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I've been involved in radio broadcasting in the Boston area for 32 years, mostly on noncommercial and public radio stations. I'm in my 31st year as a host of the "Lost & Found" 1960s/'70s music show, which airs weekdays 12 noon - 2 PM ET on WMBR 88.1 FM from M.I.T. in Cambridge, MA.

I currently host every Tuesday, and I recreate late 1960s/early 1970s progressive FM "underground" radio including album rock, psychedelia, folk-rock, country-rock, blues and more, often including some vintage Dead and related music.

WMBR 88.1 FM can be heard on-air in greater Boston, northeastern MA, and parts of southern NH. WMBR signal coverage map - WMBR live web stream options

Past show playlists are available on our "Lost & Found" show blog, requests for my Tuesday editions of "Lost & Found" are welcome anytime through my blog profile page. Streaming audio archives of the past two weeks "Lost & Found" shows are here.

"Eli Polonsky interviewed me on his show, playing old and new recorded examples. Some of the better time I’d ever had on the air!" - Former Grateful Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten, 4/30/01.

Audio clips:
Grateful Dead & family WMBR station breaks
Click links below to listen! Low bandwidth .mp3.

Phil Lesh & Eli Polonsky Organ Donation PSA
Bob Weir Station ID
Bill Kreutzmann Station ID
Mickey Hart Station ID
Donna Jean Godchaux-McKay Station ID
Tom Constanten Station ID
Vince Welnick Station ID (((( R.I.P. Vince ))))
Merl Saunders Station ID (((( R.I.P. Merl ))))
Robert Hunter Station ID
Wavy Gravy Station ID

I also work as a part-time announcer and on-air engineer at WBUR 90.9 FM, Boston's NPR News Station.

40 YEARS OF DEAD (& MEMBERS) CONCERTS ATTENDED!
* means that I have the show and can burn it for trades (my time permitting).

The Grateful Dead:
04/02/73 Boston Garden (with NRPS) *
07/27/73 "Sound Check", Watkins Glen, NY *
07/28/73 "Summer Jam", Watkins Glen, NY *
11/30/73 Boston Music Hall (Dick's Picks 14)
12/01/73 Boston Music Hall *
06/28/74 Boston Garden (Dick's Picks 12)
06/12/76 Boston Music Hall (Road Trips V.4 #5)
05/07/77 Boston Garden *
05/14/78 Providence Civic Center *
11/13/78 Boston Music Hall
11/14/78 Boston Music Hall
01/18/79 Providence Civic Center
05/12/79 Alumni Stadium, U. Mass Amherst *
10/27/79 Cape Cod Coliseum, So. Yarmouth, MA *
11/04/79 Providence Civic Center
05/12/80 Boston Garden *
09/04/80 Providence Civic Center
09/06/80 State Fairgrounds, Lewiston, ME *
03/12/81 Boston Garden
05/13/81 Providence Civic Center
04/15/82 Providence Civic Center *
04/17/82 Hartford Civic Center
04/18/82 Hartford Civic Center
09/18/82 Boston Garden
04/20/83 Providence Civic Center
06/18/83 SPAC, Saratoga NY *
10/20/83 Centrum, Worcester, MA
10/21/83 Centrum, Worcester, MA
06/24/84 SPAC, Saratoga NY
10/08/84 Centrum, Worcester MA
10/09/84 Centrum, Worcester MA
04/02/87 Centrum, Worcester, MA *
09/09/87 Providence Civic Center *
04/09/88 Centrum, Worcester MA
07/02/88 Plains Speedway, Oxford, ME *
07/02/89 Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, MA
03/19/90 Hartford Civic Center
09/25/91 Boston Garden (Dick's Picks 17)
03/27/93 Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY
03/28/93 Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY
03/29/93 Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY
09/24/93 Boston Garden
09/25/93 Boston Garden
09/26/93 Boston Garden
09/28/93 Boston Garden
09/29/93 Boston Garden
09/30/93 Boston Garden
07/13/94 Highgate, VT (w/Yussou N'Dour)
09/27/94 Boston Garden
09/28/94 Boston Garden
09/29/94 Boston Garden *
10/01/94 Boston Garden *
10/02/94 Boston Garden
10/03/94 Boston Garden *
06/15/95 Highgate, VT (w/Bob Dylan opening)

"The Other Ones":
09/15/00 Fleet Center, Boston (w/Ziggy Marley)
11/18/02 Fleet Center, Boston (w/R. Hunter)
11/19/02 Fleet Center, Boston (w/R. Hunter) *

"The Dead":
06/15/03 Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN *
06/21/03 The Meadows, Hartford, CT (w/S. Winwood)
06/22/03 Tweeter Ctr., Mansfield, MA (w/S. Winwood)
08/10/03 "Joan's" Beach Amp., Wantagh, NY *
06/12/04 Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN
07/31/04 Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA
08/01/04 SPAC, Saratoga, NY
08/03/04 The Meadows, Hartford, CT
04/18/09 DCU Center, Worcester, MA
04/19/09 DCU Center, Worcester, MA
04/26/09 XL Center, Hartford, CT

