A Constant Grin

Live Friday 2-2:30pm
Replays Monday 9-9:30pm, Tuesday 10-10:30am, Friday 6-6:30pm


A 30-minute sampling of indie rock derived from the 1990s and 2000s, fancy subgenres include (but are not limited to): shoegaze, space rock, lo-fi, math rock, dream pop, post-rock, experimental, psychedelic, indie folk, and alternative country. Don't worry--I don't understand what any of tho


Live Tuesday 3-4pm
Replays Thursday 6-7pm


Unfortunate Image

Featuring a wide variety of recorded music from many different cultures, time periods and genres.  Although the show as a whole would be thematically sporadic, each individual installment (if not revolving around some central topic) would at least have a general flow.  In addition, we hope to include interviews and live performances by local youths who have an interest or talent in any type of music.

Davisville, 2/23/15: Seeking a fast, public broadband network for Davis

Davis Internet imageDavis has commercial, high-speed Internet connections provided by Comcast and AT&T. What would it mean for the town if Davis had a third line, publicly owned, and very, very fast? Several people with deep interest and experience with the Internet are beginning to advance that idea, and on today’s Davisville we talk with two of them: Rob Nickerson, president and part owner of the Davis Internet company Omsoft Technologies, and Doug Walter. Each is part of a new, casual group, Davis Gigabit.

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Electric Compost Heap

Live Wednesday 7-9pm
Replays Wednesday 7:30-8:30am, Friday 10pm-Saturday 12am, Saturday 2-4pm


Dug Deep hosts a dig through many sound forms--the obscure detritus of blues, soul, country, rock, reggae, jazz, funk, punk, psych, and more--mixing a rich and fertile musical humus. Tune in to KDRT every Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm. Dig it, Heapsters!


Album of the Week

Replays Wednesday 1-2pm, Wednesday 10-11pm, Thursday 5-6pm, Saturday 4-5pm


A weekly rotating crew of merry pranksters gives you extended gut-busting awesomeness with in-depth examinations of entire albums.  Remember those artisitic statements?  No, not singles or one track, but groups of songs that capture a period of time in a musician's or band's life.   


Rocket Radio

Live Tuesday 5:30-6pm
Replays Sunday 10:30-11am


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

About Us

KDRT, where the grass roots grow, is located in Davis, CA,
a vibrant community located between San Francisco and Sacramento. KDRT aims to inspire and entertain listeners through an eclectic mix of music and public affairs programming. We build community by promoting dialogue, encouraging artistic expression, and acting as a forum for people who typically lack media access. Our mission reflects our values: localism, social equality, public participation, media literacy, diversity, and, of course, community media. 


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Great Chefs Series: Patrick Mulvaney
02/28/2015 (All day)
Farmers Market
02/28/2015 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
Breaking the Silence
02/28/2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
All Things Acacia
02/28/2015 - 2:00pm
Live Irish Music
02/28/2015 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Celebrate Africa
02/28/2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Ken Kemmerling on Piano
02/28/2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Transmedia Art for Peace Fundraiser
02/28/2015 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Davis Art Salon: Decontextualize
02/28/2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Uncallused Hand
02/28/2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Hopped Up Comedy
02/28/2015 - 7:30pm
Young Artists Competition Finals
02/28/2015 - 8:00pm
Arann Harris & the Farm Band
02/28/2015 - 8:00pm
02/28/2015 - 8:00pm
02/28/2015 - 8:00pm
Sweeney Todd
02/28/2015 - 8:15pm
Local Live Music
02/28/2015 - 9:00pm
African Night
02/28/2015 - 10:00pm
DJ Smilez
02/28/2015 - 11:00pm