Sirius Satellite Radio and Fangoria Entertainment today announced the launch of Fangoria Radio, the first national horror-themed entertainment radio show. Hosted by renowned TWISTED SISTER frontman and horror film producer/actor Dee Snider, Fangoria Radio will air Friday nights from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. ET on Sirius Stars channel 102. The show will debut on Friday, June 23, 2006.
Fangoria Radio, a live, three-hour weekly radio show from the creators of the world's most popular and longest running horror publication, Fangoria magazine, gives horror fans a place on radio to call their own. Listeners will be able to interact and get close to the best and scariest in horror entertainment. The program will feature interviews with celebrities and stars in the horror world, listener call-ins, updates on horror movies, and even on-location visits to the biggest horror films in production. In addition, Fangoria Radio will highlight the latest horror gossip as well as reviews of movies, television shows and video games.
Host Dee Snider's sidekick will be celebrated "Scream Queen" and radio veteran Debbie Rochon. Fangoria Radio will be produced by Mike Kostel, an Emmy- and Ace-award-winning producer. Fangoria magazine editor Tony Timpone will appear frequently on the program to provide his trademark insight and opinions on the latest horror news and happenings.
"Fangoria is the first and most prestigious brand for horror and will deliver for Sirius listeners unprecedented access to the best in horror entertainment," said Scott Greenstein, President of Entertainment and Sports, Sirius Satellite Radio. "Fangoria Radio is certain to become appointment listening for horror fans nationwide."
"Fangoria Radio transforms every Friday night into Halloween as the show covers all aspects of the world of horror — from the greatest in entertainment to the latest in Goth fashion," said Fangoria Entertainment's Thomas DeFeo. "If it scares, screams or startles, it's on Fangoria Radio. We are extremely delighted to join with Sirius in the launching of Fangoria Radio, which represents an exciting opportunity to expand the Fangoria brand and reach existing fans and new audiences."
The $9 billion dollar horror entertainment industry ranks among the top entertainment categories in film, television, books, video games and associated merchandise. Fangoria Entertainment has served as the genre's leading authority for over 25 years, with the ubiquitous Fangoria magazine selling in leading bookstores, video retailers, and on military bases throughout the world.