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MIDNIGHT DREAD began as a reggae radio show with its first regular airing on September 30th, 1979 on KTIM FM in San Rafael, California. It ran continuously from 1979 to 1985 on KTIM and then KQAK, 'The Quake' in San Francisco starting on March 4th, 1984. Here are the first set of playlists from the transition between KTIM & The Quake for March 25th thru January 8th, 1984:

Midnight Dread Program #218 aired March 25th, 1984 on KQAK:
(A)
Yellowman "Operation Radication"
Peter Tosh "Johnny B. Goode" 10"
Musical Youth "She's Trouble"
Black Uhuru "Bull In The Pen"
Sugar Minott "Slice Of The Cake"
Jimmy Cliff "Piece Of The Pie"
Michigan & Smiley "Sugar Daddy"
Gregory Isaacs "Dieting"
Yellowman "Gregory Free" 12"
Mutabaruka "Set De Prisoners Free"
Dub Poets Dub Band "Illusion"
Tomlin Ellis "Drop It"
Eek-A-Mouse "Safari"
Prince Buster "Judge Dread"
Bruce Ruffin "Bitterness Of Life"
The Pioneers "Long Shot Kick The Bucket"
Prince Fari "Survival"
(B)
Linton Kwesi Johnson "Reggae Fi Radni"
Toots Hibbert "Spiritual Healing" 12"
Gregory Isaacs "Night Nurse" 10"
Lacksley Castell "Doctor Love"
Yellowman "Sensimilla" 12"
Toots & The Maytals "Pressure Drop"
Toots & The Maytals "Pressure Drop" (alternate version)
The Selecter "Too Much Pressure"
Winston & George "Ease Up The Pressure"
Congo Ashanti Roy "Break Down The Pressure"
Eastwood & Saint "Nuclear Crisis"
Johnny Clarke "Nuclear Weapon"
Leroy Sibbles "Let Jah Music Ride"
Yellowman "Jah Jah Make Us For A Purpose/Reggae Sunsplash/Herbman Special" Live at '82 Sunsplash
Yellowman & Sister Nancy "Bloodstain"
(C)
Yellowman "Society Party"
Yellowman "Strong Me Strong"
Bim Sherman "Drifting Away"
Augustus Pablo "Skanking Dub"
The Itals "Don't Wake the Lion"


Midnight Dread Program #217 aired March 18th, 1984 on KQAK:
(A)
Pablo Moses "What Is It?"
Bob Marley & The Wailers "Midnight Version" & "Midnight Ravers" 7"s
Linton Kwesi Johnson "Want Fi Go Rave"
Blue Riddim "Nancy Reagan" 12"
Natural Beauty "Nice Up Dancee" 12"
Skatalites "Confucius"
Desmond Dekker "Rude Boy Train"
Eric Donaldson "Cherry Oh Baby"
UB40 "Cherry Oh Baby"
English Beat "Ranking Full Stop"
The Specials "A Message To Rudy"
The Bodysnatchers "Ruder Than You" 7"
The Paragons "Happy Go Lucky Girl"
Rico "Ramble Dub"
Phillip Levi "Mi God Mi King" 12"
(B)
Dr. Pablo & The Dub Syndicate "North Of The River Thames"
Yellowman & Africa Bambaata "Disco Reggae Dub" 12"
Gregory Isaacs "Addicted To You"
Blue Riddim "Dancing Time Again" (recorded at Channel One, unreleased)
interview with Howard Yukon of Blue Riddim
Blue Riddim "Feeling Soul" Live at '82 Sunsplash
Blue Riddim "Don't Look Any Further" (L.A. sessions, unreleased)
Black Uhuru "What Is Life"
Michigan & Smiley "What A Life"
Linton Kwesi Johnson "Making History"
The Gladiators "You Can Say That I'm Lying"
U Roy "Way Down South"
Steel Pulse "Rollerskates"
Tetrack "Trouble"
Ini Kamoze "Trouble Me, Trouble You"
Bunny Wailer "Trouble On The Road Again" 12"
(C)
Fathead & Yellowman "Bad Boy Skanking"
Wailing Souls "Bredda Gravilicious" 12"
Eek-A-Mouse "Triple Love"
The Congos "Where He Leads Me"
Aswad "Not Guilty" Live
Yellowman "Strong Me Strong"


