Posts Tagged ‘radio’

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1830

Sunday, October 15th, 2023

Week of October 16, 2023

Part 1 30:17
Grateful Dead 4/19/82 Baltimore Civic Center

Part 2 25:40
Grateful Dead, Wake of the Flood (50th Anniversary Remaster) (Rhino)
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 20 (Round Records)
Grateful Dead, Here Comes Sunshine 1973 (Rhino)

Support for the GD Hour comes this week from:

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, unveiling Heads & Tails, an all-new archival series showcasing unreleased live performances on a single LP. Volume 1 presents exciting selections from Garcia/Saunders with Paul Butterfield, and the Jerry Garcia Band. You can find more information about the release and pre-order at

Our Deadhead friends at Nutribullet, makers of juicers, blenders, and other kitchen tools!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1704

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

Week of May 17, 2021

Part 1 34:58
Grateful Dead 4/1/80 Capitol Theatre, Passaic NJ

Part 2 20:56
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol. 16 (Round Records)
Big Bill Broonzy, from Roots of Bob Dylan (Mojo)

GarciaLive vol. 16 is the complete JGB performance of November 15, 1991 at Madison Square Garden. Pre-order now at Garcia Family Provisions.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from KM Relief, offering CBD, made with Colorado hemp and all-natural ingredients. Caramels, topicals, tinctures, and more, all made with full-spectrum CBD for the most effective CBD experience.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1592

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Week of March 25, 2019

Part 1 16:43
Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band, Acoustic on the Eel (Round Records)
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 2/28/19 State Theater, Ithaca NY

Part 2 38:23
Grateful Dead 12/2/81 U of I Assembly Hall, Champaign-Urbana IL

A couple of months ago I got a package from Candace Brightman, who was the Grateful Dead’s lighting designer for more than 20 years. The box contained a handful of cassettes she had found in a closet, and she thoughtfully sent them along to me in case there was anything worth putting on the radio. Here’s one of those tapes – set 1 of December 2, 1981 at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. We’ll hear the rest of set 1 next week (but I don’t have set 2, sorry to say). Enjoy!

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Lettuce comes to The Cap on Saturday, 4/20 with their classic funk, smooth and soulful grooves, and hip-hop-inspired beats. On Thursday, April 25, Nile Rodgers & CHIC come for a disco dance party at The Cap. The Fab Faux play fan favorites and music from the Beatles solo years at The Cap on Saturday, May 4. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s, The Capitol Theatre’s venue-within-a-venue. Events, information, and ticketing at

Airshow Mastering, putting the finishing touches on new and classic music, including recent releases by the Grateful Dead, Mandolin Orange, Robben Ford and Bill Evans, Keller Williams, Fragile Thunder, and Victor Krummenacher.

KPFA’s annual Grateful Dead marathon 3/2/19

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9am to 1am Pacific Time
Broadcast live on KPFA Berkeley CA, KFCF 88.1 Fresno CA, and K248BR 97.5 FM Santa Cruz CA
Streamed live on,, and
Hosted by Tim Lynch, David Gans, and David Ogilvy
Featuring unreleased Grateful Dead concerts, miscellaneous audio treats, and live performances by Joe Craven & The Sometimers and the Fragile Thunder Duo.

PLAYLIST updated as we go…

DONATE ONLINE at, or call 1-800-439-5732
Thank-you gifts include music, concert tickets, coffee – and t-shirts by Darrin Brenner!

Phone room volunteers are welcome – just come on down! We’ll treat you to caramels and chocolates by Lillie Belle Farms and coffee from Grateful Beans!

