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  • April 18, 2014 - 5:33pm
    ProfessorIguana
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    New Threads in this Forum?
    I've been hosting a weekly GD two-hour radio show for over ten years, and I'd like to share the set lists here, but I see that the forum has been locked. Why is that?
  • February 7, 2014 - 9:30am
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    KPFA/KPFK Grateful Dead Marathon - Sat Feb 8, 2014
    Sixteen hours of Grateful Dead, an unreleased Jerry Garcia Band concert, and some fresh rehearsal recordings from Ratdog! Plus a live performance by David Nelson, Eric Thompson, et al. Broadcast live on KPFA (94.1 in Berkeley) and KPFK (90.7 in Los Angeles), and webcast via nugs.net, gdradio, KPFA, and KPFK. More info here.
  • January 26, 2014 - 5:32pm
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    KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon Feb 8, 2014
    Berkeley’s pioneering listener-supported radio station, KPFA, presents its annual Grateful Dead fund-raising marathon on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 am PST. Host David Gans promises a bounty of unreleased and previously-unheard music by the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, and related artists. There will be a live performance (musicians TBA) from the KPFA studio. THe marathon will be webcast on kpfa.org, nugs.net, and gdradio.net RIght now we're auctioning off some wonderful photographs (and an opportunity to become a chocolatier for a day!). Bidding is open now, and the auctions end on February 6. Please take a look at the items and place your bids in the comments section of each post.
  • August 26, 2013 - 7:39am
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    Dgans is the man!!
    Years ago my local radio station skipped over the GDhour show, which featured 5-17-77 end of first set. A top High Time in my opinion. I had recorded the other portions and was looking forward to that show because of the Sunrise and High Time. I missed out, but emailed him and he replied & eventually I got a copy of that program in the mail. Kind of funny, this is the first time I used this forum to post a comment and when I was checking my GDRadio app on my itouch, guess what show is playing right now 5-17-17 thanks again. You provided many enjoyable Sunday nights in Columbus, Ohio for me.
  • August 2, 2013 - 2:30pm
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    Thanks Again !
    Really looking forward to the Atlanta show clips from 1990...thanks for that, & everything you do to keep the great recorded memories alive !!
  • July 20, 2013 - 7:25am
    dgans
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    Station list
    BTW, here is the current station list with broadcast days and times for the show. http://www.gdhour.com/stations.html If you can't get it on the air, email david@gdhour.com and Ill tell you how you can hear it online.
  • July 20, 2013 - 7:22am
    dgans
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    GDH 762-765
    Those are scheduled for August 7, 14, 21, and 28. Enjoy!
  • July 16, 2013 - 12:27pm
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    Stay Tuned GD Hour Fans-Coming Soon...
    Looking forward to a return posting soon of the Grateful Dead 4/3/90 concert segments. GD Hour #'s 762, 763, 764 & 765 ! A nice show at the old Omni in Atlanta, GA.; Always enjoy the wonderful magic you replay for us in the time capsules found here on the GD Hour, Mr. dgans !!
  • February 6, 2013 - 11:47am
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    KPFA Grateful Dead fund-raising marathon Feb 23, 2013
    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. Pledge your support to KPFA by calling 510-848-5732 or 1-800-439-5732 or donate online at kpfa.org. You can sign up to volunteer in the phone room by calling 510-848-6767 x206. It’s fun! More info at http://cloudsurfing.gdhour.com/kpfa_gd-marathon_2-23-13
  • December 3, 2010 - 2:45pm
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    FAO David
    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!
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The nationally-syndicated Grateful Dead Hour lives here!

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Playlists, news, discussion, etc. are on the "Cloud Surfing" blog.

 

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I tuned into one recently (on KBCS, from Bellevue, WA - which also runs a show called "Back Tracks" that plays mostly GD) and I got to hear that symphonic Dead! Great interview followed and the MSG show in the first half hour was great quality radio. I'm just a, well...porpoise.
