Mouahahahahahhhhhh! It’s All Hallows’ Eve, when the veil between the worlds is thinner than usual… and today on Radio Riel’s Main Stream, it’s eerie music — with scary tales every even-numbered hour*. Today we present a seasonal collection of music and
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Music & Scary Tales for Hallowe’en

in Daily Programme, Radio Riel Main

by Elrik Merlin on Wednesday, 31 October, 2012

Music & Scary Tales for Hallowe’en

Mouahahahahahhhhhh! It’s All Hallows’ Eve, when the veil between the worlds is thinner than usual… and today on Radio Riel’s Main Stream, it’s eerie music — with scary tales every even-numbered hour*. Today we present a seasonal collection of music and a collection of tales of mystery and imagination.

We’re presenting a wide and sometimes surprising collection of music during the day, varying from classical to rock and including a selection of fantasy SF TV and movie themes to boot — and of course we will be broadcasting the latest tale in our series The Black Mass (see separate entry) at 11am and 7pm Pacific (18:00 and 02:00 UK time — note the hour difference).

But in addition, be sure to tune in at the top of every even-numbered hour* (2am, 4am, 6am etc Pacific Time) to hear a “Scary Tale”. They include old-time radio plays — and of course we are including the famous Orson Welles 1939 War of the Worlds, how could we not! — some presentations from that master of the macabre, Vincent Price, and E F Benson ghost stories. There’s also Frederick Bradnum’s classic play Private Dreams and Public Nightmares — the first BBC drama to include Radiophonic music, which led to the foundation of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in 1957.

*If you are in the US, there will be a scary tale starting on every even-numbered hour. However, if you’re in Britain and the rest of Europe where the hour went back last weekend, they’ll be on odd-numbered hours. Confused yet? We are!


Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin. You can listen now at http://main.radioriel.org, or simply click here to start your player, if your browser is configured to do so. Listeners in the United States are encouraged to tune in using this link: http://loudcity.com/stations/radio-riel/tune_in

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