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Get Involved: Attend the Next KDRT Orientation on Feb 17!

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 DC-TV. So mark your calendars for February 17th and plan to attend! The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, visit DavisMedia.org.

Evan Daly visits Listening Lyrics 2/12/16 at 4PM EST

Davisite Evan Daly is well known in Northern California. His own band, the Evan Daly Blues Band, creates a soul-searching experience of blues-rock and a mighty fine guitar. Evan's involvement in multiple bands, including Tha Dirt Feelin, is made possible by his absolute control of the guitar--he can play to fit most any genre. Evan's stage persona is electrifying, and he's been known to drive the dance floor into a frenzy. Let's hear what drives this young man.

Album of the Week (02/11) Tame Impala ~ Currents

Stealing a line from this Pitchfork review, "Nearly every proper song on Currents is a revelatory statement of Parker’s range and increasing expertise as a producer, arranger, songwriter, and vocalist while maintaining the essence of Tame Impala: Parker is just as irreverent working in soul and R&B as he is with psych-rock."

I'm not one to rely heavily on P4K, but when they rate an lp 9.3 out of 10, I may give it a try. Currents ended up in their Top 5 for 2015, (Top 3 Reader's Poll) and in my list of fifteen favorite discoveries for the year.

Let It Happen and The Moment drew me in to this solo project and the rest grew on me shortly afterward. I recently picked up the double-lp from Armadillo Music and am pleased to share it during my turn of AoTW. Mr. Parker will be touring (with a full band) at the Greek in Berkeley early September. One of the two nights still has tickets remaining as of this post.

Jazz After Dark February 09, 2016

60’s jazz tonight! Soul, blues, gypsy guitar, and more. Ella Fitzgerald * Phineas Newborn Jr. * Don Wilkerson * Cannonball Adderley * Billie Poole * Brother Jack McDuff * Illinois Jacquet * Gabor Szabo * Eden Atwood * Pat La Barbera & Don Thompson

About Us

KDRT is high-powered low-power grassroots radio located in Davis, California, airing an eclectic mix of music and public affairs programming, and building community by promoting dialogue, encouraging artistic expression, and acting as a forum for people who typically lack media access. KDRT 95.7 FM is a project of Davis Media Access (DMA.)  DMA is a dba of Davis Community Television, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Our mission reflects our values: localism, social equality, public participation, media literacy, diversity, and, of course, community media. Read more...

Events Calendar

Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair
02/14/2016 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Bingo!
02/14/2016 -
12:00pm to 4:30pm
Artist Reception "Davis Shopscapes" by Ben Tuason
02/14/2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Food Not Bombs
02/14/2016 - 1:00pm
Sacred Circle Dancing
02/14/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

OUR PROGRAMS

HEAVY

Live Friday 11am-12pm
Replays Thursday 2-3pm

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Guitar sunset photo

HEAVY crisscrosses the abyssal plains of metallic drone, noise and distortion—braving the shrill screams and the demonic growls, withstanding fierce onslaughts of double bass and irregular time signatures—all to bring you a delicious, multicourse metal meal. Each week, DJs George and Dmitiry curate a list of metal tracks and place them in context of the broader metal genre landscape. Tune in, head bang, rock on.

 

Jazz After Dark

Live Tuesday 8-9pm
Replays Thursday 11pm-Friday 12am, Saturday 9-10pm

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Join jazz aficionado Don Shor as he explores the diverse and fascinating genre that is jazz. Jazz After Dark spans the gamut, from boogie woogie to blues, ragtime to bebop, Brazilian to swing—and Ella, always Ella. 

Na Mele O Hawai'i

Live Wednesday 4-6pm
Replays Tuesday 7:30-8:30am, Sunday 5-7pm

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Na Mele O Hawai'i program KDRT Davis California

Join host Beth Post as she features the unique sounds of Hawaiian music—from early icons of island music to today's innovators—exploring styles, the history of the genre, and revered songs and performers.

Davisville

Live Monday 5:30-6pm
Replays Wednesday 8:30-9am, Saturday 7:30-8am

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Davis is a wonderful and diverse community, full of interesting people, ideas, and happenings. On Davisville, host Bill Buchanan presents unique stories from in and around town that are relevant to the Davis community.