Live in the Loam

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LIVE IN THE LOAM is our NEW pop-up show featuring touring and local artists who are playing in and around Davis. It's a "pop-up" as it doesn't have a fixed position in our on-air schedule; Live in the Loam airs based on the artists' availability.

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KDRT is your community radio station, where the grass roots grow. Whether you want to share thoughts about current programming, how to produce your own show, join our volunteer support staff, or want more information on statoin underwriting or donations, we want to hear from you...

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KDRT is your station, and if you have an idea for a show, we want to hear it. Our air staff is made up of volunteers representating a wide range of interests, from local politics to environmental news, from educational programming to independent music...

JAZZ after Dark - A real local weekly treat

Jazz after Dark (with Don Shor) is a laid back musical weekly journey into the sounds of jazz.  Its hard to explain this show in a sentence or two so just take a look at the March 25th show write up "Jazz across five decades tonight. Some sax by Sam Butera, Paul Gonsalvez, Johnny Hodges, and Gerry Mulligan. Piano by Thelonious Monk, Vince Guaraldi, and Butch Thompson. Vocals by Etta Jones, and Ella Fitzgerald. And a special thank-you to Toots Thielemans, 91 years old, as he retires after 65 years of jazz harmonica and whistling!"

Davisville, 8/18/14: Taming Davis’ annual mass move-out

Late each August, thousands of college students move in and out of apartments all over town. The mass move generates piles of cast-offs that students no longer want—furniture, clothes and housewares, but also unexpected stuff like anime, Ikea furniture and gift cards—and could turn the city into one big sloppy flea market if the volume got out of control. For 15 years, the city has organized the Apartment Move-Out Waste Reduction Program to tame the tide. Today Jennifer Gilbert, the city’s conservation coordinator, and Marisa Schafer, one of the volunteers who make it work, discuss how it all comes together, the need for semi-secrecy ... and the things people leave behind. 

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On the Air

Na Mele O Hawai'i

Live Wednesday 3-4pm
Replays Tuesday 7:30-8:30am, Friday 3-4pm, Saturday 11am-12pm, Sunday 9:30-10:30am

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Featuring the music of Hawaii, from early icons of island music to today's innovators, exploring styles, the history of the music, and revered songs and performers.

Upcoming

Listening Lyrics

Live Friday 4-5pm
Replays Monday 7-8pm, Tuesday 12-1pm, Saturday 4-5pm

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Each one-hour show centers around a theme and plays music to contribute to the theme, or features interviews with local artists to hear their music and/or listen to music that might have inspired them.

The Awesome Patrol Show

Live Friday 5-6pm
Replays Wednesday 9-10pm

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Happy Hour Friday jams with The Awesome Patrol Show (TAPS). Hosts Danny and Sara drone on about bands they like, think everyone should hear, or are performing in a venue nearby, perhaps, maybe if you're lucky or something. Cheers!

A Constant Grin

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

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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

OUR PROGRAMS

The Grapevine

Live Wednesday 6-7pm
Replays Monday 3-4pm, Friday 7:30-8:30am, Saturday 8-9pm

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The best of Motown, classic R & B, soul, the blues now and then, and other sounds that move the spirit.

Golden Road

Live Friday 6:30-8:30pm
Replays Thursday 9-11pm, Sunday 7-9pm

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On the air here at KDRT since February of 2007, The Golden Road takes listeners on the musical adventures of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, and many of the other fine musicians from Northern California and occasionally other geographic regions around the country. The focus of most Golden Road broadcasts are recordings captured live from many of the approximately 2350 shows performed by the Grateful Dead, and plenty of Jerry Garcia's solo work with his own electric band along with his masterful excursions in the acoustic music world.

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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Underwriting

KDRT Underwriters GraphicOur listeners appreciate the underwriters that support KDRT and our unique, high-quality, locally grown programming. Underwriting KDRT gives businesses the opportunity to get their message out to an engaged local audience. As our current business supporters can attest, underwriting KDRT is a sound investment. Learn more...

Folk Music Jam Session
08/29/2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Live Music with Bob Wren
08/29/2014 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Jonny Gold Trio
08/29/2014 - 6:00pm