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Published: 2013/02/01

David Gans Sets the Date for the 27th Annual KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon

The Grateful Dead Hour‘s David Gans has confirmed details for the 27th annual KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon. This year’s festivities will take place from Saturday, February 23 at 9:00am to Sunday, February 24 at 1:00am. Hosted by Gans with help from Tim Lynch, the 2013 Marathon will feature exclusive music by the Mickey Hart Band, a live in-studio performance by Sycamore Slough String Band, interviews, hours of tasty audio featuring rare tapes from the Grateful Dead vault and other Dead-related treats.

“It’s music that makes people dance, cry, think,” Gans said in a 2011 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle ’s Carolyn Jones. “To play the Grateful Dead for 16 hours is not a tiring job. It’s actually very energizing. I could go even longer.”

The marathon will be broadcast locally on KPFA-FM 94.1 in Berkeley and KFCF-FM 88.1 in Fresno. It will also be webcast live here

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