Sleepy John Sandidge takes the mic one last time at "Please Stand By" on Sunday morning on KPIG, from 9 a.m. to noon.
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One last KPIG go-round for Sleepy John

Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon marks the last airing of “Please Stand By,” the KPIG-FM show “Sleepy” John Sandidge has hosted for more than 30 years, and with a who’s-who guest list, it promises to be a must-listen.

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Let’s all spend our Sunday morning around the radio this weekend as the legendary “Sleepy John” Sandidge puts to bed his terrific live-music radio show, “Please Stand By.”

The show will take place on KPIG (107.5 FM) from 9 a.m. to noon, and will feature an all-star cast of musicians and other personalities, all paying tribute to a great man and a long-standing local tradition. Among those booked already are Keith Greeninger, Michael Gaither, Tammi Brown, Sherry Austin, County Supervisor Zach Friend and many, many more.

John has been hosting “Please Stand By” for more than 30 years, and it’s produced many moments of radio magic with both local musicians and touring acts swinging by the KPIG studios to play music and chew the fat with John. I was a semi-regular on “PST” for several years and a guest host, and I saw firsthand how thrilling live radio can be.

Tune in and be part of Santa Cruz’s music history.

A historic group photo of luminary Santa Cruz musicians, brought together to honor the retiring “Sleepy John” Sandidge,...