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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 kdrt.org 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.org/donate.   

“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 kdrt.org/donate to view premiums available for your donation.

Turn Us On! Support KDRT’s Fall FUNdraiser, Oct. 22-29!

The new antenna’s up, and we want to hear from you!

This fall season, as KDRT-LP 95.7FM celebrates it’s 13th broadcast birthday, we anticipate making the most of our new antenna. We are busy launching a new local public affairs department, training new volunteers, supporting local musicians, and growing our grass roots however we can. We ask the community to help support these efforts by helping us raise $5000 by October 29th. To donate please visit kdrt.org/donate—and click the read more below for info on all of our Fall FUNdraiser events...

Tune in and support KDRT-LP!

Please support the operation of KDRT-LP!

It takes quite a few George Washingtons, and maybe some Abe Lincolns to keep this ship afloat!     And of course some Harriet Tubmans (can't come soon enough!) would really help!

If you listen to KDRT-LP, either online, or over the air, you know the work we put into providing quality programming, local voices, and educational perspectives you cannot hear anywhere else.  

So tune in, especially through April 10 !   We know you have lots of choices in your daily auditory intake, and we heartily thank you for showing some love for KDRT-LP!

Go to kdrt.org/donate and we'll set you up right!

TO ALL DONORS- Thank you! KDRT reaches fundraiser goal!

KDRT-LPFM in Davis, CA is proud to announce we surpassed our Boost the Signal fundraising goal!    Through the generosity of donors throughout Davis and beyond, we were able to raise close to $6,000.   This will allow KDRT to improve our transmission system. 
 
"I'm really jazzed that the station will be able to upgrade to a new antenna," says Live Tracks host Jim Buchanan, "one that will deliver that high-quality sound we love throughout Davis."
 
KDRT plans to work on the engineering for this upgrade throughout winter, with installation in spring.
 
We'd love to thank all of our donors, bands that came by to help raise the money, Eunah Cho for designing our special t-shirt graphic, and every person that filled out a survey to help assess our coverage.   
 
Speaking of the survey, volunteer Diane Crumley says "I'm thrilled by the response rate and large number who reported listening in their cars, since a new antenna will improve drive time listening throughout Davis!"
 

Boost the Signal for KDRT

KDRT is on a mission to raise $5200 for a new antenna to Boost the Signal across Davis. We've talked to listeners, we've tallied  survey results (please fill one out if you haven't yet!), and we know some of you can't hear us very well.

We'd like to remedy that by asking you to Signal Your Support. All donations towards this project are very welcome and needed. We invite you to tune in for some special fundraiser programming starting at 5:30 pm on November 28th through December 5th.

Early-bird donations are welcome, too, of course! Don't miss the selection of thank-you gifts available on the donation page.

While there are many reasons to support KDRT and Davis Media Access, our mission to amplify community voices is vital at this time.

Please help us increase our reach across Davis: Boost the Signal!

Thank you!

Album of the Week: Zappaman helps release the Hot Rats!

Shawzam hosts Zappaman this week for a special talk about lemons, window screens, mosaics, & the tea bells you hear after eating crumpets.  Hot Rats is the soundtrack to baby possum gangs "just trying to get by"- all while sticking it to the man.   Who is the man?    Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Don "Sugarcane" Harris, Jean-Luc Ponty, and former Mother Ian Underwood all contribute.    What does this all have to do with Captain Kangaroo?   Tune in this Thursday at 5pm to find out.