Having graced radio airwaves in America for over a decade, whether on his own radio shows or as a regular guest host on Coast To Coast AM, it wouldn’t be unfair to say that Dave Schrader is something of a paranormal nut. With one of the most distinctive radio voices you’ll ever hear, his deep bassy vocals have the power to transfix, hypnotise and downright terrify listeners throughout the year as he recounts tales of the paranormal and other unexplained mysteries.
His current podcast radio show Beyond the Darkness is available online as well as a multi-platform app and is one of the premier paranormal talk shows available (see p49). Guests range from authors of the supernatural, demonologists, historical haunting experts, Bigfoot hunters and extraterrestrial contactees. We spoke to Dave about his paranormal interests and some of his favourite locations.
SOYM: For the benefit of our UK readers could you briefly describe what you feel are your primary interests?
Dave Schrader: I have had the great luxury of being surrounded with the paranormal my whole life, from interactions with the spirit world since an early age to a Bigfoot sighting to an encounter with a UFO in 2006. It is hard to pin down a specific topic I find more exciting or interesting. It seems to vary depending on the week and my mood.
SOYM: How did the original idea for Darkness Radio come about?
DS: My co-host Tim Dennis and I worked together in college radio from 1988-1990 and stayed close. He remained in radio and I went into a world of sales. I wanted to be a radio host since I was around 9-10 years old so it remained a passion and desire for me.
For the full interview read the issue here.