Lady Gaga will host a new Apple Music show starting Friday


Gaga Radio
Coming soon to an Apple Music show near you.
Photo: Lady Gaga/Apple Music

The song “Radio Ga-Ga” gave Lady Gaga her stage name, and now, years later, she has her own radio show. And it’s debuting this week on Apple Music.

Gaga Radio will premiere at 11 a.m. Pacific on Friday, and run every Friday for the whole of August. In a tweet announcing the new show, Gaga invited listeners to hear her and her Chromatica collaborators “talk about the inspirations, making the record & more!”

A description of the show suggests it will be a tribute to dance music and the artists who defined it. The official description notes:

“The inspiration for Lady Gaga’s hyperactive 2020 album Chromatica came from one magical place: the dance floor. A joyride of glittery synths and let-your-hair-down hooks, it captures the singular, soul-cleansing euphoria found from sweating under a disco ball. Every Friday on GAGA RADIO, she honors dance music by speaking with the DJs, divas, and producers who inspired her and helped bring Chromatica to life. Each episode will also include an exclusive DJ mix from one of Gaga’s guests. It’s a celebration of dance music when we need it most.”

Gaga is far from the first big name to present on Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio station. Frank Ocean, Lil Wayne, Elton John and plenty of others have hosted shows on it. Apple Music also attracts some big-name interviews, including Eminem and others.

This isn’t the first time the multitalented Lady Gaga has been associated with Apple, either. She performed live at Apple Park for employees. Earlier this year, she also debuted a music video shot on iPhone.