Programs

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Bioneers

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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.”

Replays Thursday 8:30-9am

Celtic Songlines

Celtic Songlines, Celtic, Celtic music, Irish music, Scottish music

Celtic Songlines celebrates the music, stories and traditions of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and other Celtic lands.

Tune in live on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon at KDRT 95.7FM, stream at kdrt.org, or subscribe to the Celtic Songlines podcast on Apple podcasts. The program replays on KDRT each Wednesday 1-2 p.m., Thursday 6-7 p.m., Sunday 4-5 p.m.

Live Tuesday 11am-12pm
Replays Wednesday 1-2pm, Thursday 6-7pm, Sunday 4-5pm

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, Saturday 6-7pm
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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 Wednesday 5-6pm, Thursday 9-10pm

Davisville

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Davis has interesting people, ideas, connections, and events. On Davisville, host Bill Buchanan presents stories that have some connection to Davis. The program has won eight Excellence in Journalism awards from the San Francisco Press Club.

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

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

E-Town

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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

Education Beat

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KDRT is proud to air EdSource’s new show, Education Beat: Getting to the heart of California schools.

From EdSource: 

"Join us each week as we cover everything from preschool to college, bringing you the personal stories behind the headlines.   We want you to hear the voices that are too often drowned out in the broader conversation: parents, teachers, and the students themselves."

 

Replays Monday 8:10-8:30am, Tuesday 12:10-12:30pm

Exploration with Michio Kaku

Dr. Kaku

An hour long radio program on science, technology, politics, and the environment. Topics covered include black holes, time travel, higher dimensions, string theory, wormholes, search for extra-terrestial life, dark matter and dark energy, the future of space travel, genetic engineering, the aging process, the future of medicine, the human body shop, artificial intelligence, the future of computers and robots, as well as topics from science fiction.

Hosted by Michio Kaku.

Replays Wednesday 8-9am

Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart KDRT program Davis California

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
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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 Sunday 1-2pm

Live Tracks

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 Live Tracks features a wide range of music, from early '60s rock and rockabilly, to folk, blues, bluegrass, jazz and beyond. The program frequently airs songs from local performances recorded here in Davis. Live Tracks began broadcasting on KDRT on Sept. 30, 2004, and has produced 636 unique programs as of November 2021.  [To be honest, Live Tracks is rather odd.  Just sayin'...]

Live Thursday 7-9pm
Replays Monday 1-3pm, Saturday 9-11pm
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Loafer's Glory

Loafer's Glory

Loafer's Glory -  "A Hobo Jungle Of The Mind"

KDRT-LP is proud to bring our listeners reairings of "Loafer's Glory," a show featuring legendary folk singer Bruce "Utah" Phillips orginally recorded at KVMR in Nevada City, and now being brought back to audiences everywhere by Duncan Phillips.

Replays Monday 6-7pm, Sunday 10-11am

Lord Blood-Rah's Nerve Wracking Auditorium

Lord Blood-Rah, host of the syndicated TV series Lord Blood-Rah's Nerve Wrackin' Theatre, invades your mind with old time radio horror and science fiction episodes best heard in the dark!    Join us every Saturday night at 11:30pm for vintage audio chills and thrills!     Stock music provided by Walperion_Music, from Pond5.

Live Saturday 11:30pm-Sunday 12am

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 kdrtmeraki@gmail.com.

 

Live Tuesday 12:30-1pm
Replays Friday 8-8:30am
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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
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Reaper Radio

Join The Alchemist as he is raised from the dead, every Friday from 10 to Midnight PST on kdrt.org, 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, Rising Up with Sonali is made possible by Pacifica station KPFK. The radio version is available to Pacifica affiliate stations, which includes KDRT-LP.

Replays Monday 7-8am, Tuesday 7-8am, Wednesday 7-8am, Thursday 7-8am, Friday 7-8am

Roots, Shoots and Leaves

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Roots, Shoots and Leaves - 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. 

Live Tuesday 6-8pm
Replays Saturday 12-2pm

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 4-6pm
Replays Friday 10am-12pm, Saturday 2-4pm
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That's Life

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Lois Richter’s format for That’s Life is mostly 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 to golden oldies rock 'n' roll -- but mostly we just talk.

If you want to suggest a topic for discussion or a person to interview, text Lois or leave a message in the comments here.

Live Thursday 11am-12pm
Replays Saturday 7-8am
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The Awesome Patrol Show

JOY Gentle Friends!!

Catch me FRIDAY afternoons {yay! Again!!} LIVE @ 2:30pm for your weekly installment of The Awesome Patrol Show - an hour of fresh tunes to wrap-up the week.

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.  And on the last FRIDAY of each month, TAPS will be serving up 90 mins of booty-shaking HOUSE Vibes! #ShakeShakeFantastic!!!

Live Friday 2:30-4pm
Replays Monday 9:30-11pm, Sunday 7:30-9pm
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The Chicken Years

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This is a continuation of the radio show, The Chicken Years , which aired from 1995 until 2018 on KDVS 90.3 FM in Davis, California.

The show highlights the diversity, history and enjoyment of punk music and culture. 

Send music to  Mick PO Box 73531 Davis Ca 95617

The Hotline (530)554-1384 Leave a message and don’t forget to tell us what you had for dinner!

Replays Wednesday 11pm-Thursday 12am

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, Thursday 3-4pm

The News Cycle

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The Davis Senior High School's Blue Devil Hub and the Davis Enterprise produce this weekly podcast for the Davis community. The podcast dives into issues relevant to students and residents. You can find the show at bluedevilhub.com or wherever you get your podcasts. It is broadcast on 95.7 KDRT at 8 AM on Mondays and noon on Tuesdays.

Replays Monday 8-8:10am, Tuesday 12-12:10pm
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The Wild Fox Party

WILD FOX RADIO 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 Wednesday 2-3pm, Sunday 2-3pm

Timeout Radio

The award-winning youth radio show and podcast, Timeout Radio, covers a range of topics of interest to teens. Broadcasting from Davis, California, the show has a mix of in-depth reporting, interviews, music, and a place of the week. Inquisitive teens interested in sports, travel, and learning about the world will enjoy getting to know host Rohan and his fascinating line-up of insightful guests.

Replays Tuesday 5:30-6pm, Saturday 8-8:30am
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Twang Thang

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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 8-10pm
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