The Sound of Tomorrow

Rochester, NY's Sound of Tomorrow is the most fun you can have in orbit. Join Heather, Ross, and all of their radio friends for a journey into the future of comedy, current events, music, movies, comics, and other stuff we love.

Past Episodes

  • Episode 192: Reunited Redux Aired: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    Rejoice, Space Cadets! Ross Johnson, Your Favorite Co-Host has returned!!! First things first, we get the scoop on where the heck Ross has been this month; we're wishing Announcer Mike a speedy and fully successful recovery (knock wood). Then we're off to the races with a little Brexit chat, a shout out to the wonderful and talented Seanan McGuire, some planetary news, and a kinda Kondo update.

    Music help from the BBBs. Thanks, Luther!

  • Episode 191: DJ Heather Zajkowski Strikes Again! Aired: Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    Hey, check it out! We got more music for you today! DJ HZ, take it away!

  • Episode 190: Meeka Mason Aired: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    It's a great episode of the SoT today, Space Cadets, as Meeka Mason from WAYO's own The Bonfire Talks joins Heather as guest co-host at the lovely and waaaarm WAYO 104.3 FM studios! Tune in for adorable and charming Beatles covers, some getting to know you time with Meeka and Heather, and a few discussion topics. Plus, The Thing calls in! What more could you want? That's right: nothing more.

    Music help from Nod.

  • Episode 189: DJ Heather Zajkowski Aired: Thursday, June 9, 2016

    Your Favorite Co-Host, Ross Johnson is out of the office today so you're left with DJ Heather holding down the old airwaves. The DJ set's called something like "CDs I Found in My Car" or "Guess How Old I Am for These Are the Songs of My Youth" or sometimes the "Sound of Tomorrow Music Power Hour in the Shower" but don't let that stop you from tuning in! It starts off a little rocky, I suppose, but it really gets good once the dancing starts!

    Music help from all the greatest artists and bands.

  • Episode 188: Represent Aired: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    Kicking it off talking about pens for the ladies, it's the Sound of Tomorrow! Once Pen Chat with Ross and Heather is through, we're onto a great discussion of representation of especially LGBTQ characters in pop culture. What's representation mean, who does it effect, and do we really want the fans calling the shots. We wrap up a hot day in the studio talking about..... hotness. But it's not what you think!

    Music help from The Quitters.

  • Episode 187: Woody Battaglia! Aired: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    We've got a terrific guest on today's new Sound of Tomorrow as WAYO's own Woody Battaglia (host of the wonderful Almost Tuesday show) joins us in the studio! We're talking comedy commentary, sexual fluidity, and feminine hygiene products so you know you don't want to miss this one!

    For more Woody, tune in on WAYO 104.3 from 9-11 on Monday nights, check out Backdraft II: Laughdraft Boogaloo (new name) Tuesdays at the Firehouse Saloon, and don't forget about the Brandy Posie show at The Venue at the Pillar on June 24!

  • Episode 186: PR@N Aired: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    We're taking calls like Naomi Smalls on this week's all new Sound of Tomorrow! We kick it off with a little talking about GMOs and the effect of being busy on a person's cognitive abilities and then we get right into it.... yeah. Pornography. But don't worry if you have kids in the car or something! It's us, remember? We might even help you start a little discussion.

    Special thanks to Jane and Nicholas for calling in today!

    Music help from Martin Newell.

  • Episode 185: Jane Cook! Aired: Thursday, May 12, 2016

    Famous Glass Scientist and total sweetie pie Jane Cook is in the studio for this week's entirely lovely Sound of Tomorrow! We couldn't even get through all the topics so she's going to have to come back soon but, for now, we're talking witchcraft and ghosties and Harmontown. Oh My! Don't let the ukulele stop you; tune in now!

    Music today from Todd Bradley's "Bossa Nova for Lovers."

  • Episode 184: Vinnie Paulino Returns! Aired: Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    Have we got a treat for you today, Space Cadets, as Vinnie Paulino from the Rochester Show, Roc Podcasts, etc. joins us once again at the fabulous WAYO studios in Downtown Rochester, NY! We're talking Captain America, sleep twitches, PC Bulls*** (?), and the role of the overprotective father.

    Most importantly, though, do you think you're funny? If you do, why dontcha sign yourself up for the Funniest Person in Rochester contest? Go on over to and get yourself in on this. The signup is open until May 15 (Ross's b-day) so you still have a little time!

  • Episode 183: Probably the Bravest Aired: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    In this yet another exciting installment of the Sound of Tomorrow, we're kicking it off old school with an adorable pupdate! The we're onto some science news covering napping, allergies, and Ross's buddy Elon Musk. Act 2 finds us discussing Trans rights in light of North Carolina's absurd "Bathroom Bills." Heather's hoping for a future full of Zee Foxes with cool lights while Ross is rooting for a nongendered option. What's your ideal future bathroom look like? We want to know!