October 31, 2008

An Hour Of Fear & War Of The Worlds...

From the great Norman Davis (www.radiothrills.com), formerly of KYA, KSFO, KSAN, KMPX, et al., comes word of a programming note:

Norman Davis' special tongue-in-cheek program for Halloween, "The Hour of Fear," will air tonight (Oct. 31) at 9 p.m. on KYOU Radio 1550, San Francisco. Also available as a download after airtime at www.kyou.com.

Sidebar: Largely unnoticed went the 70th anniversary yesterday of the infamous "War of the Worlds" Halloween broadcast by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre On The Air, which took place on Oct. 30, 1938.

If you haven't experienced James Gabbert's 1964 Bay Area-ized version of "War of the Worlds," I invite you to turn down the lights tonight and enjoy:

http://www.sfradiomuseum.com/audio/kpen/

(Scroll down to "1964" to launch the audio.)

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