Requests: 516.572.7440

Add Sonic Cinema To Your Radio Station

Movie Theater - Creative Commons Google

Written by WHPC Staff

September 16, 2023

WHPC is making one of its most popular shows available to YOUR non-commercial radio station!  Be one of the first 10 radio stations to sign up and get in on the ground floor at no cost to you – just promise to air the show in a regular weekly time slot and let us know when it will air!

The show can be sent to you as one 58-minute file, or as three segments that add up to about 58 minutes, allowing you to add a local station sponsor or station identification between the segments.

Audio Samples are below!

About Sonic Cinema

How about an hour of music from the movies YOU love? That’s Sonic Cinema! Every week, mild-mannered-moviegoer Ray Schwetz personally curates a selection of soundtrack music with a different theme. We focus on music from the movies from the 1930s to present, playing pop tracks, orchestral scores, trailers, dialogue bits, and more.  Here’s a smattering of the topics we’ve covered:

  • Sonic Cinema Universal Icons of Fright
  • Salute The Psychos
  • Sonic Cinema Says I Do
  • Back 2 School
  • Sci Fi September
  • At The Drive In
  • Sonic Cinema Summer Camp
  • Christmas in July
  • Arnold Vs. Sly
  • Best Car Chases
  • Sonic Cinema Salutes Baseball
  • Black History Month
  • Bond Tunes
  • Macho Men
  • Summer of 1982
  • May the 4th
  • Synthwave
  • Composer Spotlight
  • Alien Invasion
  • Family Movie Night
  • Bad Romance
  • 70s night, 80s night, and 90s night

Drama, romance, horror, science fiction, superheroes, musicals… you get the point! Sonic Cinema is the soundtrack to your day!

Ray SchwetzAbout The Host, Ray Schwetz

When 7-year-old Ray Schwetz saw Star Wars at the local Drive-In, lying atop his parent’s  1974 Gran Torino station wagon, it was love at first sight.  Seeing the spaceships on the big screen with the night sky and stars as the backdrop, Ray felt like he was there, experiencing the adventure of a lifetime.  Movies became his passion.  Before video, and long before streaming, the best way to relive those movies in his memory was to play the original motion picture soundtracks on his turntable.  Sonic Cinema has given him and his listeners that same experience – a movie without the movie!

Back in the 1980s, when Ray Schwetz was asked what he was going to be when he grew up, his response was that he wanted to be the next Steven Spielberg or John Carpenter. Now at the age of 53, Schwetz may not be the next Spielberg, but he did enjoy a brief stint working with Cinema Image Productions, writing, directing, producing, editing, and acting in films. He also had a few near-misses as a potential PA for the Dennis Quaid film ‘Frequency’ – get up at 2am? No thanks, an extra in the Michael J. Fox/James Woods film ‘The Hard Way’, a script for a potential Lifetime Network show, and as the editor of a German-US coproduction for the production team behind the ‘Resident Evil’ films.  Now a family man married for 30 years with three girls; ages 12-23, and only ONE bathroom, Ray Schwetz enjoys a successful career as a Credit Union Business Banking Executive who moonlights as a philanthropist and radio DJ.

As host and producer of Tower Talk Business Radio on Long Island’s 90.3 WHPC out of Nassau Community College, Ray interviews business and community leaders, authors, musicians, and filmmakers. As producer and host of Sonic Cinema, Ray enjoys spinning tracks from the movies he loves, and that he knows YOU will love.  Movies from the 1930s all the way to the present. Every week is a new theme, sometimes focusing on the season, sometimes focusing on recent releases or trends, sometimes providing nostalgia, and always sharing personal insights and great tracks to satisfy your movie music fix.

For more information about how to get SONIC CINEMA on YOUR radio station, email Shawn Novatt at today.

Available in THREE PARTS so you can put a sponsor and station identification between the segments, or as a full 58-minute show weekly.

Three Part Sample:

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3



You May also Like


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *