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Highlights

Woof It Up for the Big Day of Giving - Go BigDoG! - May 3rd

Come howl with KDRT on Tuesday, May 3rd, 5-9P at the Sudwerk’s dock, where we’ll Woof It Up for the BigDoGthe Big Day of Giving! It’s a community event with entertainment provided by Music Only Makes Sensethe fine folks who bring us the Davis Music Festival. The evening's lineup includes DMF alumni Richie Lawrence and the Yolos, Alicia Murphy, and the Toadmortons. There's even rumor of a BigDoG-themed photo booth... :-D  The Sudwerk's taps will be flowing, with a portion of proceeds benefitting KDRT and Davis Media Access. Other local non-profits will be on hand to help us celebrate, including the Pence Gallery and Cool Davis. Due to technical difficulties on the Big DoG side, to donate now, please go directly to Davis Media Access. TY!

Adam Block visits Listening Lyrics on April 29, 2016 at 4:00PM

Talk about a musician’s musician, Adam Block knows his way around a guitar. KDRT is thrilled he will be in the studio this Friday. Adam has played guitar for 20 + years.  After studying history and graduating from UC Davis in 2004, he continued studying guitar with Dave Lynch at Guitar Workshop and then decided to apply to Berklee College of Music in Boston. He earned a Bachelor degree in music and graduated from Berklee College in 2012.  Adam has since studied and performed various styles of music: blues, jazz, rock, R&B, Funk and soul. He has also studied Senegalese music as well as different styles of African guitar playing. He has worked as a sideman in many bands on the East and West coasts, and has also led bands performing his original songs and compositions. Adam has taught guitar students of all ages, young and old and enjoys sharing his knowledge of music and the guitar with his students.

Album of the Week - Bad Books II - 4/28 5-6P

I got into Bad Books after years of listening to Kevin Devine, a Brooklyn indie/punk musician who is one of my favorite songwriters. The group is a side-project featuring Devine and members of the band Manchester Orchestra, whose singer is Andy Hull. This is the second of their two albums, and it's a great listen.

Both Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra have albums I like just as much (and some more) than this one, but Devine and Hull are playing a show together in SF next month, so it feels like a good time for Bad Books. Plus, it’s just a tight 11-song indie record.

Also, unlike others, it’s free of profanity, meaning I won't have to do any on-the-fly lyric censorship during the show. I’ll have my three-year-old son in the booth (it’s take-your-kid-to-work day at UC Davis) and I’m sure he’ll be trying to stir up a ruckus in there, so I’ll need to keep my attention on that.

Jazz After Dark April 26, 2016

Jazz from soul and folk tonight. Soul jazz from the early 60’s: Hank Crawford * Gene Ammons * Lou Donaldson. Leadbelly songs by Clifford Jordan and Sandra Douglass. Then some early Pat Metheny, followed by 1990’s work: Eva Cassidy * Winston Walls & Brother Jack McDuff * Abbey Lincoln.

Davisville, 4/25/16: After Auschwitz—talking with Bernard Marks (part 2)

Today we present the second half of our interview with Bernard Marks, who survived internment in the Auschwitz and Dachau concentration camps when he was a child (here’s part 1). Now in his 80s, he often talks to students in Davis and elsewhere about his experiences. Today we pick up the conversation with his months at Dachau, where his existence was much worse; followed by his life after he came to America, the information he wants students to know, and the questions they ask.

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

Toddler Play Group
05/04/2016 -
9:00am to 10:30am
Farmers Mkt. & Picnic in the Park
05/04/2016 -
4:30pm to 8:30pm
Unofficial Scrabble Club
05/04/2016 -
5:30pm to 11:00pm
Improv Jam
05/04/2016 - 6:00pm
Open Mic
05/04/2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

OUR PROGRAMS

Duniya Dur Darshan

Live Monday 6-7pm
Replays Tuesday 9-10pm

DJ(s): 

Explore Indian culture with host CharSoVeese in a musical journey through Bollywood, from the Golden Age to the modern day. Duniya Dur Darshan also highlights Bhangra, Indian pop and hip-hop, and world music.

The Electric Compost Heap

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

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Electric Compost Heat DJ Dug Deep hosts a dig through many sound forms—the delightful detritus of blues, soul, country, rock, reggae, jazz, funk, punk, psych, and more—concocting a rich and fertile musical humus. Dig it, Heapsters!

Vee's Beats

Live Wednesday 2-3pm
Replays Monday 10-11am, Monday 11pm-Tuesday 12am

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Vee's Beats KDRT Davis California

DJ Vee brings you an eclectic selection of fresh beats—electronic, downtempo, bass, soul, and dub.