Programs

A Constant Grin

Live Friday 2-2:30pm
Replays Monday 9-9:30pm, Tuesday 10-10:30am, Friday 8-8:30pm

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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 those na

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.

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.

Album of the Week

Replays Wednesday 1-2pm, Thursday 6-7pm

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A weekly rotating crew of merry pranksters gives you extended gut-busting awesomeness with in-depth examinations of entire albums.  Remember those artisitic statements?  No, not singles or one track, but groups of songs that capture a period of time in a musician's or band's life.   

Alternative Radio

Replays Monday 11am-12pm, Wednesday 5-6pm

Established in 1986, Alternative Radio, "Audio Energy for Democracy," is a weekly one-hour public affairs program providing information, analyses, and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media. AR is carried by more than 175 radio stations and heard by millions of listeners. Our headquarters, with three paid staff, are located in Boulder, Colorado.

Antiwar Radio

Replays Wednesday 12-12:30pm

Highlighted interviews from the daily radio show hosted by antiwar/anti-empire journalist Scott Horton.

Art of the Song

Replays Sunday 12-1pm

Music and interviews exploring inspiration and creativity through songwriting and other art forms. This program is not just for songwriters and musicians; its intent is to inspire listeners to find and express their unique creative voices in writing and visual arts as well.

Between the Lines

Replays Monday 8:30-9am

A weekly syndicated half-hour news magazine featuring progressive perspectives on national and international political, economic, and social issues. Because BTL is independent of all publications, media networks, or political parties, the program is able to bring a diversity of voices to the airwaves. This award-winning program provides a platform for individuals and organizations generally ignored or marginalized in corporate media.

Big Picture Science

Replays Monday 5-5:30pm, Tuesday 11-11:30am, Wednesday 12:30-1pm

A program that engages the public with modern science research through lively and intelligent storytelling, BPS takes on big questions by interviewing leading researchers and weaving together their stories of discovery in a clever, off-kilter narrative style. Science radio doesn’t have to be dull; the only dry thing about our program is the humor.

Bioneers

Replays Thursday 11:30am-12pm

Bringing bold innovators with breakthrough solutions to the airwaves, Bioneers, "Revolution from the Heart of Nature," airs in more than 250 cities in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Ireland and is free to all stations, distributed by WFMT Radio Network.

Building Ideas

Live Tuesday 4-5pm
Replays Friday 11am-12pm

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Building ideas in concert with you, Mother Nature, Davis, and surrounding areas--Australia to the moon! Your idea, our show, simple/unique questions in relation to an idea, construction, and life. We are stronger together, proactively piecing it together, so join us in figuring out a thing or two.

Chambers Street Theatre

Live Thursday 11-11:30am
Replays Wednesday 11-11:30am, Sunday 3:30-4pm

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Hear amazing stories from the Golden State, from way back when in the language from way back when, with some stories written by the reader herself! Sit back and enjoy.

Davisville

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

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An interview show about people, issues, subjects, and events involving Davis, California.

Democracy Now!

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

A daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, airing on over 700 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the U.S.

Dirt on Davis

Replays Tuesday 11:30-11:35am

News from the Davis Senior High School journalism class.

Dr. Paul's Classics

Live Tuesday 1-3pm
Replays Sunday 7:30-9:30am

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Selections from the classical repertoire with commentary about the pieces, their composers, and their historical context.

Duniya Dur Darshan

Live Friday 6-7pm
Replays Tuesday 10-11pm

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Host CharSoVeese presents a musical journey through Bollywood, from the Golden Age to the modern day, along with some interesting detours through Indian classical, hip-hop, Bhangra, pop, and world music!

E-Town

Replays Thursday 10-11am, Saturday 11pm-Sunday 12am

Taped in front of a live audience in Boulder, Colorado, featuring performances from many of today's top musical artists, as well as conversation and information about our communities and our environment.

Electric Compost Heap

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

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Dug 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.

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

Golden Road

Live Saturday 2-4pm
Replays Thursday 9-11pm, Sunday 7-9pm

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On the air here at KDRT since February of 2007, The Golden Road takes listeners on the musical adventures of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, and many of the other fine musicians from Northern California and occasionally other geographic regions around the country. The focus of most Golden Road broadcasts are recordings captured live from many of the approximately 2350 shows performed by the Grateful Dead, and plenty of Jerry Garcia's solo work with his own electric band along with his masterful excursions in the acoustic music world.

How She Really Does It

Live Friday 10-11am
Replays Monday 7:30-8:30am

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A program for women about women, covering a variety of topics, including balancing work and family, financial issues, career, building businesses, parenting, education, religion, and youth sports. This talk show is meant to inspire, empower, entertain, and be a resource for women.

Jazz After Dark

Live Tuesday 8-9pm
Replays Monday 6-7pm, Saturday 9-10pm

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20th-century jazz--each show featuring instrumental and vocal jazz, usually presented in historical sequence. Occasionally contemporary, sometimes much older selections, lots from the 1940s to the 1980s. Some big band and swing, lots of cool jazz and West Coast, some fusion, a little bebop. Usually some boogie woogie, blues, bossa nova. Always something by Ella.

