Coined in 1957 by Brandeis University professor Gunther Schuller, “Third Stream” is a term used to describe the synthesis of classical and jazz. Join DJ Gary Chew to discover some Third Stream sounds for yourself.
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DJ Chris Mussen presents all things modern indie, from shoegaze to psychedelic, dream pop to space rock, lo-fi to indie folk. Whatever you prefer on your indie playlists, A Constant Grin is sure to keep you smiling.
DJ Dave Reynolds takes you on a journey through the world of music.
With a rotating cast of hosts and in-depth exploration of entire albums, Album of the Week brings a fantastically fun hour to the airwaves.
Alternative Radio, also known as “Audio Energy for Democracy,” is a nationally syndicated public affairs show that sheds light on important stories that mainstream media often ignore or distort. With its headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, AR has been heard by millions of listeners over the years and shows no sign of slowing down.
Art of the Song shares ideas and creative insights from the artists that drive our musical culture through both music and interviews. This syndicated program aims to inspire all listeners to find and express their unique creative voices.
Between the Lines is an award-winning progressive news magazine covering myriad topics—international and national—social, political, and economic. Unaffiliated with any political parties or major media networks, this syndicated program is able to present unique perspectives and diverse ideas that corporate media too often ignores.
Through smart, intellectual, and engaging storytelling, Big Picture Science discusses today’s biggest scientific stories and breakthroughs by interviewing leading researchers and scientists. The program delivers the information in unorthodox yet clever ways, proving that science radio doesn’t have to be dry, even if the humor is.
Airing in more than 250 cities across the country and around the world, this syndicated program brings bold ideas and innovations that lead to practical solutions. Simply put, Bioneers brings “revolution from the heart of nature.”
On Building Ideas, DJs Kyle and Gunner discuss big ideas and solutions to problems that affect us all. When we come together to solve problems, proactively dealing with difficult questions, nothing can hold us back from achieving our goals and changing our world for the better. Bring us a problem, let’s solve it together.
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.
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.
Climate One presents essential discussions on the environment and climate issues. Created by Commonwealth Club Vice President Greg Dalton in 2007 after his journey to the Arctic Circle, this syndicated show brings together the greatest minds and leaders from business, government, and academia to achieve the world’s goal of creating a low-carbon economy.
News, Talk and Inspiration! "Conrad's Corner" is an informative and entertaining program that analyzes current events, local news and politics impacting the Davis community.
Hosted by Dean Becker, Cultural Baggage is the only nationally distributed radio program that focuses solely on the U.S. war on drugs. Tune in for timely, candid interviews with elected officials, judges, scientists, doctors, authors, entertainers, police officers, wardens, prisoners, and patients about current drug-war issues, such as medical marijuana, sentencing reform, racial profiling, and police corruption.
Nursery pro Don Shor has been gardening and selling plants in Davis for more than three decades. Join Don and co-host Lois Richter as they discuss and answer your questions on all things for the garden.
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.
Davis is a wonderful and diverse community, full of interesting people, ideas, and happenings. On Davisville, host Bill Buchanan presents unique stories from in and around town that are relevant to the Davis community.
Tune in for a vinyl-centric exploration of Americana, from classic country to roots rock and blues. Each Dead Wax episode features a current artist, diving into the roots of their music as we thumb through our record stacks.
Hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, Democracy Now is an award-winning syndicated news program that gives voice to perspectives rarely heard in corporate-sponsored media, including independent journalists, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, independent analysts, and ordinary people from around the world.
Join DJ Cliff and friends for Dinner Bell Roundup’s tasty plateful of swinging country, western, and Americana music. Come and get it!
Divine Intervention strikes the KDRT airwaves—a musical ministry—live every Monday evening with an unholy assortment of ambrosial audio to indoctrinate your ears. Tune in for much new music in the spirit of alt/rock/pop/indie/punk, with some roots and randomness to round out the service. For the truly devout, don't miss Vinyl Vespers—a weekly feature to spotlight a "best of the worst" cut from the deep-discount record bins.
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.
E-Town, taped before a live audience in Boulder, Colorado, features today’s top folk and Americana artists, along with information and discussions on the environment and conservation. Host Nick Forster nimbly walks the line between musician and radio journalist, playing guitar, mandolin, or lap steel with musical guests and then switching gears to engage artists in conversation. Co-host Helen Forster lends her voice to both the spoken and musical portions of the show.
Every night, hear 7+ hours of music to keep you company—awake, asleep, or somewhere in between—courtesy of your friends at KDRT.
Harold's Chicken DJs Michael Mulholland and Nix Glass bring you eclectic sounds spanning multiple genres, from Roy Ayers to Frank Zappa, including jazz, hip-hop, Afrobeat, rock, and more.
Nothing brings greater rewards than a life filled with love and care for people and the world around us. With Heart to Heart, host "Dr. G" inspires and teaches listeners to live life richly and lightly. To ask a question on the show, call 1.530.792.1648 during the live broadcast. Check the Davis Enterprise to for guests and weekly topics.
