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Wednesday, January 18th, 3pm - 6pm: Joe Frank - "Karma Crash"
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air tri-weekly on Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. January 18th, we'll present "Karma Crash" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe's estranged girlfriend Kate tries to reconnect with him, but the reconciliation leads to a series of disastrous incidents. Larry recounts his attempts to reconnect with a girlfriend named Rosalie who refuses to answer his messages. Joe recalls the night his wife packed her bags and walked out of his life.

Wednesday, January 25th, 3pm - 6pm: Tom Wilson's Music Factory #10 - Jazz Producer Teddy Reig
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 sporadic Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern). On January 25th, we'll hear Wilson interview legendary jazz, R&B, and Latin producer Teddy Reig. Reig was one of the most colorful and controversial characters on the music scene from the 1940s thru the 1960s. A 300-lb, fast-talking, reefer-smoking street-smart Jew who lived Black, Reig produced the first recordings by Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Stan Getz, before transitioning into Latin Music. The program features recordings by Chico O'Farrill, Roland Kirk, Count Basie, Jerome Richardson, Willie Bobo, and more. This program originally aired in December 1967. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.

Wednesday, February 1st, 3pm - 6pm: Joe Frank - "Karma Don't Deny Me"
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air on sporadic Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. February 1st, we'll present "Karma Don't Deny Me," from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe's friend Larry becomes enraged at a neighbor's New Age nostrums. Joe recalls a strange encounter with an attractive female colleague while they were both teaching at an upscale private school in New York.

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