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Good ol' Grateful Dead

Every Saturday 12:00pm to 2:00pm.
Host by week of the month:

1 - Matt (Rolling Thunder Review

2 - Sun 

3 - Andrew (Unbroken Chain

4 - Phil G. (Forests of Fennario)  

5 -  Dr. Jane

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A Jerry Sandwich

Airs at: Sat, 04/17/2021 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  Today's show is all about Jerry.  Prepared and served wo different ways.  You'll hear significant portions from the two most rare Jerry Garcia performances away from The Grateful Dead, as well as some extra sweet tunes from the Legion of Mary. Read more

Grateful Dead & Friends Spring Drive Edition

Airs at: Sat, 04/10/2021 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Hi Folks- Great show lined up for you today. However, first a little PSA. You may not know, but I am Korean-American. I parents moved to the United States in the early 1970s and I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. I moved to Portland in '02 to get away from racism, not k... Read more

2021 Grateful Dead Marathon - Part 3

Airs at: Sat, 04/03/2021 at 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Then a smidge after 4:30 pm, Phil G will close out the show, using a working concept of “Rainbows End Down That Highway, Where Ocean Breezes Blow.”  Anticipate songs about colors, traveling, weather, and the sea from the Grateful Dead and friends. Click here for Part One -... Read more

2021 Grateful Dead Marathon - Part Two

Airs at: Sat, 04/03/2021 at 2:30pm - 4:30pm
About two bits after 2 pm, Andrew is kicking off a new many-part special called 'Long Time Gone.'  It will feature the songs with the longest gaps between performances and you'll hear the bookends of that gap.  He's been culling through three different song lists, creating ... Read more

Spring 2021 Grateful Dead Marathon - Part One

Airs at: Sat, 04/03/2021 at 12:00pm - 2:30pm
  Our original idea didn't quite pan out (tune in next year), so instead we've got several ideas to present to you.   Launching our marathon at Noon, Sun plans to honor both the upcoming 'National Jazz Appreciation Month' and 'National Month of Hope,' by playing some jaz... Read more

That's Right! The Women Are.... Playin' in The Band

Airs at: Sat, 03/27/2021 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Hey now, Phil G here. It’s Womens History Month and we’ll be taking a journey to that part of the Forests of Fennario. Please join me on Saturday, March 27 from Noon to 2pm as we talk with Brown Eyed Women, the first all-woman Grateful Dead Tribute Band. We’ll be spending t... Read more

The Abecedarian Grateful Dead - Part 2

Airs at: Sat, 03/20/2021 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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  Last August, I launched this special to combine two of my passions:  Grateful Dead music and literacy (I'm a teacher).  I'm moving through the alphabet (twice), playing a round of originals and then covers whose name begins with each letter.  Today we round out the first... Read more

Grateful Dead and Friends on 03/06/21

Airs at: Sat, 03/06/2021 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm

It's an Obsession But it's Pleasin'

Airs at: Sat, 02/27/2021 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Hey now, Phil G here. The Wall of Sound, early and full versions, both debuted in February (early rev 1973 and full 1974). It was a revolution in concert audio. Now, in 2021, Anthony Coscia, in Connecticut, is building a 1/6 scale version. This week, we’ll be talking to Ant... Read more

Capitol Theater - February 1971

Airs at: Sat, 02/20/2021 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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  These weren't the first shows of the year, but they were certainly the most significant ones (to that point anyway).  They were make-up shows, Mickey Hart left the band after the first night, the band debuted seven new songs AND each night was a scientific experiment to ... Read more