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Only All-Beatles radio station in U.S. celebrates one year anniversary
Denver, Colorado -- Colorado's 890 Yesterday, a locally owned and operated radio station on 890 AM and 106.7 FM in Denver, boasting an all-Beatles format, celebrated their one-year anniversary last Memorial Day weekend.
Last year on May 30, 2016, the former KJME launched as "Yesterday," playing the original 193 songs from the 13 UK release Beatles Albums. By July 4, the station had grown to be 890 Yesterday and started playing songs from the solo careers of John, Paul, George and Ringo.
With over 700 songs currently in their library, the station has also added some well-known syndicated Beatles "magazine" shows including Dennis Mitchell's Breakfast with the Beatles, Ken Michaels' Every Little Thing, and Pat Matthews' Beatles-a-Rama. Album-block Saturdays have also become another popular feature.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' landmark Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, 890 Yesterday will also be running a special 5-day series entitled "The Pepper Mindset" starting Monday, June 5. The show will air each day at 5 pm Mountain time and will feature various authors and artists in the "Beatles world" discussing Pepper.
"We're excited to be growing and diversifying," says Carl Cutforth, the station's Director of Operations. "After one year on the air, we're still adding songs and shows. We have a solid listening base and are looking forward to a great summer!"
Growth includes improving the station's coverage, as an FM translator (106.7) was added in March, and new equipment continues to expand 890's AM reach. But for the anniversary, they wanted to "get back" to their roots.
"For Memorial Day 2017, we played all the Beatles tracks from the UK albums in order again," Cutforth said. "That's what we did last year - it's how it all got started - so it made sense to do it again."
For more info on 890 Yesterday, please visit their website 890Yesterday.com or find them on Facebook.
Published June 5, 2017