Beatles

John Kiesewetter

For years Dusty Rhodes has told me about his passion project: A 90-hour year-by-year look at the history and evolution of rock 'n' roll.

And finally, he's found a station to play it – now that the election is over.

Fred Straub photo provided by Cincinnati Enquirer

I had fun interviewing Beatles fans who attended the Beatles Crosley Field concert in 1966 and Beatles experts for a two-hour radio special airing 8-10 p.m. this Saturday on WVXU-FM (91.7), WMUB-FM (88.5) and wvxu.org.

Tune in "The Beatles: 50th Anniversary Of The Concert At Crosley Field Radio Special," and you'll hear great  stories about how the concert almost didn't happen (after the Saturday night rain-out), why promoters lost money (the only time in Beatles history, they say) and what it was like at Crosley Field that day.

WVXU-FM

Fifty years to the day, come celebrate the Beatles final Cincinnati appearance at Crosley Field on Sunday, Aug. 21.

Fans who saw the Beatles concert – and local Beatles experts – will share stories during a free event 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Blue Ash Sports Center's Crosley Field, 11540 Grooms Road, from WVXU/WMUB.

Jim Borgman

A year ago today, I revived my TV/Media blog here at WVXU.

I just want to say thanks to all my loyal readers and fans who followed me to Cincinnati Public Radio, and regularly check out my posts.

I love it here at WVXU, it's the perfect fit for me.

David Lewis reviews author Candy Leonard’s latest book, Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World.

Beatles specials

Jan 27, 2014

Tune in on Saturday nights, January 25th and February 1st at 11pm, for the two-part special, The Beatles in America, 1964.  It's a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in the United States.  The regular Blues shows will return on February 8th.

The Beatles In America - 1964

Jan 7, 2014
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Part 1 - Saturday, January 25th at 11pm 
Part 2 - Saturday, February 1st at 11pm

When The Beatles arrived in the United States in February of 1964, no one could have anticipated the tremendous impact the band would have on the development of American popular music and pop culture.