Midnight Dread Program #216 aired March 11th, 1984 on KTIM:
(A)
Max Edwards "S.I.A. Version" & "S.I.A. (Syndicate In Action)" 7"
Black Uhuru "Somebody's Watching You"
Peter Tosh "Where You Gonna Run" 10"
The Itals "We Waan Justice"
Jimmy Cliff "Piece Of The Pie"
Mikey Dread "Israel Style" 12"
Derrick Harriot "Dub Whip" 12"
Chalice "Can't Dub" 12"
Sylford Walker "Chant Down Babylon"
Bob Marley & The Wailers "Chant Down Babylon"
Barbara Paige "Babylon Must Fall"
Burning Spear "New Civilization" 7"
Mutabaruka "De System Is A Fraud"
Twinkle Brothers "Robot" 12"
Dub Poets Dub Band "Blood Shout Dub"
Oliver Smith "Signs Of The Times"
Don Drummond "Thouroughfare"
(B)
Roy Shirley "Hold Them" 7"
Niney The Observer "Blood & Fire"
Pablo Moses "Ready Aim Fire"
Principal "Don't Shoot Me Boss" 7"
Bingy Bunny "Coca Cola Cowboy" 7"
Eek-A-Mouse "Gunshot A Cry"
Ras Kidus Roots Connection "Tribulation"
Breeze "Aid Travels With A Bomb"
Linton Kwesi Johnson "Di Eagle & Di Bear" 12"
Steel Pulse "Earth Crisis"
Laurel & Hardy "Look Out!"
Benjamin Zephania "War" 7"
Mighty Diamonds "Wicked A Fight" 12"
Fabulous Five "Ooh Wah" 12"
Augustus Pablo "Third Eye" 7"
Bunny Wailer "Rastaman Dub"
Mad Professor "Voice From The Wilderness"
(C)
Alan Blood "Heart Full Of Soul Dub"
Shorty The President "Rock It To The Rhythm" 7"
Captain Sinbad & Little John "Old Time Religion" 7"
Yellowman "Strong Me Strong" 12"
Blue Riddim "Restless Spirit"


THE FIRST PROGRAM ON THE QUAKE IN SAN FRANCISCO: Midnight Dread Program #215 aired March 4th, 1984 on KQAK The Quake:
(A)
Steel Pulse "Stepping Out" 12"
Ini Kamoze "Reggae General"
Linton Kwesi Johnson "Reggae Fi Radni"
Eek A Mouse "Assassinator"
Bob Marley & The Wailers "3 O'Clock Roadblock" (radio mix)
Bunny Wailer "I Shot The Sheriff"
Cultural Roots "Execute (Corruption)"
Dennis Bovell "Bah Be Lon"
Black Uhuru "Backbreaker (Wicked Act)"
Archie Pool "Wicked City"
Jimmy Cliff "Roots Radical" 12"
Mutabaruka "Set De Prisoners Free"/High Times Players "Death Row"
Eek A Mouse "Ganja Smuggling" live '82 Sunsplash
interview with Eek A Mouse
Eek A Mouse "Assassinator" 7" version
Eek A Mouse "Peeni Walli" 7"
(B)
Eek A Mouse "Caldecot Tunnel" improvisation
Eek A Mouse "Modeling Queen" 12"
Natural Beauty "Nice Up Dancee" 12"
Prince Buster "Texas Hold Up"
The Melodians "Sweet Sensation"
The Pioneers "Money Day" 7"
Bob Marley "Buffalo Soldier (King Sporty Version)" 7"
Prince Fari "Dreadlocks Soldier"
Black Uhuru "Anthem"
Pablo Moses "Subway Rider"
Twinkle Brothers "It Dreader" live '82 Sunsplash
The Gladiators "Streets Of Gold" live July 7th '83 Wolfgang's SF
Blue Riddim "Cuss Cuss"
Ringo "Working Class"
Ainsley Morris "No Stolen Goods" 7"
Barrington Levy "On The Telephone"
Frankie Paul "Worries In The Dance"
(C)
The Itals "Don't Wake The Lion" & "Version" 7"
Lee Perry "Woman's Dub"
Dub Syndicate "Hi Fi Get A Beating"
Steel Pulse "Earth Crisis"
The Uptones "Out To Sea"


