Remembering Joe


In honor of Joe’s birthday, August 19th, for your review of any of Joe’s shows, we will give you a bumper sticker! From August 19th  through August 31st.  Be sure to e-mail us with your mailing address after you submit your review.
(One per person and approved review*)


August 19th through August 25th September 1st:

20% discount on all Collections – includes the Entire Collection, each Series Collection, and all 2-Pack and 3-Packs!  Everything else in the Shop will be a 10% discount.  The discount will automatically apply and show in the Cart and at Checkout.

It is hard to believe that he would have been 81 years old; Joe was so very young at heart and had the mental acuity of a 30-year-old.

We love you, Joe and we will never forget you.

Logan, for Joe Frank

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Joe Frank Newsletter – “The List”


Checking in to let you know how much we appreciate your support.

Joe and I had a lot on the list to accomplish in order to preserve and maintain his legacy.

I am determined to follow through with these projects – and it is with your ongoing support that they will be realized.  Thank you so much.

Here’s what we’re working on – both long- and short-term:

  • Better mobile streaming support through the use of podcasting apps.
  • Adding missing shows to the catalogue.
  • Producing more compilation and best of CD’s / Downloads.
  • Adding samples of each program to the site.
  • Adding more material on SoundCloud and YouTube.
  • Adding new products, merchandise, and video.
  • Expand the site to include more about Joe and his history with photos, interview clips, and personal audio and video clips.
  • Add press articles.
  • Complete transcripts for the shows.
  • Complete Joe’s book (which was nearly ready for publishing at the end of 2017).
  • Producing a public event celebrating Joe’s life (early next year).
  • As Joe wishes, we will be researching and establishing a place for people to come and listen to selected excerpts from his shows (possibly Hollywood Forever).
  • Writing a book called “My Joe Frank” sanctioned by Joe.
  • Ensuring that all of Joe’s shows are in the National Archives.
  • Setting up a Foundation in Joe’s name.

It is daunting but definitely doable. I’m very passionate about ensuring his work lives on. I am also humbled by the honor.

Joe would not have been able to produce as much as he did over the past 10 years without you. And I can attest that he worked every day. He fully appreciated being afforded the opportunity.

With the best wishes,


Joe Frank Newsletter – Launching the “Best of” and more


We have an exciting new compilation of Joe Frank monologues launching the “Best of” series.

The first is the “Best of Monologues – Vol 1” and you can hear one track, “Meaning” now on Joe’s SoundCloud page.

This CD is a representation of diverse selections from shows produced from 1996-2012 — sure to leave you thinking.  Plus, NEW: We’ve created a downloadable PDF with descriptions and source shows for your convenience. (Also included with the compilation download).

Plus, we’ve just found the Master tape of a Pledge Drive for The Other Side. It is the First weekend of the summer of 2000. (And, we’ve added descriptions for both shows!) Check them out: Pledge Drive August 6, 2000 and Pledge Drive August 13, 2000.

Both shows are available individually and as a 2-Pack.

And finally, we’ve uploaded the never before available show:
The Rare Recording a 30-minute show from 1980 produced for NPR.

We are hard at work to bring you more!

Be well,


New: Holiday Selections

Finished for the Holidays!

The “Joe Frank : Selections for the Holidays” is ready now for download – or you can purchase them all on CD.  Enjoy 11 selections and over an hour of excerpts focused on the holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s. One of them “Christmas in New York” is now streaming on Joe’s Soundcloud page.


If ordering any CDs or thumb drive – please order early! The last shipment from us will be on December 18th.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

Holiday 2018 Sale and Free Downloads


Holiday Day Sale:

From November 5th through January 1st, everything in the shop is offered with a 5% discount.  No code needed!
From December 1st through January 1st, we have increased the discount on everything in the shop to 10%. No code needed!

Please note:
Shipping for all physical orders (CDs, thumb drives, etc.) placed from Nov 15-29 will ship Nov 30th.

