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 Update!


We’ve reduced everything in the Shop to a 10% discount.

Plus, a reminder that “Bible Salesman” is now free to download through December 15th.

Check the News page.  In the coming months, we will be adding more Joe Frank material.

As always, your continued support helps not only to keep Joe’s legacy alive, but to help us continue adding to the site, recovering missing shows, and offering new merchandise.

Happy holidays,


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!

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.
DownloadAvailable December 15th – January 2nd

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**

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[@] 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:

where you can find more information and post your tribute.

Thank you, sincerely,