The first ever Beatles-backed radio channel will be hitting the Sirius XM airwaves.
Launching May 18, the Beatles Channel will present “unique and exclusive programming in collaboration with and fully authorized by The Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd.” on SiriusXM channel 18.
“I still remember the thrill of when we first heard our music on the radio,” says Paul McCartney in a press release, “but I don’t think any of us would have imagined that we’d have our very own Beatles radio channel more than 50 years later. The SiriusXM channel will have it all, 8 Days a Week.”
“We are so proud to announce the most popular band in history has joined us for their own SiriusXM channel,” says Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM. “We’ve worked with The Beatles and Apple Corps Ltd. to create a channel that is as vital today as when the band’s music was first recorded. The channel will be all-things-Beatles, 24/7. The soundtrack of our world, made by John, Paul, George and Ringo.”
Some of the programs include:
Breakfast with The Beatles: A daily morning show hosted by musician and lifelong Beatles aficionado, Chris Carter, featuring music, stories and all things Beatles.
A Day in the Life: A daily feature noting milestones in the lives and career of The Beatles.
My Fab Four: A daily guest DJ session, hosted by musicians influenced by The Beatles, celebrities, and super fan listeners, each playing their four favorite Beatles songs.
Beatle Bites: A daily “name the song” quiz featuring a short snippet of a Beatles recording.
Dedicated Phone: # 844-999-BEATLES, for fans to make requests and share their Beatles stories.
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.
Peter Asher: From Me To You: He sang Beatles compositions as a member of Peter & Gordon, 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.
Magical Mini Concert: A weekly fantasy concert featuring live music from The Beatles and their solo works.
Northern Songs with Bill Flanagan: A regular show from TV producer and author Flanagan, focusing on themes that tell the story of The Beatles, their music and the effect it had on generations of fans.
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.
The Beatles Channel will also celebrate with “Pepper Day” on June 1st for the 50th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, playing the album’s new Anniversary Edition stereo mix in its entirety.
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