Celebrate John Lennon’s Birthday with a New Weekly Show and Exclusive Specials

In celebration of John Lennon’s birthday, The Beatles Channel is airing exclusive specials, plus the new weekly show, ‘Across the Universe.’

by:
Jackie Kolgraf
October 3, 2022

The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) is honoring John Lennon’s birthday on October 9 with exclusive programming all week long, including Across the Universe, a new weekly show dedicated to John’s life and music. Listeners will also hear various artists, celebrities and fans throughout the week paying tribute to John. Check out the full broadcast schedule below, and listen to The Beatles Channel now.

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Broadcast Schedule (all times ET)


Across The Universe

A brand new weekly show dedicated to the life and music of John Lennon, hosted by Dennis Elsas. This week, Dennis features songs that John contributed to the five movies The Beatles released between 1964 and 1970.

October 7 at 11am (premiere)

October 7 at 9pm

October 8 at 3pm

October 9 at 11am

October 11 at 4pm

October 13 at 11pm

October 15 at 1pm


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 favorite solo tracks from his father as well as the rest of The Beatles.

Part 1

October 8 at 1pm (premiere)

October 9 at 8am

Part 2

October 8 at 5pm (premiere)

October 9 at 9pm


8 Songs A Week Times Two

The Beatles Channel listeners take control, ranking their favorite songs connected by a common theme! This week, Meg Griffin hosts a special expanded version, in which listeners rank their 16(!) favorite songs sung by John Lennon. It’s 8 Songs A Week… times two!

October 7 at 2pm (premiere)

October 8 at 10am

October 9 at 3pm

October 10 at 1pm


Fab Fourum

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, including special guests and your phone calls.

October 5 at 9pm (premiere)

October 8 at 7am

October 9 at 6pm


Way Beyond Compare

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 and his family.

October 3at  2pm (premiere)

October 4 at 11pm

October 7 at 4pm

October 9 at 10am


Apple Jam

Join David Fricke and Tom Frangione for Apple Jam, a show dedicated to the music and artists of Apple Records! This month, Tom and David celebrate John’s birthday by celebrating the contributions he made to Apple Records as a producer, session musician and more.

October 5 at 3pm (premiere)

October 7 at 11pm

October 10 at 12am


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 honor of John’s birthday.

October 3 at 11pm (premiere)

October 7 at 12am

October 8 at 7pm

October 9 at 6am


Dark Horse Radio

A weekly show hosted by Laura Cantrell, Dark Horse Radio is dedicated to the music that George Harrison wrote, produced, sang and loved, featuring 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.

October 6 at 3pm (premiere)

October 8 at 11pm

October 9 at 4pm

October 12 at 7am



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