Charlie Miller
Tony Ferro
Brooke Caputo
Kevin Cartwright
Katie Tertocha
Quincy McCoy
Phil Osegueda
Darrin Brenner / D Brenner Art and Design
Dan Bern
Stephen Inglis
John Whalen /
Brad Serling /
Stuart Steinhardt
Beauty’s Bagel Shop
Jeff Shepherd / Lillie Belle Farms
Sandy Hall / Grateful Beans and Leaves
Chef Jeff Rosen / Blue Heron Catering

KPFA’s annual Grateful Dead marathon 3/11/17

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

KPFA’s annual Grateful Dead fund-raising marathon!
Hosts: David Gans and Tim Lynch

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9am to 1am Pacific time
Broadcast live on KPFA 94.1 in northern California; streaming live at,, and

Call 1-800-439-5732 or donate online at

Here’s some general info
And here’s the playlist, updated as the day progresses

T-shirt by Papa Lindsey


Grateful Dead Hour no. 1456

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Week of August 15, 2016

Part 1 35:41
Grateful Dead 12/30/87 Oakland Coliseum Arena

Part 2 20:00
Dead & Company 7/29/16 Toyota Amphitheater, Wheatland CA

Dead & Company live shows are available in a variety of digital formats (download and CD) from

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Mung Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Thursday, September 8, The Cap will host Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers. Hornsby played over 100 shows with the Grateful Dead, including last summer’s legendary 50th anniversary “Fare Thee Well” shows. It’s a rare opportunity to see Bruce Hornsby at one of Jerry Garcia’s favorite venues. Events, information, and ticketing at

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1415

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Week of November 2, 2015

Part 1 41:33
Grateful Dead 3/14/82 Recreation Hall, UC Davis CA

Part 2 14:48
Grateful Dead, 30 Trips Around the Sun: The Definitive Live Story (10/3/76)

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from coast to coast November 11 through December 31. Complete details and ticketing at That’s Dead and Company, on tour from November 11 through New Year’s Eve.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. With a focus on live improvisation and unexplored extended grooves, moe. plays a two-night stand at The Capitol Theatre on Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14. For events, information, and ticketing visit

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1383

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Week of March 23, 2015

Part 1 14:56
Grateful Dead, Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings (5/23/72)

Part 2 39:26
Grateful Dead 6/14/87 County Fairgrounds, Ventura CA

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York.? Blending folk, jazz, rock, and hip-hop, Citizen Cope will perform solo acoustic at The Cap on April 4. Designed with both the music fan and musician in mind, The Capitol Theatre boasts world-class sound and lighting systems. Events, information, and ticketing at

The Grateful Dead Family Jubilee Auction, featuring artifacts, memorabilia, artwork and other collectibles from a large private collection. Highlights include original lyrics, Grateful Dead office furnishings, and original paintings from Rick Griffin and Stanley ‘Mouse’ Miller as well as historic concert posters. The Grateful Dead Family Jubilee Auction happens online, live and by telephone on April 11 and 12. Catalog, information and bidding at

KPFA fund drive

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

KPFA – Always Relevant, Never Commercial

The media landscape in this country is changing significantly, as newspapers go out of business, the music industry collapses, and the broadcast media contracts. The culture and information that KPFA provides is becoming ever more rare. KPFA has bucked the trend by expanding its news coverage with a groundbreaking news collaboration with our sister stations KPFK in Los Angeles and KFCF in Fresno, to bring stories from all over California to our listeners. It is vital that KPFA stays vibrant and healthy, well beyond our 60th anniversary, so we can fill the holes vacated by disappearing newsrooms and bookstores.

Please consider becoming a Friend of the station and providing us with your ongoing support at the level of $5 a month or as a Sustainer at the level of $10 month. Right now we’re offering many thank you gifts. You can choose whatever level suits you and receive various thank you gifts as well. But the most important gift is keeping KPFA vital at a moment when critical information and innovative music and culture are increasingly endangered.

KPFA excels in not only bringing you voices from the streets, but providing vital perspectives and analysis that you won’t hear elsewhere. Imagine your world without the information that KPFA provides – ask yourself if you’d find it elsewhere in the media – and then pledge what you can afford to keep us bringing you vital local, regional, national, and international news and analysis.

These are tumultuous times, times of change and turmoil. These are times when KPFA is crucially needed. KPFA is a vital resource and solace for people in our listening communities, whether in Northern California or around the world, and it’s essential that it’s sustained in times like these. Your pledge allows those who can’t afford to pledge to also have access to the breadth and depth of music that only KPFA offers. Whether you listen via our terrestrial radio signal or over the web, support our work today.

