These commemorative posters were created for KGNU's Grateful Dead Rare Tape Specials that air during our semi-annual membership drives. Each person who donated during the Dead Special received a free poster. The first poster was created in 1988, many of the earlier ones are currently out of print.
Posters are available for $25 (includes shipping in protective cardboard tube). All posters are printed in full color on 11x17 cardstock. To order, please call KGNU at 303 449-4885.
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In 1979, KGNU began broadcasting its highly popular Grateful Dead Rare Tape Specials on the last night of its semi-annual membership drives.
In 1984, local artist Bruce Campbell dropped by KGNU and asked then station manager Greg Fisher if he could donate some original art for the upcoming pledge drive. Greg suggested that Bruce create a poster for the big Grateful Dead Special, and the rest, as we say, is history.
Since then, KGNU has offered a unique commemorative poster to everyone who calls in to become a member of KGNU during each Grateful Dead Special.
These colorful and intricate posters were created by mainly local artists throughout the years and were created using various media including hand drawn art, computer generated art, photography, mechanical overlays, and cut & paste.