• October 30, 2020

Husson University’s New England School of Communications (NESCom) is celebrating the 11th anniversary of its annual live Halloween radio broadcast with a performance of Edgar Alan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.” The broadcast will originate from Husson University’s Gracie Theatre on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.


Due to the current pandemic, this year’s performance will take place without the benefit of a live audience. Instead, members of the public are encouraged to listen to the broadcast on WHSN-FM 89.3, Bangor’s non-commercial alternative rock station. In addition, listeners can tune into the broadcast online at and through the WHSN mobile app. This 1940’s style radio drama will start promptly at 7:30 p.m. and will run for 30 minutes.


First published in 1843, this story is a terrifying tale of the supernatural that’s suitable for both younger and older audiences who enjoy a good scare. Similar to classic radio dramas of the past, the performance will include terrifying sound effects created live by the students of Husson University.


In past years, “Tales of Mystery and Imagination” has received awards from the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), College Broadcasters, Inc., the Pinnacle Awards from the College Media Association, and the Maine Association of Broadcasters.


FOR MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA: There will be a final dress rehearsal on Thursday, October 29 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Gracie Theatre. Members of the media are welcome to attend. This dress rehearsal will provide members of the media with the best opportunity to get on stage and photograph the performers and the sound effects. Reporters can also interview NESCom instructor Ken Stack and the student cast members at this time.  


Pasted into this e-mail below is a press release with more about this year’s Halloween radio broadcast. Photos of last year’s production can be sent to you now. Images taken at this year’s production will be available on Sunday, November 1, 2020, the day after the performance.



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Eric B. Gordon

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Bangor  ME  04401-2999