Thursday, January 30, 2014


We're only a week away from a beatload of Beatles on KMSU!  From six a.m. to three p.m. on Friday, February 7th, we'll be playing 50 years of Beatles music in honor of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' legendary first appearance on Ed Sullivan.  Playing 50 years of The Beatles means that all Beatles music (mono and stereo) is fair game, as well as solo material from John, George, Ringo, and William Campbell (the Canadian look alike who replaced Paul McCartney when he died in 1966)!

Unlike days like a Beatle birthday, where we will only play music sung by that particular Beatle, we'll be able to play it all.  There are, however, a few rules we need to keep in mind for the big day:

  • No 'Working Class Hero' - We love this song as much as you do, but it would be disrespectful to bleep the swears in this song.  They are simply too important to what Lennon is trying to say, so out of respect we don't deface the song.  Unfortunately, this means that it isn't FCC legal for radio play, and therefore we cannot play the song.
  • No 'Ebony and Ivory' - This should be self explanatory.
  • No 'The Girl Is Mine' - This should also be self explanatory.
  • No 'Freedom' - Good lord... Why would we?
  • No Cover Versions of songs by The Beatles or their solo material - It's all about celebrating the real deal, so pale imitations will not be played.
  • We will only play 'Temporary Secretary' if it is requested as being recorded by William Campbell - We have long felt that 'Temporary Secretary' is a song SO BAD that it offers definitive proof that Paul McCartney died in 1966.  Only an imposter would release a song this bad, and that means we will only play it if it is attributed to the Canadian look alike that replaced Paul after he died in 1966. Example: "Could you please play 'Temporary Secretary' by William Campbell off the 'Campbell II' album?"
  • If you request 'Wonderful Christmas Time' we will hang up on you - Why would you waste our time like that?
We will also be giving stuff away!   We have several copies of my all time favorite Beatles book "The Beatles Recording Sessions" by Mark Lewisohn, as well as Philip Norman's "Shout".  We'll fill you in on how you can win, so be sure to listen for your chance!

Drop us a line at if you have any questions about the big day!  Be sure to listen from six a.m. to 3 p.m. on February 7th for a beatload of Beatles!

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