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On RFP Presents this upcoming Saturday, July 22 at 5pm and Sunday at 12 noon (AZ-Pacific time), it’s a music and interview special with Ian Hunter.

RFP’s Lenise of Cartoon World had the opportunity to speak with Ian before his recent show in Bingley, England. Ian talks about his days with Mott the Hoople, The Rant Band and the late Mick Ronson. There will be plenty of solo Ian Hunter & Mott The Hoople music throughout the show. This is a Radio Free Phoenix exclusive!

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Ian with an offical RFP Mug along with Clyde the Wishnik from Cartoon World

On Radio Freedom this Saturday at 5pm & Sunday at 3pm (Arizona time)

It’s our guest DJ, Becky Byrkit of Scottsdale, Arizona!

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Becky Byrkit was born in Phoenix in 1960 and has lived everywhere else on the planet since then!

A Scottsdale girl, these days … ! Ooh!

Becky will present 15 hand-picked songs – listen in for her unique perspective of Rock N Roll on Radio Free Phoenix!

Wingman is taking flight to join the experience for the digital age.

Wingman is taking flight to join the experience for the digital age.

Wingman: Your ‘Wingman’ for the digital age.

By Michael Thomas, Jr. –

If you ever wanted to play match maker for your friend when it comes to online dating, there’s now an “app” for that.With the applause action  Wingman, you could just that a new app launching in April in both the U. K. And U.S. on apple iOS (Soon to be available for Android device. But the app is not so much a dating application as it is a new application to help friends mingle with other peers in their areas.

 

 

“What really sets it apart is that you are that person in the middle.. nudging your friend to meet others” says Wingman’s Tina Wilson. The application’s process all starts by logging into the app with Facebook and then creating a profile for the single friend in question. In addition, the application enables you to have as many pals as you like, while each dater profile can also have multiple wingpeople.

Eventually, your friend is then sent a link to review all the great things you’ve described about them.Once they’ve approved the  profile you set up for your friend, you can then swipe through potential matches for them.

If you swipe on a match for your single friend and that person is interested, your friend is automatically connected to them. They’re then free to take it from there! The privacy finally comes when the connection is made by both and the matchmaking is then up to the matches leaving any chats between the two that are matched!

 

 

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Founder of Wingman, Tina Wilson,  expresses a new way for friends to be supportive in helping find what’s best for their friends whether they’re roommates or live across the country and beyond, leaving even adult sibling to help play maker for their respected sibling. Listen to our piece here:


Download the application on Apple’s iOs Store  and coming soon on Google Play for Android!

 

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Sam and Benjamin Hope of the Glider Pilots Photo Courtesy ofhttps://www.facebook.com/GliderPilotsBand/ Sam and Benjamin Hope of the Glider Pilots
(Photo Courtesy www.facebook.com/GliderPilotsBand/)

We spoke with The Glider Pilots who together are bringing a vibrant series of lyrically melodic music comprised of alternative and blues inspired sounds. We spoke with the Queensland, Australian, based-band about their inspirations, creative process and their latest full album release “Talk Free” available where all music is streamed and available for digital and hard copy through band camp and iTunes. Glider Pilot’s music has been making positive waves in the field of the independent spectrum of music earning features on numerous indie playlists such as March and May 2017’s edition of BIRP!  Listen to the full interview here!:

Follow the Glider Pilots on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and stream on Spotify and Soundcloud today! Make sure to pick up your copy of “Talk Free” from Glider Pilots now on iTunesMusic Glue and BandCamp.

 

 

Over time, we’ve found that the standard links to play RFP in Winamp, Windows Media, Real Player and I-Tunes do not always work in different browsers or in different versions of the players – so just in case you cannot connect to RFP in the conventional way, then try our new RFP Player – which will always give you an excellent connection to the station and the great music we play. Try it out below, and enjoy the music here….

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According to the  National Education Association Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullyingeach year. Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying. 17% of American students report being bullied 2 to 3 times a month or more within a school semester. One organization is deflating that number by spreading kindness.

Meet Julie Cahow, the 16 year-old founder of Postiviti an anti-bullying and emotional support organization that positions itself  to affirm, encourage, and support students of all backgrounds on a global level. 