THE LAST KTIM Midnight Dread, Program #214 aired February 26th, 1984 on KTIM, San Rafael:
(A)
Steel Pulse "Wild Goose Chase"
Bob Marley "Redemption Song" 12"
Black Uhuru "What Is Life"
Errol Dunkley & Dreadful Julio "Differentah" 12"
Big Youth "Train To Rhodesia"
Max Edwards "Rockers Arena" 12"
Aswad "Have This Dub" & "Give You My Love" 12"
Dennis Brown "Sitting & Watching" 12"
Pablo Moses "Revolutionary Step"
Linton Kwesi Johnson "Reality Poem"
Israel Vibration "Lift Up Your Conscience"
Cultural Roots "Execute"
Lincoln Thompson "Mechanical Devices"
Ini Kamoza "World A Music" 7"
Jah Woosh "Marijuana World Tour"
Kaya Dub "Dread A Riker's Island"
Richard Ace "Rock It Down" & "Version"
(B)
Bob Marley & The Wailers "Duppy Conqueror"
Lee Perry "Doctor Dick" 7"
Lee Perry "Bathroom Skank"
Upsetters "Hail To Power" 7"
King Burnett "I Man Free" 7"
Debra Keese "Traveling" 7"
Upsetters "Thanks We Get" 7"
Max Romeo "Fire Fe The Vatican" 7"
Yellowman "Society Party"
Josey Wales "Cure For The Fever"
Meditations "Stoning Me Away" & "Got Left"
Wailing Souls "We Got To Be Together"
Gladiators "Jah Works"
Cimarons "Jah No Dead"
Black Sheep "Gates"
Mutabaruka "Set De Prisoners Free"
Viceroys "Can't Stop Us Now" 12"
Eric Donaldson "Cherry Oh Baby" 12"
Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari "Sam's Intro"
(C)
Steel Pulse "Earth Crisis"
Desi Roots "Uptown Rebel"
Black Uhuru "Anthem"
Steel Pulse "Steppin' Out" (gone clear radio remix)
SO LONG SAN RAFAEL, SAN FRANCISCO HERE WE COME BWOY!


Midnight Dread Program #213 aired February 19th, 1984 on KTIM:
(A)
UB40 "Red Red Wine"
Melodians "Rock It With I" 12"
Itals "Love Affair"
Burning Spear "The Sun" 12"
Bunny Wailer "Rise & Shine"
Mighty Diamonds "Wicked A Fight" 12"
The Heptones "Crying Over You"
Junior Byles & I Roy "Fade Away" 12"
Musical Youth "Sixteen" 12"
Eek A Mouse "Assassinator" live at Sunsplash '82
Mikey Dread "Israel (Stylee) Style" 12"
UB40 "Keep On Moving"
Bob Marley "Waiting In Vain"& "Dub"
Prince Buster "Texas Hold Up"
Winston Groovy "Please Don't Make Me Cry" 12"
Wailing Souls "Everybodys Talking"
Dennis Alcapone "Midnight Version"
Pioneers "Money Day"
(B)
UB40 "Folitician" 12"
Glenville Bryan "Blood Shout"
Black Sheep "Pick It Up"
Don Carlos "Mr. Big Man" 12"
Twinkle Brothers "Babylon Falling" live at Sunsplash '82
The Jaytees "Bucktown Version" & "Bucktown Corner" 7"
Paragons "Happy Go Lucky Girl"
Judy Mowatt "You're My People" 7"
King Tubby & The Agrovators "A Miserable Version" 7"
Ini Kamoze "General"
Black Uhuru "Bull In The Pen"
Tetrack "Trouble"
Gregory Isaacs "Dieting"
Benie Man "Over The Sea" 12"
Ranking All Stars "Mammy Mammy" 12"
The Upsetter "Freak Out Skank" 7"
Stevie Wonder "Master Blaster Dub" 7"
(C)
Jah Buzz "Love In The Arena" 7"
Johnnie Osbourne "Oh Jah Help Me" 12"
Sly & Robbie "Triplet" 12"


