Sunday, October 30, 2016

Whig-o-Ween tonight at 8pm!

Whig, baby! Whig!

Tune in to WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN tonight at 7:00 for The Real Nitty Gritty Halloween Special! SPOOKY Savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash platters! Then stay tuned for the Whig Out! at 8:00

Friday, October 28, 2016

R.I.P. John Zacherle, "The Cool Ghoul"

The great John Zacherle, known to generations of horror fans as Zacherley, "The Cool Ghoul," has passed away at 98. The news came tonight as author Tom Weaver, a close friend of the Zacherle family, began informing colleagues of the the sad news, and an outpouring of tributes has already begun across the internet. 

A veteran of World War II, Zacherle started working at WCAU in Philadelphia in 1954, and in 1957, he got the job of being Philly's first late night horror movie host on Shock Theater, creating the character of Roland (pronounced Ro-LAND), who talked to his dead wife in her coffin. An association with Dick Clark, whose American Bandstand was based in Philadelphia, led to the recording of "Dinner With Drac" in 1958. He moved to New York's WABC in '59, became known as Zacherley and his show was renamed Zacherley At Large. He later hosted the Newark teenage dance show Disc-O-Teen, and was a DJ on WNEW and then WPLJ, where he stayed for ten years. 

Considered by many to be the greatest TV horror host of all-time, Zacherele has spent the last several decades appearing on TV, radio, and film and making personal appearances at conventions and special events. 

His horror-themed novelty records have remained perennial Halloween favorites, and you will surely hear them played on WFMU and elsewhere over the course of the next week. So, instead of posting those, I've decided to share the REAL DEAL, actual episodes of Shock Theater and Zacherley at Large as they were originally broadcast in the late 1950s. What we have here are three classic poverty row horrors: two Bela Lugosi features - The Devil Bat and Bowery At Midnight, and Rondo Hatton as The Creeper in The Brute Man. This is how original Monster Kids in the Northeast first saw these movies, and I'd recommend taking them all in for a great Halloween triple feature this weekend, just make sure you raise a glass of blood in honor of the Cool Ghoul himself before you're done.  He gave his all! 

Shock Theater: The Devil Bat

Zacherley At Large: Bowery At Midnight

Zacherley At Large: The Brute Man

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Shake your skeleton to DJ Pat K's Halloween Mix!

DJ Pat K has undergone his yearly transformation into his terrifying bat form to provide a HALLOWEEN MIX of fiendish 45s to shake your skeleton to  this Halloween weekend!

Featuring The Rattles, Gene Maltais & his Flat Duo Jets, Ben Vaughan Group, The Denims, The In-B-Tweens, Virgil Holmes, Bo Diddley, The Pharaohs, Billy Ford & the Thunderbirds, The Arrows, R. Dean Taylor, Christine Pilzer, and more!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Halloween Hootenany at 7pm tonite!

Halloween Hootenany on Crayons to Perfume! 7pm Eastern, 4 Pacific with Norma Dragoo, The Fabulous Frauleins, 5,6,7,8's, Glen and Glenda, La Luz and many more haunting honeys!

Monday, October 24, 2016

No, Johnny, No! More death disc dames and splatter platter sweeties!

Last week, Crayons to Perfume! featured Death Disc Dames - an hour of dead football teams, car crash victim boyfriends and murdered mademoiselles - in fact there were too many splatter platter sisters to fit into the hour, so here are the rest, plus a few of the best!


Sunday, October 23, 2016

COP MY STUFF! - The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7:00PM on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN!

Savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash platters! Tune in AND see the playlist here: https://wfmu.org/playlists/RG

Today on DJ Roulette: "Make With The Shake" with DJ Pat K!!

Skip church and have a little shake with your Sunday morning coffee as DJ Pat K brings "Make With the Shake" to DJ Roulette!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Debbie Does WFMU 7-8 PM Fridays

Only on Ichiban.
Today's episode: Nightmare Mash

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Halloween Mix

Please enjoy this new Halloween mix from listener Jordan over at Weird-O-Matic Wax.

Death Disc Dames on Crayons to Perfume!

Splatter Platter Sisters are here tonite, on Crayons to Perfume!

It's an hour of Death Disc Dames - sad senoritas filled with tales teen tragedy! Hear obscure versions of Ode To Billy Joe and Terry, death defying answer songs, car crashes, dear departed boyfriends and even an entire extinct football team! Tune in right here at 7pm Eastern, 4 Pacific for the Shangri-Las, Cobey Carson, Fern Dauth, and even Dallas star Linda Gray!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Whig Out!

Whig Out! on Ichiban at 8pm (5 Pacific), right after The Real Nitty Gritty. It's an Internation hip flippin' time trippin' good time right here!

and don't forget to throw us a bone or two!