Friday, October 30, 2009

Looking Ahead to Halloween

We're gonna look at Halloween as a couple radio stations give you what one of them is calling "Music to Trick or Treat By"...

WKRQ-FM 101.9/Cincinnati: "Q102" will be playing two hours of a mix of classic Halloween tunes ("Monster Mash", anyone?) and other scary sounds from 6-8 PM. The station is touting itself as "Q 10-Boo" for that time period.

At 8 PM, they'll be doing a one hour special presentation, titled "The Twilight Saga: An Inside Look at 'New Moon'", about the second installment of the "Twilight" series which officially opens in theaters November 20th. It will feature, we hear, some tunes from the movie's soundtrack, along with cast interviews. Oh, and the station is giving away tickets to the Q102 Premiere of "New Moon" via their "Q102 Rewards" site and other promotions ahead of November 18th's special screening.

WGUC 90.9/Cincinnati: Here's a look at the classical station's plans via the Kiese Blog:

4-6 p.m.: Listeners will hear “Tunes from the Crypt Goes to the Movies,” featuring spine tingling film scores and classical compositions that have created some of the most chilling, thrilling, and tension-filled moments on the silver screen. This two-hour program blends better known pieces such as John Williams’ theme from Jaws, Bernard Herrmann’s suite from Psycho, and Wendy Carlos’ opening from The Shining, along with other surprising selections.

6-8 p.m.: “Tunes from the Crypt: More Musical Treats” (last aired in 2007) will offer little vampires and princesses the perfect accompaniment for gathering up all those delicious treats. Selections from the films “War of the Worlds,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and “Lord of the Rings 3” join Tunes from the Crypt classics such as Danse Macabre from Camille Saint-Saens and This is Halloween by Danny Elfman (from Tim Burton’s The Night Before Christmas.) This two-hour fright fest will also feature music from Andrew Lloyd-Webber, John Williams, Igor Stravinsky, Giacomo Puccini, and many others, with the diabolical Mark Perzel as host.

So, there are two options for Trick-or-Treaters in the Tri-State to hear some Halloween-themed music. We personally have never heard the WGUC shows, but we'll give them a listen too at times on Saturday...

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