The Signal

with Chris Kocher

A weekly entertainment show hosted by Chris Kocher, entertainment writer for the Press & Sun-Bulletin. Bringing you the best of Greater Binghamton's music and entertainment scene.


Great to have country singer/songwriter Frank Vieira on the show – it’s been a while since he was here in the studio with me, and he’s done a lot of music and shows in Pittsburgh since then. He’ll play with his band on Saturday at Touch of Texas. Doors open at 7 p.m., Jason Wicks will open, and Frank will be on around 9. Learn more about Frank’s music at

Here are the songs we played from Frank’s EP “Right Here”:
“Fill It Up”
“Hands Down”
“I’m Right Here”
“Play It By Beer”

After that, we pulled from the bag of new music.
Dale Bandy – “My Bad Reputation” (Blue.)
Colin James – “40 Light Years” (Miles to Go)
Ron Spencer Band – “Addicted to You” (Into the Blue)
Sean Chambers – “Red Hot Mama” (Welcome to My Blues)
Last Chance – “Every Waking Day” (Claiming the Sky)
Michael Jerling – “Genghis Khan” (Family Recipe)
Andy & Judy – “Go Home Cajun Boy” (Reflections)
Rod MacDonald – “The Great Python Hunt” (Beginning Again)
Malcolm Holcombe – “Torn and Wrinkled” (Come Hell or Hell Water)

John Flynn – “Sing Me On My Way” (Vintage)
Colter Wall – “The Trains are Gone” (Songs of the Plains)
Craig Bickhardt – “It Takes a Winding Road” (Home for the Harvest)
Jon Brooks – “The Wow! Signal” (No One Travels Alone)
Charlie Koch – “Old Brown Shoe” (Help Me to Believe)
Alright Alright – “Be Kind” (Nearby)
The Earls of Leicester – “Salty Dog Blues” (Live at the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame)
Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerard – “No Telephone in Heaven” (Sing Me Back Home: The DC Tapes 1965-1969)
Lucy Wainwright Roche – “Ohio is for Lovers” (Little Beast)
The Jellyman’s Daughter – “The Shoogly Peg” (Dead Reckoning)
Kaia Kater – “Canyonland” (Grenades)
Randall Kromm – “Train of Zombies” (Sentimental Season)

No songs tonight, but thrilled to have Natalie Shoemaker, Paul D. Smith and Kat D’Andrea on the show to discuss this weekend’s RoberCon convention at Roberson Museum and Science Center. Also awesome that the convention’s media guest of honor, Uncle Pete himself, stopped by to talk about his appearance at the event.

It will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30. Fan discussion panels (more than ever!), vendors, fan groups, cosplay, gaming and so much more. Learn more online at or read my preview piece here:

No guests planned for next week but you never know. Tune in at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and find out.

When Is It On?

Fall 2018

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Wednesdays from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

Upcoming Shows

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