The nationally syndicated Beatles radio show “Joe Johnson's Beatle Brunch” will dedicate a special hour on an upcoming show to the tragic incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the show announced Thursday. The program will begin airing Jan. 20.
The special show will feature sound clips of the singing first graders from Ruth K. Broad-Bay Harbor Elementary School in North Miami Beach, Fla., along with other young people talking about their love for the music of The Beatles, their favorite songs, and The Beatles’ messages of peace and hope. The show will also include songs that the Beatles wrote to their children.
"The Beatles’ messages of peace and hope still have the power to bring people together, even in tragic events like the Sandy Hook incident," program host Joe Johnson said. “We shed so many tears and lost so much of our innocence that day, and we’re profoundly saddened, as is the rest of the world.”
He added, “It’s such a joy to hear their voices of love for The Beatles, and we take them forward with us into the future as we look ahead to the possibilities of peace that the new year brings.”
In addition, the “Beatle Brunch” radio show will encourage listeners to donate to: The Sandy Hook School Support Fund , c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main St., Newtown, Conn., 06470, or visit The United Way of Western Connecticut to make an online, credit card donation to the Fund.
“Joe Johnson's 'Beatle Brunch,' a weekly, one-hour radio program celebrating the Beatles, has on the air since 1992 and is distributed to more than 100 affiliate radio stations across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands,. The weekly program streams live on www.magicmiami.com. The program also has many interactive features at its website at www.beatlebrunch.com.
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