Left Turn

with hosts: Willa, Clem and Florine

On our show we will play all of the music that we love, in genres like indie and folk music, as well as alternative rock.

conversion therapy

conversion therapy with DJ tanner is an eclectic, freeform mix showcasing LGBTQIA+ musicians, poets, and lyricists from around the globe and here in our own backyard –  Tune in Sundays from 7-9pm on Valley Free Radio and let them convert you!

DJ tanner just showed up at VFR one day, fresh from a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, here to take your ears on a magical journey filled with unicorns, rainbows, and some really good music. Playing an eclectic mix of music (and more!) created by members of the LGBTQIA+ community both near and far, DJ tanner curates a theme-based collection of super cool stuff for your enjoyment every week. Tune in on Sundays at 7-pm, and let them convert you!


The Downbeat

Hosted by Jack Frisch the “The Downbeat” combines his passion for Jazz with experience and stories from a quarter century of working with some of the World’s finest Jazz artists and record labels. The show presents classic and modern Jazz, interviews, new CD and vinyl releases and upcoming event and performance dates in the Pioneer Valley.
About Jack Frisch
A renown art director and graphic designer in the International Jazz scene for 25 years Frisch has designed over 390 CD packages, numerous websites, print advertising, press kits, merchandising, logos as well as shooting photography and video. He is a voting member of N.A.R.A.S (The National Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences) better known to many as The Grammys.
In late 1997 he founded UprightGraphics.com upon working as webmaster for session legend guitarist Hiram Bullock and shooting photography for producer Todd Barkan at recording sessions.
Some of Frisch’s design clients have included Marcus Miller, Lalah Hathaway, Larry Carlton, Victor Wooten, Blue Lou Marini, Lew Soloff, Victor Bailey, Bob James, Arturo O’Farrill, and labels such as Concord, HeadsUp, Fantasy-Milestone, High Note, Savant, Venus and magazines such as Jazziz, Swing Journal and Bass Player to name a few.
In 2001 Frisch was presented a Grammy Certificate in Recognition of participation as the Art Director
on the 2001 Grammy Award winning Best Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year CD Marcus Miller recording “M2 (pronounced M squared) In 2014 he was presented a Grammy Certificate in Recognition of participation as the Art Director on the 2014 Latin Grammy Award winning Best Instrumental Album of the Year CD Arturo O’Farrill Final Night At Birdland. In 2005 he was nominated for a Alex Award for Best Jazz CD package of the Year.
In for the 2022 and 2023 he art directed and designed all of the collateral for the 2022 and 2023 Syracuse Jazz Festival.
Jack founded UprightTransport.com in late 1998, a service providing discreet and secure transport of artists and their musical instruments and related equipment in and around New York. His transport clients have included Marcus Miller, Mike Stern, Lenny White, Dennis Chambers, Will Lee, Victor Bailey, George Mraz and Harvie S to name a few,
From 2008 to 2015 Jack hosted an annual radio show, with a International audience, for his late client and friend Hiram Bullock at WFDU 89.1 FM at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Blame It On The Blues

with Ellen Miller-Mack

“I have been immersed in the blues for so long that I think in blues lyrics.”

Welcome to the mind of a blues DJ, with every kind of blues, rhythm and blues and soul flowing through her head. I celebrate various occasions, regions (“don’t forget the motor city”), blues birthdays, live music and an abundance of women’s blues.

So, “Come on in my kitchen” Blame it on the Blues, Fridays at 1 pm.

The Town Crier

with Ed Malachowski

The Town Crier is a music-based show which aims to inform as well as entertain. I will let listeners know about the upcoming week’s arts and entertainment events. Expect conversations with these event’s planners and organizers such as venue owners,farmers, brewers, art galleries and restaurants.You can stay up to date and listen to a variety of great music too.


Host Kevin Boucher talks with the rock and roll artists and eyewitnesses to the music and moments that have helped shape our lives. A combination of interviews and music, special guests will share their first-hand accounts and shine new light on the artists, albums, venues or trends that defined the spirit of rock and roll culture.

Open Field

New and old ~ all genre and non genre ~  music from around town and across the world. Also occasional live sets.

Trash Talks

Rock and Roll show with a focus on Punk.

Old to new, local to global.

Planet Emo

Planet Emo is a broad exploration of emo music spanning decades, styles, and perspectives, with an emphasis on Massachusetts bands and traditionally under-represented musicians. From the hardcore and post-punk scenes of the 80’s and 90’s, through the emo revival of the mid-2000s, to the current surge in emo rap and pop punk, we’ll hear it all and talk about the history and influence of this far-reaching and often misunderstood genre.


What does Everywhere music sound like? Each week the Collider Radio Hour takes listeners everywhere, on a journey across cultures, genres, and continents to discover new sounds and ideas from around the planet. It’s an hour of music for the open-minded, adventurous global citizen.