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 229: Aired: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    Space Cadets, it's an exciting day at WAYO LP Rochester because The Squires of the Subterrain, the Official Band of the Sound of Tomorrow are LIVE in the studio! Tune in to hear all about the Squires' new album, SLIGHTLY RADIO ACTIVE and even to hear some of it. Plus, a live performance! Arachnicide! Piano moving! And much much more all on today's new Sound of Tomorrow.

    You can pick up SLIGHTLY RADIO ACTIVE at or CD Baby and YOU TOTALLY SHOULD!

  • Episode 228: DJ Dresden Aired: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    Space Cadets! Rochester weather finally permitted your intrepid hosts to venture back to the WAYO studios where they were joined by the fabulous Bill Schifferli aka DJ Dresden! Gasp as you learn all the tricks of the DJ trade! Squeal in horror as Heather mangles Bill's last name! Coo along at the cuteness when Ross and Bill venture into the Dog Tawk portion of the program!

  • Episode 227: Snow Day DJ Aired: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Well, it's another weather emergency in Rochester, NY and you know we're brave, Space Cadets. We marched on through that wind for y'all last week and we were glad to do it! BUT---this snow. Come on.... it's still falling. I can't open my door to get out of the house. It's too much! So, in light of that fun fact, it's a little SoT Snow Day DJ mix for you! Are all the songs about weather? No, but that would have been a good theme. Is there a theme at all, really? Nope. Coulda thought of one but didn't! What's up with me and "No Conclusion"? Your guess is as good as mine.... Anyhow.

  • Episode 226: Smug Aired: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Everyone knows it's windy! After braving the weather emergency and the fear of going airborne instead of on the air, we're at it again with an all new Sound of Tomorrow! Today we're being smug (is that different from any other day) and talking about moral outrage! After the music break, we're back to make fun of some food scientists who probably have a few good points but tend toward hyperbole and we wrap it up with a discussing of people who need people... maybe a little bit too much. But honest--that one person we both knew? He really did need waaaaay too much.

  • Episode 225: Conditioning Aired: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    That's right, Space Cadets, Ross Johnson, Your Favorite Co-Host, and Heather Zajkowski, The Babe with the Power are back in the WAYO studios for another exciting episode of the Sound of Tomorrow! They're talking about things they should have given CWs and TWs for but didn't! Because they're jerks! CW: TW: On a more serious note, we're talking a bit about how women are socialized and conditioned in society and how this conditioning can have negative, hurtful, and sometimes confusing results in the aftermath of a trauma or even in everyday life.

  • Episode 224: Malcolm Whitfield! Aired: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    I know, I know.... I was supposed to call this episode "Episode 224: Ross Has a Tiny Tiny Bladder." But we almost always name shows with guests after the guests! Because I'm lazy and it totally works! So--needless to say, this is a fun fun one today because we are joined in the studio by the one and only Malcolm Whitfield (, if he's remembered to pay SquareSpace after all)!

  • Episode 223: Procrastination Nation Aired: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    We have a jam-packed and fun-filled show for you today, Space Cadets! After an impromptu discussion of gh-gh-gh-gh-ghosts, we're diving right into the SoT Book Club! The first selection we'll be reading is Binti by Nnedi Okorafor. We plan to discuss the book in about a month and, if you're in the Rochester area (or want to fly in to see us), we'd love to have you join us at the studio for our first session! Interested? Drop us a line at

  • Episode 222: Shocking! Aired: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Not to shock you or anything, Space Cadets, but we kind of want to shock you! Not metaphorically. Like, literally. With electricity. But only because an authority figure told us to do it! Hey, nah, we're just kidding. In today's actually not very shocking Sound of Tomorrow, Heather's got a high pony and Ross is wearing eight shirts and a cute brooch! Plus, psychology today (and in the past), budgeting tips, and a wee bit o' Sot Book Club stuff! Tune in for the politics, stay for the penny savers; you won't want to miss one single word!

  • Episode 221: Gaslighting a Sealion Aired: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    In this exciting episode, Heather finally gets her segment on words! They may be different words than she'd originally intended (Are those notes lost to history? Find out on a future Sound of Tomorrow) but today she and Ross are talking lying, gaslighting, and sealioning. Plus books!

    Goooooo sports!

    Music today from They Might Be Giants with "The Cap'm."

  • Episode 220: Punching Nazis Aired: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Space Cadets! Someone left a ukulele at the WAYO office and Heather is not afraid to play it! Ross is, however, afraid she may steal it. To reassure you, she did not. The uke is tuned and back on the shelf. But that doesn't mean mean we're good people! But we're not that bad, either.