“Crisis Help Radio Show”
– a monthly show on WVOX 1460AM on the second Tuesday of each month, from 7pm-8pm. Call-in number is 914.636.0110. Facebook Live connection is under Kelly Sisco or Francis Sisco.
A. Overview – Our show is broadcast on WVOX at 1460 AM Radio live on the second Tuesday of each month from 7pm to 8pm EST. And worldwide on http://www.wvox.com. The WVOX studio is located at Whitney Media (for WVOX AM and WVIP FM – 93.5) at 411 Fifth Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801 (near Potter Ave.) The call-in number is 914.636.0110.
Each month, co-hosts Frank Sisco, Tom Sullivan, and Kelly Sisco (and periodically Ken Kline) moderate lively discussions among guests in the New Rochelle, NY studio and call-in guests on a wide variety of topics related to the crisis and stress people are experiencing in their lives, in areas that include financial problems brought on by loss of job or business, relationship problems include divorce and separation, health problems including death, disability, sickness, aging, disease, etc,. physical such as fire, floor, accidents, injuries, acts of God, etc.
Live video also can be seen on wvox.com. Prior shows are (1) a few are shown at the below links (2) on youtube (by searching on Crisis Help Radio Show and Fran Sisco and Tom Sullivan), and (3) on Facebook under Francis Sisco. The show was begun in 2008 during the nation’s financial crisis. The show focuses on themes and helpful strategies that are discussed on the show include staying positive, getting the help of others, seeing the silver lining even as you face adversity, teamwork, spirituality, appreciating that the flip side of crisis is opportunity, expressing your authentic self, using creativity and creative endeavors (e.g. music, writing, poetry, performance, acting, painting, sculpture, teaching, etc.) to develop new solutions and giving fully of yourself to others. Our shows often include specific suggestions provided by our in-studio guests and phone guests who are experts or have particular experience and points of views in the areas being discussed. If you would like to be a guest to share about your coping strategies with crisis and stress, or you are an expert on such matters, please contact Fran Sisco via email at FrancisSisco@aol.com. If you would like to sponsor or advertise on our show, the fees are modest, and the impact quite good, especially after considering the post-show coverage via social media, email blasts, websites, etc.
In addition, older shows can be accessed through a problematic older webpage, at the following link: (Do not use this link as all mp3s will load concurrently, causing delays).
B. A sample of a few radio shows are at the following:
1/14/20 – Episode focusing on singers and entertainers Gene DiNapoli (in the studio) and Tom Dudley (by phone).
RADIO REPORT – Here is the soundcloud link so you can listen to this edition of the Crisis Help Radio Show that aired on Tuesday from 7 to 8pm on WVOX 1460AM and worldwide on www.wvox.com. The focus was on the benefits of singing to people and the related uplifting, and on singers Gene DiNapoli, in the studio, (including his decades of singing Elvis as well as other stars) and Tom Dudley (by phone). Co-hosts for the show were Tom Sullivan and Kelly Sisco (Fran Sisco was in NYC at a play).
(More info on www.CrisisHelpRadioShow.com). Thanks also to engineer is Chuck Donegan. The show is on the second Tuesday of every month, from 7pm to 8pm.
If you are interested in being a guest or contacting us or the guests Gene DiNapoli or Tom Dudley, please email me at FrancisSisco@aol.com
xoxo Fran Sisco, posted 1/17/20
12/10/19 – Focus on helping Pepe Cardona, recently diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer
RADIO REPORT! – POSTING #5 – Photos taken by Janelle Allbritton – Thanks Janelle!! (see end of photos for photos including Janelle)
On 12/10/19 our “Crisis Help Radio Show” on the award-winning WVOX 1460AM, out of New Rochelle, NY studios focused on MUSIC and its role in reducing crisis and stress in our lives – performing it, writing it, playing, listening, everything! People listened in worldwide on www.wvox.com or on your iheartradio app, or by regular 1460 AM radio if you are in southeastern Westchester County, Long Island, parts of CT, the Bronx etc.
Also watch on Facebook Live on Francis Sisco
(I do not own the copyright to any of the songs (including “Into the Mystic” by Van Morrison and include it here on facebook in reference to Pepe Cardona but for no commercial purpose)
Our call-in number is 914.636.0110.
The audio of the show is on the below soundcloud link
(Misstatements by Fran Sisco include that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has pancreatic cancer not Parkinsons, DiNapoli’s Stone Mill is at 2 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe, not at 2 Tuckahoe Road)
In Studio guests included:
1. Pepe Cardona – sample quicktime file is below. Pepe is famous because of his Alive n’ Kicking band and the hit song “Tighter Tighter” written by Tommy James and the Shondells.
There will also be a discussion of the upcoming fundraiser on Wednesday 12/11/19 at DiNapoli’s Olde Stone Mill, Tuckahoe, NY
2. Joel Smith – incredible life-long guitar player, and current band Roadhouse Rooster and their new CD. filled with several original songs by Joel.
3. Violinists – Joyce Balint and Sam Cohen who will play live a Holiday song medley
4. Augie D – singer, especially Frank Sinatra songs
5. Janelle Allbritton, jazz singer and editor of the Westchester Post and the MV Post
Call in guests:
1. Steve Michaels, entertainer
Co-hosts are Fran Sisco, Tom Sullivan and Kelly Sisco and we will lead the group during the show in singing “Mistletoe and Holly,” one of the few songs co-written by Frank Sinatra and sung by him.
