The illustrious David Gans

On Saturday, Grateful Dead Hour host David Gans will celebrate his 25th anniversary in broadcasting. Gans will mark the occasion via the annual 16-hour KPFA Grateful Dead fund-raising marathon which will begin at 9AM Pacific Time. In addition to a steady stream of live music from the Dead, Gans will preview two new Grateful Dead releases: Road Trips vol. 3 no. 2, a concert from 1971, and Crimson, White, and Indigo, a video and audio package featuring the complete Grateful Dead concert of July 7, 1989. Peter Rowan and David Nelson also will stop by for the broadcast which will air live on KPFA and via webcasts at, and the KPFA site.

“If you love live music,” Gans adds, “then you must support KPFA.” One of the many thank-you gifts to be offered to donors on Saturday is Live from Berkeley: Performances from KPFA’s Dead to the World,” a compilation of tracks from shows that have originated in the KPFA studios. Folks can pledge online at