Country music fans have two chances to hear top artists Vince Gill and Garth Brooks in live radio performances this week.
First up, Mr. Gill's new greatest hits collection album, "Souvenirs," gets a hearing -- the day before its national release -- on WXCY-FM (103.7), a country station based in Havre de Grace.
The broadcast is from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow, and is a simulcast of "Vince Gill's Souvenirs," a program on cable television's Nashville Network.
And on Tuesday, "Garth Brooks: 'Fresh Horses' " can be heard from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on both WXCY and Baltimore's big country station, WPOC-FM (93.1).
Mr. Brooks is host of the show, which includes the premiere of tracks from the new album, as well as a toll-free talk segment in which viewers can call the performer.
Beatles on radio
In another musical tempo, the arrival tonight of the three-part "The Beatles Anthology" on ABC-TV (9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13, with parts two and three on Wednesday and Thursday) will be noted tomorrow with a half-hour radio special, "Around the Beatles," at 2 p.m. on WJHU-FM (88.1). The program is a portion of a one-hour BBC documentary.
The complete "Around the Beatles" is scheduled for broadcast on WJHU at 2 p.m. Nov. 27 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1.
Polling the latest
CNN and Time magazine are boasting they have collaborated to produce "the largest and most comprehensive" public opinion poll to track the campaign for the 1996 presidential election.
The first results of the effort, which features a fixed sample of about 5,000 voters, came out last week in findings that showed Gen. Colin Powell's decision not to join the fray gave Sen. Robert Dole the largest boost. It also said 41 percent of the respondents plan to vote against President Clinton.
Monthly poll results are planned to be announced on the CNN program "Inside Politics," which is telecast at 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. weekdays.
Paul Harvey returns
Stand by for Paul Harvey!
The venerable Chicago-based newsman is returning to the Baltimore airwaves.
Three "Paul Harvey News & Comment" broadcasts are scheduled to air -- at 9 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, beginning Nov. 27 on WWLG-AM (1360) and WASA-AM (1330) in Havre de Grace.
The morning show is a five-minute newscast, the noon edition is a 15-minute news roundup with a concluding commentary, and the 4 p.m. installment is "The Rest of the Story," a five-minute historical feature.
The broadcaster's ABC Radio broadcasts were last carried in Baltimore, up to mid-1994, on WPOC. Some area fans have been able to continue to tune him in via WMAL-AM (630) in Washington or WQSI-AM (820) in Frederick.
Guide to toys
"CBS This Morning" plans next week to offer its annual toy-shopping guide, assessing the safety and appropriateness of this year's batch of potential gifts.
Correspondent Herb Weisbaum's sixth year of these reports can be seen all next week in the 7:30 a.m. segment of the program (from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., WJZ, Channel 13).