Joe Frank radio programs are comprised of four series.
The different series chronologically reflect Joe's evolving aesthetic with an emphasis on dramas in the early years and highly personal
conversations later. Joe's trademark monologues continue throughout his work.
Joe Frank began his radio career as a volunteer at Pacifica Network station WBAI in New York in the late 1970s.
He experimented with live freeform radio with monologues, improvisations, and music during late night hours. It was during
this period that he met and established collaborative relationships with Arthur Miller, David Rapkin and Tim Jerome, who appear in
many of Joe's dramas. The show's bizarre and original vision quickly drew increasingly larger audiences.
In 1978, Joe moved to Washington DC where he wrote, performed in, and produced 18 dramas for NPR Playhouse which won several major broadcasting awards.
At the invitation of KCRW, in 1986 Joe moved to Santa Monica, California and began producing one-hour radio programs for what would become the first of
four signature radio series: Joe Frank: Work in Progress, for which Frank received a Peabody Award.
The second series was In the Dark followed by
Somewhere Out There and finally, The Other Side.
In 2003, Joe began producing shows exclusively for his web site which are currently streamed online for Premium Members.
Addressing timeless subjects and questions, Joe Frank's radio shows are as relevant today as when they were originally produced.