Midnight Dread Program #212 aired February 12th, 1984 on KTIM:
(A)
Black Uhuru "Somebody's Watching You"
Musical Youth "She's Trouble" 12"
Jimmy Cliff "Roots Woman"
Rebel Rockers "Bubbling"
Babylon Warriors "Feeling Alright"
Barbara Paige "Babylon Must Fall"
Eek A Mouse "Intro/Ganja Smuggling" live at Sunsplash '82
U Roy "Chalice In The Palace"
Mad Professor "Voice In The Wilderness"
Wailing Souls "All Alone"
The Twinkle Brothers "The Dollar"
Barrington Levy "Now A Days"
Prince Jammy "Dance Dub"
Tetrack "Trouble"
Laurel & Hardy "Look Out"
Bunny Wailer live "Rock 'N Groove"
Frankie Paul "Worries In The Dance"
(B)
Pablo Moses "What Is It?"
Steel Pulse "Steppin' Out" 12"
Jimmy Cliff "Piece Of The Pie"
Leroy Sibbles "Let Jah Music Ride"
Itals "Love Affair"
Burning Spear "Travelling"
Aswad "Not Satisfied" live in UK
Musical Youth "Mash It The Youth Man Mash It"
Don Carlos "Music Crave"
Gregory Isaacs "Yes I Do"
Oliver Smith "Signs Of The Times"
Black Uhuru "Try It"
Ini Kamose "General"
Robert French "Bad Boy Possie"
Tony Moses "Make A Change"
Bob Marley & The Wailers "This Train"
(C)
Bob Marley & The Wailers "Jah Is Mighty"
Alton Ellis "I Can't Stand It" 12" (radio mix)
Winston Reedy "Borderline" 12"
Blue Riddim "Version" & "Higher & Higher" 7"


Midnight Dread Program #211 aired February 5th, 1984 on KTIM:
(A)
Steel Pulse "Steppin' Out" 12"
Bob Marley "Sun Is Shining"
Toots Hibbert "Spiritual Healing" 12"
Blue Riddim "Nancy Reagan" 12"
Black Uhuru "Back Breaker"
Papa Face & Bionic Rhona "To The Bump" 12"
Lacksley Castell "Tug-A-War Games" 12"
Eek A Mouse "Peeni Walli" 7"
Marcia Griffiths "Rock & Roll Reggae" 7"
Bunny Wailer "Peace Talks" 12"
Bob Marley "Waiting In Vain Dub" 7"
Sugar Minott "Devil Pickney" 12"
Freddie McGregor "Guantanamera" 12"
Peter Metro "Seven Hero" 12"
Joe Higgs "So It Go" 7"
Natural Beauty "Nice Up Dancee" 12"
Steel Pulse "Steppin' Out (extended)" 12"
(B)
Dallol "Reggae Boogie" 7"
Bob Marley "Roots Rock Reggae"
Musical Youth "Watcha Talkin' 'Bout"
Twinkle Brothers "It Dread All Over" live at Sunsplash '82
Black Uhuru "Anthem"
Ini Kamose "Hail Mi Idren"
Pablo Moses "Subway Riders"
BOB MARLEY'S MIDNIGHT BIRTHDAY (2/6/84) SALUTE:
Bob Marley "Midnight Ravers" & "Version" 7"
Bob Marley "Rat Race Part Two" 7"
Bob Marley "Rat Race"
Bob Marley "Talking Blues (alternate version)"
Bob Marley "Dubbin' In" 7"
Bob Marley "Rockin' Steady" 7"
Bob Marley & The Wailers "Jah Is Mighty"
Bob Marley "Rainbow Country" 12"
Bob Marley & The Wailers "Wisdom"
Bob Marley "Give Thanks & Praises"
Bob Marley & The Wailers "Turn Me Loose"
Bob Marley "Kaya"
(C)
Bob Marley "Want More", "Rastaman Vibration", Get Up Stand Up/War" live in Philadelphia March 23rd, 1976


