Uncategorized Stalinism in Santa Monica April 26, 2004 Jay Bushman 5 Comments A paranoid autocrat with a penchant for purges and self-aggrandizing fabrications? Why it must be KCRW. Two years before the Sandra Tsing Loh fiasco, KCRW General Manager Ruth Seymour fired the incomparable Joe Frank. Joe’s kept (uncharacteristically) silent on the topic. Until now. If you’ve never heard Joe Frank bizarre audio mindscapes before, strap yourselves in. I recommend starting here.