"Furthur":
02/18/10 Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH
06/30/10 LeLacheur Park, Lowell, MA
07/30/10 Gathering Of The Vibes, Bridgeport, CT
11/19/10 DCU Center, Worcester, MA
03/04/11 Orpheum, Boston
03/05/11 Orpheum, Boston
07/21/11 Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
07/22/11 Gathering Of The Vibes, Bridgeport, CT
04/05/12 Wang Theatre, Boston
04/06/12 Wang Theatre, Boston
07/05/12 McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket, RI
07/17/13 BoA Pavilion, Boston
07/18/13 BoA Pavilion, Boston

Individual Grateful Dead members shows attended:

Jerry Garcia:
06/05/73 Old & In The Way, Orpheum, Boston
12/02/77 JGB, Orpheum, Boston
03/14/78 JGB, Music Hall, Boston (w/R. Hunter)
02/15/80 JGB, Orpheum, Boston * (w/Rachel Sweet)
07/25/80 JGB, Orpheum, Boston (w/Dr. John)
02/07/81 JGB, Orpheum, Bos. (w/Jonathan Edwards)
11/13/81 JGB, Orpheum, Boston (w/Peter Rowan)
06/28/82 Garcia & Kahn, Opera House, Boston
11/14/82 JGB, Shapiro Gym, Brandeis, Waltham, MA
12/03/83 JGB, Orpheum, Boston (w/Rick Danko)
11/13/91 JGB, Centrum, Worcester, MA
11/11/93 JGB, Providence Civic Center
11/15/93 JGB, Centrum, Worcester, MA

Phil Lesh & Friends:
11/06/99 State U., State College, PA (w/Bob Dylan)
11/13/99 Continental Ar., E. Rutherford, NJ (w/Dylan)
11/14/99 Centrum, Worcester, MA (w/Bob Dylan)
04/08/00 Orpheum, Boston
04/09/00 Orpheum, Boston
04/10/00 Orpheum, Boston
04/11/00 Orpheum, Boston
07/22/00 Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA (w/Dylan)
10/01/00 Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, VT
10/04/00 Orpheum, Boston
10/05/00 Orpheum, Boston
10/06/00 Orpheum, Boston
10/07/00 Orpheum, Boston
04/30/01 Roseland Ballroom, New York City, NY *
07/20/01 Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA (w/Ratdog)
07/21/01 The Meadows, Hartford, CT (w/Ratdog)
11/23/01 Orpheum, Boston
07/05/02 Gathering Of The Vibes, Mariaville, NY *
07/06/02 Gathering Of The Vibes, Mariaville, NY *
07/13/02 Tweeter Ctr., Mansfield, MA (w/Hunter, Hart)
09/01/02 Red Rocks, Morrison, CO (w/Willie Nelson) *
11/23/03 Orpheum, Boston
11/24/03 Orpheum, Boston
11/25/03 Orpheum, Boston
12/01/05 Agganis Arena, Boston University
02/22/06 Lupo's At The Strand, Providence, RI
10/09/07 Orpheum, Boston
06/21/08 BoA Pavilion, Boston (w/Levon Helm)
08/02/08 Gathering Of The Vibes, Bridgeport, CT
07/20/12 Gathering Of The Vibes, Bridgeport, CT
07/26/13 Gathering Of The Vibes, Bridgeport, CT
07/27/13 Gathering Of The Vibes, Bridgeport, CT

Bob Weir (pre-Ratdog):
03/05/78 Bob Weir Band, Paradise Club, Boston
11/04/80 Bobby & The Midnights, Orpheum, Boston
01/29/82 Bobby & The Midnights, Orpheum, Boston
08/02/92 Weir/Wasserman Great Woods, Mansfield MA

Bob Weir & Ratdog:
11/23/98 Orpheum, Boston (w/Alana Davis)
11/10/99 Palladium, Worc., MA (w/Jiggle The Handle)
11/22/99 Performing Arts Ctr., Prov., RI (w/Beth Hart)
06/24/00 Gathering Of The Vibes, Bridgeport, CT
11/15/00 Lupo's, Providence, RI (w/The Persuasions)
11/25/00 Palladium, Worcester, MA (canceled by fire)
07/20/01 Tweeter Ctr, Mansfield, MA (w/Phil & Frnds)
07/21/01 Meadows, Hartford, CT (w/Phil & Friends)
03/07/02 Orpheum, Boston
10/11/02 Orpheum, Boston
10/18/03 Orpheum, Boston *
04/02/04 The Palladium, Worcester, MA
04/03/04 Waterville Resort, Waterville, NH (w/AOD)
04/23/05 Orpheum, Boston (w/Assembly Of Dust)
08/12/05 Gathering Of The Vibes, Mariaville, NY *
11/12/05 The Palladium, Worcester, MA
04/01/06 Orpheum, Boston
08/19/06 Gathering Of The Vibes, Mariaville, NY
11/10/06 Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, MA
03/12/07 Capitol Center, Concord, NH
03/13/07 Orpheum, Boston
07/10/07 BoA Pavilion, Boston (w/Keller Williams)
08/11/07 Gathering Of The Vibes, Bridgeport, CT
08/12/07 Boarding House Park, Lowell, MA
05/31/08 Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH
11/08/08 Orpheum, Boston
07/25/09 Gathering Of The Vibes, Bridgeport, CT
02/24/14 House of Blues, Boston, MA
02/25/14 House of Blues, Boston, MA

