Eye In The Sky

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Eye In The Sky[1]
Somewhere Out There
Original Broadcast Date
January 7, 1996
Joe Frank, Jack Kornfield
Absurd Monologue, Narrative Monologue, 1 hour
Preceded by: Streetwise
Followed by: Three Shingles

"That sigalert continues out in Chino Hills on the Corona expressway."

Eye In The Sky is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Somewhere Out There. It was originally broadcast on January 7, 1996.


Joe is a helicopter traffic man reporting on bizarre disaster scenes in Los Angeles. Checking into a hotel and overhearing phone conversations. A list of chores that spirals into psuedotechnical nonsense. Kornfield: life force, paying the toll for the car behind you. Joe survives a helicopter crash and has only one eye. Preparing for the end of the world. Joe reports on a police chase. Watching a ship sink. Empty roads after a chemical spill. A traffic report that degenerates into an endless stream of Los Angeles streets.



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This is one of my all time favorites. It was probably the first Joe Frank program I ever heard, and I was blown away by the opening sequence of Joe in his traffic chopper describing an increasingly chaotic scene across Los Angeles. And at the end, when he launches into a seemingly endless stream of streets and locations, radio-traffic-guy style? Priceless.

Somewhere Out There

Arena (remix) | At the Dark End of the Bar | Bible Salesman | Bible Stories | Black Light | Blues Singer | Call in the Night, A (remix) | Death in the Family, A (remix) | Enterprising Man, An | Escape from Paradise | Eye in the Sky | Fat Man Down | Five Part Dissonance (remix) | God Only Knows | I'm Not Crazy (remix) | Joe Frank Live - Women Police Officers | Journal | Just Get Me Out of Here | Justine | Last Show | Lost Soul | Loved One, The (remix) | Mountain Rain | O.J. Chronicles, The | Obsessions | Other Side, The | Pathology | Philosophy | Phone Therapy | Policemen's Ball, The (remix) | Red Sea | Rent a Family (remix) | Reprise | River, The | Road to Calvary, The | Sacred, The | Soul Mate (remix) | Talk to Me | Three Shingles | White Moon