MonsterCast continues to close strong! We're proud to debut an interview we conducted all the way back in March at C2E2 with horror mainstay Sandy King Carpenter. Aside from being the wife of horror master John Carpenter, Sandy has blazed a trail in entertainment as a film producer and script writer. She talks to our own Alex Orona about the launch of Storm King Comics and why she loves the comic book world so much.

FEATURING: Alex Orona (Super GG Radio)

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BEYOND THE MOUSE - Disney Villains Draft

Oct 22, 2020
Brett Rutherford


Beyond the Mouse continues a month long celebration of all things Halloween and Disney. Who would you draft on your team of villains from all Disney properties? Find out who Craig, Vanessa and Brett selected, and let us know who you think won this round!

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson


Named one of the top 60 Disney Podcasts by Feedspot!


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BEYOND THE MOUSE - Getting into the Halloween Spirit with Imagineer Podcast

Oct 15, 2020
Imagineer Podcast

There is no better time to be a Disney fan than Halloween! We are joined by one of our favorite Disney podcaster Matthew Krul of the Imagineer Podcast. We speak with Matthew about his podcast. How the podcast came to be, his love for the parks and some of his personal favorite episodes. After that the whole group discusses the ways that Disney puts us into the Halloween spirit!

Featuring: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson

SUPER GG RADIO - Halloween Spooktacular 2020!

Oct 13, 2020
Super GG Radio

It’s our Super GG Radio Halloween Spooktacular!

Your three hosts of Super GG Radio are here to discuss some of our favorite Halloween games that give us the chills!

We also close out the episode with our extra special Halloween Indie or Outdie! Come hang out and get scary!


Oct 28, 2019
Front Row Network

It's Halloween time and POP CULTURE DRAFT NIGHT is going after the entire spectral realm to see who can make the best team of pop culture ghosts! If you think you know where this draft is going, trust us that you have no idea. Vote for who you think won at the link below!


FEATURING: Phil Rockwell, Zach Vroman & Randi Rockwell

Every October once again brings MONSTERCAST to the Front Row Network! We're once again very excited to bring you our personal rankings of the 2nd annual HuluWeen Film Fest. These are 7 horror shorts from up and coming film-makers competing for the top prize of $50,000 toward making their short into a feature film. Which of the shorts tops our list? You'll have to listen to find out!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

Join NPR Illinois at our Suggs Studio for a special Halloween screening of the best short horror films from previous Route 66 Film Festivals.

Free popcorn and candy, cash bar. Some films may not be suitable for children. Free admission!

Creepy Clown Craze Hits Illinois

Oct 7, 2016

You've probably noticed by now, there's a bit of hysteria that's circulating about creepy clowns. Apparently, much to the chagrin of people like, uhm, me ... it's not dying down. Media reports say there have been multiple people in the scary costumes acting out in violent ways, and copy-cats seem to be fueled by social media. For an in-depth roundup of such reports and what is likely behind them - check out this story from NPR.

Scary Story: To Have & To Hold By Jessica Hagemann

Oct 31, 2014
WUIS/Rachel Otwell

Today, we wrap our series of spooky stories by local authors in honor of Halloween. Listen to Springfield writer Jessica Hagemann read an excerpt from her story titled, 'To Have & To Hold':

You can read the entire story HERE. This story contains adult language and themes that could offend some readers.

Scary Story: Missing Meredith By Jill Barth

Oct 29, 2014
courtesy of Jill Barth

WUIS is wrapping up its series of scary stories, written by local authors and presented in honor of Halloween season. This second-to-last story comes to us from Jill Barth:

CLICK HERE to read the story.

The WUIS Scary Story Archive

Oct 28, 2014
Wiki Commons

Last year, we collected scary stories from local authors. In the spirit of Halloween (so-to-speak) - here is the archive for you to revisit or check out for the first time. We begin with the story below, the rest can be found under this post. Enjoy!

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Scary Story: Planes By Ted Morrissey

Oct 27, 2014
WUIS/Rachel Otwell

Here's our latest in the scary story series, listen to Ted Morrissey read his piece titled, "Planes":


You can read the story, HERE.

Scary Story: The Neighborhood By Millicent Bliesener

Oct 16, 2014
Rachel Otwell/WUIS

We have the latest from our series of scary stories by local writers. Millicent Bliesener tells us a bit about her background, and reads her entire story for us:


CLICK HERE to read the story.

Scary Story: Hand In Glove By Shawna Mayer

Oct 14, 2014
Rachel Otwell/WUIS

Shawna Mayer got a Masters in English from UIS, with a focus on creative writing. The life-long Springfield native submitted the following story, it kicks off a series we have collected from local writers for this Halloween season:

Hand in Glove by Shawna Mayer

Send Us Your Scary Stories!

Oct 1, 2014

Do you have a scary or spooky original story or original piece of writing: fiction or non-fiction? Would you like to hear it on the radio? WUIS is looking for Springfield area writers to share their frightening tales with us for the coming Halloween season. Maybe it’s a ghost story, or a remembrance of the time you forgot your kid at the grocery store. If it’s scary, send it our way! Email your writing to rotwe2@uis.edu, and we may be in touch to have you voice your story for our air.