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

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Deadheads of the web gather round.

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.



Listen to Saturday’s Grateful Dead Marathon on KPFA 20 February,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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