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Big Picture Science

Big Picture Science KDRT

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. 

Replays Wednesday 1-2pm, Wednesday 10-11pm

Celtic Songlines

Celtic Songlines

Each week on Celtic Songlines, join host David A. Reynolds and explore the timeless sound of traditional, ancient and contemporary music from around the Celtic world, featuring artists celebrating the traditions of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England and other Celtic lands.


Tune in at KDRT 95.7 fm or stream at Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to Noon with replay Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Live Tuesday 11am-12pm
Replays Wednesday 6-7pm

Chambers Street Theatre

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.

Live Thursday 11-11:30am
Replays Saturday 11:30pm-Sunday 12am

COVID-19 Community Report

In a time of physical distancing, access to local news and information is more important than ever. Join Host Autumn Labbe-Renault live Tuesdays from 12-12:30. On the air since March 17, 2020,  Autumn's been interviewing public health representatives, elected officials, community activists, nonprofit leaders, teachers and more.  The information, resources, and strategies around COVID-19 are ever changing, and hearing from decision makers and community members in this moment is powerful.

Live Tuesday 12-12:30pm
Replays Tuesday 5-5:30pm, Friday 12-12:30pm

Cowboy Tracks

Join Nancy around the campfire to hear authentic western music and cowboy poetry. Something deep in your soul will resonate to stories from the early wranglers, Mexican vaqueros, old West adventurers, Silver Screen buckaroos, contemporary real cowboys, and all who appreciate wide open spaces, freedom, and the western lifestyle.


Live Friday 1-2pm
Replays Monday 7-8pm

Davis Music Connections

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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. Up-and-coming local artists are covered by Listening Lyrics with Pieter Pastoor. The local and visiting musicians  are captured by Jim Buchanan on Live Tracks. On Davis Music Connections, we play past Davis bands of note and those that are touring, taking a little bit of Davis to the rest of the world. We also bring you a taste of world-reknowned artists who have appeared or will appear at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, especially the jazz performers due to your host's lifelong love of jazz and Latin music.

Live Tuesday 3-4pm
Replays Monday 6-7pm, Wednesday 9-10pm, Thursday 7-8am, Sunday 11am-12pm


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Davis is full of interesting people, ideas, connections, and events. On Davisville, host Bill Buchanan presents stories from in and around town that involve the Davis community. The show is a three-time winner of Journalistic Excellence awards from the San Francisco Press Club.

Live Monday 5:30-6pm
Replays Friday 12:30-1pm, Saturday 8:30-9am, Sunday 12:30-1pm

Democracy Now!

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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.

Replays Monday 9-10am, Tuesday 9-10am, Wednesday 9-10am, Thursday 9-10am, Friday 9-10am


eTown KDRT

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.

Replays Wednesday 11am-12pm, Sunday 11pm-Monday 12am

Heart to Heart

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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.

Live Wednesday 12-1pm
Replays Saturday 7-8am

Listening Lyrics

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Welcome to an hour of LISTENING LYRICS. Right here on KDRT 95.7FM in Davis, California. Listening Lyrics is a genre free zone - we feature the artist. What makes them do their thing. Listen to the hope and satisfaction in their voices. Listen to what only commercial free community radio can bring you. Close your eyes - open your ears - relax your mind. Join host Pieter Pastoor and co-host Jeanne Pastoor. Now lets enter, the mother of all that is music and lyrics and the human capability of producing art.
Live Friday 4-5pm
Replays Monday 7-8am, Sunday 9-10pm

Live Tracks

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Live Tracks highlights a wide range of live musical performances, from early 60s rock to modern rockabilly, from blues to bluegrass.  The program frequently features local performances recorded and mixed here in Davis by host Jim Buchanan.

Live Thursday 7:30-9:30pm
Replays Monday 1-3pm, Saturday 9-11pm

Meraki Radio

Meraki  [may-rah-kee] (adjective) This is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put "something of yourself" into what you're doing, whatever it may be.

Meraki Radio tries to live up to the definition of this interesting word. Anyone who wants to get behind the mic and talk about meraki in their own life-- whether it be professional, historical, artistic, scientific, prolific or otherwise is encouraged to contact the show at


Live Tuesday 12:30-1pm
Replays Tuesday 5:30-6pm, Thursday 2-2:30pm

Praise Time with Preacher

Praise Time with Preacher

The word "gospel" is derived for the old Anglo-Saxon word meaning “good message” or “good news." Host Preacher believes gospel music is powerful, whether the listener is or is not Christian--that everyone can enjoy listening to gospel because it is uplifting and inspiring, sung with passion and belief from the artist, touching all who hear it in a good and heartfelt way. The aim of the show is to help listeners find what Preacher believes lives in everyone: a good spirit that drives us to be the best we can be.

