Late for Hallowe’en: Music & Scary Tales

Moua­ha­ha­ha­hah­h­h­h­hh!  All Hal­lows Eve… Samhain… when the veil between the worlds is thin.. and today on Radio Riel’s Main Stream, albeit a day late, it’s eerie music — with scary tales every even-num­bered hour Pacif­ic Time*. Today we present a sea­son­al col­lec­tion of music and a col­lec­tion of tales of mys­tery and imag­i­na­tion for those of you who are par­ty­ing on.

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.

But in addi­tion, be sure to tune in at the top of every even-num­bered hour Pacif­ic Time* (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 1938 War of the Worlds, in case you missed it ear­li­er in the week — 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’re using Pacif­ic Time, there will be a scary tale start­ing on every even-num­bered hour. How­ev­er, if you’re in Britain 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. If you are in the Unit­ed States or Cana­da, please click here to launch the Stream Licens­ing play­er. To lis­ten from out­side North Amer­i­ca, click here to start your play­er .

This pro­gramme is also avail­able in enhanced-qual­i­ty AAC. Tune in here: http://64.237.34.50:9000/ (note new URL)

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