Many public radio stations and some commercial broadcast stations will air Orson Welle’s “War of The Worlds” radio broadcast from October 30, 1938. The radio play adaptation was taken from H.G. Well’s book of the same name. The original radio broadcast caused quite a stir as people tuned in and thought the events were really taking place!
About the radio broadcast - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War..._Worlds_(radio
About the book - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_of_the_Worlds
Also look and listen out for localized versions of “War of the Worlds” to be staged and broadcast as well. List your station and listen link here. You may even be able to sit in an audience for the staged play!
Start here and follow links to other segments - Part One - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egudvdwtDIg
Here is a version with music and sounds added - http://www.archive.org/details/mixes-tuckermike
General - http://www.war-of-the-worlds.org/