The Franchise #156 3/20/18 - Ferro and Chris welcome Ian Cory from InvisibleOranges.com on to talk some heavy metal and hardcore music. The "On Air Beer Share" spotlights Newport Craft Brewing and Distilling Company's Rhode Trip Vic Secret. Also tunes and beer news!
Franchise #155 1/10-2018 - Even though it's cold outside, the Franchise crew are busy cracking a cold one in this episode. As they taste test the recent IPAs, ales, and beers that have been released, they are joined in studio by Michael J Daniels of Arise to talk about his hard/death core band.
They are then joined on the phone lines by John Kielty, lead brewer of Big aLICe Brewing out of Long Island City in Queens, New York. What was it like starting a brewery in Queens? How is the brewery scene like in New York City? What are some new IPAs and ales that Big aLICe Brewing have released or are currently working on? John discusses that and more with the Franchise crew.
The Rotunda #129 11/13/17 - In a coup for The Rotunda, Scott has a conversation with up and coming local actor and artist Chad Michael, who caused quite a stir in the social media world this week with his opinion on the sexual misconduct that’s been coming to light lately in Hollywood. What did he say that caused a firestorm? Tune in and find out, and decide for yourself!
Halfway thought the show, The Rotunda gets invaded by The Franchise! Joe and Morgan storm onto the set and have an interview with Sixpoint Brewing’s Kier Hamilton. Any beer aficionado DEFINITELY wants to hear what he has to say about all the awesome offerings Sixpoint has on the docket. Scott, Ferro, and beer – what could possibly go wrong?!?!?!
The Franchise #137 7/14/2015 - On this edition of the Franchise host Joe Ferro welcomes Billy from the Rhode Island Brew Bus to learn more about sipping in style in the ocean state. Also on the show musician Stephen Marold from the band Overwith.
The Franchise #152 9/27/17 - On this edition of the Franchise host Joe Ferro and co-host Chris Casci discuss recent beer releases. Musician Bryan Corderio calls in to talks his latest upcoming project and brewer Tony Barber rounds out the hour to discuss his charitable brews. Beer correspondent Morgan Snyder also weighs in with his take on all things golden and bubbly.
The Franchise #126 1/13/14 - On this edition of the Franchise with Ferro, Bryan Cordeiro formally of the band Carrion joins the show to discuss his latest projects as well as grace the audience with a few in studio live cuts. Plus a beer talk with the founder of Proclamation Ale Company and WBOB's own Alicia from Raw Sex calls in to end the show with a little heat.
Franchise #151 9/13/2017 - After taking almost the entire summer off, The Franchise has returned for a special evening. Joe Ferro is joined in studio with Chris Casci as the two yak it up, catching up on what they've been up to, and you tube video holes they have fallen into lately.
They're joined by two special guests. First up is Mark McKellar of the RI local band The Resonate, giving a live status of what the band has been up to recently, shows they performed at, upcoming shows, new songs, and more.
Then you have Morgan Clark Synder Jr. of Buttonwoods Brewery talking all things beer and IPAs. Which beer is in season right now? What is the hottest tasting IPA that's in demand? Are there going to be any upcoming announcements from Buttonwoods Brewery that consumers should keep an ear open for? Joe and company discuss.
The Franchise #150 5/2/17 - After saying farewell to his own show the Franchise in late 2016, host Joe Ferro has kept busy behind the scenes at 990WBOB. However radio is a tough vice to put down especially after dedicating over a decade to the airwaves. As part of WBOB's 10 year anniversary celebration the Franchise returned once more to the internet.
For his long awaiting fans Ferro brings an all new Hip Hop infused Franchise with Ax Butane co hosting. "I wanted to mesh my two favorite shows that I was lucky enough to be able bring to the audience" Ferro stated referring to his popular hip hop show Beats Rhymes & Life which aired on this network from 2008 up until 2012. Bringing some old school and new jams from mainstream to the underground. Lucky Dice from Boston joins Ferro in studio and DGazz calls in to talk about his new upcoming album as we get the exclusive for the drop date of it.
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