Bob Weir (solo or w/other groups):
07/20/12 "Weir, Hornsby, Marsalis",
Gathering Of The Vibes, Bridgeport, CT

The Rhythm Devils (Kreutzmann & Hart):
08/19/06 Gathering Of The Vibes, Mariaville, NY
07/31/10 Gathering Of The Vibes, Bridgeport, CT
09/04/10 Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH
07/24/11 Gathering Of The Vibes, Bridgeport, CT

Mickey Hart:
12/01/91 Planet Drum, Berklee Perf. Center, Boston
10/24/98 Planet Drum, Avalon, Boston MA
05/12/00 MHB, Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH
07/13/02 Bembe Orisha, Tweeter Ctr., Mansfield, MA
08/10/07 MHB, Gathering Of The Vibes, Bridgeport, CT
07/18/12 MHB, Blue Ocean Music Hall, Salisbury, MA

Billy Kreutzmann:
10/01/86 "Go Ahead", The Channel, Boston
06/05/08 "B.K.3", The Roxy, Boston
08/02/08 "B.K.3", Gathering Of The Vibes, Bridgeport, CT
07/20/12 "7 Walkers", Gathering Of The Vibes, Bridgeport, CT

Donna Jean Godchaux-McKay
Donna Jean Godchaux Band:

08/12/05 Gathering Of The Vibes, Mariaville, NY
08/13/05 Gathering Of The Vibes, Mariaville, NY
08/19/06 Gathering Of The Vibes, Mariaville, NY
08/20/06 Gathering Of The Vibes, Mariaville, NY
08/11/07 Gathering Of The Vibes, Bridgeport, CT
08/02/08 Gathering Of The Vibes, Bridgeport, CT
07/25/09 Gathering Of The Vibes, Bridgeport, CT
01/28/12 Mill St., Southbridge, MA (w/Walt B., T.C.)

Tom Constanten:
11/10/90 Som. Theater, Somerville, MA (w/Hunter)
04/23/91 The Channel, Boston (w/Saunders, Creach)
06/02/92 Old Vienna Kaffeehaus, Westborough, MA
08/29/92 Loon Mountain Music Festival, Lincoln, NH
10/07/93 Old Vienna Kaffeehaus, Westborough, MA
06/08/95 Harper's, Allston, MA (Jiggle The Handle)
08/07/99 Gathering On The Mountain, Poconos, PA
08/08/99 Gathering On The Mountain, Poconos, PA
05/13/00 Palladium, Worc., MA (w/Merl Saunders)
08/05/00 Gathering On The Mountain, Poconos, PA
08/06/00 Gathering On The Mountain, Poconos, PA
04/12/01 Partner's Pub, Fitchburg, MA (w/The Knot)
04/19/01 Linwood Grille, Boston (w/Eddy's Shoe)
06/22/02 P.A.C.C., Gardner, MA (w/The Knot)
08/13/05 Gathering Of The Vibes, Mariaville, NY
10/15/05 Berklee Perf. Ctr., Bos. (w/Jeff. Starship)
07/01/07 Summer Of Love 40th, Northampton, MA
08/16/09 Heroes Of Woodstock, Tsongas Ar., Lowell, MA
01/28/12 Mill St., Southbridge, MA (w/Walt B., DJG)

Brent Mydland:
03/05/78 w/Bob Weir Band, Paradise, Boston
11/04/80 w/Bobby & The Midnights, Orpheum, Boston
01/29/82 w/Bobby & The Midnights, Orpheum, Boston
10/01/86 "Go Ahead", The Channel, Boston

Vince Welnick, Missing Man Formation:
10/22/98 MMF, Harper's Ferry, Allston, MA
08/08/99 MMF, Gathering On The Mountain, PA
05/12/00 w/MHB, Casino, Hampton Beach, NH
05/29/03 w/Gent Treadly, Anastasia René,
House Of Blues, Cambridge, MA

Robert Hunter:
03/14/78 Music Hall, Boston (w/JGB)
05/06/81 Jonathan Swift's, Cambridge, MA
05/12/82 Jonathan Swift's, Cambridge, MA
08/08/84 Jonathan Swift's, Cambridge, MA
10/01/86 The Channel, Boston (w/"Go Ahead")
11/10/90 Somerville Theater, Somerville MA (w/T.C.)
11/16/93 Middle East Club, Cambridge MA
11/14/98 The Roxy, Boston
05/08/02 Somerville Theater, Somerville MA
07/13/02 Tweeter Ctr, Mansfield MA (w/Phil & Friends)
11/18/02 Fleet Center, Boston (w/The Other Ones)
11/19/02 Fleet Center, Boston (w/The Other Ones)
03/16/03 Somerville Theater, Somerville MA
10/07/13 The Wilbur Theater, Boston

History

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