Wednesday, November 27, 2013

'Breakfast With the Beatles' Show Observes 30-Years

“Chris Carter's 'Breakfast with the Beatles.'” which calls itself “America’s longest running Beatles radio show,” will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its on-air debut with a special show Dec. 15, the show announced Nov. 15, according to

The anniversary show will feature surprise guests from its three-decade history.

The show has been airing since December, 1983 when it debuted on Los Angeles radio station KMET with host Deirdre O'Donoghue.

In 1987, the show moved to KNX-FM before being picking up again at KLSX-FM where she hosted the show until her death in January, 2001.

Ringo w/host Chris Carter
Following a succession of interim hosts, Chris Carter became host in late 2001. Since then, the show has expanded to three hours of Beatles hits, hard-to-find rarities, outtakes and solo recordings, and appearances by in-studio guests. The show moved to its current home at KLOS 95.5 FM in 2006.

Songwriting Hall of Fame inductee Jackie DeShannon, who toured with the Beatles, became host of the show's weekly Beatles news segment in 2009. May Pang and Gillian Lomax of the A Magical History Tour L.A. Beatles tour hosted the news segment in the past.

Over the years, Carter has personally interviewed Beatles Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Pete Best, plus those closest to their inner circle including Sir George Martin, Yoko Ono, Billy Preston, Julian Lennon, Olivia Harrison, Dhani Harrison and Pattie Boyd.

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