RadioTime highlights for the week of September 7, 2009

by Scott Fleischer

On Monday, KEXP continues a live broadcast from Bumbershoot in Seattle.  Starting at 3 PM Eastern, listeners will hear live sets from Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, The Cave Singers, Akron/Family, Vieux Farka Toure, and Metric.

On Tuesday, BBC Radio 6 offers live coverage of the annual Mercury Prize, given for the year’s best album from the UK or Ireland.  Steve Lamacq hosts Tuesday’s show beginning at 1 PM Eastern.  This year’s nominees include Bat for Lashes, Friendly Fires, Glasvegas, and Kasabian.

On Wednesday, Absolute Radio airs a special which looks back at The Beatles’ “Rubber Soul” album.  The show is hosted by Ben Jones and airs at 4 PM Eastern.  It is part of a month long tribute to The Beatles on Absolute Radio.  The station will be looking back on the entire Beatles’ catalogue throughout September.  Wednesday marks the release of The Beatles re-masters as well as the release of “The Beatles:  Rock Band.”

On Thursday, Ziggy Marley visits World Cafe.  The show airs on WXPN at 2 PM Eastern.

On Friday, Crazy Cousinz takes over BBC Radio 1′s Essential Mix.  The show begins at 8 PM Eastern on BBC Radio 1.

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