Beatle Brunch is the brainchild of Beatle fan Joe Johnson. Joe was born
in New York, and grew up in Miami. He witnessed the magic of the Fab Four
on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, and was living in South Florida when
they invaded the town the following week. The idea for the show originated
in the spring of 1992 when Joe purchased a new car that had an in-dash
CD player. It was on a long drive to visit family that he brought along
a stack of Beatles CDs and listened with the volume turned all the way
up. In the air-tight vehicle, on the 6-speaker sound system, the songs
sounded fresh, new and exciting 22 years after The Beatles split. Joe
wondered why radio stations weren't featuring The Beatles in a regular
radio program, and decided to do something about it. Joe, a radio
deejay and producer in Miami at Jefferson Pilot's Oldies Station, Majic
102.7 WMXJ, proposed the idea of a one-hour show on The Beatles to his
Program Director. He took the bait and asked Joe to mock-up a demo. The
show debuted May 31st 1992 on 5 radio stations in: Miami, FL; Indianapolis,
IN; Rochester, NY; Baltimore, MD; and Laconia, NH. For the first 8 years,
Joe built the market base of stations one-at-a-time, adding great oldies
outlets like Oldies 100 in our nation's Capitol, 3-W-S in Pittsburgh,
St. Louis's Oldies 103, and Detroit's great Oldies 104.3. But now, with
Beatle Brunch currently in its 12th year, syndication is now handled by
Westwood One, the nation's largest radio syndication company. Joe aligned
with the great folks at Beatlefest (now called The Fest For Beatles Fans)
to sponsor the show, and it's been a Fab Fun ride since. Today, Beatle
Brunch is heard on more than 100 radio stations along the Westwood One
You can meet Joe with his roving microphone at Beatlefest celebrations
throughout the year. Listen to Beatle Brunch for all the details. Beatle
Brunch is a fascinating hour of music and interviews with The Beatles
and those in their immediate circle, including Manager Brian Epstein and
Producer George Martin. Every week on the show, you'll hear classic
interview clips from the days of Beatlemania, plus the most up to date
information on what The Beatles are up to today. We take a trip inside
the studio to hear a song under construction, or journey to a faraway
stage for a flashback to a famous Beatles concert, or a more recent one
featuring Paul, Ringo, George and historic John and Yoko shows. Listen
to Joe Johnson's Beatle Brunch program every Sunday in Real Audio on a
station near you.
The Beatle Brunch radio show can be heard every Sunday all across the
U.S and Canada. To get Beatle Brunch played in your city, call the Program
Director of your local Oldies station and ask them to add the show to
their weekend lineup. It doesn't cost them anything.
Thanks for making Beatle Brunch one of the most listened-to
hours of weekend programming. So popular, some stations now play it twice
|Sandi, Arianna and Don E Gee
Donnie "Don E Gee" Gentile, is the chairman of AmeriMedia,
Inc., and with his partner, CEO, Roberto "Bob River" Rivera,
they handle the marketing for the website, www.brunchradio.com, and
its national radio program, Joe Johnson's Beatle Brunch. Both Bob and
Donnie share a broad range of knowledge in Marketing, Internet Marketing,
Public Relations, Advertising, Co-operative Advertising, Sales Management,
Personal Management, Audio/Video and Print Production, Product Development,
and Product Placement. AmeriMedia holds a leading position in International
broadcast advertising representation and also outdoor and print advertising
primarily throughout the Caribbean and Central America. The company
is often called upon to help develop marketing and advertising directives.
The AmeriMedia team has the unique ability to create, conceptualize
and deliver successful marketing programs and advertising campaigns,
the results of which will surpass all expectations ... we guarantee
With a select group of talented individuals, AmeriMedia produces special
events, internet websites, cable television and radio programs, radio
and television commercials, infomercials, industrials, and original
soundtrack music jingles.
Rob and Deb are the owners of Art & Soul Graphics. Rob is
a professional Graphic Artist and Illustrator, and has won many awards
for his print and Internet graphics. He possesses a BFA degree in Advertising
Design, and has a strong understanding of cross-platform browser applications,
high-end graphics and Beatles Trivia. He is an expert in all of the
major software packages, and has been designing and illustrating graphics
for many years, and excels in making web pages look great, load fast
and come alive with creative layouts and fun animations.
