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Get involved: Attend the next KDRT orientation!

Are you curious about community media? Interested in getting involved at KDRT-FM Grassroots Radio or Davis Community Television? You're in luck, because you're invited to our next orientation. Every month (typically on the first Wednesday), we hold orientation meetings to answer your questions about broadcast and behind-the-scenes opportunities and internships at Davis Media Access, the home of KDRT and DC-TV. So mark your calendars for October 7th and plan to attend! To RSVP, visit

Rita Hosking to appear on Listening Lyrics - Oct 9, 2015 at 4:00PM

Rita Hosking will join us in the studio to talk about her new album “Frankie and the No- Go Road”  Rita is an American composer and musician based in Davis, California. She plays Americana and bluegrass styles of music with both standards and original songs. She has been performing around the country at concerts, festivals, and other venues.

"Hosking's music isn't like the polished, over-produced music found in pop culture. Hers is a minimalist sound that reflects a simpler time and place: a little country town, rather than a big city."

Leading up to her 2010 performance tour of Great Britain, she received increasing attention on the "East Side" of the pond. Reviewer Paul Kerr of Americana-UK remarked that she is "a very talented artist with the ability to step up to that pantheon of great female country folk singers and writers."  Hosking has played to packed venues in England, Wales, and Cornwall. Visit Rita at


Friday Night Programs

Tonight at 6:30 is Golden Road, a two-hour show hosted by Rod Moseanko and Lee Maddux that focuses on the great music of Northern California, especially The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, and their live recordings. At 8:30 is the show Outta Style with DJ Wayne Hagen, which can only be described as a bit of musical mayhem. At 9, Wayne Hagen shifts gears with his other show Sounds So Sweet, which is an exploration of homemade instrument bands known as jug bands. Make sure to tune in!

The EUROPEAN music scene with Thomas Björkroth - Oct. 2, 2015

Thomas Björkroth visits Listening Lyrics this Friday. Thomas is a music enthusiast who is visiting us from Sweden. He keeps a keen ear to what’s happening music wise in Europe. In fact he has attended the Euro Vision contest for the last 10 years. We will be spinning some songs that are currently on the charts in Europe and also some songs that have made Euro Vision an international spotlight for new talent.

For those outside the listening area, the show will stream live online at at 4:00PM (9/25/15). It will also be available for replays in the show archives or as an podcast on iTunes under LISTENING LYRICS(link is external).

Visit Listening Lyrics on Facebook(link is external) and like to receive information on upcoming shows and behind the scene looks.

Album of the Week - Boscoe - TH 10/1 5P

Boscoe came up in Chicago’s South Side in the late '60s and early '70s, with this self-titled release springing forth in 1973. The group’s lineup included James Rice on guitar, Ron Harris on bass, Harold Warner on trumpet, Darryl Johnson on sax, and Reg Holden on trombone. Boscoe also featured Steve Cobb on drums, and it was Cobb who drove the group's movement beyond covers to original songs with socially conscious lyrics. Boscoe’s conscious-funk-fusion sound was somewhat lost in the immense sea of talent pouring out of South Side Chicago at the time, and the group folded not long after this release.

About Us

KDRT is high-powered low-power grassroots radio located in Davis, California, airing an eclectic mix of music and public affairs programming, and building community by promoting dialogue, encouraging artistic expression, and acting as a forum for people who typically lack media access. KDRT 95.7 FM is a project of Davis Media Access (DMA.)  DMA is a dba of Davis Community Television, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Our mission reflects our values: localism, social equality, public participation, media literacy, diversity, and, of course, community media. Read more...

International Festival
10/04/2015 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Everybody Eats Community Meal
10/04/2015 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Food Not Bombs
10/04/2015 - 1:00pm
Gala and Opening Reception
10/04/2015 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Seussical, the Musical
10/04/2015 - 2:00pm


Chambers Street Theatre

Live Thursday 11-11:30am
Replays Wednesday 11-11:30am, Sunday 12-12:30pm


Hear amazing stories from the Golden State, from way back when in the language from way back when, with some stories written by the reader herself! Sit back and enjoy.

A Scanner Darkly

Live Friday 2:30-3:30pm
Replays Tuesday 3-4pm, Saturday 11am-12pm


I am a DJ, I am what I play.  Please join me on KDRT 95.7 for an eclectic mix of music spanning the generational gap.  From the psychedelic sounds of an analogue drone to the digital spectrum of 'the heavy', If it sounds good, I'll play it!

Electric Compost Heap

Live Wednesday 7-9pm
Replays Wednesday 7:30-8:30am, Friday 10pm-Saturday 12am, Saturday 2-4pm


Dug Deep hosts a dig through many sound forms--the obscure detritus of blues, soul, country, rock, reggae, jazz, funk, punk, psych, and more--mixing a rich and fertile musical humus. Tune in to KDRT every Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm. Dig it, Heapsters!