The idea for Beatle Brunch originated in the spring of 1992. It was on a long drive to visit family and Joe brought along a stack of Beatles CD’s. He listened to each album with the volume cranked through the 6-speaker sound system. The songs sounded fresh, new and exciting 22 years after The Beatles split. Joe wondered why local radio stations weren’t featuring The Beatles in a regular radio program, so he decided to do something about it. As Production Director, deejay and producer at Miami’s Classic Hits station, MAJIC 102.7, Joe proposed the idea of a one-hour show about The Beatles and it was approved.
Joe Johnson’s Beatle Brunch debuted May 31st 1992 on 5 radio stations: Miami, FL; Indianapolis, IN; Rochester, NY; Baltimore, MD; and Laconia, NH. For the first 8 years, Joe built the station affiliates one-at-a-time, adding great cities like Boston, Pittsburgh and Denver. Now, The Brunch with Joe Johnson is distributed nationally throughout the US, Canada and the US Virgin Islands by The Compass Media Radio Network. With a personal touch of grace and charm Joe adds delight to his Beatle Brunch Family by mixing and mingling with all those who enthusiastically come together whenever he emcees sponsored Beatles festivals, cruises, and events all over the world.