Deb is the programmer and website technical
director. She has been working with clients for many years, helping
them realize the dream of what they are looking for in their websites.
We work in a creative atmosphere, love what we do, utilize many talents,
and stay on the cutting edge of technology. We are a dedicated, ambitious
team. Our work is professional, turnaround is timely, results are astounding.
We also have a band called "Rob
the Tourist" - the ultimate destination foir Rock, Blues
Bill Haack is our research expert who you hear credited at the end of
every show. Bill has worked on the show since its beginning in various
forms, from producing to network producing to even a little editing from
time to time. Bill is a first generation Beatle fan who "fell"
when he was six years old after seeing the group on "The Ed Sullivan
Show" in 1964. The very next day, his sister came home with the "Meet
The Beatles" album and she played it until it was worn out. He was
hooked. Bill has an extensive Beatle memorabilia collection which encompasses
every aspect of the Beatles career. His house has been called "The
Museum" by his friends and family. Every inch of every wall is covered
with memorabilia, photos, posters, plates and more. Bill owns thirteen
guitars, ten of them "Beatle" guitars. He even sports an original
1964 Ludwig Black Oyster Pearl drum kit with an authentic "Beatle"
logo drumhead on the front. Bill has brought some of his collection to
various shows and tributes to the Beatles. His friends are always telling
him to open the collection to the public in a form of a rock-themed restaurant
or a museum.
Tom was born during the same summer the Beatles were
(do the math later), so you wont hear him reminiscing about his
memories of seeing them on the Ed Sullivan Show. However, early childhood
memories of yeah yeah yeahs are as intact as a photo of him
in his Beatle halloween costume circa 1965, so the seeds were planted
Taking up guitar in his early teens, he rediscovered The Beatles, peculiarly
enough, via his admiration for Paul McCartneys mid-70s band,
Wings. You could be sure any band Tom played in through high school and
college (where he received degrees in business and music) had plenty of
Beatles in the set list. In addition to local performances, Tom has even
played at the reconstructed Cavern Club in Liverpool.
A charter attendee of some of the earliest fan conventions
and fests, he could usually be found hanging around the trivia competition,
where he has been known to make his mark. In fact, it was through the
competitions that he and Joe became friends. Tom was the Features Editor
for the long running fanzine Good Day Sunshine from 1981 through 1998.
Along the way he has written numerous articles about the Beatles for other
mainstream media, consulted on several books on them, and appeared on
many radio programs to discuss their history and play rare recordings
from his extensive archives.
Today, in addition to assisting as script doctor and bon vivant
to Beatle Brunch, Toms work can primarily be found in Beatlefan
magazine, and on their website.
Anthony is the creator of the Beatle Brunch Club logo and Joe Johnson's
Brunch Radio caricature and is proud to be part of the Brunch Radio Show
gang. The Beatles have always been a huge part of Anthony's life. From
early childhood (his mother says that he took his first steps to "A
Hard Day's Night") to his current award winning Beatle illustrations.
Born and raised in New Rochelle, NY, Anthony J. Parisi
is a graduate of Parsons School of design where he received his BFA in
illustration. Anthony, an award-winning caricaturist and illustrator,
likes to think of himself as a face specialist, but also has
a knack for stylizing the human form to give one dimensional figures the
illusion of fluidity and motion. Anthony's love of illustration, The Beatles
and historical musical instruments (he is a self proclaimed guitar junkie)
adds to the historic authenticity of every music oriented illustration
that he creates.
Anthony's illustrations have been published in many
magazines and newspapers, and was the official illustrator for the Philadelphia
Flyers for three seasons. In 2006, five of Anthony's caricatures of the
Beatles were published in a book entitled "Beatle Art: Fantastic
New Art of the Fab Four". Anthony has also illustrated two children's
books, "Meet the Brittles" and "Monster for President".
He has also created custom artwork for Pete Best and for 1964 The Tribute.
Aside from illustrating, Anthony also enjoys writing
and recording original music in his home recording studio. When not creating
illustrations or creating music, Anthony can be found drawing caricatures
of poor unsuspecting passers by while out with friends. Anthony currently
lives in West Deptford, NJ with his wife Mary & their daughters Marisa