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1981 Reggae Wrap Up MD #105 with Roger Steffens December 27th-28th ’81 KTIM Part 1 Year’s Best II

Intensified! 2015 Ralph Gleason Award honoree Wendt winds up a year of mastering thanks to the Rex Foundation with this great program featuring guest Roger Steffens for Part II of their 3rd annual year’s end celebration. They pick & play… Continue Reading

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All Request Top 5s MD #103 Dec 13-14 ’81 Pt 1 KTIM Listener Postcards

Listen up to The Listeners’ Best! Here’s their individual picks for the Top Five Reggae Songs Of All Time plus the first inkling of the ranking of their collective All Time Top Fives as the Midnight Dread drive for Top… Continue Reading

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Wailing Souls on MD #102 December 6-7th, 1981 KTIM Kingdom Rise

Wailing Souls’ Pipe, Bread, Buddy, & Garth live Midnight Dread interview introduced & interspersed with top ranking heartfelt music 6 weeks after their world debut outside Jamaica at Berkeley Reggae Sunblast. The Souls determination & strategy breeds success. Listening outside… Continue Reading

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Joe Higgs on MD #101 November 29-30th 1981 KTIM Proverbs Extractions

Joe Higgs, the Father of Trenchtown Music, with his 2nd live on air interview this year on Midnight Dread along with his greatest music & reggae’s best. Another listener Top 5 Reggae Songs of All Time playlist airs. “This program… Continue Reading

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Leroy Sibbles on MD #100 Nov 22-23 1981 KTIM ReggaeNomics, Sunblast tapes

Live tapes of Wailers, Marcia, Judy, Light of Love at Berkeley Reggae Sunblast the month before. Heptones’ Leroy Sibbles music & live interview. At Midnight ReggaeNomics Meets NaiveConNomics at the Roots of Reason. Big Youth explains. Program #100 delivers the… Continue Reading

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Listener’s Top Fives MD #96 Nov 8-9 1981 KTIM Postcards

San Quentin Prison’s only a couple of miles from KTIM. One of its inmates sent in a list that gets played in this audience picked All-Time Best Five Reggae Songs special radio show where great listener selections break down the… Continue Reading

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Halloween Uprising Midnight Dread #95 Nov 1-2 1981 KTIM Duppy Conquer

1st in series of Night of the Living Dread Halloween reggae radio specials mixed live by Doug Wendt with duppies, vampires, Babylonian monstrosities, & mind parasites under counter attack. Dub & word undermine the curse. Spirits rise. Souls settle. For… Continue Reading

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Berkeley Sunblast Wrap MD #94 Pt 1 Oct 25-26 1981 KTIM 1st Major US Reggae Fest pix premiere & radio recreation!

The day after North America’s 1st reggae festival Midnight Dread celebrates its success by highlighting the show’s amazing line-up: The Wailers with Judy Mowatt & Marcia Griffiths + The Light Of Love, Joe Higgs & Unity, Wailing Souls, Hugh Mundell,… Continue Reading

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Berkeley Reggae Sunblast Preview MD #93 Pt 1 Oct 18-19 1981 KTIM I-Threes Salute

Fall 1981. 5 months Bob Marley gone. John Lennon murdered 10 months before. Retro Reagan, Thatcher, Seaga… run things. In Bob’s enormous wake reggae is shining, a fire in the sky. Big future so w’gwan? Where’s Rita Marley? One Draw… Continue Reading

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Do Good MD #92 October 11-12th, 1981 KTIM Freddie McGregor interview+

Bandulo mind tricks time. AnWar assassinated. Music like Armagideon coming thru. Freddie McGregor interview + at ’81 Sunsplash JA. Joe Higgs in L.A. Do something! Do good due & overdue. World’s best music time machined on this Cultural Reservation. Visual… Continue Reading