“Breakfast With the Beatles” moved beyond Los Angeles broadcast radio audience in 2008 when Sirius XM Radio added it to the lineup on Little Steven’s Underground Garage channel. The Sirius XM show evolved into Chris Carter's British Invasion.
“BWTB’s” influence has also spread over the years with similar shows in dozens of cities across the country, all with other hosts.
“As we like to say, ‘Often imitated never duplicated,’ ” Carter said. “But it’s a testament not only to what Deirdre started 30 years ago, but to the fact that people just really love to hear Beatles music.
“A lot of those shows -- ‘Breakfast With the Beatles’ or ‘Lunch With John, Paul, George and Ringo’ -- these other hosts and shows all have the same intention we do, which is to try to put together something cohesive that fans are going to like,” he said. “And they do it, so God bless them all -- it’s great. I can’t think of any other group that really happens for.”
Update at 10:51 a.m.: An earelier version of this post identitied John Lennon's "Mind Games" as a 1974 album. It was released in 1973. It also referred to the Sirius XM edition of "Breakfast With the Beatles" as the only EMI/Apple-sanctioned Beatles show. It has since expanded in musical scope and has been retitled "Chris Carter's British Invasion."
ALSO:Beatles radio show host Chris Carter hits 10-year mark on Sept. 4
Follow Randy Lewis on Twitter: @RandyLewis2