Celebrate Paul McCartney’s birthday with a fan-voted countdown, plus exclusive specials all weekend

Click here to check out the broadcast schedule for all of the specials, and stream them on the SXM App in our Paul McCartney Birthday Collection.

Matt Simeone
June 16, 2022

Paul McCartney is turning 80 on June 18, and The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) is giving you 80 reasons to celebrate with an 80-song countdown voted by fans — plus exclusive specials featuring Mary and Stella McCartney, a can’t-miss call-in celebration and more!

Listen to all of the specials during their broadcast times below, or stream them on the SXM App in our Paul McCartney Birthday Collection.

Related: George Harrison’s wife details new book to mark 20th anniversary of his passing

Broadcast Schedule (all times ET)


Paul McCartney Top 80 Listener-Voted Countdown

Beatles fans created the definitive McCartney mix of songs recorded with and after The Beatles. Join our Beatles Channel hosts as they count down the Top 80 Paul McCartney songs you voted for!

June 17 at 11am

June 18 at 12am and 3pm
June 19 at 8am

All Paul Request Party Live

In honor of Paul McCartney’s 80th Birthday, The Beatles Channel will host a special All Paul request party live! Call us to wish Paul a Happy Birthday and play your favorite Beatles, Wings, Solo or any song having to do with Paul McCartney! Hosted by Dennis Elsas, Bill Flanagan and Tom Frangione.

June 18 at 9pm

Paul McCartney Exclusive RAM Special

Paul will join the birthday festivities as he gives Beatles Channel listeners an exclusive guided tour through one of his most memorable albums, Ram. He’ll take you track by track through the entire album telling stories about making the music and his life in 1971 post Beatles.

June 17 at 9pm

June 19 at 12am

Mary McCartney Guest DJ

Paul’s daughter, Mary, shares some of her favorite songs and stories to celebrate her dad’s birthday!

June 18 at 10am

Stella McCartney Guest DJ

Stella McCartney shares a rare mix of favorites by her dad and The Beatles, including special stories about their family, the music, and more.

June 18 at 2pm

Paul McCartney Sideman Special

Join Bill Flanagan as he spotlights various collaborations Paul has done with artists ranging from Johnny Cash to Michael Jackson, George Michael, Nirvana, Elvis Costello, and more.

June 17 at 12am
June 18 at 11am
June 19 at 6am

Magical McCartney Maxi Concert

In honor of Paul’s birthday, The Beatles Channel has dreamed up a Paul McCartney fantasy concert of Beatles and solo songs!

June 18 at 6am

June 19 at 10pm

Note: This special will not be available on the SXM App after it airs.

Fab Fourum

The Beatles Channel’s weekly live talk show hosted by Dennis Elsas, Bill Flanagan and Tom Frangione will be dedicated to Paul this week for his birthday. Special guests include Jon Bon Jovi and Rusty Anderson (Paul’s current guitar player for over 20 years).

June 18 at 7am
June 19 at 6pm

Breakfast with The Beatles

Chris Carter will feature three hours of Paul McCartney music on his weekday morning show.

June 17 at 8am

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 Paul’s birthday and his recent Got Back Tour by focusing on rare live McCartney performances from over the years.

June 19 at 3pm

Apple Jam

Join David Fricke and Tom Frangione for Apple Jam, a show dedicated to the music and artists of Apple Records. This month, take a look at Paul McCartney’s Apple Records contributions in celebration of his 80th birthday.

Stream it on the SXM App now.

Dark Horse Radio

On this weekly show dedicated to the music that George Harrison wrote, produced, sang, and loved, host Laura Cantrell will explore the unique musical friendship between George and Paul McCartney in celebration of Paul’s 80th birthday.

June 19 at 4pm
June 22 at 7am

My Fab Fours

Hear the members of Paul’s current band — Abe Laboriel Jr., Paul “Wix” Wickens, Rusty Anderson, and Brian Ray — plus Denny Seiwell from Wings each pick their four favorite songs by The Beatles and Paul McCartney throughout Paul’s birthday week!

Denny Seiwell (Original Drummer of Wings) @dennystrio

June 19 at 2pm

Abe Laboriel Jr. (Drummer) @ogabejr

June 17 at 2am

Brian Ray (Guitarist) @brianrayguitar

June 18 at 1am

Rusty Anderson (Guitarist) @rustyanderson1

June 19 at 5am

Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens (Keyboardist) @WixWickens

June 19 at 9pm

Plus: Listen as various celebrities wish Paul a happy birthday all weekend long!