Midnight Dread Program #210 aired January 29th, 1984 on KTIM:
(A)
Barbara Paige "Doin' The Night Right"
Bob Marley "Bad Card"
Bunny Wailer "Johnny Too Bad"
Peter Tosh "Johnny B. Goode"
Black Uhuru "Somebody's Watching You"
Matumbi "Brother Love (DJ Version)"
Chalice "I'm Trying" Alton Ellis & The Flames "Cry Tough"
Toots & The Maytals "Pressure Drop (alternate version)"
Madness "One Step Beyond"
Musical Youth "007"
UB40 "Keep On Moving"
Malachi Smith "I'm A Victim"
Mutabaruka "The System (Is A Fraud)"
Pablo Moses "Who?"
Black Crucial "Mr. Vincent" 7"
Gregory Isaacs "Night Nurse"
Natural Beauty "Nice Up Dancee" 12"
Leroy Sibbles "Rock & Come On"
(B)
Peter Metro "Seven Hero" 12"
Hugh Mundell "Hey Good Looking" 12"
Itals "We Waan Justice"
Jimmy Cliff "Piece Of The Pie"
Sugar Minott "Slice Of The Cake" 12"
UB40 "Folitician"
Wild Bunch "Mr. President Man" 12"
Augustus Pablo "Rockers Mood"
Bob Marley "Waiting In Vain Dub" 7"
Bunny Wailer "Soul Rebel"
Bob Marley "Coming In From the Cold"
Bob Marley "Real Situation"
Twinkle Brothers "There Is No Peace"
Bunny Wailer & Big Youth "Bide Up"
Meditations "Sit Down & Reason"
Bob Marley "Waiting in Dub" 7" again!
Breeze "Aid Travels With A Bomb"
Tetrack "Money Controls"
(C)
Black Uhuru "What Is Life"
Horace Andy "Ain't No Love" 12"
Horace Andy "Musical Episode" 12"
Mad Professor "Asylum"
Gregory Isaacs "Good Morning"


Midnight Dread Program #209 aired January 22nd, 1984 on KTIM:
(A)
Jimmy Cliff "A Piece Of The Pie"
Black Uhuru "Anthem"
Musical Youth "Yard Style"
Jr. Tucker "Some Guys Have All the Luck" 7"
Dhaima "Ina Jah Children" 7
Dallol "Children Of Africa" 7"
The Mighty Invaders "Tell Me Baby"
Barbara Paige "Babylon Must Fall"
Sylford Walker "Chant Down Babylon"
Bob Marley "Chant Down Babylon"
Gregory Isaacs "Star"
Itals "Make Merry"
Johnny Osbourne dub "Rise Up"
Soul Power & Sound "Story Time Dub" 7"
Oliver Smith "Signs Of The Times"
Wild Bunch "Mr. President Man" 12"
Pablo Moses "Subway Rider"
Leroy Sibbles "Let Jah Music Rise"
Wailing Souls "What Is The Meaning"
Augustus Pablo "Forever Love" & "Forever Dub" 7"
(B)
Frankie Paul "Worries In the Dance"
Carlene Davis "Ism Schism" 7"
Bunny Wailer "Togawar Game" 7"
Lacksley Castell "Tug-A-War Games" 12"
Tetrack "Trouble"
Wailing Soul "Trouble Maker"
Derrick Harriot & The Crystalites "Message From A Black Man"
U Roy & Delroy "Never Get Away"
Jah Stitch "Midnight Iwah"
Big Youth "Jim Squeechy" live at Sunsplash '82
Gil Scott-Heron "Shut Them Down" live at Sunsplash '83
Bunny Wailer "Armagidon" live at Youth Conciousness '82
Chalice "3 O'Clock Roadblock" live at Sunsplash '82
Aswad "Not Guilty" live '83 UK
Laurel & Hardy "Look Out"
(C)
I Word "Uplift Yourself"
Black Uhuru "Bull In The Pen"
Peter Metro& Zuzu "Calypso Calypso" 12"
Freddie McGregor "Guantanamera"
Big Youth "Hit The Road Jack" live at Sunsplash '82