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used to get it about 1990 but no more. i really miss having that around here. helped me get through some showless times back in the day. nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
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gypsy soul, send a note to David about how to get the Grateful Dead hour in your area!
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David-- Have you given any thought to doing a Dead Hour podcast? I'm rarely around a radio these days.
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I haven't worked it out to do an official podcast yet, but it could happen. In the meantime, I am semi-secretly making it available to people who can't hear it over the air. Email david@gdhour.com for more info.
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and be sure to check out David's new CD, it's a hoot!
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Hey there Dave. I was just listening to an old GD hour show where you talked with Ken Nordine about the New Years show 1990. Sounded like a great time, bungie jumpers and all! What a cool interview. He seems like an interesting guy!Anyway, I saw your show at the Vibes in 2005 and enjoyed it so much a bought a copy there that weekend. Is there any place I can get the setlist for that show? Some of the songs are foriegn to me. Rock on! -Hunter "The bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean."
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103.1 Aspen, Sunday 8pm88.5 Boulder, Saturday 7pm 104.9 Craig, Sunday 8pm 89.5 Durango, Saturday 9pm 91.3 Ignacio, Saturday 9pm 104.1, 105.5 Steamboat Springs, Sunday 8pm
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Thanks izzie, that's a great help-Hunter "The bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean."
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DavidI still have the analog tape of the GD Hour you did right after Jerry died. It opened with Jerry singing, "Louis Collins" and we were all in tears. It had been about a week and a half from the death to the GD Hour Broadcast. That song and version remain marked in my mind for all eternity. You gave a great small mini eulogy that I will never forget. The rest of the mix was pretty moving as well (Death from Shoreline, Attics from 74 rehersal) Anywho, thanks for all you have done, and all you do, with your talents and initatives, to make sure, the Music Never Stops. Cheers! JG “The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!” - unknown
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David, good to see you are one of the first posters here on this 'new' site. Hoping to see you at the Ledges this year, I always enjoy your sets (although I cringe when you rap about your politics, you should leave that offstage IMO). I'd love to see you as the official MC at the Ledges, course that would be a 4 day commitment! Thanks for all you do to keep the music alive, I hear you here in Baltimore on WTMD commercial free! Anyway c-ya at the Ledges. I love DSO but I'm coming for You, Cornmeal and Boombox!! LOL PEACE!!
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And thanks for the heads up!!!!Take care. Cheers! JG “The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”
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David, I love and appreciate all you do and have done for us over the years. If you recall, I came to your defense when some criticized you regarding the decision to remove the sdb's last year. I love your blog and your respect for and appreciation of the Dead's music and the entire scene. I look forward to and support with donations the GD Hour on Friday nights here in NYC on Fordham's radio station. However, I have one gripe. It is the Grateful Dead Hour, not the Ratdog Hour. I do not know if I am the only one who feels this way, but I want to hear predominately (I agree not exclusively, I enjoy the occassional other music you provide) Grateful Dead music. While I recognize Bobby is doing great things with Ratdog, I tune in for the Grateful Dead. If I want to hear Ratdog I can go see them. Thanks for listening and I miss Jerry.
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I appreciate your perspective, but of course yours is only one of many. The mission of this program from the beginning has been to explore "the wide musical world of the Grateful Dead." I think it's important to cover what's going on today as well as what's great in the archive. Ratdog is sounding great these days, and they are happy to have their music featured on the radio, so I'm going to keep playing their stuff. You're still getting plenty of unreleased archival Grateful Dead - we're about to get started on the complete 4/15/89, spread out over several weeks of course. Grateful Dead Hour blog: http://logblog.gdhour.com Station list: http://www.gdhour.com/stations.html
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DG said: You're still getting plenty of unreleased archival Grateful Dead - we're about to get started on the complete 4/15/89, spread out over several weeks of course. izzie feels loved. more Brent - yay!
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I had heard aboat Grateful Dead all youth,but I really did not payed them much attention.Why?I do not know,but now I think it is the coolest music ever!
