Posipalooza: Music That Matters

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Posipalooza: Music That Matters

Program Overview

The Unity message is universal, uniting, empowering and transformational. Carrying this message to the world with the power of music and song are scores of singers and songwriters who dedicate their extraordinary gifts to helping heal the world and spread the message of unity and oneness. Tune in to Posipalooza: Music That Matters with host Richard Mekdeci to hear the music and the artists who are changing the world, one song at a time.

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  • Original air date: Friday, March 16, 2012
    Episode Description:
    PosiPalooza Live! On this new feature of Posipalooza, Richard features live recordings of your favorite Posi Music artists, direct from the Posipalooza Concert Tours, Posi Lounge House Concerts and other venues. Hear the real thing and really get to know these artists.
  • Original air date: Friday, February 24, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Richard debuts the latest recording from this internationally known artist. Home is a profound and personal journey from Daniel Nahmod. Discover what home means to you as we touch a part of being human that connects us all.
  • Episode: Meta-Love Songs
    Original air date: Friday, February 10, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Enjoy a New Thought Valentine's salute of love songs from the spiritual perspective—for the most part. Hear your favorite Posi Music artists singing their praises in Posi fashion to their beloveds.
  • Episode: Posi Potpourri
    Original air date: Friday, February 03, 2012
    Episode Description:
    "One-Hit Wonders" from the Posi Awards. Award-winning songs from artists and songwriters who appeared and made their mark in one year.

