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MIDNIGHT DREAD REGGAE RADIO SHOW #5 feat. RoJah Steffens

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OF YOU REGGAE FANS AND DUBHEADS!
“Tonight Northern California is again experiencing very heavy rains & storms just like another Sunday night on December 23rd, 1979 when Roger Steffens & myself sloshed our ways to the studios of KTIM-FM to do our first Midnight Dread radio program together. KTIM, known as the North Bay Noise, was located in downtown San Rafael California, twenty minutes north of San Francisco inside Marin County’s only newspaper’s Independent Journal building. The 1980s were just a few days away.
KTIM was one of the last fairly free-form commercial rock radio stations to survive the original ‘me-decade’, the 1970’s.  Roger & I couldn’t have imagined that within a year John Lennon would be dead & Bob Marley would be fighting for his life while Thatcher & Reagan ushered in a truly despicable decade of even more ‘me-ism’ & greed gone berserk. Roger had just started a regular reggae radio show in L.A. with Hank Holmes & speaks glowingly of Judy Mowatt having just interviewed her & Rita Marley while riding along on the Bob Marley tour in Southern California earlier in the month.
Listen to some terrific music, admirable for its timelessness & urgency, its thoughtfulness & endurance despite urgent problems that fester more than get better. Tape cassette is I & I time machine, holdin’ hope alive & dread.”
-Doug Wendt for Midnight Raver, December 23rd, 1012
Broadcast regularly from San Francisco’s KUSF & KFOG into the 1990s, Midnight Dread now airs new shows daily:
http://worldOneradio.org/ 12am Pacific Time
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Doug Wendt’s live band: http://www.ghosttownsound.com
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