STL for STL

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Sat, 08/21/2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Grateful Dead shows from St. Louis and other 'stl' locales as we fundraise to replace the STL hardware which brings 'Sound to Listeners'

This month marks 20 years of 'Grateful Dead & Friends' on KBOO!  It's sort of hard to believe.  How long have you been listening?

As part of recognizing this milestone, the show's hosts are doing this special one-time fundraising 'Sound to Listeners' campaign to purchase a new Studio Transmitter Link (STL) for the station.  This essential piece of hardware sends the broadcast studio signal to our transmitter in the West Hills of Portland, which then sends it to you.  Without this piece of gear, no one but the DJ would ever hear KBOO.  Gear wears out and it's time for a new STL.  Here's our Chief Engineer giving some more details.

My approach today is to build upon the station's use of the S-T-L acronym, partly by featuring music from the city most closely associated with these three letters - St. Louis (STL is their airport code).  The Grateful Dead played there over 20 times between 1968 and 1982.  The years 1968-1973 had annual visits from the band with multi-night runs in 1971, 1972 and 1973.  I'll play selections from some St. Louis shows (wholly unconnected to this, though it is a fine idea).

To complement these selections, I'll include tunes from shows in other cities where 'stl' is part of the place name.  Got any guesses?

 

Help us buy the new Station Transmitter Link.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Episode Playlist

  • Time
    12:04
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Not Fade Away > Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad > Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)
    Album
    3/18/71 - Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-03-18.sbd.yerys.1663.sbeok.shnf
  • Time
    12:37
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Greatest Story Ever Told
    Album
    4/11/72 - Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, England
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-04-11.sbd.jackson.smith.94377.sbeok.flac16
  • Time
    12:42
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Tennessee Jed
    Album
    4/11/72
    Label
  • Time
    12:50
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Playing in the Band
    Album
    4/11/72
    Label
  • Time
    1:06
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Good Lovin'
    Album
    4/11/72
    Label
  • Time
    1:21
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance
    Album
    12/9/79 - Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd79-12-09.sbd.miller.27751.sbeok.flacf
  • Time
    1:40
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    St. Stephen > Iko Iko > Not Fade Away
    Album
    5/15/77 - St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, MO
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-05-15.mtx.sirmick.91911.sbeok.flac16

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