The Finch Files: Dirk Dirksen


“If you’re going to put someone down,
continue on with the same fervor ’till the end.”

Inspired by ROMEO VOID’s Debora Iyall‘s recent posting, Peter remembers Dirk Dirksen, the godfather of San Francisco punk rock and the often abrasive ringmaster of the North Beach punk emporium Mabuhay Gardens. You know how most people try to win a crowd over?

Yeah, Dirk wasn’t that guy…


Peter Finch has been a Bay Area radio staple for more than three decades at KMEL, KFOG and KGO radio in San Francisco. In 2014, he was inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame. He hangs out with rock stars and kooky, interesting people. Follow him on Twitter HERE.



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