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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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KDRT is commercial-free, independent radio powered by people like you--folks who step up to the mic in support local community radio. There are three main ways you can help: volunteer at KDRT, donate, or underwrite our programming...

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Free Form Music

Replays Monday 12-7:30am, Tuesday 12-7:30am, Wednesday 12-7:30am, Thursday 12-7:30am, Friday 12-7:30am, Saturday 12-7:30am, Sunday 12-7:30am
Upcoming

Davisville

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

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Short answer: An interview show about people, issues, subjects, and events involving Davis, California. Detailed answer: Davis is full of interesting and often important stories, and I try to do more than present the obvious.

AARP Prime Time

Replays Saturday 8-9am, Sunday 1-2pm

Interiews with a spectrum of authorities and public figures focusing on the wide ranging interests and concerns of Americans 40 and above.

OUR PROGRAMS

Aggressively Progressive

Live Wednesday 10-11am
Replays Thursday 11pm-Friday 12am

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An hour of progressive metal and its influences--from the experimental prog of the 70s to the extreme metal of the 21st century--Daniel takes you on a tour through one of the most technical, energetic, and diverse genres of rock music.

Electric Compost Heap

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

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Dug Deep and the Electric Compost HeapDug 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.

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

Rocket Radio

Live Tuesday 5:30-6pm
Replays Sunday 10:30-11am

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A program aimed at elementary school kids (age 7-13) in Davis, talking with them about their interests.

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...

Farmers Market
08/23/2014 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
U-Pick Fruit Event
08/23/2014 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Garden Work Day
08/23/2014 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Village Feast
08/23/2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Batty for Bats
08/23/2014 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Author Event: Wild Within
08/23/2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Mike Justis Band
08/23/2014 - 7:30pm
Movies in the Park
08/23/2014 - 8:00pm
Boca do Rio
08/23/2014 - 9:30pm