7:06 Sonic Tonic

8:06 On The Spot - Stella McQueen

Impromptu thoughts, perspectives and opinions on either the little or big things of life.

8:25 Music Feature: Lou Reed - What Goes On

Local musicians and music journalists tell of how Lou Reed's music, and his NZ tours of the 70s, shaped our musical psyche.

9:06 Country Life

Rural news and features.

10:17 Late Edition

A review of the leading news from Morning Report, Nine to Noon, Afternoons and Checkpoint. Also hear the latest news from around the Pacific on Radio New Zealand International's Dateline Pacific.

11:06 The Beatles in America - part two of two

When the Beatles arrived in the United States in February 1964, no one could have anticipated the impact the band had on the history of popular music and pop culture. Tens of millions of Americans remember their first experiences of hearing the Beatles on their radios, seeing them on television or the movies.

A smaller number saw one of their concerts on The Beatles ground-breaking first US tour. Beatle John Lennon used to characterize it like a hurricane with the Beatles trying to keep themselves in the relatively calm eye. In tonight’s programme Paul Ingles will take listeners back into both the hurricane and its eye.

The programme is a lively montage of rarely heard archival audio, concert recordings, and new interviews with fans and reporters who were being swept along into the frenzy back then. Some recordings that will be featured haven't been heard publicly for 40 years. These are from reporters Larry Kane and Art Schreiber who travelled along on most every stop of the 1964 tour and had remarkable access to the band. Their interviews really capture their wonder and humor and thoughtful analysis of the madness that was swirling around them.

Naturally, there is plenty of Beatle music from 1964 as well. And while you'll hear their hits, in true public radio tradition, you'll also hear some of the lesser heard gems from those first albums that many fans wore through.

Here is more information about The Beatles in America, which is presented by Paul Inglis.