Uncle Elton’s show on Beats 1 dovetails perfectly with the mission statement of The Music Omnivore. You’ll hear a fantastic variety of new and old, known and unknown, across all genres. It really is very, very good. A thoroughly entertaining and good use of an hour.
It’s important to note that Beats 1 Radio is free, and is independent of Apple’s membership streaming service, Apple Music. It’s just like old-timey radio, except without commercials and with great hosts like Elton John. You can listen to it either on your desktop computer or your mobile device.
- On your desktop, make sure you have the latest version of iTunes, then navigate to the Radio tab in iTunes and select Beats 1.
- On your iPhone or iPad, make sure you are running the latest iOS and then navigate to the Radio tab in iTunes (found by using the “Music” icon on your home screen).
Elton John’s Rocket Hour airs three times a week. It is not a podcast, so you must catch it when it airs (although the last 3 or 4 episodes are available for replay). The show runs Mondays at 7 PM, then repeats Tuesdays at 6 AM, and Saturdays at 6 AM (all Pacific Time, do the arithmetic to find your local times).