As you may know by now, WKNC will be broadcasting a LIVE, localized version of Orsen Welles’ classic radio drama War of the Worlds. The event will take place Halloween night from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
Want to take part in the invasion? Tweet about it! Update your Facebook status!
During the broadcast, the news about the aliens will become more and more severe. You can do the same with your Tweets. Be creative. Tell your friends you’re freaked. Tell your friends you’re being chased by aliens. Describe where you’re hiding or what you see. Help us destroy the Triangle for Halloween! If you are listening on the Internet somewhere outside the Triangle, that’s great too! The aliens are landing everywhere! We’re all doomed!!
Disclaimer: “Help us destroy the Triangle” means, help us pretend to destroy Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and beyond using the radio the Internet, and your imagination. Please don’t do anything stupid and get arrested. That would be silly. (And all liability would fall on you, dig?)
This Halloween night, the Martians are invading the airwaves and striking terror in the hearts of WKNC listeners everywhere.
This live, localized adaptation of the Mercury Theater production of H.G. Wells‘ War of the Worlds is the brainchild of Damian Maddalena, who, as La Barba Rossa, hosts WKNC’s Saturday morning 60s and 70s program, Mystery Roach. Maddalena, along with his Two Cabbage Radio Players, have worked diligently to season the science fiction classic with local flavor. Sound effects will be performed by Brian Donohoe, member of the local band Starmount. AV Geek Skip Elsheimer lends his voice to the production, along with a motley crew of WKNC Djs, NCSU students and community members who share Maddalena’s vision and taste for the unusual: DJs Alex Steinbaugh, Caitlin Cauley, Jacob Downey, Liz Cervantes, and Mike Gray, along with grad student Dave Fallest and Magic Babies keyboardist Brandon Whitesell.