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Wednesday, March 1st, 3pm - 6pm: Joe Frank - "Bitter Pill"
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air on sporadic Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. March 1st, we'll present "Bitter Pill" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Larry gives his widowed mother the birthday gift of a family photograph with her husband air-brushed out. Joe recalls a music prodigy from school whose climb to greatness and fame didn't proceed as planned. Larry and Joe argue the merits of Long Island country clubs. Joe chronicles the destructive behavior of his mother’s spoiled cat, Prince, and describes how he plans to get revenge.

Wednesday, March 22nd, 3pm - 6pm: Tom Wilson's Music Factory #13 - The Lovin' Spoonful
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes on alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern). On March 22nd, we'll hear Wilson interview Jerry Yester and Joe Butler of the Lovin' Spoonful. In between chatter, Wilson spins platters by the Spoonful, James Cotton, Astrud Gilberto, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, and Tim Hardin. This program originally aired in early 1968. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.

Wednesday, April 5th, 3pm - 6pm: Joe Frank - "Emptiness"
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. April 5th, we'll present "Emptiness" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. In a phone conversation with Joe, Larry, whose acting career is foundering, dreams of escaping from New York to Los Angeles. He explains to Joe why he envies the comradeship of gay Broadway dancers he sees in line at a credit union. In another phone chat, Debi explains to Joe why she can't get comfortable with her boyfriend Malcolm, a talented musician who, despite financial setbacks, is always brimming with affection and optimism. Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield explains his own troubled family background.


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