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Here's the complete Beats 1 weekday and weekend schedule

Beats 1 has been running for a few weeks now, and while it's had a variety of fantastic programming, it's sometimes hard to figure out. Here's what we know so far about the Beats 1 schedule, as well a few different ways to check what's coming up.

Here's the Beats 1 schedule on weekdays and weekends

This is the schedule I've been able to piece together from a few weeks of listening. It's largely consistent week-to-week, but keep in mind that this could change at any point—the fun of live radio.

Monday - Thursday

Monday through Thursday, here's what you're looking at for programming (times listed in EDT). Each of the three primary DJs has their show broadcast twice—once live, once a replay—twelve hours apart. The three Beats 1 city stations have two 1-hour blocks, and are always broadcast live. Request and Chart are both also broadcast live, but only play in one-hour blocks.

Finally, every weekday you'll get a 1-hour programming block of specialty content, which includes recurring shows like Elton John's Rocket Hour (opens in new tab) (Monday), St Vincent's Mixtape Delivery Service (opens in new tab) (Tuesday), Joshua Homme's Alligator Hour (Wednesday), and Ellie Goulding (Thursday). If you miss the initial broadcast, this block is rebroadcast 11 hours later.

Here's what the schedule looks like, Monday through Thursday:

12AM-2AM: Zane Lowe (opens in new tab) (rebroadcast)

2AM-3AM: CHART

3AM-5AM: Julie Adenuga (opens in new tab) (rebroadcast)

5AM-6AM: Beats 1 London

6AM-8AM: Ebro Darden (opens in new tab) (rebroadcast)

8AM-9AM: Beats 1 London

9AM-10AM: [Specialty show of the day] (rebroadcast)

10AM-11AM: CHART

11AM-12PM: Beats 1 NYC

12PM-2PM: Zane Lowe

2PM-3PM: Beats 1 NYC

3PM-5PM: Julie Adenuga

5PM-6PM: Beats 1 LA

6PM-8PM: Ebro Darden

8PM-9PM: REQUEST with Travis Mills

10PM-11PM: [Specialty show of the day]

11PM-12AM: Beats 1 LA

On the weekend

Starting Friday morning ET, Beats 1's programming shakes up a bit. In the morning, Beats 1 has a weekly RELEASE show to talk about new tracks and albums, followed by three back-to-back one-hour shows from the three primary DJs.

From there, you'll see a regular rotation of the three city stations; a few recurring shows like Abstract Radio (opens in new tab), WRTJ, Anna Lunoe (opens in new tab), One Mix, A-Trak's Day Off Radio, Gratitude, MSFTS FREQUENCY (opens in new tab), Soulection (opens in new tab), Vice Music, OTHERtone (opens in new tab), and Money Pizza Respect; and specialty weekend shows like Dr Dre's Pharmacy (opens in new tab).

Here's what the schedule's been looking like for the past few weekends, in Eastern Time:

FRIDAY

[Prior to this, follow weekday schedule]

11AM-12PM: RELEASE

12PM-1PM: Zane Lowe (with Julie and Ebro in studio)

1PM-2PM: Julie Adenuga (with Ebro and Zane in studio)

2PM-3PM: Ebro Darden (with Julie and Zane in studio)

3PM-5PM: [Specialty content, varies]

5PM-6PM: Beats 1 LA

6PM-8PM: [Specialty content, varies]

8PM-9PM: Beats 1 LA

9PM-10PM: WRTJ

10PM-12AM: Abstract Radio with Q-Tip

SATURDAY

12AM-1AM: Anna Lunoe

2AM-3AM: One Mix

3AM-5AM: A-Trak's Day Off Radio

5AM-6AM: Beats 1 London

6AM-8AM: [Friday 6PM specialty content rebroadcast]

8AM-9AM: Beats 1 London

9AM-10AM: Elton John's Rocket Hour (rebroadcast)

10AM-11AM: GRATITUDE

11AM-12PM: Beats 1 NYC

12PM-2PM: MSFTS FREQUENCY

2PM-3PM: Beats 1 NYC

3PM-5PM: Abstract Radio (rebroadcast)

5PM-6PM: Beats 1 LA

6PM-8PM: [Specialty content, varies]

8PM-9PM: Beats 1 LA

9PM-10PM: One Mix (rebroadcast)

10PM-12AM: Soulection

SUNDAY

12AM-1AM: A-Trak's Day Off Radio (rebroadcast)

2AM-3AM: WRTJ (rebroadcast)

3AM-5AM: MSFTS FREQUENCY (rebroadcast)

5AM-6AM: Beats 1 London

6AM-8AM: [Saturday 6PM specialty content rebroadcast]

8AM-9AM: Beats 1 London

9AM-10AM: St Vincent's Mixtape Delivery Service (rebroadcast)

10AM-11AM: Vice Music

11AM-12PM: Beats 1 NYC

12PM-2PM: Soulection (rebroadcast)

2PM-3PM: Beats 1 NYC

3PM-5PM: OTHERtone

5PM-6PM: Beats 1 LA

6PM-8PM: Money, Pizza, Respect (repeats Mon @3AM in place of Julie Adenuga)

8PM-9PM: Beats 1 LA

9PM-10PM: Vice Music (rebroadcast)

10PM-11PM: GRATITUDE (rebroadcast)

11PM-12AM: Beats 1 LA

How to check for upcoming specialty shows

Beats 1 has already released a bunch of recurring specialty shows, but if you want to learn more about them, the Beats 1 website is the best place to go.

The website lists the next month's special artists (and links to their Connect pages, where you can find playlists from their shows), and on mouse-over or touch, will show you when they're next playing on Beats 1.

On your iPhone or iPod touch, you can also go to the Music app > Radio and tap on the Beats 1 banner to see the next twelve hours of shows and a list of current featured shows.

Add Beats 1 to your calendar

If you want to keep track of shows that have passed as well as what shows are coming up, you can add this wonderful fan-made calendar by Marc Boquet. It scrapes the next twelve hours of upcoming songs and adds them to a calendar you can subscribe to via iCal, Fantastical, or your calendar app of choice.

Any questions?

Shout out in the comments. Hopefully, though, this schedule info can help you catch what's coming up in your time zone!

Serenity was formerly the Managing Editor at iMore, and now works for Apple. She's been talking, writing about, and tinkering with Apple products since she was old enough to double-click. In her spare time, she sketches, sings, and in her secret superhero life, plays roller derby. Follow her on Twitter @settern.

4 Comments
  • "The website lists the next month's special artists (and links to their Connect pages, where you can find playlists from their shows), and on mouse-over or touch, will show you when they're next playing on Beats 1." I find I cannot get to the Connect page using the links on the Beats 1 Website, but have to enter the curator's name in the search bar in iTunes. All that happens when I select the 'Show Page on [Apple] Music is that a Connecting to iTunes window opens in Safari, and the iTunes application opens to the Radio Tab. If I have already searched for a curator in iTunes, then selecting a Show Page... leads to the curator I have already found, not the new one. Using Safari and iTunes on Mac. Others experience this?
  • you can view it live here: http://beats1.tk
  • Do you think Apple will eventually make older episodes of Beats 1 shows available (maybe as podcasts)?
    I'd like to listen to the entirety of St Vincent's shows, not just a playlist of the songs.
  • It's tricky, because different (secondary) $$ rights apply if there are songs embedded in podcast media. As a compromise, some DJs and hosts have been putting up versions of their interviews and shows as one music-less track alongside the playlists.