Beasley readies 14th “Christmas Across the Lands”


Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.Randy Sherwyn, PD for Beasley Broadcast’s Sunny 106.3 WJPT-FM and 106.3 HD2 Solid Gold 106, in Southwest Florida, will host the 14th annual “Christmas Across the Lands,” a 12-hour radio Christmas show that airs mainly on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in markets across the globe.

Locally, “Christmas Across the Lands” will be broadcast on Sunny 106 WJPT-FM beginning Christmas Eve Morning at 9:00 a.m. and will then run for 24 hours during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It will also air on Beasley Broadcast Southwest Florida sister station B103.9 WXKB-FM starting at 10 a.m. on Christmas Eve.

Originating thirteen years ago as a heartfelt gift and tribute to our troops stationed overseas, as well as a holiday companion for all, “Christmas Across the Lands” is written, produced, and hosted by Sherwyn.  With Beasley since 1991, Mr. Sherwyn updates and freshens the show every year, and once again “Christmas Across the Lands” for 2013 is an updated mix of music and interviews. New interviews include Richard Marx, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, B.J. Thomas, even Betty Lynn (aka Thelma Lou from “The Andy Griffith Show”) talking about that famous Andy Griffith Christmas episode.

With the support of the American Forces Network-Radio (AFN Radio), “Christmas Across the Lands” has become an annual signature event for troops stationed overseas and for ships at sea during the holiday season.  The Canadian Forces Network/Europe (CFN) also airs the show across Europe and NATO HQ.   This year, the show will be heard by military personnel stationed in over 177 countries around the globe.

Additionally, the show will air nationwide and in international territories including Canada, West Indies, Cayman Islands, New Zealand, England, South Africa, Guam, Ireland, Kosovo, the Philippines and the U.S. Virgin Islands.