Big Youth live on The Reggae Explosion
KTIM San Rafael CA November 15th, 1975

For the first time archived anywhere here is an historic reggae radio program as broadcast
on KTIM, 'the last freeform station' airing on both AM & FM in the San Francisco Bay
Area based in San Rafael, California from 3-4pm on the afternoon of Saturday
Nov. 15th 1975. It features reggae phenomenon Big Youth bringing his music
& its message to the 'Natty Noise' in Northern California for the first time.

"Natty Dread She Want"
"Every Nigger Is A Star" with The I-Threes
"Screaming Target"
"Natty Universal Dread"
"Train To Rhodesia"
"Pappa Was A Rolling Stone"

From 1974-1977 "The Reggae Explosion", a groundbreaking USA commercial radio reggae program
aired on KTIM AM/FM in San Rafael, California. It was hosted by KTIM DJ Cody Ryan & Doug Wendt.
Pioneering USA reggae radio DJ Tony (Moses) Wright from KPOO, KDIA & KPFA sometimes joined them.
When 'Dread Eye' Cody became Program Director at KTIM in 1979 he offered Doug his own two hour reggae
intensified presentation which first aired Sundays live at 12am. So that's why Cody named it "Midnight Dread"

Midnight Dread's post with more info about this on the Midnight Raver blog

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