Fab Files is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fabfilesonWETSFM

"It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries. Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good."

3 October 2013
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I love The Beatles Story. Such a strange double album. When I was first buying the Beatles back in the 80s strangely it and Vee-Jay's Hear The Beatles Tell All were stocked in most record-store chains. I think I got it at Virgin in Lewisham. Packed away now in one of my vinyl boxes. One reason I remember it is because the first disc was sides 1 & 3, and the second disc was was sides 2 & 4. It also featured a bit of Twist And Shout at the Hollywood Bowl. The only official glimpse of those concerts until 1977. Looking forward to the show.

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3 October 2013
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mja6758 said
I love The Beatles Story. Such a strange double album. When I was first buying the Beatles back in the 80s strangely it and Vee-Jay's Hear The Beatles Tell All were stocked in most record-store chains. I think I got it at Virgin in Lewisham. Packed away now in one of my vinyl boxes. One reason I remember it is because the first disc was sides 1 & 3, and the second disc was was sides 2 & 4. It also featured a bit of Twist And Shout at the Hollywood Bowl. The only official glimpse of those concerts until 1977. Looking forward to the show.

Hear the Beatles Tell All will be on next week's show, actually. Hope you all can make it for that show as well. a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

"It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries. Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good."

9 October 2013
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On this week's Beatle bonanza it's 2 topics in 1 show! This episode's more overstuffed than an Olive Garden chicken marsala. The first half of this week's show will look at the 1964 interview album Hear the Beatles Tell All, the album that sparked The Beatles' Story from last week. Then the second half will highlight tracks from the 2006 album Love that went with the Cirque de Soleil show of the same show. Hear the Beatles Tell All and Love on this week's Fab Files Saturday October 12 at 11 AM (EDT) with a re-broadcast late Sunday October 13 at midnight (EDT) on WETS HD2. See the very first post in this topic for info on how to pick up the show online! And now Fab Files is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fabfilesonWETSFM

"It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries. Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good."

17 October 2013
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On this week's Beatle Bonanza (Beatlenanza?), we look at George Harrison's Dark Horse Records label, the company that ran from 1974 till 1992 with a brief resurrection in 2002. George's music largely dominates the episode, but we also have his good buddy Ravi Shankar and his musical family, as well as a studio band who was led by a man better known as an ace producer than as a musician. Dark Horse Records, on this week's Fab Files Saturday October 19 at 11 AM (EDT) and late Sunday October 20 at midnight (EDT) on WETS HD2. See the very first post in this topic for info on how to pick up the show online! And now Fab Files is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fabfilesonWETSFM

"It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries. Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good."

24 October 2013
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For all of you Fab Forum freaks with kids (or grandkids), get them to listen to the Fab Files this week as I play the kid-friendliest Beatle songs I can think of. From "I Want To Hold Your Hand" to "Hey Jude" and all points in between, this episode introduces the kids to the Beatles, briefly discuss what made them so great, and plays the songs that (with any luck) will soon be their favorite songs. It's like a history class, only cooler and with no homework! Beatles for Kids, on this week's Fab Files Saturday October 26 at 11 AM with a re-broadcast late Sunday October 27 at midnight on WETS HD2.  See the very first post in this topic for info on how to pick up the show online! And now Fab Files is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fabfilesonWETSFM

"It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries. Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good."

24 October 2013
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I keep forgetting to listen to this! Sundays at 11 I'm usually sleeping in or going out to breakfast. One of these days I'll remember, tho. Sounds like I've missed some potentially cool stuff but I'm sure there'll be more!

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24 October 2013
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I have an alarm set on my cell phone to remind me this Saturday to listen in.

Can buy Joe love! Here's the link that explains how. http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/getting-better/forum-changes/page-9/#p110183

 

24 October 2013
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Von: oh yeah, they'll be more. I've got some good stuff coming up, including playing the New album in full (finally) and an episode suggested by one of the moderators here.

Ahhh: Great!

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26 October 2013
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Hubby says your voice sounds like an "American Top 40" voice.

We missed the 1st 10 minutes. Will have to catch up tomorrow night.

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Edit: Paul is the smart one in hubby's opinion.

Can buy Joe love! Here's the link that explains how. http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/getting-better/forum-changes/page-9/#p110183

 

26 October 2013
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Ahhh Girl said
Hubby says your voice sounds like an "American Top 40" voice.

We missed the 1st 10 minutes. Will have to catch up tomorrow night.

Here Comes The Sun

Edit: Paul is the smart one in hubby's opinion.

I've never heard my voice described as "American Top 40" before. I kinda like that description. I did used to work in commercial radio (though never on-air), so maybe that's the reason why. But thanks for listening to the last 50 minutes. I've got two Paul themed episodes forthcoming, so you'll get your Paul fix yet. a-hard-days-night-paul-8

"It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries. Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good."

26 October 2013
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wetsroosa said

Ahhh Girl said
Hubby says your voice sounds like an "American Top 40" voice.

We missed the 1st 10 minutes. Will have to catch up tomorrow night.

Here Comes The Sun

Edit: Paul is the smart one in hubby's opinion.

I've never heard my voice described as "American Top 40" before. I kinda like that description. I did used to work in commercial radio (though never on-air), so maybe that's the reason why. But thanks for listening to the last 50 minutes. I've got two Paul themed episodes forthcoming, so you'll get your Paul fix yet. a-hard-days-night-paul-8

Oh, boy. I can smell them cooking now. My appetite is whetted.

Can buy Joe love! Here's the link that explains how. http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/getting-better/forum-changes/page-9/#p110183

 

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