Free Holiday Show Downloads:
At the Dark End of the Bar (remix*):  Another classic Joe Frank:
In the course of one day, a teenager on vacation with his family in the Caribbean, has a series of erotic encounters: with a girl his age, an island prostitute, the mother of his best friend, and a businessman old enough to be his father. Ministers intone inspirational messages in Dial-A-Prayers. Joe’s surreal ramblings lead to a musical celebration of New Year’s Eve. *NOTE: This is the one-hour version. The 90-minute original contains extended music by The Joe Frank Band.

Coming soon:
Be sure to check the “News” page often.  We will be uploading new content over the next two months.

With warm wishes for a safe and peaceful holiday season,


September 29, 2018

Enjoy this article by Andrew Leland on the New York Review of Books online site. It’s a comprehensive look at Joe’s influence in storytelling on the radio. Includes rare audio and insight.

The Radio Auteur: Joe Frank, Ira Glass, and the Legacy of Narrative Radio

“Joe Frank’s legacy isn’t in his specific approach to storytelling, or his aesthetic, or even his use of music. It’s in his approach to radio itself, the sense of radio not as a medium of mass communication, a place for traffic reports and newscasts, but rather as a site for artistic expression as fertile as the canvas or page.”

Independence Day Sale


Independence Day Sale:
Starting this Saturday, June 30th, we are giving you a 10% discount off everything in the shop. Sale ends on Sunday July 8th.

5% Discount on New Memberships:
Sign up during this Independence Day Sale (6/30-7/8) and receive this discount for the life of the Membership! (You will receive the discount until you cancel.)

And, while they last:

We have a lot of Joe Frank Selections CDs that were mislabeled (Vol 1 for Vol 2, etc.). There’s nothing wrong with the CD, just the label. So for every tangible order (CDs, Collections, Thumb Drives, photographs), we are including one FREE mislabeled Joe Frank Selections CD until they are gone.

As always, thanks for your support.


A note from Joe’s wife

A note from Joe’s wife:

Thank you for your support over these difficult two-and-a-half years. Words can never express how much it meant to both Joe and me that you were there for us.
It is probably evident by now that the only people who maintain Joe’s web site and distribute his work are me and Logan. I’m grateful to Logan for his dedication and commitment. Even though he has a day job and growing family, Logan has been volunteering his time for over eight years managing the back-end of the web site while also providing excellent customer service.

Joe greenlighted several projects over the past five years. But there was little time to dedicate to making them happen. Your continued support ensures that these projects move forward. (Not to mention helping to pay medical bills.) Thank you for your patience as I make my way through this to-do list.

Despite how public Joe allowed his medical journey to be, many times over the past 14 years, he faced medical interventions and hospitalizations that no one except the two of us knew about. He was the strongest and most courageous person I’ve ever known. And I miss him more than I ever imagined possible.

Planning is currently underway for a public event in Celebration of Joe’s Life. We will let you know details as they are available.

With love,


A Night of Remembrance in New York, and more

–Joe Frank Memorial
There will be a gathering to celebrate Joe’s life. To date, no concrete plans have been made. Stay tuned.

–Attention New York: Tomorrow evening: “Joe Frank: A Night of Remembrance” hosted by UnionDocs at 322 Union Ave, Brooklyn, 11211, Sunday March 18 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM More information here

–If you have not already, follow the “Remembering Joe Frank” Facebook page and the Joe Frank page. We post news, photos, newly posted audio links, and more on these pages.

–If you are a radio station program director or DJ interested in airing Joe’s shows or segments of shows, please contact us. There is no fee; however, we will continue to honor Joe’s guidelines and requirements he established for airing his content. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Joe created over 230 hours of radio programs during his long career. It is impossible to categorize and difficult to describe his shows. To sample some of Joe’s work:

–Listen during simulcast from other radio stations.

–Listen to selections on Joe’s Soundcloud page.

–Listen to several excerpts here.

Download or stream all of programs Joe produced for KCRW’s Unfictional (free).

–Sign up for a Free Membership where there are several shows and extras.

–Access Joe’s full body of work by signing up for a one-month Membership** ($12.99) available to stream on any device, on demand.

**Memberships are recurring. Sign up and cancel immediately to have access for the full month without a recurring charge**

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