On the Radio
On the Radio is a collection of radio specials and news broadcast made over the years that relate in some way to the White Album and/or the time period it was recorded
The radio specials and news-shorts found on this website were compiled from various sources and focus on the ‘white album’ period of the Beatles career. The albums influence is still felt today over 40 years after its initial release. Radio specials and commemorative news reports appeared’ as the 20th, 25th, 30th and 40th anniversaries of the albums original release approached. Fans the world over never tire of celebrating these musical milestones and the memories these various programs are priceless to the discriminating Beatle fans everywhere.
The audio files of the programs on these pages are made available here for your listening pleasure. Click on any of the GO > links below to enjoy them.
The Beatle Years Host Elliot Minsk explores the first album released by Apple Records on his long running Westwood One Radio Series GO >
The Beatles on Apple Records: Author Bruce Spizer’s New Book Recounts the Creation of the Beatles Apple Records Label GO >
Apple Records 40 Years Later: As part of the NPR series Echoes of 1968 Joel Rose filed this story on Apple Records and its legacy GO >
The Beatles released the White Album 40 years ago this month, do you remember where you were when you first heard it? GO >
Paul Ingles of PRI revisits The Beatles’ Best-Seller in the fascinating 3 hour special ‘The White Album Listening Party’ GO >
Mono Or Stereo: Which Beatles Box Is Better? Beatles historian Kevin Howlett talks about the newly remastered albums GO >
Remember who they were? Taking a look back to find out who were the Best of the Bands on the Beatles Apple Label GO >
Danger Mouse’s ‘Grey Album’ Spured a huge dispute. Although a not for commercial release, these mixes sure got plenty of internet play GO >
Phish’s first Musical Halloween Costume Concert ever debuted on Halloween Night 1994 and to many fans surprise they took on the entire Beatles White Album GO >
Loving An Album To Death Makes A Music Fan For Life. All Things Considered is digging into the record collections of listeners’ parents. GO >
The Vinyl Experience is on location in New York’s Soho gallery Recess for artist Rutheford Chang’s exhibit “We Buy White Albums.” GO >
Nik Cohn, writing for the New York Times, heard the Beatles White Album in 1968 and pronounced it boring. What does he think now? GO >