HEAVY crisscrosses the abyssal plains of metallic drone, noise and distortion—braving the shrill screams and the demonic growls, withstanding fierce onslaughts of double bass and irregular time signatures—all to bring you a delicious, multicourse metal meal. Each week, DJs George and Dmitiry curate a list of metal tracks and place them in context of the broader metal genre landscape. Tune in, head bang, rock on.
This is a program made by women, for women, and about women—to inspire, empower, and entertain. How She Really Does It covers a host of topics that matter to women, including work/life balance, businesses and careers, parenting, education, and youth sports.
Join jazz aficionado Don Shor as he explores the diverse and fascinating genre that is jazz. Jazz After Dark spans the gamut, from boogie woogie to blues, ragtime to bebop, Brazilian to swing—and Ella, always Ella.
Live Tracks highlights a wide range of live musical performances, from early 60s rock to rockabilly, from blues to bluegrass. The program frequently features local performers recorded and mixed here in Davis by host Jim Buchanan.
Committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news, showcasing voices and perspectives rarely heard in mainstream media, Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive and creative ways to solve problems.
Join host Beth Post as she features the unique sounds of Hawaiian music—from early icons of island music to today's innovators—exploring styles, the history of the genre, and revered songs and performers.
Tony Martignetti talks to leading nonprofit thinkers about issues facing all nonprofits, including board relations, fundraising, volunteer management, legal compliance, accounting and finance, marketing, technology, and social media.
Immerse yourself in programs from radio’s Golden Age.
One Health and Wildlife Talk shares the best stories and ideas from the UC Davis One Health Institute and the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center. All topics are health centered, be it people, other animals, or the environment.
Host Wayne Hagen presents a bit of musical mayhem that never goes Outta Style.
And interview show produced by Barry Vogel in Ukiah, California, Radio Curious covers a curiously wide array of topics concerning life and ideas.
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.
DJ Tree has a theory of music that involves a tree. Suffice it to say that it involves a trinity, an exploration of themes and connections among recording artists, and otherwise very few boundaries. Listen for music old and new, known and unknown. And if you listen long enough, you may experience some musical enlightenment.
Sea Change Radio is a nationally syndicated program that covers the shift to social, environmental, and economic sustainability.
Host Wayne Hagen takes a lively look at sweet sounds of jug-band music, past and present.
IEEE Spectrum produces four to six hour-long documentaries per year on a wide range of technology subjects. Our specials are made available to public radio stations and other broadcast outlets, and are distributed by the Public Radio Exchange and NPR’s Content Depot. In addition to the IEEE, support for our programs comes from the National Science Foundation and the Sloan Foundation via the Public Radio Exchange.
Student-run show Take it to the HUB chronicles Davis High School events and their effects on the Davis community.
Host Lois Richter’s That’s Life offers a mix of music, readings, panel discussions, and interviews. Recurring topics include Davis activities and groups; work and life choices; philosophy and theory; and birding, cooking, art, and other passions. Lois frequently incorporates music in an easy-listening style -- from ballads to 1970s pop to current local artists to the slack key sounds of Hawaii.
If you want to suggestion a topic for discussion, leave a message for Lois at 530-758-5058 or in the comments here.
Tune in to The Awesome Patrol Show (TAPS) for Happy Hour jams filled with new music you may love. DJs Danny and Sara TAPS bring the great tunes along with the scoop on shows in and around Davis. Cheers!
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!
The Folk Brothers—Bill and Peter—explore an eclectic range of music, including traditional folk of the British Isles and the U.S, contemporary singer/songwriters on both sides of the Atlantic, and American roots music and some of its lesser-known offshoots. Tune in for a great music mix served with just a shake of sibling rivalry.
The Golden Road takes you on a musical exploration of the sounds of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, and many other fine musicians, from Northern California and beyond. The program focuses mainly on recordings captured from the Grateful Dead’s live shows, along with Jerry Garcia's fine solo work, both electric and acoustic.
Join host Rod Moseanko as he explores the best of classic R&B, soul, funk, the blues, Motown and other sounds that'll put a smile on your lips and a swing in your hips! It's all right there...for your listening pleasure...on The Grapevine.
Are you tired of commercial radio's pop-rap? Tune in to The Kickback, the realest hip-hop show in the 530. The Kickback is your plug for all of the freshest, underground hip-hop out right now. This show has something for everyone, exploring all styles and sounds in the genre.
The Shortwave Report is a weekly review of global news stories recorded via shortwave radio.
This Way Out is an award-winning nationally syndicated show that gives voice to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender movement. Fighting for LGBT equality and rights since 1988, the program shows no signs of slowing down!
Tomorrow Your Heart features girl groups and female-fronted music from the 1960s.
DJ Vee brings you an eclectic selection of fresh beats—electronic, downtempo, bass, soul, and dub.
Woodsongs is a syndicated multimedia celebration of grassroots Americana music, exploring folk, bluegrass, songwriting, new artists, literature, worldwide radio, television, and concerts.
DJ Dennis brings you an array of reggae sounds from around the world.