Friday Night Live – Kol HaOlam 2019

Did you miss the 2019 National Championship of Jewish A Cappella? Don’t fear – we’ve got it for you, airing on this week’s Friday Night Live.

Tune in tonight at 6 pm PDT/9 pm EDT to hear the best of Jewish a cappella with a live recording from the event in Washington, DC this past spring.

And don’t forget to tune in early – Black Forest Voices with Unduzo and Elephant Claps airs live at 11 am PDT/2 pm EDT today!

New Programming Schedule Starts July 1

Starting July 1st, we are rolling out a TON of new content on Acaville! With all of these exciting updates, we’ve decided to update our broadcast calendar as well.

Here’s what’s new:

Barbershop 7th Hour
Host: Jeremy K. Gover of the Barbershop Harmony Society
Thursdays at 5 PM Pacific, Sundays at 11 AM & 11 PM Pacific

Jeremy spends his days inside the walls of Harmony Halls and you can find him in “mission control” during BHS International. In this hour each week, he will bring you some of the best performances in barbershop, hidden gems, interviews, and all the barbershop information you want and need!

Counterpoint
Hosts: Deke Sharon and Rob Dietz
Mondays at 5 PM Pacific, Sundays at 7 AM & 7 PM Pacific

You know them, you love them and they love you, too! Why else would they bring you A-List guests, hot topics to ponder, and a lifetime of a cappella knowledge? Our broadcasts start on July 1 with Season 1!

The Pulse
Host: Rachael Schoenbaum
Tuesdays at 6 PM Pacific, Sundays at 10 AM & 10 PM Pacific\

Here at Acaville we do a LOT of traveling and we meet some incredible groups. Rachael sits down with high school, collegiate, adult, and pro groups – some of whom aren’t that well known – yet. Get to know your community-at-large and listen in to hear what groups just like you have to say!

Vocal HERspective
Hosts: Amanda Cornaglia and Rachael Shoenbaum
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM Pacific, Sundays at 10:30 AM & 10:30 PM Pacific

Let’s face it – women are doing amazing things everywhere – and everywhere includes a cappella. And yet, when push comes to shove, community members, news outlets, and media still often default to the male perspective for advice. Each week, Amanda and Rachael will introduce you to a woman or female-identifying member of the a cappella community that you should know more about – and they have plenty of great advice for all singers!

And we’ll still be airing all of your favorites – just a few will air at new times, including:

Competition Countdown
Host: Rachael Schoenbaum
Mondays at 5 PM Pacific, Sundays at 7 AM & 7 PM Pacific

Here at Acaville we love to catch up with all of the competitors – ICHSA, ICCA, and AcaOpen – anywhere there is a prize on the line. Dive deep with us in 30 minute interviews that include live singing! This show will return in the fall and winter once competition season kicks up again.

Rebroadcast Sundays
All Day Sundays

Yep, you read that right – our Rebroadcast Saturdays are moving to Sundays! Since we now have so many live streams on Friday and Saturday nights, we wanted to make sure you could catch the shows you missed during the week while still enjoying live music from around the globe. Check each show to see the rebroadcast time!

Requests and Dedications
Host: Aaron Director
Thursdays at 6 PM Pacific, Sundays at 2 AM & 2 PM Pacific

Is there a special song you want to hear? Maybe a special song you want to play for someone special? Founder of Acaville, Aaron Director, wants to make sure its heard. Submit your requests and dedications and hear them on air!

ShopTalk
Hosts: Mark Holdeman and Ed Howard
*NEW TIME* Wednesdays at 6 PM Pacific, Sundays at 12 AM & 12 PM Pacific

Need more barbershop in your life? How about two straight hours of it? Mark and Ed pull out of the goodies from our ever-expanding collection with barbershop from all generations.

The Spotlight
Hosts: Aaron Director and Rachael Schoenbaum
Wednesdays at 5 PM Pacific, Sundays at 3 AM & 3 PM Pacific

Each week, our hosts bring you two groups that we’ve met during our travels and the listeners get to hear extensive interviews and live singing. We’ve met with so many great groups, so don’t miss your chance to hear them and learn more about their journey.

Sunday Sunrise
Host: Amanda Cornaglia
Sundays at 6 AM & 6 PM Pacific

A Cappella is Italian for “in the style of the chapel” and has deep roots in religious music. On Sundays, we’re playing everything from early music, to traditional, to modern Christian music. Hear some great inspirational music from  Take 6, Chris Rupp, Acappella, Crossroads, Testimony, CHoosE, Vocal Spectrum, and more!

Talkappella
Hosts: John Lampus and Brian Alexander
Tuesdays at 5 PM Pacific, Sundays at 4 AM & 4 PM Pacific

Every a cappella nerd’s dream! John and Brian sit down with people from all corners of the a cappella world and talk nothing but a cappella for a whole hour. It’s informative, fun, and a not-to-missed show!