  • Original air date: Friday, January 27, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Listen to songs honoring the spirit of peace and nonviolence, established by Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in this inspiring tribute.
  • Original air date: Friday, December 09, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Listen in as Richard spins some of his favorite New Thought holiday tunes. Enjoy!
  • Original air date: Friday, November 25, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Carry that feeling and intention of gratitude through Black Friday into your weekend and hopefully through the rest of your life. Some of the best Posi Music from the best Posi Music artists will help you do just that.
  • Original air date: Friday, November 11, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Continuing my salute to Posi Music Month by debuting the 2011 Posi Award-nominated songs and honorable mentions. Here is the latest and the best Posi Music. Take the Posi Music Challenge. 
  • Original air date: Friday, November 04, 2011
    Episode Description:
    I'm kicking off Posi Music Month by debuting for the first time anywhere the 18 songs in six categories nominated for the Seventh Annual Posi Awards. I'll also include the 12 songs that made Honorable Mention—an amazing collection of songs and a challenge for you!
  • Original air date: Friday, October 28, 2011
    Episode Description:
    If Tony Robbins were a girl, sang like Mariah Carey, grooved like Madonna, and was inspired like Oprah, you'd have Faith Rivera! Known as the heart of groove for the Posi Music movement, Faith's music has won accolades around the world including an Emmy Award for “Best Song” for the television soap opera Passions. Let It Out is a masterpiece of songs co-written with many well-known New Thought artists. Wear your dancin' shoes to this episode!
  • Original air date: Friday, October 14, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Peter Mayer's latest CD is filled with the classic, powerful, "jaw-dropping" songwriting and musicianship that he is known for in songs like "Holy Now" and "God Is A River." Heaven Below is classic Peter with superbly crafted songs of unity, social action, love and life, filled with amazing detail and visual impact that will stay in your memory long after the music has stopped.
  • Original air date: Friday, October 07, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Richard spins a variety of your favorite Posi Music and New Thought songs and artists in nonstop, uninterrupted sets. Great for listening at your desk, at home or on your iPod.
  • Original air date: Friday, September 23, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Join me for a CD Spotlight of Rickie Byars Beckwith's, Let My Soul Surrender, the musical component of Rickie's new book, Let My Soul Surrender: Grace Notes of a Journey. Hear highlights from 15 brand-new songs from New Thought's most beloved artist.
  • Original air date: Friday, September 09, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Listen to songs about prayer and songs that are prayers as Richard pays tribute to Unity's 18th Annual World Day of Prayer.
  • Original air date: Friday, June 24, 2011
    Episode Description:
    June is CD Spotlight Month and each week Richard features music from the latest CD releases by your favorite Posi Artists. In this episode we will enjoy Everything Changes by Sue K. Riley.
  • Episode: And So It Is
    Original air date: Friday, June 17, 2011
    Episode Description:
    June is CD Spotlight Month and each week Richard features music from the latest CD releases by your favorite Posi Artists. In this episode we’re enjoying And So It Is by Eddie Watkins Jr.
  • Original air date: Friday, June 10, 2011
    Episode Description:
    June is CD Spotlight Month and each week Richard will feature music from the latest CD releases by your favorite Posi Artists. In this episode we enjoy There's a Healin' Goin' On by singer and songwriter Jami Lula.
  • Original air date: Friday, May 20, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Listen in as Richard plays live recordings from your favorite Posi music artists recorded from church performances and Posipalooza! concerts around the country. Experience the live energy and power of Positive music “in the moment” with Daniel Nahmod, Karen Drucker, Karen Taylor Good, Richard Mekdeci, Sue Riley and more.
  • Original air date: Friday, May 13, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Listen in as host Richard Mekdeci spins Posi tunes from Jana Stanfield, Claudia Carawan, Armand and Angelina, Tony St. Tone, Peter Mayer and more.
  • Original air date: Friday, May 06, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Richard spins a variety of your favorite Posi music in three-song, nonstop sets with minimal talk for your listening enjoyment.
  • Original air date: Friday, April 29, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Join Richard as he spins a variety of the best Posi Music by the best Posi artists in nonstop, four-song sets.
  • Original air date: Friday, April 22, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Tune in for posi-tunes that honor the planet.
  • Original air date: Friday, April 15, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Join Richard as he spins a variety of the best Posi Music by the best Posi artists in nonstop, four-song sets.
  • Original air date: Friday, March 18, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Join Richard as he spins a variety of the best Posi Music by the best Posi artists in nonstop, four-song sets.
  • Episode: DJ David Roth
    Original air date: Friday, March 11, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Richard is honored to welcome one of Posi Music's best-known and loved artists, DJ David Roth. Dave gets up close and personal with his songwriting, his life and his musical message. He'll also introduce some of his favorite music and perform it for us.
  • Original air date: Friday, March 04, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Join Richard as he spins a variety of the best Posi Music by the best Posi artists in nonstop, four-song sets.
  • Original air date: Friday, February 25, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Join us and enjoy three sets of great Posi music to work by, or download from a variety of artists and musical genres. “More music, less me.”
  • Original air date: Friday, February 18, 2011
    Episode Description:
    One month into this year's Season for Nonviolence, Richard plays music from your favorite artists that express the higher consciousness of peace, nonviolence and spiritual social justice.
  • Original air date: Friday, February 11, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Join us to enjoy the winning songs from the January Posi Awards with commentary by the man who put it all together. Then enjoy a set of romance with "Meta-Love" songs.
