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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

Greetings,

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.

Logan

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,

Michal

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**

Important Note:
If you require our help for quick cancelling or any other technical support, just let us know either through the contact form on the web site or email us at support[@]JoeFrank.com. We will assist you as soon as possible. We don’t use any reply bots – you’ll receive a personal response from us within 12-24 hours. Thanks.

Joe Frank

It is with the deepest sadness to let you know that Joe left us Monday
morning, January 15, 2018.
He passed peacefully in his sleep after a long struggle with setbacks
following colon cancer surgery in October.

A memorial service will be held; however, please be patient. Joe and I
discussed at length what his wishes were when this day would sadly
arrive. Though he was born Jewish, he didn’t feel confined by rules of any kind
and left it for me to manage the timing.

I have set up a Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/JoeFrankTheOtherSide/

where you can find more information and post your tribute.

Thank you, sincerely,
Michal

Joe Frank Medical & Recovery Fund – Update 83

1/4/2018
A roller coaster ride is just not an apt description. When I posted the last update, Joe was originally scheduled for discharge on 12/28. For some unknown reason, the night before, he was transferred to another room. Short story: Another potentially serious setback. However, shortly afterwards, the doctor who performed Joe’s original surgery came to the rescue. Within hours, Joe was alert, lucid, eating, drinking, and ready for rehab. (New Year’s Eve, I made him a dinner of liver, asparagus and baked potato. He was reading a book of Paul Bowles Short Stories and the New Yorker. He was himself again. He just needed to get his body back in shape. Though both of us knew this would be a daunting effort. We talked about this often.)

Learn More at https://www.gofundme.com/joefrank?u=17239800

With love…

Joe Frank Medical & Recovery Fund – Update 82

12/29/2017
Too much continues to happen too fast. I cannot bear recalling the details of what has transpired since the last update, so I will keep this brief. Signs of infection were evident within hours of Joe’s discharge and return home. I called 911, he was admitted back to the hospital where his doctors are (not the one he was discharged from), and he was swiftly treated and looking better within hours. Now, he looks as well as I remember when he was initially discharged from here on 12/7 – although he is considerably weaker.

Learn More at https://www.gofundme.com/joefrank?u=17116800

With love…

Joe Frank Medical & Recovery Fund – Update 81

12/21/2017
Joe is coming home tomorrow. The winds have shifted. And a distinct magic has been sustaining me since yesterday afternoon and smoothing the way for me to make arrangements quickly for his arrival. Forgoing details, I assure you Joe requires a lot of care at this time. I’ve taken every precaution to ensure he will get what he needs both in material and personnel resources for each day after his discharge.

Learn More at https://www.gofundme.com/joefrank?u=17116800

With love…