If you listen live online at, or listen to archives and podcasts of our programs, please pledge to help pay for those costs. Over 60,000 people a month listen to KPFA via our website in countries from Brazil to the Philippines to Lebanon. If you’re one of them, or if you listen to KPFA from within the US or California, please click on the Support link and pledge securely to keep KPFA alive and thriving.

As the world’s first listener-sponsored radio station, KPFA has blazed a trail through modern American history, giving birth to the Pacifica Radio network, winning every major award in radio, and shaping the medium in this country. We need your support to keep doing the work that you rely upon us for: the hard-hitting news and public affairs, the nurturing arts and music that sustains us through adversity. Help celebrate 60 years of visionary radio from the mother of public broadcasting by joining KPFA now.

In these difficult financial times, your donation to KPFA is one of the soundest investments you can make. Not only is it tax deductible to the fullest amount legally allowed, but you’re investing in the future – in change and the potential for a brighter tomorrow. We provide you with music, arts, and crucial and critical information that allow all of us to take collective action, to articulate that a better world is possible, and then act on that hope.

In this past election season, we brought you debates over the many propositions and races that would shape the years to come, making KPFA the place to go for local, regional and national politics. We just launched a news collaboration with our sister stations KPFK in Los Angeles and KFCF in Fresno to cover the state of California and report on the issues of concern to residents, whether foreclosures, incarceration, labor struggles or the like. And with a new government in place, KPFA has helped launch a national program called Letters to Washington, hosted by our own Mitch Jeserich. If you value critical reporting and political analysis, let us know by pledging at

This year we celebrate 60 years on the air, as the world’s first listener-sponsored radio station. We’ve only made it to where we are because of the many thousands of listeners like you have taken a stand in support of radio not beholden to commercial sponsors or underwriters. Become part of the solution today by making your pledge to KPFA at

They are times in which newspapers are folding and music and culture are disappearing around us. KPFA matters now more than ever, because the avenues for diverse and wide-ranging music and arts are becoming increasingly scarce, while real reporting has become an endangered species. KPFA went on the air 60 years ago, fueled by a mission of cultural expression and investigation into the causes of conflict between people and nations. That mission is needed now more than ever. Please support it by becoming a sustainer today.

Always Relevant, Never Commercial!

Wildman Steve online radio

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Wildman Steve lost his radio station in Auburn, Alabama – damn that radio biz anyway – and in the bargain, the GD Hour lost its Auburn affiliate. But Steve picked up right where he left off by going online with Wildman Steve Radio.

The GD Hour will air Saturdays at 10pm Central Time.

Here is Wildman Steve’s mission statement:

When I was growing up, Radio was Everything. It was how you heard the best new music and songs you loved. It was diverse…you might hear Led Zeppelin followed by Johnny Cash. The DJs were distinct personalities that knew a lot about the music they were choosing to play. They told you interesting things and were spontaneous, fun and had no need to get raunchy or suggestive … it was about the MUSIC!

Today, the corporate mentality has taken over what was once a great institution and turned it into a vast, stale wasteland of repetition and mediocrity. The corporatization of radio has taken all the creativity and musicianship away, settling now for “voice talent” that reads jokes and stories purchased from “content providers” and know little or nothing about the music that is playing around their voice breaks. The music is chosen by test groups and/or by the financial rewards the company will reap by playing it.

Our mission is to bring back radio the way it should be. With live DJs who know what they’re playing and talking about, with a wildly diverse mix of quality music that comes from the heart. A huge catalog going deep into the classics, with music from an amazing array of artists that terrestrial radio has ignored for the last 20 years. You’ll hear great music by your favorite artists and we’ll turn you on to lots of GREAT artists you might never have heard otherwise. We will tirelessly search for the best music whether it be national, regional or local in its origin, and regardless of style, genre, or what “format” it fits under. We will present to you LIVE IN-STUDIO PERFORMANCES on a regular basis from artists we play, and if you become a Member of the WildmanSteve Radio family, you will have access to our Members-Only Download Page which will feature exclusive live performances you can download and keep. We’ll bring you great radio the way it was meant to be.

We mean it when we say “IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC!!”