Community Impact

Ongoing Achievements

  • Since Fall of 2004, we have trained more than 70 community members in our wheelchair-accessible facility. Ranging in age from 8 to 80, many of these former trainees now serve as our volunteer programmers and staff members.
  • Since January 2005, we've broadcast more than 700 public affairs shows featuring a range of in-studio guests, including world-renowned scientists, filmmakers, artists and performers, best-selling authors, mayors and city managers, city council candidates, UC Davis chancellors,  and many local heroes, such as homeless activities. 
  • Since 2005, more than 40 local businesses have contributed as KDRT underwriters.
  • We continue to broadcast live from community events, including the Whole Earth Festive and Davis's Fourth of July celebration.

Significant Projects

  • We organized and hosted the 2005 LPFM Radio Roundup--a gathering of more than 90 LPFM radio staff and volunteers from three states held on the UC Davis campus--the first independent LPFM conference.

Local Partnerships

  • City of Davis: Emergency Alert System and Street Smarts PSA
  • Davis Downtown Business Association: DDBA podcast,
    E Street Plaza concerts (recording and broadcasting local bands)
  • Davis Food Co-op: Annual meeting broadcast
  • Community employment services: Radio programmer training

Local Election Coverage

  • Voter education: Local election interviews, candidate statements, forums, and League of Women Voters programming (in partnership with Davis Community Television, City Channel 16, Davis Community Network, and the Yolo County Elections office)
  • Election coverage: Live local election-night broadasts

Affiliations via KDRT

  • Grassroots Radio Coalition
  • National Federation of Community Broadcasters
  • Pacifica Radio
  • Prometheus Radio Project

Affiliations via Davis Media Access

  • Alliance for Community Media
  • Davis Chamber of Commerce
  • National Alliance of Media Arts Centers
  • Soroptimist International of Davis

Awards and Recognition

  • More than 75 press mentions
    (local, regional, national) (since 2004)
  • City of Davis Thong Hy Huynh Award for
    Excellence in Community Involvement (2006)
  • Prometheus Radio Project Grant for
    Radio Automation Manual (2007)