  • Original air date: Friday, December 17, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Sloan Wainwright is one of the most unique artists and voices in music today. Her style defies any specific label and her songs are always heartfelt and poignant. Sloan's seasonal offering is a live recording with some of upstate New York's finest musicians performing traditional and original songs. Get to know this amazing artist and voice. You'll want to hear more!
  • Original air date: Friday, December 10, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Tune in as Richard features music that taps into the universal experience of this time of year, from the inane to the mystical.
  • Original air date: Friday, December 03, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Join us as we explore the universal concept of Thanksgiving put to music by artists from a variety of cultures.
  • Original air date: Friday, November 26, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Join us as we explore the universal concept of Thanksgiving put to music by artists from a variety of cultures.
  • Original air date: Friday, November 05, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Join us for some wonderful songs from Peter's holiday masterpiece Midwinter. On Peter’s website: “This is a collection of original songs on various themes of the holiday season, some more strongly related to it than others. Midwinter is an old word for winter solstice, the longest night of the year in the Northern hemisphere, when the North Pole is tilted furthest away from the sun. One may say that Midwinter gave birth to the holiday season, with its love of light and countless rituals born of generations of people enduring the cold winter darkness.”
  • Original air date: Friday, October 29, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Join us for part 2 of the “emPower Posi Award Winners: The First Five Years,” where I’ll play songs that have already taken their place as classics in our newly budding Posi Music industry. It's the best of the best: the first five years of Posi Awards.
  • Original air date: Friday, October 15, 2010
    Episode Description:
    The best of the best in Posi/New Thought music has been voted on and the results are in! Three songs in seven categories that have been nominated for the 2010 Posi Awards will be featured in this two-part series. The Posi Awards recognize songwriting excellence in the new and budding field of Posi (Positive) music. The 2010 Posi Awards will be held in Orlando, Florida, January 14–17, 2011.
  • Original air date: Friday, October 08, 2010
    Episode Description:
    The best of the best in Posi/New Thought music has been voted on and the results are in! Three songs in seven categories that have been nominated for the 2010 Posi Awards will be featured in this two-part series. The Posi Awards recognize songwriting excellence in the new and budding field of Posi (Positive) music. The 2010 Posi Awards will be held in Orlando, Florida, January 14–17, 2011.
  • Original air date: Friday, October 01, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Join us today for nonstop sets of the best New Thought and Posi Music.
  • Original air date: Friday, September 24, 2010
    Episode Description:
    The awareness that all of life is a miracle renews that child's spirit of wonder within us. Let these songs about miracles help you get there.
  • Original air date: Friday, September 10, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Prayerful chants in many languages will highlight this special program honoring music from many cultures and languages. Tune in and sing along with these prayerful affirmations put to music. "When you sing, you pray twice."
  • Original air date: Friday, August 13, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Richard welcomes guest artists Armand and Angelina to the studio for some love, some laughs, and, of course, some music from one of the most traveled and beloved couples in Posi music. Get to know Armand and Angelina this week on Posipalooza: Music That Matters.
  • Original air date: Friday, July 23, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Continuous Posi music to lift your spirits.
  • Original air date: Friday, July 16, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Continuous Posi music to lift your spirits.
  • Episode: Posi Potpourri
    Original air date: Friday, July 09, 2010
    Episode Description:
    More music, less of me!
  • Original air date: Friday, July 02, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Tune in for songs of freedom, independence and spiritual social action.
  • Original air date: Friday, June 25, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Richard plays continuous four-song sets of the best Posi music from the best Posi artists.
  • Original air date: Friday, June 18, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Featuring the music from Greg's latest live comedy CD. Listen, laugh and learn. 
  • Original air date: Friday, June 04, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Richard plays continuous four-song sets of the best posi muisc from the best posi artists.
  • Original air date: Friday, May 21, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Richard introduces you to a variety of new and favorite artists and music in nonstop four-song sets.
  • Original air date: Friday, May 14, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Richard salutes the songwriters of the Nashville chapter of the Positive Music Association as they keep the vibe positive in the flood-devastated town.
  • Original air date: Friday, April 30, 2010
    Episode Description:
    In this year of the Twelve Powers at Unity, get the feminine perspective as Richard features Twelve Women of the Chalice, a collection of songs and meditations by Sue Riley and Rev. Leddy Hammock from the perspective of 12 women in the Bible who all have speaking parts, were direct descendants of Jesus and who exemplify each of Fillmore's Twelve Powers of man. A powerful and prayerful program.
  • Original air date: Friday, April 23, 2010
    Episode Description:
    A variety of the best Posi and New Thought music in a variety of musical styles from the best Posi artists on the planet.
  • Original air date: Friday, April 16, 2010
    Episode Description:
    A variety of the best Posi and New Thought music and artists in uninterrupted four-song sets.
  • Episode: DJ Harold Payne
    Original air date: Friday, April 09, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Tune in for posi music with guest DJ Harold Payne.
  • Original air date: Friday, April 02, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Even though New Thought music is nondenominational, so is the message of the great master in its purest form. Let Richard take you into the Easter weekend with songs based on the words of Jesus that have a universal message and contain that golden thread of truth common to all faiths and beliefs. A great way to celebrate the life and ministry of our Way Shower.
