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Get Involved: Attend Our Next Orientation, November 16

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. Each and every month, 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 DCTV. So mark your calendars for November 16, 2016, and plan to attend! The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, visit DavisMedia.org.

"Divine Intervention" Strikes, Nov 14, 7-9p PT

This edition of Divine Intervention may feature a few (or more than a few) rock/punk/misc songs of protest, frustration, and other feelings that we may be feeling in this post-election world. And, yes, the thumbnail is your very non-subtle hint regarding who's starring in our "Vinyl Vespers" segment. Tune in live, 7-9p Pacific. Find replays/playlists via the program page.

Please Take A Very Brief Listener Survey Today!

KDRT 95.7FM is your community radio station! Please help us document our local signal reception by completing a brief 5-question online survey TODAY.

It will take less than a minute, and will provide KDRT with very important information about the quality of our signal throughout Davis.

Additionally, by completing a survey you'll be ELIGIBLE for a drawing for a limited-edition t-shirt, designed in-house by KDRT DJ and artist extraordinaire, Eunah Cho.

Please assist your grassroots community radio station today by taking our quick survey now. Thanks! 

Album of the Week for 11/17/2016 : "Songs of Leonard Cohen" by Leonard Cohen

Songs of Leonard Cohen was Leonard Cohen's debut album in 1967. Join me and my mother-in-law as we listen to it and remember the life and career of the poet, singer, novelist, songwriter who died last Monday. If you've never listened to the whole album, you are in for a treat... so many greatest hits compilations are available for Leonard Cohen's work that you can go a long time without revisiting the source. Join us on Thursday!

 

Toad Hollow to perform at Armadillo Music with KDRT 11/11/16 at 6:30 PM

The Davis 2nd Friday ArtAbout for November (11/11/16) will feature TOAD HOLLOW at Armadillo Music at 6:00PM. The interview and performance will start at 6:30PM. Toad Hollow is made up of Davis residents Juniper Waller, Alex Carlin, Jacob Dorn and David Morris. They play a mix of compelling originals and refreshed standards influenced by classic blues and jazz, with some folk and modern R&B mixed in. Their sound is intimate, brimming with raw emotion and a touch of comic relief.

Moon Hooch Visits KDRT, Thursday, Nov 10

KDRT broadcaster Dug Deep will host New York City trio Moon Hooch for an interview in the KDRT studio on Thursday, November 10 at 4:00 pm. Moon Hooch are saxophone players Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen, and drummer James Muschler. The group’s live performances make avant-garde music seem fun and approachable and spark a raw, transcendent energy that blends elements of jazz, groove, funk, and – at its core – the pulse-pounding tribal urgency of electronic dance music. The trio has gone from playing on New York City subway platforms to selling out major venues around the world.  The Davis Live Music Collective presents Moon Hooch with special guest Honeycomb on Thursday, November 10, at Odd Fellows Hall in Davis, CA.  Doors open at 7:30p.

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - What Now My Love

Album of the Week, Nov 10, 2016

KDRT's Pieter Pastoor brought up Herb Alpert in a conversation we had about a year ago on his radio show. I knew the name, but had no idea who he was beyond that. My wife and I happened upon a stack of his records for 99 cents each at Armadillo Music about a week later and bought them all up. So cheap, why not? Well, turns out we love them all and have listened regularly ever since.  

Pieter is joining me in the studio to play one of my favorites, "What Now My Love." Alpert is in his 80s and still making music. He's also the "A" in A&M Records, so there's plenty to talk about. The record we're playing is only 29 minutes long, so we plan on playing some other delights as well during the hours. 

Click "Listen Now" at 5pm Pacific Time to tune in. 

 

Jazz After Dark November 01, 2016

Show time! Jazz from movies and theater tonight --

  • Bill Evans -- On Broadway
  • Julie London -- Cry Me A River
  • Billy Taylor Trio -- With a Little Bit of Luck
  • Peggy Lee -- Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Ruby Braff -- Give My Regards To Broadway
  • Stan Kenton -- Tonight
  • Ella Fitzgerald -- Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Coleman Hawkins -- Climb Ev'ry Mountain
  • Cannonball Adderley -- Matchmaker
  • Wes Montgomery -- Chim Chim Cheree
  • Frank Sinatra -- New York, New York
  • Tony Bennett -- Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  • Oscar Peterson -- The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
  • Etta Jones & Houston Person -- I Could Have Danced All Night