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Year End Wrap Up MD #156 with Roger Steffens Dec 19 1982 KTIM Part 1 by Midnight Dread on Mixcloud

Top 10 Singles Midnight Dread #154 Dec 5 1982 KTIM Pt 1 by Midnight Dread on Mixcloud

Give Thanksing Midnight Dread #153 Nov 28th 1982 KTIM Part 1 by Midnight Dread on Mixcloud

Fresh 2018 programs:

'18 Reggae MD Remedy - Midnight Dread May 7th 2018 by Midnight Dread on Mixcloud

2018 Reggae MD Remedy
Livicated to Wally Wendt

Midnight Dread May 7th, 2018

2018 Reggae MD Chicken Soup
Midnight Dread April 11th, 2018

2018 Reggae MD EKG
Midnight Dread March 31st, 2018

plus this crucial classic from 1981:

'81 Reggae Wrap Up MD #105 with Roger Steffens Dec 27-28 1981 KTIM Pt 1 by Midnight Dread on Mixcloud

Years Ahead

the very first program!

the first Midnight Dread programs with Doug
as aired from September 1979 - December 1981

Doug's recent blog on a Years Ahead Midnight Dread

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*Big Youth on The Reggae Explosion KTIM 1975*
*Lion Zion on soul power KDIA in 1977*
*Meta Mix at Reggae On River 2002*
*Bob Marley's Suns Are Shining*

Doug's blog on his first time seeing Bob Marley & The Wailers, San Francisco 1973.
Doug's most unforgettable character blog on Moe Armstrong & Bay Area history with Joe Strummer & more.
Doug's archived page for Midnight Dread on Midnight Raver on the hottest reggae site.

September 11th, 2012 introduction to Midnight Dread's Rare Interview With Peter Tosh San Francisco, 1983
Midnight Raver & Midnight Dread's joined forces also posted Doug's Puma Jones Black Uhuru interview,
MD Archive's Bob Marley 'Rastaman Rocks Penn Hall' 1979 Philadelphia review and photos,
Wendt's Pulse! magazine article & interviews with Linton Kwesi Johnson & Dennis Bovell,
"Tosh loved the truth so much he had to sue his record label & wait 4 years for the release of his last lp"
Wendt's November 1987 Pulse! column Review of Peter's No Nuclear War cd via Midnight Raver

Vintage Midnight Dread press clippings
May 1st, 2012 recent series Premier Program

World Beat Is The Answer

Dancers at Doug's video party, front page San Francisco Examiner

Kennel Club fave & tv coverage:

Several rcent shows curated by Doug now on our World Beat radio page

Psyche Your Delic with sounds of the DEEP SIXTIES in
Doug's recent Man Of Constant Sorrow style radio show

Completed: The legendary Midnight Dread playlists from
the 1984 broadcasts on KTIM & San Francisco's KQAK, The Quake.
Ongoing: amazing Adventure Hour KFOG programs' playlists & digitizing
of Midnight Dread shows aired in San Francisco from 1979-1990
A complete listing of all the KTIM playlists from 1979-1983
The KQAK playlists from 1985

The complete 1984 digitized Quake Radio Programs are out now including
Tony Moses & Doug's December 3rd Co-birthday Celebration

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REGGAE AROUND THE WORLD 10th Anniversary Edition (all on Putumayo) with liner notes by yours dreadly.

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Mikey Dread cut his distinctive Midnight Dread stingers for me at KTIM in March of 1980
while on tour with The Clash. I still use them all the time. He did them improv stylee as
an afterthought following an interview that I did with him live right after a Clash concert
where he appeared, when Midnight Dread was in its first year, Sunday nights 'round
midnight. We were on our way down the hall leaving the station's building in San Rafael
when I asked him if he'd do a few custom jingles for my show and he immediately made
a u-turn back to the studio, sat down, and did three killer Midnight Dread themed toasts
over his Roots & Culture dubplate then improvised several minutes of amazing dread bits
for my radio show, no prompting, no-prep, non-stop, off the top of his dreads. Being a radio
selector himself he knew exactly what was needed. He made my show sound authentic.
It was crucial and done out of love for spreading the music and I'll never be able to express
the deepness of my gratitude. Thank goodness we had a great time backstage at the first
Dreadstock show a couple years ago in Vallejo, CA and I got to tell him again personally
how I I-preciated his crucial contribution to my show's success and development. The tracks
he did that night are a treasure trove and Mikey a giant in conscious roots reggae music.
His entire prolific output is the essence of all-killer no-filler. Mikey passed away way too soon.
Zion destination Drrrreeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaddddddd!!!!!!!
Love up Mikey,

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Midnight Raver blog

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