Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares observations, insights, and updates relating to South Florida's musical environs. This week, a radio veteran shares his joy.
In the radio business, where a year or two signifies longevity, Joe Johnson is the definition of a true survivor. He's been a mainstay on classic hits station WMXJ, Majic 102.7 FM, since 1987, serving as production director, DJ, and producer, winning a number of notable industry awards before landing in his current slot holding down middays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. five days a week. He also hosts his own Beatle Brunch
program on Sunday mornings, which airs across the country on more than 100 stations.
The idea for Beatle Brunch originated during a lengthy road trip. He brought along a stack of Beatles CDs to keep himself entertained, and hearing those songs, still sounding so fresh and exhilarating, he began to ponder the prospects of having a show devoted exclusively to their music.