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Get Involved: Attend Our Next Orientation, January 18

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 January 18, 2017 and plan to attend! The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, visit DavisMedia.org.

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.

Get Involved: Attend Our Next Orientation, October 12

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 October 12, 2016, and plan to attend! The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, visit DavisMedia.org.

California Raptor Center volunteer interview on One Health Wildlife Talk (Fri 10/7 at noon)

This month's segment of One Health Wildlife Talk will feature an interview with UC Davis gradute student Brittany Seibert who also volunteers at the California Raptor Center. As a 2016 Karen & Phil Drayer Fellowship Award recipient Brittany's research focused on chlamydial infections in birds of prey presented to rehabilitation facilities under the advisorship of Dr. Michelle Hawkins. Brittany will discuss her own specific experience working with the incredible birds of prey at the Center as well as the upcoming Fall Open House at the Raptor Center on Saturday, October 15.

Get Involved: Attend Our Next Orientation, Sept 14

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 Autust 17, 2016, and plan to attend! The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, visit DavisMedia.org.

Gary Chew: Third Streaming (Friday 9/9)

Be ready for musical fun when the genius of Mozart is tampered with a bit on Third Streaming with Gary Chew this week on K-dirt. It starts Friday at 3 PM on 95.7, and streaming online at the KDRT website (podcasts too). A lesser known but terrific singer named Meredith D'Ambrosio will sing her very own words set to a memorable melody by Dave Brubeck. Again, Gary shows his bias for Brazilian music and gives you a taste of the music of 20th century American composer William Schuman. Yes, it's more stuff that can only be considered music to your ears. Check the KDRT website for air times and days of the week. You won’t be sorry.

Gary Chew: Third Streaming (Friday 9/2)

Third Streaming surges to the air this week with a very big band arrangement of Sonny Rollins' tune called Airegin. With a Piaf-like voice, Karrin Allyson sings two songs a la francaise: Bud Powell's Parisian Thoroughfare and Charles Dumont's Des Histories. Jacques Loussier's Trio tips its jazz hat to J.S. Bach. Then bringing it on home, Charlie Haden's Quartet West does Alan Broadbent's The Long Goodbye; the New York Woodwind Quintet performs a familiar Darius Milhaud suite and Gary will also play tracks from the brand new soundtrack for the Michael Fassbender’s latest film, The Light Between Oceans, composed by Alexandre Desplat. The movie opens September 2nd. It's music guaranteed to make your ears sing; both of them ... in harmony.

Gary Chew: Third Streaming (Friday 8/19)

Music from Bernstein's West Side Story and On The Town, Jane Ira Bloom's More Than Sinatra, plus Sinatra singing Lonely Town -- that's just part of this week's program on Gary Chew: 3rd Streaming. Other great stuff includes a beautiful composition never recorded until now, written by Johnny Mandel called THE MOON SONG played by just 2 dudes: Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny. Eddie Daniels will blow you away performing Jorge Callendrelli's CONCERTO FOR JAZZ CLARINET & ORCHESTRA. And for plenty good measure really turn up your headphones for a chamber trio by Claude Debussy. Then, Gary replays a track he recently programmed featuring Diana Krall singing CALIFORNIA DREAMING. Who her back-up singers are on this session will stoke you. All this might be more than you can handle in only 58 minutes of KDRT radio time. Check it out at 3pm Friday, 10pm this Saturday, or at 1pm the following Wednesday afternoon on 95.7 or streaming at www.kdrt.org. It’s ALL music to your ears … totally.

Bruce Salmon on Live DiRT (8/12 at 1pm)

Dug Deep will host New Orleans native, Texas raised jazz/blues singer/songwriter Bruce Salmon. Bruce is a veteran of the Austin music scene, and began performing as a solo artist in 2012, releasing his first solo album “A Barrel of Monkeys”, in 2014. His music is steeped in the Texas songwriting tradition, as well as New Orleans jazz, funk, and blues. More recently he’s studied ancestral folk music from Eastern Europe. Bruce plays bass, guitars, keyboards, and brass in a broad range of styles and bands, ranging from funk/rock (Joe Rockhead), Texas punk (Alejandro Escovedo), Klezmer/Balkan (The Inheritance/ Mazel Tov Cocktail Hour), and street brass band (Minor Mishap Marching Band). Bruce’s most recent CD is called Dreaming While Awake. Bruce will be appearing Friday August 12th at Berryessa Brewing in Winters from 5-8:00 pm

Lance Canales & The Flood on Live DiRT (8/11 at 4:30pm)

KDRT broadcaster Bill Wagman, (one half of the Folk Brothers) will host Lance Canales and the Flood live in the KDRT studio on Thursday, August 11th, beginning at 4:30 pm. Lance Canales & The Flood are a roots-blues influenced Americana trio from Fresno, California, where Canales lived the life that so many songs have been written about since the birth of roots music – hard labor, one room shacks and taunting ghosts whispering of a better life. Canales’ guttural vocals combine a hard-edged storytelling approach beneath a stripped down, foot-stomping, acoustic instrumentation. In February 2013, Canales released the single “Plane Crash at Los Gatos: Deportee” (a poem) written by Woody Guthrie in 1948 and labeled by Saint Louis Magazine as a, “gut-wrenchingly beautiful rendition.” The song has been covered by many stellar musicians, but what makes this version so important is that it reveals the names of the Mexican nationals that were simply dubbed as “deportees” in the original news article.