High schooler, Juliet Cahow, (pictured above,) and her quest for silencing bullying, has lead her to star Positivit, an organization that is purposed to affirm, encourage, and support students internationally. High schooler, Juliet Cahow, (pictured above,) and her quest for silencing bullying, has lead her to star Positivit, an organization that is purposed to affirm, encourage, and support students internationally.Founder Juliet Cahow was selected as Endeavor Elementary’s Outstanding Volunteer of the Year and as an OCPS Outstanding Volunteer of the Year nominee for her establishment of Positiviti Junior. Photo Credit/ Juliet Cahow ( Positiviti.Weebly.Com)

 

 

Through its website, partnerships with schools, organizations, and provided resources for those to get involved, Positivi was created with to serve as online safe-haven, in addition to its  social media outlets such as Instagram  and Facebook that  provide students with additional words of optimism throughout the day!

 

 

Get Involved with Postiviti Now and follow them in action on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram

Spreading Love through Social Media, Positiviti provides positive vibes and resources on a daily basis!

Follow Positiviti on Instagram @Simplypositiviti

 

 

From school, employment and clinical based provided services, SARRC's mission is to assist families in their journey once their child has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder through adulthood. https://www.autismcenter.org/ From school, employment and clinical based provided services, SARRC’s mission is to assist families in their journey once their child has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder through adulthood. https://www.autismcenter.org/

 

 

 

This week we focus on a integral organization that is a cornerstone provider in helping advocating for those on autism spectrum. through ample resources such diagnosis tools and transitional programs and services for all ages,

Established in 1997,the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) is a community-based nonprofit organization that has been a cutting edge provider serving those on the Autism spectrum and beyond.

SARRC’s team consists of highly trained and educated clinicians which provides services that not only impact the lives of individuals with autism, but also their parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers, physicians, psychologists, educators, and therapists.

From school, employment and clinical based provided services, SARRC’s mission is to assist families in their journey once their child has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder through adulthood.
Radio Free Phoenix’s Michael Thomas, Jr. spoke with  AMY KENZER, PH.D., BCBA-D
VICE PRESIDENT AND CLINICAL SERVICES DIRECTOR of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center on the various resources, services, and programs provided by SARRC.

For more information regarding SARRC and it’s service visit them on https://www.autismcenter.org, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

 

“Sesame Street” introduce the newest Muppet, Julia. “Sesame Street” introduce the newest Muppet, Julia.

 

During this month of April which makes National Autism Awareness Month. Radio Free Phoenix will be showcasing those making a difference in their area to help with a diagnosis for autism and its spectrum disorders.

according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Autism is a spectrum of developmental disorders that can cause social, communication, and behavioral challenges,

and those in the spectrum of autism can range from severely challenged to being highly gifted.

As of 2016, about 1 in every 68 school-aged children has autism. Between 2000 and 2010, this number increased by about 119 percent.

This week we focuse on a very familiar name in children and public education.

Entering its 47th season The show producers for long running Sesame Street hope that Julia, a young Muppet girl with red hair and bright green eyes, will help “reduce the stigma” attached to the condition of autism spectrum disorders.

The character already exists in print and digital storybooks and is part of an initiative called “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children.”

Julia makes her TV debut in the US on April 10th on Youtube, HBO and PBS.

Jeanette Betancourt, Sesame Workshop’s senior vice president of US social impact,

Express the years of research behind Julia, expressing; ”

We wanted to reduce the stigma often found around these children

Jeanette Betancourt, Sesame Workshop

Sesame Street has been on the air since 1969, and features a host of incredibly famous characters including Big Bird,

Bert and Ernie, Elmo and the Cookie Monster. In Julia’s debut episode, Julia is expected to demonstrate some

common characteristics of autism. The scenario will begin when Sesame staple and beloved character, Big Bird is

introduced to her, Julia ignores him.

Confused, Big Bird thinks “that maybe she didn’t like me”.

But the other Muppets tell him: “She does things just a little differently.”

