“In the Saddle.” November 2, 2018

“In the Saddle.” Today’s show is named after the first song, “I Make My Livin’ in the Saddle.” There will be other songs about saddle time by Trinity Seely and Dawn Anita. Beyond that, you’ll  hear cowboy poems from Mark Munzert and Doc Mehl  and western songs that well represent the genre. There are sure to be some that tug on your heartstrings and others  that’ll have you tapping your feet!

On-Air pitching tips for Fall 2018

Doug crafted these, and I just adapted for fall 2018:

Talking points for on-air pitching -- approach it as a listener and as a DJ

When listing reasons for listeners to donate to KDRT, talk about the aspects of KDRT that you enjoy participating in the most.  Be passionate, upfront, and personal and explain exactly why listeners need to go to their computers and support KDRT.  Consider that it’s possible that listeners are listening via the computer at that very moment.

Jazz After Dark October 23 2018

Some illustrious artists tonight on Jazz After Dark: Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis with Bud Powell, Fats Navarro, and Thelonious Monk; Dave Brubeck Quartet, Cal Tjader & Stan Getz, Paul Desmond with Jim Hall on guitar, Dick Wellstood, Kevin Mahogany, Charlie Byrd and The Washington Guitar Quintet, Herlin Riley, Miles Black Trio.

Photo, clockwise from upper left: Charlie Parker, Dave Brubeck, Kevin Mahogany, Herlin Riley.


KDRT needs your support, October 28 to November 3!

Deep Roots!     That is what we all need to survive today!     Help us grow our roots deep in Davis this fall during our short fundraiser, October 28 to November 3!    Now is the time to give us a few bucks, a monthly donation, or a healthy dose of appreciation- whatever you think we deserve for our work.    We operate on a shoestring, lots of volunteer passion, and you!    KDRT-LP 95.7 fm is an effort we all put time into, and now is that time for our listeners and supporters.    

How can you help?     

Besides donating, plan to attend one of these fun events we've cooked up this week:

Album of the Week for October 17, 2018 is "The Wall" by Pink Floyd

This week, we are exploring "The Wall" ... with Paul. That's right, my father-in-law is hitting the KDRT studios to talk about this album, his interactions with Roger Waters, and his love of rock n' roll. Others may be joining us as well. There is no way we are getting through all 1 hour and 23 minutes of this album in our hour-long show, so we'll do what we can. It's going to be... something. Join us!

Jazz After Dark October 16 2018

Coming up tonight on Jazz After Dark: Art Tatum, Ella Fitzgerald & Ellis Larkins, Bobby Jaspar, Betty Roché, Sam Lazar Trio, Zoot Sims, Keter Betts, The Anthony Wilson Trio, Waverly Seven, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Don Thompson & Pat La Barbera.

8 pm on 95.7 FM, KDRT-LP in Davis, CA

Shows are archived for two weeks at

Yo! And The Electric visit Listening Lyrics Friday Oct. 19, 2018, at 4 PM

Yo! And The Electric formed in 2017. This psychedelic group gets its inspiration from such artists as Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa, and The Beach Boys. Based in Sacramento, Yo! And The Electric self-released "Spartacus," an EP of original psychedelic jams, in August, and is known for blending '60s pop sensibilities with cool undertones of jazz. The band offers a full rich sound that has a wonderful depth. 

Band members are: Skyler Leftridge, Julia Stimson, Ryan Coughran, Dane Skinner, and Patrick Lema.

If you're outside the KDRT broadcast area, this show will be streamed live on

Oct. 14th Benefit Concert with The Muddy Waders to Celebrate KDRT's 14th Birthday

We are thrilled to be hosting a benefit concert for KDRT with The Muddy Waders on Sunday, October 14th, from 4 to 7pm at Robin's Nest - one of Davis' most well-loved house concert venues.  The Muddy Waders are known for their innovative sets of newgrass, and their slurry of jazz standards mixed with blues, rock, country and electro-acoustic jamming.  Attendance is capped at 100 seats - reserve tickets now at link.  We are grateful to the band and Robin's Nest for donating their talents and venue in support of KDRT community radio.  Purchase tickets here, and thanks for your support!

Connor Herdt and Jessica Stohl (of Bootjuice) along with Alex Roth will perform Friday Oct 12, 2018 at Armadillo Music

Connor Herdt and Jessica Stohl of BootJuice will be performing tonight at Armadillo Music for 2nd Friday Davis ArtAbout. Tonights performance will pass on the joy and the power of music to those gracious enough to listen. Showcasing up-beat, rocking, acoustic music, this isn't folk night at the coffee shop. Boot Juice will get your heart beating and your feet stomping.

This show will also be sreamed live on KDRT