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Inspirationally touching is how I would describe how it feels for me to listen to your show. I am still buying cassettes to record the Dead Hour onto (I only have a tape player in my car.) You always seem to play real gems that spark an attentive ear. I appreciate your wide range of "Grateful Dead related Music." I find myself repeatedly enjoying new music you introduced into my life. Thanks for all you time and energy. Interviews are also interesting, very whole for such a short show. I am grateful to listen from the Lou on KDHX 88.1 Saturdays at 10 pm Central. And then anytime I want, if I was home to record...............
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I saw my first show in Phoenix 3-5-94 (age 15), and was totally hooked- If that wasn't enough, I taped the next Dead hour which happened to be the Playin'>Uncle John's>Jam from Oakland 12-18-93... To this day one of the finest pieces of music I've ever heard, Dead or otherwise. I think I taped nearly every Dead hour for the next five years. I still have all those tapes.Thank you David, I can't even begin to describe how much your show meant to me! -Dan
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I was listening to the GDH on XM last night and I thought it was supposed to be show number 980 last night[week of 7/2]but it was 979[wasn't any Dead on last nights show which was disappointing]weird that XM's a week off.
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The beautiful new DeadNet today introduces a new weekly feature: podcasts from the Grateful Dead Hour archive. Analise Dubner created a beautiful image for the landing page. First up is program #793, the first of a four-part series featuring an interview with Steve Parish on the occasion of the publication of his memoir, Home Before Daylight. There will be a place for comments and requests - I'll be very happy to get input on which programs from GD Hour history you'd like to hear. You can search the GD Hour log archive here and/or here. GD Hour blog Station list
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I heard last night that XM won't be carrying the Grateful Dead Hour anymore......taking it away from XM was a boneheaded move imho. Whoever made the decision to move it needs to rethink that idiotic decision imho.
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Taking the GD Hour off XM was part of the deal Rhino made with Sirius. I had no say in the matter. I'm sorry to have abandoned you over there, but it appears the two satellite services will merge before too long and then we'll all be together in the stratosphere. GD Hour blog Station list
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Hello David, I can't thank you enough for all the deadication you've shown these past decades with the GD Hour and books and music ... I'm a fan!! So, what's up with the GD Hour podcast? Is it now a thing of the past after it barely got started? I was so happy that I could finally(?) give up all of the cassettes that have piled up over the years in place of these digital files. There are some pretty ugly things being written over on the taper's section ... And there has been no clear answer as to whether or not this is a policy change with the site or simply a technical glitch due to the new streaming software. Do you have any answers? Any light you can shed on this situation would be greatly appreciated. Either way, keep up the great work!
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I'm in New Jersey mixing a CD this week, and I found out about this change Monday morning, the same time everyone else did. I don't have a lot of information at the moment, and it's not my place to make a public statement about it in any case, but I can assure you it's a good deal more complicated than it might appear. I've been working with these people at Rhino and the new DeadNet for several months, and I believe they have great respect for the music and the community. It hurts me to read the violent and venomous posts I've seen from some people in these pages, although I can understand why folks are upset. I agree that it's a bummer the change was made abruptly and without explanation, but I trust that there is a reasonable explanation and we'll hear it soon. - DG GD Hour blog Station list
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I'm in New Jersey mixing a CD this week, and I found out about this change Monday morning, the same time everyone else did. I don't have a lot of information at the moment, and it's not my place to make a public statement about it in any case, but I can assure you it's a good deal more complicated than it might appear. I've been working with these people at Rhino and the new DeadNet for several months, and I believe they have great respect for the music and the community. It hurts me to read the violent and venomous posts I've seen from some people in these pages, although I can understand why folks are upset. I agree that it's a bummer the change was made abruptly and without explanation, but I trust that there is a reasonable explanation and we'll hear it soon. - DG GD Hour blog Station list
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~ David ... Keep it up and keep it spinning, Dave. You and I are quite aware that longevity, necessitates that patience becomes a second natured virtue. I'm glad I have all the wacky tunege one man needs on them 10 inchers that I can throw on the ol' 3340S there over my left shoulder when things get goofy in the ionosphere, or the new fangled fobs and knobs of today hit the rough patches in Glitch Road. And in closing: I know you don't need to hear this, but much appreciation for this... here. My hideout in the reeds of the all-encompassing pond of ether. ________________________________ Not another Silly Bunny . . .
