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KDRT Broadcasts Live from Armadillo for 2nd Friday ArtAbout - 10/9 6:30P

The 2nd Friday ArtAbout is a huge favorite in the downtown Davis scene. KDRT is pleased to announce that starting on October 9 we will broadcast LIVE from Armadillo Music for 2nd Friday events. Our host Tim Spangler will interview the performers in between the music. This month's guest will be the Winters band Polyorchids. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Rita Hosking to appear on Listening Lyrics - Oct 9, 2015 at 4:00PM

Rita Hosking will join us in the studio to talk about her new album “Frankie and the No- Go Road”  Rita is an American composer and musician based in Davis, California. She plays Americana and bluegrass styles of music with both standards and original songs. She has been performing around the country at concerts, festivals, and other venues.

"Hosking's music isn't like the polished, over-produced music found in pop culture. Hers is a minimalist sound that reflects a simpler time and place: a little country town, rather than a big city."

Leading up to her 2010 performance tour of Great Britain, she received increasing attention on the "East Side" of the pond. Reviewer Paul Kerr of Americana-UK remarked that she is "a very talented artist with the ability to step up to that pantheon of great female country folk singers and writers."  Hosking has played to packed venues in England, Wales, and Cornwall. Visit Rita at


Album of the Week - 10/8/15- Hard Working Americans

This week Jesse and Pieter feature the debut LP from the Hard Working Americans! This album is Americana at its best, featuring songs rooted in the blues, alternative country, and rock. Hard Working Americans are a super band of sorts, featuring Todd Snider and a group of his friends: keyboardist Chad Staehly (Great American Taxi), guitarist Neil Casal (the Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Ryan Adams & The Cardinals), bassist Dave Schools (Widespread Panic) and drummer Duane Trucks (King Lincoln and Col. Bruce Hampton’s School of Music). Despite Todd Snider’s obvious songwriting abilities, they chose to cover songs from some of their favorite artists, all dealing with day to day struggles of the low-down and down-and-out. Great lyrics, great instrumentation and Todd Snider’s vocals! An anthemic album for those of us on the left side of the tracks. One of my favorite albums from 2014.

Get involved: Attend the next KDRT orientation!

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. Every month (typically on the first Wednesday), 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 October 7th and plan to attend! To RSVP, visit

Jazz After Dark October 06 2015

Coming up tonight: Mose Allison * Howard Roberts * Shorty Rogers * Duke Ellington with Ella Fitzgerald * Sonny Clark * Dave Brubeck Quartet * Chet Baker * The Modern Jazz Quartet * Gerry Mulligan * Paquito d'Rivera * Cassandra Wilson * Paco De Lucía * Piano Connection

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...

Light On Water
10/09/2015 (All day) to 11/09/2015 (All day)
Folk Music Jam Session
10/09/2015 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Folk Music Jam Session
10/09/2015 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
TASTE: 2015
10/09/2015 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Opening Reception
10/09/2015 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm


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!

Building Ideas / Solving Problems

Live Tuesday 4-5pm


Building ideas and solving problems in concert with you, Mother Nature, Davis, and surrounding areas--Australia to the moon! Your idea, our show, simple/unique questions in relation to an idea, roofing, and life. We are stronger together, proactively piecing it together, so join us in figuring out a thing or two. Bring us a problem, lets solve it together.

A Scanner Darkly

Live Friday 2:30-3:30pm
Replays Tuesday 3-4pm, Saturday 11am-12pm


I am a DJ, I am what I play.  Please join me on KDRT 95.7 for an eclectic mix of music spanning the generational gap.  From the psychedelic sounds of an analogue drone to the digital spectrum of 'the heavy', If it sounds good, I'll play it!