Live Tuesday 4-5pm
Replays Friday 6-7pm, Sunday 7-8am

Reaper Radio

Join The Alchemist as he is raised from the dead, every Friday from 10 to Midnight PST on, 95.7 FM, and the whispering wind. Conjuring the lost souls of horrendous, hideous, heavy metal tracks to bleed the ears. The Alchemist blends scaring guitars, thundering drums, bludgeoning bass, and silent screams into a vortex of black doom, extreme thrash, and technical classic metal music. Hell awaits!

Live Friday 10pm-Saturday 12am

Rising Up

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Rising Up,  with Sonali Kolhatkar, is an all-women run Radio and Television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. The radio program airs on Pacifica stations KPFA and KPFK, and several affiliate stations.

Broadcasting from Los Angeles, California, Rising Up with Sonali is made possible by Pacifica station KPFK and the radio version is available to Pacifica affiliate stations.   KDRT-LP is a Pacifica Affiliate station.



Replays Monday 8-9am, Tuesday 8-9am, Wednesday 8-9am, Thursday 8-9am, Friday 8-9am

Silver Nine Volt Heart

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Join your host Rodriguez as he swings the gate wide open for a cool musical trip featuring sounds from all points of the compass.  Being mindful that "everything connects to everything else," on Silver Nine Volt Heart  you will find the many colorful threads that make up the tapestry of recorded sound...just click it on and let the music start. 

Live Thursday 5-7pm
Replays Friday 10am-12pm, Saturday 2-4pm

Tales of the Resistance

The legendary San Francisco Mime Troupe presents:

Tales of the resistance- an original radio serial!

Featuring 9 parts in four distinct genres that will run bi-weekly throughout the summer!

​Four different story lines – told in the style of detective noir, adventure, horror, sci-fi – will culminate in a finale where all the narratives converge. The show will be in their signature style which includes – political comedy, biting satire, and catchy original music.

Replays Thursday 11:30pm-Friday 12am

That's Life

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Host Lois Richter’s That’s Life format is mosty interviews. Recurring topics include Davis activities and groups; work and life choices; philosophy and theory; plus birding, cooking, art, and other passions. Lois occasionally breaks into music -- from ballads to the slack key sounds of Hawaii -- but mostly it's just talk.

If you want to suggestion a topic for discussion or a person to interview, text Lois at 530-902-0209 or leave a message in the comments here.

Live Thursday 1-2pm
Replays Sunday 2-3pm

The Awesome Patrol Show

JOY Gentle Friends!! Catch me FRIDAY afternoons {yay! Again!!} LIVE @ 3pm for your weekly installment of The Awesome Patrol Show - an hour of fresh tunes to wrap the week up. Think of it like a song "flight" of awesome sounds, ideas & feels ! I create the sets to feel reminiscent of old school mix-tapes, something I’ve never stopped making since I got my first double-tape deck in Jr.High. Enjoy // InJOY a weekly mix for you, me & our commUNITY!! TAPS Mantra: Jams up, Windows down!!
Live Friday 2:30-4pm
Replays Monday 9:30-11pm, Sunday 7:30-9pm

The Folk Brothers

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.

Live Wednesday 10-11am
Replays Monday 3-4pm, Saturday 6-7pm

The Music Library with Dewey Decimal

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The Music Library with your host Dewey Decimal is pretty much self-explanatory.     Dewey plays music for you from a library of music.   In addition, he'll inform you of the specifics of the musical track:  typically the title, song, album, and sometimes the record label and year released.    All helpful information for the casual listener.

Replays Tuesday 11pm-Wednesday 12am

The Wild Fox Party


Tune in for a wide variety of roots music, including doo-wop, gospel, jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll, Latin, African, and hillbilly/country bluegrass, from the early 1920s to contemporary times. The Wild Fox Party focuses on vocal groups , small-group ensembles, and outstanding vocalists and instrumentalists who never or hardly ever get heard. The music provides a forum for learning about history and diverse cultures, and it does so through the exposure of music as art highlighting points in time that will last forever via the medium of audio recordings.

Live Tuesday 10-11am
Replays Monday 8-9pm, Wednesday 7-8am, Sunday 3-4pm

Timeout Radio

Rohan loves sports, science, geography, travel, and learning about the world. In this show he covers all these topics and recreational activities of interest to Davis youth. The program includes a mix of interviews, music, information, and news updates.

Replays Friday 5-5:30pm, Sunday 12-12:30pm

Twang Thang


Twang Thang features outlaw country old and new, featuring the folks who sowed the harder-edged musical seeds for what we today call Americana, as well as the newer artists who continue the tunes and outlaw ethos forward. George Jones, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Lucinda Willimans, Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakum, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Billie Jo Shaver...Americana music didn't just show up one day; it has deep and varied country music roots. Twang Thang explores both the originators and the newcomers, checking out a bunch of the music that happened along the way.

Live Sunday 8-10am
Replays Monday 10am-12pm, Wednesday 2-4pm