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Thanks for your quick reply David ... I'm actually stunned by the sense of entitlement and all of the negativity ... the "All or Nothing" attitudes that have surfaced on the tapers section posts. It is interesting that some of the most venemous postings are from people stating that this goes against everything that this community stands for ... well, so do the assumptions, ultimatums and personal attacks that comprise these posts. It has been encouraging to also see some cooler heads prevail (such as yours). I guess it's natural to "assume" cause and effect, when a change w/no explanation occurs. ... I couldn't help but think of an old Twilight Zone episode ... life imitates art and vice versa! Oh My God!! I only have a closet full of GD CDs and Cassettes !!! ... I guess I'll continue to listen to 'em while I await another official release to purchase!!! Thanks again.
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From Tie Dyes to Ties and Back: A Denver Grateful Dead Party for KGNU's $1390 for 1390 campaign! Hi all, I'm a Denver Deadhead who wears a tie to work but still has tie dyes in my closet... I'm also a Board member on KGNU. We host the Grateful Dead hour each Saturday at 7:00 pm (hear us anywhere at www.kgnu.org, 88.5FM Boulder, 1390 AM Denver). Our recent expansion into Denver inspires this party! And by the way, we'll have a six-hour Dead special during our membership drive Saturday evening, October 20. So come to my party to meet local Deadheads, learn about KGNU and the Dead, enjoy some microbrews, finger foods and a special brew from Amsterdam. I'll even cut off your tie if you'd like. My whole family room will have rare Dead artwork on the walls. Bring your favorite noncommercial Dead concert recordings so we can put together a collection of 20 Dead CDs for anyone who pledges their support for the $1390 for 1390 campaign (that's $58/month over two years). Bring a towel for a dip in our 8-person hot tub after dusk. Thursday, October 25 56:30-8:30 pm in southwest Denver. Phone 303-895-5937 or email deadhead@kgnu.org to reserve your space and for directions. "If your cup is full, may it be again." --Jerry
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It's coming up here soon. What can we expect? Spill the beans, man (<;) C'mon! What special treats are in store with this momentous installment? Yes, it's just a big round number- but we love big round numbers! The first GDH w/ 4 digits.................... EVER! So...........................?
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I remember it when it was in SINGLE DIGITS....
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I'm still working on the plan for #1000. Program #999 will be a sampling of CD projects I've had the privilege of working on - GD and Garcia boxed sets, the Persuasions' GD album, etc. Program #1000 will include a wonderful interview with Mickey Hart, talking about the early days of GD music. Not sure what else yet. GD Hour blog Station list
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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. DEW http://wncw.org http://www.wncw.org/ListenLive.html Tune in, turn on, but don't drop out. Public radio needs you.
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Hey ! 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. Thanks! | I'm just a, well...porpoise. |
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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.
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Right now, Grateful Dead Hour, # 363.....Knockin' on Heaven's Door..........OAKLAND!!!! 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. peace,pk
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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?
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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!
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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. Pledge your support to KPFA by calling 510-848-5732 or 1-800-439-5732 or donate online at kpfa.org. You can sign up to volunteer in the phone room by calling 510-848-6767 x206. It’s fun! More info at http://cloudsurfing.gdhour.com/kpfa_gd-marathon_2-23-13
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Looking forward to a return posting soon of the Grateful Dead 4/3/90 concert segments. GD Hour #'s 762, 763, 764 & 765 ! A nice show at the old Omni in Atlanta, GA.; Always enjoy the wonderful magic you replay for us in the time capsules found here on the GD Hour, Mr. dgans !!
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Those are scheduled for August 7, 14, 21, and 28. Enjoy!