  • Original air date: Friday, March 26, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Chants are prayers put to repetitive, memorable melodies and rhythms that enable you to remember and assimilate them more easily. Though Gregorian-type chants have been around for hundreds of years, New Thought chants are relatively new. Tune in and be prepared to sing along with Karen Drucker, Rickie Byars Beckwith, Michael Stillwater and other modern chant masters.
  • Original air date: Friday, March 19, 2010
    Episode Description:
    A variety of the best Posi and New Though music and artists in uninterrupted four-song sets.
  • Original air date: Friday, March 05, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Chants are prayers put to repetitive, memorable melodies and rhythms that enable you to remember and assimilate them easier. Though Gregorian-type chants have been around hundreds of years, New Thought chants are relatively new. Tune in and be prepared to sing along with Karen Drucker, Rickie Byars Beckwith, Michael Stillwater and other modern chant masters.
  • Original air date: Friday, February 19, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Peace, nonviolence, human rights, just plain getting along—these are topics very rich in the Posi Music field. Richard reaches into his Posi library to bring you the music with the message of Dr. King and Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Original air date: Friday, January 15, 2010
    Episode Description:
    The best of the best in Posi and New Thought music. This two-part series will feature the three nominated songs in three categories each week. The winners of the Posi Awards will be announce at the Fifth Annual Posi Awards Celebration January 18–20 in Orlando, Florida.
  • Original air date: Friday, January 08, 2010
    Episode Description:
    The best of the best in Posi and New Thought music. This two-part series will feature the three nominated songs in three categories each week. The winners of the Posi Awards will be announce at the Fifth Annual Posi Awards Celebration January 18–20 in Orlando, Florida.
  • Original air date: Friday, August 28, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Get to know one of Posi Music's most prolific artists and hear Daniel play live a song from his upcoming Time for Fire CD.
  • Original air date: Friday, August 07, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Listen as we play some of the highlights from her stellar, award-winning career.
  • Episode: Devotion!
    Original air date: Friday, June 26, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Tune in to hear special guests Devotion!
  • Original air date: Friday, April 03, 2009
    Episode Description:
    The second annual program featuring singable, memorable chants that take short affirmations and prayers and put them to music. Sing along and be inspired.
  • Original air date: Friday, February 06, 2009
    Episode Description:
    The Unity message is universal, uniting, empowering, and transformational. Tune in to PosiPalooza: Music That Matters, with host Richard Mekdeci, to hear the music and the artists who are changing the world, one song at a time.
  • Original air date: Friday, January 23, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Songs of peace, unity, and transformation.
  • Original air date: Friday, October 10, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Tune in to hear Posi Music.
  • Episode: Posi Potpourri
    Original air date: Friday, September 26, 2008
    Episode Description:
    More music, less talk. A variety of artists and music.
  • Episode: DJ Rick Lowe
    Original air date: Friday, September 12, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Empower Music and Arts' executive producer takes over the microphone and does a tribute to the music of regular PosiPalooza host, Richard Mekdeci.
  • Episode: DJ LeRoy White
    Original air date: Friday, August 29, 2008
    Episode Description:
    2008's Grace Note recipient and Unity "Teen Idol.” Explore the huge heart and deep soul of this beloved artist and personality.
  • Original air date: Friday, August 22, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Yang's turn. Honoring the men of New Thought; Daniel Nahmod, Harold Payne, David Roth, J.D. Martin, Robert Anderson of Devotion and more.
  • Original air date: Friday, July 25, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Join us this week for more Posi tunes!
  • Episode: Karen Drucker
    Original air date: Friday, June 27, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Karen joins Richard this week to talk about music and the positive impact it has on people's lives.
  • Original air date: Friday, May 30, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Hear all of this year’s 18 finalists in six categories for the 2008 Posi Awards to be held in September at Unity Village in this exciting two-part series.
  • Episode: Posi Potpourri
    Original air date: Friday, May 23, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Tune in for Posi-tunes that will give you a spiritual lift!
  • Episode: Teri Wilder
    Original air date: Friday, April 04, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Guest DJ Teri Wilder
  • Original air date: Friday, February 29, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Are you ready for more music with a positive, uniting and empowering spiritual message? Richard delivers this week with uniting songs for people of all faiths—New Thought music!
  • Episode: Singing a Yarn
    Original air date: Friday, February 22, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Join Richard this week as he explores stories in song.
  • Original air date: Friday, January 11, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Greg's ability to take you from side-splitting humor to tear-jerking poignancy in his music has made him one of the most sought-after artists and presenters in the country. Greg brings in some of his favorite songs for you to listen, laugh, and cry to.

Host Bio

Richard Mekdeci

Richard Mekdeci is president and co-founder of Itoi Ministries and Itoi Music whose mission is to bring positive, uniting, transformational music and its artists into the mainstream awareness. An award-winning New Thought songwriter and singer, Richard worked at Unity Village for five years as Music And Creative Arts Coordinator for Unity Village Retreats and now heads up the first Sacred Music Resource department at the Unity Worldwide Ministries. He is a licensed Unity teacher who tours the country speaking, performing and facilitating workshops on peace and self-worth. His music appears in several songbooks and is used extensively throughout the Unity movement and beyond.

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