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WKBW halloween night 1973
October 25, 2009 6:44 AM   Subscribe

WKBW aired a night of Halloween Goodies on Halloween Night 1973. Its quite worth the listen,especially the intro to the entire night. More within.....

The biggest piece was The War Of the Worlds re enactment they did six years prior to this air check. It caused panic just like the original Orson Wells Broadcast. It is a look at FM radio back in its heyday. There is also a Radiolab on various radio broadcasts of this HG Wells classic.
posted by wheelieman (14 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by wheelieman at 6:48 AM on October 25, 2009


FM radio? WKBW is an AM station.
posted by Doohickie at 6:48 AM on October 25, 2009


Oops. Was. They are no more. :(
posted by Doohickie at 6:52 AM on October 25, 2009


Oops AM it is
posted by wheelieman at 7:02 AM on October 25, 2009


No problem. The link spurred a more extended reading into WKBW, my favorite station when I was growing up in Buffalo. They are now WWKB, a liberal talk radio station.
posted by Doohickie at 7:04 AM on October 25, 2009


Why cant radio be like this again?
posted by wheelieman at 7:09 AM on October 25, 2009


Glenn Beck did it in 2002. I'm not kidding.
posted by The White Hat at 7:35 AM on October 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


He's doing it now.
posted by fleetmouse at 7:54 AM on October 25, 2009 [3 favorites]


Glenn Beck is the Skeksis counterpart to Orson Welles.
posted by Iridic at 9:02 AM on October 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


WKBW!!!! Awesome! This WNY Ex-Pat Thanks you for the awesome link!
posted by Windigo at 10:36 AM on October 25, 2009


Errr....darn it. I mean THIS WNY Ex-Pat thanks you for the link!
posted by theButterFly at 10:37 AM on October 25, 2009


This is great...I had never heard this before. When it aired I was six months old and living in Toronto. Probably would have been heard in our town too. It's almost as good as the 1938 version, which used to air every Hallowe'en on CFRB when I was growing up. My dad made a tape one year, and I listened to that thing thousands of times. I probably have the whole thing STILL memorized.

Think I'll load this up on my eight year old's iPod and give him a life time memory!
posted by salishsea at 10:51 AM on October 25, 2009


I'm suddenly imagining the WKRP version of War of the Worlds. "As God as my witness, I thought Martians could fly."
posted by SPrintF at 11:07 AM on October 25, 2009 [3 favorites]


I thought Martians could......*coughs from gas, dies*
posted by wheelieman at 11:37 AM on October 25, 2009


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