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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

Big Day of Giving
05/03/2016 (All day)
New Parent Network
05/03/2016 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Midway Carnival
05/03/2016 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Davis Bike Polo
05/03/2016 - 5:00pm
Fundraising Concert
05/03/2016 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

OUR PROGRAMS

Davis Music Connections

Live Tuesday 2-3pm

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Davis has a very unique musical scene, from the Mondavi Center’s formal performances to the local clubs where bands and upcoming artists hone their craft. On Davis Music Connections, get the scoop on all your favorite local artists, from shows to accomplishments to side projects. 

 

World Reggae

Live Thursday 10-11am
Replays Monday 10-11pm, Friday 1-2pm

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DJ Dennis brings you an array of reggae sounds from around the world.

Dinner Bell Roundup

Live Saturday 4-6pm
Replays Tuesday 11pm-Wednesday 12am

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Join DJ Cliff and friends for Dinner Bell Roundup’s tasty plateful of swinging country, western, and Americana music. Come and get it!

Chambers Street Theatre

Live Thursday 11-11:30am
Replays Wednesday 11-11:30am, Sunday 12-12:30pm

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Join host Ruth Chambers as she shares stories from 1800 to 1920 in the dialogue and dialects of the time as written by the authors. You'll hear Gold Rush and Wild West Stories, Tall Tales, and plenty of Mark Twain. Some of the stories were written by the reader herself! Tune in, sit back, and enjoy a taste of simpler times.

Civilization Phaze IV

Live Sunday 10-11am
Replays Wednesday 9-10pm, Thursday 7:30-8:30am

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Join host Eunah (“Oo’-na”) as she harvests the ripest fruits of classical music and its offshoots. She’ll tell you a bit about their roots and show you how nutritious this music can be for the mind and the soul. Only the most delicious and occasionally unusual pieces will be handpicked for your consumption. Do give them a taste—you’ll be pleasantly surprised by these classical jams.