Midnight Dread aired on KTIM from 1979-1984

For the first time anywhere here's the opening eighty minutes of the debut program which
began broadcasting on September 30th, 1979 just a tad before midnight. Hear the very
first opening audio collage, three new singles from Bob Marley, plus The I-Threes,
Sheena Spirit, Peter Tosh's public service spot for NORML, an unreleased Soul
Syndicate instrumental, the initial Dread Beat Report and much much more

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 reggae radio DJ Jamaican Tony (Moses) Wright joined Cody & Doug for some of the early shows.
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"

Vidal Angel's original MD art

Black Echoes, August 1st, 1981

KTIM logo, early '80s

original KTIM bumper sticker, early '80s

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original 1980 hand-made bumper sticker by Crucial Riddims