Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Launching The Beatles Radio Station
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are launching an online radio channel dedicated to The Beatles. The two surviving members of the Fab Four have teamed up with bosses at SiriusXM radio network to create the channel, which will feature non-stop programming dedicated to the band’s music, history and legacy.
“I still remember the thrill of when we first heard our music on the radio, 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,” said McCartney in a statement. The channel will feature shows playing the band’s hits, lesser known tracks, live recordings, as well as tracks from the solo albums of McCartney and Starr, as well as the late John Lennon and George Harrison. Starr added, “Great news, The Beatles will have their own channel on SiriusXM. Now you can listen to The Beatles, any time at all. Peace and Love.” It will also feature live phone-ins for fans to share their favorite Beatles memories, as well as shows exploring the group’s impact on the U.K. and U.S. Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s president and chief content officer, said that he was excited to launch the project. “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,” he said. The Beatles Channel will launch on May 18.