By Fran Fried June 3, 2023 Cygnus Radio, Franorama 2.0 Alexandra Burnet & the Stable Six, APB, Bow Wow Wow, Cygnus Radio, Daniprobably, Dickie Harrell, Dion, Dooley-O, Ed Ames, Edward Rogers, Edwyn Collins, Flameproof Mascara, Floyd Dakil Combo, Fran Fried, Franorama 2.0, Gene Vincent, Graham Parker, Heaven 17, John Collinge Jazz Quartet, lee fields, little richard, Lulu Lewis, major lance, MIGHTYMOONCHEW, Mozzy Dee, Ports of Spain, Roy Orbison, Sheneta Nicole, Southern Culture on the Skids, sparkle*jets u.k., Stephanie Seymour, Teri Lynn Hotchkiss, The Ames Brothers, The Fleshtones, The Mosquitos, The Problem With Kids Today, The Strangeloves, The Supremes, The Zambonis, Tiny Ocean, Verso Records, Verso Studios, Westport Library, www.cygnusradio.com
The Problem With Kids Today is just one of the acts to be found on “Verso Records Volume 1,” the first record ever recorded, produced and released by a public library (the Westport Library’s Verso Studios). And you can hear it here!
By Fran Fried May 28, 2023 Cygnus Radio, Franorama 2.0 Andy Rourke, APB, Benny Trokan, Cygnus Radio, Fran Fried, Franorama 2.0, George McCrae, Graham Parker, Ike & Tina Turner, Madonna, Mozzy Dee, Rod Stewart, Shanda & the Howlers, Shirley Ellis, The Fleshtones, The Linda Lindas, The Lyres, The Mosquitos, The palace guard, The Remains, The Smiths, tina turner, www.cygnusradio.com
Tina, and Andy Rourke of The Smiths. Either of them would’ve been Memorial Corner enough for one show.
By Fran Fried May 19, 2023 Cygnus Radio, Franorama 2.0 ? and the Mysterians, Anthony & the Imperials, Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan, Charley Pride, Cygnus Radio, Dick Haymes, Eddie Fisher, Eddy Arnold, Fran Fried, Frankie Laine, Franorama 2.0, Glenn Miller, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Jonathan Richman, Lenny Kaye, Link Cromwell, Luke & the Apostles, Mario Lanza, Ned Miller, Nuggets, Pet Sounds, Roger Miller, Sammy Kaye, The Andrews Sisters, The Beach Boys, The Cherry Slush, The Evil, The Fleshtones, The Floyd Dakil Combo, The Koobas, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Monocles, the moving sidewalks, The Myddle Class, The Mystic Tide, The North Atlantic Invasion Force, the peanut butter conspiracy, The Rationals, Wayne Cochran, Willie Nelson, www.cygnusradio.com
It’s not often that my show coincides with the anniversary of my father’s passing (7th), so I honored him in a show filled to the rim with anniversaries.
By Fran Fried May 11, 2023 Cygnus Radio, Franorama 2.0 Angela Tini, Carissa Johnson & the Cure-Alls, Cygnus Radio, Eddie Japan, Fran Fried, Franorama 2.0, Greg Hawkes, Jonathan Richman, lee fields, Mozzy Dee, The Family Township, The Fleshtones, The Monkees, The Mosquitos, www.cygnusradio.com
People said they Monkeed around. That was then – Long Island’s Mosquitos, 1985. This is now – a new double-CD collection, “this then are The Mosquitos!,” and it got a huge ride here this week.
By Fran Fried May 4, 2023 Cygnus Radio, Franorama 2.0 Cygnus Radio, Emmylou Harris, Everything but the Girl, Fran Fried, Franorama 2.0, Garbage, Gordon Lightfoot, Johnny Cash, Julio Iglesias, Kris Kristofferson, Leon Russell, MC5, merle haggard, Mozzy Dee, Ray Charles, SCTV, The Fleshtones, Tom & the Tornadoes, Tommy James, Tommy James & The Shondells, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, www.cygnusradio.com
It’s always much better to give bouquets to people while they’re still above ground – in this case, a musical bouquet for Willie’s 90th birthday.
PART 1: American Beat ’84 – The Fleshtones; American Girl – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers; Take It to the People – The Woggles; King Midas – Stupidity; Crying’s Just a Thing That You Do – JD McPherson; Lucky Penny – JD McPherson; No Place to Go – Mr. Airplane; If You Have Ghosts –
Franorama 2.0 Thurs: 1 to 4 pm et Fran Fried is a changeling, to put it simply. (You don’t know the half of it, girlfriend!) You never know what she’s gonna do — even she doesn’t know what she’s gonna do next. But her M.O. in life has been “Throw everything against the wall and