Midnight Dread Program #208 aired January 15th, 1984 on KTIM:
(A)
Gregory Isaacs "Dieting"
Winston Reedy "Message To My Father"
The Beat "Spar Wid Me" 12"
Bob Marley "Ambush In The Night"
Bunny Wailer "Cease Fire" & "Version" 7"
Peter Tosh "Peace Treaty" 10"
Eddy Grant "Living On The Front Line" & "The Front Line Symphony"
Steel Pulse "Blues Dance Raid"
Pablo Moses "Rhythm Track"
Natural Beauty "Nice Up Dancee" 12"
Tony Tuff "Mary Ann" 12"
Black Uhuru "Botanical Roots"
Sister Breeze "To Plant"
Jimmy Cliff "Roots Woman"
Burning Spear "Old Boy Garvey"
Augustus Pablo "Rockers Mood"
(B)
Astley Bennet "Leggo The Wrong"
The Africans "Have A Grand Time" 7"
Don Carlos "Black History"
Armageddon "Natty Skank" 7"
Freddie McGregor "Guantanamera"
Paragons "Happy Go Lucky"
Musical Youth "She's Trouble"
Black Uhuru "Somebody's Watching You"
Wailing souls "Jah Jah Is Watching You"
The Twinkle Brothers "There Is No Peace"
Jacob Miller "Peace Treaty" live at One Love Peace Concert 4/22/78
Fat Man Riddim Lodge "Peace Tomorrow"
Fatman Riddim Section "Is It War"
Bob Marley "Lion Of Judah" live at One Love Concert 4/22/78
Meditations "Rastaman Prayer"
Bob Marley "We And Dem"
Joe Higgs "So It Go" 7"
Marcia Griffiths "It Hurts To Be Alone" 12"
Alton Ellis "Can I Change My Mind"
(C)
Yellowman "My Rosie" 12"
Barrington Levy "Teach Me Culture"
Eek A Mouse "Peeni Walli" 7"
Musical Youth "Mash It The Youth Man Mash It"


Midnight Dread Program #207 aired January 8th, 1984 on KTIM:
(A)
Bob Marley "Running Away"
Black Uhuru "Anthem"
Musical Youth "Sixteen"
Pablo Moses "Ready, Aim, Fire"
Mad Professor "Niyashanti"
Jimmy Cliff "Piece Of The Pie"
Mutabaruka "Set De Prisoners Free"
Gregory Isaacs "Gregory Free" 12"
Mighty Diamonds "The Way How You Walk"
Don Carlos "White Squall"
Lacksley Castell "Untrue Love"
Dallol "I Do Love You" 7"
Natural Beauty "Nice Up Dancee" 12"
Melody Makers "Rock it Baby" 7"
Bob Marley & The Wailers "Rocking Steady" & "Part 2" 7"
Jennifer Lara "Tell Me Where" 7"
Johnny Osbourne "Murderer" 7"
Horace Andy "Oh Lord Why Lord"
(B)
Jennifer Lara & Freddie McGregor "Too Long Will Be Too Late" 12"
Freddie McGregor "Guantanamera" 7"
Third World "Swing Low"
Bob Marley "So Much Things To Say"
Peter Metro "Seven Hero"
Johnny Osbourne "Trouble Maker"
Tetrack "Trouble"
Sugar Minott "Devil Pickney" 12"
Time Unlimited "Backfire" 7"
Junior Byles "Buro Boy"
Barrington Levy "Now A Days"
Prince Jammy "Throne Of Judgement"
Bunny Wailer "Toughest" live
Aswad "Love Fire" live
Musical Youth "Mash It The Youth Man Mash It"
Black Uhuru "Somebody's Watching You"
Navrie Nabbie "Mr. Bigness Man"
(C)
Laurel & Hardy "Video Trafficking"
Leroy Sibbles "Let Jah Music Ride"
Gladdy Anderson "Blacka Dub"
Gregory Isaacs "Star"
Prince Jammy "Rise Up"
Mad Professor "Java Gone Crazy"


soon forward, the KFOG Adventure Hour MD playlists, the 1985 KQAK playlists, and KTIM 1979-1983!


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