The Golden Road

​Join Alligator and take a musical journey down the Golden Road and explore the music of the Grateful Dead, its roots and its many offshoots.

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The Golden Road for 7:00pm on Apr 27th, 2018

This week on the Golden Road, we set the way-back machine for the week of April 25-29, 1971 and the Fillmore East for the Grateful Dead’s final run at that storied New York City venue. It is impossible to adequately visit all five nights of music in this two hour program, but we’re gonna try! Central to this week’s show is the amazing Alligator->Drums->Jam->Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad jamfest, but fear not there will be a whole bunch other great Grateful Dead music this week too!

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on Apr 20th, 2018

This week the Golden Road takes us back to Pittsburgh, Pa and the venerable Civic Arena for Grateful Dead music recorded live April 18th, 1978. The Civic Arena was home turf for DJ Lee and he saw many a great Dead show there. This show is no exception and finds the band in fine fettle (check out the Scarlet>Dancing)!

The Golden Road for 7:30pm on Apr 13th, 2018

This week the Golden Road takes us to Morgantown, West Virginia and West Virginia University (DJ Lee’s alma mater), for Grateful Dead music recorded live at the WVU Coliseum on April 10th, 1983. This was the Dead’s second and last musical foray into the Mountain State and everyone there that night had a fine time (except one or two folks) and without a doubt, Morgantown looked and felt a little different the next day!

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on Mar 30th, 2018

This week on the Golden Road, we have our second mix tape show! Back in December 2017, we had the first mix tape show with train and coal mining songs, but this week it is music from the Allman Brothers Band, Jimi Hendrix, Genesis and Pink Floyd. These are all bands that DJ Lee dug way back in the early 1970s, and that he still digs today.

The Golden Road for 7:00pm on Mar 23rd, 2018

On March 19th, 1978, the Jerry Garcia Band rolled into Pittsburgh for a show at the old Stanley Theatre in support of his forth coming album, Cats Under the Stars and the band served up a spectacular concert that evening. So it only seems natural, here on the fortieth anniversary of this very memorable concert, that we feature hand-selected music from this show on the Golden Road this week. And last but not least, this is DJ Lee’s one-hundredth Golden Road broadcast!

The Golden Road for 7:04pm on Mar 16th, 2018

This week on the Golden Road, DJ Rodriguez joins us as we celebrate bass player extraordinaire Phil Lesh’s seventy-eighth birthday. Phil’s birthday was yesterday, March 15th, (Beware the Ides of March!), and DJ Rodriguez thought what better way to salute his special day than by spinning the glorious 1997 Grateful Dead release: Terrapin Station (Limited Edition) recorded live at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland on March 15th, 1990. Rodriguez sez we are “Gonna honor Phil and I got my multitrack beauty ready to rock.” So get ready to rock and take a your hands out of your pockets and tune in DJ’s Lee and Rodriguez!

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We are now up to the third host on Golden Road. How can KDRT have three winners in a row? Alligator is the latest star lighting the way down the Road, and an informed host he is bringing bits of Dead history and info to add to the show fun. Tune in for a good time.

Thanks to Lee for bringing some great vintage Dead to our ears! We love the program!

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