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Listening Lyrics April 11, 2014 Special show with VANDAVEER

Special guest hosts Sara and Dan ( of the Awesome Patrol Show fame) will host this edition of Listening Lyrics. Their guest will be VANAVEERVANDAVEER is the song-singing, record-making, globetrotting project penned and put forth by folk-pop tunesmith Mark Charles Heidinger. Born in cloudy Ohio, raised in Kentucky, and currently camped out in the nation's capital, Vandaveer offers up melodic Americana that is both haunting and easy, forlorn and welcoming, with stories as universal as the songs they inhabit.


Listening Lyrics April 4, 2014 (4:00PM) with THE SPOKES


The Spokes are UC Davis' only all-female a cappella group and can often be found singing on campus and around the town of Davis.

The Spokes have taken performance tours throughout California, stopping in places like Los Angeles, Berkeley, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco. Their goals for the future include broadening their already diverse repertoire, performing as much as possible, and bringing a cappella music back into the mainstream. Just as a bicycle wheel cannot spin without all its spokes, this all-female, all-fabulous group depends on the dedication of every girl to achieve its goals and remain one of Northern California’s most unique and talented music groups!


UNDERWRITING - Helping the grass roots grow

We acknowledge business contributions to KDRT with brief on-air messages called underwriting. Underwriting is to community radio what advertising is to commercial radio. The difference, however, is clear: Commercial stations may air as much as 18 minutes of advertising time per hour. KDRT airs less than one minute of underwriting per hour, which means our underwriters aren't lost in a sea of commercial hype.

Listening Lyrics March 28, 2014 (4:00PM) the AUSTIN, TX show (with THE SPANGLERS)

Austin, TX is the LIVE music capital of the world. Well Jeanne and I spent a few days there and this show is all about the hottest LOCAL AUSTIN bands. So take a listen and step into Austin, TX with us for an hour of great sounds. Helen and Tim Spangler of the SPANGLERS will join us.

visit the SPANGLERS at https://www.facebook.com/HelenTimSpangler

JAZZ after Dark - A real local weekly treat

Jazz after Dark (with Don Shor) is a laid back musical weekly journey into the sounds of jazz.  Its hard to explain this show in a sentence or two so just take a look at the March 25th show write up "Jazz across five decades tonight. Some sax by Sam Butera, Paul Gonsalvez, Johnny Hodges, and Gerry Mulligan. Piano by Thelonious Monk, Vince Guaraldi, and Butch Thompson. Vocals by Etta Jones, and Ella Fitzgerald. And a special thank-you to Toots Thielemans, 91 years old, as he retires after 65 years of jazz harmonica and whistling!"

Listening Lyrics March 28, 2014 (4:00PM) with guest RED UNION BLUES

This is right on tap for a fun hour. This band is red hot and we are so pleased to have them for a whole hour.  The band, RED UNION BLUE was recently signed by Sunny Dragon Records.

Red Union Blue is melodic country-pop/rock music with powerful vocals and strong vocal harmonies. The band features the songwriting talents of Chris Lee, the vocals of Trena Thompson, the guitar stylings of Rich Desideri, bass player Tim Olson, and Geno Guerere on drums and percussion. 


Listening Lyrics March 21, 2014 with guest Alicia Murphy

Alicia Murphy is a singer-songwriter from San Pedro, CA. She sings her all-original songs with a fierce rhythm guitar, a kick-drum, and unexpected harmonies. Alicia recently released her It Is and It Isn’t EP, produced by multiple Grammy-winning Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters, The Wallflowers) and Ran Pink atFonogenic Studios in Van Nuys, CA.

Our own Ruth is featured in the ARGONAUT GAZETTE (click for details)

Ruth Chambers Creates Radio Show of Old on 95.7 FM KDRT Davis, CA 

 by: Candi Zizek 

A decade ago, Ruth Chamberslove of street performing brought her to audition in historical attire and be invited to reenact with Old Sacramento Living History (OSLH). The Old Sacramento Business Association had a goal to liven up the streets of Old Sacramento Gold Rush style for the tourists and shoppers who visited.

Ruth created a historical puppet show to enchant the tourists and especially the kids. Her paper characters pasted on sticks act in stories like they would have been seen in the 1850s. Ruth used old characters and created her own newer characters to tell her stories.

Listening Lyrics - March 14 - with ROBERT KENNEDY

Robert Kennedy is a drummer supreme. Lives in Davis and is going to share with us a story about his cat. Robert will also share with us some of his music favorites. So be prepared to hear some fine jazz along some fine banter.

Robert has also started drawing so that tells all of us he lives in the right side of his brain. This will be a fun hour

You can visit Robert on his web page.