Rocket Radio

Live Tuesday 5:30-6pm
Replays Sunday 12:30-1pm


A program aimed at Davis kids and teens from elementary to high school featuring music, books, poems, puzzles, interviews, and current events.


Chili Cookoff

In this show, Rocket talks about the Da Vinci Chili Cookoff that took place last weekend! There was a ton of chili and the whole event was great. Rocket also talks about I Gelosi, Acme's winter show, for which rehearsals just started and an upcoming debate tournament at Santa Clara University. Rocket reads a couple math stories about sooty-smeared British people, a kiss, and a punch in the dark in a train compartment. This show also includes an exerpt from Scientific Feuds. This show features Hello by Adele from her new albym, 25, that drops on November 20, What a Catch, Donnie by Fall Out Boy (shoutout to Colin), and Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don't by Brand New.

Flats, Monologues, and Science

In this show Rocket talks about the flat tire he got on his bike on his way to the studio. He talks about auditions for Acme's winter show, I Gelosi, and reads some audition monologues. There's a bad joke about a scientist, an engineer, and a statistician who go hunting. Rocket reads from the book "Scientific Feuds: From Galileo to the Human Genome Project" by Joel Levy. Music for this show is Spark by Ghost Town from their new album, Evolution, Better Off by Alive Like Me, and Remember Every Scar by Escape the Fate from their latest album, Hate Me.

Bo Burnham

Bo Burnham performed Sunday night at the Community Center Theater in Sacramento on his Make Happy Tour! In this show, Rocket talks about the performance and tells a bad joke about a pink and purple, polka-dotted polka dot. This show also includes a reading of some of the introduction to a copy of Macbeth. Music for this show consists of: Summer Shandy by The Front Bottoms, My Team by Drew Jacobs, and Emperor's New Clothes by Panic! At the Disco from their new album, Death of a Bachelor (to be released January 15). Rocket also reads an article relating to My Team from MTV News.

Halloween 2k15

Halloween!!! This show includes some rhymes, witch facts, and other halloween-related oddities from "The Hodgepodge Book". These include useful information such as "If you carry a penny in your pocket or wear a new dime in each show, witches can't harm you". Rocket tells a scary story about a man who sleeps in a haunted hotel. There are also scary stories from the book "More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" such as "The Voice" and "The Man in the Middle". Of course all this storytelling is accompanied by halloween-themed music such as "This Is Halloween" from The Nightmare Before Christmas, "Run" by The Maine from the album Forever Halloween, and the classic, "Monster Mash".

Science Stuff

In this show Rocket talks about the debate tournament last weekend at Mira Loma High. There is also a bad pun involving debate and twenty-one pilots. Because of the chemistry test Rocket has to take this week, this show includes an excerpt from the book "Scientific Feuds" by Joel Levy about the age of the Earth and. In other news flu shots are a thing. Music for this show includes "Undercover Underwater Everywhere" by The Vesuvians (thanks to Alex!), "Fairly Local" by twenty one pilots (the bad pun), "The Elements" by Tom Leherer (chemistry!) and "Shots" by Imagine Dragons (like for the flu).

Debate & Fallacies

This Saturday DHS will be competing in a league dabate tournament at Mira Loma High School. The majority of this show is a list of logical fallacies that are commonly used in arguments. The list in the show comes from the University of North Carolina and includes fallacies such as equivocation, strawman, hasty generalization, and slippery slope. In other news: The Veterans' Memorial Center will host an Upstander Carnival this weekend to raise anti-bullying awareness through carnival games, DHS homecoming was last weekend (we won the football game!), articulation day is this Thursday, and the anniversary of Matthew Shepard's death just passed. This show includes "Miss Jackson" by Panic!

A Fairytale Feast

Thank you to everyone who came to see Acme's fall fundraiser of A Fairytale Feast! This show includes an article from the Davis Enterprise about the performance. A Fairytale Feast was a series of fairyales told by a travelling group of hunters. Each of four stories corresponded to a delightful dish including pumpkin mousse and gingerbread cookies. In keeping with this show's fairytale theme, Rocket reads some Aesop's Fables and all the songs are fairytale-themed. The songs in this show are "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid, "Prince Ali" from Alladin, and "Be Our Guest" from Beauty and the Beast. Rocket also talks about "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger.

Football and Gay-Straight Alliances

Congratulations to the DHS football team for winning the first home game of the season against Edison High 36-0 (image from The Hub). Rocket talks about Persepolis, a movie about a young girl growing up in revolutionary Iran, as well as lunchtime rap battles at school. GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) clubs are starting up for the year at both Holmes and DHS. The Holmes GSA meets at lunch on Wednesdays in P-1 and the DHS GSA meets some Fridays in L-20, Mr. Wheeler's room. GSAs offer a safe space for students as well as a great way to get involved in LGBTQIA+ issues.

Period BOMB

Period BOMB, the Los Angeles-based baby martian gore pop band, are currently on tour and are playing in Davis tonight! You can see them at 8:30 at 239 3rd Street! This show includes a phone interview with Period BOMB members Cami Miami, Mars Odette, and Jizzy Creams while in a car on the way to their next tour stop. Through multiple connection losses and looking for a gas station the band talks about their music and the tour. This show also includes their song "Gnarly Princess" for which they just released the music video. This show also features "I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor" by Arctic Monkeys, and in other news, The Visit was excellent.


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Great show!! Drew and Brenna

Great show!! Drew and Brenna loved the interview with their cousin Liana  i love you

Well Done Rocket

I got to listen to your interview with Zack. Fun and interesting. Your show is really well done. Thanks Rocket!
Joel in Auburn

a little frustrating

i want to listen now andi can't figure out how to tune in... i'm sure i'll get it though..

Great broadcast with you and your Guesthost!

Hey Rocket! You did a great job once again. Let us know when you want call-ins. I know five of us in Chicago will be happy to call you with questions and jokes!

Hey Rocket, I'm David's

Hey Rocket, I'm David's neighbor and a HUGE fan. I love your show. David wants to be the co-host and as his friend, I would like to be his co-host. If you want to Have a co-co-host, I would like to be first on the list.

Willow J.

Hey Rocket, I think your

Hey Rocket, I think your show could be a lot better with a co-host. I'm not kidding! Anyway if you "come to your senses" about the co-host thing could I be first in line?

David G.


Nice show, Rocket! I liked the interviews. My mom liked the Tom Lehrer song and They Might Be Giants.

Owen P.

Great show!! Drew and Brenna

Great show!! Drew and Brenna loved the interview with their cousin Liana...and danced to Crocodile Rock!

Good for you!

Can't wait to listen!

Love, your biggest fan (AKA: Jessica the babysitter)

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