If you have questions, please call me before 6:30pm tonight, or email me at FrancisSisco@aol.com
More about the show is at
Various links to various performances by Pepe Cardona and friends –
1. xmas songs- at Steve Michael’s house of Xmas songs, each connected by a key word that led into the other, and sung as fast as I could. Lol
2. Tighter through the years – Brooklyn with a good sax
3. Tighter in Tennessee – A few weeks ago before I began my chemo, I flew to Carl Perkins Civic Center In Jackson Tennessee to play an all-star oldies concert. The backup band was excellent especially one of the backup singers Yvonne Smith, who stepped up to sing with me
4. Tighter – This is a video that I put together of Tighter starting with a rare performance from 1970 and continuing on till the present. Much fun. At the end that’s my son Tim playing the lead, who is now playing guitar for me.
5. Tighter – 12/3/19 email – Tommy James who wrote and produced Tighter for me, plays his version in his shows. Last year we opened up for him and then he asked me to join him onstage when he performed it. – Ridgefield CT
11/4/19 – Focus on Filmmakers –
RADIO REPORT! – “CRISIS HELP RADIO SHOW” ON TUESDAY 11/12/19 FROM 7PM TP 8PM: – FOCUS ON FILMMAKERS, dealing with stress and crisis.
Please click on the below soundcloud link so that you listen to the audio version of this broadcast.
During the broadcast, you could listen live on www.wvox.com. Call-in number is 914.636.0110.
The show happened with all guests including on traditional radio, on Facebook Live including interviews on Facetime with filmmakers in Austraia and Italy (and with filmmakers in LA and NJ, and their simultaneous viewing of streaming clips on Facebook. Also a camera on a stationary tripod was used to record for post editing. Excellent varied use of technology thanks to everyone’s help. Some tweaking of sound for the next show on 12/10/19.
xoxo Fran Sisco
(A) Co-hosts – Fran Sisco, Tom Sullivan, Kelly Sisco
(B) Guests: (all calling in.)
(C) If you want to ask questions or contribute a related story, please call in at 914.636.0110. Listen in on www.wvox.com (or 1460AM if you are in certain parts of Westchester, CT, Long Island, and Queens) or tune into our Facebook Live broadcast over the name Francis Sisco on Facebook
(C) Rough time outline –
7pm to 7:10pm – Kathrina Miccio – filmmaker, film festival director, actor (see below for more details)
7:10 to 7:25 pm – Brendan Young of “The Widow”
7:25 to 7:40 – Frank Cappello of “Steele Wool”
7:40 – 7:55 – Cristiano Esposito of “L’Impronta del Postino”
7:55 – 8:00 – Wrap-up and fill.
And a big thanks to our wonderful engineer Chuck Donegan AND Janelle Allbritton on various tech matters.
GUEST #1 – Kathrina Miccio discussion of her participation in the upcoming SopranosCon – on November 23rd and 24th at The Meadowlands Expo, Secaucus, NJ. Kathrina will be at the “Bada-Bing” Bar, and talking about her recent Cutting Room International Short Film Festival and the upcoming Venus Italian International Film Festival in Miami.
GUEST #2 – Brendan Young and his 29-minute film “The Widow”
Below are some clips (and the trailer) to be shown on Facebook Live during the radio broadcast and our discussion with Brendan Young.
GUEST #3 – Frank Cappello and his feature film “Steele Wool,” color, subtitled)
Here is a vimeo link for the 2 minute trailer:
Also see the comments section below for the quicktime mov file that has been embedded in this posting:
GUEST #4 – Cristiano Esposito and his documentary “L’Impronta del Postino”(subtitled)
21-minute film is below (On youtube, click on caption button to view subtitles)
From Brendan re “The Widow”
– Here’s the download link to a bunch of clip extracts from The Widow – they’re mostly around a 1 minute – couldn’t seem to make them work for 45 seconds!!! Anyway, have a look and see what you think… The first clip highlights the drama and the use of language; the 2nd about the brutality and the dark side of the romantic story; the third and fourth clips show Luisa standing up to her abductors and her betraying ex-lover, dishing out payback and defending herself against troglodyte goombahs!!
I’ve also included the film’s trailer which may also be of use to encapsulate the film.
If you want to ask questions or contribute a related story, please call in at 914.636.0110. Listen in on www.wvox.com (or 1460AM if you are in certain parts of Westchester, CT, Long Island, and Queens)
(C) Rough time outline –
And a big thanks to our wonderful engineer Chuck Donegan.
10/9/19 – Episode on “Children – Reducing Their Stress and Crisis” – Recorded on 10/9/19 –
1b Episode on “Feeding the Hungry and Homeless” and discussion with several call-in guests – Recorded 11/14/17.:
1. Episode on “The Power of Collaboration in Dealing With Stress and Crisis” and using as examples the collaboration of musicians, singers, writers, producers etc. to create the songs that are written or co-written by Fran Sisco – Recorded 10/10/17.
2. Episode on “Dealing with loss – including about 911” – Recorded on 9/12/17
3. Episode on “Therapy Dogs & Pet Rescue” – Recorded on 12/13/16
4. Episode on 1/9/18 on musicals, with a focus on the Anne Hutchinson musical by John Taylor Thomas which played on 1/14/18 at St. Paul’s Church in Mt. Vernon (897 South Columbus Avenue)
5. A small sample of our shows on youtube.com are at the following youtube link:
“Other radio shows” –
Videos and mp3s are available of Fran Sisco’s other prior radio shows including “Senior Musings,” “A Question of Money,” “Videos of Cars,” and appearances on others’ shows.