Update Feb 20: An archive of the Grateful Dead marathon is now up. Listen here.

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KPFA is currently streaming its 25th Grateful Dead marathon, which goes till 1 a.m. Sunday. From today’s Chronicle article on the Dead-thon:

In his 25th year of Grateful Dead marathons on KPFA, 94.1 FM, David Gans of Oakland hopes to raise $50,000 for the struggling Berkeley radio station. But more important, he hopes to bring joy to millions of Deadheads – a subculture that’s bigger now than when lead guitarist Jerry Garcia was alive…Gans will sit in the studio from 9 a.m. today until 1 a.m. Sunday playing live Grateful Dead songs and interviews. There’s no advance plan. Like a Dead show itself, the show will evolve spontaneously in tune with the listeners’ collective mood.





Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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