Theme Hour
Host: Amanda Cornaglia
*NEW TIME* Mondays at 6 PM Pacific, Sundays at 5 AM & 5 PM Pacific

Each week we choose a new theme, but here’s the catch: we don’t tell you what it is! Listen each week, figure out the theme, and send your guess to onair@acaville.org.

And we’ve also launched a Podcast Network so you can catch all of our shows on-demand. See all of the latest shows all in one place!

We’ve got a lot more big changes ahead – make sure you stay tuned to Acaville and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with all of the good news!

 

1992 BHS International Quartet Finals on Friday Night Live

We’re digging into the barbershop archives again with a recording of the 1992 BHS International Quartet Finals, courtesy of the Barbershop Harmony Society!

Take yourself back to New Orleans and relive the magic moment of Keepsake‘s victory this Friday, June 21 at 6 pm Pacific/9 pm Eastern. The show will be rebroadcast on Saturday, June 22 at 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern and 10 pm Pacific/1 am (Sunday) Eastern.

Want to hear MORE past International contests from BHS? Help digitize the archives and you’ll hear them here!

Friday Night Live – June 7, 2019

Need some live a cappella this weekend? We’ve got you covered!

Tune in tonight at 6 pm Pacific to hear the Friday night show from the 2019 Chelmsford’s Aca-Pocalypse featuring Northeastern University’s Distilled Harmony and hosts The Thursdays!

Is there a show you’d like to hear? Let us know!

Acaville Partners with BHS to Bring You MORE Barbershop

Here at Acaville, we love all styles of a cappella. Throughout each day we play a mix of contemporary, jazz, comedy, classical, and barbershop to make sure our all-vocal music fans get a great mix of a cappella.

This year, we’ve made a commitment to expand our library – especially in barbershop – so, it’s with great pleasure and excitement that we announce that we are working with Barbershop Harmony Society to bring you some of the best barbershop music EVER.

With the help of the staff at BHS Headquarters, we’ll be playing the audio from past international contests and showcases, recent and not so recent, so that fans can hear the best of barbershop from all generations.

We’ll kick things off this week with a recording of the 1965 Medalist Showcase, airing on Friday Night Live starting at 6 pm PDT/9 pm EDT. The 1965 Contest took place in Boston and The Four Renegades earned the gold. Also performing at this showcase are The Four Rascals (2nd Place), The Impostors (3rd Place,) The Auto Towners (4th Place & 1966 Champions), The Four Statesmen (5th Place & 1967 Champions), plus a swan song set from the 1964 Champions, The Sidewinders.

Tune in for FREE right here on Acaville.org (or on the Acaville (Apple) and TuneIn (Android) apps). If you can’t tune in on Friday night, the show will re-air during our Saturday Rebroadcasts at 8 am & 8 pm PDT (11 am & 11 pm EDT).

For even more barbershop, don’t forget to listen to our weekly special “ShopTalk” hosted by Mark Holdeman Thursdays at 4 pm PDT/7 pm EDT. It re-airs Saturdays at midnight & noon PDT (3 am & 3 pm EDT).

Want to hear even more? Here’s what you can do:

Submit YOUR favorite albums for us to play.

Submit a request or dedication for our weekly Requests & Dedications Show.

Reach out to BHS to support their ongoing initiative to digitize recordings from the pre-digital age!

 

Friday Night Live: All-American Awaaz Voices of Champions 2019

Start your weekend off right by tuning in for the largest South Asian Fusion a cappella contest on the planet! Hosted at Howard University in Washington, DC on April 13th, All-American Awaaz featured seven of the top groups from around the U.S., as well as other top-notch performers and world-class judges.

Hear the whole thing right here, starting at 6 pm PDT on Friday, May 3, 2019!

Merry Christmas from Acaville!

We hope all of our listeners are enjoying the ’round the clock holiday music on the station. In case you need just a little more, here are a few new holiday releases to enjoy.

PLUS – tune in at 3 pm EST/12 pm PST on Christmas Day to hear the Alexandria Harmonizers’ Holiday Show – The Secret of Christmas. The concert will also air on Friday Night Live at 9 pm EST/6 pm PST on December 28th to close out our 2018 Holiday season.

The Swingles – This Christmas

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Voctave – O Holy Night

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VOCES8 – Lully, Lulla, Lullay

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DCappella – All I Want for Christmas is You

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BeatVox – All I Want for Xmas

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Pitch Slapped – Intro (Christmas & Chill)

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Bluebird – Winter Wonderland

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Pop-Up – Carol of the Bells

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Legacy – Have Yourself A Merry Christmas

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The AcaLumni Project (featuring Jamie Howe of KeyStone) – Little Saint Nick

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Shawn Thomas – Last Christmas

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And finally, the head on over to Facebook to see the latest release from OneVoice (Briarcrest School) – O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.