The Justin Rielly Show

It's free-form music programming mixed with perceptive interviews with local creators - just the way it should be...brought to you by the mind behind Aspie Works.

Past Episodes

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Springsteen at 70, Part 2 (But Bat Gets the Opener) (10/6/19) Aired: Sunday, October 6, 2019

    This episode continues our tribute to Bruce Springsteen on his 70th birthday, and we also give a nod of respect at the top of the show to the late Rochester Music Hall of Famer Bat McGrath, who died October 1 at age 73; besides music from Bat and Bruce, there is also music from David Bowie, The Pointer Sisters, Donna Summer, Patti Smith, Tegan and Sara, Linda Ronstadt, The Beat Farmers, Elvis Costello and Everything But the Girl.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Springsteen at 70, Part 1 (9/29/19) Aired: Sunday, September 29, 2019

    This episode is the first of a two-part retrospective on the music of Bruce Springsteen, featuring songs from the Boss, choice covers (plus a duet) and featured guest, DVC director and Springsteen fan Mario Savastano; besides music from Springsteen, other songs come from Emily Saliers, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, The Hold Steady and Warren Zevon.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - 200 (9/22/19) Aired: Sunday, September 22, 2019

    This episode is the show's 200th, with actor-director David Byrne & actor Emmett Michie - and two tributes for late Cars frontman Ric Ocasek and Rochester actor Billy DeMetsenaere; featuring music from The Cars, Bob Seger, The Highwomen, 10cc, John Hiatt, Breathe, Billy Joel, Andrew Gold and Mandy Patinkin & Bernadette Peters.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Your 2019 Fringe Final Score: Guests 19, Songs 16 (9/15/19) Aired: Sunday, September 15, 2019

    The 2019 Fringe coverage for the radio show wraps up with Word on the Street Festival organizers Cassandra Kelly and Scott Wagner, actor-director James Landers, actor and Polite Ink performer Karen Craft, and Dangerous Signs troupe members Christina Wrynn & Jaylin Fier; featuring music from Daniel Johnston, The La's, The Rolling Stones, 10cc, Nancy Sinatra and Eddie Money.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Your Fringe Score Now: Guests 13, Songs 10 (9/8/19) Aired: Sunday, September 8, 2019

    This episode features dancer-choreographers Laurie MacFarlane & Ruben Ornelas, actors Mika Toscano & Derek Scott (MT Ed's "American Idiot" and "21 Chump Street"), actor Larry Ploscowe & director Marcy Gamzon ("Colma!") and director Sue Zuris ("The Writer's Fairytale"); featuring music from Green Day, Dusty Springfield, Anais Mitchell, Squeeze and Tom Petty. 

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Your Fringe Score: Guests 6, Songs 5 (9/1/19) Aired: Sunday, September 1, 2019

    This episode features directors Don Bartalo & Nick Russo, playwright-director Jace Meyer-Crosby, actors Hector Manuel & Andrea Daszkiewicz and storyteller Penny Sterling - they all stop by to discuss their upcoming Fringe Festival projects, as the big event draws near; featuring music from David Bowie, Van Morrison, Johnny Hates Jazz, Johnny Cash and Bobby Long.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - An All-Instrumental Show is No Happy Accident (8/25/19) Aired: Sunday, August 25, 2019

    This episode features the funny and talented duo of Joanne Brokaw and Sara Moore, as they prepare their Fringe projects under their name A Happy Accident Improv; features an all-instrumental set, with music from Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, The Beach Boys, Explosions in the Sky, Wendy Eisenberg, Sting, Bruce Cockburn, Tom Waits, Billy Joel, Peter Gabriel and George Harrison.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - An Emperor with Thoughts and Prayers (8/18/19) Aired: Sunday, August 18, 2019

    This episode features Bread and Water Theatre artistic director JR Teeter, discussing Eugene O'Neill's "The Emperor Jones" and his solo show on guns, "Your Thoughts and Prayers"; featuring music by Bruce Hornsby, Squeeze, Weezer, Mumford and Sons, Earth, Wind and Fire, Switchfoot, Brandi Carlile, Gord Downie, Imagine Dragons and Johnny Cash.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - We Praise Sankofa, and We Praise Taimer (8/11/19) Aired: Sunday, August 11, 2019

    This episode features playwright Karen Culley and communications director Kevin Hicks, as they talk about this year's Sankofa Theatre Festival - and the show pays tribute to former guest Taimer Hill McGowan, who died July 31 at age 43; includes music from The Pretenders, Bill Withers, Don Henley, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Barenaked Ladies and Crowded House.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Choice Conversations III (8/4/19) Aired: Sunday, August 4, 2019

    This episode features conversations from past shows that were so powerful and so good, they were worth listening to again; includes moments with Nicole Iaquinto, Bob Ames & Paul Minor, Holly Campbell and Danica Zielinski.