// Category Archive for: Radio

Music Review: Marc Stone, Poison & Medicine

Published on March 4th, 2016 in: Current Faves, Music, Music Reviews, Radio |

By Melissa Bratcher


Though he was born in New York, Marc Stone’s adopted home of New Orleans is an undeniable presence in his album, Poison & Medicine. It’s there in the swampy groove of the opener, “I Tried.” It’s there in the killer horns of “When You’re Bad.” It’s there in Stone’s wondrous slide guitar work. It certainly doesn’t hurt that for the past two decades, Marc Stone has been backing a who’s who of seminal NOLA artists like Ernie K-Doe, Marcia Ball, Rockin’ Dopsie, and Terrance Simien, as well as hosting WWOZ’s “Soul Serenade” (incidentally, you can listen to WWOZ streaming on the Internet, and you should. All the time. And send them money at pledge drive time).


Ode to a Poet’th Poet: Ernie Kovacs, Percy Dovetonsils . . . thpeaks

Published on May 24th, 2012 in: Comedy, Current Faves, Radio, Reviews, TV |

By John Lane

kovacs percy dovetonsils

Let’s start the proceedings with a heartfelt ode to Omnivore Recordings for bringing to light a long-lost and rumored (but now real!) holy grail in comedy history. That grail is Ernie Kovacs: Percy Dovetonsils . . . thpeaks

The Haunter Of The Dark: Horror In Radio

Published on September 29th, 2011 in: Books, Halloween, Horror, Radio, Retrovirus, Science Fiction |

By Paul Casey

“It. Is. Later. Than. You. Think. Lights Out brings you stories of the supernatural and the supernormal, dramatizing the fantasies and the mysteries of the unknown. We tell you this frankly. So if you wish to avoid the excitement and tension of these imaginative plays, we urge you, calmly, but sincerely to turn off your radio, now. And now, Lights Out, everybody.”


Five Faves: Sherlock Holmes In TV And Film

Published on September 29th, 2009 in: Books, Halloween, Horror, Issues, Listicles, Movies, Over the Gadfly's Nest, Radio, TV |

By Lisa Anderson

There is a new Sherlock Holmes movie coming out in December, and I for one am a little nervous.

Now, I’m no Holmes expert, even though I read some of the original stories by Arthur Conan Doyle when I was younger. And I was actually excited about the project at first, because of the involvement of Robert Downey, Jr. and in spite of widespread skepticism over the director, Guy Ritchie. It was the trailer that really concerned me.

Still Tuning In After All These Years: Why I Love Radio

Published on July 30th, 2009 in: Issues, Music, Radio, Retrovirus |

By Jesse Roth

On an otherwise normal Sunday night a couple months back, I found myself sitting alone in my car, mourning the loss of what can best be described as a fair-weather friend. 94.7 The Globe, a mediocre but mostly listenable attempt to resurrect the hallowed progressive rock station WHFS , was echoing its long-departed cousin by playing Jeff Buckey’s “Last Goodbye.” Following a minute of dead air, the station would transition to yet another bland adult contemporary wasteland, a now-familiar occurrence on the radio dial.

Don’t Touch That Dial: TV That Shaped My Musical Tastes

Published on July 30th, 2009 in: Canadian Content, Issues, Music, Radio, TV |

By Jesse Roth

Like many members of my generation (and those of the previous one), I received a decent yet incomplete music education via the radio, MTV, and my parents’ eclectic record collection. By the time I hit high school however, I was quickly seeking new avenues for discovering music.

Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear: Toronto FanExpo 2008

Published on September 29th, 2008 in: Art, Canadian Content, Conventions/Expos, Halloween, Horror, Issues, Movies, Radio, Video |

By Less Lee Moore

Being a tremendous fan of things Halloween- and horror-related, I look forward to the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear each year at the Toronto FanExpo. It’s a genuine thrill for me to look at original artwork, drool over horror movie posters, create my ongoing DVD wish list at the Anchor Bay store, and watch people wander around in costume.

Top Five Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) Programs

Published on May 30th, 2008 in: Canadian Content, Current Faves, Issues, Music, Radio, Retrovirus, Top Five Lists, TV |

By Nicole V.

One of Canada’s national treasures is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, or the CBC. Since an early age, I’ve understood its reach across the country as a public broadcaster and have even referred to it as the lifeblood of the nation, a proclamation that is perhaps a bit dramatic (not to mention very nerdy), but for as long as I can remember the CBC has been both a television and radio staple in my life. Why so beloved?

Hotel California Radio Show: Lon Chaney, Joan Crawford, And Buster Crabbe

Published on March 30th, 2008 in: Issues, Movies, Radio, Underground/Cult |

hotel california

. . .

TRANSMISSION #3574927656234689

. . .

TUESDAY / JANUARY / 28 / 2005

. . .

8:00 A.M.

. . .


. . .


. . .


. . .


. . .

I am Terri Titwell, your gracious host. We are here daily at 8 a.m. in the Grand Dining Hall of the Hotel California to bring you interviews with your favorite celebrities, both living and dead, for your listening pleasure.

From Dracula to Diva—my guests today are Cult Classics. Some of the most interesting individuals, both on and off the screen, that Hollywood has to offer. All of my guests today are Stars of Cult Film.