Welcome To Beatle Brunch
Joe Johnson’s Beatle Brunch is a captivating hour of music and interviews with The Beatles as ‘The Greatest Little Rock Band in the World’ with the contemporary music of Paul and Ringo. The Brunch also features new musicians, artists and authors who were influenced and inspired by The Fab Four. You’ll also hear interviews from the early days of Beatlemania including rare audio clips from Manager, Brian Epstein, The 5th Beatle, George Martin, George Harrison, John Lennon and other prominent personalities in the Brunch Bytes tab, plus the most up to date information about The Beatles music today. Beatle Brunch takes you on a trip inside the studio to hear a song under construction or a journey to a faraway stage, a flashback to a famous Beatles concert or a Television appearance, to recent musical performances and quips by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
Listen to The Brunch with Joe Johnson every weekend on your favorite station or if the show’s not available in your area call the Program Director of your local Classic Hits Radio station and ask for The Brunch.
History, Insights, and Inspiration
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.
The Beatle Brunch Club is a natural extension of the weekly radio program, offering fans of the show an opportunity to engage with host, Joe Johnson and access additional content. Bound by a shared passion and love for the Beatles, listeners and website visitors alike come together to celebrate fandom through a variety of outstanding resources including articles, trivia, games, rare interviews and recordings, and so much more. We’re thrilled to have you as a member of the club and encourage you to invite others to join as well.