New Radio Show Celebrates one of the most influential music acts of all time: The Beatles
Renowned broadcaster and self-confessed Beatles Superfan, Geoff Lloyd, takes a weekly deep-dive into The Beatles’ music and cultural relevance in new show “Beatlejuice”
24 February 2021, Oxford: National digital radio station Union JACK can today share details of a brand-new radio show that will celebrate one of the most influential music acts of all time: The Beatles. Hosted by self-confessed Beatles superfan and multi-award-winning broadcaster Geoff Lloyd, Beatlejuice will take listeners on a weekly, two-hour deep-dive into The Beatles’ music, history and continued cultural relevance, interspersed with some of the band’s biggest hits and most loved examples of lyrical wizardry.
The first of 12 weekly shows launches on Union JACK radio at 10am on Sunday 7 March. Lloyd, who also hosts the only UK-produced show for the official Beatles/Apple Corps channel in the US and has won acclaim for his numerous interviews with Sir Paul McCartney, will offer listeners a fast-paced, energy-packed and contemporary-sounding celebration of all things Beatles – expect spellbinding live recordings, tantalizing insider interviews and exciting spotlights on those who influenced The Fab Four.
Born in Manchester and raised in Macclesfield, Geoff Lloyd is an acclaimed radio presenter, TV host, podcast host and writer, best known for his talk radio and music shows. Winner of four Sony Awards, and awarded for his podcasts with Ed Miliband and ex-Absolute co-host Annabel Port, he has also spent years refining his knowledge whilst growing his enthusiasm for The Beatles. Lloyd said: “After a rotten year for everyone, I jumped at the chance to fill the airwaves with music that's brought so much joy to the world for over half a century. The Beatles are the UK's greatest contribution to modern culture - where better to celebrate them than Union JACK radio?”
The show comes at a time when there has been much conversation about The Beatles, with Peter Jackson’s Beatles’ documentary ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ set to be a major 2021 release, and Beatles’ Manager Brian Epstein the focus of Grammy-Award-Winning Director Jonas Akerland’s film ‘Midas Man’, also scheduled for 2021. Paul McCartney also ended 2020 with his first number one album in over three decades, fifty years after The Beatles’ split.
Beatlejuice can also be heard across the wider JACK network, including on national digital radio stations Union JACK Rock and Union JACK Dance, and on Oxfordshires’s JACKfm and JACK3.
Union JACK Radio is one of few remaining independently owned commercial radio stations, created by the team who were behind the launch of Absolute Radio. It became the fastest growing commercial radio station in the UK in 2019 and today boasts more then 180,000 weekly listeners. In 2020, Union JACK Radio was shortlisted for Best National Station at The Radio Academy ARIAS – the leading awards for the audio industry.