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Monday, December 18, 2017

It's that time of year...

...when the world falls in love


"Frank, Gil, and Friends" has our Gigliotti Family Christmas Show!

Tune in on Tuesday, 19 December, at 8 AM

Wait a minute!  Those aren't the right kids!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

No-Shave November!

The staff of WFCS and "Frank, Gil, and Friends" is participating in
"No Shave November" to raise $$$ for The Ana Grace Project.

Founded in 2013 in memory of Ana Grace Márquez-Greene, The Ana Grace Project was born as a response to the tragedy that took her life in Sandy Hook, CT on 12/14/12. “Love Wins” is the slogan adopted by her family immediately after the tragedy.It has been a rallying cry. The Ana Grace Project is dedicated to promoting love, community and connection for every child and family through three lead initiatives: partner schools, professional development, and music & arts.

I'm already more hirsute than I have been in a decade at least so please give what you can:

(In the 'who is the gift honoring?' line, just type "WFCS" or "Frank, Gil, and Friends")

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

Monday, May 29, 2017

Due to WFCS renovations...

..."Frank, Gil, and Friends" will be off the air once again this week, but, to help you make it through without us, check out this piece from Variety on JFK's "Lost Inaugural Gala"!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Featured Artists on Upcoming April Broadcasts

Tuesday, 18 April 2017: Bobby Darin

Tuesday, 25 April 2017: A Centennial Birthday Celebration of Ella Fitzgerald!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Some Recent Sinatra Items...

An interview with Bob Dylan on Sinatra, et alia
On the real (?) songwriter of "Strangers in the Night" 
On "The Theme from New York, New York"
On Frank's advice to singer George Michael

Monday, March 6, 2017

On the show on 3/7/17: CCSU President Zulma Toro

We'll be joined in studio during our 9 AM hour by 

Dr. Zulma Toro, 13th President of CCSU.

Tune in!

President Toro will be the sixth (!) CCSU president to appear on "Frank, Gil, and Friends:"

(in chronological order)

Merle Harris (interim)
Richard Judd
Robert Aebersold (interim)
Jack Miller
Susan Pease (interim)

FGF: Quite frankly why you're feeling presidential!

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Four Elements on 2/21

To celebrate the March 9th opening of

Earth Fire Water Air: Elements of Climate Change

at the Chen Art Gallery @CCSU,

we'll play songs of earth, fire, water, and air!

And, in the show's last half hour, we'll be joined by
Art Professor and show curator Emerita Elizabeth Langhorne!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Sinatra on LOVE!

A Valentine’s Day Show!

 Songs of love:
new and old,
lost and found,
just beginning and coming to an end
Tune in: Tuesday, 2/14/16, 8-10 AM

Monday, January 2, 2017

On Tuesday's Show: Debbie, Eddie, Carrie, and Paul!

Frank, Gil, and Friends
8-10 AM -- January 3, 2017

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