The breakfast show has a spooky feel to it today as they get ready for halloween.
On the show is a Who Is The Halloween Voice? And in Tranquil Time – the poem is by Edith Wharton – All Souls; read by Gill Fraser Lee.
After 8am – Jason & Kyra lock horns in our Halloween quiz – with Quizmaster Jan.
In the final hour – in a slight change – Pick Of The Halloween Pops – where you choose the songs and our Halloween edition of Blockbusters.
Edith Wharton was an American novelist who published thirty-eight books, including that great love story, “Ethan Frome.” The young author wrote her first efforts on brown paper salvaged from parcels. She was not encouraged. “In the eyes of our provincial society,” she was later to say, “authorship was still regarded as something between a black art and a form of manual labor.” Each was equally despised in her social level. Her first acceptance was three poems which she sent to the editor with her calling card attached.
Gill Fraser Lee read the poem for Jason McCrossan’s breakfast show on 106.9 SFM.
The name Halloween (originally spelled Hallowe’en) is a contraction of All Hallows Even, meaning the day before All Hallows Day (better known today as All Saints Day), a Catholic holiday.
Dr Richard Sugg is a lecturer in English studies at the University of Durham who has just completed volume one of Faces of the Vampire called the (The Real Vampires) – which will be published next year. He spoke to Jason on Monday Matters.