Listen to the full feature here:

Chuck Berry Tribute on Radio Free PhoenixOur tribute to the late, great, Rock Pioneer, #ChuckBerry Mon- 3/20 @RadioFreePHX.com at 10:30 AM AZST Listen: https://goo.gl/Scjyop

 Postcards from a Dream: Memories of Mr. S Paperback – by Janice Easterling Brustman (Author)
Postcards from a Dream: Memories of Mr. S Paperback –
by Janice Easterling Brustman (Author)

Listen to the interview here:

Postcards from a Dream: Memories of Mr. S

The man was Sinatra and “his way” keeps growing to this day nearly twenty years after his death in 1998. A man imperfect in every way but a man whom personified pop culture and popular music in a way that will live on beyond our lives and carries on for the ages. Sinatra represented the first generational wave of Americans taking storm across at the time for what was a booming country full of people of all races and religions and affiliation. Sinatra kept his deemed “ethnic” name at time as he took on show business. We lived through his ups and his downs. His brush with World dignitaries, starlets, and US campaigns. Sinatra to a sense was “us” in every way. During his life, He was in our lives through every medium; radio, TV, film, record, etc. The man sang like Shakespeare wrote, talked with comfort and swag of his hometown of Hoboken, NJ. He loved like true a lover, many times helplessly and sometime unrequitedly to the point of suicidal thoughts. He was an Italian tempered-man. He loved like a romantic Italian father and man does; soft and gentle. He was a loving father, papa to his grandchildren, loving son and devoted friend and lover to all he loved including his four wives. He fought for what was right when it wasn’t deemed acceptable. Sinatra was a kind-hearted, soul deep down, loyal to those whom loved and admired him and returned the same. Always.

A memoir revolving around    author Janice Easterling’s years working for  Frank Sinatra and his wife Barabara 1976-1980. Includes never before seen, mementos, letters, and personal photos of Frank Sinatra and their homes in Rancho Mirage, CA & NYC apartment at the Waldorf-Astoria Towers. Delve into one of the most integral and iconic pop-culture figures of Modern history from the memory bank of one lady whom worked along Frank Sinatra and his wife Barbara.

Author Postcards from a Dream: Memories of Mr. S, Janice Easterling-Brustman, stays true to her title chronicling her best recollection working for the man many knew Frank Sinatra the man of popular song, dance and film.

She describers her book a bucket list item in which she expressed, “ finally getting around to pour out my memories as best I could. Now around the same age of what of the late Mr. Frank Sinatra and his surviving wife, Barbara Sinatra, she knew it was time to give others a glimpse of the more casual, intimate, lighter-side of Frank, through her own interpretation through various mementos such as Polaroid shots, notes, postcards, newspaper clippings, programs, snippets of Frank’s favorite snacks and requests and much more!

From stories of traveling with the family to Mr. Sinatra’s first and historic visit Brazil in 1980 where hundreds of thousands lined- up to-catch a glimpse as many knew as “ The Voice of The Century”.

From other global excursions following Frank Sinatra and his wife as he continued performing for people all across the globe.

This is where you'd usually find me, back at the hotel....Wherever we were. He didn't like being left alone. This is Monaco! I could live there for sure. The 8th floor balcony of the Churchill Suite! Author of Postcard from Dreams of Memories of  Mr. S.,  Janice Easterling looks off the 8th floor balcony of the Churchill Suite in Monte Carlo, Monaco  Describing of her time with Frank in 1977  “This is where you’d usually find me, back at the hotel….Wherever we were. He didn’t like being left alone.” Featured in Postcards From a Dream, 2016. POSTCARDS FROM A DREAM @ Amazon Copyright 2016

Among the memories of many excusions came fond memories of Frank’s closes friend one of whom Janice became well-acquanited to during her time with the Sinatra family. One of those friends was Jill Rizzo.

Frank’s long time buddy, Jilly Rizzo & Janice taking a break from errands in Monaco. Then back to the hotel!! Frank’s long time buddy, Jilly Rizzo & Janice taking a break from errands in Monaco. Then back to the hotel!!

Omg her memories, she shares in the book is Frank signature’s friend, Jilly whom Janice desires; ” was a typical “fugget about it kinda guy; he was there for Frank always.” “He and Sinatra (Frank) would fight like you’ve never heard then make-up by the next day!”

“I just wanted to share what it was like to watch someone so prolific like Frank Sinatra, working through him for four years seeing the very best and worst, they become a part of your family.”

Pick up a copy of “Postcards from a Dream: Memories of Mr. S” By Janice Easterling available on Amazon on kindle and paperback.

and Barnes&Noble.com