As if the songs alone weren’t enough of a reason to check out The Fab Four’s first-ever official radio channel, we have nine more reasons to listen to The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18).
1. Breakfast with The Beatles
A daily morning show hosted by musician and lifelong Beatles aficionado, Chris Carter, featuring music, stories and all things Beatles. Airs weekdays from 8 am – 11 am ET (starting May 22).
2. Celebrity Guest DJs
Exclusive guest DJ sessions with a variety of musicians, actors, celebrities and more — all of whom will host extensive specials playing their favorite Beatles music. Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder will host the first guest DJ session on The Beatles Channel on Saturday, May 20 at 2 pm ET, with replays the following week. Don Henley’s guest DJ session will premiere on Monday, May 29 at 5 pm ET. Ron Howard’s guest DJ session will premiere on Monday, June 5 at 5 pm ET.
3. My Fab Four
Daily guest DJ sessions, hosted by musicians influenced by The Beatles, celebrities, and super fan listeners, each playing their four favorite Beatles songs. Airs daily at 4 am, 7 am, 4 pm and 7 pm ET.
4. The Fab Fourum
A live weekly call-in roundtable show hosted by veteran broadcaster Dennis Elsas; TV producer and author, Bill Flanagan; and panelists including authors, musicians and fans. Airs Wednesdays from 9 pm – 11 pm ET (starting May 24).
5. Peter Asher: From Me To You
Peter Asher sang Beatles compositions as a member of Peter & Gordon and was part of the formation of Apple Records and went on to become a multiple Grammy-winning producer and much more. Now, his stories come to life in this exclusive weekly series. Airs Thursdays from 8 pm – 9 pm ET (starting May 25).
6. Magical Mini Concert
Hear a weekly fantasy concert featuring live music from The Beatles and their solo works each Monday at 2 pm ET.
7. Northern Songs with Bill Flanagan
TV producer and author Bill Flanagan hosts a recurring show focusing on themes that tell the story of The Beatles, their music and the effect it had on generations of fans. Airs Mondays from 9 pm – 10 pm ET.
8. Get Back: The Beatles in Britain
A monthly show recorded in and around London and Liverpool that offers the UK perspective of the Beatles phenomenon, hosted by Geoff Lloyd.
9. Pepper Day
On June 1, The Beatles Channel will celebrate “Pepper Day” on the 50th Anniversary of the band’s acclaimed Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, playing the album’s new Anniversary Edition stereo mix in its entirety. The album spotlight will be accompanied by commentary by the album’s original producer, the late George Martin, and by his son, Giles Martin, who produced the album’s new stereo and 5.1 surround mixes from The Beatles’ session tapes, guided by his father’s original, Beatles-preferred mono album mix.
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