Eye In The Sky
|Somewhere Out There|
|Original Broadcast Date|
|January 7, 1996|
|Joe Frank, Jack Kornfield|
|Absurd Monologue, Narrative Monologue, 1 hour|
|Followed by:||Three Shingles|
"That sigalert continues out in Chino Hills on the Corona expressway."
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.