Follow

SiriusXM announce new Beatles radio channel

SiriusXM subscribers who happen to enjoy The Beatles are collectively saying, "it's about time" as the satellite radio provider has announced a new Beatles exclusive radio station is premiering on May 18, 2017.

The channel, launching just in time for extensive promotion of the Sgt Pepper album's 50th anniversary, will feature the works of the band as well as their solo output mixed with the bands that influenced them and were influenced by them. With live recordings, rarities, and original "documentary" type programming, there is likely plenty for fans to enjoy when this station is launched.

Channel 18 has often focused on singular artists over the years having recently been exclusive to artists like Billy Joel and Bon Jovi while other permanent stations are devoted to Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Presley, and The Grateful Dead. This marks the first time that The Beatles have been given the devoted channel treatment.

A permanent Beatles channel on SiriusXM seems like a logical programming choice and, one would hope, a successful and popular run on Channel 18 could encourage that in the future. The Beatles officially released 13 albums, one of which was the double disk White Album, and another 33 songs not appearing on albums in their seven year recording history. Couple that with over 70 studio albums as solo artists, hundreds of hours worth of studio outtakes, live recordings, and guest appearances on other artists' recordings, and The Beatles have one of the most extensive catalogs in music history.

Billy Joel, who has repeatedly been the subject of his own SiriusXM radio station, has 13 studio albums and a handful of live recordings. If he can have a station, The Beatles --who could be played for a month without repeating a single recording-- should be all but a sure bet.

Channel 18 will feature several original programs from a daily morning show to a weekly live feature and interstitial material will include interview snippets and story soundbites.

The Beatles The Beatles The White Album New Vinyl Oversize Item Spilt 180
The Beatles The Beatles The White Album New Vinyl Oversize Item Spilt 180
$90.23
Time Remaining: 10d 1h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $90.23
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Lot of The Beatles vinyl record albums and Box Set Classic Rock
Lot of The Beatles vinyl record albums and Box Set Classic Rock
$60.00 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 4m
Bid now | Add to watch list
The Beatles  Let It Be Vinyl NM Mobile Fidelity MFSL
The Beatles Let It Be Vinyl NM Mobile Fidelity MFSL
$50.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 50m
Bid now | Add to watch list
The Beatles Mono Masters New Vinyl
The Beatles Mono Masters New Vinyl
$58.96
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $58.96
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
The Beatles VI Sealed USA Original Vinyl LP Rare Collectors copy
The Beatles VI Sealed USA Original Vinyl LP Rare Collectors copy
$77.77 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 18h 25m
Bid now | Add to watch list
BEATLES YESTERDAY  TODAY BUTCHER COVER 180 GRAM TRANS BLUE COLORED VINYL LP
BEATLES YESTERDAY TODAY BUTCHER COVER 180 GRAM TRANS BLUE COLORED VINYL LP
$54.89
Time Remaining: 24d 12h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $54.89
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
The Beatles  A Hard Days Night Vinyl NM Mobile Fidelity MFSL
The Beatles A Hard Days Night Vinyl NM Mobile Fidelity MFSL
$50.00
Time Remaining: 3d 50m
Bid now | Add to watch list
The Beatles Abbey Road Mobile Fidelity Original Master Recording Vinyl Lp
The Beatles Abbey Road Mobile Fidelity Original Master Recording Vinyl Lp
$59.00
Time Remaining: 25d 23h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $59.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

« Previous1234

Share your thoughts!

Get Connected!

Join our community and connect with people who share in your hero habits

Comments

No comments yet

Lost Password

Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.