KPFA‘s annual Grateful Dead Marathon fund-raising special.
Saturday, February 23, 2913, 9 am to 1 am PST
BROADCAST on KPFA-FM 94.1 in Berkeley and KFCF-FM 88.1 in Fresno
WEBCAST via kpfa.org, kfcf.org, gdradio.net, and nugs.net
Hosted by David Gans, host of KPFA’s Dead to the World (Wednesdays 8-10pm) with some help from Tim Lynch
Rare tapes from the Grateful Dead vault! Exclusive music from the Mickey Hart Band! And more recorded treats TBA…
Live in-studio performance by the Sycamore Slough String Band
Blue rose t-shirt design by Papa Lindsey. (shirt will be offered as a thank-you gift)
Here’s a story from the San Francisco Chronicle that ran on the day of the 2011 marathon.
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Thanks. Very much appreciated from a Deadhead in Dublin, Ireland, who never had access to tapes and maybe has a lot to learn!
Going to order it now!
Under your introduction to GD Hour No. 361, the hour just after Jerry died where the broadcast of the memorial from San Fran is played there is some dynamite music being played but I don't know what it is. It sounds like Eyes but I would have no idea from where. Any idea?
Right now, Grateful Dead Hour, # 363.....Knockin' on Heaven's Door..........
As the days and years go by, the ripples keep on splashing on our faces as we slip into the river.
Thank you Jerry, Bob, Phil, Billy, Mickey, Donna, Keith, Brent, Pig, Vince and sometimes Bruce. And thank you Mr, Gans for bringing this very special moment in time back to us.
Tonight's the night (4/2/2008)! WNCW's "Jar of Jam" fundraiser hits the airwaves tonight starting at 9PM Eastern (8 Central, 7 Mountain, 6 Pacific). David Gans' Grateful Dead Hour is followed by WNCW's own Dead Air (10PM - 2AM Eastern) and Cousin IT's Boot Shoppe.
Please call (800) 245-8870 during GDH or go online after 10 PM Eastern at http://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/wncw/pledge.pledgemain to support WNCW and it's deep commitment to the music of the Grateful Dead.
Let us know you're out there listening. Please join WNCW and keep the Jar of Jam opened up and satisfying your appetite each Wednesday night. Your support of WNCW's programming will help keep The Dead alive on the airwaves and streaming on the Internet.
Tune in, turn on, but don't drop out. Public radio - and WNCW Spindale - need you.
I was listening via KBCS (91.3fm in Seattle area) and heard the recent Bob/Phil/Mickey show. Your audience copy was a bit better than the one I found and I wanted to thank you for airing that.
Politics, shmolitics, they played some really wonderful music that night.
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Greetings from Spindale, NC (Hub of the Known Universe),
I couldn't help but notice that A) WNCW's long-running, locally-produced, Wednesday night Grateful Dead music program (also named Dead Air, oddly enough) doesn't seem to be represented on the Grateful Dead radio forums and B) since I don't seem to be able to create a new forum (can someone contact me on how rectify that?), I'm hopeful our friend David Gans won't mind me intruding upon his forum to mention its existence and our upcoming pledge drive.
As WNCW's General Manager, I feel a "slight" obligation to do so. Please forgive me.
WNCW's Wednesday night GD programming kicks off at 9PM Eastern with David's The Grateful Dead Hour, which leads into four hours (10PM - 2AM Thursday) of Dead Air with longtime host, Uncle Dave, bringing you the finest Dead he can lay his hands on, as well as music from other bands that keep the spirit of the Dead alive.
If I was to lead you to believe that my posting of this information had nothing to do with the fact that WNCW's Spring on-air/online pledge drive starts next Sunday morning (and runs through Saturday, April 5th), I'd be lying. WNCW is proud to keep the music of the Dead on its airwaves (and streaming online) and looks forward to the enthusiastic support of Grateful Dead fans worldwide. We hope you'll tune in weekly and show your support of not only David Gans' Grateful Dead Hour, but also the four hours of Grateful Dead music (Dead Air) that follow. Whether you pledge online at http://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/wncw/pledge.pledgemain or give us a call between 3/31 and 4/5 at (800) 245-8870, we'd love to add your name to the growing list of those who support WNCW and hope to keep the music of the Grateful Dead - and the music they spawned - alive and well both on-the-air and online.
Thank you for the opportunity to bring this to your attention. We now return you to your regularly scheduled forum postings, which are already in progress.
Tune in, turn on, but don't drop out. Public radio needs you.