Joe Frank is one of the legendary voices of KCRW's past. He was on the air from 1986 to 2002, winning awards and creating quite a following. The station is reprising five notable episodes on Sundays at 11 a.m., starting Oct. 10. They won't be available to podcast or download; they will only run on the air or be streamed. From the flackage:
For more than 26 years, Joe Frank created a body of radio dramas that helped redefine the medium. “Radio noir” is perhaps the best way to describe his 230-plus hours of original programs, still being broadcast on public radio stations across the country and on satellite radio.
Working at KCRW from 1986 to 2002, Joe Frank created four distinctive series, “Work in Progress,” “In The Dark,” “Somewhere Out There,” and “The Other Side.” At KCRW, Frank was honored with the Peabody Award, broadcasting’s highest honor, and he went on to develop works for stage, television and film, in addition to publishing two books. He subsequently received an Emmy Award for “Joe Frank Storyteller” on PBS and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Third Coast International Audio Festival. He is also a Guggenheim fellow....
Each hour can contain a philosophical exploration, an intimate confession, an absurd comedy, a dark tragedy; all of which Frank takes to the farthest edge while bringing the listener along for the alternately emotional and/or enlightening ride.
A listing of the shows to be re-aired is after the jump.
LA Observed on KCRW: Today's column airing at 6:44 p.m. is on Buddy Collette's Los Angeles.
Oct.10; 11am-noon "Enterprising Man"—The colossal business failures of “An Enterprising Man.”
Oct. 17, 11 am-noon “Prayer”—A program about religious faith and the betrayal of believers.
Oct. 24, 11am-noon “Giovanni and Jean-Paul”—An Italian adventurer muses over the highpoints of his life, and a woman sacrifices herself for her French boyfriend.
Oct.24, 11am-noon“Soul Mate”—The longing for love of a landlady and the bitterness of a woman scorned.
Nov. 7, 11am-noon “Karma 3”—A father and son, and a romantically involved couple, involved in painful relationships.