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Welcome to the Halloween Listening Party on FOTW Radio, an online radio station that runs all through October – with a special live broadcast on Halloween night.

I hope you enjoy it – and thanks for listening!

— IJ Wilson 🎃

Spotlight on off-season programming

There are twelve special theme hours that repeat through the 24-hour cycle. Here are some to listen out for!

Australian Eastern Standard timezone

  • 5-7 pm – Japanese listeners double hour of requests
  • 7-8 pm – The Tangerine Dream hour
  • 8-9 pm – The VHS Aisle (eighties horror soundtracks & synthwave)
  • 9-10 pm – Queens of the Night (all female artists)
  • 10-11 pm – Storytime (old time radio plays and spooky short stories)
  • 11-12 am – The Deadbeat Disco (dance music)

Japanese timezone / 日本のタイムゾーン

  • 4-6 pm – Japanese listeners double hour of requests
  • 6-7 pm – The Tangerine Dream hour
  • 7-8 pm – The VHS Aisle (eighties horror soundtracks & synthwave)
  • 8-9 pm – Queens of the Night (all female artists)
  • 9-10 pm – Storytime (old time radio plays and spooky short stories)
  • 10-11 pm – The Deadbeat Disco (dance music)

UK timezone

  • 7-8 pm – Lost in Time (haunted jazz & rockabilly)
  • 8-9 pm – The VHS Aisle (eighties horror soundtracks & synthwave)
  • 9-10 pm – The Roky Erickson Memorial Hour (graveyard rock, punk & metal)
  • 10-11 pm – Queens of the Night (all female artists)
  • 11-12 am – From the Field (hauntology & folk horror)
  • 12-1 am – Storytime (old time radio plays & spooky short stories)

New York timezone

  • 7-8 pm – Storytime (old time radio plays & spooky short stories)
  • 8-9 pm – Halloween Assortments (All the classics & some you’ve never heard!)
  • 9-10 pm – The Deadbeat Disco (dance music)
  • 10-11 pm –  Eleanor’s Hour (synth-pop & Italo disco)
  • 11-12 am – Romero Lives! (Musical tributes to the Godfather of Zombies)

Los Angeles timezone

  • 7-8 pm – Eleanor’s Hour (synth-pop & Italo disco)
  • 8-9 pm – Romero Lives! (Musical tributes to the Godfather of Zombies)
  • 9-10 pm – Lost in Time (haunted jazz & rockabilly)
  • 10-11 pm –  The Classical Hour (orchestral soundtracks & the literal classics!)
  • 11-12 am – Storytime (old time radio plays & spooky short stories)
  • 12-1 am – From Beyond the Stars (eerie ambient)

This is a good timezone calculator if you want to work it out for where you live; just click ‘change cities and dates’ and add in your city.

Ways to listen

Besides here on our website, you can listen through the fantastic Radio Garden app (android / apple / browser)

You can also request the Halloween Listening Party through a smart speaker.

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Song Requests

If you have a song request, send it in, and we’ll play it.

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Thanks to Dylan Hillerman of GuignolFest for the header image!

From the Vault!

If you’ve heard any of our past Halloween night broadcasts, you’ll know that one of our highlights is the one-hour mix from Missy El of the Cassettes & Chocolate Milk blog and podcast.

She scours high and low for some incredibly off-beat pop songs and builds them up around a spooky theme, with her wonderful music journalism in between.

Leading up to Halloween night, we’ll be playing her past mixes every Friday and Saturday night in your time-zone.

📷: Barcelon Gothic quarter (near Sant Felipe Neri Square) by Alessio Rinella

GPS: Some places are best left unmapped!

Have you ever done something so stupid, that it’s left you completely afraid?

“GPS: Some places are best left unmapped” is an audio horror story from the land down under! Three young guys on their way to a pool party are led astray by a faulty GPS app, taking them through the backroads of the industrial west of Sydney. After losing their friend in a creepy terrace house, the two remaining boys end up somewhere much darker still, with only a bonfire light to guide them!

Originally broadcast on the Halloween Listening Party on FOTW Radio, GPS features an original synthwave soundtrack, including the music of Irving Force, Machine Gewehr & Gees Voorhees, Guy Tallo, Dance with the Dead, Dynatron, Europaweite Aussichten, Deru, Daniel Deluxe – and a creepy incidental score by Kimberly Henninger & Shawn Parke.

Photo of cassette release of GPS: Some places are best left unmapped!

GPS has been released as a limited-run cassette. If you live in North America, you can get a copy through Tapehead City in New York, and AndVinyl Records in Tennesee. And if you live in Australia, it’s available from Repressed Records in Newtown.


Support the Halloween Listening Party!

FOTW Radio is a completely volunteer-run station. And if you’d like to support us, you can buy one of our  spooky audio stories for name your price!

We also have a high quality ‘FOTW Radio’ t-shirt (modelled here by my wonderful sister-in-law Amber) printed down under on durable ethically sourced AS Colour T-shirts.

We also support the Literacy for Life Foundation, which is an Australian Aboriginal-run charity training Aboriginal people to bring literacy to their communities, and we make a small donation each year.

Halloween song requests!