Reggae MD Gatekeeper radiogram from Midnight Dread

Pointing out signposts and travel conditions to help pass through The Gate ‘pon life’s road: The actual words of Marcus Garvey fire up the massive along with the debut of Bob’s new live album and my track “American Ghost Town”… Continue Reading


Reality Strikes Midnight Dread Hypocrites & Harmonies KTIM February 15-16th, 1981

Toots and The Maytals kick this killer radio program into gear with their own “Get Up Stand Up” composition. Bunny sings “Crucial”. Bob echoes “Dubbin’ In”. Lloyd Charmers provides “Sweet Harmony”. Mikey Dread sparks The Clash “One More Time”. To… Continue Reading


Jah Send Raining Rockers, Midnight Dread #57 takes shelter February 8th-9th 1981 KTIM FM San Francisco Bay Area Radio

Storm clouds are over my head It’s going to rain, rain Storm clouds are over my head Rains gonna fall again Storm clouds storm cloud Politicians fighting for power Storm clouds storm cloud Demolition bomb in the city While we… Continue Reading


Midnight Dread Pops Design Not Style January 4th-5th, 1981 KTIM Love Warmer Than A Chocolate Fudge

Midnight Ravers at midnight with Ras Michael live has a certain ring to it for the New Year. It’s the best of the rest of 1980 plus new 1981 releases from Hugh Mundell, Augustus Pablo and others. Special request and… Continue Reading


‘Radio Freelancer’ Mikey Dread+ debuts in Midnight Dread #47 Nov. 30th-Dec. 1st 1980

Wonder coming to town! Where’s Bob? Masterblaster staying alive. The Cimarons march down Ken Boothe’s “Freedom Street”. Sly Dunbar plays “Mr. Music” and the thundering herd gets spooked sparking a runaway riddim flight complete with Aswad’s latest “Dub Charge” remix… Continue Reading


God is Black and He Looks Like Lee “Scratch” Perry (A Midnight Raver Mix)

Lee “Scratch” Perry is the King of Reggae, King of Dub, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.  In my opinion, any serious conversation regarding reggae should start and end with Lee “Scratch” Perry.  His significance and influence cannot… Continue Reading


Mankind Getting Stuck, JA / USA elections crash Midnight Dread #43 Nov. 2nd-3rd 1980

These big changes intensified dread. The 1980 Jamaican elections were held on October 30th. The USA followed suit 30 hours after this radio show. Read it in the news. The JA article linked above mentions the possible political connection to… Continue Reading


Mighty Diamonds & Phone Bill live plus Kuumba & Raskiddus interviews inna Midnight Dread #40 Oct. 12, 1980

Nor Cal legends Phone Bill appear in this 33 years ahead complete Midnight Dread program and play twelve top ranking/scorching and scarce live tracks, including three when they backed The Mighty Diamonds in their local debut June 5th 1980 at… Continue Reading


Midnight Dread celebrates first birthday by teaching the youth the truth 9/28/80

33 Years ahead Midnight Dread uncorks another scorchin’ set of chunes with this education through music around the reggae world in 80 minutes segment from late September 1980. Mention is made of Bob Marley still being expected to be out… Continue Reading


Whether New Sheriff or Pope In Town, Un Paso Adelante, Roots Reggae Pounding inna Midnight Dread #29 July 21st 1980

Read it in the news. Lee Perry’s brand new foot long forty five “Bafflin’ Smoke Signal” is the latest Midnight Dread on KTIM Reggae Rocker of the week 33 years ahead this twilight when all-time radio ‘Kay-Tea-I-Am’ fills the sky… Continue Reading