Celebrate John Lennon’s birthday all week long with The Beatles Channel

John Lennon’s birthday

The Beatles Channel is honouring John Lennon’s birthday on October 9 with exclusive programming all week long, October 2-9.

Listeners can enjoy new episodes of the shows Across the UniverseFab FourumWay Beyond Compare, and more — all dedicated to John — plus a special Mind Games panel discussion and Sean Ono Lennon’s exclusive Guest DJ set.

See the full broadcast schedule below, and listen to The Beatles Channel now.

Mind Games Roundtable (New!)

Host David Fricke welcomes a panel discussion of musicians and contributors who worked on John Lennon’s 1973 album Mind Games — including Jim Keltner and Rick Marotta (drummers), David Spinozza (guitarist), Ken Ascher (keyboardist), and Bob Gruen (photographer) — for a special conversation celebrating John Lennon’s birthday and the album’s 50th anniversary.

Friday (10/6) 11 am ET
Saturday (10/7) 9 pm ET
Sunday (10/8) 6 am ET
Monday (10/9) 9 pm ET
Thursday (10/12) 1 pm ET

Across The Universe (New!)

In a new episode of the weekly show dedicated to the life and music of John Lennon, host Dennis Elsas features songs that define John’s years in The Beatles.

Tuesday (10/3) 4 pm ET
Thursday (10/5) 11 pm ET
Saturday (10/7) 1 pm ET

Sean Ono Lennon Guest DJ

Musician, songwriter, producer, and the only child of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Sean Ono Lennon joins host David Fricke in a two-part series, sharing memories of his dad and his favourite solo tracks from his father as well as the rest of The Beatles.

Part 1
Friday (10/6) 9 pm ET
Sunday (10/8) 1 pm ET

Part 2
Saturday (10/7) 3 pm ET
Monday (10/9) 12 am ET

Eight Songs A Week

Beatles Channel listeners take control, ranking their favourite songs connected by a common theme! This week, Meg Griffin hosts a special version in which listeners rank their eight favourite Beatles songs sung by John Lennon.

Friday (10/6) 2 pm ET
Saturday (10/7) 10 am ET
Sunday (10/8) 3 pm ET
Monday (10/9) 1 pm ET

Fab Fourum (New!)

The Beatles Channel’s weekly live talk show hosted by Dennis Elsas, Bill Flanagan, and Tom Frangione will be dedicated to John for his birthday weekend, featuring special guests and your phone calls!

Wednesday (10/4) 9 pm ET
Saturday (10/7) 7 am ET
Sunday (10/8) 6 pm ET

Way Beyond Compare (New!)

Join Beatles expert Tom Frangione as he explores Fab Four alternate takes, live performances, and versions of Beatles recordings you’ve never heard before! This week, Tom celebrates John’s birthday by playing rare songs by John.

Monday (10/2) 2 pm ET
Tuesday (10/3) 11 pm ET
Friday (10/6) 4 pm ET
Sunday (10/8) 10 am ET
Monday (10/9) 2 pm ET
Tuesday (10/10) 11 pm ET
Friday (10/13) 4 pm ET
Sunday (10/15) 10 am ET

Northern Songs

Beatles historian and author Bill Flanagan puts together a themed playlist of hits and rarities by the Fab Four, and this week, he plays John’s songs by The Beatles in honour of John’s birthday.

Monday (10/2) 11 pm ET
Friday (10/6) Midnight ET
Saturday (10/7) 7 pm ET

Dark Horse Radio

A weekly show hosted by Laura Cantrell and dedicated to the music that George Harrison wrote, produced, sang, and loved, Dark Horse Radio features songs by George, covers of his songs, songs he covered, and rarely-heard material. This week, Laura highlights the special musical friendship between George and John in celebration of John’s birthday.

Thursday (10/5) 3 pm ET
Wednesday (10/11) 7 am ET