Tom Dercola

They took America by storm in 1964. Beatlemania gripped the pop music world and its influence continues to this day.

You have the unique opportunity to relive the history of the Fab Four, from their childhood in war torn England through the glory days of the 1960s through to their breakup in 1970.

The Beatles performing on the Ed Sullivan Show.

CJNU 93.7 FM has been given the exclusive rights to air “The Story of The Beatles”, a twelve-hour retrospective that will air every Saturdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. starting Saturday the 29th of February through to April 4, 2020. 

This twelve-hour program was last heard in Winnipeg in the early 1970s. It was originally produced by, among others, transplanted Winnipegger Warren Cosford for CHUM radio in Toronto on reel to reel tapes.

The tapes were believed lost forever until Winnipeg audio engineer Michael Gillespie rescued them from a soon to be demolished radio station in Milwaukee. Over several hundred hours, Gillespie painstakingly restored the sound quality of the damaged tapes and then digitized them .

Join CJNU host Juno award winning producer songwriter Dan Donahue as he guides listeners through the music, the personalities and the story of a fascinating chapter in music history.

CJNU will also air the entire program in a 12 hour marathon on April the 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

“The Story of The Beatles” is presented exclusively on CJNU in tune with our community.

A Beatles Moment in Winnipeg!

As the Beatles disembarked at Stevenson Field, CKY’s Mike Hopkins spoke to George Harrison with CKY’s Frank Roberts close behind. CJAY-TV DJ Bob Burns talked to Paul McCartney.

Maurice Shnider, was the medical officer For Transport Canada, and when he learned the Beatles were landing, he called off the duty officer and went personally to “examine” the passengers (which was then required of international passengers). He met all four in the process and became a long-time acquaintance of Brian Epstein, the Beatles’ manager!