The Grateful Dead Hour has been in national syndication since 1987. It is the only authorized Grateful Dead radio program, and the only one with complete access to the Dead's tape library.
David Gans, the producer/host of the Grateful Dead Hour, is the author of three books about the Dead: Playing in the Band: an Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead (with Peter Simon), Conversations with the Dead and Not Fade Away: The Online World Remembers Jerry Garcia.
The Grateful Dead Hour is produced on a Macintosh computer using the Sonic Solutions system, from analog and digital master tapes provided by the Grateful Dead.
More than 85 radio stations air the Grateful Dead Hour each week.