The Beatles coming to Sirius XM satelite radio, 24 hours a day, 8 days a week


Business Music May 2, 2017,      12:32 p.m.

Written by Libby Hill  a reporter from LA Times

Edition, adaptation an comments by Toni Basanta from Fairfax, Vermont USA

Can’t get enough of the Beatles?  Sirius XM has a new station just for you.

The satellite radio company on Tuesday announced the debut of the Beatles Channel, which will feature the band’s entire catalog as well as solo albums and musicians inspired by the Fab Four.

“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,” said Scott Greenstein, the company’s president and chief content officer, in a statement released Tuesday.

“The channel will be all-things-Beatles, 24 / 7. The soundtrack of our world, made by John, Paul, George and Ringo.” 

In addition to music, the Beatles Channel will have regular shows and specials, including  “Breakfast With the Beatles” with host Chris Carter, who has hosted the show on KLOS / 95.5 FM since 2006. (Previously Carter and the program aired on KLSX / 97.1 FM, which is now KAMP.)

“I still remember the thrill of when we first heard our music on the radio,” Paul McCartney said in the statement.

“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 Beatles join an elite group of musicians with dedicated channels on Sirius XM :

Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, the Grateful Dead and ,as of September,  Garth Brooks.

Sirius XM also features a variety of stations programmed with the influence of certain artists in mind, including Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Buffett, Tom Petty, Ozzy Osbourne and Willie Nelson.

The Beatles Channel debuts at 6:09 a.m. PDT May 18 on Sirius XM Channel 18, just eight days before the 50th anniversary of the band’s classic album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”

My comment

As the liner notes by Libby Hill remark that The Beatles Channel on Sirius XM  will feature the band’s entire catalog as well as solo albums and musicians inspired by the Fab Four,  I included some photos of  Paul and George sons.

Also Cuban acts,  like guitarist-composer LEO BROUWER’s  album DE BACH A LOS BEATLES and also BEATLERIANA – an awarded Suite for Guitar and Strings composed by BROUWER and recorded by Brazilian guitarist Carlos Barbosa Lima with The Havana String Quartet, plus photos of The Live Concerts at The John Lennon Park in El Vedado, a Rock fan borough in Havana, Cuba.

Beatles Forever and Ever, Here There and Everywhere,

Toni Basanta

DJ Host of The Cuban Bridge on the radio and on television




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