FRANK, GIL, and FRIENDS



TUESDAYS, 8-10 AM,

WFCS 107.7 FM New Britain, CT

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

No show on 9/26/17


There'll be no "Frank, Gil, and Friends" on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

To get you through, check out a past show or two at www.radiofreeAmerica.com.
(Just search for WFCS and "Frank, Gil, and Friends.")

We'll be back on Tuesday, 3 October, at 8 AM!

Thanks, as always, for listening!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Fight Night at the Sands, 1967!


Sept. 16, 1967

Dentist says Frank is OK after TKO at Sands Hotel

Frank Sinatra’s dentist says the entertainer’s bruised and battered mouth will be good as new today, but it’s unlikely the damage to Sinatra’s pride will heal so easily.

The bantam battler from Hoboken lost his first cabaret decision Sunday, a one-punch TKO by the fist of a 250-pound heavyweight.

A punch by Carl Cohen, who runs the casino, sent Sinatra reeling. Observers said that Sinatra, enraged because the hotel would not extend him credit above the $200,000 he owed, flung a handful of chips into Cohen’s face and was promptly decked.

His dentist said Sinatra’s “great smile” would be back in shape today, but this gambling haven was still buzzing over the fracas.

Sinatra was incensed and reportedly drove a golf cart through a plate glass window, made a shambles of his penthouse apartment, and ripped wires from the hotel’s switchboard before he disappeared.

He returned Sunday night and continued his show. He reportedly shouted obscenities at security guards and executives of the hotel.

“He was loud, obscene and yelling at the top of his voice,” one witness said. “He was drinking, gambling and just went on a wild rampage.”

At one time during the busy weekend, Sinatra reportedly shouted, “I built this hotel from a sand pile and I can tear the hotel down, and before I am through that is what it will be again.”

Sinatra had been given free reign in the past because he was a sellout at the Sands twice a year. But millionaire industrialist Howard Hughes recently purchased the hotel and instituted some policy changes, apparently including a limit to Sinatra’s gambling credit.

Sinatra announced over the weekend he was severing all connections with the Sands and would become affiliated with Caesar’s Palace.

 


 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The show RETURNS August 29th!

 
We leave Frank alone for a few weeks and look with whom he's start hangin' out!
 
Luckily, "Frank, Gil, and Friends" returns NEXT TUESDAY!
 
Tune in at 8 AM!
 
(We promise ALL FRANK, no Alice.)

Monday, June 19, 2017

Last Three Chances To Listen This Summer!



"Frank, Gil, and Friends" will be going on hiatus in just over two weeks
-- after the Tuesday, July 4th, show.

So tune into the next three programs (6/20, 6/27, and 7/4)
to get your FGF fix for Summer 2017!



"Frank, Gil, and Friends": Quite frankly why you have ears!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Studio renovations are almost finished...


...so "Frank, Gil, and Friends" will be returning on Tuesday, 6/13, at 8 AM.
 
Join us as we celebrate Dean Martin's 100th Birthday!