Dial ‘H’ marathon planned for Memorial Day on KXMS

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Eight Alfred Hitchcock films will be analyzed over the course of five episodes of “Dial ‘H’ for Hitchcock” during the “Memorial Movie Marathon” starting a 9 a.m. Monday, May 25, on 88.7 KXMS.

The marathon will conclude at 7 p.m. on Memorial Day, followed by a new week of “Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin,” an exclusive radio offering in the Joplin area.

Presented by Missouri Southern professor Michael Howarth and KXMS’s Jeff Skibbe, “Dial ‘H’” has included reviews of eight Hitchcock classics – “Rebecca,” “The Birds,” “Rear Window,” “Spellbound,” “Marnie,” “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (both the 1934 film and the 1956 remake)” and “Dial ‘M’ for Murder.”

Future offerings in the radio series will include an analysis of “Saboteur” and “North by Northwest” (wrongly accused men), “Foreign Correspondent and Lifeboat” (World War II”) and, finally, “Psycho,” arguably the  most famous movie success of Hitchcock’s long directing career.

A sample episode of the series (minus the movie music featured prominently in each installment) is available at https://soundcloud.com/mosolions/dial. It can also be found on the news feed at the bottom of Missouri Southern’s home page, www.mssu.edu.

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