KDRT LIVE broadcast from Armadillo Music on Friday June 8, 2018 at 6:30PM with The Mindful

KDRT and Armadillo Music are thrilled to have The Mindful celebrate ArtAbout in Davis, CA. The Mindful represents sophisticated music with a band of well trained  musicians. The Mindful is not afraid to tread in unknown territories by artistically blending many genres. If experimentalism is defined as "the philosophical belief that the way to truth is through experiments and empiricism", then the Mindful aim to be a musical expression of this belief. Founded by Brett Vaughn, the Mindful plays with sounds, styles and musical approaches at will, making use of primarily rock and jazz influences while also offering funk and Americana vibes. Not merely instrumental-based music, the Mindful's colorful lyrics narrate a vast and varied display of songwriting prowess and discoveries. This is one show you should not miss especially if you appreciate true craftmanship.  For those outside the listening area this broadscast will be streamed live on KDRT.

Tune in for Spring 2018 "Band-A-Thon"! (and please donate!)

This Saturday, June 2, as part of the DMA Annual Appeal, KDRT hosts a treasure trove of young musicans in the DCTV studio, broadcasting live 1-5pm, and recording on video for future viewing.

Tune in to 95.7fm or to hear 3 piece combo led by Josh Wisterman, followed immediately by local favorite Ryan McBride.   At 2pm check out The Mechula, a self described “post-bop jazz quartet.”  

At 3pm, a 14-piece orchestra of Juniors and Seniors from Davis High School called “Sax By Popular Demand” showcase their talent.    The live “Band-A-Thon” closes with young musician A.J. Hicks performing at 4pm.

DMA Annual Appeal continues with week of KDRT on-air fundraising

As part of the Davis Media Access Annual Appeal, tune in this week to KDRT 95.7 fm for a week of on-air fundraising.    Support your favorite local KDRT programmer duriing this special week by going to   

“KDRT is a project of Davis Media Access, and the Annual Appeal is the main source of funding for the radio station,” says Jeff Shaw, Station Director,  “we depend on the good will of the community to broadcast on 95.7fm throughout Davis.”

Programmers will be playing favorite tracks, featuring guests from the community, and asking for community support.   Support is also sought for all the nationally syndicated programming KDRT airs weekly.

The week culminates in a live broadcast on June 2 from the DCTV studio featuring local musicians.    Tune into 95.7fm, from 1-5pm, to hear Josh Wisterman Trio, Ryan McBride, The Mechula, Sax By Popular Demand, and A.J. Hicks.  

Go to to view premiums available for your donation.

Finally caught up!

FINALLY! All the archives of "That's Life" from January 2017 thru today have both DESCRIPTIONS and IMAGES. That was a lot of work.

I'll think about listening to and indexing 2016 and earlier ... someday ... maybe ...  we'll see ...

Actually, I haven't even finished indexing (let alone digitizing!) all my old DCTV shows.  Those started in the 1990s and ended in 2003.  During that time I had several series and a few stand-alone programs on the television side before KDRT was formed and I switched to the radio side.

We sure had fun producing all those tv programs! 

And now I'm having fun doing my weekly radios shows.

Things always change.

But then, That's Life!



Interview with the Jamaican musician Spiritual, May 23 2018

Enjoyed our on-air phone interview with Spiritual, a roots reggae artist from Jamaica who will be performing at the 25th annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival at the Mendocino Country Fairgrounds in Boonville, June 22, 23 & 24, 2018.  

If you missed it or wanna listen again, find it here:

Jazz After Dark May 22 2018

Duos, trios, quartets, and live performances on Jazz After Dark. Featurning: Mildred Bailey & Red Norvo and His Orchestra with Roy Eldridge on trumpet. Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald. Charles Mingus with Duke Ellington and Max Roach. Oscar Peterson with Sam Jones, Louis Hayes, Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Hodges, and Benny Carter. Big Miller & Tommy Banks, Chet Baker & Gerry Mulligan. The Taylor Eigsti Trio, the McCoy Tyner Quartet, Keter Betts.