Rocket Radio

Rocket Radio KDRT Davis California

Rocket Radio is a show aimed at Davis youth of all ages, from elementary to high school. DJ Rocket features music, poems, books, interviews, and current events, all while maintaining a young perspective.

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Theatre and Classes

All the world's a stage but especially Davis right now. Davis High's production of Standing on Ceremony opens this weekend and Harper Junior High's Hairspray opens the next. Next week are also auditions for Acme Theatre's spring show The Jungle Book (a modern version) which are open to all 9th-12th graders. Rocket talks about meeting the Hairspray cast at Harper literally half an hour ago and talking to them about theatre opportunities at the high school. These opportunities include DHS Drama and Acme but also classes like stagecraft and drama that DJUSD students may want to consider enrolling in before they submit their course request applications. Rocket also talks about his experiences at the debate tournament he attended this past weekend. There are, of course, bad jokes too.

Rocket Radio for 5:30pm on Feb 28th, 2017

Happy Mardi Gras! In this show Rocket reads from a packet on the hollow Earth theory that's been laying around the studio for the past few weeks. It's really weird and details different species of aliens, some of which are humanoid and others of which look more like reptiles. It's a wild experience. Rocket reads about the development of radio in the 1930's and 40's from his history textbook (it's actually interesting, though). There are also some hilarious jokes featured on the show. Music includes "Nantes" by Beirut because of France and Mardi Gras, "Starlight" by Muse because of Moonlight winning picture of the year at the Oscars, and "How Would You Feel (Paean)" by Ed Sheeran from his next album that drops this week.


Welcome to the 1920's. A lot of DJUSD is dealing with this time period right now: The Great Gatsby, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, 1929 Night at Da Vinci High School. If you're not familiar with 1929 night, you should familiarize yourself because it's a really cool event. It's Da Vinci's Junior Class project and the event itself is this upcoming Friday. Visitors can immerse themselves in 1929 while students educate them on topics ranging from science to culture. Rocket reads straight from his history textbook about an important cultural item that emerged in this time period: radio. He also reads about the continued development of radio in the 1930's. Rocket talks about the Great Gatsby for a while (spoilers!), mostly just about how good it is. Rocket reviews a couple movies relevant to Gatsby that his class watched in English. Jamie Johnson's Born Rich and The One Percent.

Valentine's Day <3

It's Valentine's Day! That means free candy today and cheap candy tomorrow! It also means Rocket reads an account of the history of Valentine's cards which is also effectively just the history of Valentine's Day. In searching for such a history, Rocket also stumbled across an account of a man in Florida in the 1940's whose girlfriend died and who took her from her coffin to preserve her body and live with her. Everyone celebrates love differently? Happy Valentine's Day! This show kicks off with a real sweet song for this holiday: "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran. it just so happens that he performed this song the other night at the Grammy's. In fact, all of the music on this show is related to the Grammy's. "Chained to the Rhythm" by Katy Perry featured a really cool choreographed routine with a house that was taken apart and intricate projections. Rocket also plays "Freedom" from Beyonce's Lemonade.

Betsy DeVos and the Super Bowl

Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the next Secretary of Education under the Trump administration so Rocket reads a NYT article about the historical tie-breaking vote that Pence cast to elect her. Drama. Rocket also talks about the 3rd annual Davis Pride festival that's planned for May 21. It was also the superbowl last Sunday. Sports. Rocket talks about an impressive series of knock knock jokes he heard from a speech duo at a speech and debate tournament last weekend. In honor of these impressive knock knock jokes, Rocket tells his own series of bad jokes which are pretty bad. Music for this show includes "Castle on the Hill" by Ed Sheeran (hot new single!), "School" by Nirvana (@ you, DeVos), and "Young and Beuatiful" by Lana Del Rey because his English class started the Great Gatsby and the song is featured in the movie.

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Love, your biggest fan (AKA: Jessica the babysitter)

Show will begin on April 6th!

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