Showing posts with label Talking the Blues. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Talking the Blues. Show all posts

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Franklin TV: We’re Talkin’ the Blues

Two hours of great blues music and history every week.
by Pete Fasciano, Executive Director 06/26/2022

It doesn’t matter where they are. It could be at an open-air bistro on Newbury St. It could be a balmy afternoon on the front porch. Could be by a pot-bellied stove at the general store. It could be anywhere. It’s two guys, (sometimes more) wagging their tongues, and bonding over their love for the blues.

Nick Remissong and Jim Derick in our radio studio
Nick Remissong and Jim Derick in our radio studio

There’s a lot of lore about blues artists, blues history, and 2 hours of great blues music to be heard by hangin’ out with Nick, Jim, Todd Monjur and other blues guests – on 102.9FM, or online at our website
We’re Talkin’ the Blues
We’re Talkin’ the Blues

Got a thing for the blues? (Of course you do.) Listen in, Mondays at 9AM, Noon, and 6PM.

And – as always –
Thank you for listening to wfpr●fm. 
And, thank you for watching.

Get this week's program guide for Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio ( online   

Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (
Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

FM #450 - The 'Radio Gang' recaps 2020, and looks out to 2021 (audio)

FM #450 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 450 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares the conversation that the “Radio Gang” had during the winter break. We took the time to look back at 2020 and ahead to 2021. We did have our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

The “Radio Gang” as you’ll hear in order of appearance,
  • Pete Fasciano (Executive Director of Franklin TV)
  • Jay Horrigan, sports announcer extraordinaire
  • Jim Derick, host of Chapters, co-host of “Talking the Blues” (with Todd Monjour) and along for the ride with Franklin Falvey on “Frank’s Music” and “Music to lift the Spirit”
  • Dr. Anne Bergen, host of “It Takes a Village”
  • Pandora Carlucci co-facilitator with Jay Horrigan on “A Priest, a Minister and a Rabbi”
The recording runs about about 1 hour and 14 minutes, so let’s listen to the “Radio Gang”   Audio file =

Note: A slightly shorter version of this will be aired on 



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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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FM #450 Radio Gang Recap Outlook 2020-2021 (audio)
FM #450 Radio Gang Recap Outlook 2020-2021 (audio)

Friday, September 11, 2020

Plenty to listen to on Saturday on WFPR.FM

Saturday's schedule on WFPR, Franklin's Public Radio station. You can find it anywhere you are with your internet browser at or on the FM dial at 102.9 in the greater Franklin area.

9:00 AM Franklin Matters Radio – Steve Sherlock  (should be Easy Walks with Marjorie Turner Hollman)  Franklin and its local government, services and events 

10:00 AM Frank’s Music – Frank Falvey
Frank explores a range of music genres and artists 

11:00 AM Music to Lift the Spirit - Jim Derick & Frank Falvey
An hour of uplifting music for all

1:00 PM The Wonderful World of Wine – Mark Lenzi, Kim Simone 
All about wine, its culture, lore and finer points

2:00 PM Chapters – Jim Derick
Insightful, life-affirming stories and interviews 

3:00 PM        Franklin Matters Radio – Steve Sherlock (should be the Board of Health meeting Sep 2, 2020)  Franklin and its local government, services and events 

4:00 PM Senior Story Hour – Senior Center Scribblers Group
Original short stories presented by the authors 

5:00 PM Talkin’ the Blues – Jim Derick
Exploring the music of the great Blues tradition. 

Plenty to listen to on Saturday on WFPR.FM
Plenty to listen to on Saturday on WFPR.FM

Monday, September 7, 2020

Talking the Blues!: Piano Blues

"This weeks' episode focuses on piano blues.  We talk about and listen to a range of blues pianists from classic originals to those that have carried on the sweet tickling of the ivory.

We bring to you legends like Otis Spann, Memphis Slim, Professor Longhair, Pinetop Perkins, James Booker, Ray Charles, Jesse Yaw, Roosevelt Sykes and Lachy Doley.  Keep on Talking the Blues! "

Audio link =

Talking the Blues!: Piano Blues
Talking the Blues!: Piano Blues


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Talking the Blues: #18. Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembered


"Stevie Ray Vaughan - October 3, 1954 - August 27, 1990.  This week marks the 30th year of the passing of Stevie Ray Vaughan and the world has been at a loss since. Vaughan became a blues rock virtuoso in a short period of time and left a legacy that others have followed. 
This week we focus on his music, his story and his legacy.  We listen to Stevie's music as the music of some of the artists that influenced him including Jimmy Rogers, Albert Collins, Albert King and Jimi Hendrix.    
There is a little bit of something for everyone. RIP Stevie -  Rock on!"
Talking the Blues is broadcast on the internet at and 102.9 on the local Franklin area radio dial on Thursday at  11:00 AM/2:00 PM/8:00 PM. The show repeats on Saturday at 5:00 PM. 

Talking the Blues: #18. Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembered
Talking the Blues: #18. Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembered

Monday, August 17, 2020

Talking the Blues - new episode available

Talking the Blues (@TalkingtheBlue2) tweeted at 11:27 AM on Sat, Aug 15, 2020:
New episode...What are they listening to "across the pond"?  Tune in to find out.

"This week Todd and Jim check out the music being played across the pond. We look to the list of July's most played albums in the UK (according to the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association) and find plenty of great new music.  Link to IBBA list here -

The setlist includes music from Hurricane Ruth, Anthony Geraci, Robbie Reay, Peter Karp, Kaz Hawkins, The Lucky Losers, Mandalyn, Crooked Eye Tommy and Marcus Lazarus."


Talking the Blues - new episode available