Frightfully Fun Programs From WHRO Public Media
- Written by Belinda Elliott
- Category: Community
- Published: 14 October 2021
Spooky Specials on WHRO FM
A Local Touch – Music With a Virginia Connection
Wednesday, October 27, 9 p.m.
Raymond Jones has some scary treats for you Wednesday night at 9:00 to get you in a Halloween spirit, so to speak! Tune in for A Local Touch – Music With a Virginia Connection as we present Steven Melillo’s soundtrack to ‘Dwegons and Leprechauns;’ the Berlioz ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ with former Virginia Symphony maestro Richard Williams leading the London Symphony; and JoAnn Falletta conducting a trio of treats: Paul Dukas’ ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,’ Suite from ‘The Soldier’s Tale’ by Igor Stravinsky, and a nod to Victor Hugo’s famous hunchback with the Intermezzo from Franz Schmidt’s opera ‘Notre Dame.’ Treat yourself to three hours of goodies this Wednesday evening at 9:00 on WHRO FM.
Show Tune Cafe - Halloween Episode
Friday, October 29, noon
Just in time for Halloween, WHRO FM will provide some fun, spooky tunes. Show Tune Cafe celebrates the best in classic musical theatre every Friday at noon on WHRO FM. On Friday, October 29, a special Halloween episode will feature melodies from some of Broadway’s greatest villains, including a demon barber, demented dentist, lonely farmhand, and murderous spider woman.
A Classical Halloween
Sunday, October 31, 4-7 p.m
On Halloween afternoon, enjoy some favorite treats (no tricks): Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Dukas; Mussorgsky’s ‘St. John’s Night on the Bare Mountain (original version); Paganini’s ‘The Witches;’ Geoffrey Toye’s ‘The Haunted Ballroom;’ MacDowell’s ‘Fireside Tales;’ the Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique; Kerry Turner’s ‘Ghosts of Dublin;’ and Fran Lhotka’s ballet ‘The Devil in the Village.’ For Halloween night from 10 p.m. to midnight, it’s ‘Halloween at the Movies.’ We’ll have Bernard Herrmann’s music for ‘The Devil and Daniel Webster;’ Wojciech Kilar’s score for ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula;’ Hans Salter’s music for ‘The House of Frankenstein;’ and Hugo Friedhofer’s suite from ‘The Lodger’ (Jack the Ripper). Popcorn not included.
You can also listen online.
Halloween Hijinx on WHRV FM
A Shot of the Blues
Friday, October 29, 8-10 p.m. (WHRV)
Sunday, October 31, 4-10 p.m. (WFOS)
As if the Blues weren’t scary enough, Paul Shugrue goes “Full-Halloween” with A Shot of the Blues featuring the most startling, scary and downright creepy Blues songs of all time. Hear Paul’s Halloween picks on A Shot of The Blues on 89.5 WHRV Friday 10/29 from 8-10 p.m., and then again on 88.7 WFOS on 10/31 from 4-10 p.m.!
Lost in the Shuffle - Halloween Edition
Friday, October 29, 10 p.m.
Hear forgotten Halloween tunes lke 'Black Cat,' 'Freaks Come Out at Night,' 'Nightmare On My Street,' 'Dead Man's Party,' 'Season of the Witch' and more! It's a special Halloween edition of Lost in the Shuffle.
Sunday, October 31, 9 p.m.
Enjoy a “fright filled” Acoustic Highway with music from Mercy Creek, Mike Aiken, John Fogerty, slaid Cleaves, Hayseed Dixie, and a tribute to Frankenstein by the Portland based band TK and the Holy Know-Nothings. No trick- it’s a real treat- Halloween night at 9:00 on 89.5 FM!
You can also listen online.
Terrifying Treats on WHRO TV
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Sunday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.
Join the Peanuts gang for a timeless adventure as Charlie Brown preps for a party, Snoopy sets his sights on the Red Baron, and Linus patiently awaits a pumpkin patch miracle.
Cinema 15: Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Saturday, October 30, 8 p.m.
San Francisco biologist Elizabeth Driscoll (Brooke Adams) turns to health inspector Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) for help when her live-in beau begins acting odd -- and distant. Matthew and Elizabeth notice that suddenly almost everyone around them has become impassive.
See the full Cinema 15 schedule.
Doctor Madblood's 46th Anniversary Celebration
October 30, 10 p.m.
It's the 46th year of Dr. Madblood! The film for this year’s program is the 1959 Roger Corman classic clunker The Wasp Woman which tells the story of an ambitious businesswoman who has developed a special serum which when injected in older women, makes them grow younger.