By Ron Staschak
Recently, I interviewed Francis Boscoe. He is an interesting man.
Francis loves music, and he seems to want to bring his love of music to others.
1)What do you do at the radio station?
I host the music show “Friendly Society” on Thursdays from noon to 2 pm.
2) How long have you been volunteering?
Since June 2021.
3) Why did you decide to volunteer/why did you want to have a show?
I was a DJ back in college in the 80s/90s and thought it would be fun to give it another go. Now with the Internet we have the entire universe of music at our disposal.
4) Other than the show you host, what is your favorite show?
The Flipside, Mix Tape, Ghosts, Ask the Ages – for all diﬀerent reasons!
5) Is there a question I should have asked you?
What other stations do you listen to?
My other favorite stations are WFMU in East Orange, New Jersey and Radio Blackout in Torino, Italy.
6) Tell me about the kinds of music I would hear on the Friendly Society.
I play indie pop/rock from the 90s to the present. For the ﬁrst 20 episodes, I built the entire two hours around a single artist, record label, or music scene. In more recent episodes, I’ve cut that down to about 45 minutes and I’m using the rest of the time to feature old favorites and new songs I’ve discovered on Bandcamp.
Some of the more well-known artists I’ve featured include the Pixies, Sufjan Stevens and Courtney Barnett. Other weeks I feature artists whose total sales are in the hundreds. It’s all good!
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