We get a bit of a head start on Halloween this week on The AIR. In addition to several hours of scary radio drama, we’ll bring you Halloween episodes of some of your favorite shows. You can see a schedule with highlights accompanying this post while you tune in at the website, or listen right here on this very scary embedded radio player…
Monday our afternoon specialty music shows get you warmed up for spookiness, and then we bring you radio drama and music in the evening. At 2 PM Lee Harrah pulls you into Harrah’s Hard & Heavy with an hour of very scary music by Type O Negative. 3 PM sees Herman Linte present very Halloween-appropriate episode of Prognosis with two hours of music by the masters of horor soundtracks, Goblin.
Monday at 7 PM we kick off five hours of Halloween-centric radio drama that includes three hours of music and verse inspired by Edgar Allen Poe, plus we re-present last year’s Halloween edition of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat.
Tuesday we’re coming at you with new episodes of Radio Free Charleston (at 10 AM and 10 PM) and The Swing Shift (3 PM). We’re sure that both of these shows will be fantastic, but we can’t offer up details because we haven’t recorded them yet.
Wednesday an all-new episode of Life Speaks to Michele Zirkle airs at 1:30 PM and 7 PM and will feature Michele looking at the spookier aspects of her book, Rain No Evil. At 2 PM Beatles Blast will look at the folks who dress up like The Beatles and try to sound like them, but aren’t. On a new Curtain Call at 3 PM Mel Larch will present a fresh hour of Halloween-friendly Broadway show tunes. At 5 PM The AIR Audio Playhouse presents a dramatization of the story The Color of Space by H.P. Lovecraft.
Thursday at 2 PM we replay this week’s new Radio Free Charleston, then we’ll launch right into a rare replay of last year’s special Radio Free Charleston Horror Theater International at 3 PM. This was the audio debut of Count Rudolf, and the first time anyone has met his assistant, Igor. It’s two wild hours that are not to be missed.
Friday at 2 PM it’s time for an all-new Radio Coolsville, hosted by DJ Betty Rock, courtesy of WMUL Radio in Huntington. At 3 PM we bring you the premiere of this year’s Halloween episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, with the spookiest Halloween music from the New Wave era.
Friday evening at 9 PM Jay and Jared take The Third Shift into Halloween overdrive with a new episode at 9:30 PM (preceded by a replay of last week’s show).
Saturday you get a chance to hear all of this week’s music specialty shows starting at 7 AM. Then at 7 PM we have three all-new episodes of The (BS) Crazy Show. Midnight sees Radio Free Charleston take over all night long.
Sunday we will feature more Halloween programming in The Talk Block at 11 PM, followed by replays of Marking Out, The Comedy Vault, Big Electric Cat, Radio Free Charleston and RFC International. At Midnight you get to Swing All Night with a marathon of The Swing Shift, which is very popular in Europe, by the way.
Every weekday at 6 PM you get treated to a half-hour of new music (both local and non-local) on The New Music Show, and at 6:30 PM you can catch up with The (BS) Crazy Show.
That is your guide to programming on The AIR for this week. Enjoy!