Listening Lyrics

Live Friday 4-5pm
Replays Monday 7-8pm, Tuesday 12-1pm, Saturday 4-5pm

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Each one-hour show centers around a theme and plays music to contribute to the theme, or features interviews with local artists to hear their music and/or listen to music that might have inspired them.

Live Tracks

Live Thursday 7-9pm
Replays Monday 1-3pm, Sunday 9-11pm

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Live Tracks frequently features performances from local musicians recorded and mixed by the show's host, Jim Buchanan. This show also highlights CDs and vinyl from live musical performances ranging widely from early 60's rock to rock-a-billy, and from blues to bluegrass recorded at a variety of venues.

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Lively Up Yourself!

Live Wednesday 2-3pm
Replays Monday 10-11am, Tuesday 11pm-Wednesday 12am, Sunday 6-7pm

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A show dedicated to exposing listeners to the history, culture, and varieties of reggae music. There will periodically be guest DJs and musicians on the show sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge of reggae. Tune in to learn about upcoming events in the area, information about local artists, and how reggae music has influenced other musical genres. One good thing about music: When it hits, you feel no pain.

Making Contact

Replays Tuesday 8:30-9am

"Making Contact is 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. 

Na Mele O Hawai'i

Live Wednesday 3-4pm
Replays Tuesday 7:30-8:30am, Friday 3-4pm, Saturday 11am-12pm, Sunday 9:30-10:30am

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Featuring the music of Hawaii, from early icons of island music to today's innovators, exploring styles, the history of the music, and revered songs and performers.

Outta Style

Live Friday 8:30-9pm
Replays Monday 9:30-10pm, Tuesday 10:30-11am, Friday 2:30-3pm, Sunday 10:30-11am

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A bit of musical mayhem.

Pizza Heist

Live Thursday 2-3pm
Replays Wednesday 10-11pm

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An hour of chiptune, pixels, and red sauce. Chiptune is a style of music influenced by the vintage video game consoles of yore. If you need some more adventure in your day, tune in. Stay heisty.

Rocket Radio

Live Tuesday 5:30-6pm
Replays Monday 12-12:30pm

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

Sea Change

Replays Thursday 8:30-9am

The primary project of Sea Change Media, a weekly show covering the shifts to social, environmental, and economic sustainability. Sea Change Radio is nationally syndicated and podcast globally. Launched in January 2009, the show evolved from Corporate Watchdog Radio, founded by Bill Baue and Sanford Lewis in 2005. Francesca Rheannon joined the CWR team in 2007 as Lewis phased out. Alex Wise took over as host and executive producer in May 2010.

Shortwave Report

Replays Tuesday 5-5:30pm, Friday 8:30-9am

A 30-minute review of news stories recorded from a shortwave radio. Times and frequencies for English-language programs are included to encourage you to listen on your own. It's easy.

That's Life

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

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Sometimes interviews with local folks. It might be about work, or life choices, or philosophy, or history. Sometimes birding, or art, or other passions. Or about local activities, groups, or events.  It's rarely about politics, and it never includes shouting! When there's no guest, it's laid-back music.  Oldies or Hawaiian or Mom's 1940s songs--whatever feels right that day.

If you have a suggestion for a guest or topic, feel free to phone me at 758-5058 (8am-8pm).

The Awesome Patrol Show

Live Friday 5-6pm
Replays Wednesday 9-10pm

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Happy Hour Friday jams with The Awesome Patrol Show (TAPS). Hosts Danny and Sara drone on about bands they like, think everyone should hear, or are performing in a venue nearby, perhaps, maybe if you're lucky or something. Cheers!

The Grapevine

Live Wednesday 6-7pm
Replays Monday 3-4pm, Friday 7:30-8:30am, Saturday 8-9pm

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The best of Motown, classic R & B, soul, the blues now and then, and other sounds that move the spirit.

This Way Out

Replays Tuesday 11:35am-12pm, Thursday 5-5:30pm

Twenty-two years' experience fighting for LGBT equality on radio, produced by a a team of producers, reporters, and hosts, This Way Out is an award-winning internationally distributed weekly LGBT radio program.

Through the Looking Glass

Live Thursday 4-5pm
Replays Monday 4-5pm

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Focusing on the inside and the outside elements impacting our lives and our well-being, with alternating hosts:

Dr. G offers a closer look inside ourselves and presents tips and fresh perspectives on how to deal effectively and compassionately with the people in our lives.  

Judith adds elements of local events, views, guests, and other factors that play a part in our approach to daily life.

Tomorrow Your Heart

Replays Tuesday 9-10pm, Friday 7-8pm

A weekly radio program featuring girl groups and female-fronted music from the 1960s.

Woodsongs

Replays Saturday 10-11am, Saturday 10-11pm, Sunday 11am-12pm

A worldwide multimedia celebration of grassroots, Americana music exploring folk, bluegrass, songwriting, new artists, literature, worldwide radio, television, and concerts.