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Updated October 31, 2014

Here's a schedule of Halloween programming on WKMS. Halloween specials start this Saturday! We'll update this list as more program information becomes available. This is what we've got so far:

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The season of Halloween may be just too frightening for some, so Land Between the Lakes' Woodlands Nature Station offers a family friendly activity this Saturday. The 20th Annual Howl-O-Ween is a kid-friendly, non-scary daytime event featuring Tree Frog and his Superheroes. Families take a guided walk through a forested trail, meeting costumed animal characters along the way, with singing and treats. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Nature Station's Aviva Yasgur about the event.

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A "haint" is an old-fashioned Appalachian mountain term for "haunt" and can be anything from Bigfoot in the woods to a ghost in the house. On Sounds Good, East Kentucky Master Storyteller Octavia Sexton previews next week's "Haint Tales" presentation at the McCracken County Public Library with a hair-raising story about "Raw Head and Bloody Bones," first told to her by her grandfather.

What makes trick-or-treaters happy is candy. And more candy is better, right?

Well, it turns out that might not actually be the case. A few years ago researchers did a study on Halloween night where some trick-or-treaters were given a candy bar, and others were given the candy bar and a piece of bubble gum.

    

WKMS and the middle school kids of Calloway County Public Library bring to you an original story of terror and suspense, of a dreadful monster that turns one slumber party into a nightmarish evening of fear and chaos, that twists the imagination toward the realm of the unknown, and a night none are sure to forget until their dying day. One would think that a night with a clown would be one filled with jolly and laughter, but not on this... "NIGHT OF THE FRANKENCLOWN!"

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Possible severe weather predicted for Halloween is prompting some changes for area trick-or-treating activities. The National Weather Service is warning storm systems moving upwards of 5o to 60 mph throughout the region this evening. A tornado watch is in effect until 1:00 a.m. 

Children look forward to the fun and excitement of Halloween, but the Kentucky Fire Commission says everyone should remember to celebrate safely.

The commission's is advising trick or treaters to Wear bright, reflective and flame-resistant costumes and add reflective tape to be visible to drivers.

'An Exhibit to Die For' at Pennyroyal Area Museum

Oct 28, 2013

Pennyroyal Area Museum Director Alissa Keller has "A Peek Inside the Casket: An Exhibit to Die For" and tells us about Christian County historian William T. Turner recounting the Legend of the Bell Witch on Halloween night.

Every third Monday of the month Libraries Sound Good on WKMS. Our guest is Sandy Linn of the Calloway County Public Library whose website is available in a gazillion languages. She speaks with Tracy Ross about computer classes, book clubs, and a preview of Eeeek! The Kids of Calloway County Public Library tell an original spooky story for Halloween in the style of an old-time radio play with the help of Matt Markgraf.

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The lower town dramatists presented "The War of the Worlds" as their inaugural production on Saturday, October 26 at Etcetera Coffeehouse in Paducah.

This performance will be broadcast on WKMS at 1 pm, right after Sounds Good on Halloween and again in place of The World Cafe that evening, along with a documentary about the original broadcast hosted by George Takei. Hear the documentary, "War of the Welles" at 7 pm, and the "War of the Worlds" lower town dramatists performance at 8 pm.

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