Celebrate George Harrison’s birthday with exclusive specials on The Beatles Channel

George Harrison's birthday

In celebration of George Harrison’s birthday on February 25, The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) is shining a spotlight on the Fab Four’s legendary guitarist and singer-songwriter with specials featuring a roundtable of guitar greats, celebrity Guest DJs, George’s classics and rarities, and much more. Check out the broadcast schedule below, and listen to The Beatles Channel now.

For more information about George Harrison, visit georgeharrison.com.

Broadcast Schedule (all times ET)

Guitar Roundtable

The Beatles Channel presents a Roundtable of guitar greats paying tribute to George Harrison for his Birthday. Host David Fricke welcomes Ben Harper, Steve Lukather from (Toto and Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band), Joe Bonamassa, Nancy Wilson from Heart, and Warren Haynes.


Thursday, 2/23 at 1pm


Friday, 2/24 at 9 pm

Saturday, 2/25 at 2 pm

Sunday, 2/26 at 11 am

Guest DJs

Celebrity George Harrison fans share stories and play some of their George favourites in honour of his Birthday.

Billy Idol – Singer-Songwriter

Thursday, 2/23 at Midnight


Friday, 2/24 at 3 pm

Sunday, 2/26 8 am

Steve Perry – Singer-Songwriter from Journey

Friday, 2/24 at 1 pm


Saturday, 2/25 at 5 pm

Sunday, 2/26 at 6 am

Fred Armisen – Actor 

Wednesday, 2/22 at 4 pm


Saturday, 2/25 at Midnight

Angel Olsen – Singer-Songwriter

Saturday, 2/25 at 8 pm


Sunday, 2/26 at 5 pm

Eric D. Johnson – Singer-Songwriter from Fruit Bats

Tuesday, 2/21 at Midnight


Sunday, 2/26 at 10 pm

Dark Horse Radio

Dark Horse Radios is a weekly show hosted by Laura Cantrell and dedicated to the music that George Harrison wrote, produced, sang, and loved. The show features songs by George and by others, covers of his songs, songs he covered, and rarely heard material. This week, we spotlight George’s work in The Beatles for his birthday.


Thursday, 2/23 at 3 pm


Saturday, 2/25 at 11 pm

Sunday, 2/26 at 4 pm

Wednesday, 3/1 at 7 am

Across The Universe

A weekly show dedicated to the life and music of John Lennon. This week Dennis Elsas examines John’s relationship with his Beatles bandmate George Harrison in honour of George’s Birthday.


Tuesday, 2/21 at 4 pm


Thursday, 2/23 at 11pm

Saturday, 2/25 at 1pm

Fab Fourum

Dennis Elsas, Bill Flanagan, and Tom Frangione want to hear your George Harrison stories and favourite songs in honour of his Birthday. Plus, they’ll welcome musicians Jim Keltner and Jim Horn to discuss playing with George in the studio and on stage.


Wednesday, 2/22 at 9 pm


Saturday, 2/25 at 7 am

Sunday, 2/26 at 6 pm

Way Beyond Compare

Join Beatles expert Tom Frangione, exploring Fab Four alternate takes, live performances and versions of Beatles recordings that you’ve never heard before! This week, it’s all George rarities in celebration of his birthday!


Monday, 2/20 at 2 pm


Tuesday, 2/21 at 11 pm

Friday, 2/24 at 4 pm

Sunday, 2/26 at 10 am

Chris Carter George Harrison Special

Beatles Channel host Chris Carter pays tribute to George Harrison for his birthday.


Friday, 2/24 at 8 am

8 Songs A Week…Times Two!

Each week, listeners vote for their favourites from a themed list of Beatles songs. This week, an expanded all George Harrison version in celebration of his birthday! It’s 8 Songs A Week…Times Two! Hosted by Meg Griffin.


Friday, 2/24 at 2 pm


Saturday, 2/25 at 10 am

Sunday,  2/26 at 3 pm

Monday, 2/27 at 1 pm

Northern Songs

Beatles historian and author Bill Flanagan puts together a themed playlist of hits and rarities by the Fab Four for this weekly audio adventure! This week, it’s all George Harrison leading The Beatles in honour of his birthday.


Monday, 2/20 at 11 pm


Friday, 2/24 at Midnight